Misc. Kid's Health News

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2/19/2008
Eyes a Window to Hearing Loss?

Pupils dilate in reaction to sounds, might be way to spot hearing problems, study finds

2/19/2008
Health Tip: Timeouts for Toddlers

Safely teach your child right from wrong

2/18/2008
Antibiotics Do Little for Inner Ear Infections

No reason to give them to kids to try to prevent fluid buildup, analysis shows

2/15/2008
2/15/2008
Viral Therapy Slows Pediatric Tumors in Mice

Treatment leaves healthy tissue unharmed while targeting solid masses, study finds

2/14/2008
'Choking Game' Turned Deadly for 82 Youths

CDC report found surge in fatalities from strangulation game in 2005-2006

2/13/2008
Health Tip: If Your Child Goes to the Hospital

How to make the experience less frightening

2/13/2008
Fixing Poor Vision Boosts Preschoolers' Test Scores

Early intervention with glasses brought them up to snuff with peers, study finds

2/11/2008
Gene Variations Help Regulate Response to Stress

Adults abused in childhood lack protective changes against depression, U.S. study says

2/11/2008
Health Tip: Baby Teeth Need Attention

Dental care should begin early

2/10/2008
Baseline Exam Is Key to Eye Health

Group urges greater screening for early signs of disease during 'Save Your Vision' month

2/9/2008
Campaign Targets Noise-Induced Hearing Loss in Kids

Children, parents urged to turn down the volume on personal music players

2/8/2008
FDA Warns of Children's Deaths Linked to Botox

Anti-wrinkle drug and competitor Myobloc under agency safety review

2/8/2008
Health Tip: Protect Your Child From Flu

Vaccination is an easy preventative

2/8/2008
2/5/2008
Asmanex Approved for Asthmatic Children

Inhaler may now be used by kids as young as 4 years

2/4/2008
Eye Blinks May ID Fetal Alcohol Exposure

Study links a brain area to later learning deficits

2/4/2008
Health Tip: When Baby is Crying

Here are possible causes and solutions

2/1/2008
Social Networking Sites Safer Than IM or Chat Rooms

Little sexual solicitation, harassment occur on MySpace and Facebook, study finds

1/31/2008
Health Tip: Boys and Body Image

Males dwell on it, too

1/30/2008
Health Tip: Teens, Talk With Your Parents

Improve family communication

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