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    1. Antibiotics Often Enough for Kids' Appendicitis

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Dec. 16, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Treatment with antibiotics alone can be a safe and effective alternative to surgery for children with uncomplicated acute appendicitis, according to a new study. The study was led by Dr. Peter Minneci and Dr. Katherine

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    2. Bodily Changes May Not Mean 'Precocious' Puberty

      By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Dec. 14, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Children who develop certain signs of puberty at an early age are commonly referred to specialists for an evaluation. But most of the time it's nothing to worry about, says a new report from a leading group of U.S. pediatrici

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    3. This May Explain Down Syndrome Health Problems

      By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Dec. 14, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- People with Down syndrome have long been known to face a higher risk for a range of other illnesses, including heart disease, diabetes and immune disorders. Now, a new study has honed in on a possible cause: too much of a spe

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    4. Docs: Screen Kids for Cholesterol, Depression, HIV

      By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Dec. 7, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- All kids should be screened for high cholesterol, depression and HIV, with some tests starting as early as age 9, a leading group of U.S. pediatricians recommends. The guidelines, from the American Academy of Pediatrics, are a

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    5. Agricultural Pesticides May Affect Kids' Breathing

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Dec. 3, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Early exposure to widely used pesticides may harm children's lungs, a new study says. Previous research has looked at the harmful effect of organophosphate pesticides -- chemicals that target the nervous system -- on adul

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    6. Melatonin Might Help Sleepless Kids With Eczema

      By Randy Dotinga HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Nov. 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Children with the skin condition eczema often have trouble sleeping. Now, a new study suggests that over-the-counter melatonin might boost their shuteye. Eczema, also called atopic dermatitis, is characterized by an itchy

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    7. Is Obesity Wired Into Some Children's Brains?

      By Tara Haelle HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Nov. 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Obese children may have difficulty resisting food because of how their brain is wired, a new study suggests. The small study found that food smells activated the parts of their brains related to impulsive behavior and obses

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    8. When Do Kids Learn 'Fairness'?

      By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Nov. 19, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Everyone is apparently born with the ability to detect unfair treatment, but kids don't naturally sense when someone else is getting a raw deal at their expense, a new globe-spanning study has found. The researchers co

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    9. More Gluten Before Age 2 Tied to This in Some Kids

      By Tara Haelle HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Nov. 17, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Children who eat more foods with gluten before they're 2 years old have a greater risk of developing celiac disease if they carry a genetic risk factor for the condition, new research suggests. "This finding offers insight

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    10. 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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