Misc. Kid's Health News

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8/27/2015
Many Kids Tossing Fruits, Veggies in Trash Since New U.S. School Lunch Rules

Although youngsters put produce on their trays, they're throwing out about a third more, study found

8/27/2015
Even Short Bouts of Activity May Help Kids' Health

Three minutes every half hour for three hours lowered blood sugar levels, study says

8/27/2015
Healthier School Meals Offered Across U.S., Feds Find

Students get more fruits and veggies, less salt

8/27/2015
Health Tip: Balance Homework With Down Time

Do what works for your child

8/26/2015
Childhood Cancer Survivors Who've Had One Stroke at Risk of Second

Rate is double that of people without cancer who've lived through one stroke, study finds

8/26/2015
Medical Groups Endorse Early Exposure to Peanut Products for High-Risk Infants

Interim guidance issued in response to study that found exposure lowered chances of allergy by 80 percent

8/25/2015
American Kids Growing Fatter Than Their Canadian Cousins

Rates for school children differ significantly, CDC study finds

8/25/2015
Health Tip: Your Child's Bowel Function

Signs you should visit a doctor

8/24/2015
Promacta Approval Expanded to Kids With Rare Blood Disorder

Immune thrombocytopenic purpura involves low blood platelet counts

8/24/2015
CT Scan Use in Kids Fell Over Past Decade

More children are undergoing MRI scans and ultrasounds, which don't carry radiation risks

8/23/2015
Back-to-School Tips for Healthy Teeth

Dental hygiene, good diet and regular checkups make for pearly whites, expert says

8/22/2015
Focus on Healthy Backs for Back-to-School

Spending hours hunched over electronic devices is a no-no, expert says

8/21/2015
Healthy Breakfast Is Essential for Kids

Expert shares tips for morning meals they can't pass up

8/21/2015
Start of School Year Calls for Vaccine Check

Experts outline which ones are recommended at what ages

8/21/2015
Health Tip: Keep Kids Active

Make playtime exercise time

8/18/2015
Head Lice Now Resistant to Common Meds in 25 States

Prescription drugs are still effective, however

8/18/2015
Vocabulary at 2 May Help Predict Kindergarten Success

Researchers recommend reaching out to children in disadvantaged homes

8/17/2015
Protective Eyewear in Girls' Field Hockey Means Fewer Injuries

Eye-related injuries dropped, and rate of concussions didn't rise after requirement, study says

8/17/2015
How Parents Can Ease Transition to First Grade

Remain positive with your child, get involved in school life, expert says

8/17/2015
Family Struggles May Affect Boys' Brain Development

Mental health symptoms, reduced gray matter volume noted in study

8/17/2015
8/16/2015
Doctor Offers Back-to-School Health Tips

Making sure children get adequate sleep tops the list

8/15/2015
Don't Let Backpacks Lead to Back Injury

Experts offers tips for avoiding problems

8/14/2015
Clubs, Adult Support Can Help Kids Stay Slim

Being active and having positive role models is key, new study finds

8/14/2015
More American Children Diagnosed With ADHD

U.S. Food and Drug Administration offers tips on coping with attention disorder

8/12/2015
Exercise May Help Kids With Multiple Sclerosis

But researchers can't say if exercisers have less severe disease or if activity eases symptoms

8/12/2015
Kids Exposed to Lots of Alcohol Ads While Watching Sports on TV

Australian study finds many drinking ads aired during kids' peak daytime viewing times

8/12/2015
Vaccine Combo Shows Promise Against Common, Dangerous Infection

Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) kills 200,000 young children worldwide each year

8/12/2015
Health Tip: Ease the Transition to a New School

Help your child cope with change

8/11/2015
Sexting, Internet Safety for Kids Big Concerns in Survey

Adults more worried about both problems in latest poll

8/11/2015
Health Tip: Teach Children About Internet Safety

Describe OK sites, and those to avoid

8/10/2015
Expert Offers School Bus Safety Tips

Many injuries occur getting on and off the bus

8/10/2015
Exercise Boosts Obese Kids' Heart Health

Review finds fitness levels, blood vessel function improved quickly, even if no weight was lost

8/8/2015
Parents of Kids With Diabetes Need to Plan for School Days

Only 30 states have laws ensuring children access to proper care

8/7/2015
What Parents Can Do to Promote Good Dental Health

Eat right and teach kids how to care for their teeth properly, expert suggests

8/6/2015
What Works Best to Curb a Preschooler's Bad Behaviors?

New look at the evidence supports 'time-outs,' withholding privileges or toys in some cases

8/5/2015
Brain Scans Show Why Reading to Kids Is Good for Them

Those who heard stories regularly showed more activity in areas linked to word meanings, imagination

8/3/2015
Head Injury Tied to Long-Term Attention Issues in Kids

Study says brief lapses in attention can persist, even if brain injury is mild

8/2/2015
Obese Kids a Universal Target for Bullies

Survey finds parents favor stronger policies, laws to address weight-based abuse

7/31/2015
Kids' Hemophilia Drugs a Big Part of State Medicaid Spending

California-based study finds drugs for the blood disorder take up large share of budget

7/31/2015
Health Tip: When a Child Sucks the Thumb

Suggestions to help break the habit

7/29/2015
Health Tip: Teach Kids to Protect Themselves

Smart strategies to lower danger risk

7/28/2015
Doctors Perform First Double Hand Transplant in a Child

Boy, 8, lost limbs because of severe infection

7/27/2015
Nasal Balloon Can Treat Youngsters for 'Glue Ear'

For kids with a common hearing problem, procedure may be an alternative to antibiotics, drainage tubes

7/26/2015
School's Out, Fattening Behaviors Are In

Kids eat more sugar, watch more TV over summer vacation, study says

7/24/2015
New Gene Test Speeds Diagnosis of Stomach Bug That Strikes Kids

Enterovirus D68 sickened more than 1,000 U.S. children last year, 14 deaths reported

7/22/2015
Hormone Linked to Social Difficulties With Autism, Early Study Finds

Levels of vasopressin associated with 'theory of mind' tasks in children with ASD

7/22/2015
Health Tip: Strengthen Your Child's Hands

Here's what your little one can try

7/21/2015
Health Tip: Selecting a Summer Camp

Consider activities and location

7/20/2015
Poverty May Hinder Kids' Brain Development, Study Says

Reduced gray matter, lower test scores reported for poor children