Misc. Kid's Health News

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7/6/2007
High School Football Brings Brain Trauma Dangers

Many players are back on the field too soon after head injury, experts say

7/6/2007
7/5/2007
Pet Turtles Pose Salmonella Danger to Kids

They're banned from sale by law but still appear at flea markets, pet shops, experts say

7/4/2007
Health Tip: Preventing Swimmer's Ear

An infection that commonly occurs after pool use

7/3/2007
Video Games Cut Into Teens' Reading, Studying

Another study finds use of violent 'Mature'-rated games is common

7/3/2007
Naturopathy an Option for Some Kids

But training and licensing varies widely from state to state, researcher says

7/3/2007
Poorer Kids at Higher Migraine Risk

Stress, dietary factors might play a role, researchers say

7/2/2007
ATVs Not the Only Off-Road Danger to Kids

Go-carts, scooters, other vehicles are leading cause of harm, study shows

7/2/2007
Suicide Attempts Fall After Depression Treatment Begins

Finding suggests drugs' benefits for depressed people outweigh any potential for harm

6/28/2007
School Nurses Key to Preventing Heart Disease

They can help set kids on path to cardiovascular health, heart experts say

6/28/2007
6/28/2007
CDC Panel Recommends Meningitis Vaccine for All Teens

New guideline includes children from 11 through 18 years of age

6/27/2007
Video Games' Addictive Nature Unclear: AMA

Doctors' group backs away from tougher stance, citing need for more research

6/27/2007
Young Males Most Willing to Buy Booze for Underage Drinkers

Study examined 'shoulder-tapping' strategy, where kids ask strangers to purchase alcohol

6/26/2007
Babies Shed Light on 'Friendly' Bacteria

By analyzing early stool, scientists learn how these gut bugs thrive

6/26/2007
Rise in Child Chronic Illness Could Swamp Health Care

Diabetes, asthma will follow American kids as they age, experts warn

6/26/2007
Health Tip: Dangers of Sleeping With Baby

Suffocation and strangulation are possible

6/26/2007
Health Tip: Stop Your Child From Biting

Suggestions to break the habit

6/25/2007
Sugary Drinks Fattening Up Preschoolers

Fruit-flavored drinks, sodas between meals are a big culprit, study finds

6/22/2007
Study Compares Teen Driver Safety

Young passengers safer if the teen is an older sibling, research shows

6/22/2007
Standard Vitamin A Dose Best for African Children

Study refutes calls to double the dosage now given in developing world

6/22/2007
Candy Cigarettes May Lead to the Real Thing

Adult smokers much more likely to have played with them as kids, study finds

6/22/2007
Health Tip: Preventing Illness at Day Care

Precautions can reduce the spread of germs

6/21/2007
Health Tip: Helping Your Child Through Puberty

Explain that such changes are normal

6/20/2007
Health Tip: Creating a Healthy Body Image

Help prevent eating disorders

6/20/2007
Health Tip: Feeding Picky Eaters

Suggestions to get them eating

6/19/2007
European Kids Using Banned Sports-Doping Drugs

3% of French 15-year-olds have tried salbutamol, steroids, study finds

6/18/2007
Caring for Grandkids Won't Strain Grandparents' Health

Study even found modest improvements in health over time

6/16/2007
A Safe Summer Means More Fun for Kids

Experts offer parents common-sense tips to protect children from injury

6/15/2007
Health Tip: Dealing With Temper Tantrums

How to avoid emotional outbursts

6/13/2007
Health Tip: Keeping Kids Safe

Rid your home of potential hazards

6/11/2007
Add Meningitis Shot to Summer Camp To-Do List

The potentially lethal disease can strike youngsters, experts warn

6/8/2007
Health Tip: Asthmatics Can Still Play Sports

If they follow doctor's orders

6/6/2007
Health Tip: When Teens Are Depressed

Don't try to get through it alone

6/5/2007
Most Guns in Homes With Young Kids Not Stored Safely

70% of parents surveyed say they don't take adequate precautions, researchers report

6/5/2007
More Research That Secondhand Smoke Harms Kids

Even minor exposure can compromise cardiovascular system, study says

6/4/2007
Hospital Admission Rates Higher for White Kids in ER

But that doesn't mean minority children are being denied needed care, study says

5/31/2007
Health Tip: Leaving Your Child Home Alone

How to know when she's old enough

5/30/2007
Drug Combo Overcoming Rare Genetic Disorders

84% now survive urea cycle dysfunction, which causes toxic buildup of ammonia

5/30/2007
Health Tip: Safe Toys For Your Child

Here's how to help prevent accidents

5/18/2007
When Produce Is Homegrown, Kids Eat Better

Children develop taste for fruits, veggies straight from the garden, study finds

5/15/2007
5/13/2007
Pool Safety Tips Keep Everyone's Head Above Water

Common-sense measures reduce kids' drowning risk, groups say

5/11/2007
Hospital Protocol Change Cuts Kids' Cardiac Arrest Risk

Rate drops by 63% if help is summoned before CPR is needed, study finds

5/9/2007
Daily Steroid Helps Boys With Duchenne's to Walk

But the muscular dystrophy treatment also ups the risk of fractures, study finds

5/9/2007
No Link Between 100% Juice and Kids' Overweight: Study

But more than half of children drink no juice at all, researchers say

5/8/2007
Pediatricians Not Tracking Kids' BMI

Surveys find most failing to measure patients' body weight

5/8/2007
Retail Tobacco Ads Boost Likelihood of Teens' Smoking

Price cuts, promotions lure casual users into regular puffing, study finds

5/4/2007
Cystic Fibrosis Can Harm Kids' Bones

Other risk factors may aggravate the condition, findings show

5/4/2007
Health Tip: Symptoms of Ear Infection in Children

Painful swallowing is a common sign