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    1. Schools in Most States Skimp on Phys Ed: Study

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, April 8, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Most states don't provide students with enough physical education, a new report finds. Just 19 states require elementary school students to take physical education classes for a set amount of time, and only 15 set minimum

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    2. Restaurants Cutting Calories in Kids' Meals

      By Randy Dotinga HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, April 6, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Popular restaurants have cut calories in children's meals and are offering some healthier side dishes, such as fruits and vegetables, a new study reports. But, the researchers added, while these restaurants appear to be

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    3. Chemo May Prolong Lives of Some With Brain Cancer

      By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, April 6, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Adding chemotherapy to radiation treatment may add years to the lives of people with certain slow-growing brain tumors, a new study finds. The findings come from a long-term follow-up of patients who took part in a trial t

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    4. FDA Suggests Arsenic Limit in Infant Rice Cereal

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, April 1, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A proposed limit on "inorganic" arsenic in infant rice cereal was announced Friday by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Infant rice cereal is a leading source of arsenic exposure in babies, the agency said, since arse

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    5. Infant Ear Infections Becoming Less Common

      By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, March 28, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Painful ear infections remain a scourge of childhood, but fewer American babies are getting them now compared with 20 years ago, new research shows. The study didn't dig into the reasons for the decline. But experts say the

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    6. Kids' Fruit Drinks, Juices Contain Day's Worth of Sugar

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, March 24, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Many commercially sold fruit drinks and juices give kids a full day's worth of sugar in a single serving, a new British study shows. One U.S. expert said she wasn't surprised by the finding. "I believe the results would

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    7. Drug Used for Preemie Eye Disease Tied to Problems

      By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, March 18, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A drug used to treat an eye disease in premature infants may be linked to serious disabilities such as cerebral palsy and hearing loss, a new study suggests. The drug in question is Avastin (bevacizumab), a cancer drug that

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    8. 1 in 7 Kids Under 9 Have a Psychological Disorder

      By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, March 18, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- One in seven American children aged 2 to 8 suffers from a mental, behavioral or developmental problem, federal health officials report. Researchers analyzed data supplied by parents in the 2011-2012 National Survey of C

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    9. Antibiotic Resistance Common in Kids' UTIs

      By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, March 16, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Many kids who develop urinary tract infections tied to the E. coli bacteria are now failing to respond to antibiotic treatment, a new review warns. The culprit, according to the British researchers: Drug resistance, follo

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    10. Vaccine Refusal Drives Measles Outbreaks: Study

      By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, March 15, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A look at recent measles outbreaks in the United States finds more than half of the cases involved unvaccinated children. Vaccine refusal was also often the culprit in whooping cough (pertussis) outbreaks as well, acco

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