Misc. Kid's Health News

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8/29/2008
Most Youths Tried as Adults Had Psychiatric Disorders

Chicago study finds more than two-thirds of them needed help with at least one illness

8/27/2008
Study Links Spanking to Physical Abuse

Those who paddled were 3 times likelier to use harsher punishments

8/27/2008
8/26/2008
Drug May Lower Blood Pressure in Adolescents With Hypertension

Allopurinol, used to cut uric acid levels, could work better than current options, study says

8/26/2008
Number of Uninsured Americans Drops

More children now covered by government-sponsored programs, Census Bureau reports

8/25/2008
One-Third of Schools Built in Air Pollution Danger Zones

Unhealthy proximity to major roads is public health concern future planners should address

8/25/2008
Food Allergy Action Plan Can Keep Kids From Harm

Allergists recommend consulting with school staff on avoidance strategies

8/25/2008
Health Tip: When Your Child Worries

Help ease the child's fears

8/24/2008
Healthy Lunches Help Kids' Concentration in School

Parents should go light on fats and remember their example is best teacher, expert says

8/23/2008
Lung Association Urges Back-to-School Asthma Checklist

Since almost 11% of school-age kids have the disease, parents should take precautions

8/22/2008
Home Smoking Ban Keeps Teens From Lighting Up

But parental behavior remains strong influence on kids' attitudes, study says

8/22/2008
8/21/2008
Tobacco Marketing Promotes Youth Cigarette Use

But landmark report also says mass media anti-tobacco campaigns work, too

8/21/2008
Abstinence-Only Programs Fall Short of Teens' Needs

It means different things to youngsters, so sex ed should be added to lineup, study says

8/21/2008
Spoonful of Sugar Really Might Help Medicine Go Down

Some children have evolutionary distaste for bitter remedies, foods, study finds

8/20/2008
8/19/2008
Obesity Rates Up in 37 States: Report

At least 20% of adults are obese in every state except Colorado

8/18/2008
Study Lets Teens Sound Off on Acne Therapies

Most would pay hundreds of dollars to get rid of the problem

8/18/2008
Poor Sleep Linked to High Blood Pressure in Teens

Similar results have been found in studies of adults

8/18/2008
Health Tip: Check Baby's Toys for Safety

Avoid playthings that can cause injury

8/17/2008
Pack Safety Should Be on Back-to-School Lists

Orthopedic doctor offers tips on how to choose and use the proper backpack

8/16/2008
Freshman Weight Gain Has Many Culprits

Fast food access, alcohol and study load contribute to poor dietary choices, expert says

8/15/2008
Asthma's Course Differs by Gender

By puberty, condition may be passing phase in boys, but more permanent in girls, study says

8/14/2008
Childhood Dairy Intake Boosts Bone Health Later On

Teens who ate 2 or more servings a day as kids had higher mineral content, study finds

8/14/2008
Kids' Obesity Linked to Ear Infections

Altered sense of taste may result in preference for unhealthy foods, studies suggest

8/14/2008
Insurance Matters When It Comes to Kids' Health Care

Insured children are 3 times more likely to visit the doctor, study finds

8/13/2008
Poor Coordination in Childhood Tied to Adult Obesity

Clumsiness at age 7, below-par motor skills at 11 linked to weight gain later, study says

8/13/2008
Health Tip: Beating Backpack Pain

Wear it the right way

8/12/2008
Health Tip: Read to Your Toddler

Encourage reading when your child is young

8/11/2008
Low-Birth-Weight Babies at Risk for Salt Sensitivity

Condition can damage kidneys, brain and heart, study says

8/8/2008
Health Tip: Keep Gestational Diabetes Under Control

Take good care of yourself during pregnancy

8/7/2008
Death From Febrile Seizure Rare in Children

Even in high-risk cases, Danish study finds rate similar to that of kids in general population

8/7/2008
Robot Playmates Help Autistic Kids With Social Skills

Researchers say finding could be used for creation of new therapy tools

8/7/2008
Health Tip: Managing Your Child's Migraines

Suggestions to help prevent them

8/5/2008
Nurturing Parents Can Cut Risk of Aggression in Girls

Teens who mature early without positive feedback more likely to choose bullying behavior

8/5/2008
Health Tip: Keep Baby From Heat Rash

Help the infant stay cool and dry

8/4/2008
Researchers Push Aggressive Cholesterol Control in Kids

Rather than drugs, they urge early lifestyle, dietary changes

8/4/2008
Immigrant Children Less Likely to Exercise

Study finds they participate in fewer sports but watch less TV

8/4/2008
Kids Who Sleep Poorly at Risk for Being Overweight

Even an hour's less rest linked to doubled chance of weight gain, study finds

8/4/2008
Children in Blended Families Still Close to Biological Mothers

Family situation shapes parental involvement less than thought, study finds

8/4/2008
Immunotherapy Boosts Treatment of Kids' High-Risk Sarcomas

Patients with recurrent or metastatic disease had better-than-normal survival, study finds

7/31/2008
Health Tip: Feeding Your Baby

What the infant should eat, and how often

7/24/2008
Gummy Bears Join Cavity Fight

Treats sweetened with xylitol cut levels of bacteria in children's plaque, study finds

7/23/2008
Children Can Develop Tolerance to Egg Allergy

Greek study finds gradual exposure builds resistance over time

7/23/2008
Health Tip: Bottled or Tap?

Common pollutants are riskier for some

7/23/2008
Family Meals Can Help Teen Girls Avoid Drugs, Alcohol

But the study didn't find a similar effect on boys

7/22/2008
Health Tip: Keep Baby Safe in the Crib

Suggestions to prevent injury

7/21/2008
Stretch That Grocery List in Lean Times

Tips to serve your family healthy meals for less

7/21/2008
Health Tip: If Your Child Wears Glasses

How to encourage their use

7/18/2008
All Newborns Should Have Ears Screened, Task Force Says

Up to 3 of every 1,000 U.S. babies born with hearing loss, experts note