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      Sturdy Finds Vaccinated Kids Need More Doc Visits Than Unvaccinated Kids

      The vaccination controversy will not subside anytime soon. One one side are huge pharmaceutical companies, and the medical industrial complex, on the other are parents trying to get straight answers on the safety an effectiveness of the ever increasing number of recommended vaccines. Central to the problem is the lack...
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      16 Minutes of Exercise Separates Fit and Unfit Kids

      A recent study shows that normal-weight children get an average of 16 more minutes of physical activity a day than their obese peers.  In addition, girls tend to get 20 minutes less physical activity each day than boys do. Normal-weight children are moderately to vigorously active for 59 minutes a...
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      Physical Fitness Pumps Up Kids Brains

      Researcher from the University of Illinois finds an association between the fitness of 9- and 10-year-old children and their brains. Fitter kids tend to have a bigger hippocampus and perform better on a test of memory. The study included 49 kids and used magnetic resonance imaging to measure the relative...
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      Soda Drinking as Kids is Indicator of Unhealthy Diet

      A ten year study from Penn State found that young girls who drink soda tend to have have less healthy diets in adolescence than those who did not drink soda. The study showed that girls who drank soda at age five had diets that were less likely to meet nutritional...
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      Low levels of Vitamin D Linked to Asthma Rates Higher in Kids

      Researchers uncover connection between low levels of vitamin D and high rates of asthma in Washington, D.C. Researchers at Children’s National Medical Center have discovered that African American children with asthma in metropolitan Washington, DC, are significantly more likely to have low levels of vitamin D than healthy African American...
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      Over Half a Million U.S. Kids Per Year Suffer Health Reactions From Drugs

      (NaturalNews) More than half a million children suffer adverse reactions every year in the United States from prescription drugs, according to a study conducted by researchers from the Children’s Hospital in Boston and published in the journal Pediatrics. The researchers examined data on emergency room and clinic visits between the...
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      Anesthesia for Surgery Linked to Kids Developmental Problems

      In a preliminary study, researchers have linked the use of general anesthesia to behavioral or developmental problems in young children. In the study, kids under the age of 3 who had surgery were found to have about twice the risk of developing behavioral or developmental problems compared to kids who...
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      Uninsured Middle Class and Poor Kids Lack Similar Care

      Many children without health insurance go without care all year. Uninsured children in families earning between approximately $38,000 and $76,000 a year are about as likely to go without any health care as uninsured children in poorer families. The study, by Laura Shone, an assistant professor of Pediatrics at the...
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      Colds and kids: Positive safety Results for Ginseng Extract

      A safety study of a highly touted herbal remedy extract (COLD-fX) from ginseng shows promise for use by Kids as a natural cold and flu remedy. The study, by Canadian researchers, appears in the journal Pediatrics – the official journal of the American Academy of Pediatrics. The randomized, double-blind, placebo...
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      Cancer Expert Issues Cell Phone Warning, Especially for Children

      Cancer Experts Issues Cell Phone Warning, Especially for Children Dr. Ronald B. Herberman, director of the University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute, issued an unprecedented warning on the possible link between cell phone use and cancer, in a memo sent nearly 3,000 faculty and staff today. Te warning was especially severe...
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      US Health Agency Head Supports Chelation Testing for Treating Autism

      According to a report from the Associated Press (AP),the director of U.S. National Institute of Mental Health, is advocating testing chelation therapy as a treatment for the autism. Chelation is a controversial in medical some circles , in part, because it is based upon the theory that autism is not...
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      Dos and Dont’s of the Vaccination Decision

      Vaccination is a medical procedure which carries a risk of injury or death. As a parent, it is your responsibility to become educated about the benefits and risks of vaccines in order to make the most informed, responsible vaccination decisions. 1. Your doctor is required by law to provide you...
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      Study: Honey Beats Meds for Coughs

      Since antiquity honey has been used for wound healing of skin injuries. Honey has been shown in several studies to fight the growth of bacteria responsible for wound infections. In one preliminary study, nine infants with large, open infected wounds that failed to heal with conventional treatment were treated successfully...
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      Veggies and Fish Reduce Kids Asthma Risk

      Results from a 7-year mother and child study find specific foods can impact asthma and allergy risks for children. A diet rich in fish and specific vegetables can reduce asthma and allergies in children, according to a seven-year study of 460 Spanish children, published in the journal Pediatric Allergy and Immunology....
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      July is UV Safety Month: How Safe is Your Sunscreen?

      Sunshine is a vital part your health and it is your best source for essential Vitamin D. There are numerous other health benefits from sunlight, like fighting depression and protection against various types of cancer. Everyone needs regular sun exposure. Yet we all know we can get excess sun exposure...
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