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  1. Kids' Checkups Should Include Depression Test: Docs

    By Serena Gordon HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Feb. 24, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Doctors should test middle school-age children for high cholesterol and start screening for depression at age 11, according to updated guidelines from a leading group of U.S. pediatricians. Doctors should also test older t

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  2. Polio-Like Illness Strikes Kids in California

    By Barbara Bronson Gray HealthDay Reporter SUNDAY, Feb. 23, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A rare "polio-like syndrome" has caused paralysis in about 20 children from across California, according to a report released Sunday by physicians in the San Francisco Bay Area. The children, who are between the age

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  3. Child Vaccine Exemptions: States Getting Stricter?

    By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Feb. 11, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Legislative skirmishes over childhood vaccines are still happening in many states, but there are signs of a shift in the United States toward limiting "personal belief" exemptions, a new study finds. All states require child

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  4. U.S. Teens Eat Too Much Salt, Hiking Obesity Risk

    By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Feb. 3, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- American teens are taking in as much dietary salt as adults, far exceeding guidelines on healthy limits for daily consumption, new research warns. The investigation tracked the week-long eating habits of more than 760 black an

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  5. Stocking Epinephrine in Schools Might Save Lives

    By Jenifer Goodwin HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Jan. 17, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- As a pediatrician at Nationwide Children's Hospital in Columbus, Ohio, Dr. Sarah Denny has seen her share of the life-threatening reactions that can happen with food allergies. That didn't make it any less scary when her

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  6. Slower Brain Connections May Be at Root of Dyslexia

    By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Dec. 5, 2013 (HealthDay News) -- Glitches in the connections between certain brain areas may be at the root of the common learning disorder dyslexia, a new study suggests. It's estimated that up to 15 percent of the U.S. population has dyslexia, which impai

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  7. Measles Still a Threat, U.S. Health Officials Warn

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Dec. 5 (HealthDay News) -- Although measles has been virtually eliminated in the United States, outbreaks still occur here. And they're usually triggered by people infected abroad, in countries where widespread vaccination doesn't exist, federal health

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  8. Chickenpox Vaccine Not Responsible for Rise in Shingles, Study Says

    By Serena Gordon HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Dec. 2, 2013 (HealthDay News) -- The prevalence of a painful condition known as shingles is increasing in the United States, but new research says the chickenpox vaccine isn't to blame. Shingles is caused by the same virus that causes chickenpox, the varic

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  9. Kids Hospitalized for Flu Need Antiviral Meds Right Away: Study

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Nov. 25, 2013 (HealthDay News) -- Kids near death because of severe flu infection have a better chance of survival if they are given antiviral medications early in their treatment, researchers say. Children treated with antiviral drugs called neuraminida

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  10. Why Many U.S. Preteens Aren't Getting the HPV Shot

    By Denise Mann HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Nov. 25, 2013 (HealthDay News) -- When it comes to being vaccinated and protected against the human papillomavirus (HPV), too many U.S. adolescents are missing out, a new review finds. Cost and parental concerns about the link to sexual activity may be why r

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