Misc. Kid's Health News

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6/17/2014
Anxiety May Affect Kids' Brains

MRIs show larger 'fear center' in those who are more anxious

6/17/2014
Health Tip: Is Your Teen Abusing Alcohol?

Warning signs that a teen may be drinking

6/16/2014
Delinquent Teens More Likely to Die Violently as Adults: Study

They faced a death rate nearly twice as high as soldiers in Iraq, Afghanistan, researchers report

6/13/2014
Background TV May Hinder Toddlers' Language Development

Communication skills benefit when parents focus solely on the child, study suggests

6/12/2014
Cool Teens, Uncool Future?

Status-seeking behaviors of adolescence don't translate well to adult world, study suggests

6/12/2014
Childhood Cancer Survivors More Likely to Be Hospitalized: Study

Findings show that ongoing health problems follow them long after they've beaten their disease

6/12/2014
When School's Out, Weight Can Pile On

For certain kids, summer vacation adds unwanted pounds, review finds

6/10/2014
Pregnant or Breast-feeding Women Urged to Eat More Fish

Choose types lower in mercury, such as cod, salmon and tilapia, FDA and EPA say

6/10/2014
Recession Forced Many Families to Seek Medicaid Coverage

Illinois data shows those who had children with chronic illnesses were most affected

6/9/2014
Sophisticated Chest Scans May Raise Children's Lifetime Cancer Risk

These imaging tests expose kids with heart disease to high doses of radiation, researchers report

6/9/2014
Autism's Costs Can Run Into Millions for One Person

Lost wages, residential care and special education are just some of the driving factors, study finds

6/9/2014
Combo Vaccine Raises Risk of Fever-Related Seizures in Toddlers: Study

Safer to give MMR and chickenpox shots separately for first dose, researchers say

6/9/2014
Vaccine for Infant Tummy Bug Cuts Hospitalizations: CDC

Fewer children admitted for severe diarrhea tied to rotavirus, researchers say

6/6/2014
Could Fitter Kids Be Smarter Kids, Too?

Children who are physically fit might do better with reading, language skills, researchers report

6/6/2014
Genetic 'Networks' May Play Role in Autism

Finding might provide new targets for drugs to treat disorder, researchers say

6/6/2014
Many Childhood Leukemia Survivors Aren't Taking 'Maintenance' Meds: Study

These drugs help stop acute lymphocytic leukemia from coming back, experts note

6/6/2014
Health Tip: Teach Kids Bike Safety Rules

Including where it's safe to ride

6/5/2014
Broken Bones, Concussions Most Common Injuries in Youth Hockey

Fractures more common in boys, while concussions more common in girls, study finds

6/5/2014
Health Tip: Consider Air Bag Safety for Children

Seat them in the back of the car

6/5/2014
Kids' Obesity Risk Rises With Parents' Divorce: Study

Stress, unhealthy coping strategies may be to blame, experts say

6/3/2014
Health Tip: Help Improve Your Child's Sleep

Regulate the youngster's exposure to light

6/2/2014
E-Cigarette Advertising Soars on American TV, Study Finds

Youthful audience exposed to pitches for the nicotine product has tripled in recent years

6/2/2014
Boston Marathon Bombings Left Psychological Scars on Kids

11 percent of parents surveyed months later described PTSD symptoms in children, study found

5/30/2014
5 or More Bad Sunburns While Young Tied to Higher Melanoma Risk

Odds for deadly skin cancer rise 80 percent, nurses' study finds

5/29/2014
Scientists See Environmental Changes to Genes in Kids With Autism

Double whammy of mutated genes and environmental genetic changes may make disorder more severe

5/29/2014
U.S. Measles Cases at 20-Year High

Almost all infections involve unvaccinated residents who traveled abroad, CDC says

5/29/2014
5/29/2014
Obesity, Overweight Rates Jump Worldwide, Report Finds

And United States is home to highest proportion of world's obese people, researchers add

5/28/2014
U.S. Teens' Cardiorespiratory Fitness Has Dropped in Last Decade: Report

Overweight kids have worse fitness levels than those of normal weight

5/28/2014
Mediterranean Diet May Keep Kids Slimmer

Children who followed eating plan were 15 percent less likely to be overweight, study finds

5/27/2014
Kids More Likely Than Adults To Be Resistant to HIV Meds: Study

Fortunately, most infected youngsters with respond to newer medicines, researchers say

5/26/2014
5/26/2014
Health Tip: Easing Baby's Cradle Cap

Wash baby's scalp frequently

5/23/2014
Fit Kids Have Better Body-Fat Distribution, Study Finds

Active children show fewer signs of future heart disease

5/23/2014
Brain Changes May Accompany Type 1 Diabetes Diagnosis in Kids

Complication called ketoacidosis can affect memory, thinking for six months, reports study

5/22/2014
Some Kids With Cochlear Implants Suffer Memory Problems

Certain amount of 'catch-up' is needed because of hearing loss, researcher says

5/22/2014
Costs a Barrier to Asthma Care for Some Kids

High co-pays prevent some children from seeing a doctor or getting needed meds, study finds

5/22/2014
Health Tip: Swaddle Baby Safely

Follow these guidelines

5/21/2014
5/21/2014
Health Tip: Giving Medicine to Your Child

Make sure you're well-informed

5/19/2014
Delaying Measles-Related Vaccines May Raise Seizure Risk: Study

Researchers say findings emphasize importance of following timing guidelines

5/19/2014
Children's Asthma Linked to Air Pollution in 2nd Trimester: Study

Preliminary research finds timing of exposure an important element

5/19/2014
More Evidence Ties Poor Sleep to Obesity in Kids

Study highlights need for consistent bedtime, experts say

5/19/2014
Health Tip: Keep Kids Safe in Shopping Carts

Suggestions to prevent tipping and injuries

5/18/2014
Tweens Who Play Sports Less Likely to Smoke: Study

And non-school clubs may help reduce risk of drinking, researchers find

5/16/2014
Single Moms' Job Loss May Have Long Term Impact on Kids

Children's education and long-term mental health often seem to suffer, research shows

5/16/2014
Injuries From Swallowed Magnets on the Rise in Kids, Study Finds

Small, spherical magnetic sets introduced in 2009 tied to more cases and worse outcomes

5/16/2014
Health Tip: Help Your Child Give Up Thumb Sucking

Suggestions to help break the habit

5/15/2014
As Summer Arrives, CDC Offers Pool Chemical Safety Tips

Injuries can occur when people ignore instructions or get careless with these hazardous products

5/15/2014
Flame Retardants Common in Dust at Child Care Centers: Study

In analysis of 40 California sites, all had chemicals indoors, with higher levels linked to foam furniture