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    1. More Young Children Exposed to Marijuana

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, June 9, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- There's been a sharp increase in marijuana exposure among young children in the United States in recent years, a new study finds. The increases in exposure come as more states have legalized the drug for medical or recreat

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    2. Widespread Vaccination and Kids' Stomach Infection

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, June 9, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The widespread use of a vaccine against a germ that causes gastrointestinal infections in infants and young children has been a resounding success in the United States, a new study suggests. A team led by Dr. Eyal Leshem o

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    3. Approval Bill Includes Rewards For Kids' Drugs

      By Lisa Gillespie Advocates for children with rare diseases are watching closely a congressional effort to streamline the nation’s drug approval process because the bill includes a provision extending a federal program that rewards companies making remedies for these young patients. The reward progr

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    4. General Anesthesia May Affect Young Brains

      By Tara Haelle HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, June 8, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Having general anesthesia during surgery at a very young age may be linked to poorer brain development, new research suggests. Children who had received general anesthesia during surgery before they turned 4 years of age late

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    5. Misuse of ADHD-Type Drugs Starts Before College

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, June 4, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Young Americans start misusing prescription stimulant medications such as Ritalin and Adderall at an earlier age than previously believed, a new study says. The University of Michigan study suggests efforts to prevent mis

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    6. Cystic Fibrosis Medicine Study Offers Hope

      May 26, 2015 -- Cystic fibrosis has been a frightening fact of life for Paige Ellens and her mother, Sharla, since Paige was born 17 years ago. This ongoing, life-threatening disease causes the lungs to fill up with thick and sticky mucus. That mucus can block the airways, which damages the lungs an

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    7. HPV Shot for Girls May Help Prevent Male Cancer

      By Randy Dotinga HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, May 12, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Males benefit indirectly when girls are immunized against the sexually transmitted human papillomavirus (HPV), according to a new Dutch study. However, males still have a risk of developing HPV-related cancers, the study a

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    8. They Overcame Childhood Cancer, But Now Obesity?

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, May 11, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Certain treatments may increase a childhood cancer survivor's risk of obesity later in life, a new study says. "The ability to identify patients at increased risk may guide selection of therapeutic protocols that will maxim

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    9. Measles May Weaken Immune System for Up to 3 Years

      By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, May 7, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- New research suggests that children who survive a measles infection remain vulnerable to other potentially deadly infections for as long as two or three years after the measles infection. The finding is yet another reaso

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    10. Whooping Cough Vaccine Loses Strength Over Time

      By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, May 4, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A booster shot of the whooping cough vaccine that is given to preteens loses a large measure of effectiveness within a few years, new research reveals. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention investigation may help

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