Misc. Kid's Health News

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9/22/2016
Health Tip: Kids Should Learn Microwave Safety

Here's what they need to know

9/21/2016
Daily Baths Not a Must for Kids

Most under the age of 11 are fine with two to three washings a week, dermatologist says

9/21/2016
Cat Scratch Can Sometimes Lead to Serious Illness: CDC

But there's no need to banish your feline friend -- just send fleas packing instead

9/21/2016
Why the Teen Years May Not Be Lean Years

Adolescents burn about 450 fewer calories daily than 10-year-olds, study finds

9/20/2016
Close Bond Between Kids, Parents Has Long-Term Health Benefits

Childhood mistreatment offsets the advantages of growing up in a well-off home, research shows

9/19/2016
Healthy Diet May Be Key to Kids' Reading Skills

More fruits, vegetables, fish and whole grains linked to higher test scores in study

9/19/2016
2 of 3 Parents Want Schools to Expand Health Education

Survey shows many want kids to be taught about managing stress, depression and bullying

9/19/2016
Suicide Can Strike Children as Young as 5: Study

Overall numbers are low, but researchers say prevention efforts are needed

9/17/2016
Not All Dogs Are Man's (or Kids') Best Friend

Study suggests young children need to be told they shouldn't approach a scared dog

9/16/2016
Overweight Kids Often Shunned, Bullied

School health programs should urge healthy behaviors, acceptance of different body shapes, study shows

9/16/2016
For Kids Playing Pokemon Go, Catch These Safety Tips

Pediatrics group praises physical activity but warns game could be a dangerous distraction

9/16/2016
Childhood Cancer Death Rates Continue to Fall: CDC

Brain cancer supplants leukemia as the leading killer

9/15/2016
9/14/2016
Food Allergies Linked to Raised Risk of Asthma, Hay Fever

Odds rise even higher when kids have more than one food allergy, researchers say

9/14/2016
Gel Antibiotic: An Easier Ear Infection Treatment Someday?

One-time application was highly effective in animal trials, but more study needed, researchers say

9/13/2016
Makeup of Germs in Newborn's Gut May Triple Allergy, Asthma Risk

Study finds abnormality present in 10 percent of kids seems to undermine immune function

9/12/2016
Heart Docs: Never Expose Kids to Cigarette Smoke

Secondhand smoke can raise children's risk of heart disease, premature death

9/12/2016
Does Losing a Father in War Shorten a Child's Life?

Study examines effects of early life adversities on children of World War I veterans

9/12/2016
Rate of Youth Soccer Injuries More Than Doubled in 25 Years

Concussion rate jumped almost 1,600 percent in same time period, study found

9/10/2016
Play to Win When It Comes to Kids and Sports Pain

Take injuries seriously, and if no improvement in a few days, see a doctor, specialist says

9/9/2016
Child Health Improves When Caregivers Get One-on-One Help

Family 'navigators' provide resources to help with basic needs, such as food, housing and utilities

9/9/2016
Strides Made in Treating Childhood Cancer: Report

But more needs to be done to battle tougher tumors, guard the health of survivors

9/9/2016
New 'Superlice' Resist Most Over-the-Counter Remedies

But prescription medications can still send the parasites packing

9/8/2016
9/6/2016
Cesarean Birth Linked to Risk of Obesity in Childhood

Odds even greater when compared to siblings who were born vaginally, study finds

9/5/2016
Few Young U.S. Burn Patients Transferred to Specialized Centers

Researchers call for clearer guidelines on treatment, follow-up

9/3/2016
Kids Make Better Food Choices Online Than in School Lunch Lines

Study found some high-tech help brings balance to kids' plates, but do they eat it?

9/2/2016
Doctors' Decision-Making Tool Could Cut Unnecessary Antibiotic Use

A drop of about 10 percent is possible, study authors suggest

9/1/2016
Laser Pointers Can Cause Serious Eye Damage in Kids

Although uncommon, vision impairment from these devices can be permanent, study reports

8/30/2016
Health Tip: Don't Fret About a Fever

It's not concerning in these scenarios

8/26/2016
Teach Your Kids to Pick, Prepare and Pack Their School Lunch

Getting them involved boosts the odds they will actually eat it, experts say

8/26/2016
Health Tip: Make Sure Kids' Shoes Fit Well

Suggestions to keep their feet happy

8/25/2016
Health Tip: Help Kids Get Enough Exercise

Make sure they're meeting these guidelines

8/24/2016
Youth Football and Head Trauma Risk

Football tackling/blocking drills pose highest injury risk, study finds.

8/23/2016
Young Football Players Tackle Greatest Concussion Risk at Practice

But experts disagree about whether certain collision drills should be curtailed

8/22/2016
No More Than 6 Teaspoons of Added Sugars a Day for Kids

New guidelines aim to help improve children's overall diet, health

8/22/2016
Truth or Fib? When Kids Say They're Too Sick for School

An expert's advice on when to keep your child home

8/22/2016
TV Ratings for Parents Let Violence, Drinking Slip Through

Industry guidelines often misleading, study finds

8/22/2016
8/22/2016
Health Tip: When Kids Walk to School

Here's what you should teach them

8/19/2016
Put Vaccines on Kids' Back-to-School List

Immunizations protect against potentially devastating childhood illnesses: FDA

8/19/2016
Think Safety When Picking, Packing School Backpacks

Heavy, unbalanced loads can cause injury that is easy to avoid, experts say

8/19/2016
Does Your Child Need Eyeglasses?

Kids' eye problems often go undetected. Here's what to look for

8/19/2016
Early to Bed, Early to Rise a Back-to-School Challenge

Sleep expert offers parents some advice

8/19/2016
8/17/2016
7 Ways to Avoid Serious Injury From School Sports

Know how to reduce the risk of getting hurt so you'll be able to help your team compete

8/17/2016
Kids With Mild Asthma Can Take Acetaminophen: Study

Finding counters past research suggesting popular over-the-counter remedy worsens symptoms

8/17/2016
Child Abuse May Shorten Some Women's Lives

Extreme stress may affect the way the body's cells function

8/17/2016
8/16/2016
Injuries at Indoor Trampoline Parks Jump

Researchers say finding shows need for safety standards