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    1. Tonsillectomy for Sleep Apnea Risky for Some Kids

      By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Sept. 21, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Children who have their tonsils removed to treat sleep apnea are more likely to suffer breathing complications than kids who have the procedure for other reasons, a new review shows. Researchers found that across 23 studies,

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    2. Hand Sanitizers Poisoning More Kids

      Sept. 15, 2015 -- Poison center officials are warning parents and school officials about a troubling trend -- small children becoming intoxicated after drinking alcohol-based hand sanitizer. “A doctor called us about a week and a half ago about two cases he saw the same day at the ER,” says Gaylord

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    3. Can More Outside Time Help Kids' Eyesight?

      TUESDAY, Sept. 15, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- More time outdoors may reduce the odds your young child will need eyeglasses, new research from China suggests. In a three-year study, adding 40 minutes of outdoor activities daily was associated with lower rates of nearsightedness among school-aged Chines

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    4. Home Pesticide Use Tied to Child Cancer Risk

      By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Sept. 14, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Children exposed to insecticides at home may have a slightly increased risk of developing leukemia or lymphoma, a new review finds. The analysis, of 16 studies done since the 1990s, found that children exposed to indoor inse

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    5. One-Third of Kids With ADHD Diagnosed Before Age 6

      By Tara Haelle HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Sept. 3, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Almost a third of U.S. children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) were diagnosed before the age of 6, even though there aren't many valid tests to support diagnosis in children that young, a new federal

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    6. Smartphones, Tablets May Lower Kids' Sleep Hormone

      By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Sept. 2, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- New research offers a compelling reason for parents to ban smartphones, tablets and laptops in their children's bedrooms at night: The bright light of these devices may lower levels of melatonin, a hormone that prompts sle

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    7. 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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    8. 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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    9. 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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    10. 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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