Misc. Kid's Health News

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8/20/2007
Health Tip: Children Who Play Sports

Potential risks to keep in mind

8/20/2007
Does Pathological Shyness Make for School Shooters?

Researchers devise screen that may be able to spot teens prone to violence

8/18/2007
Add Earlier Bedtime to Back-to-School List

Experts urge changing sleep routine at least a week before classes start

8/17/2007
Time to Set Kids' Back-to-School Sleep Clocks

Adjusting schedule now avoids trouble in September, experts say

8/17/2007
Zingo Offers Pain Relief During Child Injections

Approved for patients aged 3 to 18

8/17/2007
Health Tip: Facts About Febrile Seizures

They don't mean your child has epilepsy

8/16/2007
Three-Quarters of States Near Vaccine Goals for Kindergarteners

They include shots for measles, mumps, rubella, polio and chicken pox, among others

8/15/2007
Dirty City Air Stunts Kids' Lungs

Mexico City study shows slowed growth of airways

8/14/2007
Guiding Kids to Better Diets Boosts Health

Learning about saturated fat improved children's cholesterol, study found

8/10/2007
Web Sites Serve Up Dangerous Eating Disorders Advice

Parents often fail to recognize children's use of harmful venues for weight-loss tips

8/10/2007
Obesity-Linked Woes Boost Kids' Lifetime Heart Risk

'Metabolic syndrome' includes higher blood pressure, cholesterol

8/9/2007
Plastics Chemical of 'Some Concern' for Fetal, Child Health

Government panel notes that bisphenol A is ubiquitous in bottles, CDs, packaging

8/8/2007
Statins Might Ease Kids' Cholesterol Condition

Familial hypercholesterolemia can greatly raise heart risks, experts say

8/8/2007
Low-Cal Sweets Might Still Make Kids Obese

Taste is a cue to overeat, research suggests

8/7/2007
Many Kids With Private Insurance Missing Vaccinations

Plans may not cover a particular shot or its administration, study finds

8/6/2007
Brain Studies Show ADHD Is Real Disease

Condition appears linked to dopamine function, experts say

8/6/2007
Foods Taste Better With McDonald's Logo, Kids Say

Study suggests branding has powerful effect on preschoolers' diet

8/6/2007
Health Tip: Adjusting to a Move

Help your child deal with the change

8/5/2007
Eye Health Group Backs Kids' Sight-Saving Bills

2 of 3 U.S. children fail to get checkups by age 6, Prevent Blindness America says

8/1/2007
Most Sleepless Kids Prescribed Drugs: Study

Practice is widespread, even though FDA doesn't approve pediatric use

8/1/2007
CDC's 'Preteen Vaccine' Campaign Aimed at Parents

It explains what shots are needed for 11- and 12-year-olds

7/31/2007
Child Maltreatment Rises in Homes of Soldiers Sent to War

Stress on spouse left behind cited by U.S. Army-sponsored study

7/30/2007
Lead Less Toxic to the Well-Read

High literacy somehow shields the brain from the toxin's effects, study finds

7/30/2007
Smoking During Pregnancy Boosts Baby's Blood Pressure

And that rise might continue until later in life, experts say

7/30/2007
Health Tip: When a Pet Dies

Help your child deal with the loss

7/27/2007
Sunlight in Youth Might Shield Against MS

But experts warn that too much sun poses skin cancer risk

7/27/2007
Young Type 1 Diabetics Benefit From Exercise

Frequency of regular physical activity was key factor in healthy blood levels, study finds

7/26/2007
High School, College Football Comes With Risk

Younger players get injured less often but more severely than college players, study finds

7/24/2007
Health Tip: Your Teething Baby

What's normal, what's not

7/23/2007
Health Tip: Bicycle Safety for Children

Teach your kids rules of the road

7/20/2007
Studies Track Treatment Outcomes for Kids With ADHD

Meds plus behavior therapy work best, but symptoms can return

7/16/2007
Childhood Brain Tumor Survivors Often Struggle in School

Grades were lower, especially in language classes, study found

7/16/2007
Health Tip: Feeding a Child Athlete

Make sure the youngster is getting the right foods and liquids

7/13/2007
Health Tip: When Babies Spit Up

It's not vomiting, and it's normal

7/12/2007
Report Details Gains, Reversals for U.S. Children

While teen birth rate hits record low, obesity is a growing worry

7/11/2007
Kids Living Near School Rarely Walk There: Study

It's a missed opportunity for fitness, researchers say

7/10/2007
Antibiotics Won't Prevent Urinary Tract Infections in Kids: Study

In fact, preventive use could spur drug resistance, researchers say

7/10/2007
Convenience Stores Most Likely to Sell Cigarettes to Kids

Those sales are even more frequent when clerks are under 18, study finds

7/10/2007
Neighborhood Booze Ads May Boost Kids' Drinking

Teens were more prone to try alcohol in these environments, study found

7/10/2007
7/9/2007
Diagnosis Delays Tough on Kids With Cancer

Little research done on how often these potentially dangerous problems occur, experts say

7/6/2007
High School Football Brings Brain Trauma Dangers

Many players are back on the field too soon after head injury, experts say

7/6/2007
7/5/2007
Pet Turtles Pose Salmonella Danger to Kids

They're banned from sale by law but still appear at flea markets, pet shops, experts say

7/4/2007
Health Tip: Preventing Swimmer's Ear

An infection that commonly occurs after pool use

7/3/2007
Video Games Cut Into Teens' Reading, Studying

Another study finds use of violent 'Mature'-rated games is common

7/3/2007
Naturopathy an Option for Some Kids

But training and licensing varies widely from state to state, researcher says

7/3/2007
Poorer Kids at Higher Migraine Risk

Stress, dietary factors might play a role, researchers say

7/2/2007
ATVs Not the Only Off-Road Danger to Kids

Go-carts, scooters, other vehicles are leading cause of harm, study shows

7/2/2007
Suicide Attempts Fall After Depression Treatment Begins

Finding suggests drugs' benefits for depressed people outweigh any potential for harm