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    1. Behavior Woes Hamper More Boys vs. Girls in School

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, June 22, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Behavior problems are more likely to hold boys back in school than girls, a new study shows. "When I compared 4- and 5-year-old boys and girls who had the same levels of behavior problems -- including difficulty sustain

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    2. Drowning Myths: What to Know Before You Dive In

      June 20, 2016 -- More than 10 people a day die from drowning in the U.S. As more of us spend time around pools, lakes, and oceans this summer, experts say the numbers could be minimized with a better understanding of how drowning happens, who is most at risk, and why. WebMD asked four experts to deb

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    3. Doctors' Group Backs Later School Start Times

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, June 16, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- To help ease sleep deprivation among teens, the American Medical Association recommends that middle and high school classes should not start until 8:30 a.m. The new policy, adopted at the annual meeting of the American M

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    4. Breastfeeding a Boon to Preemies' Hearts: Study

      By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, June 14, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Breast-feeding premature babies appears to increase the likelihood that those infants will have healthier hearts in young adulthood, new research suggests. The finding was based on an analysis involving just over 200 men and

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    5. Kids Gain From More 'Dad Time'

      By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter                 MONDAY, June 13, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Fathers play a unique and important role in their children's development, a new report shows.         Just in time for Father's Day, the American Academy of Pediatrics report says U.S. dads are more involved i

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    6. E-Cigarettes a Gateway to Smoking for Teens: Study

             By Randy Dotinga                  HealthDay Reporter               MONDAY, June 13, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Teens in the United States who use electronic cigarettes are six times more likely to move on to traditional cigarettes compared to kids who never use the devices, a new study reports.

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    7. Anesthesia Safe for Infants, Toddlers, Study Says

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, June 7, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- General anesthesia doesn't seem to harm young children's mental development, new research concludes. "A number of animal studies have suggested that exposure to commonly used anesthetic agents in early development could le

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    8. Do Big Bottles Kickstart Infant Weight Issues?

      By Christine Chen HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, June 7, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Feeding babies formula from a big bottle might put them at higher risk for greater-than-normal weight gain and weight-for-length size, a new study suggests. Researchers who assessed 298 babies found bottle size in early i

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    9. 10 Tips to Cut Kids’ Screen Time

      When you were a kid, did you camp out on the couch with your siblings and fight over what show you’d watch on the family TV? Today, your kids have decidedly fewer limits when it comes to controlling a screen. They can watch many at once, and carry them wherever they go. As amazing as the technology

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    10. A Parent’s Guide to P.E. Class

      How many years has it been since you did a shuttle run, played dodgeball, or jogged a mile during gym class? In that time, physical education has changed, says Cheryl Richardson, senior director of programs for the Society of Health and Physical Educators (SHAPE). “The focus is on engaging students,

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