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  1. Steer Clear of Cold Meds for Babies, FDA Advises

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Nov. 26, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Most babies and young children don't need medicines if they have a cold, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration says. Over-the-counter (OTC) cold and cough medicine should not be given to children younger than 2 because

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  2. Brain Abnormality Spotted in Many SIDS Babies

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Nov. 25, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A brain abnormality may be responsible for more than 40 percent of deaths from sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS), a new study suggests. The abnormality is in the hippocampus, a part of the brain that influences breath

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  3. Baby Strollers Recalled; Finger Amputation Risk

    Nov. 20, 2014 -- Nearly 5 million Graco- and Century-brand baby strollers are being recalled in the United States, Canada and Mexico due to a problem that can result in severe cuts or finger amputation, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission says. The folding hinge on the sides of the recalled

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  4. More Than One-Fifth of High School Students Smoke

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Nov. 13, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- More than a fifth of American teens smoke or use tobacco in some way, which means that millions of them are putting themselves at risk for early death, a federal government study warns. Nearly 23 percent of high school s

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  5. Study Builds Case for Later High School Start Time

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Nov. 7, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Teens go to sleep much later than younger children, according to a study that lends support to later start times in high schools. Researchers followed 94 children and teens for two years, to learn how their sleep habits cha

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  6. Get a Good Night's Sleep: Tips for You and Your Family

    If you're like many Americans, you're probably not getting enough sleep. Constantly on the go, you may think you never have enough time to finish everything on your to-do list. But that doesn't mean you should shortchange your sleep -- or your health, for that matter. "People don't respect their sle

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  7. Baby Wipes Recalled Due to Possible Bacteria

    Oct. 28, 2014 -- Ten brands of baby wipes sold at Walgreens, Sam's Club and other stores nationwide are being voluntarily recalled due to possible bacteria contamination, the company announced Monday. According to Nutek Disposables, Inc., included in the recall are baby wipes sold under the brand na

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  8. Young Caregivers Risk Failing in School: Study

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Oct. 13, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- More than 1.3 million American children and teens care for family members with physical or mental illness or substance abuse problems, and these children are at risk for poor health and school failure themselves, a new stu

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  9. Sleeping on Sofa Can Be Deadly for Babies: Study

    By Tara Haelle HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Oct. 13, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- One of the most dangerous places for a sleeping baby is a sofa, according to a new study. Of nearly 8,000 infant sleeping deaths in the United States, researchers found that about 12 percent were sofa-related. And nearly thr

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  10. Coaches Don't Always Protect Young Pitchers' Arms

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Oct. 10, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Counting pitches reduces young pitchers' risk of arm damage, but many coaches don't use this method consistently, according to a new study. Researchers surveyed 61 youth baseball coaches in Cincinnati and northeast Ohio, a

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