Misc. Kid's Health News

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12/3/2007
Most ERs Not Fully Prepared for Pediatric Patients

Only 6 percent had all the recommended equipment, survey finds

12/2/2007
Breaking Down Barriers to End-of-Life Care for Children

Effective communication with doctors and respect for role of parents are key, survey finds

11/30/2007
Ibuprofen Preserves Lung Function in Kids With Cystic Fibrosis

Therapy slowed respiratory decline by almost a third, study found

11/30/2007
Health Tip: Burping Your New Baby

Suggestions for first-time parents

11/30/2007
We Can! Program Takes Aim at Childhood Obesity

The national partnership wants to create a healthier America

11/29/2007
Health Tip: Cut Baby's Nails

To prevent scratches

11/28/2007
FDA Panel Backs Tougher Warning on Asthma Drugs for Kids

Serevent and Advair need specific child warnings on side effects, pediatric panel says; action follows panel's recommendation to toughen label on flu drugs for kids.

11/26/2007
ATV Injuries on the Rise

Fractures, brain traumas, spinal damage most common reasons for ER visits, study finds

11/25/2007
Tooth Decay Is Kids' Stuff

Attention to dental care can even start in the womb, experts say

11/22/2007
Health Tip: Make the Holidays More Meaningful

Suggestions for you and your children

11/21/2007
Lung Transplants May Not Help Most Cystic Fibrosis Children

Study found little improvement, but procedures have also changed since analysis was made

11/21/2007
Health Tip: Keep Kids on a Realistic Schedule

Avoid planning too many activities

11/20/2007
Rapid Response Teams Can Save Hospitalized Kids

Coordinated care boosts survival of very sick children, study finds

11/16/2007
Health Tip: Sledding Safely

Prevent injuries this winter

11/15/2007
More Black Children Dying From Diabetes

Trend has been accelerating, U.S. figures show

11/15/2007
Health Tip: Controlling Body Odor in Teens

Suggestions to help tame the problem

11/14/2007
Kids Who Skimp on Sleep Tend to Be Fatter

Just 45 minutes more shut-eye a night might make a difference, study finds

11/13/2007
Health Tip: Selecting a Day-Care Center

If you notice these warning signs, stay away

11/12/2007
ADHD Delays Growth of Certain Brain Areas

But affected children do catch up over time, researchers add

11/9/2007
Drugs Can Ease Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis

3 trials show some success in helping children

11/8/2007
Summer Vacation Undermines School-Based Weight Loss

Eat-healthy programs work, but kids gain back pounds during holidays, study finds

11/8/2007
Health Tip: Kids Get Indigestion, Too

Here's how to help prevent it

11/8/2007
One-Third of Popular Songs Refer to Substance Abuse

Rap and country top the list with references to alcohol, drugs, study finds

11/6/2007
Reflux Problems Not Limited to Adults

Babies and children can also suffer from severe gastric distress, experts say

11/5/2007
Early Weight Gain Can Mean Heart Trouble Later in Life

Children as young as 7 show signs of cardiovascular risk factors, study finds

11/5/2007
TV Violence May Spur Aggression in Boys

Preschoolers who watched such fare more likely to act out at 7, 10, study found

11/5/2007
Health Tip: Teens Must Get Enough Sleep

Problems that can stem from being too tired

10/30/2007
Too Much TV Can Raise Kids' Blood Pressure

It's linked to obesity, which then triggers hypertension, study suggests

10/29/2007
Defibrillator Use Urged to Save Children's Lives

American Academy of Pediatrics says heart problems in kids have been underestimated

10/26/2007
A Happy Halloween Means Safety First

Key precautions can help to ensure your child's well-being

10/26/2007
Exercise Helps Overweight Youngsters Learn

It boosts the mind and the body, study shows

10/25/2007
Meningitis Shot Available, Effective Year-Round

If your kids missed back-to-school crush, they can still get the lifesaving vaccine, experts say

10/24/2007
U.S. Advisers OK Nasal Spray Flu Vaccine for Young Children

FluMist should help kids intimidated by needles, experts say

10/24/2007
Obesity Can Hurt Kids' Hearts

Early signs of cardiovascular disease are there, researchers say

10/22/2007
Health Tip: Scared of Shots?

Help your child get through vaccinations

10/21/2007
Eye on Safety Makes Halloween Less Scary

Easy steps can keep vision, other injuries at bay, experts say

10/19/2007
FDA Panel Recommends Ban on Cold Medicines for Kids

Over-the-counter drugs are unsafe for children under 6, advisers say.

10/19/2007
U.S. Schools Getting Better at Boosting Kids' Health

But more is needed to improve nutrition and physical activity, report says

10/18/2007
FDA Panel Weighs Ban on Kids' Cold Medicines

Experts disagree on whether the medicines are safe for children under 6.

10/17/2007
Health Tip: Minimize Scarring After a Burn

Steps to help your child heal

10/12/2007
Sleep Apnea Can Trouble Kids, Too

Nighttime breathing woes can lower grades, IQ scores, researchers warn

10/11/2007
Drug Makers Withdraw Cough, Cold Meds for Infants

Move comes as U.S. regulators scrutinize safety of products linked to dozens of deaths

10/10/2007
U.S. Kids Not Getting Needed Health Care

Report finds youngsters worse off than adults; biggest gaps found in preventive care

10/9/2007
Maintenance Treatment Helps Kids Keep Weight Off

Effect does wane over time, study finds

10/9/2007
Intervening in Preschool Years Can Prevent Juvenile Delinquency

Sessions alter at-risk kids' stress responses, study suggests

10/9/2007
10/5/2007
10/4/2007
Largest Study of U.S. Children Readies for Launch

22 new centers now added, first participants set to join next year, officials say

10/3/2007
Medical, Behavioral Woes Can Drive Dogs to Bite

Study found pain, nervous disposition helps spur these outbursts

10/2/2007
Toy Blocks Might Boost Toddlers' Language Skills

'Imaginative learning' play may help, study suggests