Misc. Kid's Health News

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3/18/2016
Psychological Disorders Affect 1 in 7 U.S. Kids Under 9: CDC

Parents' mental health, lack of medical care contribute to disabilities, researchers say

3/17/2016
More Healthy Foods Offered in School Lunches, Study Finds

But some parts of the country are further ahead than others

3/17/2016
More Young Americans Support Gay Adoption: Survey

But tolerance still varies between teens and 40-somethings

3/16/2016
Antibiotic Resistance Common in Kids' Urinary Tract Infections

Researchers say threat is worrisome because children are at high risk of kidney complications

3/16/2016
3/15/2016
Good Sleep Habits Ready Kids for School Success

Those who still have trouble by age 5 are more apt to have classroom outbursts, researcher finds

3/14/2016
Stomach Troubles Not Linked to Autism, Study Finds

Gastrointestinal problems don't cause the disorder, researcher says

3/7/2016
Head Lice No Cause for Panic, Expert Says

But ask your pediatrician if a prescription remedy is needed

3/7/2016
Health Tip: Soothe Your Child's Mood With Music

Promote concentration and ease anxiety

3/4/2016
Supervised Exposure Therapy for Peanut Allergy Lasts, Study Finds

Even after a year-long break, kids maintained their tolerance

3/4/2016
Health Tip: Is Your Child Stressed?

Watch for behavior changes

3/3/2016
Lawn Mowers Can Cause Severe Injuries to Kids

Study found that more than half of accidents required amputation

3/1/2016
2/26/2016
Many Parents Downplay Value of Flu Shot, Poll Finds

Confusion about effectiveness, safety tied to low rates of immunization among U.S. kids

2/26/2016
2/24/2016
Exercise + Classwork May = Better Math Scores

Dutch study also found bringing exercise to the classroom boosted spelling grades

2/23/2016
Prenatal Use of HIV Drug May Slow Child's Development Slightly

Small language delays seen in babies after mothers took atazanavir to prevent transmission of virus

2/23/2016
Parents' Depression, Anxiety May Contribute to Kids' Fussy Eating

If mom or dad had mental health issues, children were pickier about what they ate, study finds

2/21/2016
Keeping Your Child's Teeth Healthy

Oral health expert offers tips on preventing tooth decay

2/19/2016
Obesity Can Send Kids' Blood Pressure Soaring: Study

Losing weight can bring it back in line, expert says

2/17/2016
Prenatal Diet Rich in Vitamin D May Cut Allergy Risk in Kids: Study

But supplements don't offer the same protection, researchers say

2/16/2016
Study Pushes 'More Is More' Approach to Shielding Kids From the Sun

Protective swim shirt, text reminders some ways to help reduce children's skin cancer risk

2/16/2016
Overweight, Obese Kids Fare Worse in Hospital ICUs, Study Finds

Researchers not sure if equipment, dosing procedures are a mismatch or if excess weight is a factor

2/16/2016
Factors That Affect Standardized Test Scores

Does the time of day a standardized test is scheduled affect a student's performance?

2/15/2016
Lots of Fish in Pregnancy Tied to Higher Obesity Risk in Kids

Study couldn't determine what's causing the link, but certain toxins, such as mercury, may be to blame

2/15/2016
2/15/2016
Sleep Loss May Be Tied to Raised Diabetes Risk in Teen Boys

Research, which focused on 'slow-wave sleep,' did not find same effect among girls

2/12/2016
Child Abuse Costs Nations Billions of Dollars a Year: Panel

Laws, parent education and sex-abuse prevention programs are effective ways to keep kids safe, experts report

2/12/2016
Study Ties Parents' Criticism to Persistent ADHD in Kids

If harsh comments focus on the child, rather than the behaviors, symptoms may linger, researcher says

2/12/2016
Health Tip: Set up a Safe Changing Table

Avoid injury while changing baby's diaper

2/11/2016
Varied Diets May Not Curb Childhood Obesity, Study Suggests

Kids given more food diversity might be heavier, researchers find

2/11/2016
Gains in Kids' Health Coverage Continue, But Many Still Uninsured

23 states had declines in number of uninsured kids in 2014, and none had significant increases, study finds

2/11/2016
Study Links Child Abuse, Neglect to Earlier Onset of Bipolar Disorder

Researchers also found greater risk of suicide and more severe manic and depressive symptoms

2/11/2016
2/10/2016
Kids and Metabolic Syndrome

Is a trend toward healthier eating having a positive impact on kids at risk for heart disease and diabetes?

2/10/2016
Health Tip: When Is the Right Time for a Nap?

The optimal time for your baby

2/9/2016
Homemade 'Dewshine' Can Be Deadly

2 teens have already died from toxic mix of soda and racing fuel, expert says

2/5/2016
Waning Whooping Cough Immunity Blamed in Outbreaks

Teens have very little protection just a few years after vaccination, study finds

2/3/2016
Should Tackling Be Banned From Youth Football?

Expert says doctors need to do more to safeguard kids from concussions

2/2/2016
Child Abuse at Daycare, Youth Groups Rarer Than Thought: Survey

Kids at higher risk at home than while in the care of such organizations, study finds

2/2/2016
Health Tip: Help Your Child Kick a Bad Habit

Suggestions to change unwanted behavior

2/1/2016
Health Tip: Keep Kids Safe in the Bathroom

Suggestions to avoid injury

2/1/2016
Newer Treatment May Be Easier on Children With Brain Tumors

Study finds fewer long-term side effects from proton radiotherapy

1/27/2016
Health Tip: Protect Your Child's Eyes

Keep harmful objects out of reach

1/26/2016
Parents Often Ill-Informed About Food-Allergy Emergencies

Many don't know how, when to use epinephrine, study finds

1/26/2016
Schools Must Do More to Combat Obesity Among Hispanic Kids: Report

Researchers call for policies promoting exercise, good nutrition

1/25/2016
Preventable Ills Cause Nearly 8 Million Childhood Deaths Globally

Diarrhea, respiratory infections are top killers, research shows

1/23/2016
Healthy-Eating Tots Still Like Junk Food

Obesity prevention efforts may need to do more than encourage kids to eat fruits and veggies, experts say

1/22/2016
Obesity Before Pregnancy Tied to Raised Risk of Newborn Death

Infant deaths related to premature delivery are doubled in obese women, researchers say

1/22/2016
'Standing Desks' in Classrooms May Kickstart Kids' Activity

Staying upright might also lead to improved behavior, research suggests