Misc. Kid's Health News

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1/28/2008
Cold Meds Send 7,000 U.S. Kids to ER Each Year

Most cases due to accidental ingestion, study finds

1/28/2008
Health Tip: Exercise for Teens

You don't have to hit the gym

1/26/2008
Allergy Shots Are Effective Treatment for Symptoms

Immunotherapy works for allergic asthma, rhinitis, conjunctivitis or insect bites

1/24/2008
Next Generation of Parents More Likely to Back Genetic Testing

Survey found adult children of parents with BRCA mutations would be more willing to test their own kids

1/17/2008
Cold Meds Not Safe for Kids Under 2, FDA Warns

Decision on kids aged 2-12 expected this spring, officials add

1/17/2008
Malnutrition Responsible for a Third of Child Deaths Worldwide

Report also found it accounted for 11% of international disease burden

1/14/2008
1/12/2008
Schedules Revised for Flu, Meningitis Vaccines

Goal is to make it easier for parents to protect their children, CDC says

1/10/2008
Gene Plays Role in Risk of Autism

Three research teams found same gene raised chances of developing the disorder

1/10/2008
1/9/2008
Test Finds Rare Heart Defect in Some Young Athletes

Finding may fuel debate about screening for cardiovascular problems

1/8/2008
School Social Standing Linked to Teen Girls' Weight Gain

Those who self-reported low esteem most likely to add pounds over 2-year span, study finds

1/8/2008
Health Tip: Help Your Newborn Sleep Longer

Establish a bedtime routine

1/7/2008
Study Casts Doubt on Vaccine-Autism Link

Research adds to growing body of evidence thats finds no connection between the two

1/7/2008
Health Tip: Help Ease Growing Pains

Here's what you can do

1/4/2008
Treating Childhood Pneumonia at Home Could Save Lives in Developing Countries

Not going to the hospital might be best course, study finds

1/4/2008
Health Tip: Get Children Tested for Lead Poisoning

Keep your home and children safe

1/3/2008
Hookah Smoking as Tough on Lungs as Cigarettes

Study finds one-hour session produces as much carbon monoxide as a pack of smokes

1/1/2008
Health Tip: Make Reading a Daily Activity

Suggestions for encouraging your child to read

12/29/2007
Put Safety First During Winter Fun

Serious injuries can happen to kids if precautions are skipped, experts say

12/28/2007
Childhood Diabetes Boosts Risk for Kidney Problems

Lifestyle changes are key to avoiding complications, doctors say

12/27/2007
Health Tip: If You're a Shy Teen

Ways to become more comfortable

12/26/2007
Fewer Children Outgrowing Allergies to Milk, Eggs

Reactions are less predictable, more aggressive than 20 years ago, studies find

12/26/2007
Health Tip: Teach Yourself to Shave

Help prevent nicks and cuts

12/25/2007
Playing Catch in Winter Could Save Kids' Pitching Arms

Early practice for youngsters can reduce risk of shoulder injury, physician to pros says

12/25/2007
Parents Face Tough Questions When Santa's Magic Fades

The best response to little skeptics? Simply listen, experts say

12/24/2007
Beware Holiday Toys That Can Injure Young Eyes

Darts, BB and paintball guns are among those that pose a threat, experts warn

12/20/2007
Make Safe Toys Your Holiday Priority

Many toys aren't a good fit, particularly for younger children

12/19/2007
Health Tip: Ear Infection May Not Need Antibiotic

But your child must be examined by a doctor

12/18/2007
12/17/2007
Health Tip: Make Exercise Fun

Ways to get young children interested

12/16/2007
Picking the Right Toys Isn't Child's Play

Find items or activities that stretch youngsters' creativity and forge bonds with others, experts say

12/14/2007
Traffic Pollution Hurts Asthmatic Kids' Lungs

Children living near crowded roadways face more than 50% risk of breathing trouble, study finds

12/13/2007
Health Tip: Changing Your Baby's Diaper

Suggestions for first-time parents

12/12/2007
Health Tip: When Your Child Has a Fever

How to keep her comfortable

12/11/2007
Health Tip: Choose Children's Shoes Carefully

Select the right ones for growing feet

12/7/2007
Health Tip: Best Toys for Baby

Both safe and stimulating

12/7/2007
Pneumonia Vaccine Is Keeping Kids Healthier

New shot has cut hospitalizations by more than half, CDC study finds

12/5/2007
Overweight Kids Often Become Obese, Unhealthy Adults

Experts warn of surge in cardiovascular troubles by 2035

12/5/2007
Teen Birth Rates Up for First Time in 14 Years, U.S. Reports

Birth rates among unmarried women, C-section deliveries also hit new high last year

12/5/2007
Health Tip: When Your Child Gets a Nosebleed

Keep yourself and the child calm

12/5/2007
Depressed Moms' Kids at Higher Injury Risk

Boys, especially, were also more likely to 'act out', study found

12/4/2007
Honey Beats Meds at Soothing Kids' Cough

A dose of the sweet stuff helped children sleep, study found

12/3/2007
No Link Between Hepatitis B Shot, MS: Study

New research may help resolve ongoing debate

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