Misc. Kid's Health News

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6/13/2008
Parents Worry About Tweens Left Alone

Poll finds they fret about kids' knowledge of safety, privacy, emergency practices, but will leave them alone anyway

6/12/2008
Asian Kids Have Later Bedtimes, Less Total Sleep

Cross-culture study finds vast differences in habits, parents' perceptions of problems

6/12/2008
Teens Sleep Longer With Delayed School Starts

Most report less daytime sleepiness when opening bell is pushed back, study concludes

6/12/2008
Health Tip: Back Pain in Children

Don't ignore symptoms

6/11/2008
Children's Neck Size Associated With Sleep Disorders

Study says it should be considered in those with history of snoring, apnea

6/11/2008
St. John's Wort Doesn't Work for ADHD

Herbal preparation no more effective than placebo, study finds

6/10/2008
6/9/2008
Too Much Cell Phone Time Takes Toll on Teen Sleep

Study found excessive use made adolescents more sleepy, restless and stressed

6/5/2008
Batted Balls Threaten High School Baseball Players

High school athletes should wear head protection, study says

6/5/2008
Sunlight, Vitamin D May Cut Kids' Diabetes Risk

Type 1 disease less prevalent in populations living nearer equator, study finds

6/4/2008
Cooling May Not Help Injured Brains in Children

Experts say it's too soon to judge this therapy for traumatic brain injury

6/4/2008
Fewer U.S. High School Students Engage in Risky Behaviors

But survey finds a discouraging lack of progress among Hispanic children

6/4/2008
Alcohol, Drug Counseling Benefits Teens, Too

Study finds just once-a-week participation was associated with improved results

6/3/2008
Risk Factors for Eating Disorders Vary by Gender

Rejecting media images, resilience to negative comments should be focus of prevention

6/3/2008
Fruit Juice May Be Healthy for Kids: Study

No weight gain seen among those who drink 100% juice, but not all experts agree with findings

6/3/2008
6/2/2008
Bunk Beds Pose Dangers to Both Kids and Young Adults

National study finds high injury rate calls for increased prevention efforts

6/2/2008
Kids Gulping Down More Sugary Beverages

Consumption of such drinks now make up to 15% of their daily calories, study finds

6/2/2008
Kids Living With Relatives Have Fewer Problems Than Those in Foster Homes

Study says kinship care deserves more funding for estimated 2.5 million displaced children

6/2/2008
Health Tip: Protect Your Child From Burns

In the bath and around the house

6/2/2008
Hodgkin Lymphoma Kids Face Greater Risk of Future Problems

Breast cancer leading cause of death for female survivors; cardiovascular events for males

6/2/2008
Young Hodgkin Survivors Face Later Risk of Second Cancers

Thyroid, breast, non-Hodgkin lymphoma were the most common types, study says

5/30/2008
More Young People Going Without Health Insurance

Study finds 13.7 million without coverage, mostly because of cost

5/29/2008
Knee Injuries Main Cause of HS Sports Surgeries

Girls twice as likely to suffer major trauma; more education, fair play urged

5/29/2008
Health Tip: Giving Your Child Medicine

How to make it easier for both of you

5/28/2008
Brain May Ignore Bladder Signals, Causing Bedwetting

Study suggests overactive bladder may desensitize brain

5/28/2008
Lead Exposure in Childhood Linked to Criminal Behavior Later

30-year study finds higher blood lead levels raised risk of arrest in adulthood

5/28/2008
Secondhand Smoke Leaves Kids Prone to Severe Infections

And those infections force many children to be hospitalized, study finds

5/28/2008
States' Scorecard Finds Big Differences in Kids' Health Care

Those that have the most access to insurance tend to have healthier children

5/27/2008
Childhood Obesity May Be Leveling Off

But experts note that many American kids are still too heavy

5/27/2008
Health Tip: Exposure to Secondhand Smoke

It's particularly dangerous for children

5/27/2008
Health Tip: Get Your Child Back to Bed

Sleeping with you isn't a good idea

5/23/2008
Kids Think Glasses Make Others Look Smart, Honest

Small study says findings may help parents comfort those getting that first pair

5/22/2008
Lung Trouble Associated With Sickle Cell in Kids

Decline in function needs to be addressed more aggressively, study says

5/22/2008
Health Tip: Listen to Your Child's Breathing

Check for warning signs of asthma

5/21/2008
Sleep Apnea Linked to Heart Risks in Children

The condition produces inflammation, potential cardiovascular problems, study says

5/21/2008
Health Tip: Soothing a Child's Sunburn

Help the child feel better

5/21/2008
Health Tip: Heart-Healthy Diet Should Start in Infancy

Here's what the American Heart Association recommends

5/20/2008
Teen Blood Donors More Prone to Complications

Fainting, bruising could keep this important donor pool from giving again, experts warn

5/19/2008
5/16/2008
Childhood Cancer Survivors Prone to Early Heart Trouble

Problems surface at younger age than in people who didn't have cancer as children, study finds

5/14/2008
Heart Disease Starts Early in Life

And childhood obesity is a key culprit, study says

5/12/2008
Multiple Sclerosis Affects Children's Cognitive Skills

Low IQ more likely the younger a child is at diagnosis, study finds

5/11/2008
Nasal Irrigation Can Help Fight Spring Allergies

Ingredients can be bought over the counter and safely used at home

5/8/2008
5/5/2008
Ethnicity Plays Role in Parents' Treatment of Childhood Fever

Hispanics had the highest 'fever phobia,' study finds

5/5/2008
Low-Income Moms Rarely Speak to Infants During TV/Video Time

What they're watching impacts frequency of verbal interactions, study finds

5/5/2008
Adopted Children at Slightly Higher Mental Health Risk

But the vast majority of adoptees are 'doing fine,' researcher says

5/5/2008
5/5/2008
Private Insurance No Panacea for Kids Entering Federal Health Plan

Waiting period could negatively affect health status of enrollees, study says