Misc. Kid's Health News

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5/11/2012
Sooner Is Better for Controlling Obese Kids' Weight: Study

Behavioral therapy more effective in youngsters than teens, Swedish research suggests

5/11/2012
5/11/2012
Only Half of Meds Taken by Kids Have 'Adequate' Safety Info: Study

Medications used in newborns especially under-studied, doctor says

5/10/2012
Gut Bugs Might Influence Child's Odds for Obesity

Heavy kids had higher levels of certain microbes, as did kids who ate little protein, study finds

5/9/2012
FDA Seeks Less Radiation for Kids Getting X-Rays, CT Scans

Manufacturers asked to take their safety into account with use of machines, design of new scanners

5/9/2012
Study: Kids Who Sleep in Parents' Bed Less Likely to Be Overweight

Children allowed to snuggle up with mom, dad may feel more secure and eat less, researchers say

5/9/2012
Health Tip: Help Prevent Chronic Ear Infections

Children should avoid secondhand smoke

5/9/2012
Health Tip: Make Sure Your Child's Bike is the Right Size

Don't purposely buy one that the child will 'grow into'

5/7/2012
Lots of TV May Harm Kids' Diet

Children who watch the most television have worst eating habits, study finds

5/7/2012
Kids Most Likely to Start Abusing Painkillers at 16: Study

Prevention efforts that begin later are 'too little, too late,' researchers say

5/7/2012
Study: More Pre-Teens Get Vaccines When Middle Schools Require Them

Vaccinations protect against serious, and sometimes deadly, diseases, experts say

5/7/2012
Health Tip: When Baby Has a Fever

If it's above 100.4F, call the doctor at once

5/4/2012
A Heart Disease Veteran at Just Age 12

Survivor stresses importance of asking questions and pushing for answers

5/4/2012
Today's Kids May Be Destined for Adult Heart Disease

Solution lies in instilling healthy habits, not adding medication, experts say

5/3/2012
Overly Long Pregnancies Linked to Behavioral Problems in Toddlers

Post-term pregnancies are those that last 42 weeks

5/3/2012
Health Tip: Recognize Early Signs of Autism

Including no babbling or pointing by age 1

5/1/2012
Many Asthmatic Kids Harmed by Secondhand Smoke: Study

Exposure leads to more doctor visits, disturbed sleep, exercise limitations

5/1/2012
Health Care Disparities Might Affect Black Kids' Cancer Survival

Access to clinical trials and more costly treatments may improve outcomes, study suggests

5/1/2012
4/30/2012
Hot Weather's Return Brings Ozone Warnings

Kids, seniors most vulnerable to ozone exposure, experts say

4/30/2012
Having Kids Doesn't Inspire Adults to Eat Healthier: Study

But at least new parents' diets didn't get worse, researchers say

4/30/2012
Children Usually Excluded From Clinical Drug Trials: Study

Kids with chronic illnesses might react differently to new medicines than adults, researchers say

4/30/2012
Health Tip: Installing a Playground at Home

Make sure the ground below is well-cushioned

4/30/2012
TV Ads May Play Role in Underage Drinking, Obesity

The greater the familiarity with the ads, the greater these risks, researchers say

4/30/2012
Parents' Poor Math Skills May = Medication Errors

27 percent of study participants had math skills at the third-grade level or below

4/30/2012
Black Kids Less Apt to Get Meds for Stomach Pain in ER: Study

However, no differences seen in tests ordered or hospitalization rates

4/30/2012
Being Bullied Tied to Anxiety, Depression in Special-Needs Kids

More than chronic conditions themselves, maltreatment by peers led to mental distress in small study

4/30/2012
Two-Drug Therapy Helped Kids With Type 2 Diabetes

But best combination of meds for young patients still isn't known, experts say

4/27/2012
Animals More Interesting to Kids Than Toys, Study Shows

Children even prefer spiders and snakes over inanimate objects, researchers say

4/27/2012
Some Schools Don't Let Kids Carry Asthma Inhalers

Policies run counter to law, place children at risk, experts say

4/27/2012
Bullied Children at Greater Risk for Self-Harm, Study Finds

Family history or maltreatment further increase likelihood of injuring oneself

4/26/2012
Kids' Kidney Transplant Rules May Have Shrunk 'Race Gap'

Before 'Share 35,' black and Hispanic patients were less likely to receive organ than whites, researchers say

4/26/2012
Preventable Injuries Sideline One-Third of Young Athletes

Survey of parents, kids, coaches finds knowledge gaps about sports safety

4/25/2012
Leaded Gas Exposure Linked to Later Violence: Study

Rise in assault rates traced back to contaminated city air

4/25/2012
New Techniques May Improve Infant Heart Surgery

Two monitoring methods could warn doctors of brain damage, researchers say

4/24/2012
Texting May Help More Kids Get Flu Shots

Novel way of sending reminders to families linked to more vaccinations: study

4/24/2012
Many First-Graders Shun Overweight, Obese Kids

In survey, most preferred to play with slimmer classmates, study finds

4/24/2012
Impulsive Tots at Risk for Gambling Problems Later: Study

Self-control in preschool years may improve life outcomes in adulthood

4/24/2012
Could the Childhood Obesity 'Epidemic' Be Ebbing?

Massachusetts study finds significant decline in rates for kids under 6

4/24/2012
Bullying, Violence Linked to Faster Aging in Kids

Age-related DNA changes seen early in those exposed to abusive behavior, study finds

4/24/2012
Measles Deaths Falling Worldwide

But more than 100,000 still die each year, report says

4/20/2012
Childhood Obesity May Raise Odds of Adult Liver Cancer

Findings underscore importance of healthy weight in youth, researcher says

4/20/2012
U.S. Children Exposed to Hours of Background TV Daily

Parents urged to keep sets out of kids' bedrooms and to limit exposure

4/20/2012
'Catastrophic' Head Injuries to High School Football Players Rising

Annual report found fewer deaths but more cases of permanent brain damage

4/20/2012
Health Tip: When Your Child is Stressed

It may trigger physical symptoms

4/19/2012
Health Tip: Touch, Sing and Play With Baby

Suggestions to help parents and newborns bond

4/16/2012
Troubled Homes May Fuel Obesity in Girls

Study found nearly doubled risk in families coping with poverty, drug abuse, other stress

4/16/2012
Death From Accidental Injuries Among Kids Drops 30%: CDC

Biggest decrease seen in car crashes; suffocations among infants, poisoning rates went up

4/16/2012
Young Risk-Takers Drawn to Dangerous 'Choking Game'

Study finds 6% of Oregon eighth graders admitted trying it, two-thirds had played more than once

4/13/2012
Even Young Teens Show Signs of Sun Damage

Researchers also found results of special photos lined up with other skin cancer risk factors