Misc. Kid's Health News

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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

10/3/2015
Study Links Early Infections to Celiac Risk

But researchers caution it's not clear if childhood illnesses cause the immune disorder

10/2/2015
Health Tip: Teach Kids About Gratitude

It can lead to a change in attitude

10/1/2015
Health Tip: Child Obesity Affects Bones, Muscles and Joints

Being overweight can cause these problems

9/30/2015
Severely Obese Kids at Higher Risk for Heart Disease, Diabetes

Study finds heavier boys face even greater odds of future trouble

9/30/2015
Colds, Flu Up Odds for Stroke in Kids, Though Risk Is Low: Study

Researchers also found children who had all of their vaccinations were less vulnerable

9/30/2015
More Children, Teens Enticed to Smoke With Flavored Tobacco: CDC

7 out of every 10 kids who said they used tobacco have used flavored varieties, survey shows

9/29/2015
Toppling TVs a Risk to Kids

Three-fourths of injuries occurred when children weren't closely supervised, study finds

9/28/2015
Preschoolers Can Learn Heart-Healthy Lifestyles

Kids benefit from being taught good food and exercise habits, study reports

9/28/2015
Childhood Trauma May Boost Heart Disease Risk for a Lifetime

Learning how to manage stress effectively might help, experts say

9/28/2015
Children in Foster Homes Need Better Health Care

American Academy of Pediatrics says kids may be traumatized and require more consistent treatment

9/25/2015
Expert Tips for Preventing Kids' Sports Injuries

Children need breaks from playing to avoid overuse injuries, orthopedic surgeon says

9/25/2015
Health Tip: Preventing Childhood Obesity

Don't forget to address sleep and screen time

9/24/2015
Secondhand Smoke May Double Risk of Hospitalization for Kids With Asthma

Exposure can worsen symptoms and make the disease more difficult to manage, researchers say

9/24/2015
Short Legs May Explain Why Toddlers Teeter

Study suggests the smaller limbs give children less time to push up away from the ground

9/23/2015
Childhood Cancer Devastates Family Finances, Too

One-quarter lost more than 40 percent of household income after diagnosis, study reveals

9/21/2015
Tonsillectomy for Sleep Apnea Carries Risks for Some Kids: Study

Though the surgery is a primary treatment for sleep disorder, breathing problems can occur afterwards

9/21/2015
Apples Are American Kids' Favorite Fruit

But children should broaden their palate, researcher says

9/18/2015
More Cavities Seen in Kids of Chronically Stressed Mothers

These moms are less likely to breast-feed, make dental appointments, study finds

9/18/2015
Childhood Vaccines Debate Rekindled at GOP Presidential Debate

Experts say candidates' remarks about frequency of shots could stoke parents' concerns

9/17/2015
Many Parents Overlook Booster Seat Safety

Used properly, they can reduce risk of serious injuries by 45 percent, researchers say

9/17/2015
This Year's Flu Vaccine Should Be Better Match: CDC

Americans 6 months of age and older encouraged to get vaccinated

9/17/2015
Health Tip: When a Child Has Sleep Apnea

Here are potential complications

9/15/2015
Can More Outside Time Help Kids' Eyesight?

Nearsightedness was less common in students assigned extra 40 minutes outdoors, Chinese study finds

9/14/2015
Tricycle Accidents Send More Than 9,000 Tots to ER a Year: Study

Many kids are too young for a three-wheeler, expert says

9/14/2015
Disaster Aftereffects May Linger for Children

Difficulties may not be readily apparent, pediatricians' group says

9/14/2015
Health Tip: Encourage Kids to Stay Active

Suggestions to keep them moving

9/14/2015
Home Pesticide Use Tied to Child Cancer Risk

Indoor insecticides may increase chances of leukemia or lymphoma a bit, research review reports

9/11/2015
Short Lunch Periods Leave Kids Eating Less, Study Finds

Schools should take steps to expedite long lines to give students more time to eat, researchers say

9/11/2015
Money Doesn't Buy 'Tweeners' Self-Esteem

Study finds purchases of 'cool' things, nice clothing may actually increase bad feelings

9/10/2015
Health Tip: Choosing Shoes for Your Busy Toddler

Pay attention to fit and function

9/10/2015
9/9/2015
Can Eye Screening for Diabetic Kids Be Delayed a Bit?

Yearly exams for most with type 1 disease can wait until 5 years after diagnosis or age 15, whichever is later, researchers suggest

9/9/2015
9/8/2015
Kids' ER Visits for Medicine Overdoses Dropping: Report

Education, prevention messages, safer packaging may be working, CDC says

9/8/2015
Sleep Apnea May Hurt Kids' Grades

Children with snoring or other irregular nighttime breathing need evaluation, experts say

9/8/2015
New Guidelines Call for Kids, Health Care Workers to Get Flu Shots

Pediatric group pushes seasonal vaccine as essential for these groups

9/6/2015
Sports Medicine Docs Offer Safety Tips for Young Athletes

Children should ease back into activity, wear properly fitted safety gear and stay hydrated

9/5/2015
With School Back in Session, Kids Need Refresher Course on Hand-Washing

Doctor offers tips on when and how to clean hands

9/3/2015
One-Third of U.S. Kids With ADHD Diagnosed Before Age 6: Report

But researchers add that few valid tests exist to support diagnosis in children that young

9/3/2015
Health Tip: If Your Child Chooses Unhealthy Foods

Suggestions to help break the habit

9/3/2015
Light From Smartphones, Tablets May Lower Sleep Hormone in Kids

Finding suggests use of electronic devices before bedtime could delay slumber

9/1/2015
Cutting-Edge Gene Tests May Improve Management of Autism

Results could help personalize care, experts say

8/31/2015
Proposed NYC Law May Trim 54 Calories From Kids' Fast Food Meals

If passed, legislation would also reduce levels of fat and sodium, study says

8/31/2015
Health Tip: When Kids Walk to School

Make sure they follow safety rules

8/28/2015
How Parents Add to Math Anxiety

Voicing concerns, helping with homework may increase child's fear, study finds

8/28/2015
Settling the Back-to-School Jitters

Mental health expert says some kids get anxious about returning to the classroom, but parents can help

8/28/2015
Many Parents Unaware of Dangers E-Cigarettes Pose to Little Kids: Survey

Users should store liquid nicotine where small children can't find it, researchers say

8/28/2015