Misc. Kid's Health News

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5/19/2009
Health Tip: Help Protect Young Athletes

Follow the rules of the game

5/18/2009
Worries About Weight Are Tied to Teen Suicide Tries

Even those who only think they're fat face higher risk, study finds

5/18/2009
New Spray Could Benefit Cystic Fibrosis Patients

Airways remained clear and moist in studies, researcher says

5/18/2009
Health Tip: Choosing Baby's Playpen

Safety suggestions to help avoid injury

5/15/2009
Improper Use of Booster Seats Puts Many Kids at Risk

Study finds most booster seats are installed incorrectly or misused

5/15/2009
Health Tip: Reasons for Adenoid Removal

Why your child might need the procedure

5/15/2009
Sharing Cancer Info May Be Empowering

Telling children about genetic risks fosters openness, expert says

5/15/2009
Immune Therapy May Aid Kids With Neuroblastoma

Researchers praise new treatment for deadly cancer

5/14/2009
Daily Exercise at School Yields Rewards

Kids have healthier hearts and are less apt to be overweight, study finds

5/12/2009
Organ Donation Policies Vary Among Children's Hospitals

More research, better adherence to recommendations needed, study suggests

5/11/2009
5/9/2009
Acid Drinks Blamed for Increase in Tooth Erosion

The way people savor flavor compounds the problem, experts say

5/8/2009
Bullying Seems to Affect Kids Years Later

Study finds psychotic symptoms in preteens who'd been tormented

5/7/2009
Pooches Sometimes Miss the Point

Like 2-year-old kids, dogs understand some but not all gestures, researchers say

5/7/2009
Health Tip: When Children Stutter

Suggestions on how you should respond

5/6/2009
5/5/2009
Writing Disorder May Be Common Among Kids

Study finds rate as high as 14.7 percent in one Minnesota city

5/5/2009
Health Tip: Common Food Allergies in Children

Here's what may make them react

5/5/2009
Keeping Appointments Key to Keeping Vaccines on Track

Children fall behind on shots when parents don't make it to the doctor

5/4/2009
Viewing Adult-Themed TV Tied to Earlier Sex for Teens

Study suggests they're less likely to separate reality from fiction

5/4/2009
Diluted Bleach Baths Ease Kids' Eczema

5- to 10-minute soaks, twice a week, prevent painful flare-ups, study finds

5/4/2009
More Kids Being Hurt by Falling Furniture

Researcher calls for parental diligence and new safety regulations

5/2/2009
Obese Children More Likely to Suffer Lower Body Injuries

Stress on muscle, bone behind severity of damage, longer recovery, study finds

5/1/2009
Hearing Loss Tops Parents' Concern for Kids

Damage from loud external noises puts 3 million youngsters under 18 at risk, group says

4/30/2009
Millions of Kids Live With Substance-Abusing Parents

Expert says situation causes mental, physical problems in offspring

4/24/2009
Marijuana Is Option to Unpleasant Meds, Teens Say

About a third of youths surveyed aren't smoking to get high

4/23/2009
4/23/2009
Kids Given Photos of Sunburn Damage Covered Up Better

Study says every preteen should get UV snapshot of what exposure can do to their skin

4/23/2009
FDA Approves 'Plan B' Pill for 17-Year-Olds

Decision is latest involving controversial birth-control drug

4/20/2009
Kids and Veggies: Offer Them and They Will Eat

Availability in poor areas more of an issue than youngsters' tastes, studies find

4/20/2009
Almost 1 in 10 Young Video Game Users 'Addicted'

Study finds pathological behavior can cause children real problems

4/17/2009
Drug May Be Dangerous for Kids With Graves' Disease

Medication known as PTU can cause liver disease, experts say

4/17/2009
Tough Laws, Higher Prices Mean Fewer Kids Smoke

Study finds that enforcing existing laws cuts rate by 21 percent

4/16/2009
Family Ties May Help Prevent Teen Suicide

Bonds with parents, more than peers, are key, study finds

4/15/2009
Deployment Takes Toll on Military Moms and Teens

Their children are prone to risky behaviors, study finds

4/7/2009
Tough Legislation on Underage Drinking Seems to Save Lives

Laws on purchase and possession of alcohol, zero tolerance prevent more than 700 deaths a year, study says

4/7/2009
Heart Transplant Failures More Likely in Poor, Minority Kids

Low socioeconomic status and non-white race linked to worse outcomes

4/7/2009
Parents Worry That 'Alcopops' Encourage Teen Drinking

The flavored drinks should carry warning labels, survey respondents say

4/7/2009
4/6/2009
Early Psychiatric Issues May Predict Suicide in Boys

Study finds a 'pathway of persistence' throughout life

4/6/2009
More U.S. Kids Taking Diabetes, Blood Pressure Drugs

Prescriptions rose by more than 15 percent in 3 years, researchers say

4/6/2009
Kids Who Lack Self-Control May Be Prone to Weight Gain

New research finds that need for instant gratification might play a part

4/5/2009
Breathe Easier Knowing Spring's Pollen Triggers

Children are especially vulnerable to seasonal allergies, so be prepared, expert says

4/3/2009
TV Time May Not Be Benign

Behavioral problems, obesity more likely in kids who watch 2 hours-plus a day

4/3/2009
Poor Kids Exposed to More Secondhand Smoke

Wealthier households are less apt to include adult smokers, study finds

4/3/2009
Hispanic Children More Likely to Have Hearing Loss

Second study finds rare eye disease missed, mistreated among urban youngsters

4/1/2009
The Dark Side of Vegetarianism

For some teens and young adults, it may be concealing eating disorders

4/1/2009
Health Tip: Calming Chickenpox

Help keep your child comfortable

3/30/2009
Most Teens Aren't Getting Preventive Health Care

Almost two-thirds lacked this type of service within past year, study found

3/27/2009
Most Fatalities in Teen Crashes Are Not the Drivers

Stats show safety programs need to be extended to others on road as well, study finds