The Opioid Crisis' Hidden Victims: Children in Foster Care

MONDAY, Jan. 8, 2018 (HealthDay News) — As the opioid epidemic continues to grip the United States, the toll on the littlest victims — the children of addicts — is mounting, new research shows. “There are many negative aspects to the opioid crisis, but its effect on children is arguably one of the worst,” said…

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The Opioid Crisis' Hidden Victims: Children in Foster Care

MONDAY, Jan. 8, 2018 (HealthDay News) — As the opioid epidemic continues to grip the United States, the toll on the littlest victims — the children of addicts — is mounting, new research shows. “There are many negative aspects to the opioid crisis, but its effect on children is arguably one of the worst,” said…

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What to Do if Your Child Has Chickenpox

MONDAY, Jan. 8, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Have a child with chickenpox? Don’t despair. There are a number of things you can do to care for a child with this disease. “For most healthy children, chickenpox clears on its own without treatment,” said Dr. Sheila Fallon Friedlander, a professor of pediatrics and dermatology at the…

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What to Do if Your Child Has Chickenpox

MONDAY, Jan. 8, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Have a child with chickenpox? Don’t despair. There are a number of things you can do to care for a child with this disease. “For most healthy children, chickenpox clears on its own without treatment,” said Dr. Sheila Fallon Friedlander, a professor of pediatrics and dermatology at the…

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Child Death Rate Higher in U.S. Than Other Wealthy Nations

MONDAY, Jan. 8, 2018 (HealthDay News) — The United States has had the smallest decline in child death rates among wealthy nations over the past 50 years, despite spending more on health care per child than the other countries, a new study finds. Researchers analyzed child death rates from 1961 to 2010 in the United…

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Child Death Rate Higher in U.S. Than Other Wealthy Nations

MONDAY, Jan. 8, 2018 (HealthDay News) — The United States has had the smallest decline in child death rates among wealthy nations over the past 50 years, despite spending more on health care per child than the other countries, a new study finds. Researchers analyzed child death rates from 1961 to 2010 in the United…

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Fewer of America's Poor Kids Are Becoming Obese

MONDAY, Jan. 8, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Obesity rates among poor kids may be declining, U.S. health officials report. The number of severely obese 2- to 4-year-olds enrolled in the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC) increased to slightly more than 2 percent of all kids from 2000 to 2004, but…

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Fewer of America's Poor Kids Are Becoming Obese

MONDAY, Jan. 8, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Obesity rates among poor kids may be declining, U.S. health officials report. The number of severely obese 2- to 4-year-olds enrolled in the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC) increased to slightly more than 2 percent of all kids from 2000 to 2004, but…

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Apple Investors Press for Parental Controls on iPhones

MONDAY, Jan. 8, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Parents aren’t the only ones worried about their kids’ smartphone habits. Some big Apple investors want the iPhone developer to make it easier for Mom and Dad to manage their children’s phone time. Apple also needs to explore potential mental health effects of smartphone overuse, says a letter…

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Apple Investors Press for Parental Controls on iPhones

MONDAY, Jan. 8, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Parents aren’t the only ones worried about their kids’ smartphone habits. Some big Apple investors want the iPhone developer to make it easier for Mom and Dad to manage their children’s phone time. Apple also needs to explore potential mental health effects of smartphone overuse, says a letter…

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Middle-Aged and Out of Shape? It's Not Too Late to Save Your Heart

MONDAY, Jan. 8, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Does a youth misspent lounging and lazing condemn middle-aged folks to a future of bad heart health? Maybe not, a new, small study has found. People in their 50s and early 60s can regain the heart health of someone decades younger through a regular and reasonable aerobic exercise…

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Middle-Aged and Out of Shape? It's Not Too Late to Save Your Heart

MONDAY, Jan. 8, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Does a youth misspent lounging and lazing condemn middle-aged folks to a future of bad heart health? Maybe not, a new, small study has found. People in their 50s and early 60s can regain the heart health of someone decades younger through a regular and reasonable aerobic exercise…

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