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  1. 5% of U.S. Kids 'Severely Obese,' Experts Warn

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Sept. 9 (HealthDay News) -- While the rate of obesity among U.S. children seems to have leveled off, the number who are "severely obese" continues to rise, according to the American Heart Association. Some 5 percent of children and teens now fall into th

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  2. Teens' Use of E-Cigarettes Doubles in a Year

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Sept. 5 (HealthDay News) -- The use of electronic cigarettes -- or e-cigarettes -- by U.S. middle and high school students more than doubled from 2011 to 2012, federal health officials reported Thursday. And, rather than using electronic cigarettes as

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  3. Screaming at Your Misbehaving Teen May Backfire

    By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Sept. 4 (HealthDay News) -- Parents who discipline their teenagers with a hostile brew of screaming, cursing and name-calling may ultimately be doing far more harm than good, a new study reveals. An analysis involving nearly 1,000 two-parent families and t

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  4. HPV Vaccination Rates Among Teens Still Lagging

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Aug. 29 (HealthDay News) -- Not enough teens are getting the vaccine that protects against the human papillomavirus (HPV), and doctors' reluctance to recommend it may be part of the reason why, U.S. health officials reported Thursday. Although the teta

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  5. Fast-Food Ads Aimed at Kids Focus on Toys, Not Food

    By Mary Elizabeth Dallas HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Aug. 29 (HealthDay News) -- Unlike fast-food advertisements geared toward adults, which feature burgers and fries, those targeting children focus more on free toys, movie tie-ins and other giveaways, according to a new study. In light of their fi

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  6. Simple Strategies Not Always Enough for Bedwetting

    By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Aug. 27 (HealthDay News) -- While techniques such as fluid restriction can help some children who have problems with bedwetting, alarms and medications are more effective, a new study finds. "Simple behavioral therapies such as rewarding the child for d

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  7. Most Medications OK During Breast-Feeding

    By Brenda Goodman HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Aug. 26 (HealthDay News) -- Most breast-feeding moms can safely take the medications and vaccines they need, without fear they'll harm a nursing infant, according to a new report from a leading group of U.S. pediatricians. The report, from the American Ac

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  8. Stuttering May Not Cause Emotional Woes in Kids

    By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Aug. 26 (HealthDay News) -- Preschoolers who stutter typically do not suffer emotional or social problems because of it, and even tend to have stronger language skills than their peers, a new study suggests. Researchers said the findings offer reassurance to

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  9. How Many Extra Calories Add Up to Obesity for Kids?

    By Brenda Goodman HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, July 30 (HealthDay News) -- Overweight kids may be consuming far more calories than their doctors or parents realize, a new study suggests. The study, which is published in the July 30 online issue of The Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology, updates the math

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  10. Breast-Fed Baby May Become Higher-IQ Child

    By Denise Mann HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, July 29 (HealthDay News) -- Mothers can add higher child IQ to the list of benefits associated with breast-feeding: New research shows that the longer a new mom breast-feeds up to one year, the greater the benefit on her baby's intelligence. Babies who were

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