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    1. Deaths Lead to Recall of Baby Monitors

      Nov 22, 2013 -- About 600,000 baby monitors are being recalled after two babies strangled to death on the device's cord, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission says. The recall covers Angelcare Movement and Sound Monitors with Sensor Pads that were made between 1999 and 2013. The cord, which is

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    2. Parents Clueless About Dangers of Noise Hazards?

      By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Nov. 21 (HealthDay News) -- One in six teens has some degree of preventable hearing loss, but few parents warn their kids to turn down their iPods or avoid other sources of excessive noise, new research finds. "High-frequency hearing loss, which is typ

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    3. Sports for Teens Are Beneficial -- Up to a Point

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Nov. 21, 2013 (HealthDay News) -- Too much time spent playing sports can be as bad as too little time for teens, a new study finds. Swiss researchers found the greatest benefit seemed to be associated with 14 hours of sports a week. That's higher than Eu

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    4. Breast Milk With Solid Foods Might Stave Off Allergies

      By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Nov. 18, 2013 (HealthDay News) -- Giving babies solid food while still breast-feeding, and waiting until 17 weeks to do so, might protect the infants from food allergies, British researchers say. The overlap between starting solid foods while still breas

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    5. More U.S. Teens Try E-Cigarettes, Hookahs: Report

      By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Nov. 14 (HealthDay News) -- The rapidly growing use of electronic cigarettes, hookahs and other smoking alternatives by middle school and high school students concerns U.S. health officials. While use of these devices nearly doubled in some cases betwe

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    6. Music Training May Boost Young Brains

      By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Nov. 12 (HealthDay News) -- Playing a musical instrument can cause fundamental changes in a young person's brain, shaping both how it functions and how it is physically structured, researchers say. A trio of studies presented this week at the annual mee

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    7. Childhood Obesity Tied to Earlier Puberty in Girls

      By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Nov. 4 (HealthDay News) -- U.S. girls are developing breasts at a younger age compared to years past, and obesity appears to explain a large share of the shift, a new study suggests. Researchers found that between 2004 and 2011, American girls typically start

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    8. Breast Milk Bought Online May Contain Harmful Germs

      By Brenda Goodman HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Oct. 21 (HealthDay News) -- Even after working with several nursing experts, first-time mom Katie Sweet wasn't able to make enough of her own breast milk to feed her newborn daughter. And she said her baby just didn't do well on formula. "Honestly, my dau

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    9. Kids Who Exercise More May Get Better Grades

      By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Oct. 21 (HealthDay News) -- Getting regular daily exercise of moderate to vigorous intensity may also boost students' academic performance, according to a new U.K. study. The more intense the exercise, the greater the impact on English, math and science

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    10. Too Much Texting May Leave College Kids Sleepy

      By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Oct. 18 (HealthDay News) -- College students in search of a good night's sleep may want to put some distance between their pillow and their cell phone, new research suggests. However, study author Karla Klein Murdock, a professor of psychology at Washington a

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