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Exposure to pet and pest allergens during infancy linked to reduced asthma risk

[unable to retrieve full-text content] Children exposed to high indoor levels of pet or pest allergens during infancy have a lower risk of developing asthma by 7 years of age, new research reveals. The findings may provide clues for the ...

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Marijuana: Effects of teenage use may be reversible

Canadian researchers have found that they might be able to reverse the schizophrenia-like symptoms associated with prolonged teenage marijuana use. Scientists have identified a mechanism in the brain that seems to explain how long-term marijuana use in the teenage years might lead ...

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Teens come 'jet lagged' to school: Shifting sleeping patterns at weekends

[unable to retrieve full-text content] A lack of sleep is associated with more absence and teens turn up jet lagged to school on Mondays, as shown in new research. Children's Health News — ScienceDaily

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Pregnant scientist investigates: Can I drink alcohol?

Many pregnant women wonder if light drinking during pregnancy is safe. Many mothers-to-be drink alcohol while expecting. There is little robust scientific evidence linking the occasional drink to health problems in children, but is one glass really safe? As I ...

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Antibiotic identified that reduces infection risk in young leukemia patients

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital researchers have identified an antibiotic that significantly reduced the odds of infections in children starting treatment for acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) without an apparent increase in antibiotic resistance. The research appears today in the journal Clinical ...

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Marijuana: Effects of teenage use may be reversible

Canadian researchers have found that they might be able to reverse the schizophrenia-like symptoms associated with prolonged teenage marijuana use. Scientists have identified a mechanism in the brain that seems to explain how long-term marijuana use in the teenage years might lead ...

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The Best (and Safest!) Way to Catch a Loose Bat in Your Home

The hilarious viral video of a family’s attempt to catch one of these flying critters in their kitchen left us wondering: what should you do if a bat finds its way into your house?  If you haven’t seen the viral video of an Irish family trying ...

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7 Tips Every Camper Should Know About Campfire Cooking

This article originally appeared on RealSimple.com.  Here’s the picture: You’re camping in the woods. Roughing it. You’re away from your kitchen. And takeout, and even fast food. Does that scenario make you anxious? It shouldn’t: Campfire cooking is easy—and safe—if ...

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Why is my baby wheezing? Causes and treatments

Wheezing or a high-pitched noise that comes from the chest during breathing is common in babies and children. Between 25-30 percent of infants will experience at least one episode. Around 40 percent experience it by the age of 3 years ...

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Respiratory tract infections in young children linked to asthma and worse lung function

[unable to retrieve full-text content] Respiratory tract infections in young children are linked to an increased risk of asthma and worse lung function in later life, according to new research. Children's Health News — ScienceDaily

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