Misc. Kid's Health News

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11/19/2013
Kids Worldwide Getting Less Heart Fit, Research Shows

Large study of running fitness in recent decades found today's children are much slower

11/19/2013
Health Tip: When Your Child Is Overweight

Openly support efforts to lose extra pounds

11/18/2013
Bedroom TV, Video Games Linked to Less Sleep in Boys With Autism

But whether one causes the other isn't clear

11/18/2013
Kids' Cancer Treatments May Cause Heart Trouble, Study Says

Changes in arteries seen while still in childhood

11/15/2013
Health Tip: Ease the Sting of Strep Throat

Offer the right liquids to drink

11/14/2013
Schools Can Set Tone for Healthy Eating

Encouraging students to try nutritious foods worked, study found

11/14/2013
Teens Who Are Night Owls May Struggle in School

Study found staying up late translated into lower GPA scores, more emotional problems

11/14/2013
Even Football Heroes Can Be Laid Low by Depression

Colleges need to ensure that mental-health issues are identified and addressed, athletic trainers say

11/14/2013
11/14/2013
Health Tip: Uninflated Balloons Aren't Safe for Young Children

They are the leading cause of child suffocation

11/12/2013
Music Training May Boost Young Brains, Studies Suggest

Effects appear strongest when kids start lessons before age 7

11/11/2013
Urine Test May Spot Heart, Kidney Risk in Kids With Type 1 Diabetes

Screening could help identify those who would benefit from early treatment, researchers say

11/11/2013
Gun Violence in PG-13 Movies Tripled Since 1985, Study Finds

But experts say research can't link exposure to real-life crime among kids

11/11/2013
Health Tip: Avoid Mishaps at Restaurants

Have the waiter remove any candles

11/8/2013
Kids in Southern U.S. More Likely to Have Hay Fever: Study

But escaping allergens isn't just a matter of moving, experts say

11/8/2013
Health Tip: Keep Kids Safe Around Animal Exhibits

Wash hands after leaving the petting zoo

11/7/2013
Parental Stress, Domestic Violence May Affect Kids' Development: Study

Although no direct link was found, researchers suggest screening children for risk factors

11/6/2013
Stomach Troubles Common for Kids With Autism, Study Confirms

Digestive distress often accompanied by irritability, social withdrawal

11/6/2013
IVF Conception Doesn't Seem to Raise Kids' Cancer Risk: Study

British researchers followed more than 100,000 children for 17 years

11/4/2013
Childhood Obesity Again Tied to Earlier Puberty in Girls

Study compared onset age of breast development in 1997 and now

11/4/2013
Kids Who Add Sleep Can Subtract Pounds, Study Suggests

But other lifestyle factors also influence weight control, experts say

10/31/2013
Try Talking More to Boost Your Toddler's Vocabulary

Study compared number of words spoken in households, children's language skills

10/31/2013
Halloween Safety Tips for Kids With Food Allergies

Specialist tells parents how to avoid trick-or-treating hazards

10/31/2013
Health Tip: When Baby Confuses Days With Nights

Here's how to help reverse the schedule

10/31/2013
10/30/2013
Can Hearing Music in the Womb Boost Babies' Brain Development?

Study showed the effects of the learning was still apparent at 4 months of age

10/30/2013
Young Athletes' Concussions Often Unreported: Report

Helmets provide no protection from these serious head injuries, experts say

10/30/2013
Think You Know What Your Child's Up to Online? Think Again

Parents underestimate exposure to bullying, sexual content, survey finds

10/30/2013
Halloween Treats Can Spook Kids' Teeth

Dentists offer cavity-prevention tips

10/29/2013
Trick-or-Treating Safety Tips From an ER Doc

Flashlights, reflective tape and large groups can help keep kids safe

10/29/2013
Overuse Injuries May Rise When Kids Specialize in One Sport

Spending more time in free play reduces injury odds, study finds

10/28/2013
More Weight Gain in Pregnancy Tied to Higher Autism Risk for Kids: Study

However, this doesn't mean more weight causes neurodevelopmental disorder, authors stress

10/28/2013
Help Your Children Manage Media Use, Experts Urge

Smartphones, social media and TV take up large chunks of most kids' days

10/28/2013
Childhood Gun Injuries, Deaths on Rise in U.S., Study Finds

Researchers find link between firearms in the home and gunshot wounds among kids

10/28/2013
There Is No Safer Football Helmet for Kids: Study

Researchers compared high-tech helmets to standard gear for concussion protection

10/28/2013
Flu Can Kill Even Healthy Children, Study Finds

Unvaccinated kids are at greater risk, CDC researcher says

10/28/2013
Antibiotic-Resistant Infections Up Among Hospitalized Kids: Study

More cases seen of children affected by musculoskeletal MRSA

10/28/2013
Too Few Kids Follow Bike Helmet Laws, Study Finds

In L.A. County over 5-year period, 8 of 9 children who died in bike accidents weren't wearing helmets

10/28/2013
'Super-Magnets' Pose Rising Threat to Kids, Study Finds

Ingestion of these magnets in desk toys, other items continues, pediatricians say

10/25/2013
Are Today's Artsy Kids Tomorrow's Business Leaders?

Study suggests arts and crafts participation in childhood raises odds of becoming inventor, entrepreneur

10/25/2013
Kids With Head Injuries May Be Prone to Depression

Study found they were more likely to be diagnosed with mood disorder, but reason for link is unclear

10/24/2013
Gene Mutation Tied to Higher Obesity Risk in Kids

A type of DNA appears to be linked to bigger appetites, slower metabolism, study found

10/24/2013
Health Tip: Avoid Bathseats for Toddlers

American Academy of Pediatrics discourages use

10/22/2013
Low Vitamin D Tied to Anemia Risk in Kids

Large study also found racial differences in anemia, vitamin levels

10/22/2013
Many Kids With Autism on Multiple Medications, Study Finds

Experts say parents should be cautious about their use

10/22/2013
Kids Who Exercise More May Get Better Grades

U.K. study looked at math, science and English performance

10/21/2013
Kids With ADHD Often Prone to Bowel Problems: Study

Bodily cues often overlooked, experts say

10/21/2013
Kids Still Spanked, to Their Detriment, Study Finds

Poorer language skills and behavior found at age 9 for children physically punished years earlier

10/21/2013
10/18/2013
Stutterers Show Different Brain Development, Study Says

Less gray matter seen in areas responsible for speech