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  1. Falls Leading Cause of Serious Head Trauma for Kids

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Nov. 12, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A new study of more than 43,000 children finds that falls are the most common cause of head injuries among younger kids. For children under the age of 2, falls accounted for 77 percent of head injuries. For kids aged

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  2. Kids Obese at Young Age Often Stay That Way: Study

    By Maureen Salamon HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Nov. 10, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The vast majority of children who are obese at age 11 are still far too heavy at age 16, new research suggests. Tracking nearly 4,000 children in three U.S. metropolitan areas over five years, researchers found that 83 p

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  3. Can Video Game Play Help Young Minds Learn?

    By Randy Dotinga HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Nov. 10, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Action video games like "Call of Duty" can teach young adults new skills while also improving the way the skills are learned, new research suggests. It's not clear how the improved learning abilities may translate to life

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  4. Laundry Detergent Pods Pose Poisoning Risk to Kids

    By Randy Dotinga HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Nov. 10, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Laundry detergent "pods" seriously sickened more than 700 U.S. children and killed at least one in a recent two-year period, a new report reveals. Poison control centers across the country logged more than 17,000 calls abo

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  5. School Lunches More Nutritious Than Home-Packed

    By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Nov. 7, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Lunches packed at home are generally not as nutritious as school lunches, a new study shows. Researchers compared more than 750 school meals with more than 560 packed meals given to pre-K and kindergarten students in thre

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  6. FDA Approves New Meningitis Vaccine

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Oct. 29, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A new vaccine that could help prevent some cases of life-threatening meningococcal disease was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday. Trumenba is approved to protect people between the ages of 1

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  7. Type 1 Diabetes Increasing Among White U.S. Kids

    By Mary Elizabeth Dallas HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Oct. 27, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The rate of type 1 diabetes has increased substantially among elementary school-age white children in the United States, a new study shows. The study of young white people found nearly 6,000 new cases diagnosed in

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  8. Study: Ibuprofen Over Morphine for Kids' Fractures

    By Mary Elizabeth Dallas HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Oct. 27, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- For children with broken bones, ibuprofen is a better choice for pain relief than morphine, researchers report. Although both medications are effective in easing the pain associated with these injuries, oral morphi

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  9. Placebo Treatment May Quiet Kids' Cough

    By Tara Haelle HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Oct. 27, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Giving young children agave nectar or a placebo treatment of flavored, colored water both appear to help reduce cough symptoms at night more than not giving any treatment, according to a new study. "Many pediatricians sugges

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  10. Virus Present at Birth Causes Hearing Loss in Kids

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Oct. 27, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- More than 10 percent of babies born with an infection called cytomegalovirus will suffer permanent hearing loss, a new study reports. But only one in 10 children with the virus shows symptoms, and screening is not routin

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