Misc. Kid's Health News

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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

4/7/2013
Parents' Military Deployment Takes Toll on Kids, Study Finds

Binge drinking and drug use more likely

4/5/2013
Scans May Reveal Pre-Schizophrenia Brain Changes

By identifying vulnerable children, doctors might be able to prevent the illness, study says

4/5/2013
Expert Pitches Safety Tips for Young Baseball Players

It's a great youth sport, but beware the possible injuries, doctor advises

4/5/2013
Dental Anesthesia May Interrupt Wisdom Teeth Growth

Study finds link between numbing of lower jaw and lack of tooth buds

4/5/2013
Mental Health Care Lacking for Kids, Advocates Say

Survey of workers, volunteers looked at community access to services for children and teens

4/4/2013
Despite Big Progress, Many Kids Have High Lead Levels in Blood

Mineral has been linked to learning and behavioral problems, CDC says

4/3/2013
Melanoma Rates Rising in U.S. Children

Deadly skin cancer still rare in kids, but long-term study found 2 percent yearly increase among whites

4/2/2013
Child's Cancer Often Causes Parents Severe Distress: Study

Odds of recovery, pain and finances are major worries

4/1/2013
Consensual Sex Typically Doesn't Begin Before Teen Years, Study Finds

Surveys find sexual intercourse, pregnancy more common at 14 and older

4/1/2013
One in 10 U.S. Kids Diagnosed With ADHD: Report

But many children who get diagnosis may not really have the condition, experts say

3/31/2013
Kids of Better-Educated Parents Have Healthier Diets: Study

European research compared nutritional choices such as fruits and veggies, sugary drinks

3/28/2013
Frequent Moves Take Toll on Poor Kids, Study Suggests

Fallout anticipated from U.S. housing crisis, researcher says

3/27/2013
Should Short Boys Take Growth Hormone?

If they're healthy, probably not, experts say

3/26/2013
Temporary Tattoos May Leave Permanent Damage

As spring break nears, FDA warns that seemingly harmless lark might blister, scar skin

3/26/2013
Too Much TV May Make Kids Antisocial, Study Suggests

Spending hours in front of the tube at age 5 linked to bad behavior at age 7, researchers say

3/26/2013
Health Tip: Kids Keeping You From Exercising?

Find time even if family keeps you busy

3/25/2013
Parents' Divorce May Up Kids' Odds for Smoking as Adults

Study authors suggest habit might be 'coping mechanism' for some

3/25/2013
Family Meals Nourish Teens' Mental Health: Study

Dinners with parents may improve behavior and well-being, study finds

3/25/2013
Fit Kids May Dodge Fractures in Old Age

Regular exercise linked to increases in peak bone mass, study says

3/24/2013
U.S. Agency Puts Poison Prevention in Spotlight

EPA urges adults to keep pesticides and disinfectants locked away from children

3/22/2013
Antipsychotic Drug Use Rising for Kids on Medicaid, Study Finds

Researchers say meds were often prescribed 'off-label' for conditions like ADHD

3/22/2013
Flu Season Continues to Wind Down

38 states reported minimal activity last week, CDC says

3/22/2013
Picky Eating in Youngsters Might Be Largely Caused by Genes

But study author says parents can still encourage children to try new foods

3/21/2013
Ready-to-Eat Foods for Toddlers Often Too Salty: Study

Parents urged to balance convenience with healthier meals, snacks

3/21/2013
They're Cute, But Chicks Carry Salmonella Dangers

Major 2012 outbreak was linked to mail-order chicks, ducklings, CDC says

3/21/2013
Child Health Experts Come Out in Favor of Same-Sex Marriage

Kids benefit from having stable home, two loving parents, regardless of sexual orientation, AAP says

3/21/2013
Suicidal Thoughts More Common in Kids With Autism: Study

But expert advises parents not to panic over mood changes

3/20/2013
Meth in Pregnancy May Blunt Child's Reaction to Stress: Study

Combination of methamphetamine, troubled home environment muted toddlers' responses

3/20/2013
Brain Circuitry Yields Clue to Autism, Researchers Say

At 7 months, study finds difference in eye tracking

3/20/2013
One in 50 School-Aged Children in U.S. Has Autism: CDC

Significant increase in the prevalence of the condition over the past five years, researchers say

3/19/2013
Gene Mutations Appear Key to Childhood Leukemia Risk, Study Says

Findings may help explain higher rates among Hispanics

3/19/2013
Fewer Kids Getting Hurt in Most Sports, Study Finds

However, football and soccer injuries have risen over past decade

3/19/2013
Black Children Less Likely to Get Antibiotics: Study

Experts suspect the difference may stem from over-treatment in white children

3/19/2013
Switch to Skim Milk Won't Prevent Toddler's Obesity: Study

Surprise finding runs counter to standard recommendations from doctors' groups

3/18/2013
New Guidelines Raise Safety Bar on Concussions

If head trauma is suspected, health care professional should determine it is safe to return to play, recommendations say

3/18/2013
Parents' Worries About HPV Vaccine on the Rise: Study

Doctors puzzled by the growing safety concerns, because shot guards against virus that can cause cervical cancer

3/17/2013
Know What's in Your Child's Medications, FDA Warns

Mixing cold, allergy drugs can cause harm, agency says

3/15/2013
Avoiding Scary Situations May Leave Kids More Anxious: Study

Study author says counseling may help youngsters face issues head-on

3/15/2013
Health Tip: Protect Kids From Stress

Many factors can cause childhood anxiety

3/13/2013
Don't Give ADHD Meds to Undiagnosed Kids, Experts Urge

Neurologists say some doctors are prescribing these drugs as a way to boost school performance

3/13/2013
ERs Not Doing Enough to Educate Parents on Car-Seat Safety: Study

Treatment after a crash can be a teachable moment on proper use of passenger restraints

3/13/2013
Sports Help Dads, Daughters Bond, Study Says

Many shared activities can help cement relationship, researchers find

3/12/2013
Sweet Drinks Tied to Higher Calorie Intake in Kids

And sugary beverages go hand-in-hand with fatty foods, like pizza and fries, study finds

3/12/2013
In Seriously Ill Kids, Obesity May Be Tied to Higher Death Risk: Study

But more research is needed to confirm the association, experts say

3/11/2013
Kids' Pet Frogs Caused Salmonella Outbreak: CDC

Infection traced to animals bred at single California facility

3/11/2013
More Evidence Whooping Cough Protection Wanes

Vaccine still recommended, although it appears to weaken after fifth dose, study finds

3/11/2013