Misc. Kid's Health News

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3/10/2015
Health Tip: Easing Your Child's Allergies

Close the windows to help keep pollen out

3/9/2015
Don't Delay School for Summer-Born or Premature Kids: Study

Holding children back linked to lower scores on standardized tests later

3/9/2015
Depression During Pregnancy Linked to Child's Asthma Risk

Older, but not newer, antidepressants showed similar increased odds for respiratory condition, study found

3/6/2015
Pneumonia in Early Childhood Tied to Higher Odds of Asthma

Lung problems before age 3 may have enduring impact, study says

3/6/2015
Health Tip: Teach Children About Dental Hygiene

Show them how to brush and floss properly

3/5/2015
Minorities More Likely to Gain Weight in Childhood, Report Shows

Puts them at greater risk for being overweight, obese adults than whites, researcher says

3/5/2015
Seniors Bear Brunt of This Flu Season

CDC says 60 percent of hospitalizations, 79 percent of deaths were among those 65 or older

3/4/2015
Decrease in Air Pollution Tied to Healthier Lungs in Children

Long-term Los Angeles-area study finds kids' lungs develop better with less smog

3/4/2015
14 Percent of Toddlers May Be Drinking Coffee

Boston survey also found that 2.5 percent of 1-year-olds get a java jolt

3/4/2015
3/3/2015
Kids May Be More Likely to Exercise When Friends Do

Study suggests that activity with peers might benefit overweight children

3/2/2015
Very Obese Kids May Face Higher Heart Risks Than Thought

Study found half had high blood pressure, half had high cholesterol and 15 percent were diabetic

2/26/2015
ADHD May Raise Odds for Premature Death

Risk is small, but a sign the disorder is a serious problem, experts say

2/25/2015
Viruses Increasingly Behind Child Pneumonia Cases

Bug that causes common cold, other infections often to blame, study finds

2/23/2015
Exposing Babies to Peanuts May Help Curb Allergy Risk

Many high-risk infants should be given peanut products starting at four months, researchers say

2/23/2015
Cat, Dust Mite Allergies Linked to Childhood Asthma

Study findings reveal possible early risk factors for asthma

2/23/2015
Reminders From States May Boost Timely Vaccination Rates

Centralized notification systems might be more effective than doctors' office messages, study suggests

2/23/2015
Could a Dishwasher Raise Your Child's Allergy, Asthma Risk?

Study found children from homes that hand-washed dishes had less allergic disease

2/23/2015
A Little Fat, Sugar OK for Kids If Diet Is Healthy: Study

Do what's necessary to make nutrient-rich foods palatable, pediatricians say

2/23/2015
Health Tip: Take Seven Steps for Heart-Healthy Kids

From food to exercise, promote heart health in children

2/23/2015
Controlled Exposure to Peanuts at Early Age Shows Promise as Allergy Treatment

When given to toddlers, therapy helped them shed sensitivity, researchers report

2/20/2015
Health Tip: Prepare Your Child for Reading

Make the experience enjoyable for both of you

2/19/2015
Mental Health Woes Common Among Homeless Kids, Study Finds

Exposure to poverty, violence and poor health care may up the odds

2/19/2015
Health Tip: If Your Child Has Trouble Hearing

Here are common warning signs

2/18/2015
Eczema Cream for Children Not a Cancer Risk, Study Finds

Company-funded research followed nearly 7,500 kids over 10 years

2/18/2015
Preschoolers May Not Need Naps, Review Reports

Enforcing naps after children naturally outgrow them leads to less sleep overall

2/17/2015
Sleep Group Updates Shuteye Guidelines

Biggest changes for babies and seniors

2/17/2015
Kids Can Get Migraines Too

Tracking pain patterns and getting treatment can help, experts explain

2/17/2015
Minority Kids Less Likely to Get Latest Type 1 Diabetes Care, Study Finds

Experts aren't sure what's causing differences in insulin pump use, blood sugar levels

2/16/2015
Parents Split on Later School Start Time for Teens

Many were concerned about logistics, impact on after-school activities, survey finds

2/16/2015
Moldy Homes May Mean More Asthma in Young Kids

Those with allergies at greatest asthma risk, study finds

2/16/2015
2/15/2015
Dentists Offer Tips to Keep Young Children Cavity-Free

Snacking 24/7 can lead to serious decay

2/14/2015
When It Comes to Singing, Practice Makes Perfect

Like an instrument, your voice can get better, music expert notes

2/13/2015
Flu Sending Record Numbers of Elderly to the Hospital: CDC

But the worst seems to be over as season continues to wind down, officials say

2/12/2015
Kids Living in 'Stroke Belt' Not More Likely to Have Stroke: Study

Children living in southeastern United States may not face same risk as older residents

2/12/2015
Parents of Young Stroke Victims at Risk for PTSD, Researchers Find

In small study, almost a quarter met all criteria for the trauma-induced disorder

2/11/2015
Prolonged Rescue Efforts May Not Help Young Drowning Victims: Study

Researchers found brain damage and death likely when resuscitation attempts went beyond 30 minutes

2/10/2015
Is Measles' Return the 'New Normal'?

Pediatricians and parents struggle with keeping children safe amid concerns over vaccine

2/9/2015
Energy Drinks Tied to Inattention, Hyper Behavior in Middle Schoolers: Study

Kids shouldn't drink sugary, caffeinated beverages, researchers conclude

2/9/2015
Residential Treatment Program Helps Obese Kids Lose Weight, Study Finds

Treatment also boosted blood vessel health, but therapy is costly and long-term results are unknown

2/5/2015
New MRI Test May Help Diagnose Liver Condition in Kids

Most cases of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease go undiagnosed, researchers say

2/5/2015
Change in Gut Bacteria May Precede Type 1 Diabetes in Kids

Small study offers hope for a diagnostic test some day, researchers say

2/4/2015
Income Inequality Affects Kids' Health, Research Shows

Study of 34 countries finds widening gap in physical and mental health of rich and poor

2/3/2015
58 Million Americans Exposed to Secondhand Smoke: CDC

Two out of five children breathing in passive smoke, study says

2/3/2015
Health Tip: Keep Babies Warm During Winter

Dress them in layers when venturing outside

2/2/2015
Toddler Snacks, Meals Have Lots of Salt and Sugar: Study

Most toddler dinners were high in sodium, and infant snacks had added sugar

2/2/2015
Medication Problems May Spur Many Child ER Trips, Study Finds

Bad reactions, misuse are the common culprits, researchers say

2/2/2015
Health Tip: Why Your Child's Back Hurts

It may be a simple muscle sprain

1/30/2015
Lead Exposure May Be Bigger Threat to Boys Than Girls

Hormones may offer young females some protection from toxic effects, study says