Misc. Kid's Health News

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6/7/2012
Child CT Scans Might Up Risk of Brain Cancer, Leukemia

Although the risk is small, radiation doses should be kept low, experts say

6/5/2012
Disney to Curtail Junk Food Ads Aimed at Kids

Change will affect the media giant's child-focused TV channels, radio stations and websites

6/4/2012
'Super Bug' May Thrive in Homes Where Kids Have Staph Infections

Shared objects, household surfaces can spur transmission of MRSA

6/4/2012
To Help With Dyslexia, S p a c e L e t t e r s A p a r t, Study Says

Technique boosted kids' reading speed by more than 20 percent and doubled text-reading accuracy, researchers say

6/4/2012
After Chest Radiation, Girls at Greater Risk for Early Breast Cancer: Study

Even those childhood cancer survivors who got low doses should be screened yearly, researchers say

6/4/2012
Health Tip: Avoid Fighting With the Kids Over Food

Eat healthy yourself, setting a good example

6/4/2012
Leukemia Deadlier for Teens, Young Adults Than Younger Kids: Study

More resistant disease, toxic treatments take their toll on older patients, study says

6/1/2012
Too Much Screen Time May Harm Kids' Fitness

Children less connected to wired world seem to be in better shape, study finds

6/1/2012
Small Batteries, Other Shiny Objects Pose Risks to Children

Curious kids may accidentally swallow magnets and batteries, leading to serious injury

6/1/2012
Young Girls, Boys Can Compete on Equal Level

Analysis of nearly 2 million swim records found little or no difference until age 13

6/1/2012
Health Tip: Warning Signs of Infant Dehydration

Including dry mouth and tongue

5/31/2012
Acne Medication May Raise Risk of Eye Infections

Large study found teens taking Accutane were more likely to get pink eye, styes

5/31/2012
Disability From Juvenile Arthritis Hurts Adult Job Prospects

Rates of unemployment much higher than that of general population, study finds

5/31/2012
1 in 5 Americans Has Untreated Cavities: CDC

Most kids get dental care, regardless of income, because of federal health programs, researcher says

5/30/2012
Health Tip: Stay Safe at the Playground

Use the equipment as designed

5/29/2012
Emotional Woes May Last for Childhood Cancer Survivors

Treatment effects are long-lasting, researchers say

5/28/2012
Doubt Cast on Usefulness of 'Sensory' Therapies for Autism

Experts say proof is lacking for these techniques in other disorders, too

5/27/2012
Physical Education Is Good for Kids' Grades, Study Finds

More intense PE curriculum paid off academically in Swedish trial

5/25/2012
More Mental Health Care Urged for Kids Who Self-Harm

Parents, ER docs need to be alert for signs of behavior such as cutting, experts say

5/25/2012
Health Tip: Keep Magnets Away From Children

They are choking and ingestion hazards

5/24/2012
High Blood Pressure in Pregnancy May Threaten Kids' Heart Health

Preeclampsia bodes ill for offspring, study says

5/24/2012
Autism Often Not Diagnosed Until Age 5 or Older: U.S. Report

But earlier interventions make a big difference, experts say

5/24/2012
Some Heavy Kids at Risk of Blindness, Study Says

Brain condition that can steal sight more common among overweight girls, researchers report

5/24/2012
Health Tip: Signs That Baby is in Pain

Unhappy facial expressions are a common reaction

5/24/2012
C-Section May Hike Risk for Toddlers' Obesity, Study Suggests

By age 3, Caesarean babies are more likely to be overweight, researchers found

5/22/2012
Health Tip: Eat a Healthy Diet When Nursing

Include drinking plenty of fluids

5/21/2012
Teens' Love of Loud Music Tied to Drinking, Drug Abuse

But researchers say it's not clear how they're linked

5/21/2012
Health Tip: Comforting Baby's Pain

Direct contact may distract from the hurt

5/21/2012
Study Ties Secondhand Smoke to Bladder Irritation in Kids

Children aged 4 to 10 were at particular risk from exposure

5/20/2012
Fees Lead Some Kids to Skip After-School Sports: Survey

Total cost of participating in a sport averages $381, results show

5/19/2012
Females, Young Athletes Take Longer to Get Over Concussions

Study found they scored worse on visual memory tests, with symptoms lingering 2 weeks after injury

5/18/2012
Tiny Tots in the Dentist's Chair Among Changes in Pediatric Dentistry

Options for kids now include sealants and early removal of wisdom teeth

5/18/2012
From One Generation to the Next, Dental Care Changes

Mom of 3 notes less trepidation from kids, more choices from dentists

5/17/2012
Parents Often Lose Sleep Over Child's Epilepsy, Study Finds

Many sleep in the same room or bed as their child because of worries about nighttime seizures

5/17/2012
Drowning Is Leading Cause of Kids' Accidental Death: CDC

Swimming lessons can help protect toddlers, experts say

5/17/2012
Experimental Drug Helps Fight Some Childhood Cancers, Study Finds

Targeted therapy is effective, has few side effects, but larger trials needed, researchers say

5/16/2012
CDC Lowers Lead-Poisoning Threshold for Kids

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

5/15/2012
Two-Drug Combo Helps Teens With Migraines

Many doctors already prescribe Treximet off-label to this age group, expert says

5/14/2012
Baby Bottles, Pacifiers, Sippy Cups Can Injure

Nationwide survey of ER visits revealed rates of cuts and bruises for infants, toddlers

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