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Monday, April 27, 2015

Childrens Health: Anti-hemophilic factor safe in kids, ♦ Just an hour of TV a day linked to unhealthy weight in kindergartners ♦ One third of teens admit to texting while driving

Long lasting anti-hemophilic factor safe in kids, experts say Children with hemophilia A require three to four infusions each week to prevent bleeding episodes, chronic pain and joint damage. A new, extended therapy combines recombinant factor VIII with a fusion protein that allows the molecule to remain in the circulation longer -- translating into a need for less frequent treatment.
Parents sound off on mobile device use by children Smartphones and tablets have become part of everyday life, but parents still worry that mobile devices may not be the best thing for their children
Program puts a dent in summer hunger When schools close their doors for the summer, many low-income children who rely on subsidized breakfasts and lunches don't know when they will get their next meal. An innovative program to fill this gap could serve as a model for communities looking to help feed struggling families when school is out.
Just an hour of TV a day linked to unhealthy weight in kindergartners Kindergartners and first-graders who watched as little as one hour of television a day were more likely to be overweight or obese compared to children who watched TV for less than 60 minutes
One third of teens admit to texting while driving: State laws help State laws banning texting while driving led to significant reductions in the number of teens using their cell phones while behind the wheel, but nearly one-third still admitted to engaging in this risky behavior,

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