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  1. 'Fat Letters' and the Childhood Obesity Debate

    By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Aug. 21 (HealthDay News) -- If their kids are frequently tardy, truant or failing to turn in homework, parents of U.S. schoolchildren expect to be notified. And in some districts, they might be contacted about yet another chronic problem: obesity. The "fat

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  2. Kids With Type 1 Diabetes: Insulin Pumps Better?

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Aug. 19 (HealthDay News) -- Devices called insulin pumps may work better at controlling blood sugar in children with type 1 diabetes than insulin injections, a new study finds. They might also cause fewer complications, the Australian researchers said. "Th

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  3. Plastics Chemicals May Boost Kids' Obesity Risk

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Aug. 19 (HealthDay News) -- Chemicals used in plastic food wraps and containers could be contributing to childhood diabetes and obesity, two new studies claim. One study links phthalates to increased insulin resistance in children, while another associat

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  4. Kindergartners' Soda Intake Linked to Aggression in Study

    By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Aug. 16 (HealthDay News) -- Five-year-olds who drink soda every day may have more behavior problems than kids with soda-free diets, a new study of U.S. children suggests. After looking at nearly 3,000 urban families, the researchers found that 5-year-olds' sc

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  5. Childhood Tummy Aches May Be Tied to Adult Anxiety

    By Denise Mann HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Aug. 12 (HealthDay News) -- Stomach pain is a common childhood complaint, and now a new study suggests it may place some kids at higher risk for anxiety disorders or depression as adults. The researchers compared 332 young adults, aged around 20, who had abd

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  6. Many Kids With Asthma Live With Secondhand Smoke

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Aug. 8 (HealthDay News) -- Children with asthma who are exposed to secondhand smoke have more severe symptoms and more frequent outbreaks than other kids with asthma. Yet despite these health hazards, the rate of asthmatic children who regularly breath

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  7. Childhood Obesity Rates Drop Slightly: CDC

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Aug. 6 (HealthDay News) -- There was a small but sure sign Tuesday that the fight against childhood obesity may yet be won: A new government report found that obesity rates among low-income preschoolers had declined slightly in at least 19 states. After

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  8. Sugary Drinks Tied to Preschoolers' Extra Pounds

    By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Aug. 5 (HealthDay News) -- Preschool children who regularly have sugary drinks tend to pack on more pounds than other youngsters, a large study of U.S. children suggests. Researchers found that among the 2- to 5-year-olds they followed, those who routinely ha

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  9. More Kids May Be at Risk for High Blood Pressure

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, July 15 (HealthDay News) -- The risk for high blood pressure in American teens and children increased 27 percent over 13 years, a new study finds, as waistlines thickened and kids consumed more salt in their diets. "High blood pressure is the predominant

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  10. 5 Things Kids Should Tell Their Asthma Doctor

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, July 10 (HealthDay News) -- Children, not their parents, should do most of the talking about their asthma symptoms when seeing an allergist, according to a new study. Researchers looked at about 80 children with asthma and their parents. Although parent

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