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  1. Only 1 Child in Paralysis Outbreak Has Recovered

    Jan. 12, 2015 -- Just one child has fully recovered in 103 confirmed cases of children getting a sudden and mysterious type of acute limb weakness since last August, the CDC says. The agency says it's investigating whether the limb weakness, called acute flaccid myelitis, is linked to the recent out

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  2. Middle School Football May Not Cause Brain Damage

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Jan. 9, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Children who play football in middle school don't appear to have any noticeable short-term brain damage from repeated hits to the head, new research suggests. However, one doctor with expertise in pediatric brain injuries

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  3. Long-Term Study Finds Measles Vaccines Safe

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Jan. 7, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Two measles-containing vaccines are safe, according to a new 12-year study. The research included children between the ages of 12 to 23 months. Some youngsters received the combination measles-mumps-rubella-varicella (MM

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  4. FDA Investigating Laxative Ingredient's Safety

    Jan. 6, 2015 -- The safety of an ingredient in an adult laxative commonly given to children is being investigated, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration says. Polyethylene glycol 3350 (PEG 3350) is the active ingredient in Miralax and similar generic products that are given to constipated children,

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  5. Extra Rest May Not Be Best for Kids' Concussions

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Jan. 5, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- For teens who suffer a mild concussion, more rest may not be better -- and may be worse -- in aiding recovery from the brain injury, new research suggests. The researchers compared five days of strict rest to the traditio

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  6. Pet Rat Scratch Kills Child; CDC Warns of Risk

    By EJ Mundell HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Dec. 18, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The tragic death from "rat-bite fever" of a 10-year-old San Diego boy highlights the risk carried by the pet rodents, according to a report from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. "Rat-bite fever is a rare

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  7. Music Classes Boost Language Skills, Study Says

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Dec. 16, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Greater participation in music classes may benefit children's language development, a new study finds. Researchers followed kids in the nonprofit Harmony Project, which provides music education and instruments to poor chi

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  8. 'Kids' Diseases' Now Hitting Adults

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Dec. 16, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Chickenpox befell Angelina Jolie this week, preventing the actress-turned-director from attending the premiere of her new film. Meanwhile, an outbreak of mumps has hit the National Hockey League, sidelining more than a

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  9. Obese Kids' Brains Show Stronger Response to Sugar

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Dec. 15, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The brains of obese children have a stronger response to sugar than those of kids with a healthy weight, a new study says. The findings support the theory that obese children have a heightened reward response to food, and

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  10. Drug Interactions Common Among Hospitalized Kids

    By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Dec. 15, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- When children land in the hospital, they are often given multiple drugs that could interact with each other in potentially harmful ways, a study of U.S. hospitals finds. Researchers found that among nearly 500,000 children an

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