Misc. Kid's Health News

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3/14/2017
Kids Start Moving Less After Age 7, Study Finds

Activity levels drop off equally among boys and girls, and continue dropping steadily through adolescence

3/13/2017
Refugees Deserve Health Care, Compassion, U.S. Pediatricians Say

New policy statement urges government to keep families together, not place kids in detention centers

3/13/2017
Health Tip: Help Kids Maintain Healthy Cholesterol

Foods to eat, and those to avoid

3/10/2017
Health Tip: Washing Baby Bottles

Suggestions to protect your infant

3/9/2017
Alcohol, Pot and GPA

Using alcohol and marijuana in college leads to a lower grade point average, study finds.

3/9/2017
3/8/2017
More Folic Acid in Pregnancy May Protect Kids From High Blood Pressure

If mothers have heart disease risk factors, nutrient benefits children, study suggests

3/8/2017
3/7/2017
City Tax on Cars Cut Pollution, Kids' Asthma Risk

Traffic measure in Sweden reduced rates of wheezing disease by 50 percent, researchers report

3/7/2017
Health Tip: Make Sure Kids' Shoes Fit Well

Helpful shopping suggestions

3/7/2017
Kidney Transplant Survival Up Among Babies, Kids

Patients under age 10 now have the best long-term chances of not rejecting organ, study finds

3/6/2017
Obesity May Raise Girls' Risk of Asthma, Allergies

But same was not true for boys, study found

3/6/2017
Disabilities and Risk of Neglect

Children with intellectual, mental and behavioral problems at increased risk of neglect, new study finds.

3/6/2017
Nasal 'Nerve Block' May Help Ease Kids' Migraines

But one headache expert says procedure not without risks, pain relief not significantly better than meds

3/2/2017
Could Common Insecticides Be Tied to Behavior Issues in Kids?

Study can't prove cause-and-effect, but children exposed in utero to pyrethroids had more problems

2/28/2017
Who's Top Dog When It Comes to 'Social Intelligence'? Kids or Pets?

Toddlers and pups are near equals, study suggests, with evolution favoring 'survival of the friendliest'

2/28/2017
Do Early Dental Visits Really Prevent Kids' Cavities?

Study found preventive care didn't help Medicaid toddlers in one state, but more research is needed

2/28/2017
Kids Should Be Screened for Lazy Eye by Age 5

Waiting later could lead to permanent vision problems, U.S. panel says

2/28/2017
Childhood Cancer Survivors Living Longer

Decline parallels reduced use of radiation, at lower doses, researchers say

2/28/2017
Health Tip: Encouraging Picky Eaters

Suggestions to cope with their behavior

2/27/2017
Motherhood and Sleep

Are women with children in the house more sleep deprived than men with kids?

2/27/2017
Kids Mean Less Shuteye for Mom, While Dad Slumbers On

Study finds big differences in how youngsters affect parents' sleep

2/27/2017
As Pot Legalization Advances, Pediatricians Warn of Dangers

Marijuana isn't benign, child health experts contend

2/24/2017
Health Tip: Babysitter Safety

Make sure your sitter knows the basics

2/22/2017
Headaches Often Strike Before Strokes in Kids: Study

But, brain attacks are still very rare in children

2/22/2017
ACL Tears on the Rise Among Kids, Especially Girls

Sports that involve cutting or pivoting are the riskiest, doctors say

2/20/2017
Kids Born to Older Moms Score Higher on Thinking Tests

Children with younger moms once had the advantage, but that trend has reversed, study finds

2/20/2017
There's Fun and Fitness in the Pool for Asthmatic Kids

High humidity in indoor pools can also help keep airways open and prevent attacks, doctor says

2/20/2017
Most Parents Don't Think They're Meeting Kids' Nutritional Needs

In national survey, only 1 of 3 respondents felt they're teaching healthy eating habits

2/20/2017
Kids' OD Risk Rises When Opioids Left Out at Home

Odds of overdose more than double if parent takes powerful narcotic instead of milder pain med, study finds

2/17/2017
'Love Hormone' Helps Dads and Babies Bond

Brain scans show distinct response when fathers gaze at their kids

2/15/2017
Teens May Go Hungry as Poorest Families Struggle to Feed Kids

Parents skip meals so children can eat, but youngest siblings get priority if there's not enough food

2/14/2017
Low-Income Kids More Likely to Have ADHD, Asthma

Autism more often diagnosed among children in higher-income families, study finds

2/14/2017
Be Your Child's Valentine

The American Academy of Pediatrics offers tips for showing kids your love every day

2/13/2017
Treating Anaphylaxis

The American Academy of Pediatrics stresses epinephrine is the recommended first choice treatment for anaphylaxis.

2/13/2017
Health Tip: Protect Kids in Cold Weather

Tips to preserve winter fun

2/10/2017
Air Pollution May Raise Risk of Type 2 Diabetes

Study of obese Hispanic children suggests smog might boost chances of developing the blood sugar disorder

2/10/2017
Winning the Veggie Wars With Kids

Nutritionist offers advice on getting children to eat healthier fare

2/10/2017
Naps May Sharpen a Preschooler's Language Skills

Kids who slept after learning new verbs understood their meaning better 24 hours later, study finds

2/9/2017
8 Ways to Help Kids Dodge Germs

Boosting your child's immune system lets them stay in cold- and flu-fighting shape

2/6/2017
U.S. Teens Lag on Recommended Vaccinations

HPV and flu immunization rates remain well below goals, pediatricians' group says

2/6/2017
For Kids, Regular Exercise Seems to Put Depression on the Run

Finding could be significant because it suggests physical activity can be used to boost mental health

2/6/2017
Children and Veterinary Medications

Veterinary medications pose a potential health risk for children, new study finds.

2/2/2017
Laundry Detergent Pods Linked to Eye Burn Danger in Kids

Nearly 500 such injuries occurred in 2015, study reports

2/1/2017
Health Tip: Why Are Baby Teeth Important?

And shouldn't be neglected

1/31/2017
Tamer Version of Youth Football Looks to Address Safety Concerns

It would feature fewer players, smaller fields and less contact, USA Football officials say

1/31/2017
Health Tip: Keep Kids Healthy During Winter

Suggestions for colder weather

1/30/2017
Low Back Pain Common Among Kids

Sports injuries are just one frequent cause, study finds

1/30/2017
Teach Your Kids to Use Media in Healthy Ways

Even toddlers can benefit from educational TV and apps, pediatricians say

1/30/2017