Misc. Kid's Health News

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10/6/2014
It's Confirmed: You Have Parents to Thank (or Blame) for Your Height

New study doubles the number of gene regions linked to height

10/6/2014
10/3/2014
Docs Offer Advice for Combating Respiratory Virus That's Striking Kids

Proper hygiene, including frequent hand washing, is important -- especially for children with asthma

10/2/2014
Health Tip: If Your Child's Grades Are Dropping

Make sure a physical problem isn't the cause

10/2/2014
Kids With Autism Tend to Be Less Active, Study Says

But 'underlying physical abilities are there'

10/2/2014
42 States Reporting Respiratory Virus That Targets Kids

Health officials also investigating whether it's linked to several deaths, cases of muscle weakness, paralysis

10/1/2014
Preterm Birth, Pneumonia Leading Causes of Death for Children Under 5

New global estimates suggest 2 million die each year from these conditions

9/30/2014
Spacing Between Sibling Births Tied to Autism Risk in Study

But authors, expert stressed that couples shouldn't base family planning on this finding

9/30/2014
Health Tip: Curbing Nighttime Nursing

Feed baby more during the day

9/29/2014
Antibiotic Use Before Age 2 Might Raise Obesity Risk, Study Says

Researchers suspect broad-spectrum versions change makeup of microbes in gut

9/29/2014
40 States, District of Columbia Reporting Respiratory Virus That Targets Kids

Health officials also investigating whether germ is tied to cases of muscle weakness in 9 Colorado children

9/29/2014
After-School Exercise Yields Brain Gains: Study

Findings suggest physical education, recess may improve academic success

9/29/2014
ADHD Can Hamper School Performance as Early as 2nd Grade, Study Says

Researchers report problems with reading, math, social skills

9/29/2014
Health Tip: Building a Safe Swing Set

Make sure anchors are below ground

9/26/2014
Ban Electronics in Kids' Bedrooms, Expert Says

Electronic lights, action keep kids up at night and can impact school performance

9/26/2014
Health Tip: Keep Your Child's Weight Down

Or he could become obese later

9/25/2014
Boys With Autism Show Certain Grammar Skills in Study

They were able to form some past tense verbs faster than boys without the disorder

9/25/2014
Many Kids With ADHD May Be Missing Out on Talk Therapy

Study finds just one in four taking medication gets additional treatment

9/24/2014
29 States, District of Columbia Reporting Respiratory Illness That Targets Kids

Health officials urge good hygiene to help contain spread of Enterovirus D68

9/22/2014
Can Brain Scans Help Predict Young Children's Reading Abilities?

Imaging might detect early reading troubles like dyslexia, researchers say

9/22/2014
Many Parents Use Online Ratings to Pick a Pediatrician, Study Finds

Reliability of the reviews is a concern, experts say

9/22/2014
Pediatricians Urge Flu Vaccine for All Kids 6 Months and Older

Nasal spray vaccine can be considered for many kids 2 to 8, doctors say

9/20/2014
Cyberbullying Seems to Ramp Up in Middle School

Effective prevention strategies must not be 'one-size-fits-all,' researcher says

9/19/2014
More Schools Stocking Shots That Counter Serious Allergic Reactions

Having epinephrine auto-injectors on hand can save lives, advocates say

9/18/2014
Study: Exposure to Diversity Might Boost Baby's Social Skills

Hearing different languages early in life could help reduce bias, researchers say

9/17/2014
12 States Now Reporting Severe Respiratory Illness That Targets Kids

Health officials urge good hygiene to limit exposure to Enterovirus D68

9/15/2014
Study Sees Differences in Brain Connections of Kids With ADHD

Important networks that control behavior are slower to link up, scans show

9/15/2014
Kids' Severe Respiratory Virus Confirmed in Northeast

Health officials urge good hygiene to limit exposure to Enterovirus D68

9/15/2014
Kids Prescribed Antibiotics Twice as Often as Needed, Study Finds

More than 11 million prescriptions may be unnecessary, researchers say

9/15/2014
Small Number of Drugs Behind Kids' Accidental Poisonings: CDC

Narcotic painkillers, addiction medications and sedatives top the list

9/15/2014
9/12/2014
The Parenting Trap: Coddling Anxious Kids

Trying to protect children from source of anxiety may make things worse, researchers say

9/11/2014
Medications Plus Parent Training May Help Kids With Aggression, ADHD

Combination treatment seems to reduce anger and violent tendencies, study finds

9/11/2014
Aggressive People May Process Violence's Impact Differently

Brain scans revealed varying effects of watching hostile actions in the media

9/11/2014
Estrogen Receptor May Play a Role in Autism

Researchers find lower levels of key sex hormones in small study

9/11/2014
Physical Activity May Boost School Performance, Especially for Boys

Walking, bicycling to school linked to better reading scores in study

9/11/2014
Health Tip: If Your Child Can't Sleep

Signs you should alert the pediatrician

9/10/2014
Films Featuring Dogs Seem to Boost a Breed's Popularity

Trends can last up to 10 years after a movie is released, researchers report

9/10/2014
Many U.S. Kids Missing Out on Preventive Care, CDC Says

Report finds gaps in basic medical care, vaccines, and vision and hearing screenings

9/10/2014
Failed Infertility Treatment Linked to Worse Mental Health in Study

All women who undergo treatment should receive psychological support, researchers suggest

9/9/2014
Statins May Help Kids With Genetic Cholesterol Disorder

Researchers found the earlier they were given, the less arteries hardened in adulthood

9/9/2014
Nine of 10 American Kids Eat Too Much Salt: CDC

Almost half of daily intake comes from the 10 foods they eat most

9/9/2014
E-Cigarette Refills Pose Danger to Kids, Experts Say

British researchers warn of accidental liquid nicotine poisoning from easily accessed e-cartridges

9/9/2014
Health Tip: Keeping Your Child Safe in a Car Seat

Babies should ride in a rear-facing device

9/8/2014
HPV Vaccine Program in Australia Linked to Lower Infection Rates

Genital warts cases fell by 61 percent after schools started providing free shots, researchers say

9/8/2014
Smoking Before Fatherhood May Raise Asthma Risk in Kids: Study

But no similar association was found between mother and children

9/8/2014
Respiratory Virus Hitting Kids in at Least 12 States

Health officials concerned about a wider outbreak, urge good hygiene to limit exposure

9/8/2014
Kidney and Thyroid Cancer Rates Up Among U.S. Children, Study Finds

But these pediatric cancers remain rare and the increases are very small, experts say

9/8/2014
Sibling Bullies May Leave Lasting Effects

Study links harassment at home to higher levels of depression, anxiety

9/5/2014
Family Troubles Tied to Poorer Dental Health, Study Discovers

The more physical, verbal aggression there was in the home, the more cavities parents and children had