Misc. Kid's Health News

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2/20/2017
Kids Born to Older Moms Score Higher on Thinking Tests

Children with younger moms once had the advantage, but that trend has reversed, study finds

2/20/2017
There's Fun and Fitness in the Pool for Asthmatic Kids

High humidity in indoor pools can also help keep airways open and prevent attacks, doctor says

2/20/2017
Most Parents Don't Think They're Meeting Kids' Nutritional Needs

In national survey, only 1 of 3 respondents felt they're teaching healthy eating habits

2/20/2017
Kids' OD Risk Rises When Opioids Left Out at Home

Odds of overdose more than double if parent takes powerful narcotic instead of milder pain med, study finds

2/17/2017
'Love Hormone' Helps Dads and Babies Bond

Brain scans show distinct response when fathers gaze at their kids

2/15/2017
Teens May Go Hungry as Poorest Families Struggle to Feed Kids

Parents skip meals so children can eat, but youngest siblings get priority if there's not enough food

2/14/2017
Low-Income Kids More Likely to Have ADHD, Asthma

Autism more often diagnosed among children in higher-income families, study finds

2/14/2017
Be Your Child's Valentine

The American Academy of Pediatrics offers tips for showing kids your love every day

2/13/2017
Treating Anaphylaxis

The American Academy of Pediatrics stresses epinephrine is the recommended first choice treatment for anaphylaxis.

2/13/2017
Health Tip: Protect Kids in Cold Weather

Tips to preserve winter fun

2/10/2017
Air Pollution May Raise Risk of Type 2 Diabetes

Study of obese Hispanic children suggests smog might boost chances of developing the blood sugar disorder

2/10/2017
Winning the Veggie Wars With Kids

Nutritionist offers advice on getting children to eat healthier fare

2/10/2017
Naps May Sharpen a Preschooler's Language Skills

Kids who slept after learning new verbs understood their meaning better 24 hours later, study finds

2/9/2017
8 Ways to Help Kids Dodge Germs

Boosting your child's immune system lets them stay in cold- and flu-fighting shape

2/6/2017
U.S. Teens Lag on Recommended Vaccinations

HPV and flu immunization rates remain well below goals, pediatricians' group says

2/6/2017
For Kids, Regular Exercise Seems to Put Depression on the Run

Finding could be significant because it suggests physical activity can be used to boost mental health

2/6/2017
Children and Veterinary Medications

Veterinary medications pose a potential health risk for children, new study finds.

2/2/2017
Laundry Detergent Pods Linked to Eye Burn Danger in Kids

Nearly 500 such injuries occurred in 2015, study reports

2/1/2017
Health Tip: Why Are Baby Teeth Important?

And shouldn't be neglected

1/31/2017
Tamer Version of Youth Football Looks to Address Safety Concerns

It would feature fewer players, smaller fields and less contact, USA Football officials say

1/31/2017
Health Tip: Keep Kids Healthy During Winter

Suggestions for colder weather

1/30/2017
Low Back Pain Common Among Kids

Sports injuries are just one frequent cause, study finds

1/30/2017
Teach Your Kids to Use Media in Healthy Ways

Even toddlers can benefit from educational TV and apps, pediatricians say

1/30/2017
1/27/2017
1/26/2017
Kids With ADHD Make 6.1 Million Doctor Visits a Year in U.S.: CDC

Mental health specialist says study raises more questions than it answers

1/26/2017
Docs: Kids to Suffer Under Trump's Tough Immigration Policies

Climate of fear can harm their health, development, pediatricians' group says

1/26/2017
Kids' Sugary Drink Habits Start Early

Two-thirds of U.S. children consume one or more sweetened beverages daily, report finds

1/26/2017
1/25/2017
Gene Therapy Helps 2 Babies Fight Type of Leukemia

Tweaking T-cells from healthy donor allowed infants to reach remission, researchers report

1/25/2017
Health Tip: Graduating High School?

Don't neglect your health

1/20/2017
Childhood Asthma May Encourage Obesity, Study Suggests

Fear of flare-ups might spur kids to limit physical activity, specialists say

1/18/2017
FDA Offers Guidance on Fish Intake for Kids, Pregnant Women

Agency recommends 2-3 servings of 'best choices' weekly

1/16/2017
Parents Have Mixed Views on When to Keep Sick Kids Out of School

Most agree those with diarrhea should stay home, but about half would send a child who had thrown up

1/16/2017
In Vitro Drug Exposure and Learning

Children exposed to drugs in the womb at risk for poor school performance, study finds.

1/14/2017
Pediatricians Offer Heads-Up for Preventing Soccer Injuries

Sprains and strains are common on the field

1/13/2017
Head for the Hills With Sled Safety in Mind

Kids at higher risk for head and neck injuries while sledding, safety experts warn

1/12/2017
How to Spot a Common, Potentially Dangerous, Childhood Illness

Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) is similar to a cold but can lead to complications that include pneumonia

1/12/2017
1/11/2017
Despite Pledges, No Improvement in Chain Restaurant Kids' Menus: Study

A 2011 initiative to lower calories, sugar and salt hasn't yielded results, researchers say

1/11/2017
PG-13 Movies Show More Gun Violence Than R-Rated Films: Study

Though scenes are less bloody and more cartoon-like, the effect on young viewers needs scrutiny, researchers say

1/10/2017
Kids' Care May Suffer When Parents Clash With Medical Staff

Doctors, nurses made worse decisions when confronted by 'an angry mother,' study finds

1/9/2017
'Button' Batteries Pose Serious Risk to Children

Toddlers may swallow the tiny batteries used to power many common household objects

1/9/2017
Are Heartburn Meds During Pregnancy Linked to Asthma in Kids?

Analysis suggests, but doesn't prove, that these children were one-third more likely to see a doctor for asthma

1/9/2017
Exercise: An Antidote for Behavioral Issues in Students?

Study found use of 'cybercycles' reduced classroom problems for kids with autism, ADHD, other concerns

1/6/2017
Preventing Peanut Allergies

New guidelines issued to help prevent peanut allergies in children.

1/4/2017
Flameless Candle Batteries Pose Risk to Kids

If swallowed, serious damage can occur in just 2 hours, poison center expert says

1/3/2017
Can Parents' Weight Hinder Toddlers' Development?

Study links -- but doesn't prove -- Moms', Dads' obesity tied to delayed social and problem-solving skills

1/3/2017
12/29/2016
For Kids With Kidney Disease, Race May Play Role in Outcomes

Risk of death from kidney failure is 36 percent higher in black children than in whites, study finds