Misc. Kid's Health News

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10/26/2015
Raise Smoking Age to 21, U.S. Pediatricians Urge

And regulate e-cigarettes the same way as other tobacco products, doctors add

10/26/2015
Safe Tackling OK in Youth Football, Pediatricians' Group Says

New policy statement urges proper training, supervision to avoid injuries among young players

10/26/2015
Unexpected Severe Allergic Reactions Strike Many Schools

Study found 1 in 10 dealt with anaphylaxis case in 2013, 22 percent were kids with no known allergies

10/24/2015
Kids in Foster Care Have Tripled Rates of ADHD, Study Finds

However, most do tend to get treatment, CDC researchers report

10/23/2015
Paintball, BB Guns Can Severely Injure Kids, Study Finds

Serious eye injuries, organ damage can occur, researchers warn

10/23/2015
When Anxiety Silences a Child

Selective mutism, a relatively rare condition, flies quietly under the radar, experts say

10/23/2015
Doctors Key to Stopping Child Hunger

American Academy of Pediatrics statement says all kids should be screened for signs of malnutrition

10/23/2015
Furry Friends May Be Stress Relievers for Kids With Cancer

'Therapy dogs' appear to help ease heart rate, anxiety in children fighting the disease

10/23/2015
Bullied Teens Face Roadblocks to Mental Health Services

Pediatricians must do more for these children, researcher says

10/23/2015
Health Tip: Talking to Your Child About Safety

A child should never fear confiding in you

10/22/2015
Antibiotics Might Cause Weight Gain in Kids

Study finds link between repeated use in children and slightly higher weights in teen years

10/22/2015
ADHD May Have Different Effects on Brains of Boys and Girls

Study findings might explain different behaviors seen in genders, experts say

10/21/2015
Health Tip: Help Kids Enjoy Technology

Parents should set guidelines

10/21/2015
'Green' Public Housing May Help Families Breathe Easier

Rates of asthma attacks lower in specially designed buildings

10/20/2015
Kids More Likely to Be Overweight If Mom Gains Too Much in Pregnancy or After

Child's weight influenced by environments in 'womb and living room,' expert says

10/19/2015
Study Challenges Theory That Birth Order Determines Personality

Adult traits may not be preordained by place in the family heirarchy, researchers say

10/19/2015
Disaster Plans Must Consider Children, Pediatrics Group Says

Youngsters face greater health risks from terrorist attacks, accidents and outbreaks

10/19/2015
Preteen Girls Worry About Breast Cancer If It's in the Family

Doctor recommends honest discussions to alleviate distress

10/19/2015
Health Tip: Promote Healthy Habits During Meals

Do's and don'ts for healthier eating

10/15/2015
Enterovirus D68 No Deadlier for Kids Than the Common Cold: Study

CDC still doesn't know if unusual paralysis cases are caused by this virus

10/15/2015
Health Tip: Is Your Child Ready for a Booster Seat?

Suggestions for a safer transition

10/14/2015
Youth Suicide Prevention Program Shows Promise

As many as 79,000 attempts may have been averted, researchers estimate

10/14/2015
Crohn's Disease Treatments for Kids May Not Get Gut Back to Normal

Even after therapy, healthy bacteria, fungi populations not restored, study finds

10/14/2015
Health Tip: Help College Kids Have Healthy Ambition

Results are the only things that matter

10/12/2015
10/12/2015
Kids With Mental Ills Often Treated Solely by Primary Care Doctors

Shortage of child psychiatrists helps explain findings, expert says

10/11/2015
Child Safety Seats Often Incompatible With Cars: Study

Parents should take measurements to ensure seats fit properly inside vehicle, researchers advise

10/9/2015
Frequent School Changes Linked to Poorer Performance

For low-income kids, moving every year may hurt math skills, behavior, study suggests

10/9/2015
Health Tip: Get Involved in Your Child's Internet Use

Help protect the youngster's privacy

10/8/2015
Health Tip: Is Your Baby's Crib Safe?

Make sure it's up to date

10/7/2015
Help Your Child Get a Good Night's Sleep

Start by developing a bedtime routine, pediatrician says

10/7/2015
Health Tip: Teaching Kids to Wash Hands

A good habit that could help prevent illness

10/5/2015
Parents Can Take Steps to Help Make Homework Less Stressful

Establish a routine and review assignment directions when kids come home, expert advises

10/5/2015
Routine Screening for Child Abuse Might Spot More Cases: Study

Further testing of all children with suspicious injuries could minimize misdiagnoses

10/5/2015
Hispanic, Poor Children May Have Greater Risk of Losing Eye to Cancer

Study suggests disparities in care; rare disease typically uncovered during routine visits

10/4/2015
Expert Offers Car Seat Safety Tips

Most devices aren't used properly

10/3/2015
Study Links Early Infections to Celiac Risk

But researchers caution it's not clear if childhood illnesses cause the immune disorder

10/2/2015
Health Tip: Teach Kids About Gratitude

It can lead to a change in attitude

10/1/2015
Health Tip: Child Obesity Affects Bones, Muscles and Joints

Being overweight can cause these problems

9/30/2015
Severely Obese Kids at Higher Risk for Heart Disease, Diabetes

Study finds heavier boys face even greater odds of future trouble

9/30/2015
Colds, Flu Up Odds for Stroke in Kids, Though Risk Is Low: Study

Researchers also found children who had all of their vaccinations were less vulnerable

9/30/2015
More Children, Teens Enticed to Smoke With Flavored Tobacco: CDC

7 out of every 10 kids who said they used tobacco have used flavored varieties, survey shows

9/29/2015
Toppling TVs a Risk to Kids

Three-fourths of injuries occurred when children weren't closely supervised, study finds

9/28/2015
Preschoolers Can Learn Heart-Healthy Lifestyles

Kids benefit from being taught good food and exercise habits, study reports

9/28/2015
Childhood Trauma May Boost Heart Disease Risk for a Lifetime

Learning how to manage stress effectively might help, experts say

9/28/2015
Children in Foster Homes Need Better Health Care

American Academy of Pediatrics says kids may be traumatized and require more consistent treatment

9/25/2015
Expert Tips for Preventing Kids' Sports Injuries

Children need breaks from playing to avoid overuse injuries, orthopedic surgeon says

9/25/2015
Health Tip: Preventing Childhood Obesity

Don't forget to address sleep and screen time

9/24/2015
Secondhand Smoke May Double Risk of Hospitalization for Kids With Asthma

Exposure can worsen symptoms and make the disease more difficult to manage, researchers say

9/24/2015
Short Legs May Explain Why Toddlers Teeter

Study suggests the smaller limbs give children less time to push up away from the ground