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    1. Vaccine Refusal Drives Measles Outbreaks: Study

      By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, March 15, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A look at recent measles outbreaks in the United States finds more than half of the cases involved unvaccinated children. Vaccine refusal was also often the culprit in whooping cough (pertussis) outbreaks as well, acco

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    2. 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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    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. 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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    5. 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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    6. 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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    7. 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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    8. 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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    9. 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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    10. 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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