Misc. Kid's Health News

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11/29/2012
Boys With Undescended Testicles at Higher Risk for Testicular Cancer: Study

If testes don't descend, these males may need to be monitored for later malignancy

11/29/2012
11/28/2012
HIV Drug Combo May Help Prevent Malaria Reinfection

HIV-positive kids taking anti-malarials plus protease inhibitors had lower rates of recurrence

11/27/2012
Health Tip: What's Behind Frequent Nosebleeds?

They could mean a cold or allergy

11/26/2012
Parents' Fear of Dentist May Get Passed On to Kids

Fathers seem to play the greatest role in how their children feel about dental visits, study finds

11/26/2012
Cardiac Screening for All Young Athletes Carries Big Price Tag: Study

More than $10 million to save one life in U.S., but critic asks why it needs to cost so much

11/26/2012
Injuries Skyrocket From Inflatable Bounce Houses: Study

Dozens of kids treated daily on average in U.S. emergency rooms

11/26/2012
Health Tip: Treating a Nosebleed

They're common during childhood, doctors say

11/23/2012
With Bullying, What's a Parent to Do?

What to look for and how to help if your child is being victimized

11/23/2012
11/22/2012
Health Tip: Preparing Baby Formula

Wash your hands first

11/22/2012
Health Tip: Use Antibiotics Wisely

Follow label instructions carefully

11/21/2012
OB/GYNs Endorse Over-the-Counter Birth Control Pills

Such a move could reduce the high rate of unintended pregnancies in the U.S., doctors' group says

11/19/2012
Chronic Pain Is Often a Family Affair, Study Finds

Teens whose parents suffered such discomfort were at higher risk themselves

11/19/2012
Kids With Psoriasis More Likely to Be Overweight: Study

Experts suspect obesity drives the skin problem

11/19/2012
Adoption Can Boost Quality of Life for Infertile Couples, Study Finds

Improved well-being reported among those whose in-vitro fertilization therapy was unsuccessful

11/19/2012
Study Supports Link Between Obesity, Cavities in Homeless Kids

Besides difficulty gaining access to dental care, lack of good food, clean water may add to woes

11/19/2012
Youngest Kids in Class May Be More Likely to Get ADHD Diagnosis

Study suggests their immaturity may lead to unnecessary treatment with medication

11/16/2012
Cartoons May Ease Anxiety for Kids Facing Surgery

Study also found bringing a favorite toy from home can help

11/16/2012
Poor Neighborhoods Home to More Obese Kids: Study

Researchers find link between weight and the economic and educational status of the community

11/16/2012
Does Eating Fish During Infancy Cut Asthma Risk?

Researchers say timing is key, but one expert advises against seafood for babies

11/16/2012
Kids With Autism and Child Prodigies May Share Certain Traits

Study found high attention to detail, working memory scores

11/16/2012
Health Tip: Caring for Baby's Cradle Cap

Use baby shampoo when needed

11/15/2012
Diabetes Prevention: Start Small, Experts Say

Here are some simple ways to keep type 2 diabetes at bay

11/14/2012
Kids' Generosity May Depend on Who's Watching: Study

By age 5, children motivated much like adults

11/14/2012
11/13/2012
Can Playing Soccer Lead to Brain Damage?

Small study sees changes in white matter; parents shouldn't worry about their kids, experts say

11/13/2012
Kids' Headaches Rarely Due to Vision Problems, Study Finds

Findings refute common belief that eyeglasses will cure recurring headaches in children

11/13/2012
Doctors Need Better Ways to Spot, Treat Concussion in Kids

Survey suggests need for improved training, quicker response

11/13/2012
11/12/2012
Many Smokers Light Up With Kids in Car: Study

Smoke-free campaigns should target parent drivers, researchers say

11/9/2012
Some Kids May Overcome or Outgrow Egg Allergy, Study Suggests

Children were able to tolerate baked eggs during food challenges in controlled setting

11/9/2012
Better Economic Status Tied to Peanut Allergy in Kids: Study

For children aged 1 to 9, living in affluent household may raise risk, researchers say

11/7/2012
Parents' Social Anxiety May Raise Kids' Risk for Anxiety Disorder

Parental behaviors linked to risk include a lack of affection and too much criticism, study shows

11/6/2012
Health Tip: Protect Your Child From Abduction

Keep close eye on the child while you're out

11/5/2012
For Kids, Eating Out = More Calories

Healthier restaurant choices and eating at home are ways to keep calories under control, experts say

11/2/2012
Dirty Pacifiers May Make Infants Sick: Study

But some experts say concerns about germs are overstated and parents should not be worried

11/2/2012
Migraines May Hurt Kids' Grades Too

Chronic headaches linked to poorer school performance in study

11/2/2012
Food Allergies Can Make Kids Targets for Bullies

Some children reported that other kids intentionally contaminated their food with allergens

11/1/2012
Obese Children Struggle With Joint Pain: Study

Experts say vicious cycle of inactivity, poor diet set overweight kids up for arthritis as adults

11/1/2012
Fewer U.S. Kids Dying of Diabetes: CDC

More than 60 percent decline over 4 decades is likely due to better treatment, awareness

10/31/2012
New Treatment For Head Lice?

Topical ivermectin lotion kills most lice with single application, study shows

10/31/2012
Crohn's Disease in Children May Start From Bacteria

Study found highest 'proteobacteria' levels in kids newly diagnosed with condition

10/31/2012
Play-Focused Program Might Help Kids With Autism

Success of intensive interactive therapy highlights value of early intervention, researchers report

10/31/2012
Help Kids Breathe Easier on Halloween

Doctor tells how to avoid allergy, asthma triggers

10/30/2012
Homelessness, Frequent Moves Affect How Kids Do in School

Study finds some children show 'academic resilience' and keep up with peers

10/29/2012
Obese Teens Face Higher Risk for Kidney Disease: Study

Extra weight has real health consequences, but losing pounds can lower chances, expert says

10/29/2012
Mothers' Weight-Loss Surgery Linked to Kids' Heart Health

Siblings born after procedure had changes in genes related to obesity, disease in study

10/29/2012
Docs Make Push to Lower Kids' Pain, Stress in ER

Pediatric group recommends ways to better manage distress

10/26/2012
Swallowing Nasal Sprays, Eye Drops Can Harm Kids, FDA Warns

Even ingesting tiny amounts of over-the-counter drops, sprays can have serious effects