Misc. Kid's Health News

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7/30/2013
How Many Extra Calories Add Up to Obesity for Kids?

Study finds overweight children consume more excess calories daily than previously thought

7/30/2013
One in Five Kids May 'Outgrow' Asthma

Study found girls, those with animal allergies less likely to stop wheezing as they aged

7/30/2013
Growing Up Poor May Raise Odds for Smoking: Study

Study suggests kids in poor families may have less self-control when it comes to healthy behaviors

7/30/2013
Health Tip: What Should Preschoolers Drink?

Offer water or milk instead of soda or sweetened fruit juice

7/29/2013
Young Teens at Raised Risk of Kidney Transplant Failure: Study

Kids aged 14 to 16, especially blacks, more likely to experience graft loss, research shows

7/29/2013
Video Game 'Addiction' More Likely With Autism, ADHD

Study cites poor peer relationships as one reason these kids embrace gaming

7/29/2013
Health Tip: Giving Baby a Pacifier

Make sure it doesn't pose a choking risk

7/28/2013
Don't Let Playground Injuries Spoil the Fun

More than 600,000 U.S. kids were hurt last year, but certain steps can help keep them safe

7/26/2013
Bedsores More Common Than Thought for Hospitalized Kids

Often caused by medical devices, these wounds can cause distress for family members, researchers say

7/25/2013
Music May Ease Pain for Kids During Hospital Procedure

Young listeners did better when getting IVs, and parents were happier with care, study found

7/25/2013
Health Tip: Use Baby Pools Safely

Don't leave children unattended

7/24/2013
Smoking During Pregnancy Tied to Behavior Issues in Kids

But the cause of the association remains unknown, researchers say

7/23/2013
Poll: U.S. Adults Support Smoking Ban in Cars With Kids

3 of 4 also agree homes of children with asthma, other lung problems should be smoke-free

7/23/2013
Health Tip: Children Are Vulnerable in the Heat

Have them chill in an air-conditioned place

7/22/2013
Convenience Steers Parents to Pediatric Retail Clinics, Study Finds

Families with regular doctor may use drug-store services because of extended hours

7/22/2013
Homemade Blowgun Darts Pose Choking Dangers for Teens

Boys found DIY instructions online in 3 emergency cases described in report

7/22/2013
TVs Toppling Onto Tots at Alarming Rate, Study Finds

As families own more TVs, tip-overs have doubled, study finds

7/22/2013
7/20/2013
Tips to Prevent Serious Lawn Mower Injuries in Kids

Having family member nearby isn't enough, expert warns

7/19/2013
Milk Allergy Therapy Needs More Research

Benefits of treatment that gradually increases servings may not last for some kids, long-term study finds

7/18/2013
Researchers Spot Mutant Gene Behind Defects That Can Cause Kidney Failure

Discovery could help doctors identify those at risk for the kidney, urinary tract defects

7/17/2013
Black Kids With Diabetes Less Likely to Get Eye Exams

Diabetic children at higher risk for retinopathy, which can lead to blindness, studies show

7/17/2013
7/16/2013
FDA Approves Brain Wave Test for ADHD

Device is designed for children 6 to 17 as part of a complete psychological examination

7/16/2013
Divorce in Early Childhood May Harm Adult Ties With Parents: Study

If split happened when kids were young, they were less likely to feel secure later, particularly with fathers

7/16/2013
Health Tip: Disciplining Your Toddler

Offer praise when appropriate

7/15/2013
Kids Mimic Parents' TV Viewing Habits

Study found that the more Mom and Dad watch, the more children turn on the television themselves

7/15/2013
Physical Punishment in Childhood Tied to Health Woes as Adults

Study found higher odds for adult obesity, heart disease, arthritis

7/12/2013
Turn Down the Danger of Hearing Loss

Expert gives advice on avoiding earbuds, lots of loud noises

7/12/2013
FDA Proposes New Limit for Arsenic in Apple Juice

Move follows release of studies last fall showing worrisome amounts of the toxin in many brands

7/12/2013
Poverty Rate Still High Among U.S. Children: Report

Almost one-quarter live in low-income homes, which experts say affects their health and education

7/11/2013
After ACL Surgery, Another Knee Injury Likely, Study Suggests

Athletes who return to sports should take precautions, researcher advises

7/11/2013
Infant Vaccines Also Protect Seniors Against Pneumonia: Study

It's one of the most dramatic examples of 'herd immunity' seen in recent years, researchers report

7/11/2013
Youth Murder Rate Hits 30-Year Low: CDC

But decline in homicides among men and blacks has slowed, researchers report

7/11/2013
Recession May Have Boosted Teens' Social Consciousness

In study, high school seniors were more likely to care about others, environment when economy faltered

7/10/2013
Assisted Conception Not Linked to Cancer Risk in Kids, Studies Say

Two reviews examined parents who used IVF and other such methods to get pregnant

7/10/2013
5 Things Kids Should Tell Their Asthma Doctor

Experts list key topics to discuss for optimum care

7/9/2013
Irregular Bedtimes May Sap Kids' Brainpower

Study found that the longer children go to sleep at different times each night, the lower their scores on thinking tests

7/8/2013
Depressed Preschoolers Show Brain Changes, Scans Find

These differences could mark the start of a lifelong problem, researcher says

7/6/2013
Baseballs, Softballs Often to Blame for Kids' Facial Fractures

Errant catches can lead to serious trauma, study found

7/4/2013
Sleepy Teens Reach for Fast Foods First

Study found those who slept less than 7 hours a night were also less likely to eat fruits, vegetables

7/4/2013
Celiac Disease Shouldn't Keep Family From BBQ Fun: Experts

Making sure gluten-free kids remain that way when away from home is challenging, but doable

7/3/2013
Health Tip: When Your Child Has a Cold

Suggestions for how to ease symptoms

7/2/2013
New Grants Will Help Get Health Insurance for More Kids

Federal officials unveiled $32 million in awards to outreach efforts in 22 states

7/2/2013
ATV Injuries to Kids on Decline for Now: Study

But experts say all-terrain vehicles are still a big problem for young riders

7/2/2013
New 'Active' Video Games May Give Kids More Exercise

Youngsters in Australian study were a bit less sedentary

7/2/2013
7/1/2013
Early Respiratory Infection May Double Type 1 Diabetes Risk: Study

Researchers looked at children who had first-degree relatives with the autoimmune disease

7/1/2013
Collapsible Laundry Hampers May Pose Risk to Kids' Eyes

Two reports show wires can pop out, threatening vision

6/30/2013
Dealing With Kids' Summer Dental Surprises

Outdoor activities can mean more injuries to teeth