Misc. Kid's Health News

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9/20/2013
9/19/2013
Braces Seem to Benefit Many Kids With High-Risk Scoliosis

Study suggests that surgery to correct curvature of spine can be avoided for most of these patients

9/18/2013
9/17/2013
9/16/2013
Same-Sex Couples' Kids Less Likely to Have Private Health Insurance: Study

Better coverage found in states that recognize gay unions

9/16/2013
Health Tip: Spot the Signs of 'Lazy Eye'

They may include poorer vision in one eye

9/13/2013
9/12/2013
Packing School Lunches With Food Safety in Mind

Expert tips on container care, perishables and sandwich choices

9/12/2013
Strong Verbal Skills in Childhood May Raise Drinking Risk, Study Suggests

These expressive kids scored higher in 'sensation-seeking,' researchers found

9/12/2013
Childhood Obesity Quadruples Chances of Adult Hypertension: Study

Even being overweight when young was found to double high blood pressure risk in long-term study

9/12/2013
Vaccine Coverage High in U.S., but Measles Outbreaks a Concern: CDC

159 cases reported so far this year in unvaccinated people

9/12/2013
Report: Child Neglect a Continuing Problem in U.S.

More research called for to prevent and treat occurrences

9/11/2013
Young People May Respond Better to Upbeat Health Messages

Campaigns focusing on dangers, risks might not work when you feel invincible, study suggests

9/11/2013
Health Tip: Climbing at the Playground

Make sure equipment is age-appropriate

9/10/2013
Changes in Household Routines Help Reduce Kids' Obesity: Study

Parents who limited kids' TV time, increased sleep time saw less excess weight gain in children

9/10/2013
Health Tip: Buying Children's Shoes

Make sure they're sturdy

9/9/2013
5 Percent of U.S. Kids 'Severely Obese,' Experts Warn

New and better treatments needed for this newly defined disease, researchers say

9/6/2013
Making Music May Encourage Teamwork in Kids

Study showed preschoolers in music groups were more cooperative and helpful

9/5/2013
Teens' Use of E-Cigarettes Doubles in a Year: CDC

Health officials worry the devices may cause more children to become addicted to tobacco products

9/5/2013
Marijuana Not a 'Safe Drug,' Review Finds

Particularly harmful for teens, since it affects addiction processes in developing brains, researchers note

9/5/2013
Health Tip: Help Ease Teething Pain

Massage the gums with your fingers

9/4/2013
Scientists Pinpoint Which Kids With Heart Muscle Disease Are in Most Danger

Key risk factors measured at diagnosis can guide treatment for cases of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy

9/4/2013
Screaming, Cursing at Your Misbehaving Teen May Backfire

Study found verbal abuse promoted more disobedience and conflict

9/3/2013
Health Tip: Safe Use of a Car Seat

Make sure it's installed properly

9/2/2013
Take Kids to Get Their Flu Shots Early, Experts Say

The flu is unpredictable and people should not delay in vaccinating their children, new policy advises

9/2/2013
Boys Have Higher Death Rates From Many Causes, Study Shows

Finds their risk is greater than girls; experts say many factors may be involved

9/2/2013
Parents' Goals Guide ADHD Treatment Choice

Therapy may be more successful when decision-making is shared, researcher suggests

9/2/2013
9/1/2013
Most Childhood Sleep Problems Are Preventable: Expert

Issues can disrupt entire family, pediatrician says

8/30/2013
Back-to-School Tips May Help Ease Sensory Overload in Kids

Students with 'sensory processing disorder' often struggle with adapting to change

8/30/2013
Health Tip: If Your Child Has Diabetes

How to prepare for a field trip

8/29/2013
Hundreds of Thousands of Teens Use Pot, Alcohol Each Day: Report

'Too many young people are still at risk,' U.S. health official says

8/29/2013
Kids' Attitudes Toward Disabled People Improve With Contact

More empathy, less anxiety pave way for better relationships, study finds

8/29/2013
8/27/2013
Fewer U.S. Kids Buying Tobacco Products: Report

Rate at which retailers violate under-18 sales ban has fallen to just 9 percent

8/27/2013
Measles Outbreak Hits Texas Megachurch

As many as 16 unvaccinated people infected so far, reports say

8/27/2013
Health Tip: Kids Shouldn't Watch Too Much TV

Young coach potatoes more prone to obesity

8/27/2013
Health Tip: Pack Safe School Lunches

Take steps to prevent foodborne illness

8/26/2013
U.S. Schools Show Progress in Healthy Behaviors, CDC Says

Report highlights good news: better nutrition, more physical activity and tobacco bans

8/26/2013
More Links Seen Between Autism, ADHD

Study found 1 in 5 kids with attention disorder also had autistic-type traits

8/26/2013
Most Medications OK During Breast-Feeding, Report Says

Mothers may be able to take needed drugs while nursing

8/25/2013
Good Nutrition Can Boost School Performance, Expert Says

Start the day with grains, fruit and dairy

8/24/2013
Expert Tips for School Bus Safety

Parents can do a lot to keep their kids out of harm's way

8/22/2013
Mom's Genes May Play Part in How Children Age

Mouse study suggests mutations in maternal DNA in 'power plants' of cells mean kids may age more quickly

8/22/2013
CDC Frees Up Drug That Fights Brain-Eating Amoeba

2 U.S. children have recently been infected and made severely ill with amoeba found in freshwater

8/22/2013
Breast-Feeding May Pass Good Bacteria From Mom to Baby

Study found same beneficial strains in the guts of mother and child, as well as in breast milk

8/21/2013
'Fat Letters' Take the Stage in Childhood Obesity Debate

Experts, parents split over schools' role in weight screening

8/20/2013
How Toddlers' TV Time Can Hurt Kindergarten Success

Weaker skills seen in kids who watch more than 2 hours daily, study says

8/20/2013
Childhood Bullying Scars Can Last Into Adulthood

Higher risk of illness, work and social problems seen in long-term study

8/20/2013
Health Tip: Practice Water Safety With Children Around

Never leave a child unsupervised near water