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    1. Top-Rated Children’s Hospitals Ranked

      June 21, 2016 -- Boston Children's Hospital is No. 1 in the United States for 2016-2017, ranking in the top 5% for eight of 10 pediatric specialties in U.S. News & World Report's 10th annual rankings. Each year, U.S. News ranks the top 10 pediatric hospitals for each of 10 specialties: cancer, cardi

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    2. Almost 2 Million U.S. Kids Get Concussions a Year

      By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, June 20, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Close to 2 million U.S. children and teens may suffer concussions annually, say researchers who add that the prevalence of head injuries among American youth has been underestimated for years. Using data from hospitals,

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    3. No Amount of Lead Is Safe for Kids

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, June 20, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- No amount of lead exposure is safe for children, and stricter regulations are needed to protect youngsters from this serious health threat, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) says. There's growing evidence that even

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    4. Antibiotics May Blunt Breast-Feeding's Benefits

      By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, June 13, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Early use of antibiotics may dampen some of the benefits of breast-feeding, a new study suggests. Researchers found that babies who were prescribed antibiotics while they were breast-feeding or shortly afterward were pro

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    5. Childhood Sleep Guidelines Vary by Age

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, June 13, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A good night's sleep makes for perkier, better-behaved children. But how much sleep is enough? The following age-based recommendations can help answer that question. The guidelines from the American Academy of Sleep Medici

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    6. Antidepressant Use in Children, Teens Questioned

      By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, June 8, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Treating children and teens suffering from depression with antidepressants may be both ineffective and potentially dangerous, a new analysis suggests. Of the 14 antidepressants studied, only fluoxetine (Prozac) was mor

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    7. Do Frequent Moves in Childhood Mean Trouble Later?

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, June 7, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Moving may increase a child's risk for mental health and behavioral problems later in life, a new study suggests. This was especially true for those who changed addresses frequently during early adolescence, the researcher

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    8. Childhood Vaccinations Rarely Spur Seizures: Study

      By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, June 6, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Certain vaccines can trigger fever-related seizures in young children, but the risk is so low that pediatricians might see one case every five to 10 years, a new study estimates. It has long been known that some vaccines carry

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    9. 'Hard' Tap Water Linked to Eczema in Babies

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, June 1, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- "Hard," mineral-laden water may increase the risk of a baby getting the skin condition eczema, a new British study suggests. Eczema is a chronic condition marked by itchiness and rashes. The study included 1,300 3-month

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    10. Kids' Concussion Rates May Be Higher Than Thought

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, May 31, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Because most young children who suffer a concussion aren't first seen in hospital emergency rooms, official tallies of these injuries may be greatly underreported, a new study finds. "Four in five of this diverse group of

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