Misc. Kid's Health News

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2/8/2012
Depressed Kids May Be Targets for Bullying, Study Suggests

New research challenges notion that bullying leads to mental health woes

2/8/2012
Quality Day Care Predicts Later Parental Involvement in School

Mothers whose kids attended good day care were more involved in their children's schools later on

2/7/2012
Moving Homes Often in Childhood Might Affect Long-Term Health

Frequently uprooted kids were more likely to drink heavily, smoke as adults, study says

2/7/2012
Letting Baby Eat Finger Foods May Spur Healthier Weight

Babies who are spoon-fed purees more likely to prefer sweets, become overweight, study says

2/6/2012
Many U.S. Kids Still Buy Unhealthy Snacks at School

Regulation needed to reduce students' access to junk food, researchers say

2/6/2012
Thousands of U.S. Kids Hospitalized for Abuse

Infants, poor children most vulnerable, study suggests

2/6/2012
Fewer Teens Exposed to Tobacco Smoke in Cars: Report

But researchers add that too many are still breathing in secondhand smoke while in vehicles

2/6/2012
Health Tip: Common Reasons for Potty Training 'Accidents'

They're just a step backward in the learning process, experts say

2/5/2012
Dealing With Head Lice

Despite what some people think, lice prefer clean hair, doctor says

2/3/2012
Why Human Brains Are Smarter Than Chimp Brains

Synapses in key brain region continues to develop much longer in babies than in primates, study finds

2/3/2012
Asthmatic Moms Who Breast-feed May Help Their Children's Lungs

At age 12, those kids had better lung function than formula-fed kids

2/3/2012
Health Tip: Teach Your Toddler Good Behavior

Suggestions for disciplining your little one

2/2/2012
Stroke Can Impact a Child's Language, Hand-Eye Coordination

Problems lingered 10 months after the stroke, research finds

2/2/2012
Pet Turtles Carry Salmonella Dangers, CDC Warns

Tougher laws needed to protect children from infection, report says

2/2/2012
Efforts to Reduce Stroke in Kids With Sickle Cell Working: Study

Ultrasound screening, regular blood transfusions have helped reduce strokes in those with the blood disorder

2/2/2012
Anesthesia in Early Childhood May Be Linked to ADHD

Only associated with multiple surgeries; not a reason to delay needed procedures, experts say

2/2/2012
Health Tip: Talk to Teens About Distracted Driving

Help keep them safe behind the wheel

1/31/2012
For Kids, Laughter Really May Be the Best Medicine

Scans show that humor activates parts of the brain linked to resilience, well-being in children

1/31/2012
Pediatricians' Group Urges More Input From Parents

New policy statement calls for strong family presence, greater decision-making role

1/31/2012
Health Tip: Most Teens Don't Get Enough Sleep

Experts point to potential health consequences

1/30/2012
Nurturing Moms May Help Their Child's Brain Develop

Study found toddlers with loving mothers had more growth in key brain area

1/30/2012
Many Parents Skip Booster Seats When Carpooling

They don't bother with proper safety seats when their kids are in other people's cars, study finds

1/30/2012
Health Tip: How to Protect Toddlers From Burns

Precautions include keeping child out of kitchen while you're cooking

1/27/2012
Students Report Playing Dangerous 'Choking Game'

One in seven at a Texas university tried it, survey finds

1/27/2012
IV Acetaminophen Linked to More Child Overdoses

Confusion can arise over measurement guidelines, experts warn

1/26/2012
Testosterone Exposure May Explain Boys' Language Delay

Male hormone levels before birth appear linked to speech differences, study contends

1/25/2012
Active Ingredient in Viagra Shrunk Disfiguring Growths in Kids

But, the finding is preliminary and the treatment is expensive, researchers note

1/25/2012
Neurologists Should Screen Patients for Abuse: Experts

People with certain disorders might be more vulnerable to violence, says American Academy of Neurology

1/25/2012
Less Salt, More Veggies in School Lunches: USDA

New rules call for healthier foods but some say changes don't go far enough

1/25/2012
Kids' Snacks Can Be Healthy and Inexpensive

New study at YMCAs finds food combinations that satisfy budgets, nutrition guidelines

1/25/2012
'Inner Dialogue' Might Aid People With Autism

Learning strategy may help with planning, functioning independently, small study says

1/24/2012
Heartburn Meds Won't Help, May Harm Kids With Asthma

Acid-reducing drugs might boost respiratory infections in children without reflux, study finds

1/23/2012
Parents May Hold Key to Treating Kids' Obesity

Heart association identifies successful strategies for helping children to achieve weight loss

1/23/2012
Severe Brain Injury When Young May Have Long-Term Effects

Good home environment helps overcome some deficits, studies find

1/23/2012
'Co-Occurring' Disorders May Explain Change in Autism Diagnosis

As symptoms of other conditions become more apparent, labels may vary, study suggests

1/17/2012
FDA to Weigh Safety of Tobacco Lozenges, Strips

Experts fear candy-like products could put children at risk for nicotine addiction, poisoning

1/17/2012
Health Tip: Stop Your Child's Thumb-Sucking Habit

The practice can be harmful to teeth

1/16/2012
Is Continued Lip-Reading an Early Sign of Autism?

Researchers say that typically developing infants focus on a speaker's eyes after age 1

1/16/2012
Children's Drowning Injuries, Deaths Decline: Study

Youngest children at risk in bathtubs, older boys at most risk from swimming

1/14/2012
Healthy Children, Safe Homes a Winning Combination

From checking for radon to selecting seafood, you can lower chemical exposure

1/13/2012
Recent Rotavirus Vaccines Safe, Study Says

Gastrointestinal complications not associated with updated formulations

1/13/2012
Health Tip: Buy Safe Toys

Suggestions to help protect youngsters

1/12/2012
Children Exposed to HIV Before Birth at Risk for Language Delay

Researchers recommend routine screening for communication problems

1/11/2012
Health Tip: When Your Child Cries at Night

Suggestions for what to do

1/10/2012
Autism Gastro Problems May Be Linked to Gut Bacteria

Study found children with the disorder have different type of microbes in stomach than other kids

1/10/2012
Diabetes Takes a Toll on Lifetime Earnings: Study

Teens with disease more likely to drop out of high school, make less money, researchers found

1/9/2012
Most Parents Tell Kids About Test Results for Breast Cancer Genes

Children can handle the information, study suggests, except very youngest

1/6/2012
ADHD Drug Shortage Pushes Parents to Seek Substitutes

But experts say medication switches must be done carefully

1/5/2012
Experts Endorse Lower Lead-Poisoning Threshold

Cutting the safe blood level of lead in children is long overdue, advocates say

1/5/2012
Flu Prevention Critical for Those With Neurologic Conditions, CDC Says

Outbreak at Ohio residential facility resulted in 7 deaths last winter, report says