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    1. Certain Antibiotic May Combat Child Wheezing

      By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Nov. 17, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Quickly clobbering a cold with a certain antibiotic might help kids who are prone to severe respiratory tract infections, a new study suggests. Doctors generally are advised not to prescribe antibiotics for routine viru

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    2. High-Tech Glasses Instead of Patch for 'Lazy Eye'?

      By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Nov. 16, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- New, high-tech glasses may offer kids with "lazy eye" a hipper alternative to the traditional, dreaded eye patch, new research suggests. Fashioned to look like snazzy ski eyewear, the glasses can function as normal prescripti

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    3. Some Kids With Heart Defects Struggle in School

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Nov. 10, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Children born with heart defects often do worse in school than their peers, a new study finds. Researchers led by Dr. Matthew Oster of Children's Healthcare of Atlanta analyzed end-of-grade test results for third-grade st

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    4. Blood Test May Detect Concussion in Kids

      By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Nov. 10, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A simple blood test may one day be able to detect concussions in children, a new study suggests. The test, which has already been used in adults, detected traumatic brain injuries in kids 94 percent of the time. More im

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    5. Obese Kids as Young as 8 Show Heart Disease Signs

      By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Nov. 10, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Obese children can develop signs of heart abnormalities as young as age 8, which might drive up their risk for early death as adults, new research suggests. "It is both surprising and alarming to us that even the youngest ob

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    6. Children of Stressed Parents May Be Obesity-Prone

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Nov. 4, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Hispanic children are more likely to be obese if their parents have high levels of stress, a new study suggests. Researchers compared obesity rates of Hispanic children in Chicago, Miami, New York City and San Diego with

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    7. Vaccine Promising for Deadly Respiratory Virus

      By Randy Dotinga HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Nov. 4, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Another research team is reporting progress toward developing a vaccine to prevent respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), a common lung infection that can cause deadly complications in infants and the elderly. Scientists thi

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    8. Kids' Whooping Cough and Risk of Epilepsy

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Nov. 3, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Whooping cough may be tied to a slightly increased risk for a young child to develop epilepsy, a new study finds. Whooping cough (pertussis) is relatively rare in the United States, however. And the absolute risk to any on

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    9. Weight, Exercise May Affect Kids' Thinking Skills

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Nov. 2, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Children's weight and physical activity levels may affect their thinking and learning skills, a new study suggests. Researchers studied 45 normal-weight children, aged 7 to 11; 24 of them were active and the rest were not.

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    10. Safe Tackling OK in Youth Football: Doctors' Group

      By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Oct. 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- There is no need to ban tackling from youth football, but players need the right training and supervision to cut their odds of injury, new guidelines from a leading group of pediatricians state. In the policy statement, the A

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