Misc. Kid's Health News

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8/28/2012
Snoring Kids Should Be Screened for Sleep Apnea: Experts

New guidelines issued by American Academy of Pediatrics also urge weight loss for obese snorers

8/27/2012
Heavy Marijuana Use in Teen Years May Lower IQ Later

Study found those who smoked in adolescence lost roughly 8 points on IQ tests

8/26/2012
Overloaded Backpacks Can Injure Kids: Experts

Some tips to lighten the load as the school year approaches

8/25/2012
Making Parental Peace With Kids' Homework

Help your child get the most from homework without hassles, hovering

8/24/2012
Couch-Potato Kids Are Top U.S. Child Health Problem: Poll

Obesity, tobacco use also ranked high among community concerns

8/24/2012
Radiation for Childhood Cancer Might Raise Diabetes Risk

Study found kids whose treatment affected tail of pancreas were more likely to have diabetes later

8/23/2012
Kindergarten Vaccines Close to Target Levels: CDC

But measles, chickenpox protection remains a concern

8/23/2012
Vitamin D May Thwart Kids' Winter Colds

But whether children without vitamin deficiency would benefit remains unclear, study finds

8/22/2012
Minority Fifth Graders Face Health Obstacles, Study Finds

But with similar schools, family income, disparities declined

8/22/2012
Childhood Music Lessons May Create Better Listeners

Even a few years' training in childhood confers benefits years later, small study suggests

8/21/2012
40 Proven Strategies to Improve Public Health

Affordable healthy foods, public smoking bans among the methods shown to work

8/21/2012
Unhappy Kids Are More Materialistic, Study Finds

Research with children ages 8 to 10 says TV ads play big part in 'spoiling' those who aren't content

8/21/2012
Popular Characters Can Help Kids Eat Healthy Foods Too

Branding tactics used to sell junk food also may be used to promote better nutrition, research shows

8/21/2012
Teens Benefit by Spending More Time With Parents

Encounters with Dad may boost self-worth and social skills the most, research suggests

8/20/2012
Vaccinations Belong on Parents' Back-to-School Checklists

Preventable diseases can threaten children's lives, expert warns

8/20/2012
Secondhand Smoke May Impair Children's Cough Reflex

Reduced sensitivity to respiratory irritants could raise pneumonia risk, researchers say

8/20/2012
Health Tip: Applying Insect Repellent

Read the instructions carefully

8/17/2012
ADHD May Raise Girls' Risk for Suicide as Young Adults

Also more likely to self-injure as young women, study shows

8/17/2012
College Students Don't Respect Peers Who 'Hook Up' Too Much: Survey

Male athletes, fraternity members likelier to judge women more harshly

8/16/2012
Carbon Monoxide Poisoning: An Underestimated Threat

Study finds 450 Americans die, more than 2,000 are hospitalized each year

8/16/2012
Does Just Feeling Fat Make You Gain Weight?

Study shows teens with a bloated body image more likely to become fat in their 20s

8/16/2012
Most Parents Think Social Media Not a Bad Thing: Survey

Many believe it prepares their kids for future work world, broadens their thinking

8/16/2012
Chickenpox Cases Fall 80% Over Decade: CDC

Two-dose schedule will deliver further improvement, experts say

8/15/2012
Three Kids Dead From Codeine After Surgery: FDA

Youngsters who metabolize the pain killer faster than usual are at risk, experts warn

8/14/2012
Hepatitis A Vaccine for Children Lasts for 10 Years: Study

Cases of the virus in the U.S. have decreased by 90 percent over the past 20 years, research shows

8/14/2012
Health Tip: Protect Your Child in Extreme Heat

Have an air-conditioned place in mind

8/14/2012
Baby's Healthy Diet Feeds IQ, Study Finds

Infants, toddlers reared on junk food scored slightly lower at 8 years

8/14/2012
Parents' Religious Beliefs Can Complicate Kids' End-of-Life Care

Hoping for a miracle might lead them to request futile treatments for their children, researchers say

8/14/2012
Health Tip: Is Anxiety Affecting Your Child?

Insomnia is a potential warning sign

8/13/2012
Hepatitis C Treatment May Hamper Kids' Growth

Study found weight returned to normal after peginterferon, but not always height

8/13/2012
Junk Food Laws in Schools May Mean Healthier Kids: Study

In states with toughest regulations, kids more likely to maintain healthy body weight

8/13/2012
Health Tip: Possible Signs of an Ear Infection

They include pulling at the ear

8/12/2012
Parents Can Adapt, Thrive After 'Empty Nest'

The parent-child relationship evolves, but doesn't end when kids leave for college, expert explains

8/12/2012
Safety Eyewear Can Prevent Sports Injuries in Kids

Back-to-school season can mean more eye injuries, expert warns

8/10/2012
Pay Attention in Preschool, Graduate From College: Study

Certain social, behavioral skills at young age key to later academic success, researchers found

8/10/2012
Childhood Friendships May Be Key to Adult Happiness

Quality of relationships has more effect than intelligence or academic record, study finds

8/9/2012
Two Languages Better Than One for Kids' Brains: Study

Bilingual children excel at problem-solving, creative thinking, research suggests

8/8/2012
Mechanical Device Helps Kids Waiting for Heart Transplant

Pediatric ventricular assist device buys time for young patients with severe heart failure

8/7/2012
Cholesterol Levels Getting Better for U.S. Kids: CDC

But small gains may be offset by obesity crisis, expert warns

8/7/2012
Few Follow Car Safety Guidelines for Kids, Study Finds

Common problems include lack of proper restraints, youngsters sitting in front seat

8/7/2012
Parents Spank, Slap Kids in Public More Often Than Thought

And fathers are more likely than people think to use a gentle approach, study found

8/7/2012
More Kids Taking Antipsychotics for ADHD: Study

Unapproved uses of these powerful drugs need further investigation, experts say

8/7/2012
8/6/2012
Severely Obese Donors Raise Risks for Kids With Liver Transplant

Children with organs from these adult donors were more likely to lose grafts and die, study found

8/6/2012
Grateful Teens May Have Less Risk for Depression, Other Problems

Parents, teachers can help kids learn to identify good things in their lives, study says

8/4/2012
In-Person Bullying Still Bigger Problem Than Cyberbullying: Expert

Studies in U.S., Norway found 'traditional' forms of torment are more common among kids

8/3/2012
Child Abuse Might Alter Onset of Menstruation in Girls

Those who suffered sexual, physical trauma began periods earlier or later than average

8/3/2012
Fitter Kids May Make Better Grades: Study

Policymakers should realize the importance of phys-ed classes, researcher says

8/3/2012
Options Increasing for Coping With Kids' Food Allergies

Medication, herbs and desensitization offer alternatives to avoidance, experts say

8/3/2012
For Colorado Family, It's Allergies All Around

Kids avoid long list of foods, but not athletic lifestyle