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  1. Tiny Batteries a Rising Risk for Children

    Aug. 30, 2012 -- Children and batteries are a dangerous and increasingly common combination, according to a new CDC report. In 1998, while battery-related injuries sent 1,900 children to the emergency room, 4,800 cases were reported in 2010. Overall, more than 40,000 children were admitted to ERs na

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  2. Only Children More Likely to Be Overweight

    Aug. 30, 2012 -- Only children may be as much as 50% more likely to be overweight than kids who have siblings, a new study suggests. Even if there is more than one child in the family, the longer the age gaps between siblings, the greater the risk that the first born will be overweight. These findin

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  3. Gallstones in Kids, Teens Linked to Obesity

    Aug. 24, 2012 -- More and more children are being treated for gallstones, and the obesity epidemic may play a role. In a new study, obese children and teens were at least twice as likely to have gallstones as those whose weight was normal or underweight -- and the risk was nearly three to eight time

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  4. Are Kindergarten Kids Getting Their Vaccines?

    Aug. 23, 2012 -- Most kindergartners are up to date with their vaccines, but federal immunization goals nevertheless remain unmet, the CDC says. According to a CDC report, the average number of kids who have been vaccinated for measles, mumps, and rubella is 94.8%. Health officials have set their ta

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  5. Father’s Age Linked to Autism

    Aug. 22, 2012 -- The father’s age may matter more than the mother’s when it comes to the risk of some disorders like autism in children.  A new study shows the number of “de novo” or new genetic mutations passed to children increases with every year of the father’s age at the time of conception. And

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  6. FDA: Codeine May Be Risky for Kids After Surgery

    Aug. 15, 2012 -- The FDA today issued a warning about the risks of prescription pain relievers with codeine in children. The drugs are often given to treat pain after surgery to remove the tonsils or adenoids. The FDA codeine warning comes after three children died and one had a life-threatening rea

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  7. School Food Laws Help Kids Lose Weight

    Aug. 13, 2012 -- As children get ready to head back to school, a new study shows that state laws about foods sold at schools may affect kids' weight. The study, published in Pediatrics, shows that children are less likely to become or remain overweight if they live in states that have laws limiting

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  8. Snoring Tots May Be at Risk for Behavior Problems

    Aug. 13, 2012 -- Preschool-aged kids who snore loudly on a regular basis may be at a greater risk for behavioral problems, a study shows. The behavioral issues include hyperactivity, attention problems, and depression. The study is published in Pediatrics. In the study, 9% of 249 children snored lou

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  9. Asthma Drug Helps Kids Avoid Sleep Apnea Surgery?

    Aug. 7, 2012 -- A new study suggests that a common asthma drug may be able to help children with sleep apnea avoid surgery. Children with obstructive sleep apnea may be tired by day, have trouble paying attention in school, and have other behavioral problems because they are not getting enough quali

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  10. Few U.S. Kids Using Correct Car Safety Restraints

    Aug. 7, 2012 -- When children are passengers in cars, trucks, and vans, low numbers of them are using car safety restraints appropriate for their age group, a new study shows. Researchers also found that many youngsters may be at an increased risk of injury during a motor vehicle accident because th

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