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  1. Daycare Surfaces May Hold Germs Longer Than Thought

    By Mary Elizabeth Dallas HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Jan. 3, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Germs that cause common illnesses, including ear infections and strep throat, can linger on surfaces such as cribs, children's toys and books for hours after contamination -- even after the objects are well cleaned

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  2. Bad Night's Sleep May Raise Blood Pressure in Kids

    By Denise Mann HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Dec. 16, 2013 (HealthDay News) -- Kids who don't get enough sleep at night may experience a slight spike in their blood pressure the next day even if they are not overweight or obese, a new study suggests. The research included 143 kids aged 10 to 18 who spe

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  3. Rise in U.S. High Chair Injuries Stuns Experts

    By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Dec. 9, 2013 (HealthDay News) -- Young children are falling out of high chairs at alarming rates, according to a new safety study that found high chair accidents increased 22 percent between 2003 and 2010. U.S. emergency rooms now attend to an average of almo

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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. Cross These Dangerous Toys Off Kids' X-mas List, Experts Say

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Nov. 26, 2013 (HealthDay News) -- Toxic or dangerous toys can still be found on store shelves despite tough new federal regulations, according to a report released Tuesday. Researchers found toys for sale that contained toxic levels of lead, cadmium, an

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  8. 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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  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. Teens' Mental Disorders Often Untreated in U.S.

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Nov. 21, 2013 (HealthDay News) -- Less than half of American teens with mental health disorders receive treatment, and those who do get help rarely see a mental health specialist, a new study indicates. The findings underscore the need for better mental

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