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Many Teens Don’t Know Juul Contains Addictive Nicotine

Many Teens Don’t Know Juul Contains Addictive Nicotine

Latest Healthy Kids News WEDNESDAY, April 18, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Many young Americans don’t realize that the wildly popular Juul electronic cigarettes contain highly addictive nicotine, putting them at risk for future cigarette use, a new study shows. Looking much like a USB flash drive, just one Juul cartridge has nicotine levels equal to […]

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Does Pot Really Dull a Teen’s Brain?

Does Pot Really Dull a Teen’s Brain?

By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter Latest Healthy Kids News WEDNESDAY, April 18, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Pot-smoking teens may not be dooming themselves to a destiny of dim-wittedness, a new review suggests. The memory and thinking abilities of teenagers do not appear to be as strongly affected by heavy marijuana use as previously suspected, according to […]

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First Drug for Rare Form of Rickets Approved by FDA

First Drug for Rare Form of Rickets Approved by FDA

The first drug to treat a rare, inherited form of rickets has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Latest Healthy Kids News Ultragenyx Pharmaceutical Inc.’s Crysvita (burosumab) is approved to treat adults and children ages 1 year and older with x-linked hypophosphatemia (XLH), which causes low levels of phosphorus in the blood, […]

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Transgender Kids Face High Risk of Mental Health Woes

Transgender Kids Face High Risk of Mental Health Woes

By Serena GordonHealthDay Reporter Latest Healthy Kids News MONDAY, April 16, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Children and teens who identify as transgender or gender non-conforming are more likely to be diagnosed with mental health woes, new research suggests. People who are transgender or gender non-conforming have a gender identity that’s different from the one they […]

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Telltale Clues That Your Child Is Depressed

Telltale Clues That Your Child Is Depressed

Latest Healthy Kids News SATURDAY, April 14, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Know what to look for if you suspect your child or teen may be depressed. “In children and adolescents who are depressed, you may notice more irritability and loss of interest rather than just sadness or a depressed mood,” said Kimberly Burkhart, a pediatric […]

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Preschool, Day Care Not Asthma Triggers: Study

Preschool, Day Care Not Asthma Triggers: Study

Latest Healthy Kids News FRIDAY, April 13, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Breathe easy, Mom and Dad. Sending your young children to preschool or day care probably won’t increase their risk of developing asthma. In fact, researchers report, it may help protect your kids against the respiratory disease. Investigators at the University of California, San Francisco […]

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A College Student’s Guide to Avoiding Burnout

A College Student’s Guide to Avoiding Burnout

Latest Healthy Kids News SUNDAY, April 15, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Juggling classes, jobs and extracurricular activities can lead to big-time burnout in college, but knowing its signs can help savvy students avoid it, one psychologist says. “Burnout is described as feeling apathy and lack of interest toward activities that were previously enjoyable, some amount […]

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Fewer U.S. Kids Are Getting Cavities

Fewer U.S. Kids Are Getting Cavities

By Amy NortonHealthDay Reporter Latest Healthy Kids News FRIDAY, April 13, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Fewer U.S. kids are plagued by tooth cavities compared to just a few years ago, but income disparities persist, according to a new U.S. government study. Researchers found that in 2015-2016, about 43 percent of children ages 2 to 19 […]

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Health Tip: Prevent Poisoning at Home

Health Tip: Prevent Poisoning at Home

(HealthDay News) — Some 3 million people — many under age 5 — swallow or consume a poisonous substance each year, the American Academy of Pediatrics says. Latest Healthy Kids News Common sources include medicines, cleaning products, antifreeze, windshield wiper fluid, pesticides, furniture polish, gasoline, kerosene and lamp oil. The academy advises on how to […]