Misc. Kid's Health News

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7/20/2015
Antibiotics Myths Still Common Among Parents

Those with Medicaid insurance tend to know less about the drugs, study finds

7/18/2015
Dermatologist Offers Advice on Treating Kids' Hives

Allergic rash can have many causes; avoiding trigger is key to prevention

7/17/2015
Wars in Iraq, Afghanistan Left Hundreds of Children With Head Trauma

Improvised explosive devices (IEDs) accounted for majority of wounds, research shows

7/17/2015
Dad's Involvement With Autistic Child Helps Mom, Too

Study finds that depression levels in mothers drop when fathers engage in caretaking

7/17/2015
Many Obese Teens Don't Think They're Fat, Study Shows

Weight problem has to be recognized before it can be addressed, researchers say

7/16/2015
Consumer Reports Takes Liquid Detergent Pods Off 'Recommended' List

Nonprofit also urges they not be used in homes with children under 6 years of age

7/15/2015
Mental Health Problems in Childhood Linked to Adult Woes

Study found those who suffered depression, anxiety while young were more likely to struggle later in life

7/14/2015
Why Concussion Recovery Takes Longer for Some Kids

Researchers believe damage to wiring provides explanation

7/13/2015
Banning Soccer 'Headers' Won't Solve Concussion Problem: Study

Enforcing rules that limit aggressive body contact would be more effective, researcher says

7/13/2015
U.S. Hospitals May Often Miss Signs of Child Abuse

Less than half follow up on suspicious fractures among at-risk kids, study finds

7/10/2015
Second Severe Allergic Reaction Isn't Uncommon

Study finds about one in seven kids has repeat episode

7/10/2015
Marijuana Study Counters 'Gateway' Theory

It says specific reasons teens try pot are better predictors of future drug use

7/10/2015
Health Tip: Prevent Boating Accidents

Keep children safer with a life jacket

7/9/2015
Study Questions Safety of Chemicals Used in Plastic Consumer Products

Researchers say they see link to risk of high blood pressure and diabetes in children

7/9/2015
7/8/2015
Asbestos Found in Kids' Crayons, Toy Kits: Report

Health experts, big retailer say they're concerned about findings on products from China

7/8/2015
Health Tip: Let Kids Learn in the Kitchen

Hands-on experience can encourage healthier eating

7/7/2015
Health Tip: Help Kids Prevent Stress

Teach coping techniques while they're young

7/7/2015
More Parents See Benefits of Vaccines, Poll Finds

Reports on outbreaks of measles, whooping cough in past year may have shifted opinions, pediatrician says

7/3/2015
Childhood Trauma Tied to Migraine Risk as Adult

Study found witnessing parental domestic violence produced most powerful association

7/3/2015
Noise From Fireworks Threatens Young Ears

Expert advises families to sit at least 500 feet from launch area

7/3/2015
Health Tip: Keep Kids Safe Outdoors

Always make sure they're supervised

7/2/2015
Behind Many High-Achieving Children...

Is a parent who nurtured their development, study suggests

7/2/2015
Rapid Response Guidelines May Improve Children's Stroke Care

Researchers report treatment recommendations got kids evaluated faster in ER

7/1/2015
Unapproved Ear Drops Targeted by FDA

These prescription meds have been available for years, but safety, quality are concerns

7/1/2015
Extracurricular Sports May Give Kids' Academics a Boost

Study suggests these activities might improve kids' attention span, self-control

6/30/2015
6/29/2015
Parents, Stop Hovering: 'Risky' Play May Have Benefits for Kids

Less free-time supervision helps social development, and children get more exercise, experts say

6/29/2015
Parents Should Set Good Example to Keep Kids Slim, Pediatrics Group Says

Avoid keeping sugary, high-calorie foods in the house, and encourage being active together

6/27/2015
Following Water Safety Rules Saves Lives, Red Cross Says

Children can drown within five minutes, experts warn

6/26/2015
School Coaches Often Ill-Equipped to Spot, Manage Concussions

Better education recommended, especially at youth and middle school levels

6/26/2015
'Overwhelming' Evidence That Same-Sex Parenting Won't Harm Kids

Review of thousands of studies on the issue finds broad consensus among experts

6/26/2015
Health Tip: Swimming Safely

Make sure pool is enclosed

6/25/2015
Surgery May Help Teens With Frequent Migraines, Study Contends

At least one expert questions whether improvements are due to the procedure

6/24/2015
Smoking Around Toddlers May Raise Their Obesity Risk

Study can't prove cause-and-effect, but changes to kids' hormones might be the link

6/23/2015
Health Tip: Child-Proof Your Home

Suggestions to keep little visitors safer

6/19/2015
Summer Beach Time Means Water Safety

Expert offers tips for dealing with rip currents and other risks

6/18/2015
Many Parents Who Smoke Expose Kids to Fumes at Home

4 in every 10 U.S. households with a smoking parent had no 'smoke-free' rules in place, study finds

6/17/2015
6/16/2015
Short Boys Three Times More Likely to Get Growth Hormone: Study

Finding suggests short girls being undertreated, while boys being overtreated

6/16/2015
Health Tip: Watch for Playground Burns

Be aware of equipment that heats up

6/16/2015
6/15/2015
'Green Space' at School May Help Kids Learn, Study Suggests

Expert says findings bolster the case for parks, playgrounds

6/15/2015
U.S. Hospitals Seeing More Kids With Self-Inflicted Injuries

Cutting is the most common problem, followed by firearm injuries

6/12/2015
Doctors Worry About Return of Vaccine-Preventable Ills in Kids

When immunization rates go down, 'herd' immunity also declines, experts note

6/12/2015
Health Tip: Keep Your Cool During Summer

Protect against heat-related illness

6/11/2015
U.S. Kids Not Drinking Enough Water Each Day

Under-hydration can pose real health risks for children, study authors say

6/11/2015
Fidgeting May Help Children With ADHD to Focus

Small study found those who squirmed performed better on a test

6/11/2015
Superior Visual Ability Found Early in Children With Autism

Researchers suggest above-average perception at 9 months might be a clue to the disorder

6/11/2015
Underage Drinking Down in Past Decade

U.S. report finds fewer than one in four teens recently had alcohol