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    1. Behavior Woes Hamper More Boys vs. Girls in School

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, June 22, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Behavior problems are more likely to hold boys back in school than girls, a new study shows. "When I compared 4- and 5-year-old boys and girls who had the same levels of behavior problems -- including difficulty sustain

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    2. Drowning Myths: What to Know Before You Dive In

      June 20, 2016 -- More than 10 people a day die from drowning in the U.S. As more of us spend time around pools, lakes, and oceans this summer, experts say the numbers could be minimized with a better understanding of how drowning happens, who is most at risk, and why. WebMD asked four experts to deb

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    3. Doctors' Group Backs Later School Start Times

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, June 16, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- To help ease sleep deprivation among teens, the American Medical Association recommends that middle and high school classes should not start until 8:30 a.m. The new policy, adopted at the annual meeting of the American M

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    4. Breastfeeding a Boon to Preemies' Hearts: Study

      By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, June 14, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Breast-feeding premature babies appears to increase the likelihood that those infants will have healthier hearts in young adulthood, new research suggests. The finding was based on an analysis involving just over 200 men and

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    5. E-Cigarettes a Gateway to Smoking for Teens: Study

             By Randy Dotinga                  HealthDay Reporter               MONDAY, June 13, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Teens in the United States who use electronic cigarettes are six times more likely to move on to traditional cigarettes compared to kids who never use the devices, a new study reports.

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    6. Kids Gain From More 'Dad Time'

      By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter                 MONDAY, June 13, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Fathers play a unique and important role in their children's development, a new report shows.         Just in time for Father's Day, the American Academy of Pediatrics report says U.S. dads are more involved i

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    7. Do Big Bottles Kickstart Infant Weight Issues?

      By Christine Chen HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, June 7, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Feeding babies formula from a big bottle might put them at higher risk for greater-than-normal weight gain and weight-for-length size, a new study suggests. Researchers who assessed 298 babies found bottle size in early i

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    8. Anesthesia Safe for Infants, Toddlers, Study Says

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, June 7, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- General anesthesia doesn't seem to harm young children's mental development, new research concludes. "A number of animal studies have suggested that exposure to commonly used anesthetic agents in early development could le

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    9. What Really Works to Help Baby Sleep

      By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, May 24, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Common techniques for helping babies -- and parents -- sleep at night seem to carry no long-term harms, a small trial finds. The study tested two methods: "graduated extinction" (also known as "controlled crying") and "bedtim

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    10. Late Dinners Won't Doom Kids to Obesity

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, May 23, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Late suppers may not be a recipe for childhood obesity, a new study shows. Some previous research has suggested that the timing of meals could affect the risk of being overweight or obese, the investigators said. British re

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