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Measles on Upswing Despite Vaccines' Effectiveness: CDC

Vaccinations have prevented an estimated 732,000 deaths, 21 million hospitalizations and 322 million illnesses among U.S. children born in the last 20 years, according to a government report released Thursday.
Guidelines Aim to Detect More Congenital Heart Defects in Womb

Despite advances in technology that make it much easier for doctors to detect heart defects in fetuses, more than half of babies with heart abnormalities go undiagnosed before they're born, experts say.
1 in 13 U.S. Schoolkids Takes Psych Meds: Report

More than 7 percent of American schoolchildren are taking at least one medication for emotional or behavioral difficulties, a new government report shows.
Kids' Genetic Risk for Obesity Rises With Age, Study Finds

As children get older, genes appear to play an increasing role in whether some kids become heavier than their peers, a new study indicates.
FDA Reconsiders Behavior-Modifying 'Shock Devices'

They're likened to a dog's "shock collar" by some and called a "life-saving treatment" by others. But the days of electro-shock devices as a tool for managing hard-to-control behavior in people with disabilities may be numbered, U.S. health officials say.
Health Tip: Signs Your Child Has An Overuse Injury

Children's bodies are still growing, which can make them more susceptible to overuse injuries as they enjoy sports and physical activity.
For Many Men, Impotence Is Treatable Without Drugs

A new study reminds men with erectile dysfunction that there's help out there that doesn't require a prescription: diet, exercise and other lifestyle changes.
Size of Fetus May Affect Stillbirth Risk

Fetuses that are either too small or too large are at increased risk for stillbirth, a large new study says.
No Connection Between Induced Labor, Autism: Obgyns

There is no connection between inducing labor in childbirth and autism, according to a new statement released Monday by the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists.
Bowel Illnesses Sometimes Coincide in Kids

Children suffering from irritable bowel syndrome are four times more likely than other kids to have a condition called celiac disease -- an allergy to gluten -- Italian researchers report.

 

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