Misc. Kid's Health News

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12/7/2015
Infant Weight Gain Linked to Possible Type 1 Diabetes Risk

But study author says it's too soon to recommend changes in feeding practices

12/7/2015
Health Tip: Before You Give Your Child Medicine

Speak with your doctor and ask questions

12/4/2015
12/3/2015
Could an Obese Dad's Sperm Pass Traits to His Kids?

Study finds differences in gene activity based on weight, but doesn't prove offspring inherits them

12/3/2015
Playing Contact Sports in Youth May Raise Risk for Degenerative Brain Disease

Study suggests that vulnerability to CTE not limited to professional football players

12/1/2015
Planned Cesareans Tied to Slight Increase in Asthma Risk for Kids

But second report finds countries with low C-section rates had higher death rates for infants, mothers

11/30/2015
Dogs May Ease a Child's Fears

Kids with pets in the home were less likely to test positive for anxiety than those without, study found

11/27/2015
Assessing Health Issues of Child Refugees

Medical profiles of newly arrived children are important for treatment, researcher says

11/27/2015
Bullies May Face Higher Odds of Eating Disorders: Study

Risk of anorexia or bulimia significantly higher than for kids not involved in bullying

11/24/2015
Melatonin Might Help Sleepless Kids With Eczema, Study Finds

But treating skin condition is still best approach, expert says

11/23/2015
Arsenic Exposure in Womb Linked to Respiratory Risks in Babies

High levels in well water may trigger infections in the very young, study suggests

11/23/2015
Health Tip: Safety Suggestions for Teenage Babysitters

For starters, be sure there's someone to escort you home from a babysitting job at night

11/23/2015
ADHD Medications Linked to Sleep Problems in Kids

Review of studies finds drugs like Ritalin, Adderall may create sleep woes for some

11/20/2015
Teasing Girls About Weight May Cause Lasting Harm

Study finds link between being made fun of and problematic eating behaviors

11/19/2015
Childhood Cancer Survivors May Suffer Physically, Mentally Decades Later

Long-term effects of powerful treatments merit further study, experts say

11/19/2015
When Do Kids Learn 'Fairness'? Culture May Matter, Study Finds

Experiment sheds light on how children in different countries react to being given more than their peers

11/19/2015
Potential Treatment for a Serious Respiratory Infection in Kids

Preliminary study of new drug for RSV yields promising results, experts say

11/18/2015
Health Tip: Help Your Toddler Develop Needed Skills

Suggested activities include playing with blocks, stringing large beads

11/17/2015
More Gluten Before Age 2 Linked to Celiac Disease in At-Risk Kids

But it's not clear if limiting the protein in baby's diet would help, experts say

11/17/2015
Certain Antibiotic Might Combat Children's Wheezing Episodes

Kids given azithromycin were less likely to develop severe respiratory illness, study says

11/17/2015
Experts Pan Gene Testing of Budding Athletes

Scientific evidence is far too weak to determine a child's talent, panel says

11/16/2015
High-Tech Glasses Instead of Eye Patch for 'Lazy Eye'?

Digital specs were programmed to block vision in good eye every 30 seconds

11/16/2015
Teens, Parents Share E-Cigarette Concerns, Poll Finds

Both groups want tighter controls on devices' use, health warnings on packaging

11/16/2015
Doctors Save Life of U.S. Child With Drug-Resistant Tuberculosis

Case highlights growing threat of strain of the lung disease that doesn't respond to multiple antibiotics

11/12/2015
California Vaccine Refusers Cluster in Rich, White Areas

But changes are coming to that state's 'personal belief' exemption law

11/12/2015
Adult Obesity Still Growing in U.S., Youth Rates Hold Steady: CDC

Expert says stabilization isn't good enough because still high rates of preventable chronic disease

11/11/2015
Chemical Exposure During Pregnancy Linked to Excess Weight in Kids

More research needs to be done to show cause-and-effect, expert says

11/11/2015
Childhood Cancer Tied to Raised Risk for Other Ills in Adult Life

Study found upped odds for diabetes, autoimmune disorders decades later

11/11/2015
Health Tip: Reducing Your Child's Risk of Lead Poisoning

Be especially careful if you live in an older home

11/10/2015
Bystander CPR Helps Some Kids Survive Cardiac Arrest

Unfortunately, infants don't appear to be benefitting, study finds

11/10/2015
Insulin Pumps Give Kids With Type 1 Diabetes Better Blood Sugar Control

Study included almost 55,000 children and teens

11/10/2015
Study Finds Blood Test May Detect Concussion in Kids

Could help reduce the number of CT scans, and the radiation exposure they bring, experts say

11/9/2015
Parents the Target of Deceptive Food Ads, Study Says

Commercials that misstate benefits of sugary products concern researchers

11/8/2015
What You Need to Know When Your Child Gets a Rash

Most clear up on their own or are easily treated, but some are contagious -- even dangerous

11/5/2015
Rule Changes Might Lead to More Lung Transplants for Kids

Study suggests that widening the geographic pool could increase available organs

11/5/2015
11/3/2015
New Guidelines Focus on Pulmonary Hypertension in Kids

The sometimes fatal heart and lung disease requires different strategies for children and adults

11/3/2015
Weight Gain a Challenge for Children With Autism: Study

Preschoolers, teens on the spectrum are more likely than peers to be overweight, obese

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