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Teens need coordinated care for sports concussions

 Teens who suffer from sports concussions may recover more fully when they receive coordinated care that addresses both physical and mental health symptoms, a small study suggests.

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Video exams may help expand kids’ access to asthma care

 Children with asthma who live miles from specialists might do just as well when doctors treat them via video chats as they do when they visit physicians in person, a small...

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Second-hand smoke can hurt kids years after exposure

 Breathing second-hand smoke during childhood can lead to long-term breathing and health problems and a shorter life expectancy, according to a new scientific statement from the...

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Soccer injuries surge as more kids play

As soccer has soared in popularity in recent decades, injury rates for youth players have also surged, a U.S. study suggests. The injury rate for youth soccer players aged 7 to 17...

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Can syringes help parents give kids the right dose of medicine?

More than four in five parents give children the wrong dose of liquid medicines, a dangerous error that might be avoided by administering drugs with syringes instead of cups, a U.S...

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New York to allow late-term abortions for health at-risk women

New York will allow late-term abortions for women whose pregnancies endanger their health, a move that brings the state into federal compliance and ends decades of confusion faced...

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Disability rights groups seek intervention on Wisconsin teen's plans to die

Disability rights groups said on Thursday they have asked child protective services to intervene in the case of a severely disabled Wisconsin teenager who suffers chronic pain from...

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Even babies see social cues at mealtime

 Parents may see mealtime with babies as little more than a chance for kids to toss sippy cups and yogurt puffs on the floor, but a new study suggests infants may actually be...

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Timing twin deliveries to avoid stillbirths

Women pregnant with twins need to time delivery just right, a research review suggests. They need to minimize the risks that come with early arrivals yet still avoid the risk of...

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More evidence of a link between C-sections and childhood obesity

Children born by cesarean delivery appear to have higher odds of developing obesity than their peers who experienced vaginal births, a U.S. study suggests.

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Classroom standing desks may help kids slim down

Standing desks in classrooms could help children maintain a healthy body weight, a new study suggests. These desks are set at a height that allows students to alternate between...

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Nearly 50 million children “uprooted” worldwide – UNICEF

Across the globe, nearly 50 million children have been uprooted – 28 million of them driven from their homes by conflicts not of their making, and millions more migrating in the...

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UNICEF is concerned about the violence in Thailand and its impact on children

"UNICEF is deeply concerned about the continuing violence in Thailand’s restive southernmost provinces and its impact on children, including an explosion that killed a five-year-old...

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Life returns to parts of conflict-ridden Borno

With previously inaccessible areas across north-east Nigeria opening up, an additional 750,000 people can now be reached. UNICEF is providing critical health and nutrition services...

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Children who eat plenty of oily fish may be better readers than their peers

Children who eat oily fish may be better readers than their peers, a new study has revealed. Researchers discovered that young people’s reading ability significantly improved...

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