Misc. Kid's Health News

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3/25/2013
Parents' Divorce May Up Kids' Odds for Smoking as Adults

Study authors suggest habit might be 'coping mechanism' for some

3/25/2013
Family Meals Nourish Teens' Mental Health: Study

Dinners with parents may improve behavior and well-being, study finds

3/25/2013
Fit Kids May Dodge Fractures in Old Age

Regular exercise linked to increases in peak bone mass, study says

3/24/2013
U.S. Agency Puts Poison Prevention in Spotlight

EPA urges adults to keep pesticides and disinfectants locked away from children

3/22/2013
Antipsychotic Drug Use Rising for Kids on Medicaid, Study Finds

Researchers say meds were often prescribed 'off-label' for conditions like ADHD

3/22/2013
Flu Season Continues to Wind Down

38 states reported minimal activity last week, CDC says

3/22/2013
Picky Eating in Youngsters Might Be Largely Caused by Genes

But study author says parents can still encourage children to try new foods

3/21/2013
Ready-to-Eat Foods for Toddlers Often Too Salty: Study

Parents urged to balance convenience with healthier meals, snacks

3/21/2013
They're Cute, But Chicks Carry Salmonella Dangers

Major 2012 outbreak was linked to mail-order chicks, ducklings, CDC says

3/21/2013
Child Health Experts Come Out in Favor of Same-Sex Marriage

Kids benefit from having stable home, two loving parents, regardless of sexual orientation, AAP says

3/21/2013
Suicidal Thoughts More Common in Kids With Autism: Study

But expert advises parents not to panic over mood changes

3/20/2013
Meth in Pregnancy May Blunt Child's Reaction to Stress: Study

Combination of methamphetamine, troubled home environment muted toddlers' responses

3/20/2013
Brain Circuitry Yields Clue to Autism, Researchers Say

At 7 months, study finds difference in eye tracking

3/20/2013
One in 50 School-Aged Children in U.S. Has Autism: CDC

Significant increase in the prevalence of the condition over the past five years, researchers say

3/19/2013
Gene Mutations Appear Key to Childhood Leukemia Risk, Study Says

Findings may help explain higher rates among Hispanics

3/19/2013
Fewer Kids Getting Hurt in Most Sports, Study Finds

However, football and soccer injuries have risen over past decade

3/19/2013
Black Children Less Likely to Get Antibiotics: Study

Experts suspect the difference may stem from over-treatment in white children

3/19/2013
Switch to Skim Milk Won't Prevent Toddler's Obesity: Study

Surprise finding runs counter to standard recommendations from doctors' groups

3/18/2013
New Guidelines Raise Safety Bar on Concussions

If head trauma is suspected, health care professional should determine it is safe to return to play, recommendations say

3/18/2013
Parents' Worries About HPV Vaccine on the Rise: Study

Doctors puzzled by the growing safety concerns, because shot guards against virus that can cause cervical cancer

3/17/2013
Know What's in Your Child's Medications, FDA Warns

Mixing cold, allergy drugs can cause harm, agency says

3/15/2013
Avoiding Scary Situations May Leave Kids More Anxious: Study

Study author says counseling may help youngsters face issues head-on

3/15/2013
Health Tip: Protect Kids From Stress

Many factors can cause childhood anxiety

3/13/2013
Don't Give ADHD Meds to Undiagnosed Kids, Experts Urge

Neurologists say some doctors are prescribing these drugs as a way to boost school performance

3/13/2013
ERs Not Doing Enough to Educate Parents on Car-Seat Safety: Study

Treatment after a crash can be a teachable moment on proper use of passenger restraints

3/13/2013
Sports Help Dads, Daughters Bond, Study Says

Many shared activities can help cement relationship, researchers find

3/12/2013
Sweet Drinks Tied to Higher Calorie Intake in Kids

And sugary beverages go hand-in-hand with fatty foods, like pizza and fries, study finds

3/12/2013
In Seriously Ill Kids, Obesity May Be Tied to Higher Death Risk: Study

But more research is needed to confirm the association, experts say

3/11/2013
Kids' Pet Frogs Caused Salmonella Outbreak: CDC

Infection traced to animals bred at single California facility

3/11/2013
More Evidence Whooping Cough Protection Wanes

Vaccine still recommended, although it appears to weaken after fifth dose, study finds

3/11/2013
3/10/2013
Tips on Coping With Daylight Saving Time

Tweaking sleeping, eating, drinking and online habits all can help, experts advise

3/8/2013
Flu Infections Continue to Decline

33 states experienced minimal activity last week, CDC says

3/5/2013
Spotting Sleep Problems in Special-Needs Children

Small changes at home can help them get essential shuteye

3/4/2013
Most Kids With Autism Overcome Language Delays, Study Finds

70 percent achieved 'phrase' or higher-level speech

3/4/2013
Heart-Healthy Habits in Childhood May Prevent Future Disease

Keys are better food choices, more physical activity and no secondhand smoke, doctor says

3/1/2013
Volunteering May Boost Teen Heart Health

Study found those who did charity work had lower body fat, cholesterol levels than those who didn't

3/1/2013
City Kids Exposed to More Lead From Contaminated Dust in Summer

Scientists found that wind, humidity raise levels of airborne particles

3/1/2013
Kids, Seniors Prone to MRSA Infections Depending on Season: Study

Elderly tend to get strain that's dominant in winter, while children more vulnerable to summer strain

2/28/2013
Video Games May Sharpen Focusing Skills in Kids With Dyslexia

Study found children did better on reading tests after playing an action game

2/27/2013
Animals May Boost Social Interaction in Kids With Autism

Study found children were more talkative and engaged with people in presence of small pets

2/27/2013
Artificial Pancreas Worked Overnight on Kids With Type 1 Diabetes

System helped keep blood sugar at safe levels among young campers, study found

2/26/2013
Soccer Kicks Up Activity Level of Overweight Kids: Study

After-school program got the heaviest children moving more

2/26/2013
2/25/2013
C-Section May Raise Child's Risk of Allergies, Asthma: Study

Natural delivery appears to expose babies to beneficial bacteria, researchers say

2/25/2013
Allergy 'Rescue' Shots May Work Better in Lower Thigh of Overweight Kids

Study found needles for lifesaving medication too short to reach upper-thigh muscle

2/25/2013
Pediatricians Say No to Expulsions, Suspensions at Schools

'Zero-tolerance' policies don't have the desired effect, American Academy of Pediatrics says

2/25/2013
Poll: Many Americans Don't See Their Kids as Overweight

But national statistics contend that there's an obesity epidemic among children

2/25/2013
Experts Dispute Value of Checking Kids' Blood Pressure

Task force finds insufficient data to support testing, but others say it's essential

2/25/2013
Without Laws, Many Tanning Salons Would Allow Kids: Study

Missouri survey found operators often misrepresent indoor tanning as safe, even healthy