Misc. Kid's Health News

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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

8/1/2013
Health Tip: Ask Questions About Your Child's Medication

Be informed about what's being taken

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