Misc. Kid's Health News

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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

5/28/2013
More Booze in Movies for Kids, Study Finds

But scenes with tobacco have dropped, researchers say

5/28/2013
Women's Weight-Loss Surgery May Benefit Later Offspring

Study links procedure to genetic activity in children

5/28/2013
Kids Poisoned by Medical Marijuana, Study Finds

Children helping themselves to drug-laced cookies, brownies

5/27/2013
Military Families May Need Help With Mental Health

Depression, anxiety and sleep problems can arise during long deployments of loved ones

5/24/2013
Low-Income, Minority Parents More Open to HPV Vaccine for Girls, Study Says

White, middle-class parents less accepting of the cervical cancer shot, researchers contend

5/24/2013
Parents Underestimate Influence Over Teens' Substance Abuse: Survey

1 in 5 thought child wouldn't listen to advice on the issue, but research suggests otherwise

5/23/2013
Type 2 Diabetes Progresses Faster in Kids, Study Finds

High blood pressure, other complications seen in adolescence

5/23/2013
Low Prenatal Iodine May Affect Child's Brain Development

Mothers with deficiency had kids with lower IQs and reading ability, researchers say

5/23/2013
U.S. School Kids Should Get Hour of Exercise Daily: Report

Physical activity helps them do better academically and socially, experts say

5/23/2013
Too Few Kids Use Fast-Food Calorie Info, Study Finds

Girls and obese children are likelier to take advantage of this knowledge

5/23/2013
5/22/2013
Abused Children at Risk for Obesity as Adults: Study

They are 36 percent more likely to struggle with weight later in life, researchers report

5/22/2013
More Kids Getting Donor Organs, But Gaps Persist, Study Finds

Researchers looked at whether change in U.S. donor criteria made a difference

5/21/2013
Removing Tonsils Helps Kids With Sleep Apnea, Study Finds

Better slumber improved daytime energy and behavior, but not memory, learning, researchers say

5/21/2013
Student Suicide May Spur Similar Thoughts in Teens

'Suicide contagion' occurs even among those who didn't know victim, study found

5/21/2013
Sleepless Nights May Hurt School Performance of Kids With Asthma

Problems included carelessness, difficulty staying awake, study finds

5/21/2013
Weather Worries Can Threaten a Child's Mental Health

Psychologist offers advice for coping with tragedies like the Oklahoma tornado

5/20/2013
Weekend 'Catch-Up' Sleep May Cut Young Drivers' Crash Risk

Study found 21 percent higher chance of accident among those who slept less than 6 hours a night

5/20/2013
ADHD in Childhood May Raise Risk for Obesity in Adulthood

Study found boys with the disorder were twice as likely to have a higher body-mass index when they were men

5/20/2013
Study: Older Whooping Cough Vaccine More Effective

But it was phased out because of side effects; newer version works, study notes

5/20/2013
5/20/2013
5/20/2013
Swallowing Magnets Can Be Fatal for Children

Neodymium magnets are powerful enough to cause significant damage to digestive tract, researchers say

5/16/2013
Adult Children of Substance Abusers More Prone to Depression

Risk rose steeply if a parent had been addicted to alcohol or drugs, study found

5/16/2013
Most Americans Say 'No' to Smoking in Their Homes, Cars

4 out of 5 adults have household bans, but millions of people still breathe secondhand smoke, CDC says

5/16/2013
Many Public Pools Contaminated With Human Waste: CDC

Agency offers clear advice to help you avoid infections

5/15/2013
5/14/2013
Kids With Autism May Perceive Movement More Quickly

Researchers say this might lead to sensory overload

5/14/2013
Even Low Levels of Lead Hamper Kindergartners' Reading Skills: Study

Some experts say no level of exposure is safe, push for zero tolerance from CDC

5/14/2013
Health Tip: Schedule Baby's First Dental Visit

As soon as the first tooth pops out

5/13/2013
Many U.S. Kids Victims of Violence, Abuse: Survey

Attacks that wouldn't be tolerated against adults may be shrugged off when children involved, expert says

5/12/2013
More Time in Gym Class Equals Stronger Kids

And fracture risk doesn't rise when physical activity clock is extended, study finds

5/8/2013
Researchers Pinpoint Cause of Port-Wine Stain Birthmarks

Single, random change to gene during fetal development causes birthmarks and the more serious Sturge-Weber syndrome

5/7/2013
Magnesium-Rich Food May Help Keep Kids' Bones Strong

Higher levels of the mineral tied to greater bone density in study

5/7/2013
Some Blackboard Chalks Might Spur Allergies in Kids: Study

Protein used in common classroom item may cause reaction in kids with milk allergies

5/7/2013
Health Tip: Monitor Fat in Preschoolers' Diet

Limit consumption of cheese, fruit juice

5/6/2013
FDA Proposes Tougher Warnings for Tanning Beds

But stops short of ban for those younger than 18, as advisory panel had recommended

5/6/2013
Flu Vaccine Safe for Kids With Crohn's, Colitis: Study

It may even reduce their bowel symptoms, researchers say

5/6/2013
Pediatricians Endorse New Acne Treatment Guidelines

Experts note many medications now available for range of cases

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