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    1. New Myths About the Measles Vaccine

      Feb. 10, 2015 -- As measles creeps across the U.S., public health officials have urged everyone to get vaccinated against the highly contagious disease. Some have questioned that advice, though, finding new reasons to fear the MMR shot, which protects against measles, mumps, and rubella. In the late

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    2. Future Unclear for Kids Paralyzed After EV-D68

      Feb. 9, 2015 -- Allen Howe doesn’t need his walker much anymore. That’s the good news. The bad news: Doctors don’t know if the 5-year-old will ever fully recover from the paralysis that began last fall, which eventually affected 80% of his young body. He couldn’t walk, lift his arms, or even swallow

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    3. Latest Measles Count: 121 Cases in 17 States, D.C.

      By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Feb. 9, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The number of measles cases in the United States has reached 121 patients in 17 states and the District of Columbia, federal health officials reported Monday. The outbreak began at two Disney theme parks in southern Calif

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    4. Kids and Energy Drinks: Inattention, Hyperactivity

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Feb. 9, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Energy drinks are linked to hyperactivity and inattention in middle-school students, a new study reveals. Yale University researchers looked at more than 1,600 students at middle schools in one urban school district in Conn

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    5. 5 Babies at IL Day Care Diagnosed With Measles

      By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Feb. 6, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The number of measles cases in the United States continues to climb, with Illinois health officials saying five babies who attend a suburban Chicago day care center have come down with the highly infectious childhood dise

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    6. 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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    7. 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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    8. 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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    9. 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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    10. 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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