Misc. Kid's Health News

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7/30/2014
Tip-Over Furniture Can Kill Kids

Experts share childproofing advice

7/30/2014
Early Stem Cell Transplant Vital in 'Bubble Boy' Disease

Study found that doing so in first few months of life improved survival odds

7/30/2014
Make Kids' Weight Loss a Family Affair, Study Suggests

If parent and preschooler are both overweight, tackling it together works best, researchers say

7/29/2014
Kids Will Pass on 'Healthy' Foods

To improve their eating habits, don't dwell on the benefits of fruits, veggies, researchers say

7/29/2014
Less Flexibility Seen in Brain Wiring of Kids With Autism: Study

Scans reveal differences that might explain why transitions are difficult

7/29/2014
Health Tip: Encourage Kids to Exercise

Here's a list of health benefits

7/28/2014
Healthy School Lunches Get Thumbs Up From Students

Kids aren't avoiding healthier fare or throwing more food away, research shows

7/28/2014
Preemies May Have Higher Risk of Blood Clots, Even as Adults

Odds are small, but family, doctors should keep possibility in mind, researchers say

7/28/2014
Tonsillectomy for Sleep Apnea May Trigger Weight Gain

Study found overweight kids who had surgery were more likely to become obese within seven months

7/28/2014
Health Tip: Recognize Signs of Bullying

Such as a sudden desire to avoid school

7/26/2014
Don't Let Kids Drink Pool Water

Expert offers tips for spotting chlorine poisoning, bacterial infection, secondary drowning in kids

7/24/2014
Too Few Teens Receive HPV Shot, CDC Says

Agency urges doctors to recommend it along with other routine immunizations

7/24/2014
Young Readers, Tomorrow's Leaders?

Study suggests link between early reading skills and later intelligence

7/24/2014
Parents of Obese Kids Often View Them as Healthy

They're more likely to change their children's diet than encourage exercise, study finds

7/24/2014
Many Kids With Medicaid Use ER as Doctor's Office: CDC

Pediatrician says many physicians won't accept the publicly funded insurance plan

7/24/2014
7/23/2014
Parent's Death May Raise Risk of Early Death for Grown Children, Study Suggests

Odds of dying prematurely 50 percent higher in adults who'd lost a parent in childhood, researchers report

7/23/2014
Many Obese U.S. Kids Think They're Thinner Than They Are

They won't take steps to reach a healthy weight if they don't see the problem, experts note

7/22/2014
Keep Your Teens Safe on the Road This Summer

Parents should limit car use, point out unsafe driving behaviors, be a good role model, set 'carfews'

7/22/2014
Obesity During Pregnancy Linked to Raised Asthma Risk in Kids

Threat of respiratory disease may be up to 30 percent higher, study suggests

7/22/2014
Health Tip: Soothing Bug Bites

Remedies to help fight the pain and itch

7/21/2014
Life Skills, Parenting Classes May Cut Inflammation in Poor Kids

That, in turn, may help reduce health ills, such as diabetes and heart disease, researcher says

7/21/2014
Smoking While Pregnant Linked to ADHD in Children

Expectant moms' use of nicotine-replacement therapy could also spell problems for kids, study suggests

7/21/2014
Good Schools May Be Good for a Teen's Health, Too

Study found lower-income kids at challenging high schools less likely to engage in risky behaviors

7/21/2014
7/18/2014
Many Sexually Active U.S. Teens Not Tested for HIV: CDC

Only 22 percent of those at risk get screened, and researchers think complacency may be why

7/17/2014
'Little League Shoulder' on the Rise

Rest, possibly combined with physical therapy, key to recovery, research suggests

7/16/2014
Most Kids Eat Fruit, Veggies Daily: CDC

Survey finds 3 out of 4 are getting these healthy foods each day

7/16/2014
Genes May Raise Risk of Cerebral Palsy, Study Finds

But expert stresses that chance of being born with the disability is small

7/15/2014
Kids From Dairy Farms Have Lower Allergy Risk, Study Finds

Benefits evident from birth, researchers say

7/15/2014
Blood Thinners May Not Be Needed for Kids' Back Surgery

Close monitoring enough for most of these patients, study says

7/15/2014
Health Tip: Watch for Warning Signs of Choking

Including difficulty breathing

7/14/2014
Teens, ATVs a Dangerous Combo

Iowa study found three-quarters of kids drove the off-road vehicles, more than half were in accidents

7/14/2014
iPads Can Trigger Nickel Allergies in Kids

Report involving 11-year-boy points to a simple solution: an iPad case

7/14/2014
Health Tip: Giving Children Chores

Can help boost self-esteem

7/11/2014
Emergency Surgeries on Weekends Riskier for Kids: Study

Possible explanations include fewer hospital staffers, slower response times, researchers say

7/11/2014
Delaying Kid's Knee Surgery Could Be a Bad Play, Study Finds

Secondary injuries more common among children who postpone ligament repair, research shows

7/11/2014
Researchers Assess New Way to Boost Polio Immunity

Giving kids an extra, inactivated dose might speed up eradication efforts, study says

7/11/2014
Mississippi Girl Thought Cured of HIV Shows Signs of Infection

After more than two years of no drug therapy, she's back on medication; development disappoints doctors, researchers

7/9/2014
Researchers Say They've Found New Clues to Autism

Gene mutation appears linked to subtype of disorder

7/9/2014
TB Rates Among Children May Be Higher Than Estimated

As many as 650,000 kids worldwide infected each year, researchers report

7/9/2014
Kids Still Getting Too Much 'Screen Time': CDC

Nearly three-quarters of 12- to 15-year-olds spend 2 or more hours a day watching TV or on computer

7/7/2014
Health Tip: Minimizing Food Allergies

Early breast-feeding may help

7/7/2014
7/6/2014
Guard Your Kids Against Bug Bites This Summer

Mosquitoes, ticks and fleas transmit diseases, so reach for insect repellant before sending them outdoors

7/3/2014
Unwed Parents Should Tie the Knot Before Child Turns 3: Study

Doing so creates strongest family bond, researcher explains

7/3/2014
ADHD Drugs May Up Risk of Heart Problems in Kids, Study Finds

But problems are rare, findings should not cause alarm, experts say

7/2/2014
Glaucoma Can Affect Babies, Too

In U.S., one in 10,000 infants is born with the vision-robbing disease

7/2/2014
Many Teens May Get Several Pro-Marijuana Tweets a Day

Twitter might be influencing young people's opinions of the drug, study suggests

7/1/2014
Childhood Vaccines Vindicated Once More

No link to autism found in large review of previous research on measles, mumps, rubella vaccine