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27 kids die of measles in Sindh: WHO


June 3rd, 2012 - 3:04 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 3 (IANS) At least 27 children under five years have died due to measles in Pakistan's Sindh province, the World Health Organisation (WHO) has said.The provincial health minister, ... Read more...

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Kids who self-unbuckle at high risk for serious injuries


May 2nd, 2011 - 5:37 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 2 (ANI): A new study has revealed that most children who first unbuckle were age three and under and that many unbuckle while the vehicle is in motion-putting them at ... Read more...

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Prenatal exposure to chemical in plastic linked to wheezing in kids


May 2nd, 2011 - 3:20 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 02 (ANI): A Penn State College of Medicine researcher has indicated that exposure to chemical bisphenol A during early pregnancy may be associated with wheezing in children.Bisphenol A, or BPA, ... Read more...

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Pharmacy errors ‘may put kids at high risk of painkiller overdose’


May 1st, 2011 - 3:01 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 01 (ANI): A research has indicated that parents who give young children prescription painkillers should take extra care to make sure they give just the right amount because the dose ... Read more...

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Chinese 3-year-old toddler weighs 132 pounds


March 29th, 2011 - 9:02 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Beijing, Mar 29 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Doctors in China are shocked by the rate at which a 3-year-old baby is gaining weight. Lu Hao was not born with an abnormal weight and that ... Read more...

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Dogs could be the key to getting sedentary teens off the couch


February 9th, 2011 - 2:55 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 9 (ANI): A new study on dog ownership and adolescent physical activity has revealed that the key to get your sedentary teen off the couch is bringing a 'fun loving', ... Read more...

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Double dose of chicken pox vaccine more effective


January 5th, 2011 - 4:28 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 5 (IANS) Two doses of the chicken pox vaccine are more effective than one, researchers have found. The odds of developing the infection were lower in children who had received ... Read more...

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Instructions on over-the-counter medicines for kids found to be ‘confusing’


December 1st, 2010 - 5:24 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 1 (ANI): A new study has revealed that instructions on boxes and bottles of over-the-counter (OTC) medicines for children in the United States are confusing and hard for parents to ... Read more...

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Eating Peanuts While Pregnant Linked to Allergies in Baby


November 3rd, 2010 - 12:21 am ICT by Angela Kaye Mason
Nov 2 (THAINDIAN NEWS) According to a report from the Canadian Press, eating peanuts during pregnancy has been linked to food allergies in the baby. The new study suggests that those babies ... Read more...

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Parent-only treatment may be equally effective for childhood obesity


October 22nd, 2010 - 1:23 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 22 (ANI): A new study has revealed that parent-only treatments for childhood obesity work equally as well as plans that include parents and child.Moreover, the method is more cost effective ... Read more...

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Study: Teens think that sports drinks are healthy


September 28th, 2010 - 8:04 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Sep 28 (THAINDIAN NEWS) According to a recent health survey the popular misconception amongst teens is that they think health drinks available in stores are healthy.University of Texas researchers reported that teens ... Read more...

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Early sex among teens not linked to media exposure: Study


August 19th, 2010 - 1:19 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, August 19 (ANI): Previous studies have indicated that there is a link between exposure to sex in the media and the early onset of sexual activity among teens. However, a new ... Read more...

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Chinese women unaware of breastfeeding norms


August 7th, 2010 - 4:51 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Aug 7 (ANI): Only 20 percent of Chinese women understood what exclusive breastfeeding means while more than 50 percent of mothers stopped exclusive breastfeeding before their child was six months ... Read more...

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Saying ‘don’t worry’ freaks out fearful kids


June 23rd, 2010 - 1:23 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 23 (ANI): A new study has revealed that reassuring your kids when they are about to undergo a painful medical procedure might just increase their fear and pain.On the other ... Read more...

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Study shows seasonality of child abuse is a myth


June 22nd, 2010 - 4:32 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 22 (ANI): A new study has challenged the notion that winter months, and especially winter holidays, are a time of increased child abuse.The study of homicides of 797 children ... Read more...

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Today’s dads more involved in raising children: Study


June 11th, 2010 - 3:13 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 11 (ANI): More and more fathers are opting to be stay-at-home dads or work from home, while even more are the primary caregivers when mom travels for work or serves ... Read more...

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How to identify masked hypertension in kids


May 3rd, 2010 - 6:12 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 3 (ANI): A study has suggested that parent's blood pressure, waist and hip circumference are the keys to identifying masked hypertension in their kids.According to data unveiled at the American ... Read more...

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Watching R-rated movies linked to early alcohol use


April 26th, 2010 - 2:20 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 26 (ANI): A new study has suggested that middle-schoolers who are forbidden to watch R-rated movies are less likely to start drinking than peers whose parents are more lenient about ... Read more...

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Camel No. 9 teen


March 16th, 2010 - 8:02 pm ICT by Pen Men At Work
Mar 16 (Pen Men at Work): The recent ad for the camel no 9 cigarette seems to have caught the fancy of teen age girls. The print which came in the magazines ... Read more...

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Soon, injection or throat spray for kids with obstructive sleep apnea


February 5th, 2010 - 6:52 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 5 (ANI): A new study has found that kids with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) may one day be able to have an injection or use a throat spray instead of ... Read more...

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Perception of discrimination increases smoking in minority teen boys


January 20th, 2010 - 3:14 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 20 (ANI): A new study from the Indiana University School of Medicine has shown that the perception of discrimination increases the amount teenage minority boys smoke but does not increase ... Read more...

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Jharkhand doctors strike work to protest attacks


January 13th, 2010 - 9:26 pm ICT by IANS
Ranchi, Jan 13 (IANS) Medical services were hit as doctors called a one-day strike in Jharkhand Wednesday to protest the rising attacks on medics in Jamshedpur city. OPD services in both private and ... Read more...

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Friendship may help control obesity rise in children


January 12th, 2010 - 11:42 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 12 (ANI): Having a nice group of friends may help stem rise in obesity among children, say researchers.It is well known that friends have a significant impact on children's behaviour ... Read more...

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Teens who listen to music about marijuana almost twice likely to use it


December 23rd, 2009 - 1:17 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 23 (ANI): A new study has shown that teenagers who listen to music that contains references to marijuana are more likely to use the drug.The survey involving 959 ninth-graders showed ... Read more...

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Gene linked to congenital heart defects identified


December 18th, 2009 - 12:15 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 18 (ANI): A new gene, ETS-1, that is linked to human congenital heart defects has been identified.The study, by researchers from the UC San Diego, School of Medicine and colleagues, ... Read more...

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Infants of vaccinated mums less likely to be hospitalized for flu


November 3rd, 2009 - 1:08 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 3 (ANI): Infants born to women who received influenza vaccine during pregnancy are less likely to be hospitalized due to the disease, say researchers.Influenza is a major cause of serious ... Read more...

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Why seizures occur with alcohol withdrawal


October 18th, 2009 - 1:44 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 18 (ANI): In a new study, researchers have provided a new understanding of why epileptic seizures occur with alcohol withdrawal.Such seizures are the most dramatic and prominent aspect of the ... Read more...

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Today’s German kids grow taller than those 30yrs ago did


June 21st, 2009 - 11:37 am ICT by ANI
Washington, June 21 (ANI): Although German children have grown taller than 30 years ago, the height observed during the last century has become slower, say researchers.Bettina Gohlke and Joachim Woelfle of the ... Read more...

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Teens need to learn about safe use of pain medications, say researchers


May 5th, 2009 - 1:28 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 5 (ANI): A survey conducted by researchers at the University of Rochester Medical Center suggests that most teens, who have started to make more decisions about their own health care, ... Read more...

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Swimmers at public beaches at risk of staph infections: Study


February 14th, 2009 - 10:59 am ICT by ANI
Washington, February 14 (ANI): People who like to go to public ocean beaches for swimming may increase their risk for potential staph infections, say researchers. This finding is based on a ... Read more...

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Study sheds new light on link between snoring and cognitive deficit in kids


October 7th, 2008 - 4:30 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, October 7 (ANI): Scientists at Cincinnati Children''s Hospital Medical Center say that blood pressure may be one of the factors due to which the severity of the cognitive deficit has ... Read more...

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Wheezing infants with colds at 10-fold asthma risk in later life


October 2nd, 2008 - 1:59 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 2 (ANI): Infants who wheeze while suffering from common cold are at a ten-fold risk of developing asthma in later life, say researchers.The new study from University of Wisconsin ... Read more...

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The Dos and Donts for parents to monitor teen dating


February 19th, 2008 - 4:28 pm ICT by admin
Washington , Feb 19 (ANI): When it comes to teenage dating and relationships, parents need to lay down boundaries, says a Saint Louis University physician.The suggestion comes from 10 tips to guide ... Read more...

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Constipation is the most common cause of kids abdominal pain


December 18th, 2007 - 3:13 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Dec 18 (ANI): A new study by University of Iowa researchers has shown that the most common cause of abdominal pain among children is acute and chronic constipation.The study also recommended ... Read more...

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High-dose ibuprofen may help slow cystic fibrosis lung disease in kids


November 14th, 2007 - 2:22 am ICT by admin
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