Misc. Kid's Health News

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Detergent Pods Pose Risk to Kids' Eyes, Researchers Warn

Young children may be attracted to the brightly colored chemicals, study suggests

Parenthood May Push Cancer Patients to Seek More Treatment

They may choose aggressive therapy in attempt to have more time with children, study finds

Health Tip: Installing a Child's Car Seat

Follow the product's instructions carefully

More Kids Using ERs for Medical Care, Researchers Say

Uninsured and privately insured children show biggest increases in California study

Broccoli Compound Shows Promise for Autism Symptoms in Small Study

Researchers caution that not everyone improved, and findings are preliminary

Young Caregivers Risk Failing in School, Study Says

Children caring for mentally, physically ill relatives suffer from stress, researchers note

Calm, Positive Family Meals May Help Keep Kids Slim

Having both parents present, eating in kitchen also linked to healthier weights, researchers report

Study Finds Many Newborns Have Risky First Ride Home From Hospital

More than 90 percent of parents don't install, position the car seat correctly, researchers say

Today's Teens Can Be Adept Multitaskers, Study Suggests

Some kids do just fine juggling multiple forms of media throughout the day, research shows

Many Parents Need to Educate Themselves About Concussions

Experts believe lack of knowledge could hinder child's recovery

Coaches Don't Always Protect Young Pitchers' Arms: Study

Many know about pitch counts, but don't keep close track, researchers report

Kids May Leave Hospital Sooner When Antibiotics Are Controlled

Findings support use of drug 'stewardship programs,' researchers say

Obese Kids May Show Early Signs of Heart Trouble

Study found they have higher blood pressure, higher levels of 'bad' cholesterol than normal-weight kids

Schools Key to Reaching Kids With Mental Health Needs, Experts Say

Left untreated, children may suffer long-term damage

Teens With Cerebral Palsy Report High Quality of Life in Survey

But peer support was often lacking, and pain and severe motor impairment affected happiness

Fetal Exposure to Plastics Chemical Tied to Breathing Ills in Kids

Expert recommends pregnant women avoid canned foods, plastics containing BPA

Officials Report First Confirmed Child Death Due to Enterovirus D68

Virus, which can cause paralysis, has spread to 43 states, CDC says

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

New study doubles the number of gene regions linked to height

Docs Offer Advice for Combating Respiratory Virus That's Striking Kids

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

Health Tip: If Your Child's Grades Are Dropping

Make sure a physical problem isn't the cause

Kids With Autism Tend to Be Less Active, Study Says

But 'underlying physical abilities are there'

42 States Reporting Respiratory Virus That Targets Kids

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

Preterm Birth, Pneumonia Leading Causes of Death for Children Under 5

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

Spacing Between Sibling Births Tied to Autism Risk in Study

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

Health Tip: Curbing Nighttime Nursing

Feed baby more during the day

Antibiotic Use Before Age 2 Might Raise Obesity Risk, Study Says

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

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

After-School Exercise Yields Brain Gains: Study

Findings suggest physical education, recess may improve academic success

ADHD Can Hamper School Performance as Early as 2nd Grade, Study Says

Researchers report problems with reading, math, social skills

Health Tip: Building a Safe Swing Set

Make sure anchors are below ground

Ban Electronics in Kids' Bedrooms, Expert Says

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

Health Tip: Keep Your Child's Weight Down

Or he could become obese later

Boys With Autism Show Certain Grammar Skills in Study

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

Many Kids With ADHD May Be Missing Out on Talk Therapy

Study finds just one in four taking medication gets additional treatment

29 States, District of Columbia Reporting Respiratory Illness That Targets Kids

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

Can Brain Scans Help Predict Young Children's Reading Abilities?

Imaging might detect early reading troubles like dyslexia, researchers say

Many Parents Use Online Ratings to Pick a Pediatrician, Study Finds

Reliability of the reviews is a concern, experts say

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

Cyberbullying Seems to Ramp Up in Middle School

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

More Schools Stocking Shots That Counter Serious Allergic Reactions

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

Study: Exposure to Diversity Might Boost Baby's Social Skills

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

12 States Now Reporting Severe Respiratory Illness That Targets Kids

Health officials urge good hygiene to limit exposure to Enterovirus D68

Study Sees Differences in Brain Connections of Kids With ADHD

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

Kids' Severe Respiratory Virus Confirmed in Northeast

Health officials urge good hygiene to limit exposure to Enterovirus D68

Kids Prescribed Antibiotics Twice as Often as Needed, Study Finds

More than 11 million prescriptions may be unnecessary, researchers say

Small Number of Drugs Behind Kids' Accidental Poisonings: CDC

Narcotic painkillers, addiction medications and sedatives top the list

The Parenting Trap: Coddling Anxious Kids

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