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  1. Animal Fur May Lower Baby's Asthma Risk

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter SUNDAY, Sept. 7, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Infants who sleep on animal fur may be less likely to develop asthma later in childhood, new research suggests. The study included more than 2,400 healthy city-dwelling newborns in Germany who were followed until age 10. O

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  2. Skin Cells Used to Create Heart Valve for Kids

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Sept. 3, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- While artificial heart valves have long been available to adults, making permanent valves for children has been challenging because kids' bodies keep growing. But researchers say they've found a way around that, using a

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  3. Breast-Feeding Lowers Kids' Allergy, Infection Risk

    By EJ Mundell HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Sept. 2, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Two new studies further confirm the health benefits of breast-feeding. One suggests that 6-year-olds who were breast-fed have a lower risk of ear, throat and sinus infections compared to bottle-fed infants, while the other f

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  4. Family, Screen Time Tied to Kids’ Success: Study

    Sept. 1, 2014 -- Here’s a back-to-school pop quiz for parents: How much do you think your child’s school grades or emotions are tied to whether you’re sitting down to dinner together? The answer: More than you might think.   More on Kids' Learning   Building Kids' Schools Success Why Reading Is Impo

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  5. Preterm, Small Birth Tied to Heart, Brain Risks

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Sept. 1, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Babies born early or at low birth weight are at risk later in life of having smaller, less efficient brains or health problems that increase their risk for heart disease, according to a pair of new studies. But even thou

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  6. Steer Clear of Dietary Supplements for Concussions

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Aug. 26, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- As the fall sports season starts and young players face the risk of concussions, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration warns that dietary supplements that claim to prevent, treat or cure concussions are untested, unproven

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  7. Start School Later for Older Kids, Doctors Urge

    By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Aug. 25, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- U.S. high schools and middle schools should start classes later in the morning to allow kids some much-needed sleep, a leading group of pediatricians is urging. Ideally, the American Academy of Pediatrics says, the first bell

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  8. Pediatricians Offer New Dental Recommendations

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Aug. 25, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- All children should start using toothpaste with fluoride when their teeth appear, regardless of their risk level for cavities, according to new recommendations from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP). Up until age 3,

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  9. Baby on a Plane: How to Prepare

    Air travel can be an exercise in patience. Add a baby, with all the extra gear to lug, diapers to change, and cries to calm, and it becomes even more trying. Meg Collins, author of the e-book Flying With Baby, offers this advice for arriving at your destination with your sanity intact. Bring a car s

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  10. Q&A With Mario Lopez

    Actor, author, dancer, dad: Multi-talented Mario Lopez, host of the Emmy-winning entertainment news program Extra, celebrates his 30th year on the small screen this year. Perhaps best known for his character A.C. Slater on the 1990s sitcom Saved by the Bell, Lopez also placed second in the third sea

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