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Headaches Often Strike Before Strokes in Kids: Study...
SOURCE: American Stroke Association, news release, Feb. 22, 2017

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 22, 2017 -- Children are much more likely than adults to have a headache before an ischemic stroke, new research suggests.

An ischemic stroke is caused by a blocked blood vessel in the brain.

"Stroke should be considered as a possible diagnosis in any child with a ...

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Kids Start Moving Less After Age 7, Study Finds...
SOURCE: British Journal of Sports Medicine, news release, March 13, 2017

TUESDAY, March 14, 2017 -- Many parents have seen their rambunctious 5-year-old age into a teen "couch potato." But a new study finds the slowdown in activity may begin long before adolescence.

Sedentary behaviors begin to set in shortly after the ripe old age of 7, the researchers found....

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Skip the Antibiotics for Mild Eczema in Kids...
SOURCES: Michael Grosso, M.D., chairman, department of pediatrics, chief medical officer, Northwell Health's Huntington Hospital, Huntington, N.Y.; Craig Osleeb, M.D., pediatric allergist and immunologist, Northern Westchester Hospital, Mount Kisco, N.Y.; Annals of Family Medicine, news release, March 13, 2017

TUESDAY, March 14, 2017 -- Despite widespread use, antibiotics are not an effective treatment for milder cases of the skin condition eczema in children, a new study contends.

One pediatrician who reviewed the findings called them "terribly important" for eczema care.

"This is a go...

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