Misc. Kid's Health News

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7/31/2012
Depression Rates Rise for Girls During Teen Years

Experts say parents should take signs seriously, intervene early

7/30/2012
Mental Abuse of Kids Leaves Lifelong Scars

Frequent put-downs, tirades, threats may constitute psychological maltreatment

7/30/2012
Health Tip: Help Baby Develop Healthy Sleep Habits

Try not to interfere with the infant's natural sleep patterns

7/29/2012
Teething Baby? Avoid Benzocaine, FDA Says

This over-the-counter anesthetic can lead to a deadly condition in children

7/28/2012
Experts Offer Tips to Cut Kids' Screen Time During Summer

Parents urged to limit the time children spend watching TV and playing video games

7/26/2012
Why Johnny Can't Run

Most states fall short of recommended physical education guidelines, researchers say

7/26/2012
Health Tip: Keep Your Child's Eczema at Bay

Make the bathwater warm, not hot

7/25/2012
More Drug Trials Needed for Conditions Affecting Kids: Review

Off-label prescribing common because of lack of research on effects in younger populations

7/24/2012
Teaching Young Hockey Players to Body Check Doesn't Cut Injury Risk

Learning to take a hit doesn't make children less likely to sustain injuries, study says

7/24/2012
Neglect May Harm Brain Growth in Children

Moving to a more nurturing environment can partially restore some of the lost white matter, study suggests

7/24/2012
Obese Kids May Be at Higher Risk for Heart Disease

Researchers found two of three already had one risk factor for cardiovascular trouble

7/24/2012
Survey Finds Big Drop in Sexual Activity Among Black Teens

But overall, U.S. teens of all racial, ethnic groups as sexually active as a decade ago

7/23/2012
Many Teens With High Blood Pressure Don't Get Needed Tests

Fewer than 1 in 4 receives recommended screening for kidney disease, organ damage, study finds

7/23/2012
Doctors Spar Over Cholesterol Screening in Kids

Some question supporting evidence and drug-industry ties, but others say guidelines benefit certain children

7/23/2012
Health Tip: Buying Shoes for Your Child

Start by making sure you always measure the feet

7/20/2012
Talk to Your Kids About the Colorado Killings

Mental health experts say children and teens need reassurance at times like this

7/19/2012
Kids' Sexual Behavior Influenced by Movie Scenes: Study

Watching films with sexual content at 12 to 14 linked to risky 'sensation-seeking' personality

7/19/2012
Health Tip: Rules for the Pool

Don't let anyone swim alone.

7/18/2012
Sugary Drinks Not Replacing Milk as Kids Age: Study

Children consume more sweetened beverages each day, but also keep drinking milk, 100% fruit juice

7/18/2012
Health Tip: Protect Kids From Lead Exposure

Watch for chipping paint if your home was built before 1978

7/16/2012
Preschool TV Habits Linked to 4th-Grade Waist Size, Fitness

Youngsters who watched more TV had bigger bellies, lower muscular fitness levels, study finds

7/13/2012
Annual Report on U.S. Kids' Health a Mixed Bag

There are fewer infant deaths and preterm births, but more kids live in poverty, government finds

7/13/2012
7/12/2012
Disabled Kids 4 Times More Likely to Suffer Violence: Study

Children with mental, intellectual disabilities at greatest risk for sexual abuse, analysis shows

7/11/2012
Health Tip: Poor Air Quality Affects Kids With Asthma

You should limit their time outside

7/9/2012
Uncircumcised Boys at Higher Risk for Infection: Study

Visibility of urethral opening makes no difference, researchers found

7/9/2012
Health Tip: Help Kids Have an Active Summer

Put away the video games and go outside

7/8/2012
Tips for Memorable Family Road Trips

Word games, attraction stops help, but avoid smelly food spills, take-along work

7/7/2012
Keep Infants Out of Sun and Heat, Experts Warn

Avoid using sunscreen on babies under 6 months old and watch for signs of dehydration

7/6/2012
Many Hospitalized Kids Struggle With Pain

Study finds nearly 9 out of 10 still suffer, despite treatment advances

7/6/2012
Health Tip: If Your Child Has a Nightmare

Comfort her and help her feel safe

7/5/2012
Keeping Kids Safe on Roller Coasters and Other Thrill Rides

Height requirements are designed to weed out kids who are too young to enjoy the ride, expert says

7/5/2012
U.S. Schools Throwing the Book at Unhealthy Drinks

But 33% of elementary students still have access to high-calorie beverages, findings show

7/4/2012
Health Tip: Bonding With Your Infant

It's a key part of baby's development

7/4/2012
Health Tip: Encouraging a Picky Eater

Offer a variety of foods

7/3/2012
Special-Ed Students at Greater Risk of Bullying, Being Bullied: Study

Students with visible disabilities are victimized most often, researchers say

7/2/2012
More Than 1 in 4 Teens Have 'Sexted': Study

Houston-area survey finds more than half have been asked to send naked photos of themselves

7/2/2012
Spanking Batters Kids' Mental Health: Study

Physical punishment linked to mental health disorders, substance abuse in adulthood

7/2/2012
Kids Born Even a Little Early Have Lower School Scores: Study

Children born at 37, 38 weeks lagged behind third-grade peers

6/29/2012
Summertime Is Tonsillectomy Time

Many parents take advantage of summer break to schedule the surgery to give kids time to recover

6/29/2012
Gay or Straight, Parents Too Tired for Sex, Study Suggests

Dads in same-sex relationships may face similar intimacy issues as heterosexual couples with kids

6/28/2012
Health Tip: Help Cool a Temper Tantrum

Offer praise when the child calms down

6/27/2012
To Improve School Nutrition, Involve Teachers and Parents

Junk-food 'interventions' decreased consumption of unhealthy foods and beverages by 30 percent

6/26/2012
Limited Radiation May Help Some Kids With Lymphoma

Therapy increased progression-free survival in children who responded well to chemo, study says

6/26/2012
Health Tip: Prepare Children for Sleep

Maintain a regular schedule

6/25/2012
Delaying ADHD Meds Could Hurt Kids' Math Scores

Study finds starting stimulant drugs sooner helps prevent academic decline

6/25/2012
Plastics Chemical Linked to Obesity in Kids

Study suggests phthalates may alter fat metabolism, influence weight

6/22/2012
Active, Outdoor Teens Are Happier Teens: Study

And those who spend more time indoors in front of screens are more likely to feel lonely, shy

6/22/2012
Health Tip: Are Your Child's Tantrums Dangerous?

Signs you should talk to a pediatrician

6/21/2012
Study Ties Kids' Allergy Risks to Antibacterials, Preservatives

Chemicals in some soaps, toothpaste, mouthwash may play a role in immune system development