Misc. Kid's Health News

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1/4/2016
Pediatricians' Group Says U.S. Lacks Resources to Treat Kids in Disasters

Drugs to counter biological or other threats too often geared to adults, American Academy of Pediatrics says

1/1/2016
12/30/2015
ADHD Meds May Raise Risk for Psychotic Side Effects in Some Kids: Study

Two-thirds of children with parental history of mental illness report 'funny feelings' when on the stimulants

12/30/2015
Health Tip: Helping Your Teens Stay Safe

When they're ready to go to the mall by themselves

12/28/2015
Childhood Asthma Rates

After years of increasing, childhood asthma rates are on the decline, according to new government study

12/28/2015
Child Asthma Rates Leveling Off, Except Among Poor and Older Kids: Study

Environmental triggers may increase the risk for children in low-income areas, experts say

12/25/2015
Holiday Plants Can Pose Health Risks to Kids, Pets

Mistletoe, holly berries and poinsettias should be placed out of reach, expert advises

12/24/2015
More Computer Time May Be Causing Nearsightedness in U.S. Kids

Eye experts suggest boosting outdoor time to get young eyes focusing on distant objects

12/24/2015
Marijuana Chemical May Help Prevent Epileptic Seizures in Kids, Young Adults

Trial showed a benefit, but more study is needed, experts said

12/24/2015
Health Tip: Watch those Liquid Laundry Packets

They may be a serious hazard for children

12/23/2015
Slight Signs of Lingering Brain Damage Seen in Young Athletes After Concussion

But study did not prove concussion caused minor differences detected in scans, thinking tests

12/22/2015
Health Tip: Protect Kids' Hearing During the Holidays

Teach children to shield their ears

12/21/2015
U.S. Task Force Stays Neutral on Cholesterol Screening for Kids

Not enough evidence to recommend for or against checking everyone under 20, expert panel says

12/20/2015
Help Your Kids Sleep in Heavenly Peace

Stick to bedtime routines through the holidays, expert says

12/18/2015
Health Tip: Keeping Kids in Pain Comfortable

Suggestions that don't involve medication

12/17/2015
LifeVest Wearable Defibrillator Approved for Children

For heart patients who can't have device implanted

12/17/2015
More U.S. Kids Have Type 1 Diabetes, But Researchers Don't Know Why

And study found that more are developing kidney problems as a result of their disease

12/17/2015
ADHD and Brain Activity

Scientists spot potential cause of ADHD in the brain

12/16/2015
Antibiotics Often Enough for Kids' Appendicitis

For early, uncomplicated cases, study found the drugs often cleared up the condition without surgery

12/16/2015
ADHD May Hamper Social Relationships Early in Life

Study finds cycle of rejection by peers, worsening symptoms that may heighten difficulties

12/16/2015
Drug Trends Among Teens

Are high school seniors more likely to smoke pot or cigarettes daily?

12/16/2015
Health Tip: Flying With Children

Bring a child seat that's made for planes

12/14/2015
Children and Puberty

Are children starting puberty earlier than in the past?

12/14/2015
Bodily Changes Don't Always Signal 'Precocious' Puberty in Kids

It's not unusual to see early pubic hair development, pediatricians say

12/11/2015
Health Tip: Portion Your Child's Plate

Help ensure that the youngster eats healthy

12/10/2015
Bullying and Mental Health

Engaging in or being exposed to bullying behavior in childhood increases risk of psychiatric disorders later in life, new study finds

12/10/2015
12/9/2015
Bullying Can Leave Lasting Mental Scars

Many treated for depression or other disorders by late 20s, study says

12/9/2015
Asthma, Hay Fever and Heart Disease Risk

Children with asthma and other allergic conditions may be at increased risk of cardiovascular disease, study finds.

12/8/2015
ADHD Diagnoses Rising Among U.S. Kids, Study Finds

Girls, Hispanics fueling the increase in prevalence, but experts don't know why

12/8/2015
Kanuma Approved for Rare Missing-Enzyme Disease

Wolman disease triggers fat buildup, leading to heart and liver problems

12/7/2015
Infant Weight Gain Linked to Possible Type 1 Diabetes Risk

But study author says it's too soon to recommend changes in feeding practices

12/7/2015
Health Tip: Before You Give Your Child Medicine

Speak with your doctor and ask questions

12/4/2015
12/3/2015
Could an Obese Dad's Sperm Pass Traits to His Kids?

Study finds differences in gene activity based on weight, but doesn't prove offspring inherits them

12/3/2015
Playing Contact Sports in Youth May Raise Risk for Degenerative Brain Disease

Study suggests that vulnerability to CTE not limited to professional football players

12/1/2015
Planned Cesareans Tied to Slight Increase in Asthma Risk for Kids

But second report finds countries with low C-section rates had higher death rates for infants, mothers

11/30/2015
Dogs May Ease a Child's Fears

Kids with pets in the home were less likely to test positive for anxiety than those without, study found

11/27/2015
Assessing Health Issues of Child Refugees

Medical profiles of newly arrived children are important for treatment, researcher says

11/27/2015
Bullies May Face Higher Odds of Eating Disorders: Study

Risk of anorexia or bulimia significantly higher than for kids not involved in bullying

11/24/2015
Melatonin Might Help Sleepless Kids With Eczema, Study Finds

But treating skin condition is still best approach, expert says

11/23/2015
Arsenic Exposure in Womb Linked to Respiratory Risks in Babies

High levels in well water may trigger infections in the very young, study suggests

11/23/2015
Health Tip: Safety Suggestions for Teenage Babysitters

For starters, be sure there's someone to escort you home from a babysitting job at night

11/23/2015
ADHD Medications Linked to Sleep Problems in Kids

Review of studies finds drugs like Ritalin, Adderall may create sleep woes for some

11/20/2015
Teasing Girls About Weight May Cause Lasting Harm

Study finds link between being made fun of and problematic eating behaviors

11/19/2015
Childhood Cancer Survivors May Suffer Physically, Mentally Decades Later

Long-term effects of powerful treatments merit further study, experts say

11/19/2015
When Do Kids Learn 'Fairness'? Culture May Matter, Study Finds

Experiment sheds light on how children in different countries react to being given more than their peers

11/19/2015
Potential Treatment for a Serious Respiratory Infection in Kids

Preliminary study of new drug for RSV yields promising results, experts say

11/18/2015
Health Tip: Help Your Toddler Develop Needed Skills

Suggested activities include playing with blocks, stringing large beads

11/17/2015
More Gluten Before Age 2 Linked to Celiac Disease in At-Risk Kids

But it's not clear if limiting the protein in baby's diet would help, experts say