Misc. Kid's Health News

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10/21/2016
Pediatricians: Kids Need 'Media Use Plan' From Parents

Suggestions include no screen time for those under 18 months, not using media as 'soothing tool'

10/21/2016
10/19/2016
National School Lunch Program Serving Up Healthier Fare

Since starting to offer more fruits, vegetables, whole grains, consumption of fat, salt dropped

10/18/2016
More Low-Income Kids Need Dental Sealants: CDC

Treatments protect against most cavities -- reducing pain and dental costs

10/18/2016
Cost Keeps Many Kids From School Sports, Other Activities

Poor children missing out on valuable pursuits, survey finds

10/17/2016
Foster Kids Face Higher Risk of Health Problems: Study

They were even more vulnerable than children in low-income, single-parent families

10/17/2016
10/12/2016
Mom-to-Be's Antidepressant Use May Be Tied to Speech Issues in Child

Study shows a link but can't prove cause and effect, and experts stress that overall risk is small

10/11/2016
10/10/2016
6 Keys to a Safe, Allergy-Free Halloween

These tips can ease parents' worries and help kids with food allergies or asthma enjoy the holiday

10/10/2016
Daycare and Obesity Risk

Are children in daycare at increased risk of obesity?

10/10/2016
Day Care Doesn't Encourage Weight Gain in Kids

After other factors were weighed, analysis found no link

10/7/2016
Target Fast-Food Combo Meals to Cut Sugary Drinks for Kids: Study

Researchers want chains to stop including the beverages with meal deals to reduce calorie intake

10/7/2016
Most Low-Income Dads Stay Involved With Their Kids: Study

Working hours may limit parent-child time, but these men aren't 'deadbeat dads,' research finds

10/7/2016
How to Help Keep Your Kids Safe This Fall

Remind children to take precautions at dusk to make sure they are visible to cars

10/7/2016
Study Suggests Genetic Link to Middle Ear Infections

They're the No. 1 reason kids get antibiotics, and finding could point to better treatments, researchers say

10/5/2016
Measles Outbreak Among Amish Highlights Need for Vaccinations

Nearly all who were infected had not been vaccinated, researchers say

10/5/2016
How One Clinic Got a Big Boost in HPV Vaccination Rates

The cervical cancer vaccine was treated as just another scheduled shot

10/5/2016
Health Tip: When Your Child Rides With Someone Else

Suggestions to keep the youngster safe

10/3/2016
Can Childhood Traumas Make You Old Before Your Time?

Study suggests link between family stress and potential damage to DNA

10/3/2016
Health Tip: Using Meds for Kids

Make sure you know possible side effects

10/1/2016
Scare Up Some Halloween Safety

Teach kids not to look at phone while walking, and to make eye contact with drivers when crossing street

9/29/2016
High Blood Pressure Might Affect Some Kids' Thinking Ability

But researchers noted that all of the children still tested within normal ranges

9/29/2016
9/28/2016
Health Tip: Let Kids Make Breakfast

Here are some healthy options

9/27/2016
How Much Video Gaming Is Too Much for Kids?

Benefits seen with 1 hour a day, but behavioral problems rose after 9 hours a week

9/27/2016
Farm Kids Get Fewer Allergies, International Study Finds

Researchers aim to learn whether early exposure to allergens has a protective effect

9/26/2016
Eliminate Sweetened Drinks, Cut Kids' Sugar Intake

Average U.S. child consumes about 80 grams daily, nutritionist says, putting health at risk

9/26/2016
9/25/2016
Healthy Diet as Teen, Less Weight Gain as Adult

Study suggests food choices made at 15 may establish long-term eating habits

9/23/2016
Gardening May Give Kids' Diets a Boost

Those who gardened ate more fruits, veggies by the time they were in college, study shows

9/23/2016
Tips for Avoiding Back-to-School Germs, Illnesses

If kids do get sick, make sure they're fever-free for 24 hours before returning to class

9/23/2016
9/22/2016
Health Tip: Kids Should Learn Microwave Safety

Here's what they need to know

9/21/2016
Daily Baths Not a Must for Kids

Most under the age of 11 are fine with two to three washings a week, dermatologist says

9/21/2016
Cat Scratch Can Sometimes Lead to Serious Illness: CDC

But there's no need to banish your feline friend -- just send fleas packing instead

9/21/2016
Why the Teen Years May Not Be Lean Years

Adolescents burn about 450 fewer calories daily than 10-year-olds, study finds

9/20/2016
Close Bond Between Kids, Parents Has Long-Term Health Benefits

Childhood mistreatment offsets the advantages of growing up in a well-off home, research shows

9/19/2016
Healthy Diet May Be Key to Kids' Reading Skills

More fruits, vegetables, fish and whole grains linked to higher test scores in study

9/19/2016
2 of 3 Parents Want Schools to Expand Health Education

Survey shows many want kids to be taught about managing stress, depression and bullying

9/19/2016
Suicide Can Strike Children as Young as 5: Study

Overall numbers are low, but researchers say prevention efforts are needed

9/17/2016
Not All Dogs Are Man's (or Kids') Best Friend

Study suggests young children need to be told they shouldn't approach a scared dog

9/16/2016
Overweight Kids Often Shunned, Bullied

School health programs should urge healthy behaviors, acceptance of different body shapes, study shows

9/16/2016
For Kids Playing Pokemon Go, Catch These Safety Tips

Pediatrics group praises physical activity but warns game could be a dangerous distraction

9/16/2016
Childhood Cancer Death Rates Continue to Fall: CDC

Brain cancer supplants leukemia as the leading killer

9/15/2016
9/14/2016
Food Allergies Linked to Raised Risk of Asthma, Hay Fever

Odds rise even higher when kids have more than one food allergy, researchers say

9/14/2016
Gel Antibiotic: An Easier Ear Infection Treatment Someday?

One-time application was highly effective in animal trials, but more study needed, researchers say

9/13/2016
Makeup of Germs in Newborn's Gut May Triple Allergy, Asthma Risk

Study finds abnormality present in 10 percent of kids seems to undermine immune function

9/12/2016
Heart Docs: Never Expose Kids to Cigarette Smoke

Secondhand smoke can raise children's risk of heart disease, premature death