Misc. Kid's Health News

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1/31/2013
Texting Doesn't Replace the Feel-Good Effects of Talking, Study Says

Girls who actually spoke to their mothers experienced positive physical responses

1/31/2013
1/31/2013
Health Tip: Minimize Pesticide Exposure

Avoid foods that probably were sprayed

1/30/2013
Childhood Abuse May Be Tied to Uterine Fibroids: Study

They are the most common type of benign tumor in women of childbearing age

1/30/2013
Non-Drug ADHD Treatments Don't Pan Out in Study

But some experts still believe behavioral therapy can help the whole family

1/29/2013
High Blood Pressure in Kids May Be Less Common Than Thought

U.S. study offers somewhat encouraging finding, but experts say it's tough to pin down 'correct' rate

1/28/2013
No Proof Drugs Ease Kids' Migraines: Study

And some of these meds 'are pretty nasty,' expert says

1/25/2013
Lead Levels Down in U.S. Kids, But Asthma Cases Rising: EPA

Report looks at the environment's effect on children's health

1/25/2013
Gleevec's Latest Approval is for Pediatric Cancer

Drug blocks proteins that fuel cancer-cell development

1/25/2013
Flu Still at Epidemic Levels: CDC

Children and seniors especially vulnerable; infections declining in some regions

1/23/2013
Study Links Epilepsy Drug in Pregnancy to Lower IQ

Children's scores at age 6 were lower if moms took valproate

1/22/2013
Playing for Fun May Reduce Young Athletes' Injuries

Fewer kids hurt who play pick-up games, multiple sports, study says

1/21/2013
More U.S. Children Diagnosed With ADHD

Finding from large study may be due to better awareness, experts say

1/21/2013
Poorer Neighborhoods Often Have Less Safe Playgrounds

Chicago study found many needed simple fixes like adding more wood chips

1/21/2013
Health Tip: Help Protect Kids from Flu

If they're 6 months or older, have them vaccinated

1/19/2013
Tips to Keep Kids Safe, Warm During Winter

Hypothermia, frostbite occur more frequently among children, expert warns

1/18/2013
Hockey Rule Changes Could Cut Player Aggression, Injuries

Evidence review looked at effects of league safety regulations

1/18/2013
48 States Now Report Flu Activity, Elderly Hit Hard

It's still not too late to get vaccinated, experts say

1/18/2013
Health Tip: Encourage Kids to Snack on Fruits and Veggies

Keep a bowl of fruit where the kids will see it

1/17/2013
Childhood Obesity Rates Drop in New York City, Los Angeles: Study

State programs promoting healthy lifestyles work, but it takes time before results are seen, researchers say

1/17/2013
Obese Kids May Face Immediate Health Woes, Study Finds

Higher rates of ADHD, asthma and learning problems seen in overweight children, study shows

1/17/2013
Cases of Rare But Deadly Encephalitis Rising Among Kids, Report Finds

Increase in Eastern equine encephalitis may be partly due to warming climate, more exposure to mosquitoes, researcher says

1/16/2013
Childhood Vaccine Schedule Is Safe, Report Says

Critics call for more research into whether shots may be linked to some developmental disorders

1/15/2013
Study Finds Low Flu Vaccine Rates in U.S. Kids

This also puts infants too young for immunization at risk, researcher says

1/15/2013
No Link Between Low Birth Weight, Asthma: Study

Results expand understanding of the disease, expert says

1/14/2013
Screen Time Near Bedtime Means Less Sleep for Kids

Survey found watching TV, playing video games before bed delays sleep

1/14/2013
Fast Food Tied to Asthma, Eczema and Hay Fever in Kids

Study isn't conclusive, but it's another reason to make healthier choices, expert says

1/14/2013
Safer Roads Near Schools May Mean Fewer Kids Struck by Cars

After traffic changes were made at NYC schools, child injuries dropped 44 percent, study found

1/11/2013
Bullying Harms Kids With Autism, Parents Say

Many suffer emotional trauma, physical injury

1/11/2013
Safe Ways to Relieve Your Young Child's Flu Symptoms

Medications not intended for children younger than 4, expert says

1/10/2013
Technique IDs Deadliest Whooping Cough Cases

Take white blood cell counts early and often, study says

1/9/2013
High BPA Levels in Kids Linked to Risk for Heart, Kidney Damage: Study

When concentrations of the plastics chemical were high, a signal for kidney woes rose too

1/9/2013
Many U.S. Teens at Risk for Suicide Despite Treatment: Study

About 1 in every 20 teens attempts suicide, often when already being treated for mental health woes

1/7/2013
Mental Health of Dads-to-Be May Influence Toddler's Behavior

During pregnancy appointments, ask about father's state of mind, experts say

1/7/2013
Health Tip: Talk to Kids About Smoking

Help prevent a dangerous habit

1/4/2013
Hospital Type Linked to Racial Disparities in Kids With Appendicitis Complication

Cases of perforated appendix may signal inadequate access to health care, researchers say

1/3/2013
Move Over, Mean Girls

Acts of kindness improve self-esteem, popularity of tweens, study finds

1/3/2013
Study Tracks Kids' Brain Activity While Watching 'Sesame Street'

Children whose scans seemed most like those of adults did better on tests, researchers say

1/2/2013
Second Hit Leaves Young Football Player in Wheelchair

Case study highlights dangers of 'second impact syndrome'

1/1/2013
Economic Conditions at Birth Linked to Behavior in Teen Years

Being born during a time of chronic unemployment may boost odds of juvenile delinquency, study says

12/31/2012
Don't Cut School Recess, Pediatricians Say

It helps kids' overall development and gives them a chance to decompress

12/31/2012
Health Tip: Signs That Your Child May Have Juvenile Arthritis

When chronic joint pain and tenderness affect young people

12/27/2012
U.S. Children's Hospitals Treating More Complex, Expensive Conditions

Researchers find biggest increase in patients with special needs, such as cerebral palsy

12/27/2012
Health Tip: Help Ease Night Terrors

Minimize your child's stress

12/26/2012
Overweight Teens Report High Rates of Bullying, Teasing

Survey also found that parents, teachers were sometimes perpetrators

12/26/2012
Some Kids Abusing Common Baking Ingredients

Trends such as swallowing dry cinnamon, stuffing marshmallows can cause choking emergencies

12/26/2012
Health Tip: Calming a Fussy Baby

Swaddle the infant with a large, lightweight blanket

12/25/2012
Health Tip: Help Keep Your Baby's Crib Safe

Older cribs may not meet new standards

12/24/2012
It's OK for Kids to Keep Believing in Santa, Expert Says

They'll figure it out on their own without a specific age limit

12/24/2012
Make Holiday Meals Safe for Kids With Food Allergies

Expert offers tips for changing recipes and keeping potentially harmful foods separate