Misc. Kid's Health News

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3/12/2012
Exercise Might Boost Kids' Academic Ability

Pretest 'warm-ups' boosted test scores in study of Italian schoolchildren

3/9/2012
EKG Testing May Spot Fatal Heart Conditions in Children

Evidence review looked at three conditions that cause sudden cardiac death

3/9/2012
Kids Who Bully May Be More Likely to Smoke, Drink

Bullying behavior more common in middle school, substance use greater in high school, study finds

3/9/2012
3/8/2012
Surgeon General: Nearly 4 Million U.S. Kids Still Smoke

Report says tobacco industry targets marketing toward children

3/7/2012
Experimental Drug Offers Hope for Rare Bone Disease: Study

Replaces missing enzyme in babies with severe hypophosphatasia

3/7/2012
Kids' Penicillin Allergy May Not Signal Other Drug Reactions

Study finds no greater risk of allergies to other meds in kids who test positive to common antibiotic

3/7/2012
Fetal Cocaine Exposure May Not Affect Kids' Academics: Study

Drinking during pregnancy did show impact on learning ability

3/5/2012
Vitamin D May Cut Stress Fracture Risk in Girls

Yet consuming lots of dairy or calcium wasn't associated with risk reduction, study says

3/5/2012
Kids' Concussion Symptoms Can Last a Year, Study Says

Symptoms may affect school and quality of life

3/5/2012
Late Preemie Birth May Be Linked to Higher Asthma Risk

About 1 in 4 born at 34 to 37 weeks' gestation developed respiratory disease by age 8, study finds

3/5/2012
Youngest Kids in Class More Apt to Get ADHD Diagnosis: Study

Researchers suggest some may just be immature for their grade

3/5/2012
Snoring Tots May Develop Behavioral Issues Later

Study found those who had worst sleep problems seemed most at risk

3/5/2012
Heavy Kids May Not Respond as Well to Asthma Meds

As weight climbs, so does daily corticosteroid dosage, study says

3/2/2012
Bullying May Raise Risk of Suicidal Thoughts: Study

Both victims, bullies more likely to consider taking own life by age 11

3/2/2012
Timing of Preemie Birth May Be Key to Kids' Health Later

The earlier the delivery, the poorer the health at ages 3 to 5, researchers say

3/2/2012
Health Tip: Help Your Child Develop a Healthy Approach to Eating

And help prevent extreme concerns about weight

3/2/2012
'Parent Training' May Help Kids With Autism Behave Better

Teaching mom, dad to manage problem behaviors can improve overall functioning, study shows

2/29/2012
Obesity Linked to Asthma in Children

The association varied by race, ethnicity, study says

2/29/2012
Efforts to Improve Research on Kids' Drugs Paying Off: Report

But information still limited on long-term safety, efficacy, especially for infants

2/29/2012
U.S. Kids Still Eat Too Much Added Sugar: CDC

Though consumption has fallen, it's far above recommended levels

2/29/2012
2/28/2012
Parents Often Right to Bring Kids With Fever to the ER: Study

But many fevers subside without treatment, aren't serious, U.S. expert says

2/28/2012
Teens May Fare Worse After Concussion Than Children or Adults

Injury can cause long-term problems with short-term memory in teens, researchers say

2/27/2012
'Active' Video Games May Not Boost Kids' Fitness: Study

Wii games were no better than 'inactive' selections, researchers found

2/27/2012
Health Tip: Fruit Juices and Kids

Some consumption guidelines to help parents

2/26/2012
Video Games, Impulsivity Seem to Go Hand-in-Hand

Attention problems and more time spent gaming occur in both directions, study suggests

2/24/2012
Kids From Poorer Families Drink Too Much Juice: Poll

Sugary beverages can cause obesity, tooth decay, experts say

2/23/2012
Home-Visit Program May Improve Child's Asthma

In-home instruction reduces hospitalizations, saves money, study finds

2/22/2012
New Guidelines Seek to Prevent Sudden Death in Young Athletes

They recommend all teams have emergency action plans, quick access to defibrillators

2/22/2012
Toddlers With Angry Parents May Have More Temper Tantrums

Youngsters tend to mimic coping behaviors they see at home, study shows

2/22/2012
All U.S. Adults Should Get Whooping Cough Shot: Panel

Would help protect infants, who are especially vulnerable to the disease

2/21/2012
FDA Moves to Head Off Shortages of 2 Cancer Drugs

Methotrexate highly effective against childhood leukemia; Doxil treats ovarian cancer

2/20/2012
Mom's Nicotine Patch May Raise Baby's Risk for Colic

Behavioral therapy recommended over nicotine replacement during pregnancy, research says

2/20/2012
Health Tip: Never Leave Kids in the Car

Hyperthermia, a potentially dangerous elevation of body temperature, may result

2/17/2012
Parents' Strict Rules Could Curb Kids' Drinking

Researchers say this is the first study to look at how tight parental control helps teens avoid booze

2/17/2012
Health Tip: When a Child Resists Going to Bed

Here are suggestions for making bedtime easier

2/16/2012
Health Tip: Is Your Baby Breast-Feeding Enough?

Signs that baby is getting plenty to eat

2/15/2012
Babies May Be Smarter Than You Think

Word comprehension is evident at 6 or 9 months, study finds

2/15/2012
Health Tip: Practice Window Safety

To help prevent accidents

2/15/2012
Health Tip: Add Some Panache to Packed Lunches

And encourage kids to eat healthy food

2/14/2012
Any Exercise Benefits Kids' Heart Health: Study

Better blood pressure, cholesterol, weight accompanies activity, regardless of sedentary time

2/14/2012
Don't Forget Your Kids on Valentine's Day

Experts suggest ways to show love and respect for your children all year long

2/14/2012
Bullying a Strong Risk Factor for Suicide in Gay Youth: Study

Support from family, friends can help counter negative attacks, researchers add

2/14/2012
Health Tip: Is Your Child Anxious?

Here are possible warning signs

2/13/2012
Concerns Over Kids' Shut-Eye an Age-Old Problem

Review finds that even 100 years ago, adults said that 'new' technology kept youngsters awake

2/12/2012
Best Friend Benefits Child's Mind, Body, Study Finds

Stress hormone rises, self-worth drops in the absence of a buddy, researchers say

2/11/2012
Kindergartners Who Can Pay Attention May Reap Benefits Later

Study showed the skill served them well in later grades

2/10/2012
Most Teens Who Self-Harm Are Not Evaluated for Mental Health in ER

Researchers say suicide risk is highest soon after such an incident

2/10/2012
HIV Severity, Treatment Unrelated to Kids' Mental Woes: Study

No evidence found to link antiretroviral therapy with severity of psychiatric symptoms