Misc. Kid's Health News

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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

9/7/2017
9/6/2017
Put Flu Shot on the Back-to-School Checklist

By late October is best, says American Academy of Pediatrics

9/6/2017
Smoking Bans Help Kids Breathe Easier

Analysis found anti-smoking policies were linked to drops in childhood chest infections, asthma attacks

9/6/2017
Harvey's Wrath Still Poses Risks to Children

Toxins left by flood waters a particular concern, doctors say

9/5/2017
Throat Bacteria Linked to Bone and Joint Infection in Kids

Study found one particular germ in 70 percent of children with additional infections

9/5/2017
Later School Bell Could Boost U.S. Economy by $83 Billion Over Decade

Extra sleep for students would lead to better grades, plus provide mental, physical benefits, report says

9/5/2017
White Kids More Likely to Get Unneeded Antibiotics

Study finds more evidence of racial disparities in ERs

9/5/2017
9/5/2017
Health Tip: Kids and Type 2 Diabetes

Risk may be higher with lack of sleep

9/4/2017
Back to School, Back to Planning for Kids With Autism, ADHD

Thinking ahead and keeping a calendar with important dates can help make transition smoother

9/3/2017
Take the Back Pain Out of Backpacks

Make sure your child isn't carrying too heavy a load

9/1/2017
Nasal Flu Vaccine's Demise May Mean Fewer Immunized Kids

Overall child immunization rates fell after CDC advised against the inhaled form, study shows

9/1/2017
Pediatricians Sound Alarm on Rapid Weight Changes in Young Athletes

Both short- and long-term damage can result from quick losses or gains

9/1/2017
Health Tip: Food Safety for College Students

Suggestions to prevent food poisoning

8/31/2017
8/30/2017
Health Tip: Avoid Juice Before Age 1

Offer fresh fruit as a healthier choice

8/29/2017
Health Groups Demand 'R' Rating for Movies That Show Smoking

Coalition says such films lure children to take up deadly habit

8/29/2017
Many Parents Don't Tell Doctor About 'Complementary' Therapy Use in Kids

Hiding info from pediatricians could be risky for young patients, report authors say

8/29/2017
Many Parents Not Happy With Later School Start Times

More shut-eye means healthier, more alert students, but survey finds half of parents pushing back

8/29/2017
8/28/2017
Vaccination 101: Make Sure Kids Are Up to Date

Classrooms, locker rooms and dormitories are breeding grounds for bacteria and viruses, expert says

8/28/2017
Serious Reactions to Vaccines Rarely Recur: Review

Findings add to evidence of safety of childhood immunizations, pediatricians say

8/28/2017
Children and Alternative Therapies

The American Academy of Pediatrics warns parents "natural" doesn't always mean safe when it comes to supplements

8/25/2017
Cookies, Apples or Yogurt? Not Always a Simple Choice for Kids

Snack preferences drive buying decisions, but brands and allowance also play a part, researchers say

8/25/2017
Top 10 Health Concerns for Children and Teens

Parents rate back-to-school health concerns. What tops the list?

8/24/2017
More U.S. Teens Getting Vaccinated Against HPV

But rates still lagging against the cancer-causing virus that's caused by sexual contact, CDC says