Misc. Kid's Health News

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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

1/22/2016
Health Tip: Promote Healthier Eating in Kids

Suggestions to foster good habits

1/21/2016
Excess Weight Linked to Blood Clot Risk in Kids

One in three children with a clot was obese, study finds

1/21/2016
Supermarkets Nearby May Help Kids Lose Some Weight: Study

Coaching on healthy food choices is a plus, too, experts say

1/21/2016
Parental Debt May Affect Kids' Behavior

The key seems to be the reasons why they borrow, study suggests

1/19/2016
Schools Offering Drinking Water May Have Slightly Slimmer Students

When water was available, kids purchased less milk, study found

1/18/2016
Teens' IQ Drop Can't Be Blamed Solely on Pot: Study

Family issues, emotional turmoil likely at play as well, experts say

1/18/2016
Candy-Flavored E-Cigarette Ads Appeal to Young: Study

Though research did not show that kids became more interested in tobacco, experts still worry

1/18/2016
More Evidence That Severe Poverty Harms Kids' Health

Children living way below poverty line more likely to be obese, exposed to lead

1/18/2016
Flavored E-Cigarettes and Kids

Ads for flavored e-cigarettes increase children's interest in trying the products, study finds

1/18/2016
Health Tip: Let Kids Dip Into Lunch

Pack crackers and veggies with dip

1/15/2016
Rise in Kidney Stones in Teens a Cause for Concern: Study

Researchers also report growing number of cases among women, blacks and children

1/14/2016
Health Warning Labels Might Help Parents Skip the Soda Aisle

Survey suggests warnings of tooth decay, obesity, diabetes could reduce sugary drink sales

1/13/2016
Acetaminophen Tops List of Accidental Infant Poisonings

Other common dangers included cough/cold meds, ibuprofen and diaper rash creams, data shows

1/13/2016
1/12/2016
Study Finds Poverty a Stronger Harbinger of Childhood Obesity Than Race

Low-income students may consume more fast food, have less access to activity, researchers suggest

1/12/2016
Health Tip: Treating Your Child's Cold

Suggestions to help ease symptoms

1/11/2016
Students and Secondhand Smoke

Many middle and high schools students are still exposed to secondhand smoke, new survey finds

1/8/2016
Parents Can Play Big Role in Thwarting Teen Fights: Study

Changing mindset that fighting is sometimes OK could help avert violence, researchers say

1/8/2016
Illegal Hits Play Big Role in Youth Ice Hockey Concussions: Study

Training kids to follow the rules may reduce odds of these head injuries, experts say

1/8/2016
1/7/2016
Health Tip: Checking Your Child's Toys for Lead

Protect against lead poisoning

1/6/2016
Health Tip: Does Your Child Still Need a Sitter?

Signs the child may be able to stay alone

1/5/2016
LGBT Immigrants Often Faced Persecution in Homeland: Study

Discrimination came from family, peers and school staff, findings show

1/5/2016
Childhood Cancer Treatment May Raise Adult Heart Disease Risk

Study finds many survivors have no symptoms, but still have heart problems

1/4/2016
New School Lunch Program Lets Kids Select More Nutritious Meals

Changes include more variety, and servings of fruits and vegetables, researchers say

1/4/2016
Pediatricians' Group Says U.S. Lacks Resources to Treat Kids in Disasters

Drugs to counter biological or other threats too often geared to adults, American Academy of Pediatrics says

1/1/2016
12/30/2015
ADHD Meds May Raise Risk for Psychotic Side Effects in Some Kids: Study

Two-thirds of children with parental history of mental illness report 'funny feelings' when on the stimulants

12/30/2015
Health Tip: Helping Your Teens Stay Safe

When they're ready to go to the mall by themselves

12/28/2015
Childhood Asthma Rates

After years of increasing, childhood asthma rates are on the decline, according to new government study

12/28/2015
Child Asthma Rates Leveling Off, Except Among Poor and Older Kids: Study

Environmental triggers may increase the risk for children in low-income areas, experts say

12/25/2015
Holiday Plants Can Pose Health Risks to Kids, Pets

Mistletoe, holly berries and poinsettias should be placed out of reach, expert advises

12/24/2015
More Computer Time May Be Causing Nearsightedness in U.S. Kids

Eye experts suggest boosting outdoor time to get young eyes focusing on distant objects

12/24/2015
Marijuana Chemical May Help Prevent Epileptic Seizures in Kids, Young Adults

Trial showed a benefit, but more study is needed, experts said

12/24/2015
Health Tip: Watch those Liquid Laundry Packets

They may be a serious hazard for children

12/23/2015
Slight Signs of Lingering Brain Damage Seen in Young Athletes After Concussion

But study did not prove concussion caused minor differences detected in scans, thinking tests

12/22/2015
Health Tip: Protect Kids' Hearing During the Holidays

Teach children to shield their ears

12/21/2015
U.S. Task Force Stays Neutral on Cholesterol Screening for Kids

Not enough evidence to recommend for or against checking everyone under 20, expert panel says

12/20/2015
Help Your Kids Sleep in Heavenly Peace

Stick to bedtime routines through the holidays, expert says

12/18/2015
Health Tip: Keeping Kids in Pain Comfortable

Suggestions that don't involve medication

12/17/2015
LifeVest Wearable Defibrillator Approved for Children

For heart patients who can't have device implanted

12/17/2015
More U.S. Kids Have Type 1 Diabetes, But Researchers Don't Know Why

And study found that more are developing kidney problems as a result of their disease

12/17/2015
ADHD and Brain Activity

Scientists spot potential cause of ADHD in the brain

12/16/2015
Antibiotics Often Enough for Kids' Appendicitis

For early, uncomplicated cases, study found the drugs often cleared up the condition without surgery