Misc. Kid's Health News

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9/4/2013
Screaming, Cursing at Your Misbehaving Teen May Backfire

Study found verbal abuse promoted more disobedience and conflict

9/3/2013
Health Tip: Safe Use of a Car Seat

Make sure it's installed properly

9/2/2013
Take Kids to Get Their Flu Shots Early, Experts Say

The flu is unpredictable and people should not delay in vaccinating their children, new policy advises

9/2/2013
Boys Have Higher Death Rates From Many Causes, Study Shows

Finds their risk is greater than girls; experts say many factors may be involved

9/2/2013
Parents' Goals Guide ADHD Treatment Choice

Therapy may be more successful when decision-making is shared, researcher suggests

9/2/2013
9/1/2013
Most Childhood Sleep Problems Are Preventable: Expert

Issues can disrupt entire family, pediatrician says

8/30/2013
Back-to-School Tips May Help Ease Sensory Overload in Kids

Students with 'sensory processing disorder' often struggle with adapting to change

8/30/2013
Health Tip: If Your Child Has Diabetes

How to prepare for a field trip

8/29/2013
Hundreds of Thousands of Teens Use Pot, Alcohol Each Day: Report

'Too many young people are still at risk,' U.S. health official says

8/29/2013
Kids' Attitudes Toward Disabled People Improve With Contact

More empathy, less anxiety pave way for better relationships, study finds

8/29/2013
8/27/2013
Fewer U.S. Kids Buying Tobacco Products: Report

Rate at which retailers violate under-18 sales ban has fallen to just 9 percent

8/27/2013
Measles Outbreak Hits Texas Megachurch

As many as 16 unvaccinated people infected so far, reports say

8/27/2013
Health Tip: Kids Shouldn't Watch Too Much TV

Young coach potatoes more prone to obesity

8/27/2013
Health Tip: Pack Safe School Lunches

Take steps to prevent foodborne illness

8/26/2013
U.S. Schools Show Progress in Healthy Behaviors, CDC Says

Report highlights good news: better nutrition, more physical activity and tobacco bans

8/26/2013
More Links Seen Between Autism, ADHD

Study found 1 in 5 kids with attention disorder also had autistic-type traits

8/26/2013
Most Medications OK During Breast-Feeding, Report Says

Mothers may be able to take needed drugs while nursing

8/25/2013
Good Nutrition Can Boost School Performance, Expert Says

Start the day with grains, fruit and dairy

8/24/2013
Expert Tips for School Bus Safety

Parents can do a lot to keep their kids out of harm's way

8/22/2013
Mom's Genes May Play Part in How Children Age

Mouse study suggests mutations in maternal DNA in 'power plants' of cells mean kids may age more quickly

8/22/2013
CDC Frees Up Drug That Fights Brain-Eating Amoeba

2 U.S. children have recently been infected and made severely ill with amoeba found in freshwater

8/22/2013
Breast-Feeding May Pass Good Bacteria From Mom to Baby

Study found same beneficial strains in the guts of mother and child, as well as in breast milk

8/21/2013
'Fat Letters' Take the Stage in Childhood Obesity Debate

Experts, parents split over schools' role in weight screening

8/20/2013
How Toddlers' TV Time Can Hurt Kindergarten Success

Weaker skills seen in kids who watch more than 2 hours daily, study says

8/20/2013
Childhood Bullying Scars Can Last Into Adulthood

Higher risk of illness, work and social problems seen in long-term study

8/20/2013
Health Tip: Practice Water Safety With Children Around

Never leave a child unsupervised near water

8/19/2013
Many Teen Girls Using Tanning Beds: Report

Messages about skin cancer don't seem to outweigh the desire for a 'healthy glow'

8/19/2013
Health Tip: Protect Kids From Mercury Exposure

Limit certain fish in their diet

8/18/2013
Backpack Safety Tips for Back to School

It's not only how much weight a kid totes, but also how it's packed and distributed

8/16/2013
Talking to Your Daughter About Puberty

Expert shares tips for parents of tweens

8/16/2013
Kindergartners' Soda Intake Linked to Aggression in Study

Nearly half of urban 5-year-olds consume soft drinks every day, their mothers say

8/15/2013
Health Tip: Underage Drinking is Risky

It can impair social relationships

8/13/2013
MRI Might Allow Earlier Diagnosis of Dyslexia: Study

Size of a structure in the brain appears to hold key to predicting, treating reading problems sooner

8/13/2013
Health Tip: When Your Child Is Scared of the Dark

Offer assurance that he or she is safe

8/12/2013
Breast-Feeding Tied to Reduced Child Obesity

Large Japanese study looked at schoolchildren aged 7 and 8

8/12/2013
Induced Labor Linked to Raised Risk of Autism, Study Suggests

Male children seem to be most vulnerable, researchers report

8/12/2013
Ruling Out Unneeded Ankle X-Rays for Kids

Applying simple rule for low-risk injuries helped ER docs cut use by 22 percent

8/12/2013
Obesity Risk Factors May Vary for Boys, Girls

Playing team sports, even drinking milk affected kids differently in study

8/12/2013
Health Tip: Comfort a Child With Croup

But if the toddler is under 4, hold the cough medicine

8/9/2013
What to Do If Your Child Chokes

Infants require different steps than older kids

8/9/2013
Lasers in Toys Can Cause Serious Eye Damage, FDA Warns

Although sold as playthings, they emit powerful beams

8/8/2013
Early Discipline Tied to Less Use of Drugs, Alcohol in Teens

A program to help correct disruptive behavior at ages 7 to 9 seemed to make a difference through age 17

8/6/2013
Earlier Acne Outbreaks May Be Caused by Earlier Puberty: Experts

New guidelines released to help doctors treat younger patients age-appropriately

8/6/2013
Childhood Obesity Rates Drop Slightly: CDC

U.S. government report finds good news in a critical fight

8/5/2013
Sugary Drinks Tied to Preschoolers' Extra Pounds

Study found those who drank more of them were more likely to be obese at age 5

8/4/2013
Healthy Eating, Good Night's Sleep Really Do Help Kids Learn

Experts explain importance of these habits to school success

8/3/2013
Training in the Heat

Expert describes safe transition from air conditioning to sports conditioning

8/2/2013
Playing Violent Video Games Linked to Impulsive Behavior

But these same action games were tied to improved visual skills, researchers say