Misc. Kid's Health News

Date Posted
Article Title
1/31/2014
1/30/2014
Video Game Teaches Kids How to Spot a Stroke

It told them what the symptoms are and what to do if they see someone having one

1/30/2014
Health Tip: Inform Your Allergic Child

The youngster should know to avoid certain foods

1/29/2014
Kids Unlikely to Outgrow 'Baby Fat'

Overweight 5-year-olds face 4 times the risk of teen obesity, new research finds

1/28/2014
Premature Birth Linked to Asthma, Wheezing in Childhood

Study suggests respiratory problems don't improve with age in these kids

1/28/2014
Kids Who Undergo Heart Transplant Living Longer: Study

Many are surviving 15 years and beyond, researchers find

1/28/2014
Health Tip: Don't Give Raw Milk to Children

Make sure all dairy products are pasteurized

1/27/2014
Music Therapy May Help Teens With Cancer Cope

Writing lyrics, making videos helped them get through grueling treatment, connect with others, study found

1/27/2014
'Sensitive' Older Sibling May Help Boost Preschoolers' Language Skills

Study found a difference, particularly in large families where parents are stretched for time

1/27/2014
Twenty U.S. Kids Hospitalized Each Day for Gun Injuries: Study

Nearly a third of these shootings are accidental, study finds

1/27/2014
Health Tip: Want to Be a Babysitter?

Make sure you're prepared

1/27/2014
Health Tip: When Your Older Child is Home Alone

Teach the child what to do in an emergency

1/25/2014
Many Parents Learn Online Skills From Their Tech-Savvy Kids

Small study from Chile found family role reversal when it comes to computers and Internet

1/24/2014
Keep Lice Off Your Child's Head

Experts offer advice on how to avoid infestation

1/24/2014
First Trimester Appears Crucial for Baby's Heart Health

Study finds slow fetal development linked to later cardiovascular problems

1/23/2014
Shopping Carts Can Pose Big Danger to Little Kids

Study found one youngster seriously injured in falls, tip-overs every 22 minutes

1/23/2014
1/22/2014
Children Who Lose Close Relative at Risk of Mental Problems: Study

Youngest kids, those exposed to suicide most likely to develop illnesses such as schizophrenia, researchers found

1/21/2014
No Rise of PTSD Seen in Children With Cancer

Findings should reassure young patients and their families, study author says

1/21/2014
Health Tip: Reducing Your Child's Risk of Ear Infections

Don't let child lie flat while eating or drinking

1/20/2014
Concussions Common in Middle School Girls Playing Soccer: Study

Many continue to play through symptoms, increasing risk of second injury, experts say

1/20/2014
Testing for Smoke Exposure May Predict Rehospitalization for Asthma

Study found kids subjected to secondhand smoke are more than twice as likely to be readmitted

1/18/2014
Why Parents Mix Up Their Kids' Names

Quirk in brain's information-retrieval process is to blame, researcher says

1/17/2014
New Test Helps Diagnose Intellectual Disability in Children

Scan tracks entire genome from a blood sample

1/17/2014
Meet Henry the Hand: A Crusading Doctor's Right-Hand Man

Cartoon character helps physician spread the gospel of good hand hygiene

1/16/2014
1/15/2014
Health Tip: Is Baby in Pain?

Excessive crying may be a warning sign

1/14/2014
New Study Challenges Dyslexia-Brain Changes Link

Researchers suggest poorer reading experiences lead to less gray matter

1/14/2014
Sight, Sound Out of Sync in Kids With Autism, Study Finds

Researcher compares the processing delay to a poorly dubbed movie

1/14/2014
Teen Boys Who Think They're Skinny May Be at Higher Risk for Depression

Studies found they were more likely to be depressed and bullied, even if their weight was average

1/14/2014
When a Common Cold Becomes More Dangerous for Kids

New study clarifies risk factors for lung disease

1/13/2014
Study Spots Growing Disparity in U.S. Teen Obesity Problem

Rates decline among kids in more educated, affluent families, while they rise in lower-income homes

1/13/2014
Assaults at Schools Send 90,000 Kids to ER Each Year: Study

Number of intentional injuries is 'concerningly high,' researcher says

1/13/2014
Preservative in Baby Wipes Linked to Rashes in Some Children

Researchers report six cases where stopping use of wipes resolved skin reaction

1/10/2014
Certain Childhood Fractures May Signal Low Bone Density: Study

Doctors urged to consider level of trauma causing injury

1/10/2014
Health Tip: Taming Acne

Don't expect medication to work immediately

1/8/2014
Tight Blood Sugar Control Might Not Help All Critically Ill Kids

Study found no benefit with heart surgery patients, but those with other conditions were discharged earlier

1/8/2014
Liquid Tamiflu for Kids in Short Supply

Shortage should be resolved in week; Tamiflu capsules and flu shots widely available, U.S. officials say

1/8/2014
Just 1 in 4 U.S. Teens Gets Enough Exercise: Report

Boys slightly more likely than girls to meet hour-a-day recommendation

1/8/2014
Fitness in Teen Years May Guard Against Heart Trouble Later

Swedish study found link between aerobic fitness at 18 and lowered heart attack risk in middle age

1/8/2014
Health Tip: Why Babies Wake at Night

Temperament may be a factor

1/8/2014
Health Tip: Is Your Baby Eating Enough?

Here are potential signs of malnutrition

1/7/2014
Kids' Suicide Risk Similar for All Newer Antidepressants: Study

Children had roughly the same risk for suicidal thoughts and behaviors, regardless of drug they were taking

1/6/2014
Childhood Cancer Survivors a Growing Patient Population

But many general practitioners aren't prepared to deal with them, survey finds

1/6/2014
High Praise Might Backfire on Kids With Low Self-Esteem

Inflated compliments may cause some kids to back away from challenges, researchers say

1/6/2014
Power Down to Speed Concussion Recovery: Study

Research supports several days' mental rest, including no screen time

1/2/2014
Teen Drivers Become Distracted Quickly

Texting, talking and eating while behind the wheel increases risk of crash, study says

1/1/2014
When Winter Fun Isn't So Fun

Sledding, skating, skiing and other cold weather activities all carry a potential risk of harm

1/1/2014
Health Tip: Little Kids and Some Pets Don't Mix

Animals to avoid until kids are bigger

12/31/2013
Health Tip: Teens Need Enough Sleep

Or they may have problems learning and concentrating