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    1. Two-Dose Chickenpox Shot Gets the Job Done: Study

      By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, March 14, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Among school children, two doses of the chickenpox vaccine is better than one, a new study finds. Giving the first dose at age 1 and the second dose at ages 4 to 6 is nearly 100 percent effective in preventing the once

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    2. Low Prenatal Vitamin D Linked to Kids' Later MS

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, March 7, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Children of mothers with too little vitamin D during their pregnancy may have a higher risk of developing multiple sclerosis when they reach adulthood, a new study suggests. One expert in the United States said that the fi

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    3. Youth Fitness May Play Role in Later Diabetes Risk

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, March 7, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Teens with poor physical fitness are at higher risk for diabetes much later in life, even if they're not overweight or obese, a new study finds. The research involved about 1.5 million Swedes who all underwent physical fit

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    4. ADHD Meds Tied to Lower Bone Density in Kids

      By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, March 3, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Children on medications for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) may have lower bone density than their peers, a new U.S. study suggests. Using data from a government health survey, researchers found that childre

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    5. Transgender Kids: Support Key to Emotional Health

      By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Feb. 26, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Transgender children who feel supported seem to have no greater risk of depression and anxiety than other kids do, a new study suggests. Experts said the findings are welcome news -- especially in light of past studies findin

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    6. Brain Cancer Common, Deadly in Teens, Young Adults

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Feb. 24, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Brain cancers are the most common cause of cancer deaths among teens and young adults, but the types of cancers that strike can vary widely as people age, a new report shows. "For these individuals -- who are finishing

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    7. Parent Depression, Anxiety and Kids' Fussy Eating

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Feb. 23, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Preschool children whose parents have depression and/or anxiety may be more likely to be fussy eaters, a new study suggests. Fussy eating -- regularly refusing to eat certain foods -- is common among children and is a fre

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    8. Obesity Can Send Kids' Blood Pressure Soaring

      By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Feb. 19, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Children and teens who become or stay obese may quickly face up to three times the risk of developing high blood pressure compared to their slimmer peers, a new study says. These findings are of particular concern becaus

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    9. Varied Diets May Not Curb Childhood Obesity

      By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Feb. 11, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Eating a greater variety of healthy foods may reduce the odds of being overweight in adults. But, a surprising new study suggests that a greater diversity of foods might not have the same effect in very young, poorer c

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    10. Healthier Diets May Be Cutting Teens' Health Risks

      By Maureen Salamon HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Feb. 9, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- The severity of metabolic syndrome -- a cluster of health risk factors such as belly fat and poor cholesterol levels -- among U.S. teens has been improving, and researchers believe that healthier diets may be the reason

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