Misc. Kid's Health News

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7/7/2015
More Parents See Benefits of Vaccines, Poll Finds

Reports on outbreaks of measles, whooping cough in past year may have shifted opinions, pediatrician says

7/3/2015
Childhood Trauma Tied to Migraine Risk as Adult

Study found witnessing parental domestic violence produced most powerful association

7/3/2015
Noise From Fireworks Threatens Young Ears

Expert advises families to sit at least 500 feet from launch area

7/3/2015
Health Tip: Keep Kids Safe Outdoors

Always make sure they're supervised

7/2/2015
Behind Many High-Achieving Children...

Is a parent who nurtured their development, study suggests

7/2/2015
Rapid Response Guidelines May Improve Children's Stroke Care

Researchers report treatment recommendations got kids evaluated faster in ER

7/1/2015
Unapproved Ear Drops Targeted by FDA

These prescription meds have been available for years, but safety, quality are concerns

7/1/2015
Extracurricular Sports May Give Kids' Academics a Boost

Study suggests these activities might improve kids' attention span, self-control

6/30/2015
6/29/2015
Parents, Stop Hovering: 'Risky' Play May Have Benefits for Kids

Less free-time supervision helps social development, and children get more exercise, experts say

6/29/2015
Parents Should Set Good Example to Keep Kids Slim, Pediatrics Group Says

Avoid keeping sugary, high-calorie foods in the house, and encourage being active together

6/27/2015
Following Water Safety Rules Saves Lives, Red Cross Says

Children can drown within five minutes, experts warn

6/26/2015
School Coaches Often Ill-Equipped to Spot, Manage Concussions

Better education recommended, especially at youth and middle school levels

6/26/2015
'Overwhelming' Evidence That Same-Sex Parenting Won't Harm Kids

Review of thousands of studies on the issue finds broad consensus among experts

6/26/2015
Health Tip: Swimming Safely

Make sure pool is enclosed

6/25/2015
Surgery May Help Teens With Frequent Migraines, Study Contends

At least one expert questions whether improvements are due to the procedure

6/24/2015
Smoking Around Toddlers May Raise Their Obesity Risk

Study can't prove cause-and-effect, but changes to kids' hormones might be the link

6/23/2015
Health Tip: Child-Proof Your Home

Suggestions to keep little visitors safer

6/19/2015
Summer Beach Time Means Water Safety

Expert offers tips for dealing with rip currents and other risks

6/18/2015
Many Parents Who Smoke Expose Kids to Fumes at Home

4 in every 10 U.S. households with a smoking parent had no 'smoke-free' rules in place, study finds

6/17/2015
6/16/2015
Short Boys Three Times More Likely to Get Growth Hormone: Study

Finding suggests short girls being undertreated, while boys being overtreated

6/16/2015
Health Tip: Watch for Playground Burns

Be aware of equipment that heats up

6/16/2015
6/15/2015
'Green Space' at School May Help Kids Learn, Study Suggests

Expert says findings bolster the case for parks, playgrounds

6/15/2015
U.S. Hospitals Seeing More Kids With Self-Inflicted Injuries

Cutting is the most common problem, followed by firearm injuries

6/12/2015
Doctors Worry About Return of Vaccine-Preventable Ills in Kids

When immunization rates go down, 'herd' immunity also declines, experts note

6/12/2015
Health Tip: Keep Your Cool During Summer

Protect against heat-related illness

6/11/2015
U.S. Kids Not Drinking Enough Water Each Day

Under-hydration can pose real health risks for children, study authors say

6/11/2015
Fidgeting May Help Children With ADHD to Focus

Small study found those who squirmed performed better on a test

6/11/2015
Superior Visual Ability Found Early in Children With Autism

Researchers suggest above-average perception at 9 months might be a clue to the disorder

6/11/2015
Underage Drinking Down in Past Decade

U.S. report finds fewer than one in four teens recently had alcohol

6/10/2015
Woman Gives Birth Using Ovary Tissue Frozen in Childhood

Transplant led to functioning ovary and then normal pregnancy, researchers say

6/10/2015
6/9/2015
Like Mother, Like Child: Study Hints at Why Obesity May Run in Families

Cells might be programmed in the womb to accumulate extra fat, researchers suggest

6/9/2015
More Young Children Exposed to Marijuana, Study Finds

Kids younger than 3 may eat the drug when it's baked into brownies and cookies

6/8/2015
More Evidence That General Anesthesia May Affect Young Brains

Anesthesia and surgery still safest for necessary procedures, experts say

6/8/2015
Health Tip: Check for Children in the Driveway

Walk a lap around the car before you drive

6/5/2015
Safety Precautions Help Prevent Summer Camp Injuries

Accidents often happen during supervised activities, experts warn

6/5/2015
Cyberbullying Less Stressful Than In-Person Bullying, Study Claims

Face-to-face aggression coupled with online harassment seems most distressing to kids

6/5/2015
Health Tip: If Your Child Is Always Eating

Hunger may not be the only reason

6/4/2015
Falls Are Leading Cause of Childhood Injuries, Expert Says

Parents should be particularly careful about windows

6/4/2015
Fewer Young Men Fathering Children Outside of Marriage: CDC

Rate of first-time dads having child out of wedlock fell from 1980s to 2000s, research shows

6/4/2015
Health Tip: Prevent Dog Bites

Don't approach one that's sleeping, eating or playing with a toy

6/3/2015
Pesticides Linked to ADHD, Study Says

Research found greater exposure tied to more hyperactivity and impulsivity in boys

6/3/2015
Bullied Teens at Risk for Later Depression, Study Finds

Getting picked on at age 13 tied to raised odds of poor mental health at 18, U.K. researchers report

6/2/2015
Melanoma Rates Way Up Among Young People in U.S.

Women account for two-thirds of cases, likely due to unsafe tanning, researchers say

6/1/2015
Tougher Alcohol Laws for Adults May Also Lower Teen Drinking

Study found states that limited access for all had lower teen drinking rates

6/1/2015
6/1/2015
Improved Therapies Have Extended Life Spans of Childhood Cancer Survivors

Fewer die of 'late effects' from radiation, chemotherapy, study finds