Misc. Kid's Health News

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8/23/2014
Getting Back to School Sleep Schedules

Expert offers advice on how to help kids adjust to earlier bedtimes

8/22/2014
Simple Steps Make Shots Less Scary for Kids, Nurse Says

Parents can help their children handle the sting of getting vaccinated

8/22/2014
Food Allergies More Common Among Inner City Kids, Study Finds

10 percent of children tracked had allergy to peanuts, eggs or milk

8/21/2014
Fewer U.S. Teens Using Sunscreen, Study Finds

Warnings about sun exposure and skin cancer aren't getting through, experts say

8/21/2014
Consumer Reports Advises Pregnant Women to Avoid Tuna

Guideline is prompted by concerns about mercury exposure

8/21/2014
Health Tip: When Your Child Is Afraid to Sleep

Understand what's behind the fear

8/21/2014
Health Tip: Help Keep Teen Drivers Safe

Frequently discuss auto safety

8/20/2014
Study Ties Colds, Flu to Rare Risk of Stroke in Kids

Cause seems related to inflammation of the arteries, researchers say

8/19/2014
Fitness May Boost Kids' Brainpower

Study found fitter kids had different white matter, which helps brain regions communicate with each other

8/19/2014
Health Tip: Teach Children Not to Waste Food

Make sure school lunch has food they'll eat

8/18/2014
More Children Hit by Cars in September, Experts Say

Drivers and students need to know and follow traffic safety rules

8/18/2014
Lunchbox Hygiene Helps Prevent Foodborne Illness, Expert Says

Pack a paper towel or wax paper so kids don't set food down on dirty tables

8/18/2014
Childhood Mental Disability Rates Up, Study Finds

Largest increase reported among wealthier families

8/17/2014
Ease Kids Into School Sleep Schedules

Making the adjustment 'doesn't just happen overnight,' health expert says

8/16/2014
Settling Back-to-School Nerves

Expert offers parents tips on reducing anxieties, jitters for kids

8/15/2014
When Your Child Asks for Contact Lenses

Consider kid's maturity level before giving your answer, FDA says

8/15/2014
Expert Offers Backpack Safety Tips

When kids carry too much, muscle strains and back pain can occur

8/15/2014
Back-to-School Prep Includes Lice Review

Don't count on home remedies, experts say

8/15/2014
Health Tip: If Your Child is Having Nightmares

Keeping a sleep diary may help

8/13/2014
Children Prescribed Growth Hormone May Face Stroke Risk Later: Study

Parents should discuss pros and cons of treatment with their child's doctor, researchers suggest

8/12/2014
Classroom Hand Sanitizers Don't Curb Absences, Study Finds

Students taught hand hygiene had similar number of sick days

8/12/2014
Health Tip: School Bus Safety

Show the child how to board, exit

8/11/2014
Acidic Drinks Can Damage Kids' Teeth Permanently, Expert Warns

Some sodas, juices and sports drinks may harm young smiles

8/11/2014
Health Tip: Brush Up on Nutrition for Back to School

Start the year with a healthy eating plan

8/11/2014
Health Tip: Promoting Social Behavior in Toddlers

Support your child's development

8/9/2014
Plan Children's Meals That Make the Grade

Put healthy foods on your back-to-school shopping list, dietitian advises

8/8/2014
School Vending-Machine Bans May Not Boost Kids' Nutrition: Study

Comprehensive school policies are needed, researchers say

8/8/2014
Poorly Packed Lunches Can Cause Food Poisoning

Health officials share tips for keeping perishables safe

8/7/2014
Health Tip: Reading Out Loud With Your Child

It helps improve self-esteem

8/5/2014
Childhood Urinary Tract Infection May Bring Lasting Harm to Kidneys

But researchers report that 3 factors spot risk as well as painful catheter/X-ray does

8/4/2014
'Love Hormone' Oxytocin May Play Key Role in Kids' Social Skills

While looking for possible link to autism, researchers found hormone affected all kids

8/4/2014
Preschoolers Can Suffer From Depression, Too

Study finds that these kids may be plagued by the condition throughout childhood

8/4/2014
When Colds, Flu Lead to Complications in Kids

About a third of children admitted to hospital for these infections develop respiratory issues, study finds

8/4/2014
Could a Little Video Game Play Be Good for Kids?

Study found children who played an hour or less a day were the most well-adjusted

8/4/2014
Health Tip: Protecting Children's Teeth

Don't put juice in baby's bottle

8/3/2014
Stay Out of Stinging Insects' Way This Summer

Bees, wasps and other pests send about 500,000 Americans to the hospital annually

8/1/2014
Expert Offers School Bus Safety Tips

Almost 140 children and adults die every year in school transportation accidents

8/1/2014
Food Is a Common Choking Hazard for Kids, Doctor Says

Experts warn that children under 5 are most vulnerable

8/1/2014
Health Tip: Set Rules About TV Time

Be strict about when it's forbidden

7/31/2014
Preschoolers With Special Needs May Gain From 'Inclusion' Classrooms

Peers with stronger language abilities have positive effect, study finds

7/31/2014
1 in 4 U.S. Kids Underestimate Their Weight, Study Finds

Kids and parents need education about healthy weight and healthful lifestyles, experts say

7/31/2014
Health Tip: Choosing a Safe Summer Camp

Make an informed selection

7/30/2014
Tip-Over Furniture Can Kill Kids

Experts share childproofing advice

7/30/2014
Early Stem Cell Transplant Vital in 'Bubble Boy' Disease

Study found that doing so in first few months of life improved survival odds

7/30/2014
Make Kids' Weight Loss a Family Affair, Study Suggests

If parent and preschooler are both overweight, tackling it together works best, researchers say

7/29/2014
Kids Will Pass on 'Healthy' Foods

To improve their eating habits, don't dwell on the benefits of fruits, veggies, researchers say

7/29/2014
Less Flexibility Seen in Brain Wiring of Kids With Autism: Study

Scans reveal differences that might explain why transitions are difficult

7/29/2014
Health Tip: Encourage Kids to Exercise

Here's a list of health benefits

7/28/2014
Healthy School Lunches Get Thumbs Up From Students

Kids aren't avoiding healthier fare or throwing more food away, research shows

7/28/2014
Tonsillectomy for Sleep Apnea May Trigger Weight Gain

Study found overweight kids who had surgery were more likely to become obese within seven months