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Childrens Health

Unhappy Toy Story: Foot-Powered Scooters Drive ER Visits

Thursday, December 04, 2014

A look at injuries that sent kids to the emergency room shows an Everest-like mountain of problems with scooters. After falling slightly from a 2001 peak, the scooter injuries started to rise again.

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Morning Edition

For Ebola Orphans In Liberia, It's A Bittersweet New Beginning

Thursday, December 04, 2014

After being quarantined for weeks, 18 children in Monrovia are ready to go to new homes or reunite with extended family. But it's not all smiles as the children remember the family they lost.

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Morning Edition

CDC Considers Counseling Males Of All Ages On Circumcision

Wednesday, December 03, 2014

Citing reduced risk of HIV and other sexually acquired diseases, the federal agency says health care providers should discuss circumcision with men as well as parents of infants and teen boys.

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Morning Edition

Of Carrots And Kids: Healthy School Lunches That Don't Get Tossed

Tuesday, December 02, 2014

You can lead children to vegetables, but can you make them eat? In one school lunch program, kids will tell you upfront what they think of your veggies โ€” and what you should do with them.

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Doctors Warn That Soft Bedding Puts Babies At Risk

Monday, December 01, 2014

Pediatricians have been telling parents for years that soft bedding, such as pillows and blankets, raises the risk of suffocation for babies. But many parents don't seem to be paying attention.

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Eyeing That BB Gun For Christmas? Don't Go There, Doctors Say

Friday, November 28, 2014

Sure as the season, some toys that turn up on the most-popular lists are also considered a safety hazard. So best to skip the LED crossbow, eye doctors say.

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Those Phone-Obsessed Teenagers Aren't As Lonely As You Think

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Teenagers may not need as much face-to-face interaction as earlier generations to feel connected. And that may explain why a study finds they're not feeling as lonely, either.

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Morning Edition

Blind From Birth, But Able To Use Sound To 'See' Faces

Friday, November 21, 2014

The area of the brain that recognizes faces can use sound instead of sight. That recent discovery suggests facial recognition is so important to humans that it's part of our most basic wiring.

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Soda Companies Step Up Their Marketing To Black And Latino Kids

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Black youth saw more than twice as many ads for sugary drinks on TV compared with white children and teens in 2013. Advertising for the drinks on Spanish-language TV also increased by 44 percent.

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You Can Monitor Your Baby's Vital Signs 24/7, But Should You?

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

A new generation of baby monitors lets new parents track their child's heartbeat and other vital signs. But they're not health devices, a pediatrician warns, and could give a false sense of security.

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All Things Considered

Dangerous Deliveries: Ebola Leaves Moms And Babies Without Care

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

When a pregnant woman catches Ebola, the fetus and amniotic fluid are flooded with the virus. The ripple effects of these dangerous deliveries could be more catastrophic than Ebola itself.

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For Babies, Preterm Birth Is Now The No. 1 Cause Of Death

Monday, November 17, 2014

For the first time, the single greatest threat to a newborn's life is not a specific disease. Rather, it's the fact of being born prematurely.

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How Bacteria In The Gut Help Fight Off Viruses

Friday, November 14, 2014

Rotavirus kills more than a half-million kids around the world each year. Now scientists have evidence that the secret to stopping it is hiding in the trillions of bacteria of our microbiome.

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Preemies May Be Exposed To High Levels Of Phthalates In The NICU

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Chemicals in medical equipment can be transferred to patients, and it's a particular concern with premature infants whose bodies and brains are immature.

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The Risk Of Brain Injuries Shifts As Children Grow Up

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

For toddlers, the risk is in taking a fall. Teenagers need to worry about car accidents, sports injuries and assault. Knowing how risks change can help prevent fatal or disabling brain injuries.

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A Smartphone Gadget Pumps Up Breast-Milk Banks

Monday, November 10, 2014

Access to breast-milk banks is a problem in the developing world. A smartphone accessory could save lives by allowing health workers to set up mini milk banks anywhere.

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All Things Considered

Thousands Of Kids Sickened By Laundry Pods That Are Hard To Resist

Monday, November 10, 2014

Thousands of kids are being poisoned by ingesting detergent "pods," those increasingly popular alternatives to liquid detergents. Their colorful packaging and design are apparently hard for a lot of kids to resist.

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Study: Detergent Pods Can Harm Children Who Play With Them

Monday, November 10, 2014

A study by an association of poison control centers warns that new laundry detergent pods pose a serious risk to kids who think they are candy.

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Morning Edition

Combining The DNA Of Three People Raises Ethical Questions

Monday, November 10, 2014

Scientists in England are ready to do something that's never been done before โ€” combine the DNA of two women and one man to create embryos that don't carry hereditary mitochondrial disorders.

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Fewer Babies Are Born Prematurely, But Many Still Suffer

Thursday, November 06, 2014

The rate of premature births in the United States has dropped to 11 percent, showing continued progress in preventing the risks of prematurity. But there are big disparities among the states.

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