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  1. Common Infant Vaccine and Bowel Complication Risk

    By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Jan. 14 (HealthDay News) -- Newer vaccines that protect against rotavirus have lower risks of bowel obstruction for infants than a previous vaccine did, two new studies suggest. "We would call it a small increased risk," said W. Katherine Yih, a lecture

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  2. Parenthood for All? You've Got to Be Kidding

    By Randy Dotinga HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Jan. 13, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Those little bundles of joy aren't always tickets to happiness, as most parents know. But a new study suggests that middle-aged parents in the United States living with younger children are no more satisfied or happy than

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  3. Preservative in Baby Wipes Linked to Rashes in Some Children

    By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Jan. 13, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Researchers say they have pinpointed a preservative found in many popular wet wipes and baby wipes as the cause of allergic skin reactions in some children. Reports of reactions have ranged from disfiguring patches to crustin

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  4. Probiotic Drops Might Ease Colic: Study

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Jan. 13, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Infants given probiotics during the first three months of life appear to have fewer bouts of colic, acid reflux and constipation, according to Italian researchers. Colic -- excessive crying that is unrelated to a medical

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  5. 1 in 4 U.S. Teens Gets Enough Exercise: Report

    By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Jan. 8, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Although U.S. health experts recommend that kids engage in moderate-to-vigorous physical activity for at least 60 minutes daily, only one in four actually does so, according to a report released Wednesday. However, abo

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  6. Fitness in Teen Years May Guard Against This

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Jan. 8, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- People who are aerobically fit as teenagers are less likely to have a heart attack in middle age, a study of nearly 750,000 Swedish men suggests. Every 15 percent increase in aerobic fitness in your teen years is assoc

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  7. Temporary Fever May Occur When Kids Under 2 Get 2 Shots at Once

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Jan. 7, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Young children who receive flu and pneumococcal vaccines at the same time are at increased risk for temporary fever, a new study reports. While parents should be told about this risk, the benefits of the vaccines outweigh

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  8. Daycare Surfaces May Hold Germs Longer Than Thought

    By Mary Elizabeth Dallas HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Jan. 3, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Germs that cause common illnesses, including ear infections and strep throat, can linger on surfaces such as cribs, children's toys and books for hours after contamination -- even after the objects are well cleaned

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  9. Bad Night's Sleep May Raise Blood Pressure in Kids

    By Denise Mann HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Dec. 16, 2013 (HealthDay News) -- Kids who don't get enough sleep at night may experience a slight spike in their blood pressure the next day even if they are not overweight or obese, a new study suggests. The research included 143 kids aged 10 to 18 who spe

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  10. Maternity Leave and Postpartum Depression

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Dec. 13, 2013 (HealthDay News) -- Having a longer maternity leave reduces a woman's risk of postpartum depression, new research shows. The findings suggest that the maximum 12 weeks of maternity leave given to American mothers under federal law may be inad

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