Misc. Kid's Health News

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10/5/2016
Health Tip: When Your Child Rides With Someone Else

Suggestions to keep the youngster safe

10/3/2016
Can Childhood Traumas Make You Old Before Your Time?

Study suggests link between family stress and potential damage to DNA

10/3/2016
Health Tip: Using Meds for Kids

Make sure you know possible side effects

10/1/2016
Scare Up Some Halloween Safety

Teach kids not to look at phone while walking, and to make eye contact with drivers when crossing street

9/29/2016
High Blood Pressure Might Affect Some Kids' Thinking Ability

But researchers noted that all of the children still tested within normal ranges

9/29/2016
9/28/2016
Health Tip: Let Kids Make Breakfast

Here are some healthy options

9/27/2016
How Much Video Gaming Is Too Much for Kids?

Benefits seen with 1 hour a day, but behavioral problems rose after 9 hours a week

9/27/2016
Farm Kids Get Fewer Allergies, International Study Finds

Researchers aim to learn whether early exposure to allergens has a protective effect

9/26/2016
Eliminate Sweetened Drinks, Cut Kids' Sugar Intake

Average U.S. child consumes about 80 grams daily, nutritionist says, putting health at risk

9/26/2016
9/25/2016
Healthy Diet as Teen, Less Weight Gain as Adult

Study suggests food choices made at 15 may establish long-term eating habits

9/23/2016
Gardening May Give Kids' Diets a Boost

Those who gardened ate more fruits, veggies by the time they were in college, study shows

9/23/2016
Tips for Avoiding Back-to-School Germs, Illnesses

If kids do get sick, make sure they're fever-free for 24 hours before returning to class

9/23/2016
9/22/2016
Health Tip: Kids Should Learn Microwave Safety

Here's what they need to know

9/21/2016
Daily Baths Not a Must for Kids

Most under the age of 11 are fine with two to three washings a week, dermatologist says

9/21/2016
Cat Scratch Can Sometimes Lead to Serious Illness: CDC

But there's no need to banish your feline friend -- just send fleas packing instead

9/21/2016
Why the Teen Years May Not Be Lean Years

Adolescents burn about 450 fewer calories daily than 10-year-olds, study finds

9/20/2016
Close Bond Between Kids, Parents Has Long-Term Health Benefits

Childhood mistreatment offsets the advantages of growing up in a well-off home, research shows

9/19/2016
Healthy Diet May Be Key to Kids' Reading Skills

More fruits, vegetables, fish and whole grains linked to higher test scores in study

9/19/2016
2 of 3 Parents Want Schools to Expand Health Education

Survey shows many want kids to be taught about managing stress, depression and bullying

9/19/2016
Suicide Can Strike Children as Young as 5: Study

Overall numbers are low, but researchers say prevention efforts are needed

9/17/2016
Not All Dogs Are Man's (or Kids') Best Friend

Study suggests young children need to be told they shouldn't approach a scared dog

9/16/2016
Overweight Kids Often Shunned, Bullied

School health programs should urge healthy behaviors, acceptance of different body shapes, study shows

9/16/2016
For Kids Playing Pokemon Go, Catch These Safety Tips

Pediatrics group praises physical activity but warns game could be a dangerous distraction

9/16/2016
Childhood Cancer Death Rates Continue to Fall: CDC

Brain cancer supplants leukemia as the leading killer

9/15/2016
9/14/2016
Food Allergies Linked to Raised Risk of Asthma, Hay Fever

Odds rise even higher when kids have more than one food allergy, researchers say

9/14/2016
Gel Antibiotic: An Easier Ear Infection Treatment Someday?

One-time application was highly effective in animal trials, but more study needed, researchers say

9/13/2016
Makeup of Germs in Newborn's Gut May Triple Allergy, Asthma Risk

Study finds abnormality present in 10 percent of kids seems to undermine immune function

9/12/2016
Heart Docs: Never Expose Kids to Cigarette Smoke

Secondhand smoke can raise children's risk of heart disease, premature death

9/12/2016
Does Losing a Father in War Shorten a Child's Life?

Study examines effects of early life adversities on children of World War I veterans

9/12/2016
Rate of Youth Soccer Injuries More Than Doubled in 25 Years

Concussion rate jumped almost 1,600 percent in same time period, study found

9/10/2016
Play to Win When It Comes to Kids and Sports Pain

Take injuries seriously, and if no improvement in a few days, see a doctor, specialist says

9/9/2016
Child Health Improves When Caregivers Get One-on-One Help

Family 'navigators' provide resources to help with basic needs, such as food, housing and utilities

9/9/2016
Strides Made in Treating Childhood Cancer: Report

But more needs to be done to battle tougher tumors, guard the health of survivors

9/9/2016
New 'Superlice' Resist Most Over-the-Counter Remedies

But prescription medications can still send the parasites packing

9/8/2016
9/6/2016
Cesarean Birth Linked to Risk of Obesity in Childhood

Odds even greater when compared to siblings who were born vaginally, study finds

9/5/2016
Few Young U.S. Burn Patients Transferred to Specialized Centers

Researchers call for clearer guidelines on treatment, follow-up

9/3/2016
Kids Make Better Food Choices Online Than in School Lunch Lines

Study found some high-tech help brings balance to kids' plates, but do they eat it?

9/2/2016
Doctors' Decision-Making Tool Could Cut Unnecessary Antibiotic Use

A drop of about 10 percent is possible, study authors suggest

9/1/2016
Laser Pointers Can Cause Serious Eye Damage in Kids

Although uncommon, vision impairment from these devices can be permanent, study reports

8/30/2016
Health Tip: Don't Fret About a Fever

It's not concerning in these scenarios

8/26/2016
Teach Your Kids to Pick, Prepare and Pack Their School Lunch

Getting them involved boosts the odds they will actually eat it, experts say

8/26/2016
Health Tip: Make Sure Kids' Shoes Fit Well

Suggestions to keep their feet happy

8/25/2016
Health Tip: Help Kids Get Enough Exercise

Make sure they're meeting these guidelines

8/24/2016
Youth Football and Head Trauma Risk

Football tackling/blocking drills pose highest injury risk, study finds.

8/23/2016
Young Football Players Tackle Greatest Concussion Risk at Practice

But experts disagree about whether certain collision drills should be curtailed