Misc. Kid's Health News

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4/1/2015
More Americans Survive Childhood Cancers, But Health Problems Persist

Malignancies and treatments can take toll on quality of life in adulthood, study finds

3/31/2015
Benefits of Iron Supplements Unclear for Pregnant Women, Young Children

Task force concludes there's too little information to recommend screening for deficiencies

3/31/2015
Health Tip: Shopping for Teens' Shoes

Consider fit and function

3/31/2015
Letting Kids Sip Alcohol May 'Send Wrong Message'

Study suggests it might make booze more appealing to children

3/31/2015
New Research Tightens Childhood Paralysis-Enterovirus D68 Link

Lab tests confirm half of cases in recent outbreak tied to specific virus strain

3/30/2015
Milliliter-Only Dosing Recommended for Kids' Meds

Using metrics, not teaspoons, reduces medication errors, American Academy of Pediatrics says

3/27/2015
Avoid Medication Overdoses in Children

Expert offers tips for keeping kids safe

3/27/2015
E-Cigarettes May Pose a Risk in Pregnancy and to Children

Nicotine can harm developing brains, experts say

3/27/2015
Free School Breakfasts Appear to Boost Kids' Grades

Math, reading and science scores better in schools that subsidized morning meals

3/27/2015
3/26/2015
Too Much Homework May Hurt Teens' Test Scores

Study found more than 90 minutes a night linked to lower performance in math, science

3/26/2015
Abused Kids Not Destined to Be Abusive Parents, Study Finds

But neglect, sexual abuse was more likely in kids of parents who were abused as children

3/26/2015
3/25/2015
Ebola May Hit Young Children Hardest, Study Finds

Babies, toddlers get sick faster and die sooner than older children and adults, study finds

3/25/2015
3/24/2015
Tips to Make Healthy School Lunches Kids Will Actually Eat

Expert says keep loose teeth and time constraints in mind when choosing foods

3/24/2015
School Dismissal a Dangerous Time for Kids Getting Hit By Cars

Study authors and expert say better supervision, less smartphone use might cut the risk

3/24/2015
Health Tip: Help Prevent Baby's Spit-Up

Avoid playtime just after feedings

3/23/2015
Secondhand Smoke May Put Kids at Risk for Heart Disease as Adults

Children of smokers nearly twice as likely to have plaque buildup in carotid arteries years later, study says

3/23/2015
Adopted Kids' Average IQ Higher Than Non-Adopted Siblings: Study

Parents' education levels may account for difference, researchers suggest

3/23/2015
ADHD Children May Gain More From Family-Centered Care

Study found teaching positive parenting skills in compassionate way improved outcomes

3/20/2015
When to Keep Kids Home From School

Pediatrician offers advice on common childhood ailments

3/18/2015
Recess: An Essential Part of the School Day

Study shows supervised play boosts teamwork, friendships and positive attitudes

3/17/2015
Kids' Bad Diets May Mean Worse Health as Adults

Cholesterol levels, weight results troubling for many children, study finds

3/17/2015
Child Sex Trafficking Victims Easily Missed by Doctors, Social Workers: Study

Victims 'hide in plain sight,' experts say, and survey finds more training is needed

3/17/2015
Health Tip: Help Your Child Adjust to a Sibling

Suggestions to smooth the transition

3/16/2015
Could Your Child Have Migraines?

Symptoms can include nausea, abdominal pain, experts say

3/13/2015
Health Tip: Choose Healthier Fast Food for Kids

Here are some better selections

3/12/2015
Ebola Outbreak Disrupted Routine Medical Care in West Africa

Many childhood vaccinations missed, putting hundreds of thousands at risk for measles, other diseases, study says

3/10/2015
Divorce May Mean Kids Down More Soft Drinks

Study found children whose parents had split or were separated consumed more sugary beverages

3/10/2015
Black Children May Fare Worse With Crohn's Disease

They're more likely to be readmitted to hospital than white kids with the digestive illness, study found

3/10/2015
Unituxin Approved for Deadly Pediatric Cancer

Neuroblastoma typically strikes children under age 5

3/10/2015
Health Tip: Easing Your Child's Allergies

Close the windows to help keep pollen out

3/9/2015
Don't Delay School for Summer-Born or Premature Kids: Study

Holding children back linked to lower scores on standardized tests later

3/9/2015
Depression During Pregnancy Linked to Child's Asthma Risk

Older, but not newer, antidepressants showed similar increased odds for respiratory condition, study found

3/6/2015
Pneumonia in Early Childhood Tied to Higher Odds of Asthma

Lung problems before age 3 may have enduring impact, study says

3/6/2015
Health Tip: Teach Children About Dental Hygiene

Show them how to brush and floss properly

3/5/2015
Minorities More Likely to Gain Weight in Childhood, Report Shows

Puts them at greater risk for being overweight, obese adults than whites, researcher says

3/5/2015
Seniors Bear Brunt of This Flu Season

CDC says 60 percent of hospitalizations, 79 percent of deaths were among those 65 or older

3/4/2015
Decrease in Air Pollution Tied to Healthier Lungs in Children

Long-term Los Angeles-area study finds kids' lungs develop better with less smog

3/4/2015
14 Percent of Toddlers May Be Drinking Coffee

Boston survey also found that 2.5 percent of 1-year-olds get a java jolt

3/4/2015
3/3/2015
Kids May Be More Likely to Exercise When Friends Do

Study suggests that activity with peers might benefit overweight children

3/2/2015
Very Obese Kids May Face Higher Heart Risks Than Thought

Study found half had high blood pressure, half had high cholesterol and 15 percent were diabetic

2/26/2015
ADHD May Raise Odds for Premature Death

Risk is small, but a sign the disorder is a serious problem, experts say

2/25/2015
Viruses Increasingly Behind Child Pneumonia Cases

Bug that causes common cold, other infections often to blame, study finds

2/23/2015
Exposing Babies to Peanuts May Help Curb Allergy Risk

Many high-risk infants should be given peanut products starting at four months, researchers say

2/23/2015
Cat, Dust Mite Allergies Linked to Childhood Asthma

Study findings reveal possible early risk factors for asthma

2/23/2015
Reminders From States May Boost Timely Vaccination Rates

Centralized notification systems might be more effective than doctors' office messages, study suggests

2/23/2015
Could a Dishwasher Raise Your Child's Allergy, Asthma Risk?

Study found children from homes that hand-washed dishes had less allergic disease