Heart Disease Can Affect Even Little Kids Who Are Obese

Obese children can develop signs of heart abnormalities as young as age 8, which might drive up their risk for early death as adults, new research suggests.

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Woman Finds Out She’s Pregnant an Hour Before Giving Birth

Judy Brown was 47 when she gave birth to a girl she didn’t know she was having.

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Breast-Fed Children Have Same Risk for Allergies as Formula-Fed Kids, Study Finds

Breast-fed children are just as likely to develop allergies as children who were formula-fed, preliminary new research suggests.

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How the Family Dog Might Lower Kids’ Asthma Risk

Exposure to dogs or farm animals early in life appears to reduce a child’s risk of developing asthma, a new study shows.

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What to Know About Kids and Food Allergies Ahead of Halloween

Parents of youngsters with food allergies may feel Halloween is more trick than treat, but the holiday’s risks can be reduced with some simple precautions, an expert says.

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Introducing Julia: Sesame Street’s New Character With Autism

The Sesame Street Workshop described Julia as a “preschool girl with autism who does things a little differently when playing with her friends, the lovable Elmo, Abby Cadabby, and Grover.”

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How Therapy Dogs Help Kids With Cancer

For kids battling cancer, relief from the stress of their situation may come on four legs, a new study shows.

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How ADHD Is Different in Boys Versus Girls

Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) manifests itself differently in the brains of girls than in the brains of boys, new research suggests.

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Antibiotics Might Cause Weight Gain in Kids, Study Finds

Repeated antibiotic use is linked to greater weight gains in children, and it could affect their weight for the rest of their lives, a new study suggests.

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No, You Should Not Drink While Pregnant (Not Even a Little), Pediatricians Say

While some studies have hinted that a little alcohol might be harmless during pregnancy, a leading U.S. pediatricians’ group has issued a new warning that no amount of drinking is safe while pregnant.

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