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      Sturdy Finds Vaccinated Kids Need More Doc Visits Than Unvaccinated Kids

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      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

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      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

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      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

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      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

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      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

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      (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

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      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

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      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

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      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

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      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

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      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

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      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

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      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

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      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?

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      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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      Do you know the sun safety UV Index Scale?

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      While it is proven that overexposure to the sun’s ultraviolet radiation is a primary cause of skin cancer, there are many steps people can take to minimize their risk and still enjoy outdoor activities. This is especially important for children. This year an estimated 1.2 million new cases of skin...
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      Sun Warning: UVB does more damage to DNA than UVA

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      The need for adequate vitamin Dby getting a moderate amount of sun is well documented, according to some experts, that is about 15 minutes of sin a day.  It is also well known that sunburn can increase the risk of skin cancer. However, even when there is no sunburn, the...
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      Kids Exercise Guidelines to Low Says Study

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      UK and US guidelines on how much physical activity children need to boost their health and stave off obesity need to be revised, conclude researchers in a study published ahead of print in the Archives of Disease in Childhood. What’s more, less than half of boys and only one in...
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      Kid’s Drinking More High Sugar Beverages Upping Obesity

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      Study suggest these drinks are linked to the childhood obesity epidemic.  Sodas and Sports drinks lead the way. Kids love sugar, and beverage companies market extensively to children.  Something like cigarettes,kids are being srt up for a lifetime addiction to sugar and all the associated health problems.  A recent study...
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      Breastfeeding Dissed in U.S. Hospitals

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      It is widely acknowledged today, after years of struggle by women supporting breast-feeding, that breast-feeding is a key to the long-term health of baby and has numerous health benefits for mom. Yet “Only four states (Alaska, Montana, Oregon, and Washington) have met all five Healthy People 2010 targets for breastfeeding.”,...
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      Kids’ Pajama Recall – Excessive Lead

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      The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announced a recall June 10 of 28,000 sets of camouflage child pajamas sold at The Children’s Place retail stores and website between December 2006 and January 2008 for $15 to $17. The screen print on the shirt contains excess levels of lead. This recall...
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      U.S. Kids in Poverty and Underweight Births Increase

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      U.S. falls behind other advanced nations. If the wellbeing of a societies children is an indicater of a societies wellbieng, the U.S is slipping, according to the annual Kids Count report released Thursday,  The percentage of underweight U.S. born babies was the highest in 40 years, and the number of...
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      Cough Meds Send Over 7,000 Kids to Emergency

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      Each year, about 7,000 children ages 11 and younger go to hospital emergency rooms after taking cold and cough medicines, about two-thirds of them ingested without a parent or caregiver nearby, according to a recent U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) study. Children between the ages of 2 and 5...
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      FDA: Cold Meds Are Dangerous For Kids

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      After years of delay, the FDA has issued an unequivocal warning that over the counter (OTC) cold and cough medications can have “serious and potentially life-threatening side effects” for kids under two. And, by the way, they don’t work to cure colds. Dr. Charles Ganley, director of the FDA’s Office...
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      Food Additives Linked to ADHD. And Vaccines?

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      A landmark study published in the Lancet has, for the first time, conclusively linked common food additives, like food coloring and the widely used preservative sodium benzoate, to hyperactivity in children three-to-nine yeas old. The results prompted the Food Standards Agency of the UK to issue a warning to parents...
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      New Mexico Sours on Dangerous Sweetener Aspartame

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      The New Mexico Legislator is taking the lead on the fight to ban Aspartame. Although he FDA continues to call the artificial sweetener “safe”, the claim has been disputed by medical researchers for years , and the sweetener is banned in Canada and from children’s products in the European Common...
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