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    1. Many Parents Unaware of E-Cig Dangers to Kids

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Aug. 28, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Many parents don't understand that the liquid nicotine used in electronic cigarettes poses a serious danger to young children, a new survey indicates. The liquid nicotine used in e-cigarettes is often fruit-flavored, which

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    2. Even Short Bouts of Activity May Help Kids' Health

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Aug. 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Even brief spurts of exercise may benefit children, researchers report. Their study of 28 healthy, normal-weight children found that doing three minutes of moderate-intensity walking every half hour over three hours of s

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    3. Most Kids Get Vaccines, Despite Resistance Pockets

      By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Aug. 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- More than nine out of 10 U.S. children entered kindergarten last school year protected with the proper immunizations, federal health officials reported Thursday. But, vaccination rates continue to lag in a number of st

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    4. Pot and the Developing Brain: Mixed Findings

      By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Aug. 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Marijuana's potential effect on brain structure remains a subject of intense scientific scrutiny, but mixed results have emerged from two of the latest studies on the topic. Researchers in one study have concluded tha

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    5. Many Kids Tossing Fruits, Veggies in Trash Since New U.S. School Lunch Rules

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Aug. 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- More fruits and vegetables ended up in the garbage after the U.S. government introduced a rule requiring fruits and vegetables to be included with school lunches, a new study finds. What's more, the amount of fruits and

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    6. U.S. Kids Growing Fatter Than Canadian Kids

      By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Aug. 25, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- American kids have a harder time controlling their weight than their counterparts to the north, a new U.S. study indicates. About 17.5 percent of U.S. kids aged 3 to 19 are obese, compared with 13 percent of Canadian ch

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    7. Many Parents Put 'Food Pressure' on Their Kids

      By Randy Dotinga HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Aug. 25, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- New research finds that parents of overweight kids are more likely to restrict their children's food intake -- a potentially bad idea -- if they themselves are carrying extra pounds. By contrast, mothers and fathers are m

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    8. CT Scan Use in Kids Fell Over Past Decade

      By Tara Haelle HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Aug. 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Children are receiving fewer CT scans now than a decade ago, dovetailing with a move to radiation-free MRI scans and ultrasounds, a recent study shows. Though several reasons might explain the shift, the study's lead author,

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    9. Low Blood Sugar at Birth Linked to Test Scores

      By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Aug. 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Children who experience a brief drop in blood sugar right after birth may have a harder time with reading and math when they go to school, a new study suggests. The study, of nearly 1,400 fourth-graders, found that kids who h

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    10. NFL Study Suggests Preteen Football May Harm Brain

      By Emily Willingham HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Aug. 21, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Playing tackle football before the age of 12 may be linked to brain changes seen in pro football players who developed memory and thinking problems later in life, new research suggests. "It makes sense that children, wh

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