Misc. Kid's Health News

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12/13/2012
Child Abuse in U.S. Declines for 5th Straight Year

But 681,000 kids are still mistreated, report finds

12/13/2012
Health Tip: Shopping for Children's Shoes

Young feet can grow quickly

12/12/2012
Gene Study Uncovers More Autism Clues

Scientists spot nearly 100 genes linking the disorder with inherited fragile X syndrome

12/12/2012
Mothers' Pre-Pregnancy Weight Tied to Kids' IQ, Study Says

Excess pounds before pregnancy may contribute to lower test scores for child

12/12/2012
Brain Changes Continue After Child's Concussion: Study

Whether this represents a prolonged recovery or permanent damage is unclear

12/10/2012
U.S. Task Force Urges Docs to Counsel Kids Against Smoking

Evidence shows that medical advice, education can keep young patients from lighting up

12/10/2012
Eliminating Mouth-to-Mouth Boosts CPR Results: Study

Used with automatic defibrillator, chest compression alone helped people survive cardiac arrest

12/9/2012
Is Your Little One Scared of Santa?

Expert offers tips to make the meeting less intimidating

12/5/2012
Kids With HIV at Risk of Heart Disease, Study Says

Hardened arteries more than twice as common among this group

12/4/2012
Is Childhood Intelligence Linked to Pain Problems in Adulthood?

Kids who do worse in school more likely to have manual jobs, smoke and be overweight, study suggests

12/4/2012
Teen Girls Who Smoke May Up Risk for Future Bone Disease

Half of women's bone accumulation takes place during these early years, researchers say

12/4/2012
Health Tip: Make Sure Kids Get Enough Water

Especially when they're sick

12/3/2012
Children's Seizures Not Always Damaging, Study Finds

Those caused by fever don't appear to harm brain function

12/3/2012
What Doctors Don't Know About Treating Kids With Epilepsy

Survey finds significant gaps in knowledge

12/3/2012
More U.S. Kids Get High-Radiation Scans, Study Says

Doctors urged to use lowest dose possible

12/3/2012
Tap-Water Chemical May Be Linked to Food Allergy

Pesticide-treated fruits, vegetables may also harbor the compound, researchers say

11/30/2012
When to Worry About Your Child's Fever

A temperature is 'often a friend,' doctor says

11/30/2012
Make Sure Toys You Buy Are Safe for Tots

Keep kids' ages in mind when shopping, doctors urge

11/29/2012
Violence in a Soldier's Past May Up PTSD Risk

Study found those abused as kids, attacked by spouses were more likely to develop the condition

11/29/2012
Simple Formula May Predict Obesity Risk at Birth

Baby's weight, parents' weight, mom's work all included in calculating the odds, researchers say

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