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  1. Nearly Half of Infants Have Flat Spots on Heads

    By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, July 8 (HealthDay News) -- Putting babies on their backs to sleep has sharply cut the rate of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS), but it has also left nearly half of infants with a flattened heads, a new Canadian study estimates. Researchers found that 47 pe

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  2. Diapering Baby On the Go

    Going out with your newborn is already a little nerve-wracking: Baby’s so tiny and the world is pretty big. Then there’s the added worry of getting stranded without diapers or other baby care essentials. What can you do? Don't worry! We talked with pediatricians and parents on WebMD’s parenting mess

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  3. Sleepy Teens Reach for Fast Foods First

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, July 4 (HealthDay News) -- Sleep-deprived teens make poor food choices, a new study finds. "Not only do sleepy teens, on average, eat more food that's bad for them, they also eat less food that is good for them," study leader Lauren Hale, an associate pr

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  4. New Active Video Games May Give Kids More Exercise

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, July 2 (HealthDay News) -- Newer-generation "active" video games give a slight boost to children's physical activity levels at home, according to a new study. Most video games are passive and no better than watching television in terms of getting youngste

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  5. Collapsible Laundry Hampers May Pose Risk to Kids

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, July 1 (HealthDay News) -- Collapsible laundry hampers can cause serious eye injuries to children if a sharp wire contained within the device breaks free, according to a new report. The researchers documented the cases of two children, one 23 months old

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  6. Health Highlights: June 27, 2013

    Lower limits on the amount of fat, calories, sugar and salt in all foods sold in U.S. schools were finalized this week by federal officials. Included in the new Department of Agriculture restrictions are snacks sold around the school and items on the "a la carte" line in cafeterias, which have never

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  7. How Safe Is Your Local Beach?

    By Barbara Bronson Gray HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, June 26 (HealthDay News) -- If you're not careful, you may bring something other than sand and wet swimsuits home from a day at the beach this summer. Released Wednesday, the report card on more than 3,000 of the nation's beaches shows that the w

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  8. Injuries From Ocean Waves More Common Than Thought

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter SUNDAY, June 23 (HealthDay News) -- A study out of Delaware suggests that injuries to beachgoers caused by ocean waves are more common and severe than previously suspected, and people need to be aware of the ocean's power -- even in shallow water. To keep safe, it

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  9. 7 Ways to Get Better Food Into Your Kids' School

    It's cupcake day again in class, at hockey practice, and at a friend's house after school. When your children leave for the day, they may face a daily diet of unhealthy foods. Sure, too much bad food can cause unhealthy weight gain in kids. But that's not the only reason you want your kids to eat ri

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  10. When Is It OK to Quit a Sport?

    In April, your 10-year-old was eager to start Little League. Now it’s June or July, and he drags his feet whenever it’s time to grab his glove. “I don’t want to play baseball anymore,” he says. You want to him to learn to love being physically active, though. You want to make sure he’s getting 60 mi

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