Misc. Kid's Health News

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6/30/2014
A Laptop May Boost a Hospitalized Child's Recovery

Kids who videoconference with family, friends report less stress, study says

6/29/2014
Protect Your Kids From the Heat

Expert offers tips on avoiding heat-related illness in children

6/27/2014
Health Tip: Keep High Schoolers Safe During Sports

Make sure they train properly and wear protective equipment

6/26/2014
Precautions Help Keep Kids Safe in Water

Children can drown in as little as 2 inches of water, pediatrician warns

6/26/2014
Milk, Egg Allergies Seem to Make Parents Most Anxious

Two-thirds of parents accurately assess severity of their child's food allergy, study reports

6/26/2014
6/25/2014
Persistent Cough in Kids Can Often Be Whooping Cough

In British study, 1 in 5 cases of chronic hacking turned out to be the respiratory ailment

6/24/2014
Pediatrics Group Wants Parents to Read to Their Children Every Day

The practice should begin in infancy, American Academy of Pediatrics says, to prepare kids for school, life

6/23/2014
ER Visits Peak When Kids Barred From Child Care: Study

Many working parents need doctor's note, can't wait for regular appointment

6/23/2014
Health Tip: Protect Your Child's Hearing

Avoid exposure to loud noise

6/22/2014
Tips for Keeping That Bounce House Safe

Children get hurt when colliding with others or falling, expert says, so supervision is needed

6/21/2014
For Safety's Sake, Don't Leave Kids in Cars

Warmer weather puts them at risk of heat stroke, other dangers, expert says

6/20/2014
A Defining Act for Fathers and Sons

25 years later, that game of catch in 'Field of Dreams' still resonates for many, and experts explain why

6/20/2014
Health Tip: Teach Children About Responsibility

Make sure your expectations are understood

6/19/2014
More Young Adults Not Waiting for Marriage to Have Kids

College graduates are most likely to put off childbearing, study finds

6/19/2014
U.S. Health Snapshots: Insurance Coverage Expands, but Gaps Remain

Federal reports capture nation's pre-Obamacare health status and health-care coverage

6/18/2014
Health Tip: Set Rules About Bunk Beds

Top bunk shouldn't be used by kids under 6

6/17/2014
Obamacare May Mean Healthier Young Adults, Study Suggests

Coverage through parent's plan might also protect against medical costs, researchers say

6/17/2014
Anxiety May Affect Kids' Brains

MRIs show larger 'fear center' in those who are more anxious

6/17/2014
Health Tip: Is Your Teen Abusing Alcohol?

Warning signs that a teen may be drinking

6/16/2014
Delinquent Teens More Likely to Die Violently as Adults: Study

They faced a death rate nearly twice as high as soldiers in Iraq, Afghanistan, researchers report

6/13/2014
Background TV May Hinder Toddlers' Language Development

Communication skills benefit when parents focus solely on the child, study suggests

6/12/2014
Cool Teens, Uncool Future?

Status-seeking behaviors of adolescence don't translate well to adult world, study suggests

6/12/2014
Childhood Cancer Survivors More Likely to Be Hospitalized: Study

Findings show that ongoing health problems follow them long after they've beaten their disease

6/12/2014
When School's Out, Weight Can Pile On

For certain kids, summer vacation adds unwanted pounds, review finds

6/10/2014
Pregnant or Breast-feeding Women Urged to Eat More Fish

Choose types lower in mercury, such as cod, salmon and tilapia, FDA and EPA say

6/10/2014
Recession Forced Many Families to Seek Medicaid Coverage

Illinois data shows those who had children with chronic illnesses were most affected

6/9/2014
Sophisticated Chest Scans May Raise Children's Lifetime Cancer Risk

These imaging tests expose kids with heart disease to high doses of radiation, researchers report

6/9/2014
Autism's Costs Can Run Into Millions for One Person

Lost wages, residential care and special education are just some of the driving factors, study finds

6/9/2014
Combo Vaccine Raises Risk of Fever-Related Seizures in Toddlers: Study

Safer to give MMR and chickenpox shots separately for first dose, researchers say

6/9/2014
Vaccine for Infant Tummy Bug Cuts Hospitalizations: CDC

Fewer children admitted for severe diarrhea tied to rotavirus, researchers say

6/6/2014
Could Fitter Kids Be Smarter Kids, Too?

Children who are physically fit might do better with reading, language skills, researchers report

6/6/2014
Genetic 'Networks' May Play Role in Autism

Finding might provide new targets for drugs to treat disorder, researchers say

6/6/2014
Many Childhood Leukemia Survivors Aren't Taking 'Maintenance' Meds: Study

These drugs help stop acute lymphocytic leukemia from coming back, experts note

6/6/2014
Health Tip: Teach Kids Bike Safety Rules

Including where it's safe to ride

6/5/2014
Broken Bones, Concussions Most Common Injuries in Youth Hockey

Fractures more common in boys, while concussions more common in girls, study finds

6/5/2014
Health Tip: Consider Air Bag Safety for Children

Seat them in the back of the car

6/5/2014
Kids' Obesity Risk Rises With Parents' Divorce: Study

Stress, unhealthy coping strategies may be to blame, experts say

6/3/2014
Health Tip: Help Improve Your Child's Sleep

Regulate the youngster's exposure to light

6/2/2014
E-Cigarette Advertising Soars on American TV, Study Finds

Youthful audience exposed to pitches for the nicotine product has tripled in recent years

6/2/2014
Boston Marathon Bombings Left Psychological Scars on Kids

11 percent of parents surveyed months later described PTSD symptoms in children, study found

5/30/2014
5 or More Bad Sunburns While Young Tied to Higher Melanoma Risk

Odds for deadly skin cancer rise 80 percent, nurses' study finds

5/29/2014
Scientists See Environmental Changes to Genes in Kids With Autism

Double whammy of mutated genes and environmental genetic changes may make disorder more severe

5/29/2014
U.S. Measles Cases at 20-Year High

Almost all infections involve unvaccinated residents who traveled abroad, CDC says

5/29/2014
5/29/2014
Obesity, Overweight Rates Jump Worldwide, Report Finds

And United States is home to highest proportion of world's obese people, researchers add

5/28/2014
U.S. Teens' Cardiorespiratory Fitness Has Dropped in Last Decade: Report

Overweight kids have worse fitness levels than those of normal weight

5/28/2014
Mediterranean Diet May Keep Kids Slimmer

Children who followed eating plan were 15 percent less likely to be overweight, study finds

5/27/2014
Kids More Likely Than Adults To Be Resistant to HIV Meds: Study

Fortunately, most infected youngsters with respond to newer medicines, researchers say

5/26/2014