Misc. Kid's Health News

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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

4/25/2014
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

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