Misc. Kid's Health News

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Article Title
10/22/2012
10/22/2012
Boys Hit Puberty Sooner Now, Study Finds

Findings mirror research on girls, but study doesn't pinpoint why

10/19/2012
A Parent's Grief Highlights Flu Shot's Importance

General good health is no protection from infection or death, CDC study shows

10/19/2012
Texas-Mexico Border Violence May Harm Kids' Mental Health

Behavior problems reflect continuing crime in Mexico, study shows

10/19/2012
'Plugged-In' Teens Vulnerable in Traffic: Study

Research shows they're more likely to be hit by cars while using electronic devices

10/19/2012
Health Tip: Is Your Child a Biter?

These actions may help curb the practice

10/19/2012
Health Tip: Encourage Your Family to Exercise

They'll have more energy for fun activities

10/18/2012
Caring Parents Less Likely to Raise a Bully, Study Finds

Encouraging academics, positive communication are key

10/18/2012
Colorful Detergent 'Pods' a Danger for Children: CDC

Report found 94 percent of poisonings were among kids aged 5 and younger

10/17/2012
Painkiller Abuse by Kids Way Up, Study Finds

Addiction among current generation higher than any group in history

10/17/2012
10/16/2012
When Adults Smoke in Cars, Child Passengers Suffer: Study

Even with window open or air conditioner on, kids still exposed to secondhand smoke

10/16/2012
Health Tip: Help Keep Head Lice From Coming Back

Suggestions to prevent reinfestation

10/15/2012
Kids Who Sleep a Bit Longer Behave Better in School, Study Finds

Extra half-hour a night made a difference in alertness, attention

10/14/2012
Taking Terror Out of Nightmares: Tips for Parents

Expert explains how to ease children's fears and possibly prevent bad dreams

10/14/2012
Avoid Scary Calorie Counts This Halloween

Steer clear of sweet temptations or choose mini treats over fun-size, expert suggests

10/12/2012
Pre-Test Jitters Might Boost Scores: Study

A little anxiety seemed to help kids with good working memory, research found

10/11/2012
Health Tip: Avoid Spreading Pinkeye

Teach kids to wash hands often

10/10/2012
Many Hospitalized Children Experience Severe Pain: Report

Pain assessment should be integral part of treating kids, researchers say

10/9/2012
Importance of Family Meals Questioned

Study finds shared breakfasts, dinners have no effect on kids' academics, behavior

10/9/2012
Health Tip: Easing Teething Pain

Suggestions to soothe a fussy baby

10/8/2012
Prenatal Mercury Exposure Tied to ADHD Symptoms in Kids

But mothers' fish consumption during pregnancy shows protective effect, researchers find

10/8/2012
CT Scans of Kids in ER With Stomach Pain Skyrockets

Between 1998 and 2008, CT use ballooned from 1 percent to 15 percent of these cases, study shows

10/8/2012
Nearly Half of Children With Autism Wander From Safety: Survey

Advocates say a system such as Amber Alerts is needed for these kids

10/8/2012
Health Tip: Starting Baby on Solid Foods

Make them easier to swallow

10/5/2012
For People With Lung Disease, Colds Are Worse With School Kids Around

Study found sore throat, runny nose, cough were all more likely

10/5/2012
Health Tip: Manage Your Child's Allergy

Limit exposure to potential triggers

10/2/2012
Impact Tests Show Bike Helmets Protect Kids in Crashes

Acceleration forces, effects of crush accidents were reduced

10/2/2012
New Autism Criteria Will Have Minor Impact: Study

Most children should still be eligible for care, researchers say

10/2/2012
10/1/2012
Psychiatric Disorders Often Persist in Juvenile Offenders

Alcohol, drug use common even 5 years after kids left detention center, researchers found

10/1/2012
Children Underrepresented in Clinical Drug Trials: Study

When drugs are tested only in adults, kids and their doctors are at a disadvantage, researchers say

10/1/2012
U.S. Kids Exposed to 4 Hours of Background TV Daily: Study

Excessive exposure hinders ability to learn, doctors warn

10/1/2012
Child Abuse Injuries Have Risen, Study Finds

Child protective agencies reported decline, but hospital data tell a different story

9/30/2012
Mailed Kits May Prompt Parents to Protect Kids From Sun

Low-cost mailers led to greater use of 'sun-protective' clothing, hats and shade, study finds

9/28/2012
Health Tip: Treat a Toddler to a Picnic

And make healthy eating fun

9/28/2012
Exercise Programs for Kids Seem to Have Little Impact: Study

But other experts disagree and say more activity, not less, is needed

9/27/2012
Flu Season's Approaching So Roll Up Your Sleeve

U.S. health officials say this year's vaccine protects against two new strains

9/27/2012
Smoking Scenes on Rise in Top-Grossing Youth-Rated Movies: CDC

Studios including Disney, Universal and Warner Bros. featured more smoking in 2011

9/27/2012
Research Lacking on Drugs for Older Children With Autism, Study Finds

Majority seem to be 'taking medications we have very little evidence for,' doctor says

9/27/2012
TV for Kids Filled With Social Bullying, Study Finds

But it's unknown if popular shows influence behavior

9/26/2012
Can Parents' Divorce Boost Son's Risk for Stroke?

Researchers suspect stress hormone may play a role

9/26/2012
Why Some Mothers (Wrongly) Let Kids Try Alcohol

Early introduction may lead to problem drinking in teen years, researchers say

9/26/2012
Doctors' Intuition May Be Key to Spotting Infections in Kids

Physicians should pay attention to their 'gut feeling' to detect serious illness in children

9/26/2012
Son's Real-Life Drama Leads Comedy Queen to Medical Role

Julie Bowen of 'Modern Family' spearheads allergy-awareness campaign

9/26/2012
Virus Patterns Where Kids Live May Affect Asthma Risk

Certain respiratory infections more common in urban than suburban infants, study finds

9/25/2012
9/24/2012
Antibiotics in Childhood May Increase Bowel Disease Risk: Study

But real-world risk still is low, experts say

9/24/2012
Doctors to Parents: No Trampolines

Pediatricians reaffirm warnings, cite severe injuries to kids

9/24/2012
Health Tip: Kids on the Run

Precautions before they begin