Misc. Kid's Health News

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9/25/2007
Junk Food, TV Driving Kids to Obesity

Studies find it's tougher than ever for youngsters to stay healthy

9/24/2007
Most Parents Have Say in Kids' Hospital Care

It's important to include mom, dad in decision-making, researchers say

9/21/2007
ADHD Drugs Help Boost Children's Grades

Study finds better reading, less absenteeism with long-term treatment

9/21/2007
Health Tip: If Your Child Wets the Bed

Some suggestions for parents

9/20/2007
Childhood Obesity Epidemic a Long-Term Challenge

It may take decades to reverse the health threats, experts say

9/19/2007
Health Tip: Soothing Infants' Sore Gums

Help when they're teething

9/17/2007
Health Tip: Plan Healthy Family Meals

Teach good eating habits early

9/16/2007
Eye Safety Begins at Home

Half of vision injuries occur there, experts warn

9/14/2007
Health Tip: Do's and Don'ts While Breastfeeding

What new moms eat is still important

9/14/2007
No Need for All-Day Patch to Treat 'Lazy Eye'

Just 3 hours per day helps kids see better, study finds

9/11/2007
9/7/2007
Get Your Fruits & Veggies: CDC

Agency is offering a free kit to help families eat healthy

9/6/2007
Teen Suicides Up Sharply for First Time in Years

Fewer antidepressant prescriptions a factor in trend, expert says

9/6/2007
Toddler Study Proves Humans Outsmart Apes

In 'social learning,' at least, preschoolers excelled

9/6/2007
Food Additives Could Fuel Hyperactivity in Kids

Study makes first link between colorings, preservatives and behavioral woes

9/5/2007
Health Tip: Break the Habit of Thumb Sucking

It can affect the alignment of a child's teeth

9/4/2007
Excessive TV Spurs Attention Trouble in Kids

But the new study is at odds with much of the previous research, experts say

9/4/2007
Parents' Worries Hamper Kids' Asthma Treatment

Moms and dads withhold drugs because of side effect concerns, study finds

9/4/2007
Bipolar Diagnoses in Younger People Show Huge Increase

But some experts question whether the increase is only a statistical anomaly

9/1/2007
Teens' Cell Talk at Night Can Be Tiring

Kids who gab after bedtime pay the price down the road, European researchers say

8/31/2007
Growing Number of U.S. Kids Not Getting Needed Vaccinations

'Working poor' families at risk of disease outbreaks, experts warn

8/31/2007
Computer-Related Eye Strain Not Just for Adults

Optometrists urge parents to screen kids' online habits to prevent vision problems

8/30/2007
More Kids Are Suffering Sports Injuries

Year-round play, one-sport specialization are likely culprits behind the increase

8/30/2007
U.S. Teens Fall Short on Vaccine Coverage

But most younger children are getting their needed shots, federal surveys find

8/29/2007
School, Church Activities May Help Curb Youth Smoking

Kids less likely to light up if postive values are stressed, study suggests

8/27/2007
Obesity Rate in U.S. Still Climbing

New findings show no state posted a decline in adult rates last year

8/27/2007
Back to School Means Backpack Safety

Help protect kids from stress and strain, experts say

8/26/2007
Sleepless Kids Are Troubled Kids

25% of U.S. youngsters find it tough to get their zzz's, experts say

8/24/2007
Sugary Sodas High in Diabetes-Linked Compound

But experts say more study is needed to confirm any danger

8/24/2007
Obese Children Miss More School Days

Teasing, health woes may contribute, researchers say

8/23/2007
Parental Stress Can Keep Kids Obese

Helping children slim down may mean helping parents, study finds

8/22/2007
Traffic Fumes Plus Genes Boosts Kids' Asthma Risk

Study finds some children are more vulnerable

8/21/2007
Doctors Often Miss High Blood Pressure in Kids

About three-quarters of cases went unnoticed, study found

8/20/2007
Hispanic Teens Take More Skin Cancer Risks

Many think they're in no real danger, survey finds

8/20/2007
Health Tip: Children Who Play Sports

Potential risks to keep in mind

8/20/2007
Does Pathological Shyness Make for School Shooters?

Researchers devise screen that may be able to spot teens prone to violence

8/18/2007
Add Earlier Bedtime to Back-to-School List

Experts urge changing sleep routine at least a week before classes start

8/17/2007
Time to Set Kids' Back-to-School Sleep Clocks

Adjusting schedule now avoids trouble in September, experts say

8/17/2007
Zingo Offers Pain Relief During Child Injections

Approved for patients aged 3 to 18

8/17/2007
Health Tip: Facts About Febrile Seizures

They don't mean your child has epilepsy

8/16/2007
Three-Quarters of States Near Vaccine Goals for Kindergarteners

They include shots for measles, mumps, rubella, polio and chicken pox, among others

8/15/2007
Dirty City Air Stunts Kids' Lungs

Mexico City study shows slowed growth of airways

8/14/2007
Guiding Kids to Better Diets Boosts Health

Learning about saturated fat improved children's cholesterol, study found

8/10/2007
Web Sites Serve Up Dangerous Eating Disorders Advice

Parents often fail to recognize children's use of harmful venues for weight-loss tips

8/10/2007
Obesity-Linked Woes Boost Kids' Lifetime Heart Risk

'Metabolic syndrome' includes higher blood pressure, cholesterol

8/9/2007
Plastics Chemical of 'Some Concern' for Fetal, Child Health

Government panel notes that bisphenol A is ubiquitous in bottles, CDs, packaging

8/8/2007
Statins Might Ease Kids' Cholesterol Condition

Familial hypercholesterolemia can greatly raise heart risks, experts say

8/8/2007
Low-Cal Sweets Might Still Make Kids Obese

Taste is a cue to overeat, research suggests

8/7/2007
Many Kids With Private Insurance Missing Vaccinations

Plans may not cover a particular shot or its administration, study finds

8/6/2007
Brain Studies Show ADHD Is Real Disease

Condition appears linked to dopamine function, experts say