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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. Irregular Bedtimes & Behavior Problems in Kids

    By Serena Gordon HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Oct. 14 (HealthDay News) -- A regular bedtime might guarantee more than a good night's sleep for both kids and their parents -- it turns out that a regular bedtime can make for a better-behaved child, new research suggests. When 7-year-olds had irregular b

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  7. Breastfeeding After Implants Won't Cause Sagging

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Oct. 10 (HealthDay News) -- Women with breast implants shouldn't worry that breast-feeding will cause sagging, according to a new study. Many women worry that breast-feeding could change the appearance of their breasts, "particularly after they investe

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  8. 1 in 10 Young Adults Admits to Sexual Violence

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Oct. 7 (HealthDay News) -- Nearly one in 10 teenagers and young adults has coerced or forced a peer to engage in some form of sexual activity, and violent pornography is partly to blame, according to a new study. The study of more than 1,000 young people

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  9. Probiotics Not Shown to Soothe Babies' Colic, Review Finds

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Oct. 7 (HealthDay News) -- Although the use of probiotics is growing in popularity among parents hoping to treat infant colic, there is no clear evidence that it helps, Australian researchers report. Their review of 12 studies on the subject found confli

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  10. Star Athletes Often Endorse Junk Food, Study Says

    By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Oct. 7 (HealthDay News) -- Professional athletes may be known for their fitness, but the foods they endorse are usually less than healthy, a new study finds. The study found that food and beverages promoted by the likes of Peyton Manning and Serena Williams a

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