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Think Little Kids Are Safe From Food Ads? Think Again

FRIDAY, Dec. 15, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Young children in the United States are still seeing TV ads for foods and beverages even though major food companies had promised not to target preschoolers, a new study finds.

Too Much Takeout Food Threatens Kids' Health

FRIDAY, Dec. 15, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- You can't beat the convenience of ordering out, but a steady diet of takeout food could raise your child's risk of heart disease and diabetes later in life.

Graphic Anti-Smoking Ads Can Backfire on Kids

THURSDAY, Dec. 14, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Graphic anti-tobacco posters intended to deter young people from buying cigarettes might actually have the opposite effect.

More Teens Vaping as Smoking Declines; Pot Use Holds Steady

THURSDAY, Dec. 14, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- While fewer American teens are lighting up cigarettes, more of them are vaping instead, a new report shows.

Tech at Bedtime May Mean Heavier Kids

TUESDAY, Dec. 12, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Kids and their smartphones aren't easily parted, but if you want your children to get a good night's sleep and to stay at a healthy weight, limiting bedtime screen time appears key, new research suggests.

New Hope for Kids With Multiple Food Allergies

TUESDAY, Dec. 12, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- A treatment for kids with more than one dangerous food allergy shows promise in early trials, researchers say.

Health Care Workers Mixed on Using Medical Marijuana in Kids

TUESDAY, Dec. 12, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- When it comes to kids with cancer, most health care providers who care for them say they'd help their patients get medical marijuana.

Heath Tip: Give Age-Appropriate Toys

(HealthDay News) -- Holiday toys should be age-appropriate and safe, to avoid injury.

Moms' Soda Habit in Pregnancy May Boost Kids' Odds for Asthma

FRIDAY, Dec. 8, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Kids are more likely to develop asthma if their moms chug sugary drinks during pregnancy, a new study suggests.

Preventing Childhood Accidents at Home

FRIDAY, Dec. 8, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- As a parent, you may worry most about your kids when they aren't with you. But many of the falls that send a million children to the ER each year happen at home.

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