Misc. Kid's Health News

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4/13/2016
Lung Ultrasound May Be Best to Spot Pneumonia in Kids: Study

Avoided radiation exposure of standard chest X-rays, and didn't miss any cases

4/12/2016
Cleaner Air in California May Mean Healthier Kids: Study

As smog levels dropped over two decades, children in 8 communities suffered fewer breathing problems

4/11/2016
Why Do Some Kids Escape Terrible Genetic Disorders?

Insights into 13 rare cases suggest DNA is not always destiny when it comes to inherited diseases

4/11/2016
Life-Saving Health Care in Poor Nations Would Cost $5 Per Person: Study

Money could expand basic health care services for mothers, babies and children in 74 nations

4/8/2016
Tracking Kids' Eye Movements Might Shed New Light on Autism

When conversations turn emotional, children with ASD change visual focus, may miss social clues, study says

4/8/2016
Schools in Most States Skimp on Phys Ed, Study Finds

Only Oregon and D.C. require recommended amount of physical activity; many states withhold it or use it as punishment

4/8/2016
Better Sleep May Boost Young Students' Grades

Elementary school program designed to improve sleep habits led to improved report cards, study found

4/7/2016
Sleepy Teens Are Risk-Taking Teens

Sleep deprivation leads to unsafe behaviors, CDC researchers say

4/7/2016
Preschoolers' Diets Improved After Federal Food Voucher Changes: Study

More fruits, veggies, whole grains and low-fat milk were added to nutrition program for poor in 2009

4/7/2016
Kids' Meals and Nutrition

Is the kids' menu at top restaurants getting any healthier?

4/6/2016
Restaurants Cut Calories in Kids' Meals, Study Finds

But salt and fat still a concern, expert says

4/5/2016
Health Tip: Your Extracurricular Teen

Are after-school activities causing stress?

4/1/2016
Booze-Branded Merchandise May Spur Teen Drinking

Studies show link between owning alcohol-related items and youth alcohol use

4/1/2016
Pediatricians Vary Widely in Diagnosing ADHD, Depression

5 years of data show 15 percent of kids diagnosed with mental health condition; most prescribed drugs

3/31/2016
Even Controlled, Epilepsy May Still Cause Problems for Kids

Study finds social and educational issues may be a concern as children get older

3/30/2016
Breakfast in School Classrooms Expands Participation, Not Waistlines

Despite critics' fears, serving breakfast at kids' desks has not increased obesity rates, study finds

3/30/2016
Health Tip: Watch for Mental Health 'Red Flags' in Kids

Warning signs you shouldn't ignore include changes in sleep habits

3/28/2016
On-the-Job Training Funds for Pediatricians Lagging: Experts

American Academy of Pediatrics says changes are needed to ensure enough children's specialists

3/28/2016
Infant Ear Infections Becoming Less Common

Just under half of U.S. babies have them in first year now, compared to 60 percent in '80s and '90s

3/25/2016
Troubled Kids' Psychiatric Care Often Delayed by Insurance Rules

Dealing with red tape consumes clinicians' time, poses danger to patients, researchers say

3/25/2016
Spring a Good Time to Instill Healthy Habits in Kids

Outside activity feels less like a chore when the weather is warm, expert suggests

3/23/2016
Health Tip: Breakfast Is Essential

It can help kids do better in school

3/22/2016
Uninsured Parents Often Unaware Kids Could Be Covered

U.S. study of minority children finds many have unmet health needs

3/21/2016
60,000 U.S. Kids Treated for Accidental Medicine Poisoning a Year

Toddlers account for 7 out of 10 cases, report says

3/21/2016
Most Families Cherish a Child With Down Syndrome, Survey Finds

Only younger siblings struggled in some cases, which researchers said wasn't surprising

3/18/2016
Psychological Disorders Affect 1 in 7 U.S. Kids Under 9: CDC

Parents' mental health, lack of medical care contribute to disabilities, researchers say

3/17/2016
More Healthy Foods Offered in School Lunches, Study Finds

But some parts of the country are further ahead than others

3/17/2016
More Young Americans Support Gay Adoption: Survey

But tolerance still varies between teens and 40-somethings

3/16/2016
Antibiotic Resistance Common in Kids' Urinary Tract Infections

Researchers say threat is worrisome because children are at high risk of kidney complications

3/16/2016
3/15/2016
Good Sleep Habits Ready Kids for School Success

Those who still have trouble by age 5 are more apt to have classroom outbursts, researcher finds

3/14/2016
Stomach Troubles Not Linked to Autism, Study Finds

Gastrointestinal problems don't cause the disorder, researcher says

3/7/2016
Head Lice No Cause for Panic, Expert Says

But ask your pediatrician if a prescription remedy is needed

3/7/2016
Health Tip: Soothe Your Child's Mood With Music

Promote concentration and ease anxiety

3/4/2016
Supervised Exposure Therapy for Peanut Allergy Lasts, Study Finds

Even after a year-long break, kids maintained their tolerance

3/4/2016
Health Tip: Is Your Child Stressed?

Watch for behavior changes

3/3/2016
Lawn Mowers Can Cause Severe Injuries to Kids

Study found that more than half of accidents required amputation

3/1/2016
2/26/2016
Many Parents Downplay Value of Flu Shot, Poll Finds

Confusion about effectiveness, safety tied to low rates of immunization among U.S. kids

2/26/2016
2/24/2016
Exercise + Classwork May = Better Math Scores

Dutch study also found bringing exercise to the classroom boosted spelling grades

2/23/2016
Prenatal Use of HIV Drug May Slow Child's Development Slightly

Small language delays seen in babies after mothers took atazanavir to prevent transmission of virus

2/23/2016
Parents' Depression, Anxiety May Contribute to Kids' Fussy Eating

If mom or dad had mental health issues, children were pickier about what they ate, study finds

2/21/2016
Keeping Your Child's Teeth Healthy

Oral health expert offers tips on preventing tooth decay

2/19/2016
Obesity Can Send Kids' Blood Pressure Soaring: Study

Losing weight can bring it back in line, expert says

2/17/2016
Prenatal Diet Rich in Vitamin D May Cut Allergy Risk in Kids: Study

But supplements don't offer the same protection, researchers say

2/16/2016
Study Pushes 'More Is More' Approach to Shielding Kids From the Sun

Protective swim shirt, text reminders some ways to help reduce children's skin cancer risk

2/16/2016
Overweight, Obese Kids Fare Worse in Hospital ICUs, Study Finds

Researchers not sure if equipment, dosing procedures are a mismatch or if excess weight is a factor

2/16/2016
Factors That Affect Standardized Test Scores

Does the time of day a standardized test is scheduled affect a student's performance?

2/15/2016
Lots of Fish in Pregnancy Tied to Higher Obesity Risk in Kids

Study couldn't determine what's causing the link, but certain toxins, such as mercury, may be to blame