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HealthDay News - May 10, 2016

Health Tip: Laundry Room is No Place for Kids' Play

(HealthDay News) -- The laundry room isn't a place for kids to play, but kids will be kids.

Health Tip: Climate Change Affects Health

(HealthDay News) -- Climate change and associated extreme weather pose significant threats to human health.

Kids With Autism Do Well Learning New Words: Study

TUESDAY, May 10, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Children with autism learn new words the same way as other children do, but it takes them longer, a small study found.

Study Links Excess Pre-Pregnancy Weight, Smoking to Heavy Kids

TUESDAY, May 10, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- British researchers say two key reasons explain why kids from disadvantaged families are more often overweight and obese than other children: mom smoking in pregnancy and being overweight before pregnancy.

Restrictive Diets May Cause Thyroid Troubles in Young Kids

TUESDAY, May 10, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Two cases of children who developed iodine deficiency highlight the risks of putting too many restrictions on young kids' diets, researchers say.

Pot-Linked Fatal Car Crashes Doubled in One State After Legalization

TUESDAY, May 10, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- The number of fatal car crashes involving marijuana more than doubled after Washington state legalized the sale of the drug, a new study finds.

Malaria Vaccine Shows Promise in Small Study

TUESDAY, May 10, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- An experimental malaria vaccine protects a majority of adults against the mosquito-borne virus for up to one year, according to the results of a small study.

FDA to Re-examine What Makes a Food 'Healthy'

TUESDAY, May 10, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Which of these foods, if any, should be labeled "healthy"? Raisin bran? Avocados? Granola bars?