Misc. Kid's Health News

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3/3/2014
Vaccines Prevent Millions of Infections, Save Billions in Costs: CDC

But messages about immunization benefits often don't achieve intended goal, researchers discover

3/1/2014
Could Childhood Nightmares Foreshadow Mental Ills as Teen?

Persistent nightmares, frequent night terrors linked to greater risk for psychotic episodes, study suggests

2/27/2014
Kids Born With HIV May Face Heart Risks Later, Study Suggests

Doctors should watch for signs of cardiovascular disease, researcher says

2/26/2014
Kids' Body Image Shaped by Parents, Expert Says

Doctor offers tips for helping children develop healthy eating habits, self-image

2/26/2014
Most Teens With Fibromyalgia Suffer Pain, Fatigue as Adults

Four of five continued to experience symptoms, while half had full-blown disorder, study finds

2/26/2014
2/26/2014
Health Tip: Caring for Kids' Teeth

Make sure they're brushing properly

2/25/2014
U.S. Obesity Rate Shows Signs of Leveling Off

CDC study finds very young children seem to be slimming down, but more older women are obese

2/25/2014
Heavy Kids Exposed to Everyday Chemicals May Face More Heart Risks

Endocrine system might be disrupted by these water, stain repellants, study says

2/24/2014
Use of Tylenol in Pregnancy Tied to Higher ADHD Risk in Child

Risk increases with longer use, researchers say; experts caution the finding needs verification

2/24/2014
Legal Drinking Age of 21 Saves Lives, Review Finds

Researchers say resist the call to lower the age limit to 18

2/24/2014
Kids' Checkups Should Include Cholesterol, Depression Tests, Doctors Say

HIV screening also recommended under revised American Academy of Pediatrics guidelines

2/24/2014
Mysterious Polio-Like Illness Strikes Kids in California

Only a small number of cases identified, experts say, with no clear common cause

2/23/2014
Frequent School Moves May Harm Kids' Mental Health

Study of British preteens might have found increased risk of psychiatric symptoms

2/22/2014
Students' Health Habits Tied to School Success

Fitness, nutrition, proper sleep and TV restrictions appeared to make a difference in study of city kids

2/21/2014
Family Conflicts Can Impair Child's Brain Development: Study

Early exposure to parental tension is a risk factor for later mental woes, researchers say

2/19/2014
Prescription Eardrops Seem Best for Kids With Recurrent Ear Infection: Study

Finds drops may be preferred remedy when special 'ear tubes' are needed

2/19/2014
Gene Variations Leave Infants at Risk of Leukemia, Study Suggests

Finding might one day point the way to a cure, researchers say

2/19/2014
Radiation-Free Cancer Scans: Coming Soon?

Children might benefit most from new way to detect tumors, but experts say more research is needed

2/18/2014
Heavy Kids May Suffer Worse Elbow Fractures

Study found they were more likely to have complex 'type-3' breaks than normal-weight kids

2/17/2014
Clues to Obesity Found in Infants

Twin studies looked at differences in genetics, appetite and feeling full after eating

2/17/2014
STD Education Must Start Long Before Kids Engage in Sex

Parenting, friends and academics all influence likelihood of contracting sexually transmitted diseases, study says

2/17/2014
2/17/2014
Bullying May Have Lasting Health Effects on Kids

Study of students in grades 5 through 10 found mental, physical fallout even if harassment stopped

2/17/2014
Health Tip: Pack the Right Sports Snacks

To help your young athlete succeed

2/16/2014
Start Heart-Healthy Lessons in Childhood, Expert Says

Limiting screen time, boosting exercise are essentials

2/14/2014
Health Tip: Protect Kids in Motor Vehicle Crashes

Always use car seats and seat belts

2/14/2014
Health Tip: Talk to Teens About Tanning

Make sure they use sunscreen

2/12/2014
Infections Like Colds, Chickenpox Tied to Some Stroke Risk in Kids

The brain attacks are rare in children, experts note, and study found vaccines may offer some protection

2/12/2014
Health Tip: OTC Medications for Children

Talk with the pediatrician before your child's first dose

2/11/2014
Preemie Birth Linked to Higher Insulin Levels in Kids

These babies could be at increased risk of diabetes later in life, study suggests

2/11/2014
Dentists' Group Expands Recommended Use of Fluoride Toothpaste for Kids

They should use an amount the size of a grain of rice as soon as first tooth appears, ADA says

2/11/2014
Health Tip: Choosing the Right Babysitter

Select someone with references

2/10/2014
New Obesity Weapon: Kids Teaching Kids

Children more likely to listen to peers than adults, study suggests

2/10/2014
President's Panel Calls for More Girls, Boys to Get HPV Vaccine

It protects against cancers of the cervix, throat, rectum and penis, but too few getting the shots

2/10/2014
Autism Costs Average $17,000 Yearly for Each Child, Study Finds

School systems bear the brunt, not parents, researchers find

2/10/2014
Health Tip: Storing Toys

Prevent injuries by putting toys away

2/10/2014
Health Tip: Trampoline Injuries

Here's how kids can get hurt

2/8/2014
Don't Pressure Preschoolers to Overeat, Experts Say

Filling their own plate may help young kids learn to understand their body's hunger cues

2/7/2014
Single-Sex Education's Benefits Challenged in Study

Research review finds no significant difference academically

2/6/2014
Brain Study Explores 'Inner World' of Autism

Children with the condition had busier brains at rest, scans showed

2/6/2014
Fever-Related Seizures in Kids Eased by Epilepsy Drug: Study

Standard emergency guidelines needed for long-lasting seizures, researchers say

2/4/2014
Fewer U.S. Kids Killed in Car Crashes; Safety Restraints Still an Issue

Too many youngsters ride without a car seat, booster seat or seat belt, says CDC

2/4/2014
Blood Sugar Monitoring System Approved for Children

However, device didn't perform as well in kids as in adults, FDA says

2/4/2014
Decline of Antibiotic Use Among Kids Seems To Be Leveling Off: Study

Ear infections most common reason for prescriptions in children under 6; trends vary by region

2/4/2014
Infants at Highest Risk for Childhood Burns

Hot beverages, hair irons most often the cause, British study found

2/4/2014
Expectant Mothers' Colds May Affect Baby

Exposures in womb might raise risk of asthma, allergies in childhood, study suggests

2/3/2014
Health Tip: Teens, Take Action to Become Healthier

But don't try to accomplish too much at once

2/1/2014
Secure Those Sets for Super Bowl Viewing

As part of National TV Safety Day, experts warn that televisions can tip over on kids

1/31/2014
Alcohol Tied to Domestic Violence on College Campuses

Researchers did not find a link between marijuana use and partner abuse