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  1. Survey: 1 in 3 Kids Hurt Playing Sports

    April 24, 2012 -- About 1 in 3 kids who plays sports will need medical attention due to injuries sustained on the field or court, such as concussions, broken bones, and dehydration, a new survey shows. While some of these injuries can be serious, some easy-to-follow prevention tips including drinkin

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  2. Kids Exposed to Bullying, Violence May Age Faster

    April 24, 2012 -- The emotional and physical scars from being bullied or exposed to other types of violence as a child may go deeper than imagined. New research shows that the genetic material, or DNA, of children who experienced violence shows the type of wear and tear that is normally associated w

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  3. Bedwetting Misunderstood but Often Treatable

    April 23, 2012 -- Researchers are getting closer to uncovering why children wet the bed and what can be done, but many parents are still in the dark. A new report highlights misconceptions about bedwetting as well as progress in finding out the cause behind the often-embarrassing and traumatic child

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  4. U.S. Measles Cases, Outbreaks Quadruple in 2011

    April 19, 2012 -- Measles cases are spiking sharply in the U.S., the CDC reported today. The 222 cases and 17 outbreaks seen in 2011 are nearly four times the median of 60 cases and four outbreaks per year seen over the last decade. A third of patients were hospitalized. The surge in cases is largel

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  5. Background TV May Harm Young Kids' Development

    April 19, 2012 -- We all do it at least occasionally. We leave the TV on as background noise when no one is really watching. No problem, right? Wrong, according to a new study, if there are young children in the house. U.S. kids are exposed to close to four hours of background TV each day. This is t

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  6. CDC: Child, Teen Injury Deaths Dropping

    April 16, 2012 -- The death rate from unintentional injury among children and teens has dropped by about a third in a decade. But troubling increases occurred in prescription drug deaths among older teens and suffocation deaths among infants, the CDC says. More than 9,000 children and teens in the U

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  7. Genes Pinpointed for Common Childhood Obesity

    April 8, 2012 -- An international team of researchers says they've found at least two new gene markers that appear to increase the risk for common childhood obesity. Little is known about the gene markers, which sit on chromosomes 13 and 17. But they are positioned close to and within genes that are

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  8. Make Weight Loss a Family Affair

    April 6, 2012 -- Want to get your overweight child to lose weight, but don't know how? Do the same thing yourself. This is the main finding from a new study of 80 overweight or obese children and their parents. When parents lost weight, their kids did, too. For each one unit decrease in the parent's

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  9. No Rise in Seizure Risk With MMRV Booster Shot

    April 2, 2012 -- There is little to no risk that the four-in-one measles-mumps-rubella-chickenpox vaccine (MMRV) causes fever-related seizures in children 4 to 6 years old, a new CDC-funded study confirms. In the U.S. parents can decide to give their child the four-in-one combination MMRV vaccine (m

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  10. Medication Leading Cause of Child Poisoning in U.S.

    March 20, 2012 -- When children have access to a parent, sibling, or grandparent's medicines, it can be an accident waiting to happen, a new report shows. A young child's instinct to put things in their mouth (including colorful-looking pills) or a kid's natural curiosity may kick in. Both of these

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