Misc. Kid's Health News

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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

3/27/2014
Intensive Early Childhood Education May Boost Adult Health

Study found kids in special program had lower blood pressure and cholesterol levels, weighed less in their 30s

3/27/2014
U.S. Autism Estimates Rise by 30 Percent for Kids

Researchers say increase could be due to better diagnosis of the developmental disorder

3/27/2014
Traffic Smog Tied to Hospital Stays for White Kids With Asthma

Among black kids in study, other factors appeared to play bigger role in asthma rehospitalizations

3/27/2014
3/26/2014
More Signs Autism May Originate During Pregnancy

Brain-tissue samples show differences linked to prenatal development

3/24/2014
Violent Video Games Tied to Combative Thinking in Study

Kids 'start to see world in a more aggressive way,' researcher says

3/24/2014
When Moms Get Active, Kids Follow

Study of 4-year-olds suggests mothers help by spurring activity, taking part and being role models

3/24/2014
Health Tip: Switching to a 'Big Kid' Bed

Suggestions for a smoother transition

3/21/2014
Serious Health Issues May Await Survivors of Childhood Cancer

Siblings don't share these same risks, study finds

3/20/2014
Childhood Abuse May Lead to Health Ills in Adulthood

Might trigger hormone problems linked to obesity, diabetes, study suggests

3/20/2014
More Drug-Resistant Infections Seen in U.S. Children

Although still uncommon, certain bacteria may need stronger treatment than oral meds, study says

3/19/2014
Health Tip: Floss Your Child's Teeth

Take time to do it correctly

3/18/2014
Mental Illness to Blame for 10 Percent of Kids' Hospitalizations: Study

Shortage of psychiatrists, psychologists makes it harder to treat children who need help, experts say

3/17/2014
Sweet, Salty Taste Preferences Tied Together in Kids

Study also suggests that children's growth and development affect their choices

3/17/2014
TV, Computer Time Tied to Heavier, Less Happy Kids: Study

Parents can help reduce screen time, experts say

3/17/2014
Teens Often Copycat Others Who Drink and Drive: Study

If kids have ridden with a drunk driver, they're more likely to drive while impaired, researchers find

3/17/2014
Health Tip: Washing Baby's Clothes

Avoid skin irritation

3/15/2014
Knee Surgery May Put Kids at Higher Risk for Future Arthritis

Small study followed up on young people who underwent procedure to repair torn ligament

3/14/2014
Gardening Might Give Kids a Fitness Boost

Digging, raking were high-intensity tasks in South Korean study

3/14/2014
When a Parent Dies, What Helps a Child Cope?

Study suggests grieving can affect school performance; mental health therapy an effective option

3/14/2014
Stress Can Quickly Harm Kids' Health: Study

And chronic stress takes a toll on their well-being, research shows

3/14/2014
Head Lice Growing Resistant to Standard Meds

It's probably time to turn to newer treatments, study suggests

3/14/2014
Health Tip: Create Good Eating Habits

Start with a healthy breakfast

3/13/2014
More Evidence Environmental Exposures Contribute to Autism

Where birth defects increased, so did diagnoses of the developmental disorder, study showed

3/12/2014
Autism, ADHD Tied to Gender Concerns in Some Kids: Study

These children may be less inhibited, more likely to say they want to be another gender, researchers suggest

3/11/2014
Obese Girls Prone to Poorer Grades, Study Suggests

Researchers found weight at age 11 linked to academic success

3/10/2014
More Evidence That Bullying Raises Kids' Suicide Risk

But findings don't confirm a cause-and-effect link

3/10/2014
Just 1.5 Hours of TV a Day May Disrupt Kids' Sleep, Study Says

The more they watch, the greater the sleep loss

3/10/2014
Kids Who Repeat a Grade Can Become Discipline Problems, Study Says

Schools that had more repeaters had more suspensions, other signs of trouble in student body

3/10/2014
September Peak Month for Kids' Asthma Flares: Study

Experts say rise in allergy triggers, summer medication 'breaks' and back-to-school virus exposure may all contribute

3/10/2014
When Smartphone Is Near, Parenting May Falter

Study found many caregivers focused on devices instead of children

3/10/2014
Outcomes Improving for Kids With Kidney Transplants

Study finds steady increase in survival rates, organ function, but there's still room for improvement

3/10/2014
3/10/2014
Health Tip: What to Exclude from Baby's Crib

Sleep positioner isn't necessary

3/7/2014
Allergy Rates Surprisingly Similar Across the U.S., Study Finds

However, young children in southern states suffer more than their peers in other regions

3/6/2014
Kids With ADHD May Face Higher Obesity Risk as Teens

Finnish study also found more physical inactivity in this group

3/6/2014
State Flu Shot Rule for Preschoolers Curbs Kids' Hospitalizations: CDC

When vaccination rates rose in Connecticut, serious complications dropped, report finds

3/6/2014
Lack of Sleep Compounds Health Problems for Obese Teens: Study

Researchers report it was independently associated with higher risk of heart disease, diabetes

3/6/2014
Kids Lacking At-Home Enrichment Gain Most From Head Start: Study

Researcher says the preschool program is 'vital' for certain children

3/6/2014
Despite Media Companies' Claims, Your Baby Can't Learn to Read: Study

Necessary skills don't develop until age 5 or 6 years, researchers say

3/5/2014
Moving Out of Poor Neighborhood May Disrupt Boys' Mental Health: Study

However, girls tend to do better with upward mobility, researchers say

3/5/2014
3/5/2014
Health Tip: Traveling on a Plane With Baby

Solutions to help prevent crankiness

3/4/2014
Casinos Linked to Lower Obesity Rates for Native American Kids

Gaming operations associated with higher family incomes, which means better food, more exercise, study says

3/4/2014
Schools Add More Fruits, Veggies to the '3 Rs'

And food waste hasn't increased because of the new guidelines, study finds

3/4/2014
Health Tip: Serve Kids Power Foods

Keep your young ones well energized

3/3/2014
TV in Child's Bedroom Tied to Weight Gain

But 'active' video games might help youngsters stay slim, researchers stay

3/3/2014
Food Allergies Have Nearly Doubled Among Black Children

Unclear if it's due to better detection or environmental triggers, researchers say