Misc. Kid's Health News

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6/21/2013
Kids' ER Visits Decline If Doctor Has Evening Hours: Study

Availability of later appointments cut trips to emergency room by half, researchers say

6/21/2013
Children's Eye Injuries Peak in Summer, Expert Says

Swimming pool accidents top the list

6/21/2013
Potty-Training Pitfalls and How to Avoid Them

Starting too early is a common mistake, expert says

6/19/2013
Day Care May Help Kids of Depressed Moms

They showed fewer signs of emotional problems if they weren't cared for solely by their mother

6/19/2013
A Deadly Form of Diabetes That Doctors Sometimes Miss

Common signs of type 1 diabetes often resemble symptoms of other illnesses

6/18/2013
Common Childhood Vaccine Won't Worsen Juvenile Arthritis: Study

Safety of measles-mumps-rubella booster shot had previously been called into question

6/18/2013
Fewer Young Americans Lack Health Care Coverage

But 45 million Americans overall still don't have health insurance

6/18/2013
Polluted Air Linked to Autism Risk

Pregnant women who live with smog at higher risk, but experts caution the finding is not definitive

6/18/2013
Could 'Moderate' Drinking Be Safe During Pregnancy?

British study finds no problems with balance in kids, but some experts have concerns about the findings

6/17/2013
Sibling Bullying Can Lead to Depression, Anxiety in Victims

Study says it may be as damaging as abuse from peers

6/17/2013
Minority Kids With Autism Less Likely to Use Specialty Services: Study

Compared to white children, black and Hispanic patients may be missing out on certain types of care

6/16/2013
Stepdads Must Navigate Tricky Waters

Study shows talking through issues, having shared parenting style help the new family survive the journey

6/14/2013
Health Tip: Protect Kids' Eyes

Avoid toys with sharp edges

6/14/2013
Health Tip: Vary Your Child's School Lunch

Make it appealing and nutritious

6/13/2013
Babies May Benefit From Liver Transplant Advances

Partial organs from deceased donors increasingly common, researchers say

6/13/2013
'Domestic' Dads Often Face Scorn at Work, Study Finds

When men or women step outside traditional gender roles, some colleagues react badly, research shows

6/13/2013
Early, Severe Flu Season Caused Big Rise in Child Deaths: CDC

Senior hospitalizations also up during 2012-13 onslaught, U.S. health officials say

6/13/2013
Dads Who Bond With Kids Help Keep Marriage Strong

Sharing housework also key, study found, as is open communication with spouse

6/13/2013
TV Commercials May Spur Junk Food Habit in Kids, Study Finds

Advertising exposure seems to up odds that preschoolers will become obese

6/13/2013
Health Tip: Be Smart While Mowing the Lawn

Make sure kids maintain a safe distance

6/12/2013
More Evidence Links BPA to Childhood Obesity

Study finds preteen girls who had high levels of common chemical were twice as likely to be overweight

6/12/2013
Health Tip: Protect Young Ones From Suffocation

Rid the crib of pillows, blankets and stuffed animals

6/11/2013
Chronic Illness Afflicts Most Childhood-Cancer Survivors, Study Finds

Treatment-related lung and hearing problems common at age 45

6/11/2013
Health Tip: Kids Need Strong Bones, Too

Teach proper bone health at an early age

6/11/2013
Health Tip: Prevent Furniture Tipping

And help keep kids safe

6/10/2013
Junk Food Bans Help Schoolkids Avoid Unhealthy Snacks: Study

But most elementary schools are in districts or states that don't limit sales of fat, sugar, salt to students

6/10/2013
Flu Shots at School Boost Vaccination Rates, Study Finds

Expanding efforts to immunize kids against influenza could cut illnesses, deaths among children

6/8/2013
Drowning Prevention Measures to Keep Kids Safe in Water

Tragedy can occur with few warning signs, expert says

6/8/2013
Summer Camp Health Tips for Parents

How to keep water sports from causing skin infections and other expert advice

6/7/2013
What to Do When Lightning Strikes

Planning for the worst may be the best protection, experts say

6/7/2013
Health Tip: Get Your Child to the Eye Doctor

Especially if the youngster has these symptoms

6/6/2013
Autism, ADHD Often Occur Together, Research Shows

Study finds nearly one-third of kids with autism also have problems with attention and hyperactivity

6/6/2013
Vision, Dyslexia Not Linked: Study

Findings will advance understanding, treatment of the reading disorder, says expert

6/6/2013
Football Concussion Risk Highest During Games, Not Practice: Study

Young players may not be learning proper tackling techniques, one expert says

6/5/2013
'Sensory-Focused' Autism Therapy Shows Early Promise

In small study, parents used variety of methods to stimulate boys' senses

6/5/2013
Scientists ID Gene Behind Early Onset Puberty

Discovery could help children with 'central precocious puberty,' give insights to development

6/5/2013
Health Tip: Reduce the Risk of Dog Bites

Do your homework before adopting Fido

6/5/2013
Health Tip: Choosing Your Child's Pediatrician

Make sure you know the doctor's background

6/4/2013
Minorities Harmed Most By Fast-Food Outlets Near School: Study

Effects on weight, exercise seem to be magnified for black, Hispanic teens, research suggests

6/4/2013
Young Parents Don't Stress Over Kids' Media Use: Survey

First generation to have lots of exposure to technology not as worried about its effects, researchers report

6/4/2013
Health Tip: Keep Kids Active During Summer Break

Get them to play a favorite sport

6/3/2013
Website All About Child Health -- in Spanish

American pediatricians address needs, concerns of Hispanic parents

6/3/2013
More Kids Being Poisoned by Prescription Drugs: Study

Blood pressure meds, diabetes drugs and narcotic painkillers most common culprits, researchers say

5/31/2013
Childhood Abuse Tied to Food Addiction in Women: Study

Tendency to overeat is nearly doubled for those victimized as kids

5/31/2013
Health Tip: Encourage Safe Exploring Outdoors

Suggestions for interacting with nature

5/30/2013
Health Tip: Help Kids With Diabetes Deal With Shots

Prepare the injections where the child can't see you

5/29/2013
Word Tests at Age 2 Might Predict Gains for Kids With Autism, Study Finds

Toddlers' brain responses corresponded with later language, thinking and self-care skills

5/29/2013
Kids With ADHD Less Able to Process Emotions During Sleep: Study

Brain regions that control 'emotional memories' are underactive, researchers find

5/29/2013
Mental Ills in Kids With Epilepsy May Depend on Seizure Location

Psychiatric symptoms more common when brain's temporal lobe is involved, researchers find

5/28/2013
A Strong Marriage Can Shield Kids From Dad's Depression: Study

Supportive spouse seems to improve a depressed father's relationship with his children