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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. Kids' Post-Virus Paralysis Little Improved

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Jan. 29, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A cluster of 12 Colorado children are suffering muscle weakness and paralysis similar to that caused by polio, and doctors are concerned these cases could be linked to a nationwide outbreak of what's usually a rare res

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  9. Early Start to Football May Pose Brain Risks

    By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Jan. 28, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- As football fans prepare to watch the 49th Super Bowl this Sunday, a new study suggests that boys who start playing tackle football before the age of 12 may face a higher risk for neurological deficits as adults. The conce

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  10. Pediatricians' Group Opposes Legal Marijuana

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Jan. 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Marijuana shouldn't be legalized because of the potential harm it can cause children and teens, the American Academy of Pediatrics says. However, the group's updated policy statement does support the compassionate use of m

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