Misc. Kid's Health News

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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

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