Misc. Kid's Health News

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Article Title
1/3/2012
Lots of Exercise May Boost Kids' Grades

Research review found that the most physically active students did the best in the classroom

1/2/2012
Health Tip: Minimize Nightmares

Help foster sweet dreams

12/30/2011
Crowding in ER May Delay Pain Relief for Kids

Busy staff less responsive to needs of individual patients, researcher says

12/30/2011
Obesity, Diabetes Pose 1-2 Threat to Young Americans

The result: They could be first generation to not live as long as their parents

12/30/2011
12/27/2011
Health Tip: Discuss Weight With Your Child

Teach good habits and a healthy approach

12/26/2011
Health Tip: When Children Break the Rules

Suggestions to encourage better behavior

12/23/2011
Parents May Hold Key to Healthy Weight in Hispanic Kids

Lower-fat family meals can help reduce high obesity rate in this population, study suggests

12/23/2011
Toddlers Don't Seem to Listen to Own Voices to Correct Speech

But study finds 4-year-olds, adults do adjust their pronunciation that way

12/23/2011
Health Tip: Use Medications Safely

Dos and don't for giving medicine to children

12/22/2011
Chronic School Absenteeism Linked to Mental Health Problems

Children who consistently miss school are more likely to be depressed or anxious, study shows

12/22/2011
Noisy Toys Might Harm Kids' Hearing

If held too close to the ear, these toys might cause permanent damage, researchers say

12/21/2011
12/20/2011
Early Food Choices Seem to Influence Taste for Salt Later

Infants fed starchy foods at 6 months of age tended to prefer salty flavor by preschool: study

12/19/2011
Discerning Gift-Givers Look for Toys That Offer More Than Fun

Some of the best choices spur imagination and exercise, experts say

12/19/2011
Choosing a Toy? Think 'Kid-Powered'

These are gifts that offer open-ended chances for children to explore, imagine and play

12/19/2011
Nearly 1 in 3 Young U.S. Adults Have Arrest Records: Study

At 18, the estimate is 25 percent; pediatricians can help keep kids out of trouble, researchers say

12/19/2011
Health Tip: Skip the Cold Medicine Before Age 4

Here's what you can offer instead

12/17/2011
Pediatricians Offer Tips to Avoid Holiday Hazards

Check this list from the American Academy of Pediatrics twice to make sure holiday is nice

12/16/2011
New Device Approved for Children With Heart Failure

To be used until donor heart can be found

12/16/2011
Study Looks at Stroke Risks in Teen Football Players

Possible factors include obesity and anabolic-steroid use, researchers say

12/15/2011
NYC Sees Drop in Child Obesity; Can Other Cities Do Same?

Still, 1 in 5 children is obese, researchers say

12/14/2011
Alcohol Use Down, Pot Use Up Among U.S. Teens

Drinking at historic lows, but fewer kids seem to think marijuana is dangerous, survey finds

12/14/2011
Health Tip: Protect Teeth From Decay

Suggestions for newborns and young children

12/12/2011
Health Tip: Keep the Sport in Kids' Sports

Make sure focus isn't only on winning

12/12/2011
Adult Sickle Cell Drug May Benefit Kids, Too

It was well-tolerated by children younger than 4, study finds

12/9/2011
Behavior Problems May Surface in Preemies by Preschool

These kids might benefit from early targeted help, researchers say

12/9/2011
'Love Hormone' May Buffer Kids From Mom's Depression

Anxiety, conduct disorders more prevalent in children with low oxytocin levels, study finds

12/9/2011
Abuse May Alter Child's Brain Activity

Exposure to violence has a measurable effect, researchers say

12/7/2011
Many Kids Seen in ER Have High Blood Pressure

Could mean children are scared and upset, but may signal more serious issues, researchers say

12/6/2011
Vitamin D Levels Tied to Diabetes Risk in Obese Kids

Low levels were associated with more insulin resistance, study found

12/5/2011
U.S. School Kids Often Miss Out on Recess, Study Finds

Researchers urge mandated physical education, recess to give kids time for physical activity

12/5/2011
Health Officials Urge Americans: Get Your Flu Shot Now

Vaccine supplies are still ample, but could start to run short, CDC says

12/5/2011
More Children Using Preventive Asthma Drugs: Study

Minorities and uninsured had lower use of these medications, researchers say

12/5/2011
More Evidence Links Specific Genes to ADHD

Future treatments might target these genetic pathways, researchers say

12/2/2011
Sickle Cell Disease Tied to 'Silent Strokes' in Children

Anemia and high blood pressure together or alone increased the risk in study of young patients

12/2/2011
Kids of All Weights Benefit From Car Seats

Even overweight children safer when using the correct seat for their height and weight, study finds

11/30/2011
Arsenic Detected in Apple, Grape Juice Samples

Levels of the element exceeded safe limits established for drinking water, Consumer Reports says

11/30/2011
Toddlers Taking HIV Drugs Have Higher Cholesterol

Children on protease inhibitors should have cholesterol monitored, researchers recommend

11/30/2011
Recovery From Concussions in Young Athletes May Take Longer Than Thought

But most in small study returned to normal within a month

11/30/2011
Health Tip: Help Your Child Prepare for a Sibling

Suggestions to ease the transition

11/28/2011
Violent Video Games May Alter Brain Function: Study

It's not clear what those changes mean though, experts note

11/28/2011
Health Tip: Parenting a Disabled Child

You don't have to go it alone

11/24/2011
11/23/2011
Intermittent Steroid Use Called OK for Wheezing Preschoolers

Study finds daily steroids not necessary for tots with recurrent but not persistent wheeze

11/23/2011
Many Kindergarteners Already on Road to Obesity, Study Finds

To prevent health problems, lifestyle programs need to start in early childhood, experts say

11/22/2011
Health Tip: Parenting a Child With a Heart Defect

These children can live long and healthy lives, experts say

11/21/2011
Siblings Deeply Affected By Child's Cancer Death

Many kids reported feeling more mature, compassionate

11/21/2011
School Hygiene Program Reduced Flu Cases

Reports of influenza A were cut in half, researchers say

11/21/2011
Acupuncture Safe for Children, Review Finds

Serious side effects generally related to less well-trained practitioners