Misc. Kid's Health News

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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

12/24/2012
Nearly One-Third of Kids With Food Allergies May Be Bullied

Study found torment is often 'just' teasing but can be more threatening

12/22/2012
Consider Eye Safety When Toy Shopping

Injuries, lack of protective eyewear can lead to ER visits, surgery, expert says

12/20/2012
Family Meals Encourage Kids to Eat More Veggies, Fruit: Study

Researchers also found that children mimic parents' healthy eating habits

12/20/2012
Motivation and Study, Not IQ, Are Keys to Kids' Math Success

Research highlights role of learning skills, determination in developing numerical competence

12/20/2012
Health Tip: Store Breast Milk Safely

Wash your hands before expressing the milk

12/19/2012
Reindeer May Deliver More Than Presents

Report suggests animals also carry a fly larva that causes skin problems, rare eye infections

12/19/2012
Drugs Hold Promise for Severe Juvenile Arthritis Patients

Children's pain, fever, rash reduced in two studies, but questions remain

12/19/2012
Abused Black Girls More Likely to Develop Asthma: Study

Stress still affects immune system years later, researchers say

12/19/2012
Gene Therapy Shows Promise for Rare Children's Brain Disorder

Treatment targets chemical that wreaks havoc on nerve cells in kids with Canavan disease

12/19/2012
Health Tip: Help Prevent Repetitive Stress Injury

Posture is important during computer use

12/19/2012
Health Tip: Keep Kids From Choking Hazards

Offer only safe foods and toys

12/18/2012
Survival Tripled for Hospitalized U.S. Kids With Cardiac Arrest

Study suggests better resuscitation methods made difference

12/18/2012
Veggies and Cheese as Filling as Chips For Kids, With Fewer Calories

Study finds tots who ate the healthier alternatives were just as satisfied

12/17/2012
12/17/2012
Keep Tots' Milk to 2 Cups a Day: Study

Less won't give enough vitamin D, but more can lower iron stores, researchers say

12/14/2012
Parents Key to Easing Psychological Impact of Conn. Shootings

Communication can help children, and adults, cope with the senseless tragedy, mental health experts say

12/14/2012
Gadget Givers Urged to Consider Ramifications

Electronic gifts should come with efforts to help kids be responsible users, experts say

12/14/2012
Family Grapples With Kids' Tech Time

Parental diligence and a few rules allow the good with less risk

12/13/2012
Child Abuse in U.S. Declines for 5th Straight Year

But 681,000 kids are still mistreated, report finds

12/13/2012
Health Tip: Shopping for Children's Shoes

Young feet can grow quickly

12/12/2012
Gene Study Uncovers More Autism Clues

Scientists spot nearly 100 genes linking the disorder with inherited fragile X syndrome

12/12/2012
Mothers' Pre-Pregnancy Weight Tied to Kids' IQ, Study Says

Excess pounds before pregnancy may contribute to lower test scores for child

12/12/2012
Brain Changes Continue After Child's Concussion: Study

Whether this represents a prolonged recovery or permanent damage is unclear

12/10/2012
U.S. Task Force Urges Docs to Counsel Kids Against Smoking

Evidence shows that medical advice, education can keep young patients from lighting up

12/10/2012
Eliminating Mouth-to-Mouth Boosts CPR Results: Study

Used with automatic defibrillator, chest compression alone helped people survive cardiac arrest

12/9/2012
Is Your Little One Scared of Santa?

Expert offers tips to make the meeting less intimidating

12/5/2012
Kids With HIV at Risk of Heart Disease, Study Says

Hardened arteries more than twice as common among this group

12/4/2012
Is Childhood Intelligence Linked to Pain Problems in Adulthood?

Kids who do worse in school more likely to have manual jobs, smoke and be overweight, study suggests

12/4/2012
Teen Girls Who Smoke May Up Risk for Future Bone Disease

Half of women's bone accumulation takes place during these early years, researchers say

12/4/2012
Health Tip: Make Sure Kids Get Enough Water

Especially when they're sick

12/3/2012
Children's Seizures Not Always Damaging, Study Finds

Those caused by fever don't appear to harm brain function

12/3/2012
What Doctors Don't Know About Treating Kids With Epilepsy

Survey finds significant gaps in knowledge

12/3/2012
More U.S. Kids Get High-Radiation Scans, Study Says

Doctors urged to use lowest dose possible