Misc. Kid's Health News

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9/9/2014
Statins May Help Kids With Genetic Cholesterol Disorder

Researchers found the earlier they were given, the less arteries hardened in adulthood

9/9/2014
Nine of 10 American Kids Eat Too Much Salt: CDC

Almost half of daily intake comes from the 10 foods they eat most

9/9/2014
E-Cigarette Refills Pose Danger to Kids, Experts Say

British researchers warn of accidental liquid nicotine poisoning from easily accessed e-cartridges

9/9/2014
Health Tip: Keeping Your Child Safe in a Car Seat

Babies should ride in a rear-facing device

9/8/2014
HPV Vaccine Program in Australia Linked to Lower Infection Rates

Genital warts cases fell by 61 percent after schools started providing free shots, researchers say

9/8/2014
Smoking Before Fatherhood May Raise Asthma Risk in Kids: Study

But no similar association was found between mother and children

9/8/2014
Respiratory Virus Hitting Kids in at Least 12 States

Health officials concerned about a wider outbreak, urge good hygiene to limit exposure

9/8/2014
Kidney and Thyroid Cancer Rates Up Among U.S. Children, Study Finds

But these pediatric cancers remain rare and the increases are very small, experts say

9/8/2014
Sibling Bullies May Leave Lasting Effects

Study links harassment at home to higher levels of depression, anxiety

9/5/2014
Family Troubles Tied to Poorer Dental Health, Study Discovers

The more physical, verbal aggression there was in the home, the more cavities parents and children had

9/5/2014
9/4/2014
Serious Childhood Burns Tied to Long-Term Mental Health Risks

Adults injured by fire when young are at increased odds of depression, study finds

9/3/2014
Music Lessons May Help Bridge 'Achievement Gap'

Two years of instruction was followed by brain changes in children, study found

9/3/2014
Skin Cells Used to Create Heart Valve for Growing Kids

It's the first time an artificial cardiac valve has been made that grows over time, scientists say

8/29/2014
Health Tip: Teach Your Child to Read Food Labels

Have the child check each snack's nutrition

8/28/2014
Parents' Fights May Strain Bonds With Their Kids

On days that mom and dad argue, they treat their children differently, study finds

8/28/2014
Most U.S. Babies Get Their Vaccines: CDC

But booster shots and second doses lag for 2-year-olds, report finds

8/28/2014
Young Driver's Gender May Play Role in Timing, Type of Crash

When, where crash happened affected by whether male or female was behind the wheel, study finds

8/28/2014
Concussion Recovery Can Reverse After Return to Activity, Study Shows

Expert and researcher say the findings highlight need for slow return to playing field

8/27/2014
8/26/2014
Ban Indoor Use of E-Cigarettes, U.N. Health Agency Says

Recommendation comes a day after similar calls for regulation by American Heart Association

8/26/2014
Even Normal-Weight Teens Can Have Dangerous Eating Disorders, Study Finds

Researchers saw a nearly 6-fold rise in patients who met all criteria of anorexia except being underweight

8/26/2014
When It Comes to a Growing Child, the Brain Comes First

Needs of the developing human brain trump physical growth, research suggests

8/25/2014
Hospital Admission Day Tied to Outcomes for Children With Leukemia

Those admitted on weekend after first diagnosis have more complications, study finds

8/25/2014
Pediatricians Offer New Dental Recommendations

American Academy of Pediatrics urges fluoride use on first teeth to prevent decay

8/25/2014
E-Cigarettes Should Be Regulated Like Tobacco: American Heart Association

Group's policy statement also calls for ban on marketing, sales to young people

8/25/2014
Today's Parents Less Able to Spot Obesity in Their Kids: Study

Research suggests they aren't recognizing overweight in children as readily as they did in years past

8/25/2014
8/24/2014
What Parents Need to Know About Sports Participation

Carefully assess the school's athletic program, expert advises

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