Misc. Kid's Health News

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5/2/2014
Trampolines Linked to More Than 1 Million ER Visits Over a Decade

Study finds cost of those injuries topped $1 billion

5/2/2014
Health Tip: Talk to Your Kids About Alcohol

Start a dialog when they're young

5/2/2014
Health Tip: Batteries May Be Dangerous for Kids

Keep devices with batteries away from children

5/2/2014
News Coverage of Teen Suicides May Have Ripple Effect

Study finds possible link between prominent stories and copy-cat deaths

5/1/2014
Psst, Girls Have Been Better Students Than Boys for Decades

Study authors call female superiority a 'well-kept secret' that's been true for nearly 100 years

5/1/2014
Overweight Teens Feel Stigmatized, Bullied: Study

British survey finds some young people link excess weight to laziness and lack of self-control

4/30/2014
Health Tip: Make Time for Breakfast

And help your toddler get a healthy start

4/29/2014
Working With Horses May Ease Stress in Kids

After 12-week riding program, students had lower levels of stress hormone in small study

4/28/2014
U.S. Kids Experiencing Less Violence: Surveys

School shootings, bullying make the headlines, but they're the exception, expert says

4/28/2014
Higher Doses of Antidepressants Linked to Suicidal Behavior in Young Patients: Study

They were twice as likely to try to hurt themselves if they were prescribed more than recommended dose

4/28/2014
Pediatricians Should Plan for Anthrax Attack, U.S. Experts Say

Children may need special treatment in wake of bioterrorism

4/28/2014
Training Programs Protect Young Athletes From ACL Tears: Report

Knee ligament injuries are rising among kids in sports, especially girls, experts say

4/28/2014
Pot-Booze Combo More Dangerous for Teen Drivers Than Alcohol Alone

Kids who did both were more likely to get traffic ticket or be in a wreck, study found

4/25/2014
Kids' Happiness Doesn't Depend on 2 Natural Parents, Says Study

Relationship quality key, not whether you live with stepparent, single parent or 2 natural parents

4/24/2014
Bullying Rates Drop Among American Teens: Study

Surveys taken over 10-year period showed roughly half as many kids were instigators

4/24/2014
Kids' Genetic Risk for Obesity Rises With Age, Study Finds

Between ages 4 and 10, genes seem to play increasing role in how big kids will grow

4/24/2014
1 in 13 U.S. Schoolkids Takes Psych Meds: Report

More than half of parents said the drugs are helpful

4/23/2014
Health Tip: Signs Your Child Has An Overuse Injury

Is the child in pain while exercising?

4/21/2014
Bowel Illnesses Sometimes Coincide in Kids

Children with irritable bowel syndrome were more likely to also have celiac disease in Italian study

4/21/2014
Language Problems Common for Kids With ADHD, Study Finds

Anxiety often goes hand in hand with attention disorder, too

4/19/2014
If Kids Think Someone's Watching, They're More Likely to Wash Their Hands

Less than half of students soaped up when they were alone, study finds

4/18/2014
Health Tip: If Your Child is Constipated

Signs the youngster should see a doctor

4/17/2014
Tonsillectomy May Spur Weight Gain in Kids, But Won't Cause Obesity: Study

Post-op rise in weight occurs mostly in younger, thinner children, research shows

4/17/2014
Most Medical Devices Approved for Kids Only Tested on Adults: Study

Children need inclusion in clinical trials to ensure safety, effectiveness, researchers say

4/17/2014
School Bans on Chocolate Milk May Backfire

Kids ended up drinking less fat-free white milk, too, Oregon study finds

4/17/2014
Health Tip: Avoid Diaper Rash

Keep your little one dry and clean

4/16/2014
Health Tip: Use a Safe Stroller

Make sure toys can't fall on your child

4/14/2014
Young People With Epilepsy Face Higher Injury Risk: Study

British researchers found increased odds of fractures, burns, medication poisoning

4/14/2014
Health Tip: Secondhand Smoke Puts Babies at Risk

Of early death and other complications

4/11/2014
Study Outlines Emotional Impact of Domestic Violence on Kids

Cases rarely led to jail time, but children in the home felt intense fear, anxiety, researcher noted

4/10/2014
Social Skills a Casualty of Childhood Head Injury, Study Suggests

Disruptions of working memory, mental processing speed make it hard to interact, researchers explain

4/9/2014
Naps Enhance Learning for Young Children, Study Says

Preschoolers, infants performed better on language experiments after brief sleep

4/9/2014
Free Drinking Water Available to Most U.S. Kids at School Lunch

Study found Southern schools doing best at meeting USDA rule

4/9/2014
Health Tip: Naptime for Toddlers

Keep them on schedule

4/8/2014
Arsenic in Well Water Tied to Less Brain Power in U.S. Study

Researchers found students exposed to higher levels of the element had lower IQ test scores

4/8/2014
Health Tip: Know the Hazards of Lead

It's particularly dangerous during childhood and pregnancy

4/7/2014
Kids' Concussions Defined by Where They Live, Study Finds

Sports fell more city children; motorized vehicles a danger in the country

4/7/2014
Childhood Obesity Adds Nearly $20K to Lifetime Medical Costs: Study

Losing weight while young may help kids lower future health care expenses, researcher says

4/7/2014
Could Dads' Obesity Raise Autism Risk for Kids?

Study finds slight increase linked to weight of fathers, not mothers

4/7/2014
Having Kids Walk to School Comes With Risks, Benefits

Added physical activity is healthy for youngsters, but traffic poses danger, study finds

4/4/2014
4/3/2014
Liquid Nicotine in E-Cigarettes Rising Cause of Poisonings: CDC

Calls to poison control centers have jumped, ingestion could be deadly for kids, experts report

4/2/2014
Childhood Eczema Often Persists Into Adulthood, Study Finds

There are steps people can take to reduce or ease flare-ups, experts say

4/1/2014
Parental Messages That Stress No Alcohol Do Get Through, Survey Finds

92 percent of teens who said parents opposed underage drinking weren't drinkers, MADD says

4/1/2014
Health Tip: Preparing for Potty Training

Be positive in your approach

3/31/2014
Monitoring Kids' Screen Time May Improve Their Behavior

Researchers report better sleep, school performance

3/31/2014
Topamax Approval for Migraines Expanded to Younger Users

Adolescents ages 12-17 can now take the drug, FDA says

3/28/2014
Many Kids May Have High Cholesterol, Regardless of Weight

Abnormal levels seen in 1 of 3 children, possibly raising future heart disease risk, researcher says

3/28/2014
Health Tip: Check Your Child's Playground

Inspect carefully before play begins

3/28/2014
Health Tip: Keep Poisons From Children

Put them out of kids' reach