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HealthDay News: Kids
School Nurses at Ground Zero for Food Allergies
TUESDAY, March 20, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Food allergies are common among American kids, with nearly one-third of U.S. school nurses reporting at least one severe reaction to food among their students in the last school year, a new survey finds.
FDA Takes Aim at Flavored Tobacco
TUESDAY, March 20, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- In an effort to discourage teens from lighting up, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration said Tuesday that it's considering regulating flavors in tobacco products more closely.
Tonsillectomy May Carry More Risks in Kids Age 3 and Under
THURSDAY, March 15, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- When a child's tonsils become inflamed, surgical removal -- a tonsillectomy -- is often ordered.
Teens Often Think E-Cigs, Hookah Pipes Harmless: CDC
THURSDAY, March 15, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Teenagers who use tobacco products other than cigarettes often see their habit as harmless, a new U.S. government survey finds.
Poor, Minority Moms Face Tough Judgments Over Kids' Weight
TUESDAY, March 13, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Poor mothers who get food assistance face close scrutiny over their kids' weight, researchers say.
Health Tip: How Schools Keep Your Child Safer
(HealthDay News) -- Parents should learn a host of terms that schools use to indicate various states of emergency, the American Academy of Pediatrics says.
For Kids With Earwax, Skip Cotton Swabs, Expert Urges
FRIDAY, March 9, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Cotton swabs might seem like handy tools for clearing wax from children's ears, but they just might do more harm than good.
Some Great Ways to Fight Childhood Obesity
FRIDAY, March 9, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Childhood obesity is a problem that often follows kids into adulthood, exposing them to serious health threats later in life.
Health Tip: 'Connected' Students Do Better
(HealthDay News) -- Students who feel a like they belong at school have a greater chance of doing well and staying there, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says.
Mechanical Heart Valve Approved for Newborns
TUESDAY, March 6, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved the world's smallest mechanical heart valve, designed to be used in newborns and other younger infants with heart defects.
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