Misc. Kid's Health News

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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

12/8/2014
Hard Hit to Chest Triggered Irregular Heartbeat in Teen Football Player

But case report notes 16-year-old's heart returned to normal in three days after rare occurrence

12/5/2014
Nearly One-Third of Kids in U.S. Cities Live in Poverty

Two-generation solution calls for education, job training for parents, researcher says

12/4/2014
California Infants Hit Hard by Whooping Cough Epidemic: Report

Health care providers urged to recommend vaccine to pregnant women, to protect their babies

12/3/2014
Many Kids Exposed to Unneeded X-Rays, Study Finds

Limiting radiation, costs should be objectives, researcher says

12/2/2014
The Salk Polio Vaccine: 'Greatest Public Health Experiment in History'

Almost 2 million American kids stuck out their arms for an unheard-of test as Jonas Salk set out to prove his vaccine worked

12/2/2014
A Lasting Legacy of Science

Salk trial set the stage for U.S. government oversight of drug manufacturing -- and testing

12/1/2014
Toddlers Hurt in Falls Often Not Warned About Climbing on Furniture

Researchers found parents of these kids also more likely to not use safety gates at home

12/1/2014
'Trouble in Toyland' Report Targets Hazardous Gifts for Kids

Consumer watchdog group says many playthings can choke or poison

12/1/2014
The Salk Polio Vaccine: A Medical Miracle Turns 60

The crippling disease was the scourge of the early 20th century, until Dr. Jonas Salk created a life-saving shield

12/1/2014
Scooters Leading Cause of Toy-Linked Injuries in Kids

New report also shows that a child winds up in the ER with a toy-related injury every 3 minutes in the U.S.

11/28/2014
11/27/2014
Want Kids to Eat Better? Get Them Cooking

Children involved in food prep classes may eat more fruits, veggies and fiber, study says

11/26/2014
Spotting Hearing Problems in Infancy May Boost Reading Skills in Deaf Teens

Researchers found gap between screened, unscreened doubled as deaf children got older

11/25/2014
Full-Day Preschool Beats Part-Day for School Preparedness

Full-time program for youngest tots boosts test scores, attendance: study

11/25/2014
Infants With Eczema May Be More Prone to Peanut Allergy: Study

If damaged skin exposed to peanut proteins in household dust, chances of allergy higher, researcher says

11/25/2014
Early Puberty Linked to Increased Risk of Depression in Teens

Researchers find odds raised in both boys and girls developing sooner than peers

11/24/2014
Kids' Bag Lunches Not Meeting Nutrition Guidelines: Study

Second study found that providing classroom breakfast didn't improve grades, though longer-term studies are needed

11/24/2014
Childhood Obesity Brings Host of Health Problems, Researchers Report

High blood pressure, liver problems and heart disease risk upped in heavy kids

11/24/2014
Adult-Sized ATVs Deadly for Kids, Report Shows

Study highlights risks associated with all-terrain vehicles

11/24/2014
Eczema Cases Rising Among U.S. Children: Report

For most, proper skin care and topical treatments help, experts say

11/21/2014
Flu Season Off to a Slow Start ... for Now

Get vaccinated, health experts say, because it takes about two weeks for protection to kick in

11/21/2014
Health Tip: Beware of Bathroom Chemicals

Turn on bathroom fan while in use

11/19/2014
Kids Who Need Heart Transplant Should Get the First Available, Study Says

Waiting for a suitable match based on antibodies lowered survival rate, researchers found

11/19/2014
U.S. School Meal Rules Might Work Against Good Nutrition, Study Says

Federal mandates don't limit added sugar or carbohydrates, researchers say

11/19/2014
Health Tip: Easing Baby's Nasal Congestion

Use a cool-mist humidifier

11/18/2014
Parents Want Children in Day Care to Be Vaccinated: Poll

Three-quarters said they'd pull their kids out if others weren't up to date on shots

11/17/2014
Home Cooking Helps Keep the Calories Down

But veggies at school lunches get left on the plate, say researchers studying healthy eating

11/17/2014
Preterm-Birth Complications Leading Global Killer of Young Children

To mark World Prematurity Day on Monday, researchers announce $250 million to combat the problem

11/17/2014
Young Children, Energy Drinks a Dangerous Mix

Study finds more than 40 percent of emergency calls to U.S. poison control centers involve children under 6

11/12/2014
Falls Leading Cause of Serious Head Trauma for Kids, Study Shows

Seatbelts and bike helmets can help prevent severe head injuries, experts say

11/12/2014
Health Tip: Easing Your Child's Bedtime Fears

Offer reassurance, but don't offer your bed

11/11/2014
Food Rules for Toddlers May Lead to Healthy Eating Habits

Study found telling 2-year-olds what they can't eat meant they ate better at age 4

11/11/2014
Three-Quarters of Young Baseball Players Have Arm Pain

But study found many kids are encouraged to stay on the field in spite of their injuries

11/10/2014
Minority Kids May Be Missed in Autism Diagnoses: Study

White children more likely to be identified by schools, but researchers aren't sure what's behind this trend

11/10/2014
Kids Obese at Young Age Often Stay That Way, Study Shows

Weight at 11 a good indicator of weight at 16, researchers found

11/10/2014
Laundry Detergent Pods Pose Poisoning Risk to Kids, Study Says

One death, more than 700 illnesses among young U.S. children

11/7/2014
Study Builds Case for Later High School Starting Time

Researchers followed kids, teens as they grew up and found sleeping patterns shifted, shrunk

11/7/2014
School Lunches More Nutritious Than Home-Packed Lunches: Study

Little ones' lunchboxes often contain fat, desserts, sugary drinks, researchers say

11/6/2014
Kids With Epilepsy Face Higher Early Death Risk, Study Reports

Coordinated care is essential for reducing death rates, experts say

11/6/2014
Newer Pneumonia Vaccine for Kids Beats Older Version: Study

Almost 30 percent fewer kids under 2 hospitalized for serious lung infections

11/6/2014
'Unconditional Regard' Buoys Kids' Self-Esteem

Study finds children who know friends will always care are more resilient

11/5/2014
The ABCs of Successful Classroom Design

Lighting, temperature can influence student achievement, researchers say

11/5/2014
Research Questions Link Between Media Violence, Violent Behavior

Study compared homicide rates to level of violence in movies, video games over time

11/4/2014
Health Tip: Signs of a Yeast Diaper Rash

Call the pediatrician if you notice these symptoms

11/3/2014
MIT Researchers Develop Safer 'Button' Battery

New technology promising in animal trial; might prevent serious injuries in kids

11/3/2014
Better Detection, Diagnosis Major Factors Behind Rise in Autism Cases: Study

But, reporting changes don't explain the total increase, experts say

11/3/2014
Typical ADHD Care Leaves Room for Improvement, Study Finds

Many pediatricians fail to follow guidelines for diagnosis, treatment

11/3/2014
Health Tip: Teach Children Never to Play in the Car

And lock the car when not in use