Misc. Kid's Health News

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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

5/3/2008
Middle Class Uninsured Kids' Health Risk Almost as High as Poor Children's

More than 40% of middle class children with no health insurance don't see a doctor all year

4/30/2008
Tree-Lined Streets Associated With Lower Childhood Asthma Rates

Plants may help improve air quality and encourage youngsters to play more outdoors

4/29/2008
Measurements Poor for Assessing Clinical Trials With Children

Few studies since 1950 had agreement on standard outcomes, review finds

4/25/2008
U.S. Air Pollution Standards Don't Protect Asthmatic Kids

Children suffer even when pollutants fall below acceptable levels, study finds

4/24/2008
'Real World' Examples Don't Make Math Any Easier

Those who learn concepts through abstract cases more likely to retain knowledge, study says

4/23/2008
Health Tip: Why Breast-Feed?

How it may benefit baby and mom

4/21/2008
Treating PTSD Helps Kids Deal With Loss

Camp-based therapy proved more beneficial than individual grief counseling, study finds

4/21/2008
Cardiac Screening Recommended for Kids Taking Stimulants for ADHD

American Heart Association issues new guidelines in response to growing concerns about heart complications

4/21/2008
Heart Disease Risks Hit Boys in Teens

Girls protected by hormones during adolescence, study suggests

4/17/2008
Children With Migraines at Higher Risk for Sleep Disorders

They're twice as likely to have apnea, repeated arousals from slumber, study finds

4/17/2008
Early Screening Improves Outcomes for Kids With Amblyopia

Vision tests before age 2 were more beneficial than those done later, study finds

4/16/2008
Splints as Good as Plaster Casts for Minor Fractures

But one expert says there's a hitch: Kids can take them off

4/14/2008
Girls Participating in Sports in Record Numbers

But exercise outside organized teams has drops as adolescence approaches, study finds

4/14/2008
Health Tip: Taking Kids on the Road

Travel suggestions for children

4/11/2008
Guidelines Seek to Reduce Medication Errors Involving Kids

A key recommendation is measuring a child's weight in kilograms

4/11/2008
Kids With Cell Phones Not as Safe Crossing Streets

Study found those who were distracted by conversation had higher risk of being hit

4/10/2008
Foodborne Illnesses Remain Constant in U.S.

More needs to be done to extend safety practices, CDC reports

4/10/2008
Birth Size, Early Weight Gain Tied to Boost in Heart Risks

Finnish study says early start to healthy lifestyles can pay big dividends later

4/9/2008
Gene Mutations for Rare Heart Disease Also Found in Kids

Test for adults with muscle-thickening disorder may also identify children at risk

4/9/2008
Mumps Outbreak in Midwest Could Have Been Worse

Study says high vaccination rates kept 2006 episode under control

4/8/2008
Genes' Influence on Fears Changes Over Time

Their impact on childhood anxieties changes during adolescence, study found

4/8/2008
Health Tip: Taming a Temper Tantrum

Suggestions to calm your child

4/8/2008
Too Little Sleep Leads to Too Much Weight for Kids

And some parents may unsuspectingly contribute to their child's sleep problems, researchers say

4/7/2008
Drug Mix-Ups Harm Hospitalized Kids

The numbers are higher than previous estimates, new study says

4/7/2008
School Environment Can Curb Kids' Weight Gain

Philadelphia-based nutrition program reduced overweight by 50%, study concludes