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    1. How to Talk to Your Child About Weight

      “Am I fat?” They’re three words no parent wants to hear. But your child may say them -- or ask another weight-related question -- at some point. The truth is, most kids think about weight. Girls as young as age 6 worry about being “too fat.” And research shows most adolescent and teen boys are worri

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    2. Can Toddlers Be Overweight?

      For parents, it’s usually a good sign when a baby gains weight. It means they’re healthy and growing. But how early is too early to wonder if your child is too heavy? The truth is that toddlers can be overweight, and it’s not always easy for parents to tell if they are. So it’s important to check in

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    3. Infant Probiotics and Lower Type 1 Diabetes Risk

      By Serena Gordon HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Nov. 11, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Adding probiotics -- good bacteria -- to an infant's feedings in the first month of life may reduce the risk of type 1 diabetes for those genetically predisposed to getting the disease, new research suggests. Supplement

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    4. Mom's Chemical Exposure Tied to Kids' Extra Weight

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Nov. 11, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Exposure in the womb to high levels of a widely used industrial chemical appears to increase a child's risk of obesity, a new study suggests. The research included information on just over 200 Cincinnati mothers and the

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    5. Breastfeeding May Not Help Prevent Kids' Allergies

      By Maureen Salamon HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Nov. 5, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Breast-fed children are just as likely to develop allergies as children who were formula-fed, preliminary new research suggests. But the study, which analyzed medical records from nearly 200 children aged 4 through 18,

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    6. Most Preschoolers Use Tablets, Smartphones Daily

      By Tara Haelle HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Nov. 2, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Nearly all U.S. kids under age 4 have used a mobile device such as a tablet or smartphone, and they are using them at earlier and earlier ages, a new study finds. The study of 350 children in a low-income, minority community

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    7. Cutting Sugar Boosts Kids' Health Immediately

      By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Oct. 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Cutting most of the sugar from a child's diet can immediately improve health, even if the diet still contains the same amount of calories and carbohydrates as before, a new study suggests. Researchers put a group of 43

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    8. Does Birth Order Determine Personality?

      By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Oct. 19, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Forget what you've heard about birth order determining your adult personality, a new study suggests. Birth order does not influence any of the "big five" personality traits -- extroversion, emotional stability, agreeable

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    9. Teach Kids Manners

      By Mary Jo DiLonardo From burping in public to not shaking hands, kids and good manners aren't always a natural fit. With every nose pick it may seem like a losing battle, but there are ways to turn your little monsters into civilized human beings. Here are three no-fail suggestions from the manners

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    10. Stop Yelling At Your Kids

      By Jenn Sturiale Hey parents: Raise your hand if you've ever yelled at your kids (this is the Internet; no one's looking). After you've made your ten-trillionth request to "please stop torturing your little sister," it's easy for enlightened parenting techniques to evaporate in a cloud of overwhelme

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