Misc. Kid's Health News

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7/14/2016
Is Swimming Safe in Areas With the Freshwater 'Brain-Eating' Amoeba?

No need to avoid lakes and rivers -- disease experts say infection is exceedingly rare

7/14/2016
Early Bedtime for Preschoolers, Healthier Weight Later?

Getting shuteye by 8 p.m. appeared linked with lower obesity risk as teens, researchers say

7/14/2016
Health Tip: When Potty Training Doesn't Go Well

Figure out what's causing the problem

7/11/2016
Allergies Less Common in Kids Who Suck Thumb, Bite Nails

Findings boost 'hygiene hypothesis,' study authors suggest

7/11/2016
Thumb-sucking, Nail-biting and Allergies

Kids who suck their thumbs or bite their nails have fewer allergies, study finds.

7/11/2016
Concussion Rates Have Doubled Among U.S. Kids

Report can't determine whether trend signals more injuries or more diagnoses

7/8/2016
Obese Preschoolers More Likely to Be Hospitalized

Study also found health care costs about 60 percent higher for these kids

7/8/2016
Health Tip: Keep Lead From Your Home

Take steps to protect your family

7/7/2016
Health Tip: Protect Your Child's Sandbox

Things to help prevent contamination

7/5/2016
Toys Remain Viral Playground for 24 Hours

Kids can get exposed in common play areas, like doctors' offices, researchers warn

7/5/2016
Junk Food Ads Sway Kids' Preferences

Children under 8 most vulnerable to marketing's effects, study says

7/5/2016
Savvy Marketing Gets School Kids to Snap Up Veggies

Using cartoon characters that resembled vegetables doubled, tripled how many students ate fresh produce

7/5/2016
Advertising Nutrition to Kids

How do you get kids to eat more veggies? Cartoon characters help, new study finds.

6/30/2016
Health Tip: Choosing the Right Potty Seat

Make sure your child feels comfortable

6/29/2016
Stay Alert for Child Drowning Dangers This Summer

More than half of victims are under 5, but older kids and teens still at risk

6/29/2016
Allergists: Daily Bath OK for Kids With Eczema

The key is immediately following tub time with moisturizer

6/28/2016
Health Tip: Toddlers Should Get Vitamins From Diet

How to get what young children need

6/27/2016
Those Baby 'Milestones' May Have Longer-Term Importance

Early standing could signal better learning and memory skills in preschool years, research suggests

6/25/2016
Hovering Parents May Harm Kids

Study found too much pressure for good grades raised risk for anxiety, depression

6/22/2016
Behavior Woes Hamper Boys More Than Girls in School: Study

They were more likely to be held back, punished, although they also were more likely to have issues

6/20/2016
No Amount of Lead Is Safe for Kids

American Academy of Pediatrics calls for stronger regulations and new laws to protect children

6/20/2016
Health Tip: Keep Kids Safe in a Bounce House

Make sure it's properly installed

6/16/2016
Easing Your Child's Allergies

For starters, pay attention to pollen levels, FDA advises

6/16/2016
Health Tip: Use Safety Belts Properly on Kids

When they've outgrown a booster, strap them in safely

6/15/2016
Pet Turtles Continue to Spread Salmonella

15 outbreaks in U.S. linked to the illegal reptiles

6/13/2016
Childhood Sleep Guidelines Vary by Age

Right amount leads to better behavior, attention and memory, doctors say

6/10/2016
Parents Often Using TVs, Tablets as 'Electronic Babysitters'

Study of 44 families found parent-child interaction rare during hours when preschoolers watched media

6/9/2016
Antidepressants and Children

Most antidepressants are ineffective in children and teenagers, study finds.

6/9/2016
Health Tip: Recognizing Low Self-Esteem

Moodiness and making excuses are signs in children

6/9/2016
No Sex Please, I'm a Stressed New Mom

Study finds both partners struggle when mothers feel overwhelmed

6/9/2016
Study Questions Use of Antidepressants for Children, Teens

They were seen as mostly ineffective and sometimes risky in these age groups

6/8/2016
Sound Sleep Elusive for Many Kids With ADHD

Those with the attention disorder sleep less, take longer to fall asleep at night, study finds

6/5/2016
For Refugee Children, Support Breeds Success

Study sees 'potential to perform just as well as their peers'

6/3/2016
Health Tip: If Your Child Is Allergic to Dust

Suggestions for what to do at home

6/2/2016
ADHD and Sleep

Do kids with ADHD have a harder time falling asleep?

6/1/2016
Calling Your Kid 'Fat' Could Be Counterproductive

Mom and Dad often misjudge child's weight, studies find

5/31/2016
Many Parents Ill-Informed About Kids' Asthma Meds

Only half surveyed knew what drugs were prescribed, how to use them

5/31/2016
Money, Language Barriers Can Affect Kids' Brain Injury Care

Those on Medicaid have less access to necessary rehabilitation services, study says

5/30/2016
Lifestyle May Be Key to Improving ADHD in Kids

Healthier habits related to exercise and diet could help many with the disorder, researcher says

5/27/2016
Fewer Inhaled Steroids May Be OK for Asthmatic Children

Study suggests some kids don't need daily dosing, but one expert worries the strategy might have risks

5/25/2016
'Fat Shaming' Begins in First Grade

Weight bias affects all aspects of obese kids' lives, researchers say

5/25/2016
Kids' Grades May Suffer When Families Move

The more times a family changed homes, the worse kids performed in math, reading, study found

5/25/2016
Health Tip: Swaddle Baby Safely

Don't wrap the infant too tight

5/23/2016
Late Dinners Won't Doom Kids to Obesity

Study found eating after 8 p.m. was not linked to increased risk for weight gain

5/23/2016
At Least 1 Full-Time Nurse Per School, Pediatric Group Recommends

Children's health needs are increasingly complex, requiring more time and expert care

5/20/2016
Health Tip: Enjoy Screen-Free Fun With Your Preschooler

Activities to get creativity flowing

5/18/2016
Drug Protects Lung Function in Kids With Sickle Cell: Study

But many patients don't get hydroxyurea because of fears about 'theoretical' cancer risk, experts say

5/17/2016
Middle Schoolers Exposed to Alcohol Ads Every Day: Study

Researchers say billboards, signs and TV ads may encourage under-age drinking

5/16/2016
Children's Brains 'Light Up' at Sound of Mom's Voice

Regions linked to emotions, facial recognition and social function were all activated in scan study

5/13/2016
More Children Accidently Poisoned by 'Essential Oils'

Tennessee poison center reports doubling of dangerous exposures since 2011, mostly in kids