Misc. Kid's Health News

Date Posted
Article Title
10/19/2017
More Young Kids Spending Lots of Time on Phones, Tablets

Survey finds big jump over past 6 years in media availability, use for youngest Americans

10/17/2017
Scoliosis Screenings Can Help Catch Spine Problem Early

Treatments vary, depending on severity of the condition

10/17/2017
Farsighted Kids Have Trouble Paying Attention

The often-undetected eye condition could lead to school troubles

10/17/2017
Who's Most at Risk of Head Injury in Youth Football?

Those involved in running, passing more vulnerable, study finds

10/16/2017
Health Tip: Avoid Baby Sleep Positioners

Keep cribs free of objects and toys

10/15/2017
Homework as a Character-Builder

Researchers say strong effort leads to more conscientiousness overall

10/13/2017
Black Children Missing Out on Eczema Treatment

But study finds they tend to have more severe cases of the skin condition than white children

10/13/2017
FDA Panel Supports Gene Therapy for Kids With Rare Eye Disease

Treatment would be only the 2nd gene therapy OK'd in the United States

10/12/2017
Happier Mealtimes, Healthier Eating for Kids

A positive atmosphere prompts preschoolers to eat more fruits, vegetables and other healthy foods

10/10/2017
Start Skin Cancer Prevention Early, Health Experts Say

New proposal urges doctors to begin talking to parents when fair-skinned children are 6 months old

10/10/2017
Where There's Type 1 Diabetes, Celiac Disease May Follow

Screening for early signs of both conditions should be done at birth, study suggests

10/10/2017
Health Tip: Getting Enough Sleep

It's important for young athletes

10/9/2017
Surviving Congenital Heart Disease as Child Not a Ticket to Good Health

Many of these children can also suffer from illnesses such as autism and respiratory conditions, study says

10/9/2017
10/9/2017
Health Tip: Children and Screen Use

Set guidelines for your family

10/6/2017
10/6/2017
10/6/2017
Childhood 'Growth' Tests Not Always Necessary

There's wide range of 'normal' growth and development for kids, pediatricians group says

10/6/2017
10/5/2017
Protecting Preemies From Stress Might Improve Later Mental Health

Babies born at 2.2 pounds or less normally face higher risk of adult psychological issues

10/3/2017
Measles Making a Comeback in the United States

Though the rate remains low, study shows it doubled between 2001 and 2015

10/2/2017
Reassuring Kids After Another Senseless Tragedy

Psychiatrists urge parents to stress to young concertgoers that events like Las Vegas shooting remain rare

10/2/2017
Bilingual Kids Learn New Languages Better

Scans revealed differences in their brain wave patterns that seemed to give them an advantage

10/1/2017
Overuse Injuries Don't Impact Young Football Players

Data on youth and high school competitors show minimal amounts

9/29/2017
Researchers Learn More About Gender's Role in Autism Risk

When oldest female child has the disorder, risk is raised for younger siblings, especially boys: study

9/27/2017
High Blood Pressure in Pregnancy May Boost Child's Obesity Risk

Even high readings in the last trimester linked to greater odds, study found

9/27/2017
Health Tip: Keep Kids Safe From Fire and Heat

Suggestions to prevent burns

9/25/2017
Gun Violence in Movies a Trigger for Teens?

Parents need to keep weapons locked up, limit exposure to media violence, experts say

9/21/2017
Could Pests, Dust Lower Kids' Odds for Asthma?

Inner-city study found early exposure to cockroaches and mice droppings seemed protective

9/20/2017
When Moms Don't Sleep Well, Neither Do Their Kids

That could take a toll on child's development, researchers say

9/20/2017
'Green Schoolyards' May Bring Better Health to Kids

Review found they helped with heart health, weight control, ADHD and stress relief

9/20/2017
Health Tip: Is Your Baby Teething?

Recognizing signs and symptoms

9/19/2017
Kids' Colds Linked to Asthma, Lung Problems Later

But research is too early to confirm a cause-and-effect link

9/19/2017
Youth Football Ups Odds of Brain Problems in Adulthood

Researchers say greater risk of behavior issues, depression in those who played tackle before age 12

9/19/2017
Obesity Rates Have Stopped Rising for Young Americans

But progress is fragile and rates still too high, report authors say

9/19/2017
Doctors Eye the Danger From 'Nerf' Guns

'Bullets' bought online may be contributing to ocular injuries

9/18/2017
9/18/2017
9/18/2017
Health Tip: Design a Non-Toxic Nursery

Make your baby's space safe

9/15/2017
Joining Your Kid on That Playground Slide? Think Again

It seems like fun but can be a quick trip to a broken limb, study authors warn

9/15/2017
Golf Carts' Use Is Spreading, and So Is Danger to Kids

Study of more than 100 kids treated at trauma centers reveals serious injuries

9/15/2017
Parents Getting Better at Using Car Seats Safely

But older kids often miss out on booster seats

9/15/2017
Young Kids With Cellphones Face a Hidden Risk

Study finds elementary school children with phones are more likely to be cyberbullied

9/15/2017
More U.S. Kids Landing in ER With Opioid Addiction

Researcher calls findings an emerging public health issue

9/14/2017
Health Tip: On Kids and Pets

How to prepare children for furry friends

9/14/2017
Could Swine Flu Be Linked to Type 1 Diabetes?

Study suggests Norwegians hit by H1N1 flu pandemic more likely to develop the autoimmune disease

9/12/2017
Hurricanes May Have Longer-Lasting Impact on Kids

Child expert offers tips on helping youngsters recover from the storms

9/8/2017
For City Kids With Asthma, Nearby Green Space Is Key

The farther kids lived from a park, the more symptoms they had over 2 weeks, study found

9/7/2017
Get Your Kids to Eat Smart at School

Helping youngsters make the right food choices

9/7/2017
Be Cautious Going Home After Hurricane Harvey

Electrocution and carbon monoxide poisoning are risks in flooded homes, American Thoracic Society says