Children Given Certain Antibiotics Before Age 2 May Have Higher Obesity Risk

Children who are given broad-spectrum antibiotics before the age of 2 may face a slightly higher risk of becoming obese during childhood, new research suggests.

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Respiratory Virus Affecting Kids Now in 40 States; May Be Linked to Muscle Weakness

Forty states and the District of Columbia now have a total of 277 confirmed cases of Enterovirus D68, the severe respiratory illness that typically targets children, U.S. health officials are reporting.

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NFL Player Gives Heartwarming Speech to Daughter Before Cancer Surgery

A Cincinnati Bengals player gave the sweetest pep talk to get his daughter ready for her cancer surgery.

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Heart-Warming Video Brings Smiles to Kids With Cancer

A new music video aims to offer hope to the brave children fighting pediatric cancer.

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“Go the F*** to Sleep” Author Announces a Sequel, At Last

The book promises to be a balm for anyone who has tried to get their precious darling to eat a green vegetable, or eat something other than crackers and dry bagels, or eat anything, anything at all!!!

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Kids’ Severe Respiratory Virus Confirmed in Northeast

The severe respiratory virus believed to have sickened hundreds of U.S. children in Midwestern and Western states has now spread to the Northeast, health officials report.

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The Most Dangerous Drugs for Accidental Poisonings in Children

A relatively small number of medications are responsible for sending thousands of young children to the hospital for accidental ingestion, a U.S. government study finds.

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Kids Prescribed Antibiotics Twice as Often as Needed

Pediatricians prescribe antibiotics about twice as often as they’re actually needed for children with ear and throat infections, a new study indicates.

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Spotting, Treating Autism Symptoms in Infancy May Prevent Developmental Delays

Among infants as young as 6 months old who exhibited symptoms of autism, therapy provided by parents seemed to prevent developmental delays by age 3 in most of the tots, a small new study suggests.

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What You Should Know About the Mystery Respiratory Virus Affecting Kids

More than 1,000 children across 10 states have been hospitalized, in what experts suspect is an outbreak of a rare respiratory illness called enterovirus-D68. Here’s what you need to know.

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