Misc. Kid's Health News

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7/15/2013
Kids Mimic Parents' TV Viewing Habits

Study found that the more Mom and Dad watch, the more children turn on the television themselves

7/12/2013
Turn Down the Danger of Hearing Loss

Expert gives advice on avoiding earbuds, lots of loud noises

7/12/2013
FDA Proposes New Limit for Arsenic in Apple Juice

Move follows release of studies last fall showing worrisome amounts of the toxin in many brands

7/12/2013
Poverty Rate Still High Among U.S. Children: Report

Almost one-quarter live in low-income homes, which experts say affects their health and education

7/11/2013
After ACL Surgery, Another Knee Injury Likely, Study Suggests

Athletes who return to sports should take precautions, researcher advises

7/11/2013
Infant Vaccines Also Protect Seniors Against Pneumonia: Study

It's one of the most dramatic examples of 'herd immunity' seen in recent years, researchers report

7/11/2013
Youth Murder Rate Hits 30-Year Low: CDC

But decline in homicides among men and blacks has slowed, researchers report

7/11/2013
Recession May Have Boosted Teens' Social Consciousness

In study, high school seniors were more likely to care about others, environment when economy faltered

7/10/2013
Assisted Conception Not Linked to Cancer Risk in Kids, Studies Say

Two reviews examined parents who used IVF and other such methods to get pregnant

7/10/2013
5 Things Kids Should Tell Their Asthma Doctor

Experts list key topics to discuss for optimum care

7/9/2013
Irregular Bedtimes May Sap Kids' Brainpower

Study found that the longer children go to sleep at different times each night, the lower their scores on thinking tests

7/8/2013
Depressed Preschoolers Show Brain Changes, Scans Find

These differences could mark the start of a lifelong problem, researcher says

7/6/2013
Baseballs, Softballs Often to Blame for Kids' Facial Fractures

Errant catches can lead to serious trauma, study found

7/4/2013
Sleepy Teens Reach for Fast Foods First

Study found those who slept less than 7 hours a night were also less likely to eat fruits, vegetables

7/4/2013
Celiac Disease Shouldn't Keep Family From BBQ Fun: Experts

Making sure gluten-free kids remain that way when away from home is challenging, but doable

7/3/2013
Health Tip: When Your Child Has a Cold

Suggestions for how to ease symptoms

7/2/2013
New Grants Will Help Get Health Insurance for More Kids

Federal officials unveiled $32 million in awards to outreach efforts in 22 states

7/2/2013
ATV Injuries to Kids on Decline for Now: Study

But experts say all-terrain vehicles are still a big problem for young riders

7/2/2013
New 'Active' Video Games May Give Kids More Exercise

Youngsters in Australian study were a bit less sedentary

7/2/2013
7/1/2013
Early Respiratory Infection May Double Type 1 Diabetes Risk: Study

Researchers looked at children who had first-degree relatives with the autoimmune disease

7/1/2013
Collapsible Laundry Hampers May Pose Risk to Kids' Eyes

Two reports show wires can pop out, threatening vision

6/30/2013
Fireworks Displays Spark Safety Concerns

Doctors share tips for injury-free Fourth of July celebration

6/30/2013
Dealing With Kids' Summer Dental Surprises

Outdoor activities can mean more injuries to teeth

6/29/2013
Tick Safety Tips for Kids at Summer Camp

Experts describe steps to prevent Lyme disease, other illnesses

6/28/2013
Health Tip: Watch Kids Closely at the Playground

Before play begins, make sure the area is safe

6/27/2013
Many 8-Year-Olds in U.S. Have Tasted Alcohol: Study

Early exposure may be linked with drinking problems later, experts warn

6/27/2013
6/26/2013
'Hyperconnectivity' Seen in Brains of Children With Autism

Findings suggest brain imaging could potentially speed diagnosis

6/26/2013
Flu Spreads Quickest Among Kids, Teachers, Health-Care Workers

Study finds they're most likely to have frequent contact with others already infected

6/26/2013
Health Tip: Reduce the Risk of Head Lice

Don't share personal items with infested person

6/25/2013
Many Kids Missing Out on Healthy Lifestyle

Report finds only half exercise enough, only a third eat fruits and vegetables every day

6/25/2013
ADHD May Be Tied to Longer-Lasting Head Injury, Study Says

Author says contact sports should be avoided; another expert disagrees

6/24/2013
Kids' Sinusitis Might Not Need Antibiotics, New Guidelines Say

Doctors can 'watch and wait' for an additional 3 days

6/23/2013
Kids' Pitching Injuries Rising; Study Blames Overuse

Parents, kids not adhering to throwing limits, researchers find

6/22/2013
Take Safety Measures Before Letting Kids in the Pool

Supervision, pool maintenance and teaching children to swim all key to enjoying the water

6/21/2013
Kids' ER Visits Decline If Doctor Has Evening Hours: Study

Availability of later appointments cut trips to emergency room by half, researchers say

6/21/2013
Children's Eye Injuries Peak in Summer, Expert Says

Swimming pool accidents top the list

6/21/2013
Potty-Training Pitfalls and How to Avoid Them

Starting too early is a common mistake, expert says

6/19/2013
Day Care May Help Kids of Depressed Moms

They showed fewer signs of emotional problems if they weren't cared for solely by their mother

6/19/2013
A Deadly Form of Diabetes That Doctors Sometimes Miss

Common signs of type 1 diabetes often resemble symptoms of other illnesses

6/18/2013
Common Childhood Vaccine Won't Worsen Juvenile Arthritis: Study

Safety of measles-mumps-rubella booster shot had previously been called into question

6/18/2013
Fewer Young Americans Lack Health Care Coverage

But 45 million Americans overall still don't have health insurance

6/18/2013
Polluted Air Linked to Autism Risk

Pregnant women who live with smog at higher risk, but experts caution the finding is not definitive

6/18/2013
Could 'Moderate' Drinking Be Safe During Pregnancy?

British study finds no problems with balance in kids, but some experts have concerns about the findings

6/17/2013
Sibling Bullying Can Lead to Depression, Anxiety in Victims

Study says it may be as damaging as abuse from peers

6/17/2013
Minority Kids With Autism Less Likely to Use Specialty Services: Study

Compared to white children, black and Hispanic patients may be missing out on certain types of care

6/16/2013
Stepdads Must Navigate Tricky Waters

Study shows talking through issues, having shared parenting style help the new family survive the journey

6/14/2013
Health Tip: Protect Kids' Eyes

Avoid toys with sharp edges

6/14/2013
Health Tip: Vary Your Child's School Lunch

Make it appealing and nutritious