Misc. Kid's Health News

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5/9/2016
Artificial Sweeteners During Pregnancy May Make for Heavier Infants

Study found women who used them every day had babies who were twice as likely to be overweight by age 1 year

5/9/2016
Child Obesity Rates Drop in Canada

Researchers say kids are still heavy, and public health officials can't become complacent

5/9/2016
E-Cigarette Poisonings Skyrocket Among Young Kids: Study

Swallowing the liquid nicotine appears to affect kids under 6 the most, data show

5/6/2016
Health Tip: Is Your Child an Emotional Eater?

Here are potential warning signs

5/3/2016
Parents and Social Media: Do as I Say, Not as I Do

Study finds kids often mirror what mom and dad do when it comes to technology use

5/2/2016
Even in Taxis, Kids Belong in Safety Seats

But study finds only 11 percent of children were properly restrained

5/2/2016
Playground Safety

Playground-related brain injuries on the rise, according to new study.

5/2/2016
'Wandering' a Hazard for More Than a Third of Kids With Autism

In study, many were unaware they might be in danger, couldn't distinguish strangers from people they knew

5/2/2016
More U.S. Kids Have Chronic Health Problems: Study

Low-income children are experiencing the biggest increases, researchers report

5/2/2016
Playground-Related Brain Injuries on Rise in U.S.

ERs treat more kids, perhaps because of greater concussion awareness, experts say

4/29/2016
Jello Shots While Underage, Bigger Booze Problems Later?

Study suggests the alcohol-soaked products are early sign of trouble

4/29/2016
Kids of Older Moms May Have a Leg Up on Their Peers

They tend to be taller, better educated, and societal changes over time may be behind trend, study suggests

4/29/2016
4/28/2016
Two Genes May Raise Odds for Fraternal Twin Pregnancies

Variants make the release of multiple eggs more likely, researchers say

4/27/2016
Mom's Pre-Pregnancy Weight May Help Predict Child's Size

Study also found six months of breast-feeding offered protection against excess pounds in child

4/27/2016
Spanking: More Harm Than Good?

It can lead to psychological, learning problems in kids, analysis of 75 studies suggests

4/27/2016
Eat Better to Sleep Better

Eating a high-fat diet may lead to a poor night's sleep, new study finds.

4/26/2016
Early Emotional Support May Help Kids Manage Feelings Later

Preschool children given high levels of caring showed specific brain changes

4/26/2016
Rates of Severe Obesity Among U.S. Kids Still Rising: Study

Treatment for these 4.5 million children is urgently needed, researcher says

4/26/2016
Childhood Obesity Challenges

Childhood obesity rates are not decreasing, according to a new study

4/25/2016
Certain Cancers Seem Less Likely for Kids of Hispanic Moms Born Outside U.S.

Analyzing immigrant population can help identify tumor causes, researcher says

4/19/2016
More Evidence Gay Parents Raise Well-Adjusted Kids

Latest study found no differences in general health, mental health or learning abilities

4/19/2016
Health Tip: Calming a Child After a Nightmare

Offer comfort and reassurance

4/18/2016
Many U.S. Adults Think Kids' Health Is Worse Today

They also think children have higher stress levels, less family time, poorer coping skills and personal friendships, survey finds

4/15/2016
Health Tip: Stop Eating When You're Full

Pay attention to feeling of fullness

4/13/2016
Lung Ultrasound May Be Best to Spot Pneumonia in Kids: Study

Avoided radiation exposure of standard chest X-rays, and didn't miss any cases

4/12/2016
Cleaner Air in California May Mean Healthier Kids: Study

As smog levels dropped over two decades, children in 8 communities suffered fewer breathing problems

4/11/2016
Why Do Some Kids Escape Terrible Genetic Disorders?

Insights into 13 rare cases suggest DNA is not always destiny when it comes to inherited diseases

4/11/2016
Life-Saving Health Care in Poor Nations Would Cost $5 Per Person: Study

Money could expand basic health care services for mothers, babies and children in 74 nations

4/8/2016
Tracking Kids' Eye Movements Might Shed New Light on Autism

When conversations turn emotional, children with ASD change visual focus, may miss social clues, study says

4/8/2016
Schools in Most States Skimp on Phys Ed, Study Finds

Only Oregon and D.C. require recommended amount of physical activity; many states withhold it or use it as punishment

4/8/2016
Better Sleep May Boost Young Students' Grades

Elementary school program designed to improve sleep habits led to improved report cards, study found

4/7/2016
Sleepy Teens Are Risk-Taking Teens

Sleep deprivation leads to unsafe behaviors, CDC researchers say

4/7/2016
Preschoolers' Diets Improved After Federal Food Voucher Changes: Study

More fruits, veggies, whole grains and low-fat milk were added to nutrition program for poor in 2009

4/7/2016
Kids' Meals and Nutrition

Is the kids' menu at top restaurants getting any healthier?

4/6/2016
Restaurants Cut Calories in Kids' Meals, Study Finds

But salt and fat still a concern, expert says

4/5/2016
Health Tip: Your Extracurricular Teen

Are after-school activities causing stress?

4/1/2016
Booze-Branded Merchandise May Spur Teen Drinking

Studies show link between owning alcohol-related items and youth alcohol use

4/1/2016
Pediatricians Vary Widely in Diagnosing ADHD, Depression

5 years of data show 15 percent of kids diagnosed with mental health condition; most prescribed drugs

3/31/2016
Even Controlled, Epilepsy May Still Cause Problems for Kids

Study finds social and educational issues may be a concern as children get older

3/30/2016
Breakfast in School Classrooms Expands Participation, Not Waistlines

Despite critics' fears, serving breakfast at kids' desks has not increased obesity rates, study finds

3/30/2016
Health Tip: Watch for Mental Health 'Red Flags' in Kids

Warning signs you shouldn't ignore include changes in sleep habits

3/28/2016
On-the-Job Training Funds for Pediatricians Lagging: Experts

American Academy of Pediatrics says changes are needed to ensure enough children's specialists

3/28/2016
Infant Ear Infections Becoming Less Common

Just under half of U.S. babies have them in first year now, compared to 60 percent in '80s and '90s

3/25/2016
Troubled Kids' Psychiatric Care Often Delayed by Insurance Rules

Dealing with red tape consumes clinicians' time, poses danger to patients, researchers say

3/25/2016
Spring a Good Time to Instill Healthy Habits in Kids

Outside activity feels less like a chore when the weather is warm, expert suggests

3/23/2016
Health Tip: Breakfast Is Essential

It can help kids do better in school

3/22/2016
Uninsured Parents Often Unaware Kids Could Be Covered

U.S. study of minority children finds many have unmet health needs

3/21/2016
60,000 U.S. Kids Treated for Accidental Medicine Poisoning a Year

Toddlers account for 7 out of 10 cases, report says

3/21/2016
Most Families Cherish a Child With Down Syndrome, Survey Finds

Only younger siblings struggled in some cases, which researchers said wasn't surprising