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  1. FDA Approves New Meningitis Vaccine

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Oct. 29, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A new vaccine that could help prevent some cases of life-threatening meningococcal disease was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday. Trumenba is approved to protect people between the ages of 1

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  2. Study: Ibuprofen Over Morphine for Kids' Fractures

    By Mary Elizabeth Dallas HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Oct. 27, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- For children with broken bones, ibuprofen is a better choice for pain relief than morphine, researchers report. Although both medications are effective in easing the pain associated with these injuries, oral morphi

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  3. Virus Present at Birth Causes Hearing Loss in Kids

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Oct. 27, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- More than 10 percent of babies born with an infection called cytomegalovirus will suffer permanent hearing loss, a new study reports. But only one in 10 children with the virus shows symptoms, and screening is not routin

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  4. Placebo Treatment May Quiet Kids' Cough

    By Tara Haelle HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Oct. 27, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Giving young children agave nectar or a placebo treatment of flavored, colored water both appear to help reduce cough symptoms at night more than not giving any treatment, according to a new study. "Many pediatricians sugges

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  5. Type 1 Diabetes Increasing Among White U.S. Kids

    By Mary Elizabeth Dallas HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Oct. 27, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The rate of type 1 diabetes has increased substantially among elementary school-age white children in the United States, a new study shows. The study of young white people found nearly 6,000 new cases diagnosed in

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  6. Enterovirus D68: What Parents Need to Know

    Editor's note: This story was updated on Oct. 24, 2014, with new case numbers and more information. Sept. 9, 2014 -- A fast-spreading virus related to hand-foot-and-mouth disease is hospitalizing kids across the country. The virus, called enterovirus D68 or EV-D68, was first discovered in 1962 in Ca

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  7. Medication Errors Occur Every 8 Minutes in Kids

    By Tara Haelle HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Oct. 20, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A child receives the wrong medication or the wrong dosage every eight minutes in the United States, according to a recent study. Nearly 700,000 children under 6 years old experienced an out-of-hospital medication error betwe

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  8. Vitamin D Might Help Kids With Eczema

    By Mary Elizabeth Dallas HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Oct. 17, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Daily vitamin D supplements might help children with eczema that gets worse in the winter, a new study suggests. When eczema, a chronic inflammatory skin disorder, flares up in the winter it's known as winter-relat

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  9. Detergent Pods Pose Risk to Kids' Eyes

    By Randy Dotinga HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Oct. 16, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The popular "pods" that hold liquid laundry or dishwasher detergent can pose a danger to kids, especially to their eyes, a new study reports. Researchers say parents should keep the pods away from children because if kid

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  10. Most Kindergartners Are Getting Their Shots: CDC

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Oct. 16, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Most American kids entering kindergarten are getting their required vaccinations, a new report shows. Coverage for the 2013-2014 school year ranged from 95 percent for the diphtheria, tetanus and pertussis (whooping co

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