Misc. Kid's Health News

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1/14/2015
Child Medicaid Recipients Become Healthy, Productive Adults: Study

Public health insurance program for those with low incomes was expanded several decades ago

1/14/2015
Recess Promotes Healthy Eating by School Kids: Study

Changing the timing of activity session may get students to eat more fruits, veggies

1/13/2015
Tuning In to Music May Ease Kids' Post-Op Pain, Study Finds

Listening to favorite songs, even audiobooks, seemed to ease discomfort

1/12/2015
Head Start Program Might Help Fight Childhood Obesity: Study

Preschoolers' weight loss attributed to emphasis on nutrition, exercise and structure

1/12/2015
Health Tip: Teach Kids About Snack Safety

Leftovers that should be avoided

1/9/2015
Middle School Football Doesn't Seem to Cause Short-Term Brain Damage: Study

Small review found hits to head occurred less often than for older players; one doctor has some concerns

1/8/2015
Health Tip: Dealing With Temper Tantrums

Suggestions to help calm an angry toddler

1/6/2015
Health Tip: When Baby Needs a Medical Test

How to comfort and calm the infant

1/5/2015
Bad Flu Season Getting Worse, CDC Says

43 states reporting widespread influenza activity and 21 child deaths

1/5/2015
Can Pets Help Boost Social Skills for Kids With Autism?

Study finds slight evidence that family pets boost social skills in children with the disorder

1/5/2015
Kids With Bedroom Smartphones Sleep Less: Study

Experts recommend limiting use of small screen devices

1/5/2015
Extra Bed Rest May Not Be Best for Kids With Concussions

Two days proved more effective than five days in small study of teens

1/5/2015
1/4/2015
Water Dispensers at School May Encourage Kids to Drink More

Researchers found students drank three times more water after dispensers were installed

1/4/2015
Ebola, Obamacare Top U.S. Health News for 2014

VA hospitals scandal, enterovirus illnesses in kids, surge in e-cigarette use also made headlines this year

1/2/2015
1/1/2015
Health Tip: Have Your Child's Eyes Checked

Especially if the child was born early

12/31/2014
Defective Hormone Linked to Chronic Obesity in Baby

Researchers say the condition might explain weight problem for limited number of people

12/30/2014
Parent's Suicide Attempt Makes Child's Much More Likely: Study

Suicidal behavior appears to run in families, with certain conditions putting kids at higher risk

12/30/2014
Drug to Treat Serious Infections May Harm Kids' Kidneys, Study Says

The higher the dose of vancomycin, the greater the risk, researchers found

12/30/2014
Flu Now Epidemic in U.S., With 15 Child Deaths Reported

But it's too early to know if this year's strain is more severe than usual, CDC says

12/26/2014
Diabetes May Affect Kids' Brain Growth, Study Reports

But there was no effect on thinking and memory skills, researchers say

12/25/2014
Make Your Home 'Kid Safe' During the Holidays

Experts warn against leaving medications, drinks, ashtrays, lamp oils, toxic plants within reach of children

12/24/2014
Abuse in Childhood Tied to Migraines in Adulthood

Emotional or sexual maltreatment linked to higher odds of serious headache, study finds

12/24/2014
ADHD May Raise Teens' Odds for Smoking, Drinking

Researchers found each additional symptom increased the risk of tobacco and alcohol use at a young age

12/24/2014
Coordinated Care Through 'Medical Home' Best for Chronically Ill Kids: Study

Children were less likely to need hospitalization, visit the ER, researchers report

12/23/2014
Can Fast Food Hinder Learning in Kids?

Researchers found test-score differences between 5th and 8th grades

12/19/2014
Preschoolers Need Eye Screening, Experts Say

Testing recommended annually from age 3 to 6

12/19/2014
Older Cars a Bad Choice for Younger Drivers

Study found nearly half of teen crashes involved cars more than a decade old

12/18/2014
Many Flu Infections Aren't Good Match for Vaccine: CDC

But health officials still urge people to get inoculated because the shot should offer some protection

12/18/2014
Smog Exposure During Pregnancy Linked to Autism Risk

Expert notes, however, that potential threat is small

12/17/2014
Health Tip: When Children Wake at Night

Separation anxiety is a frequent cause

12/16/2014
Music Classes Boost Language Skills, Study Says

Kids who actively participate show greater thought processing gains

12/16/2014
First Newborn Screening Test Approved for Rare Immune Disorder

Blood test can help identify Severe Combined Immunodeficiency

12/16/2014
Health Tip: Protect Children During Holidays

Clean up quickly after a party

12/15/2014
Drug Interactions Common Among Hospitalized Kids, Study Says

Medication combos may cause side effects or reduce treatment effectiveness, expert notes

12/15/2014
Obese Kids' Brains Show Stronger Response to Sugar: Study

Research suggests that some children may be 'wired' to crave sweet foods

12/15/2014
Medication Linked to Fewer Injuries in Kids With ADHD

Older teens experienced the greatest drop in injury risk while taking Ritalin, researchers report

12/15/2014
Vaccinating Schoolkids Cuts Flu in Communities: Study

Infection rate went down among other population segments, such as preschoolers and adults

12/15/2014
E-Cigarette Use May Be Rising Among Teens

Nearly one-third of those surveyed in Hawaii have tried the devices

12/11/2014
More Young Adults Getting Preventive Care After Obamacare, Study Finds

More people in early 20s getting blood pressure and routine health checks

12/11/2014
Millions of U.S. Kids Still Can Buy 'Harmful' E-Cigarettes: CDC

10 states, D.C. permit sales to children, report says

12/11/2014
Many Americans Still Haven't Gotten a Flu Shot

Health officials cite reports on the vaccine's potentially limited effectiveness

12/11/2014
Almost Half of U.S. Kids Suffer Traumatic Stress, Study Shows

Teaching adults in their lives how to heal may be best first step, researchers say

12/11/2014
Almost All U.S. Teens Are Sleep Deprived, Study Finds

Too-early school start times are one big factor, experts say

12/11/2014
Raised Asthma Risk Seen for Toddlers Who Share Bed With Parents

But researchers weren't able to show why the association was found

12/11/2014
For Young Kids, Too Little Sleep Linked to Later Obesity

Sleep issues, such as sleep apnea, also associated with excess weight, study finds

12/10/2014
Having Eczema Won't Make You Shorter

Though a few kids who also have sleep trouble may grow slower, study says

12/9/2014
Insecticide Sprays Don't Offer Extra Protection Against Malaria: Study

Infection rates among kids in Africa were no better than when using bed nets alone

12/9/2014
Abnormalities Found in Brains of Young Bipolar Patients Who Try Suicide

Scans found evidence of less connection between areas that control emotion, motivation and memory