Misc. Kid's Health News

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1/8/2014
Liquid Tamiflu for Kids in Short Supply

Shortage should be resolved in week; Tamiflu capsules and flu shots widely available, U.S. officials say

1/8/2014
Just 1 in 4 U.S. Teens Gets Enough Exercise: Report

Boys slightly more likely than girls to meet hour-a-day recommendation

1/8/2014
Fitness in Teen Years May Guard Against Heart Trouble Later

Swedish study found link between aerobic fitness at 18 and lowered heart attack risk in middle age

1/8/2014
Health Tip: Why Babies Wake at Night

Temperament may be a factor

1/8/2014
Health Tip: Is Your Baby Eating Enough?

Here are potential signs of malnutrition

1/7/2014
Kids' Suicide Risk Similar for All Newer Antidepressants: Study

Children had roughly the same risk for suicidal thoughts and behaviors, regardless of drug they were taking

1/6/2014
Childhood Cancer Survivors a Growing Patient Population

But many general practitioners aren't prepared to deal with them, survey finds

1/6/2014
High Praise Might Backfire on Kids With Low Self-Esteem

Inflated compliments may cause some kids to back away from challenges, researchers say

1/6/2014
Power Down to Speed Concussion Recovery: Study

Research supports several days' mental rest, including no screen time

1/2/2014
Teen Drivers Become Distracted Quickly

Texting, talking and eating while behind the wheel increases risk of crash, study says

1/1/2014
When Winter Fun Isn't So Fun

Sledding, skating, skiing and other cold weather activities all carry a potential risk of harm

1/1/2014
Health Tip: Little Kids and Some Pets Don't Mix

Animals to avoid until kids are bigger

12/31/2013
Health Tip: Teens Need Enough Sleep

Or they may have problems learning and concentrating

12/30/2013
Landmark ADHD Study Backed Drugs Over Therapy at a Cost: Report

Children denied counseling may have lost out, experts say

12/30/2013
Health Tip: When Baby Spits Up Excessively

Here's what parents can do

12/26/2013
U.S. Spends 5 Times More Than U.K. on Antibiotics for Kids: Study

Cost of these prescription drugs a burden on U.S. economy, researchers say

12/24/2013
Behavioral Therapy Might Ease Kids' Migraine Symptoms

Those trained to cope with pain report less disability a year later, study finds

12/24/2013
Therapy That Confronts Trauma of Sexual Abuse Helped Teen Girls With PTSD

It worked better than standard supportive counseling and was deemed safe for younger patients

12/24/2013
Big Strides in Battle Against Pediatric AIDS

Advances help lower transmission rate in U.S., but it's a different story in developing nations

12/24/2013
Mother-Daughter Team Preaches the Gospel of HIV Prevention

'I want other women to know that you can have a good ending,' says Fortunata Kasege

12/24/2013
12/23/2013
Keep the Holidays Merry for Kids With Diabetes

Parents should monitor their child's blood sugar more often, but don't be too restrictive, expert says

12/20/2013
Insights Gained Into Tourette Syndrome

Finding might point to non-drug treatments for telltale tics, study says

12/20/2013
1 in 6 Fathers Doesn't Live With His Kids: CDC

But researchers say living with children doesn't always mean dads are involved

12/19/2013
Survey Finds Support for Banning E-Cigarette Use by Kids

86 percent of adults polled said the nicotine-delivery devices should not be sold to minors

12/18/2013
Antidepressant Use During Pregnancy Not Linked to Autism

Large study finds little connection between mother's use of drugs like Prozac and children's autism risk

12/18/2013
Obese Kids Might Have Higher Levels of Stress Hormone

But whether extra weight actually causes stress isn't clear, researcher says

12/18/2013
12/17/2013
Many ADHD Drugs Linked to Painful Erections: FDA

Agency wants drug labels to reflect this rare risk

12/16/2013
Health Tip: Holiday Safety Suggestions

Use flame-retardant decorations

12/12/2013
Kids' Movies Deliver Mixed Messages on Eating, Obesity

Films condemn obesity, but 'glamorize' inactivity, study finds

12/11/2013
Will Music Make Your Child Smarter?

Study finds no evidence to support that belief

12/11/2013
Probiotics Don't Prevent Childhood Asthma, Study Finds

But they may have other benefits, including prevention of eczema

12/10/2013
Health Tip: Keep Kids Away From Corded Blinds and Shades

If possible, use cordless window covers

12/9/2013
Drug Labels Still Lack Infant Info, Study Finds

Research to measure effects on newborns may be needed, researchers say

12/9/2013
Kids' Liver Transplant Success Varies by Race, Research Shows

Whites much more likely to survive than blacks, study finds

12/5/2013
Slower Brain Connections May Be at Root of Dyslexia

Researchers find new insight into reading disorder

12/5/2013
Health Tip: Limit Lead Exposure for Kids

Try to stay elsewhere if your older home is being remodeled

12/4/2013
Health Tip: Prevent Headaches in Teens

Enough regular sleep can help

12/4/2013
Health Tip: Toys to Avoid for Young Children

Any that include straps or strings

12/3/2013
Health Tip: Cleaning Baby Bottles

Sterilize them to kill germs

12/2/2013
How Worried Are Parents About Kids' Online Safety?

Study suggests race, ethnicity, other factors affect their level of concern

12/2/2013
Low Iron in Brain a Sign of ADHD?

MRI technique might aid diagnosis, treatment, researcher says

11/27/2013
Parents Who Set, Stick to Rules May Help Kids Stay Slim

Australian study found it was more important than what Mom or Dad weighed

11/27/2013
Health Tip: If Your Child Has a Learning Disability

Put yourself in his or her shoes

11/26/2013
Thalidomide May Help Kids With Crohn's Disease

Drug previously tied to birth defects helped induce remission in children with difficult-to-treat disease

11/26/2013
Brain Connections Strengthen As Kids Sleep, Study Suggests

Implications of inadequate shuteye still aren't clear

11/26/2013
Health Tip: Limiting Kids' TV Time

Set and enforce rules

11/22/2013
50 Years Later, the Kennedy Assassination Still Haunts a Generation

As children, Baby Boomers absorbed the violence, shock and sense of vulnerability -- and can't forget

11/21/2013
Laser Toys Can Damage Eyes: Report

'Star Wars'-like gadgets causing serious injuries, doctors say