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    1. Mom, Put Down That Smartphone at Dinner

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Dec. 12, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Harried mothers who want to stay close with their kids should put aside their smartphones and tablets at the dinner table, a new study suggests. Researchers found that mothers who are regularly distracted by mobile devices

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    2. CDC Endorses Circumcision for Health Reasons

      By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Dec. 2, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- U.S. health officials are poised to endorse circumcision as a means of preventing HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Tuesday released its first-ever draft

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    3. New Report Targets Hazardous Gifts for Kids

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Dec. 1, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- This holiday season, all kids on Santa's list are vulnerable to toys that can pose real health risks, a new report finds. There are toys with toxic chemicals, small toys that are choking hazards, toys that are so loud they

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    4. Babies Sleep With Soft Bedding Despite SIDS Risk

      By Tara Haelle HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Dec. 1, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Although soft bedding has been linked to an increased risk of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS), more than half of American parents continue to use such bedding for their sleeping babies, according to a new study. Use of so

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    5. Want Kids to Eat Better? Get Them Cooking

      By Alex Kramer HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Nov. 27, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Getting kids involved in the kitchen, through cooking classes or at home, may make them more likely to choose healthy foods, according to a recent review. Cooking programs and classes for children seem to positively influe

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    6. Steer Clear of Cold Meds for Babies, FDA Advises

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Nov. 26, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Most babies and young children don't need medicines if they have a cold, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration says. Over-the-counter (OTC) cold and cough medicine should not be given to children younger than 2 because

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    7. Brain Abnormality Spotted in Many SIDS Babies

      By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Nov. 25, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A brain abnormality may be responsible for more than 40 percent of deaths from sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS), a new study suggests. The abnormality is in the hippocampus, a part of the brain that influences breath

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    8. Baby Strollers Recalled; Finger Amputation Risk

      Nov. 20, 2014 -- Nearly 5 million Graco- and Century-brand baby strollers are being recalled in the United States, Canada and Mexico due to a problem that can result in severe cuts or finger amputation, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission says. The folding hinge on the sides of the recalled

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    9. More Than One-Fifth of High School Students Smoke

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Nov. 13, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- More than a fifth of American teens smoke or use tobacco in some way, which means that millions of them are putting themselves at risk for early death, a federal government study warns. Nearly 23 percent of high school s

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    10. Can Video Game Play Help Young Minds Learn?

      By Randy Dotinga HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Nov. 10, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Action video games like "Call of Duty" can teach young adults new skills while also improving the way the skills are learned, new research suggests. It's not clear how the improved learning abilities may translate to life

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