Misc. Kid's Health News

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9/5/2015
With School Back in Session, Kids Need Refresher Course on Hand-Washing

Doctor offers tips on when and how to clean hands

9/3/2015
One-Third of U.S. Kids With ADHD Diagnosed Before Age 6: Report

But researchers add that few valid tests exist to support diagnosis in children that young

9/3/2015
Health Tip: If Your Child Chooses Unhealthy Foods

Suggestions to help break the habit

9/3/2015
Light From Smartphones, Tablets May Lower Sleep Hormone in Kids

Finding suggests use of electronic devices before bedtime could delay slumber

9/1/2015
Cutting-Edge Gene Tests May Improve Management of Autism

Results could help personalize care, experts say

8/31/2015
Proposed NYC Law May Trim 54 Calories From Kids' Fast Food Meals

If passed, legislation would also reduce levels of fat and sodium, study says

8/31/2015
Health Tip: When Kids Walk to School

Make sure they follow safety rules

8/28/2015
How Parents Add to Math Anxiety

Voicing concerns, helping with homework may increase child's fear, study finds

8/28/2015
Settling the Back-to-School Jitters

Mental health expert says some kids get anxious about returning to the classroom, but parents can help

8/28/2015
Many Parents Unaware of Dangers E-Cigarettes Pose to Little Kids: Survey

Users should store liquid nicotine where small children can't find it, researchers say

8/28/2015
8/27/2015
Despite Pockets of Resistance, Most U.S. Kids Getting Vaccinated

Health officials call the finding heartening, but worry about lingering opposition to inoculations

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