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Good Sleep Habits, Enforced Rules Help Kids Sleep: Study

A regular bedtime and other sleep-related rules help children and teens get a good night's sleep, a new study suggests.
Flu's Grip on U.S. Starting to Weaken: CDC

After a rough start to the flu season, the number of infections seems to have peaked and is even starting to decline in many parts of the nation, federal health officials reported Thursday.
Little Improvement in Children Paralyzed After Viral Infection, Study Finds

A cluster of 12 Colorado children are suffering muscle weakness and paralysis similar to that caused by polio, and doctors are concerned these cases could be linked to a nationwide outbreak of what's usually a rare respiratory virus.
Study Suggests Early Start to Football May Pose Brain Risks

As football fans prepare to watch the 49th Super Bowl this Sunday, a new study suggests that boys who start playing tackle football before the age of 12 may face a higher risk for neurological deficits as adults.
Some Kids With Autism Show Improvement by Age 6: Study

More than 10 percent of preschool-age children diagnosed with autism saw some improvement in their symptoms by age 6. And 20 percent of the children made some gains in everyday functioning, a new study found.
Soda Habit May Prompt Early Puberty in Girls, Study Suggests

Girls who consume a lot of sugary drinks may enter puberty earlier than girls who don't, Harvard researchers report.
A Son's Struggles and Triumphs After Premature Birth

Elise Jackson remembers very clearly the day her son was born: It was May 8, 2002, and Elijah had arrived 15 weeks before his due date.
Health Tip: Dealing With Nighttime Accidents

Bedwetting is common among children who are learning to use the potty. Experts say it's important for parents to handle accidents carefully, without embarrassing the child.
Health Tip: Help Prevent Urinary Tract Infections Among Children

There are things parents can do to help prevent urinary tract infections among children.
Childhood Neglect May Affect Brain Development, Study Says

Childhood neglect is associated with changes in the brain's white matter, a small study shows.

 

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