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17 HOURS AGO - Yahoo! News

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Pediatrician group urges measles vaccinations amid Disneyland outbreak

By Dan Whitcomb LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The leading U.S. pediatrician group on Friday urged parents, schools and communities to vaccinate children against measles in the face of an outbreak that began at Disneyland in California in December and has spread to more than 50 people. The American Academy of Pediatrics said all children should get the vaccine for measles, ...

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17 HOURS AGO - Yahoo! News

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Doctors group urges measles shots as Disneyland outbreak spreads

By Dan Whitcomb LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The leading U.S. pediatrician group on Friday urged parents, schools and communities to vaccinate children against measles in the face of an outbreak that began at Disneyland in California in December and has spread to more than 80 people in seven states and Mexico. The American Academy of Pediatrics said all children should ...

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JAN 24, 2015 - Huffington Post

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Disneyland Measles Outbreak Prompts Doctors To Call For Vaccinations

(Adds background, controversy, in paragraphs 9-15) By Dan Whitcomb LOS ANGELES, Jan 23 (Reuters) - The leading U.S. pediatrician group on Friday urged parents, schools and communities to vaccinate children against measles in the face of an outbreak that began at Disneyland in California in December and has spread to more than 80 people in seven states and Mexico. The ...

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JAN 22, 2015 - Huffington Post

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Despite Cholesterol Drop, Many Kids Still Have High Blood Pressure

BY KATHRYN DOYLE Wed Jan 21, 2015 2:50pm EST (Reuters Health) – Although pediatric high cholesterol levels in the U.S. have gone down since 1999, about one in 10 kids still has high blood pressure, according to a new study. By 2012, approximately 20 percent of U.S. kids ages 8 to 17 had unhealthy cholesterol levels, and 10 percent had ...

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JAN 22, 2015 - Huffington Post

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More Evidence That Alcohol Ads Are Linked To Teen Binge Drinking

By Andrew M. Seaman (Reuters Health) - Young people who are more receptive to alcohol ads on TV may be at higher risk of problem drinking over the next few years, according to a new study. "If you compare low- to high-receptivity kids, their risk of transitioning to binge drinking was over four times higher," said Dr. James Sargent, the ...

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