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Kids who use snus before age 16 more likely to become smokers

By Shereen Jegtvig NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Norwegians who started using snus before age 16 were more likely to become cigarette smokers than those who started using snus later in life, according to a new study. Snus is moist smokeless tobacc...  More »

Belgium surprised at international euthanasia backlash

By Robert-Jan Bartunek BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Belgian media expressed rank incomprehension over foreign criticism of the country's extension of euthanasia to children, portraying legislation as humane and dismissing any notion of sick children ...  More »

Kids may suffer in gap between haves and have-nots

By Kathleen Raven NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - In U.S. counties where personal incomes cluster on opposite sides of the rich and poor spectrum, children might endure more neglect and abuse, according to a new U.S. study. Based on the analysis of ...  More »

Older kids can teach younger peers to be healthy

By Shereen Jegtvig NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Elementary school children who took part in a healthy living program with older peers reduced their waist sizes and showed improvements in self-esteem, according to a new Canadian study. In the so-c...  More »

EU rules "mean children can't get life-saving cancer drugs"

By Kate Kelland LONDON (Reuters) - Children with cancer are being denied access to potentially life-saving medicines because European Union rules allow drug firms to waive the need to test some drugs in pediatric trials, researchers said on Monda...  More »

Thirty Minnesota school children treated for carbon monoxide

A southern Minnesota school building was evacuated on Thursday and 30 elementary students were treated at a local hospital for possible carbon monoxide poisoning, officials said. The cause of the incident Thursday morning at the Springfield Publi...  More »

Thirty Minnesota school children treated for carbon monoxide

(Reuters) - Thirty students from an elementary school in southern Minnesota were treated Thursday at a local hospital for possible carbon monoxide poisoning, a hospital spokesman said. None of the injuries were life threatening and all but one ch...  More »

Kids learn to shoot down stroke with video game

By Ronnie Cohen NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - A doctor who generally advises children to turn off electronic devices urges them to play "Stroke Hero," a video game that teaches kids to identify stroke symptoms and summon help, according t...  More »

Number games could improve kids' math skills

By Kathleen Raven NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Kids don't need math skills to glance at two groups of black dots and say which group has more dots, but practicing that intuitive task might boost their math scores, according to new research. J...  More »

Kids learn to shoot down stroke with video game

By Ronnie Cohen NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - A doctor who generally advises children to turn off electronic devices urges them to play "Stroke Hero," a video game that teaches kids to identify stroke symptoms and summon help, according t...  More »

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