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    1. 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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    2. More Kids Accidentally Poisoned by Essential Oils

      By Randy Dotinga HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, May 13, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Children are increasingly at risk from essential oils that are often used in natural remedies, a Tennessee poison center reports. Between 2011 and 2015, reports of toxic exposures to these oils -- such as tea tree oil -- do

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    3. Restrictive Diets in Kids May Cause Thyroid Issues

      By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, May 10, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Two cases of children who developed iodine deficiency highlight the risks of putting too many restrictions on young kids' diets, researchers say. The doctors said that the children -- aged 2 and 5 -- developed iodine deficien

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    4. Swaddling May Increase Chances of SIDS

      By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, May 9, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- If infants are swaddled during sleep, their risk of dying from SIDS is higher, especially if they are placed on their stomachs, new research suggests. Swaddling is defined in various ways, but it typically refers to wrappi

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    5. More U.S. Kids Have Chronic Health Problems: Study

      By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter SATURDAY, April 30, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- The number of American kids suffering from asthma and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is on the increase, with poor children being hit the hardest, researchers report. Children living in extreme povert

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    6. Kids of Older Moms May Have a Leg Up on Peers

      By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, April 29, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Although older women may face more potential pregnancy complications, their children seem to fare better in some ways over the long run, a new study suggests. Using data on over 1.5 million Swedish adults, researchers found

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    7. Spanking: More Harm Than Good?

      By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, April 27, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Spare the rod and spoil the child. Not so fast, suggests a new review that found spanking doesn't produce better behavior and may set up a child for psychological and learning problems later. "Spanking is not achievi

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    8. Day Care Kids: Stomach Bugs Earlier, Fewer Later

      By Maureen Salamon HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, April 26, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Babies in day care catch their first stomach bug earlier than home-based infants, but end up getting fewer of these gastrointestinal illnesses during their preschool years, new research suggests. Analyzing a group of m

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    9. More Kids Being Poisoned by Detergent Pods: Study

      By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, April 25, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A growing number of small children are getting their hands and mouths on colorful detergent pods, with serious and sometimes fatal consequences, a new study finds. Among more than 62,000 calls made to emergency departme

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    10. Cow's Milk Allergy in Childhood May Lead to This

      By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, April 20, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Children who are allergic to cow's milk may have weaker bones than kids with other food allergies, a small study suggests. Cow's milk allergy is the most common childhood food allergy in the United States, affecting

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