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“Have you guys seen this? I don’t think I’ve ugly cried like that in a while…” read the post on a mom Facebook group I belong to. And so, I clicked on the video, “The Unique Connection”—9.7 million views strong and growing. In it, a group of six blindfolded children …

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The Surprising Health Risks of Being a Very Picky Eater

By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Aug. 3, 2015 (HealthDay News) — A kid who is a seriously “picky eater” is also likely to struggle with emotional problems like anxiety and depression, new research suggests. About 3 percent of kids suffer from severe selective eating, to the extent that they can’t …

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How Young is Too Young for an ADHD Diagnosis?

By Tara HaelleHealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Sept. 3, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Almost a third of U.S. children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) were diagnosed before the age of 6, even though there aren’t many valid tests to support diagnosis in children that young, a new federal government report shows. …

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5 Indisputable Facts About Transgender Kids

Yesterday, President Donald Trump reversed the Obama administration’s 2016 directive for public schools to allow transgender students to use the bathroom corresponding to their gender identity. The controversial subject has divided many parents and lawmakers. But one group against the latest guidelines is the American Academy of Pediatrics, a professional membership organization of 66,000 pediatricians. …

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U.S. Childhood Cancers Vary by Sex, Region

MONDAY, June 2 (HealthDay News) — A sweeping government study of childhood cancers has found numerous differences in cancer types depending on a child’s age, sex, race and where he or she lives in the United States. White children had the highest incidence of all cancers, the researchers found, and …

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No More Nuggets! New Ways to Deal With Picky Eaters

By Frances Largeman-Roth, RDLast weekend I attended the first New York City Wine and Food Festival. After eating my way through the grand tasting, sampling braised short ribs and caviar-topped deviled eggs, I focused my attention on something far more wholesome and important: how to feed our kids. This topic …

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Study: Sleep Problems, ADHD Can Go Hand in Hand

 Getty Images By Anne HardingWEDNESDAY, March 4, 2009 (Health.com) — Children with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) sleep less, spend less time in the rapid eye movement (REM) stage of sleep, and have a harder time falling asleep than youngsters without attention problems, according to new research published this week in …

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7 Low

Getty Images By Denise MannTHURSDAY, May 7, 2009 (Health.com) — This Mother’s Day, skip the flowers and forget the chocolate (unless it’s dark)! Give your mom something she really needs—the gift of good health. No, you don’t have to buy her a treadmill. There are many other things you can …

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As Movies Portray Fewer Smokers, Are Fewer Real

(Getty Images) By Denise MannTUESDAY, June 2, 2009 (Health.com) — Blockbuster movies are less likely to portray smokers than they have in the past, according to a new study. What’s more, this decline in on-screen smoking may have occurred in tandem with a drop in the number of adolescents who …

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