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    1. Antibiotics May Blunt Breast-Feeding's Benefits

      By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, June 13, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Early use of antibiotics may dampen some of the benefits of breast-feeding, a new study suggests. Researchers found that babies who were prescribed antibiotics while they were breast-feeding or shortly afterward were pro

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    2. Does My Child Need Surgery for a Broken Bone?

      Many kids who break a bone do just fine with a simple cast, but sometimes, a child needs an operation to help the fracture heal the right way. Robyn Parets, a small-business owner in Boston whose teenage son is a ballet dancer, learned firsthand that surgery can sometimes be the best option. In the

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    3. Help Your Child Heal a Broken Bone

      As your child grows up, he's bound to get plenty of scrapes, bumps, and bruises along the way. But sometimes broken bones are part of childhood, too. Amy Ball of Glenview, IL, learned this firsthand when her son Braedon, who was 2 at the time, fell while jumping on a trampoline. An X-ray in the ER s

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    4. MS Stem Cell Therapy Succeeds But Poses Risks

      By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, June 9, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A treatment combining chemotherapy and a stem cell transplant could represent a major advance against aggressive multiple sclerosis, experts say. This new treatment destroys the immune system with chemo and rebuilds it

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    5. Antidepressant Use in Children, Teens Questioned

      By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, June 8, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Treating children and teens suffering from depression with antidepressants may be both ineffective and potentially dangerous, a new analysis suggests. Of the 14 antidepressants studied, only fluoxetine (Prozac) was mor

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    6. Do Frequent Moves in Childhood Mean Trouble Later?

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, June 7, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Moving may increase a child's risk for mental health and behavioral problems later in life, a new study suggests. This was especially true for those who changed addresses frequently during early adolescence, the researcher

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    7. 'Hard' Tap Water Linked to Eczema in Babies

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, June 1, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- "Hard," mineral-laden water may increase the risk of a baby getting the skin condition eczema, a new British study suggests. Eczema is a chronic condition marked by itchiness and rashes. The study included 1,300 3-month

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    8. 5 Ways to Help Your Child With Hearing Loss

      Hearing loss poses an extra challenge for growing children. But it doesn't have to hold them back from learning and communicating. With the right treatment and services, your child can learn all the skills and reach the same milestones as other kids her age. Here’s what you can do to help. Early tre

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    9. Kids' Concussion Rates May Be Higher Than Thought

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, May 31, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Because most young children who suffer a concussion aren't first seen in hospital emergency rooms, official tallies of these injuries may be greatly underreported, a new study finds. "Four in five of this diverse group of

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    10. More Kids Accidentally Poisoned by Essential Oils

      By Randy Dotinga HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, May 13, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Children are increasingly at risk from essential oils that are often used in natural remedies, a Tennessee poison center reports. Between 2011 and 2015, reports of toxic exposures to these oils -- such as tea tree oil -- do

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