Misc. Kid's Health News

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8/17/2017
Young Breakfast Skippers Lack Vital Nutrients

Calcium, iron and folate may be shortchanged when morning meal is missed

8/17/2017
Sleep and Diabetes Risk in Children

Kids who don't get enough sleep may be at higher risk for Type 2 Diabetes, study finds

8/17/2017
Health Tip: Recognize Youth Violence

Symptoms of a common problem

8/15/2017
Lack of Sleep May Raise Child's Type 2 Diabetes Risk: Study

It found link -- but no proof -- between less slumber and risk factors for blood sugar disease

8/15/2017
Local Crime Can Put Kids on the Run

Smartphone study finds young avoid their neighborhoods when threat of danger rises

8/14/2017
Do Pets Really Boost Kids' Health?

In a study that'll give you paws, researchers find no mental or physical benefit from a household friend

8/13/2017
Calming Those Back-to-School Jitters

Child development expert offers advice on how to ease anxiety as classes start

8/11/2017
Health Benefits of Pets

Does having a pet keep a kid healthier and more physically fit?

8/10/2017
Rotavirus Vaccine Cut Kids' Hospitalization, Medical Costs

Virus a common cause of diarrhea among children, study authors report

8/9/2017
By Age 12, Poor May Show Signs of Heart Risks Ahead

Neck arteries are narrower than those of wealthier children, study says

8/9/2017
Health Tip: Childhood Obesity Can Trigger Adult Problems

Here's how you can help prevent them

8/7/2017
How Preschoolers Begin Learning the Rules of Reading, Spelling

Exposing them to written words early on will give them a strong start, researcher says

8/7/2017
Decline in Kids' Ear Infections Linked to Pneumococcal Vaccine

The shots are effective in killing the main bacterial cause, but other germs are growing, researchers find

8/7/2017
Health Tip: Don't Use Sunscreen on Newborns

Infants aged 6 months and younger should avoid the sun

8/4/2017
Childhood Cancer Radiation May Cause Unwanted Gene Mutation in Some

That flaw seems to increase risk of a type of brain tumor later in life, researchers report

8/3/2017
Health Tip: Protect Your Kids From Lead

Suggestions to keep them safer

8/3/2017
Health Tip: Supervise Kids Near Cars

And help prevent an accident

8/2/2017
Getting Kids to Like Veggies

Eating more veggies when breastfeeding may help kids like them better, study says

8/1/2017
Young Cancer Survivors Struggle to Resume Social Activities

Strains on finances, relationships and life plans take a toll, researchers find

8/1/2017
Drowning Can Occur Hours After Swimming

Know the signs of dry and secondary drowning, expert cautions

7/31/2017
Genetic Testing Can Help Pinpoint Epilepsy Earlier

Faster diagnosis leads to faster treatment, researcher says

7/28/2017
Vision Problems Can Harm Kids' Development, Grades

Eye experts say children should have routine exams to detect trouble early

7/26/2017
Time to Catch Up on Reading, Writing … and Routine Shots

Before kids head back to school, make sure they're up-to-date on their vaccines

7/26/2017
Health Tip: Encouraging Your Kids to Brush

Here's how some dentists do it

7/26/2017
Health Tip: Help Kids Sleep Better

Here's what may be keeping them awake

7/24/2017
Does Your Child Really Have a Food Allergy?

Food sensitivity and intolerance may be mistaken for allergic reaction, even by doctors

7/21/2017
Making the Most of Childhood Wellness Visits

Advance preparation can help get your questions answered

7/20/2017
Oxygen Therapy Revives Brain of Toddler Who Nearly Drowned

Shrunken areas of brain tissue actually re-grew after treatment, doctor says

7/19/2017
Health Impact of Father Loss

Loss of a father may impact a child's DNA, new study finds.

7/18/2017
High-Dose Vitamin D May Not Curb Kids' Colds

Study seems to dispel a common myth around the daily supplement, researchers say

7/18/2017
Health Tip: Eating Well

Skip junk food from the amusement park

7/17/2017
Not All Fidos Are Friendly

Teach kids ways to prevent dog bites, pediatricians' group says

7/17/2017
Big Baby, Heavier Kid?

Study suggests these infants could benefit from early interventions to avoid obesity in childhood

7/17/2017
Parents, Get Your Teens Their Vaccines!

More than 1 in 3 don't know when their teen's next shot is due, survey finds

7/13/2017
Health Tip: Getting Toddlers to Try New Foods

If at first you don't succeed, try again

7/11/2017
How to Prevent Future Couch Potatoes

Some smart ways to get kids to exercise more

7/11/2017
7/11/2017
7/10/2017
Sugary Drinks in Pregnancy Tied to Heavier Kids Later

2 or more sweet drinks a day in second trimester linked to an extra 2 pounds in 8-year-olds

7/7/2017
The Neighborhood Sandbox: A Breeding Ground for Germs

Bacteria, parasites and other nasty surprises may be hiding in the sand

7/5/2017
Soft Contact Lenses Safe for Kids and Teens, Review Finds

Infection rates no higher than for adults, and actually lowest for younger kids

7/4/2017
Guard Against Hearing Loss From Fireworks

Don't get too close to those loud booms, hearing specialist suggests

7/3/2017
Health Tip: Are My Toddler's Eating Habits Normal?

Signs that parents shouldn't worry

7/2/2017
Eye Docs Debunk 5 Fireworks Myths

Make eye safety a priority this Fourth of July

6/30/2017
IQ and Life Span

Is there a link between IQ and life expectancy?

6/30/2017
Health Tip: When Adults Offer Kids Food

Make sure children are getting the right message

6/29/2017
Health Tip: Practice Drowning Prevention at Home

It only takes a small amount of water

6/28/2017
Getting Kids in the Habit of Healthy Eating

Try making good food fun at home

6/28/2017
Community Intervention May Aid Fight Against Childhood Obesity

Harvard study finds small successes in two Massachusetts-based programs

6/27/2017
Force, Frequency of Head Hits Jump as Young Football Players Get Older

Findings confirm that these injuries are linked to level of play