Misc. Kid's Health News

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11/3/2015
Health Tip: Talk to Kids About Fire Safety

Explain how to help prevent fires

11/2/2015
Dogs in the Home May Lower Kids' Odds for Asthma

Study findings support notion that early life exposure to microbes, allergens may prevent illness, experts say

11/2/2015
Weight, Exercise May Affect Children's Thinking Skills

Kids who participate in dance or sports better able to pay attention and solve problems, research suggests

11/2/2015
Health Tip: Protect Baby's Teeth From Tooth Decay

Don't let your infant sleep with a bottle

11/2/2015
Mobile Devices Popular Among Young Kids

Children as young as 6 months are mobile media savvy, according to a new study.

11/2/2015
Most Preschoolers Use Tablets, Smartphones Daily

New study suggests an income-based 'digital divide' is narrowing

11/2/2015
One in Five Pediatricians Drops Families Who Refuse Vaccines: Survey

Experts say deep philosophical differences, concern for other young patients may explain why

10/30/2015
Helping Your Diabetic Child Have a Safe Halloween

Counting carbs and swapping treats help kids stick to treatment goals, expert says

10/30/2015
Kids Meals, Toys and TV Ads Add Up to Frequent Fast Food: Study

Restaurant chains that advertise on children's networks exert strong pull on 3- to 7-year-olds

10/30/2015
Health Tip: Serve up Better Halloween Treats

Suggestions for a healthier holiday

10/29/2015
Keep Kids Safe This Halloween

Doctors' group offers tips for avoiding fright-night injuries

10/29/2015
10/27/2015
Cutting Sugar From Diet Boosts Kids' Health Immediately: Study

Though calories remained same, obese children saw better blood pressure, cholesterol, blood sugar levels

10/27/2015
Halloween Can Be a Fright for Kids With Food Allergies

Expert offers tips for getting your ghosts and goblins safely through the holiday

10/26/2015
Raise Smoking Age to 21, U.S. Pediatricians Urge

And regulate e-cigarettes the same way as other tobacco products, doctors add

10/26/2015
Safe Tackling OK in Youth Football, Pediatricians' Group Says

New policy statement urges proper training, supervision to avoid injuries among young players

10/26/2015
Unexpected Severe Allergic Reactions Strike Many Schools

Study found 1 in 10 dealt with anaphylaxis case in 2013, 22 percent were kids with no known allergies

10/24/2015
Kids in Foster Care Have Tripled Rates of ADHD, Study Finds

However, most do tend to get treatment, CDC researchers report

10/23/2015
Paintball, BB Guns Can Severely Injure Kids, Study Finds

Serious eye injuries, organ damage can occur, researchers warn

10/23/2015
When Anxiety Silences a Child

Selective mutism, a relatively rare condition, flies quietly under the radar, experts say

10/23/2015
Doctors Key to Stopping Child Hunger

American Academy of Pediatrics statement says all kids should be screened for signs of malnutrition

10/23/2015
Furry Friends May Be Stress Relievers for Kids With Cancer

'Therapy dogs' appear to help ease heart rate, anxiety in children fighting the disease

10/23/2015
Bullied Teens Face Roadblocks to Mental Health Services

Pediatricians must do more for these children, researcher says

10/23/2015
Health Tip: Talking to Your Child About Safety

A child should never fear confiding in you

10/22/2015
Antibiotics Might Cause Weight Gain in Kids

Study finds link between repeated use in children and slightly higher weights in teen years

10/22/2015
ADHD May Have Different Effects on Brains of Boys and Girls

Study findings might explain different behaviors seen in genders, experts say

10/21/2015
Health Tip: Help Kids Enjoy Technology

Parents should set guidelines

10/21/2015
'Green' Public Housing May Help Families Breathe Easier

Rates of asthma attacks lower in specially designed buildings

10/20/2015
Kids More Likely to Be Overweight If Mom Gains Too Much in Pregnancy or After

Child's weight influenced by environments in 'womb and living room,' expert says

10/19/2015
Study Challenges Theory That Birth Order Determines Personality

Adult traits may not be preordained by place in the family heirarchy, researchers say

10/19/2015
Disaster Plans Must Consider Children, Pediatrics Group Says

Youngsters face greater health risks from terrorist attacks, accidents and outbreaks

10/19/2015
Preteen Girls Worry About Breast Cancer If It's in the Family

Doctor recommends honest discussions to alleviate distress

10/19/2015
Health Tip: Promote Healthy Habits During Meals

Do's and don'ts for healthier eating

10/15/2015
Enterovirus D68 No Deadlier for Kids Than the Common Cold: Study

CDC still doesn't know if unusual paralysis cases are caused by this virus

10/15/2015
Health Tip: Is Your Child Ready for a Booster Seat?

Suggestions for a safer transition

10/14/2015
Youth Suicide Prevention Program Shows Promise

As many as 79,000 attempts may have been averted, researchers estimate

10/14/2015
Crohn's Disease Treatments for Kids May Not Get Gut Back to Normal

Even after therapy, healthy bacteria, fungi populations not restored, study finds

10/14/2015
Health Tip: Help College Kids Have Healthy Ambition

Results are the only things that matter

10/12/2015
10/12/2015
Kids With Mental Ills Often Treated Solely by Primary Care Doctors

Shortage of child psychiatrists helps explain findings, expert says

10/11/2015
Child Safety Seats Often Incompatible With Cars: Study

Parents should take measurements to ensure seats fit properly inside vehicle, researchers advise

10/9/2015
Frequent School Changes Linked to Poorer Performance

For low-income kids, moving every year may hurt math skills, behavior, study suggests

10/9/2015
Health Tip: Get Involved in Your Child's Internet Use

Help protect the youngster's privacy

10/8/2015
Health Tip: Is Your Baby's Crib Safe?

Make sure it's up to date

10/7/2015
Help Your Child Get a Good Night's Sleep

Start by developing a bedtime routine, pediatrician says

10/7/2015
Health Tip: Teaching Kids to Wash Hands

A good habit that could help prevent illness

10/5/2015
Parents Can Take Steps to Help Make Homework Less Stressful

Establish a routine and review assignment directions when kids come home, expert advises

10/5/2015
Routine Screening for Child Abuse Might Spot More Cases: Study

Further testing of all children with suspicious injuries could minimize misdiagnoses

10/5/2015
Hispanic, Poor Children May Have Greater Risk of Losing Eye to Cancer

Study suggests disparities in care; rare disease typically uncovered during routine visits

10/4/2015
Expert Offers Car Seat Safety Tips

Most devices aren't used properly