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Fight Fat Even in Toddlers, Report Warns

Credit: Keith Brofsky, Getty WASHINGTON (AP) - A food pyramid just for the under-2 set? Contrary to popular belief, children don't usually outgrow their baby fat - and a new report urges steps to help prevent babies, toddlers and...Contrary to popular belief, children don't usually outgrow their baby fat.
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'What's Eating Your Child' Author Talks Misdiagnosed Mood Disorders

Depression, bipolar disorder and anxiety might not be mood problems after all. As nutritionist Kelly Dorfman tells Dr. Marc Siegel, these conditions could actually be food disorders. Find out which foods could negatively affect your child's mood. ...Depression, bipolar disorder and anxiety might not be mood problems after all.
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Kids Play Within Their Ethnic Groups, but Make Others Welcome

Children are willing to make accommodations to let insiders into their group. Credit: Getty Images "A boy like that will give you sorrow. You'll meet another boy tomorrow. One of your own kind. Stick to your own kind." (Anita to Maria...Study reveals how well kids, left on their own, interact among ethnic groups.
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A Child Dies Every Five Days in Kiddie Pools, Study Shows

Credit: Getty Images COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - The first U.S. study on child drownings in portable pools finds that a child dies every five days in such a pool during warm-weather months, demonstrating a considerable risk and the need for...The first U.S. study on child drownings in portable pools finds that a child dies every five days in such a pool during warm-weather months.
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Typing is Fine, but Handwriting Makes its Mark When it Comes to Learning

Research shows that handwriting increases brain activity. Credit: Getty Images
Sure, typing is a skill kids need to learn earlier and earlier -- what with all the laptops, cell phones and games that require it these days.
But it...
Putting pen to paper can help students do better in school, researchers find.
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Medicaid Kids are Denied Medical Care, Study Shows

Credit: Getty Images CHICAGO (AP) - Children on public insurance are being denied treatment by doctors at much higher rates than those with private coverage, according to an undercover study that had researchers pose as parents of sick...Children on public insurance are being denied treatment by doctors at much higher rates than those with private coverage.
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Kids Really Only Need 2 Cups of Milk a Day, Study Says

Kids only need two cups of milk and not a gallon! Credit: Getty Images "Fresh, wholesome milk ... Vitamin D, calcium, essential for good strong bones and healthy teeth. But that's all Greek to you, isn't it, Mr. Gingivitis?" -- Sgt....Researchers strike a balance between getting enough Vitamin D without risking iron deficiency.
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A Little Time Apart Can Shield Toddlers from Mom's Depression

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If mama ain't happy, ain't nobody happy.
Fortunately, research has discovered a way to keep toddler's from getting caught in the fallout of their mother's depression: Stay the bleep out of her way. It's true....
Study recommends formal child care to give mother and child "time out."
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