Misc. Kid's Health News

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12/21/2016
Holiday Decor Can Be Hazardous

Pediatrics group cautions parents to keep toxic berries and other holiday ornaments away from small children

12/21/2016
Child Deaths Highlight Choking Dangers Posed by Grapes

Deaths of 5-year-old and toddler cited in new report

12/19/2016
Some Kids' Genes Might Make Food Ads More Tempting

Brain scans showed they had more reaction in 'reward center' when viewing fast-food commercials

12/16/2016
Down Syndrome May Not Be Big Financial Burden on Families

Having a child with the condition costs about $80 more a month in medical expenses, study finds

12/16/2016
12/15/2016
12/14/2016
FDA Issues Anesthesia Warning for Pregnant Women, Kids Under 3

A long time under or repeated episodes of sedation may pose risk to developing brains, agency says

12/14/2016
Child Abuse Cases in Army Families May Be Under-Reported

Some kids 'are falling through the cracks of a broken system,' researcher says

12/13/2016
Emergency Surgery Riskier for Kids in Poorer Countries

Seven times more likely to die within 30 days of abdominal procedures for appendicitis, hernias, study finds

12/13/2016
Fewer Babies in Poor Families Are Overweight: CDC

Researchers credit improvements in federal food assistance program, awareness of childhood obesity

12/9/2016
Health Tip: Help Kids Develop Healthy Ambition

Offer encouragement, but don't overdo it

12/7/2016
Tighter Gun Control Laws Linked to Fewer School Shootings in U.S.

Study also found that states that spent more money on mental health care, education saw less violence

12/2/2016
Mice May Be Key to Kids' Asthma Attacks at School

Study suggests, but can't prove, that rodent allergens could play a role

11/30/2016
Health Tip: Build Your Child's Healthy Plate

Make sure the child has nutritious meals

11/29/2016
ATV Accidents Can Cause Serious Chest Injuries in Kids

Rollovers and heavier vehicles are some likely reasons why, study shows

11/28/2016
Pediatricians Can Help When Parents Divorce: Report

More than 1 million kids a year affected in the U.S., and doctors can ease the transition, group says

11/27/2016
How to Prevent Spread of the Skin Infection Impetigo

It's a common childhood ailment, but adults can get it, too

11/25/2016
8 of 10 Texas Salons Heed Ban on Indoor Tanning for Minors

But survey finds most tell older customers they can tan every day, counter to FDA-suggested limits

11/24/2016
Consider Eye Safety When Choosing Kids' Toys

As holiday shopping season kicks off, here are tips on buying toys and sports-related items

11/24/2016
Health Tip: Create a Safer Home for Kids With Seizures

For starters: secure padding to any object with sharp corners

11/23/2016
U.S. Kids Are Eating Healthier Now, But . . .

Their salt intake has risen and veggies are still shunned, study finds

11/23/2016
Keep Kids in Mind When Politics Intrude at Thanksgiving

Heated political discussions can frighten children, psychiatrists warn

11/23/2016
'Enthusiastic' Dads May Mean Less Troubled Kids: Study

A man's enjoyment, confidence in his role as father seemed even more important than time spent

11/23/2016
Health Tip: Make Brushing Teeth Fun

Try entertaining your child while brushing

11/22/2016
2 Doses of HPV Vaccine Effective for Younger Teens

Global study supports revised regimen for those under 15

11/22/2016
11/17/2016
Kids Can Beat 'Complex' Pneumonia Without IV Antibiotics: Study

Drugs taken by mouth were just as effective for children after hospital discharge

11/17/2016
More U.S. Kids Getting Drug-Resistant Infections

Finding highlights growing problem of antibiotic resistance

11/16/2016
Moms' Rheumatoid Arthritis May Be Linked to Epilepsy Risk in Kids

Researcher stressed that most children born to women with the autoimmune condition not at risk for seizures

11/16/2016
Safety Group Releases Annual Dangerous Toys List

Risks include choking and suffocation, as well as injuries from shooting toys

11/15/2016
Guidelines May Have Helped Curb ADHD Diagnoses in Preschoolers

Still, too few with disorder receive behavior therapy, child psychologist says

11/14/2016
Health Tip: Encourage Kids to Choose Good Friends

Suggestions for better relationships

11/14/2016
Fewer American Parents Are Spanking Their Kids

More are relying on timeouts to discipline children, study shows

11/14/2016
Could C-Section Birth Raise Child's Risk of Obesity?

Study suggests passage through birth canal confers protective gut bacteria to newborns

11/11/2016
Kids React Differently When a Beloved Pet Dies

Some want a new animal right away, while others feel they need to honor the memory

11/11/2016
How to Introduce Your Baby to Food Containing Peanuts

New guidelines coming soon from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

11/10/2016
Doctors Use iPads to Treat 'Lazy Eye,' With Mixed Results

New studies show no clear, long-term advantages to so-called binocular gaming over traditional eye patching

11/10/2016
Health Tip: When Sleep is Interrupted

What weary parents can do

11/8/2016
Kids With Cardiac Arrest Less Likely to Survive CPR at Night

Researchers don't yet know why chances of success better at other times of day

11/8/2016
Parents Often Miss Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder in Kids

Signs may include nightmares, avoiding reminders of the trauma, feeling unsafe, researchers find

11/8/2016
Health Tip: Safer Sleep for Baby

Here's what's recommended

11/7/2016
Childhood Cancer Survivors Living Longer But Not Always Better

Those treated in 1990s more likely to report pain and poor health as adults, researchers say

11/7/2016
Anesthesia Before Age 4 May Have Slight Impact on Later School Performance

The low 'overall difference in academic performance' is reassuring, researchers say

11/4/2016
Pint-Sized Football Players Still at Risk for Injuries

Youth leagues attract kids as young as 6, and they should be taught how to play the game safely

11/3/2016
Too Many Kids Still Eating Too Much Salt

9 out of 10 exceed daily recommendations, CDC researchers find

11/2/2016
Downside to Exercise for City Kids: More Pollution

Inhaling black carbon from traffic offsets benefits, environmental health specialist says

11/2/2016
Lazy Summer Days Mean Weight Gain for Young Kids

Children from kindergarten through second grade put on weight when school's out, study found

11/2/2016
11/1/2016
10/31/2016
Smartphones, Tablets Keep Kids Buzzing at Bedtime

Children with access to these devices don't get enough sleep, study finds