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    1. Schools Start Too Early for Kids to Sleep Enough

      By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Aug. 6, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Five out of six middle and high schools in the United States start the day too early, which keeps students from getting the sleep they need, a new government report finds. Middle and high schools should aim for a start

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    2. Brain Scans Show Benefits of Reading to Kids

      By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Aug. 5, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Brain scans reveal that preschoolers whose parents read to them regularly show more activity in key areas of their brains. Reading to young children is well known to have benefits, including better language skills. And expe

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    3. FAQ: Kids and Picky Eating

      Aug. 3, 2015 -- Children's picky eating, often dismissed by parents and doctors as just a phase, can sometimes signal more serious issues such as anxiety or depression. "It's not necessarily something that goes away for all kids," says William Copeland, PhD, associate professor of psychiatry at Duke

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    4. FDA Approves First Pill Made by 3D Printing

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Aug. 4, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The age of 3D printing has come to the drug industry, with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Monday approving the first pill made with the technology. The agency approved the prescription drug Spritam (levetiracetam

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    5. Head Injury and Long-Term Attention Issues in Kids

      By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Aug. 3, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Children who suffer even mild brain injuries may experience momentary lapses in attention long after their accident, new research finds. The study of 6- to 13-year-olds found these attention lapses led to lower behavior a

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    6. Could Antibiotics Up Juvenile Arthritis Risk?

      By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, July 20, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Here's yet another reason not to overuse antibiotics: Children treated with the antibacterial drugs may face a greater risk for developing juvenile arthritis, new research suggests. The study found that children and teens pre

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    7. Pesticide Chemicals, Brain Issues in Kids Linked?

      July 13, 2015 -- Pyrethroids are chemicals commonly used in products aimed at killing insects, head lice, and fleas on pets. They were created to replace now-banned chemicals in insecticides and other products.  But new research is raising questions about their safety as well, linking them to brain

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    8. Asbestos Found in Kids' Crayons, Toy Kits: Report

      By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, July 8, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Asbestos fibers have been found in crayons and other toys sold in the United States, according to a new report from an environmental health advocacy group. The fibers were found in four brands of crayons and two children's

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    9. Cost Hinders Better Diets for Kids with Diabetes

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, July 8, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Higher cost is one reason it is difficult for many parents of children with type 1 diabetes to provide their youngsters with a healthy diet, a small study finds. The study included 23 families in northeastern Kansas and

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    10. Anti-Vaccine Parents Shunning Infant Vitamin Shot

      By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, July 6, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- With the recent U.S. measles outbreak, the issue of vaccine refusal has received growing scrutiny. Now doctors are calling attention to a similar problem: Some parents are shunning the vitamin K shot routinely given to newborn

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