Misc. Kid's Health News

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5/6/2013
No Need to Toss Your Child's Toothbrush After Strep Throat, Study Suggests

The common practice may be unnecessary because strep bacteria typically don't survive

5/6/2013
School Sports May Cut Rates of Violence, Bullying Among Teens

Study found less fighting among girls who were athletes and less bullying against boys on teams

5/6/2013
More Kids Diagnosed With Mental Health Disabilities, Study Finds

Conditions such as autism, ADHD appear to drive 16 percent increase in a decade

5/6/2013
Death Rate Dropping for Children on Dialysis: Study

Better care, advances in technology may explain improved survival for these young kidney failure patients

5/3/2013
Outdoor Recess May Help Protect Kids From Nearsightedness

Second study tied sunlight exposure to better vision

5/2/2013
Brain Differences Seen in Kids With Conduct Problems

Specifically, they reacted less to images of people in pain during study

5/2/2013
Food, Skin Allergies on the Rise Among Children: CDC

Reasons aren't known, but researchers found racial, age and income differences

5/2/2013
5/1/2013
Drug Shows Some Benefit for Kids With Autism

Study found no gains in lethargy, social withdrawal, but those on the drug improved in other ways

5/1/2013
Girls With Autism May Need Different Treatments Than Boys

New studies highlight variations in symptoms, genetic makeup

5/1/2013
More Than 4,000 U.S. Kids Hurt Each Year on Amusement Rides

Researchers call for standardized safety regulations to reduce injuries

4/30/2013
Study Debunks Lyme Disease-Autism Link

Children with autism no likelier than others to have signs of tick-borne infection

4/30/2013
School Programs Do Keep Some Kids From Smoking

Large evidence review found less success among children who had already started

4/30/2013
Blind Cords Pose Danger to Toddlers, Doctors Warn

Experts suggest cordless blinds, short pull cords, safety devices, and keeping beds away from windows

4/29/2013
Allergies: As American as Apple Pie?

U.S.-born children more likely to have asthma, hay fever and eczema than foreign-born kids, study finds

4/29/2013
Health Tip: Manage Visitors After Bringing Home Baby

Let guests know when is convenient

4/27/2013
Protect Your Kids From Pollen Allergies: Expert

Tips for keeping allergens away from their skin, out of air in your home

4/26/2013
Poor Parenting Styles Linked to Bullying Behavior in Kids

Being overprotective may be just as bad as being neglectful for spurring bully and victim roles

4/26/2013
Prescription Drug Take-Back Day Set for Saturday

Event is an attempt to prevent the misuse of household meds, drug enforcement officials say

4/26/2013
More Infants Surviving With Serious Heart Defects, Study Finds

But death risk still too high, researchers say

4/25/2013
Kids' Concussion Recovery Varies by Symptom Severity: Study

Identifying which factors lead to longer recoveries may improve treatment

4/25/2013
Newborn's Placenta May Predict Autism Risk, Study Suggests

Identifying infants with higher odds could improve treatment, researchers say

4/24/2013
Many Kids Who Undergo Stem Cell Transplants Must Return to Hospital

Study found readmissions for fever, infections and gastro problems

4/23/2013
Severity of Kids' Gun Injuries Getting Worse: Study

10 times more likely to die than those injured in car crashes or falls, researchers say

4/23/2013
Many Parents Give Kids Cold Medicines When They Shouldn't, Survey Finds

They often miss fine print on the label warning against use in children younger than 4 years old

4/23/2013
Prescription Drug Abuse Up Among U.S. Teens: Survey

More than 5 million, nearly 25 percent, said they had abused these medications

4/22/2013
HIV Drugs May Help Protect Young Patients' Hearts: Study

Far from harming the cardiovascular health of infected children, drug cocktails may give benefit

4/22/2013
Kids More Likely to Pick Up Warts at Home, Not Public Spaces

Study found close contact with relatives, friends who had warts was greatest risk factor

4/22/2013
Popular Cinnamon Stunt Can Have Serious Lung Effects

Researchers warn that highly cited kids' 'challenge' can land them in the ER

4/22/2013
'Clean Your Plate' Orders From Parents May Backfire for Kids

'Controlling' food behavior messages are counterproductive, study finds

4/21/2013
Help Young Pitchers Avoid Overuse Injuries

Expert urges parents and coaches to make kids aware of how overdoing it can harm their health

4/19/2013
Focus on One Sport Raises Young Athletes' Injury Risk: Study

Kids should not spend more hours than their age training for a sport each week, researchers say

4/19/2013
Kids' Learning Disabilities May Have Multiple Causes

Educational approaches that address each issue work best, review suggests

4/19/2013
4/17/2013
Fecal Transplant Studied for Kids With Bowel Disease

Symptoms of ulcerative colitis disappeared for one-third of patients after process

4/17/2013
Health Tip: Promote Fine Motor Skills in Preschoolers

Let them play with blocks and puzzles

4/17/2013
Helping Children Make Sense of the Senseless

Tragedies like the Boston bombings require a loving, shared response, experts say

4/16/2013
Colic May Be Linked to Childhood Migraine, Study Says

Expert suspects disrupted sleep cycles might play a role in both disorders

4/15/2013
Age of Autism Diagnosis May Depend on Symptoms: Study

Early identification essential to help kids reach their potential, researcher says

4/15/2013
Health Tip: What's Keeping Your Child Awake?

Often, it's fear of the dark

4/12/2013
Health Tip: Encourage Your Toddler to Read

Gently note words that are pronounced incorrectly

4/11/2013
Teen's Death From Chickenpox Highlights Need for Vaccination, CDC Reports

Prior inoculation probably would have protected her, experts say

4/10/2013
Smoking in Youth-Rated Movies Doubles: Report

On-screen tobacco use encourages kids to start habit, CDC says

4/9/2013
Smog Exposure During Pregnancy Might Raise Child's Cancer Risk: Study

But research needs replication before conclusions are drawn, experts say

4/9/2013
Better School Lunches May Lead to Slimmer Students

Obesity less likely when kids had discounted or free meals with higher nutritional value, study finds

4/9/2013
Health Tip: Keep Medications Out of Youngsters' Reach

And reduce their risk of accidental poisoning

4/8/2013
Kids With Autism May Be Less Likely to Imitate 'Silly' Behavior

In study, they tended to only copy necessary actions by adults when completing tasks

4/8/2013
Kids Given Big Plates Help Themselves to More Food

Plate size and self-serving increased first-graders' food intake, researchers found

4/8/2013
Lengthy Seizures May Delay Mental Development, Study Suggests

Convulsive status epilepticus could have long-lasting impact for infants

4/8/2013
Frequent Eating in Kids Tied to Less Weight Gain

But this won't hold true with unhealthy foods, expert warns