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  1. Costs for Kids' Food Allergies Nearly $25 Billion

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Sept. 16 (HealthDay News) -- Childhood food allergies cost the United States about $25 billion a year in medical fees, lost work productivity and family expenses, according to a new study. Food allergies affect about 8 percent of children in the United Sta

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  2. Vaccine Coverage High in U.S., But...

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Sept. 12 (HealthDay News) -- Vaccination rates among America's children remain high, despite a serious resurgence of measles among unvaccinated children and adults, health officials reported Thursday. According to the 2012 National Immunization Survey,

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  3. Childhood Obesity and Risk of Adult Hypertension

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Sept. 12 (HealthDay News) -- Obese children have a four times greater risk of having high blood pressure when they reach adulthood compared to normal weight kids, new research shows. The study authors also found that overweight children had double the

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  4. 5% of U.S. Kids 'Severely Obese,' Experts Warn

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Sept. 9 (HealthDay News) -- While the rate of obesity among U.S. children seems to have leveled off, the number who are "severely obese" continues to rise, according to the American Heart Association. Some 5 percent of children and teens now fall into th

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  5. Whooping Cough Risk & Kids Who Miss Vaccinations

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Sept. 9 (HealthDay News) -- Young children aged 3 months to 36 months who don't get all their doses of the diphtheria, tetanus and acellular pertussis (DTaP) vaccine on schedule appear to be at increased risk for pertussis -- also known as whooping cough

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  6. HPV Vaccination Rates Among Teens Still Lagging

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Aug. 29 (HealthDay News) -- Not enough teens are getting the vaccine that protects against the human papillomavirus (HPV), and doctors' reluctance to recommend it may be part of the reason why, U.S. health officials reported Thursday. Although the teta

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  7. Stomach Bug Vaccine for Infants Protects Community

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Aug. 27 (HealthDay News) -- Vaccinating babies against rotavirus also protects older children and adults against infection with the stomach bug, a new study shows. Since 2008, the vaccine has prevented up to 50,000 hospitalizations for rotavirus each ye

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  8. Stuttering May Not Cause Emotional Woes in Kids

    By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Aug. 26 (HealthDay News) -- Preschoolers who stutter typically do not suffer emotional or social problems because of it, and even tend to have stronger language skills than their peers, a new study suggests. Researchers said the findings offer reassurance to

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  9. 'Fat Letters' and the Childhood Obesity Debate

    By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Aug. 21 (HealthDay News) -- If their kids are frequently tardy, truant or failing to turn in homework, parents of U.S. schoolchildren expect to be notified. And in some districts, they might be contacted about yet another chronic problem: obesity. The "fat

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  10. Antipsychotic Drugs May Triple Kids' Diabetes Risk, Study Suggests

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Aug. 21 (HealthDay News) -- Antipsychotic medications such as Seroquel, Abilify and Risperdal can triple a child's risk of developing type 2 diabetes within the first year of usage, according to a new study. Powerful antipsychotics traditionally were

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