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    1. Measles: A Tale of Two Outbreaks

      Feb. 6, 2015 -- The current measles outbreak, which has topped 100 cases so far, is believed to have started at two Disney theme parks in California. But it’s not the first time measles has been spread through a big theme park. Two years ago, measles passed through a theme park in Orlando, FL. The g

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    2. Some Kids Use Tobacco, E-Cigs Together: Study

      By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Feb. 2, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- American children and teens who smoke may also use a variety of other nicotine delivery systems, including e-cigarettes, cigars, smokeless tobacco, hookahs and pipes, a new study finds. "We are concerned about this becaus

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    3. Medication Problems May Spur Many Child ER Trips

      By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Feb. 2, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Medication-related problems -- from side effects to improper use -- may be the cause of many kids' trips to the emergency room, a new study suggests. Researchers found that at one Canadian children's hospital, medication-relat

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    4. Lead Exposure a Bigger Threat to Boys Than Girls?

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Jan. 30, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Hormones may explain why lead exposure is less likely to cause brain damage in girls than in boys, researchers report. Specifically, the female hormones estrogen and estradiol may help protect against lead's harmful effect

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    5. Should Vaccination Be a Personal Choice?

      Jan. 29, 2015 -- As a measles outbreak linked to Disneyland continues to spread, a backlash against parents who refuse or delay vaccination for their children has risen to a fever pitch. More and more pediatricians say they are "firing" patients who decide not to vaccinate. On social media, angry pa

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    6. Kids' Post-Virus Paralysis Little Improved

      By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Jan. 29, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A cluster of 12 Colorado children are suffering muscle weakness and paralysis similar to that caused by polio, and doctors are concerned these cases could be linked to a nationwide outbreak of what's usually a rare res

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    7. Early Start to Football May Pose Brain Risks

      By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Jan. 28, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- As football fans prepare to watch the 49th Super Bowl this Sunday, a new study suggests that boys who start playing tackle football before the age of 12 may face a higher risk for neurological deficits as adults. The conce

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    8. Menu Calorie Counts May Mean Healthier Kids' Meals

      By Randy Dotinga HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Jan. 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Parents might order fewer calories for their children if menus included calorie counts or information on how much walking would be required to burn off the calories in foods, a new study suggests. The new research also fou

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    9. Pediatricians' Group Opposes Legal Marijuana

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Jan. 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Marijuana shouldn't be legalized because of the potential harm it can cause children and teens, the American Academy of Pediatrics says. However, the group's updated policy statement does support the compassionate use of m

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    10. Study: 'Video Feedback' May Help Curb Autism

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Jan. 22, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A therapy involving "video feedback" -- where parents watch videos of their interactions with their baby -- might help prevent infants at risk for autism from developing the disorder, a new study suggests. The research i

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