Misc. Kid's Health News

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5/11/2015
Many Parents Blind to Their Child's Weight

Even as U.S. youngsters get heavier, moms and dads think they look about right, surveys find

5/11/2015
Study Links Sleep Troubles to Children's Mental Health

Some of the problems included anxiety, depression and ADHD, researchers say

5/11/2015
5/11/2015
Concussion May Hurt School Performance for a While

Several weeks of academic accommodations might be needed, experts say

5/7/2015
Measles May Weaken Immune System for Up to 3 Years, Study Contends

Findings highlight importance of measles vaccine for preventing damaging infection, doctors say

5/7/2015
Canadian Teens Trying E-Cigarettes as Often as Cigarettes: Study

Findings mirror what's happening in the United States

5/5/2015
Is It a Cold or an Allergy?

How parents can help relieve kids' hay fever symptoms

5/5/2015
Health Tip: Help Kids Succeed at School

Healthy habits are a good foundation

5/4/2015
Sleepwalking Parents Likely to Have Sleepwalking Kids

Nighttime wandering passed down to as many as 60 percent of children, study finds

5/4/2015
Many Young Football Players Get Concussions at Practice, Study Says

Limiting player-to-player contact may reduce risk of head trauma, experts say

5/4/2015
Health Tip: Understanding Eye Injuries in Kids

Don't touch an injured eye. Seek immediate treatment.

5/1/2015
Kids' Eye Injuries From Air, BB and Paintball Guns on the Rise

Study found a 511 percent jump between 2010 and 2012

5/1/2015
When Restaurants Offer Healthy Kids' Fare, Children Eat It

After menu makeover, more nutritious items were ordered more often, study found

5/1/2015
Moms' Pre-Pregnancy Obesity Tied to ADHD, Other Issues in Kids

Nature of connection between the conditions isn't clear, however, experts say

4/30/2015
Whole Blood Best for Youngest Heart Surgery Patients: Study

Exposure to fewer donors may reduce lifelong risks

4/30/2015
Health Tip: Fight Food-Related Peer Pressure

Teach kids how to make healthy choices while with friends

4/29/2015
Curbing School Bus Pollution Might Reduce Absences

Improved emission controls produced big benefits for students with asthma, study found

4/29/2015
4/28/2015
Start Healthy Eating Habits Early to Head Off Obesity in Kids

Provide a variety of nutritious options, model good eating behavior, experts suggest

4/28/2015
Health Tip: Gear up for Sports

Drink lots of water

4/28/2015
Bullying May Take Bigger Toll Than Child Abuse, Neglect

Anxiety, depression and self-harm more likely in those picked on by peers than in those mistreated by adults, study says

4/28/2015
Milder Autism Typically Diagnosed Later in Girls

They're more likely to show social awkwardness rather than physical symptoms, study finds

4/28/2015
Divorce May Increase Psychosomatic Symptoms in Teens: Study

Fewest health-related problems occurred in adolescents with two parents living in same home

4/27/2015
Pediatrics Group Advises Doctors on How to Spot Child Abuse

New guidance offers suggestions on protecting children, too

4/27/2015
Just 1 Hour of Daily TV Boosts Kids' Obesity Risk, Study Suggests

Odds increased nearly 50 percent with 60 minutes or more of daily screen time

4/24/2015
Childhood Abuse, Neglect Linked to High Blood Pressure in Adulthood

Finding suggests interventions aimed at these kids might make a difference, researcher says

4/24/2015
4/24/2015
Malaria Vaccine Shows Promise in Shielding African Children

Even though shot offered less-than-perfect protection, millions might benefit, researchers say

4/22/2015
Gene May Play Part in How Kids Respond to Asthma Meds: Study

Chemical signal linked to how well corticosteroids worked

4/22/2015
Ban Flavoring, Ads for E-Cigarettes, Doctors' Group Says

Backers of the devices say bans would destroy the market, may drive some smokers back to cigarettes

4/22/2015
Most Adults Don't Support Medical Marijuana for Kids, Poll Finds

Most also disapprove of its use in front of children

4/22/2015
Health Tip: Dealing With Bedtime Anxiety

Reassure children that they'll be safe

4/21/2015
Training Programs for Parents Tied to Better Behavior in Kids With Autism

Behavior management strategies seemed to make a difference, study found

4/21/2015
Could High-Dose Insulin Prevent Type 1 Diabetes in High-Risk Kids?

Study found daily capsules of the natural hormone triggered protective immune response

4/21/2015
Freedom to Fidget Helps Kids With ADHD Learn: Study

The more they were able to move during tests, the better they did

4/20/2015
Swallowing Pills? Children Can Learn How

Five strategies were identified that help get the medicine down

4/19/2015
Women With Grandkids May Leave Workforce Sooner

Study also finds those with flexible work situations less likely to retire

4/17/2015
Stronger Muscles = Healthier Bones in Kids

Added bone mass may help delay osteoporosis, study suggests

4/17/2015
1 in 3 Teen Boys Sexually Assaulted Tries Suicide, Study Finds

Psychologist calls for greater support for all victims -- female and male

4/17/2015
Higher Altitude States Have Fewer Kids With ADHD, Study Finds

Low-lying states have rates up to 16 percent versus 6 percent in mountain regions

4/17/2015
U.S. Boy's Death Highlights Rare Mosquito-Borne Infection

Researchers identify lethal strain of La Crosse virus in Tennessee patient

4/16/2015
E-Cigarette Use Triples Among U.S. Teens in 1 Year

Federal health officials say the nicotine-based products pose major health threat to kids

4/16/2015
Health Tip: Measure Your Child's Height and Weight Correctly

First, remove shoes and heavy clothing

4/15/2015
Inhaled Measles Vaccine Falls Short of Injected Version in Study

Although easier to administer, it didn't trigger as strong an immune response in infants as shot did

4/15/2015
Child's Popularity May Rely on Understanding Others

Researcher suggests sensitivity training for socially isolated kids

4/13/2015
Not Interested in School? Maybe They're Born That Way

Study suggests genetics contribute to a student's lack of motivation

4/13/2015
Know the Signs of Child Abuse

All adults must play role in protecting kids from harm, doctor says

4/13/2015
Health Tip: Use a Trampoline Safely

Never leave a child unattended

4/10/2015
Too Few Kids With Epilepsy, Cerebral Palsy Get Flu Shot: Study

But they are more likely to develop flu-rated complications

4/9/2015
Asthma Rates Similar Among Black Children in Urban, Rural Areas: Study

Finding challenges theory that living in a city boosts risk of respiratory condition