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  1. Video Games May Boost Focus in Kids With Dyslexia

    By Randy Dotinga HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Feb. 28 (HealthDay News) -- Here's one possible treatment for dyslexia that kids won't complain about: video games. Italian researchers report that they found that children with the reading disability scored better on tests after they played an action vi

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  2. Treating Trauma in Children: No Long-Term Benefit

    Feb. 13, 2013 -- Treating children after they've been exposed to a traumatic event such as a school shooting or natural disaster is challenging, as many treatments don’t seem effective in the long-term, new research suggests. A review of 22 studies looking at traumatic stress disorders in children a

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  3. Little-Known Virus Sends Many Kids to Hospital

    By Serena Gordon HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Feb. 13 (HealthDay News) -- Chances are you've never heard of human metapneumovirus. But, it's quite possible that you've been sick with this respiratory germ at some point in your life. Discovered only 12 years ago, human metapneumovirus (HMPV) shares

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  4. High BP in Kids May Be Less Common Than Thought

    TUESDAY, Jan. 29 (HealthDay News) -- The number of U.S. kids with full-blown high blood pressure could be lower than previously thought, if new research findings are on the mark. In a study of nearly 200,000 children aged 3 to 17 years, researchers found that only 0.3 percent met the standard for hi

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  5. Pediatricians Promote Benefits of Recess

    Dec. 31, 2012 -- The American Academy of Pediatrics has two New Year's resolutions for schools: Keep the school nurse and don't drop recess. The recommendations are part of two new policy statements published in Pediatrics. The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) says there's a growing trend in sch

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  6. Rates of Childhood Obesity Fall Slightly

    Dec. 25, 2012 -- New data suggest that we may have turned an important corner in the childhood obesity epidemic. While rates of obesity and extreme obesity in preschoolers rose from 1998 to 2003, they began to plateau soon thereafter. And childhood obesity rates decreased slightly in 2010. "We are v

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  7. Low Vitamin D More Common in Overweight Kids

    Dec. 24, 2012 -- Overweight and obese children and teens are more likely to have low vitamin D levels than kids with healthy weights, a new study suggests. The study is published in Pediatrics. Vitamin D is essential for bone health. Bone growth is high during childhood and adolescence. So it may be

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  8. 2 Cups of Milk a Day Optimal for Most Preschoolers

    Dec. 17, 2012 -- Milk is an important source of vitamin D and calcium in young children’s diets. But drinking more than two glasses a day may lower how much iron is stored in their bodies, raising the risk for anemia, a new study suggests. When researchers looked at daily milk intake as it related t

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  9. Healthy Snacks Help Kids Fight Obesity

    Dec. 17, 2012 -- Healthy snacks including veggies and cheese can help take the edge off of kids’ between-meal hunger pangs, and may help put a dent in rates of childhood obesity. In a new study, children who were given cheese and vegetables as a snack ate 72% fewer calories than children who snacked

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  10. More Salt in Kids' Diets May Mean More Obesity

    Dec. 10, 2012 -- Limiting children’s salt intake could be one way to reduce childhood obesity, new research suggests. The study of more than 4,200 Australian children 2 to 16 years old found that those who ate more salt also drank more fluids, particularly sugar-sweetened beverages -- namely soda, f

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