Misc. Kid's Health News

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6/13/2013
Babies May Benefit From Liver Transplant Advances

Partial organs from deceased donors increasingly common, researchers say

6/13/2013
'Domestic' Dads Often Face Scorn at Work, Study Finds

When men or women step outside traditional gender roles, some colleagues react badly, research shows

6/13/2013
Early, Severe Flu Season Caused Big Rise in Child Deaths: CDC

Senior hospitalizations also up during 2012-13 onslaught, U.S. health officials say

6/13/2013
Dads Who Bond With Kids Help Keep Marriage Strong

Sharing housework also key, study found, as is open communication with spouse

6/13/2013
TV Commercials May Spur Junk Food Habit in Kids, Study Finds

Advertising exposure seems to up odds that preschoolers will become obese

6/13/2013
Health Tip: Be Smart While Mowing the Lawn

Make sure kids maintain a safe distance

6/12/2013
More Evidence Links BPA to Childhood Obesity

Study finds preteen girls who had high levels of common chemical were twice as likely to be overweight

6/12/2013
Health Tip: Protect Young Ones From Suffocation

Rid the crib of pillows, blankets and stuffed animals

6/11/2013
Chronic Illness Afflicts Most Childhood-Cancer Survivors, Study Finds

Treatment-related lung and hearing problems common at age 45

6/11/2013
Health Tip: Kids Need Strong Bones, Too

Teach proper bone health at an early age

6/11/2013
Health Tip: Prevent Furniture Tipping

And help keep kids safe

6/10/2013
Junk Food Bans Help Schoolkids Avoid Unhealthy Snacks: Study

But most elementary schools are in districts or states that don't limit sales of fat, sugar, salt to students

6/10/2013
Flu Shots at School Boost Vaccination Rates, Study Finds

Expanding efforts to immunize kids against influenza could cut illnesses, deaths among children

6/8/2013
Drowning Prevention Measures to Keep Kids Safe in Water

Tragedy can occur with few warning signs, expert says

6/8/2013
Summer Camp Health Tips for Parents

How to keep water sports from causing skin infections and other expert advice

6/7/2013
What to Do When Lightning Strikes

Planning for the worst may be the best protection, experts say

6/7/2013
Health Tip: Get Your Child to the Eye Doctor

Especially if the youngster has these symptoms

6/6/2013
Autism, ADHD Often Occur Together, Research Shows

Study finds nearly one-third of kids with autism also have problems with attention and hyperactivity

6/6/2013
Vision, Dyslexia Not Linked: Study

Findings will advance understanding, treatment of the reading disorder, says expert

6/6/2013
Football Concussion Risk Highest During Games, Not Practice: Study

Young players may not be learning proper tackling techniques, one expert says

6/5/2013
'Sensory-Focused' Autism Therapy Shows Early Promise

In small study, parents used variety of methods to stimulate boys' senses

6/5/2013
Scientists ID Gene Behind Early Onset Puberty

Discovery could help children with 'central precocious puberty,' give insights to development

6/5/2013
Health Tip: Reduce the Risk of Dog Bites

Do your homework before adopting Fido

6/5/2013
Health Tip: Choosing Your Child's Pediatrician

Make sure you know the doctor's background

6/4/2013
Minorities Harmed Most By Fast-Food Outlets Near School: Study

Effects on weight, exercise seem to be magnified for black, Hispanic teens, research suggests

6/4/2013
Young Parents Don't Stress Over Kids' Media Use: Survey

First generation to have lots of exposure to technology not as worried about its effects, researchers report

6/4/2013
Health Tip: Keep Kids Active During Summer Break

Get them to play a favorite sport

6/3/2013
Website All About Child Health -- in Spanish

American pediatricians address needs, concerns of Hispanic parents

6/3/2013
More Kids Being Poisoned by Prescription Drugs: Study

Blood pressure meds, diabetes drugs and narcotic painkillers most common culprits, researchers say

5/31/2013
Childhood Abuse Tied to Food Addiction in Women: Study

Tendency to overeat is nearly doubled for those victimized as kids

5/31/2013
Health Tip: Encourage Safe Exploring Outdoors

Suggestions for interacting with nature

5/30/2013
Health Tip: Help Kids With Diabetes Deal With Shots

Prepare the injections where the child can't see you

5/29/2013
Word Tests at Age 2 Might Predict Gains for Kids With Autism, Study Finds

Toddlers' brain responses corresponded with later language, thinking and self-care skills

5/29/2013
Kids With ADHD Less Able to Process Emotions During Sleep: Study

Brain regions that control 'emotional memories' are underactive, researchers find

5/29/2013
Mental Ills in Kids With Epilepsy May Depend on Seizure Location

Psychiatric symptoms more common when brain's temporal lobe is involved, researchers find

5/28/2013
A Strong Marriage Can Shield Kids From Dad's Depression: Study

Supportive spouse seems to improve a depressed father's relationship with his children

5/28/2013
More Booze in Movies for Kids, Study Finds

But scenes with tobacco have dropped, researchers say

5/28/2013
Women's Weight-Loss Surgery May Benefit Later Offspring

Study links procedure to genetic activity in children

5/28/2013
Kids Poisoned by Medical Marijuana, Study Finds

Children helping themselves to drug-laced cookies, brownies

5/27/2013
Military Families May Need Help With Mental Health

Depression, anxiety and sleep problems can arise during long deployments of loved ones

5/24/2013
Low-Income, Minority Parents More Open to HPV Vaccine for Girls, Study Says

White, middle-class parents less accepting of the cervical cancer shot, researchers contend

5/24/2013
Parents Underestimate Influence Over Teens' Substance Abuse: Survey

1 in 5 thought child wouldn't listen to advice on the issue, but research suggests otherwise

5/23/2013
Type 2 Diabetes Progresses Faster in Kids, Study Finds

High blood pressure, other complications seen in adolescence

5/23/2013
Low Prenatal Iodine May Affect Child's Brain Development

Mothers with deficiency had kids with lower IQs and reading ability, researchers say

5/23/2013
U.S. School Kids Should Get Hour of Exercise Daily: Report

Physical activity helps them do better academically and socially, experts say

5/23/2013
Too Few Kids Use Fast-Food Calorie Info, Study Finds

Girls and obese children are likelier to take advantage of this knowledge

5/23/2013
5/22/2013
Abused Children at Risk for Obesity as Adults: Study

They are 36 percent more likely to struggle with weight later in life, researchers report

5/22/2013
More Kids Getting Donor Organs, But Gaps Persist, Study Finds

Researchers looked at whether change in U.S. donor criteria made a difference

5/21/2013
Removing Tonsils Helps Kids With Sleep Apnea, Study Finds

Better slumber improved daytime energy and behavior, but not memory, learning, researchers say