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    1. Obesity in Youth May Harm the Heart Long-Term

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Nov. 25, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A new study finds that even if overweight or obese young women slim down later on, obesity-linked damage to the heart may linger for decades. The research shows that even formerly overweight women remain at heightened r

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    2. Ban Crib Bumpers Because of Rising Deaths: Study

      By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Nov. 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Infant deaths linked to crib bumpers have spiked in recent years in the United States, leading researchers to urge a ban on the padded bedding accessories. Bumper-related crib deaths tripled from 2006 to 2012, compared with

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    3. Breastfeeding May Lower This Risk for Some Women

      By Tara Haelle HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Nov. 23, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- New research suggests another potential benefit for moms who breast-feed -- a lower risk of developing type 2 diabetes. The study found that breast-feeding for more than two months was linked to around a 50 percent reduction

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    4. Infant Probiotics and Lower Type 1 Diabetes Risk

      By Serena Gordon HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Nov. 11, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Adding probiotics -- good bacteria -- to an infant's feedings in the first month of life may reduce the risk of type 1 diabetes for those genetically predisposed to getting the disease, new research suggests. Supplement

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    5. Mom's Chemical Exposure Tied to Kids' Extra Weight

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Nov. 11, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Exposure in the womb to high levels of a widely used industrial chemical appears to increase a child's risk of obesity, a new study suggests. The research included information on just over 200 Cincinnati mothers and the

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    6. Breastfeeding May Not Help Prevent Kids' Allergies

      By Maureen Salamon HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Nov. 5, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Breast-fed children are just as likely to develop allergies as children who were formula-fed, preliminary new research suggests. But the study, which analyzed medical records from nearly 200 children aged 4 through 18,

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    7. Most Preschoolers Use Tablets, Smartphones Daily

      By Tara Haelle HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Nov. 2, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Nearly all U.S. kids under age 4 have used a mobile device such as a tablet or smartphone, and they are using them at earlier and earlier ages, a new study finds. The study of 350 children in a low-income, minority community

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    8. Cutting Sugar Boosts Kids' Health Immediately

      By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Oct. 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Cutting most of the sugar from a child's diet can immediately improve health, even if the diet still contains the same amount of calories and carbohydrates as before, a new study suggests. Researchers put a group of 43

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    9. Does Birth Order Determine Personality?

      By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Oct. 19, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Forget what you've heard about birth order determining your adult personality, a new study suggests. Birth order does not influence any of the "big five" personality traits -- extroversion, emotional stability, agreeable

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    10. Gut Bacteria Tied to Asthma Risk in Kids

      By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Sept. 30, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The presence of four types of gut bacteria in infancy may reduce a child's risk for asthma, Canadian researchers report. Most infants get these bacteria naturally from the environment. But some babies are given antib

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