Misc. Kid's Health News

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10/24/2014
Childhood Peanut Allergy May Be Linked to Skin Gene Mutation

Study bolsters the dual-allergen-exposure theory, expert says

10/24/2014
Teens Who Dine With Their Families May Be Slimmer Adults

Study found eating meals together once or twice a week was tied to lower risk of becoming overweight

10/24/2014
Health Tip: When Your Child Needs to Lose Weight

Get doctor's approval before starting a diet

10/24/2014
Health Tip: Watch the Road on Halloween

Be careful of trick-or-treaters

10/23/2014
Gestational Diabetes May Influence Daughter's Weight Later

Girls' risk of being overweight may be more than tripled, study finds

10/23/2014
As Pot Use Rises, Teens' Grades May Fall: Study

Occasional use might not have impact, but heavy users had lower test scores, researchers found

10/23/2014
Health Tip: Using a Pacifier to Soothe Baby

Make sure the infant really doesn't want to eat instead

10/22/2014
Discussing Ebola: Children Feel Safe, Calm When Adults Do, Too

Be prepared with appropriate answers for the inevitable questions, experts say

10/21/2014
10/21/2014
Health Tip: Snacking After School

Take steps to avoid getting sick

10/21/2014
10/20/2014
Medication Errors Occur Every 8 Minutes in U.S. Children

Study finds that liquid drugs are the most commonly misused at home

10/20/2014
'Desensitized' Parents Let Kids Watch More Movie Violence, Sex

Study found that as parents viewed more of it themselves, they became more lax about how much kids could see

10/20/2014
Health Tip: Listen to Your Child About Food Allergies

Things kids may say when they're having an allergic reaction

10/17/2014
Vitamin D Might Help Kids With Eczema

Researchers saw some improvement in winter-related symptoms

10/17/2014
U.S. Kids Use ADHD Meds More During School Year

Researchers suggest this may be to boost academic achievement

10/17/2014
Tonsillectomy Complications May Be More Likely in Poor, Minority Kids

Access to care might play a role, researcher says

10/16/2014
Detergent Pods Pose Risk to Kids' Eyes, Researchers Warn

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

10/16/2014
Most Kindergartners Are Getting Their Shots: CDC

Still, small percentage of parents refuse vaccinations for their kids, experts note

10/15/2014
Parenthood May Push Cancer Patients to Seek More Treatment

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

10/15/2014
Health Tip: Installing a Child's Car Seat

Follow the product's instructions carefully

10/14/2014
More Kids Using ERs for Medical Care, Researchers Say

Uninsured and privately insured children show biggest increases in California study

10/13/2014
Broccoli Compound Shows Promise for Autism Symptoms in Small Study

Researchers caution that not everyone improved, and findings are preliminary

10/13/2014
Young Caregivers Risk Failing in School, Study Says

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

10/13/2014
Calm, Positive Family Meals May Help Keep Kids Slim

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

10/10/2014
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

10/10/2014
Today's Teens Can Be Adept Multitaskers, Study Suggests

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

10/10/2014
Many Parents Need to Educate Themselves About Concussions

Experts believe lack of knowledge could hinder child's recovery

10/10/2014
Coaches Don't Always Protect Young Pitchers' Arms: Study

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

10/9/2014
Kids May Leave Hospital Sooner When Antibiotics Are Controlled

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

10/9/2014
10/8/2014
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

10/8/2014
Schools Key to Reaching Kids With Mental Health Needs, Experts Say

Left untreated, children may suffer long-term damage

10/7/2014
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

10/6/2014
Fetal Exposure to Plastics Chemical Tied to Breathing Ills in Kids

Expert recommends pregnant women avoid canned foods, plastics containing BPA

10/6/2014
Officials Report First Confirmed Child Death Due to Enterovirus D68

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

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