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  1. 'Green Space' at School May Help Kids Learn

    By Randy Dotinga HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, June 15, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Children's thinking skills may develop faster if they encounter "green space" such as parks and woods in their day-to-day lives, a new study suggests. Green space at school, in particular, was linked to improved brain deve

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  2. U.S. Kids Not Drinking Enough Water Each Day

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, June 11, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Many American children and teens aren't consuming enough liquids -- especially water -- and that lack of hydration could affect their physical and mental health, a new study suggests. The findings "highlight a potential

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  3. Top U.S. Children’s Hospitals Ranked

    June 10, 2015 -- Boston Children's Hospital is No. 1 in the United States, according to U.S. News & World Report's latest annual rankings of the best pediatric hospitals. It ranks in the top 5% for all 10 specialties rated. Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medic

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  4. 1 Dose of HPV Vaccine May Offer Protection: Study

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, June 10, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- One dose of the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine Cervarix could prevent as many cases of cervical cancer as the current two- and three-dose schedules, a new study contends. The vaccine protects against HPV types 16 an

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  5. Widespread Vaccination and Kids' Stomach Infection

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, June 9, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The widespread use of a vaccine against a germ that causes gastrointestinal infections in infants and young children has been a resounding success in the United States, a new study suggests. A team led by Dr. Eyal Leshem o

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  6. More Young Children Exposed to Marijuana

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, June 9, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- There's been a sharp increase in marijuana exposure among young children in the United States in recent years, a new study finds. The increases in exposure come as more states have legalized the drug for medical or recreat

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  7. General Anesthesia May Affect Young Brains

    By Tara Haelle HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, June 8, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Having general anesthesia during surgery at a very young age may be linked to poorer brain development, new research suggests. Children who had received general anesthesia during surgery before they turned 4 years of age late

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  8. Approval Bill Includes Rewards For Kids' Drugs

    By Lisa Gillespie Advocates for children with rare diseases are watching closely a congressional effort to streamline the nation’s drug approval process because the bill includes a provision extending a federal program that rewards companies making remedies for these young patients. The reward progr

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  9. Misuse of ADHD-Type Drugs Starts Before College

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, June 4, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Young Americans start misusing prescription stimulant medications such as Ritalin and Adderall at an earlier age than previously believed, a new study says. The University of Michigan study suggests efforts to prevent mis

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  10. Cystic Fibrosis Medicine Study Offers Hope

    May 26, 2015 -- Cystic fibrosis has been a frightening fact of life for Paige Ellens and her mother, Sharla, since Paige was born 17 years ago. This ongoing, life-threatening disease causes the lungs to fill up with thick and sticky mucus. That mucus can block the airways, which damages the lungs an

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