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  1. Very Preterm Babies & Disability: Encouraging News

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, April 30 (HealthDay News) -- Extremely premature infants are more likely to have mental and physical disabilities than full-term infants, but rates of such disabilities aren't rising, new research says. The study included almost 500 children in Sweden who

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  2. Prescription Drug Abuse Up Among Teens: Survey

    By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, April 23 (HealthDay News) -- The United States appears to be in the throes of a prescription drug abuse crisis among teens, with a new survey showing that 24 percent of high school students -- more than 5 million kids -- have abused these medications. That's

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  3. Telling Kids to Clean Plate May Backfire

    By Serena Gordon HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, April 22 (HealthDay News) -- Although you might think being a member of the "clean plate club" is something that stops when a child is young, new research suggests that up to two-thirds of parents still encourage teenagers to finish all the food on their p

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  4. Many Parents Text, Phone With Kids in Car: Survey

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, April 19 (HealthDay News) -- Nearly two-thirds of adults use a cell phone when they're driving with children in the car, and about one-third text, according to a new California survey. The dangers of such behavior are well-documented. In 2011, about 3,300

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  5. Babies Born Even Slightly Early May Lag Behind

    By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, April 16 (HealthDay News) -- Many women choose to have labor induced or to have an elective Cesarean delivery before the full term of their pregnancy is up, but a new study suggests their child's development may suffer if they are born even a little ear

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  6. Better Sleep for Baby –- and You

    Kara Cantrell knew she was in trouble by the second night after her son was born. "He screamed through the night," remembers the 41-year-old actor from Atlanta. "I'd had a 4-day labor and C-section and was just a mess. And there was this screaming creature and I didn't know what to do." A couple mon

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  7. 10 Things You Must Tell Your Teen

    You want -- and need -- to give your teenager advice. So what exactly do they need to hear from you? Is there a better way than trying to yell advice in their direction as they're getting out of the car?   Here's what to say and, maybe more important, how to say it to get through to your teen. Teens

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  8. Q&A With Nick Lachey

    Entertainer Nick Lachey, 39, says being a new dad surprised, delighted, and challenged him -- and gave him something new to sing about. You have two nephews. Did that experience prepare you for having your own son, Camden? "To some extent, yeah, in that any experience you have is good. I mean, at le

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  9. Frequent Eating in Kids Tied to Less Weight Gain

    By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, April 8 (HealthDay News) -- In what may seem a surprising finding, kids in a new study who ate more often over the course of a day were less likely to be overweight than their peers who ate the traditional three squares. Looking at 11 past studies, Greek rese

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  10. Kids Given Big Plates Help Themselves to More Food

    By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, April 8 (HealthDay News) -- Small kids who are given large plates and then allowed to serve themselves take more food and consume more calories, new research finds. The study used 41 first-graders in a Philadelphia elementary school to test whether adult

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