Misc. Kid's Health News

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4/6/2012
Pregnancy Length May Influence Severity of Autism

Babies born early or late have more severe symptoms, study shows

4/6/2012
Rapid Asthma Treatment in ER May Prevent Admission

Giving corticosteroids as soon as possible hastens recovery, study suggests

4/5/2012
Study Suggests Treating Dyslexia Before Kids Learn to Read

The learning disability is linked to problems with visual attention, researchers contend

4/5/2012
Pesticides May Be Linked to Slightly Smaller Babies, Shorter Pregnancies

Babies were, on average, 1/3 pound lighter, and pregnancies were about three to four days shorter, study finds

4/4/2012
Health Tip: Stop Toddler Tantrums Before They Start

Suggestions to avoid a maddening meltdown

4/3/2012
Preteens More Likely to Report HPV Vaccine Side Effects

But symptoms were not serious, survey found

4/3/2012
Study Suggests Vaccine May Help Kids With Brain Cancer

Researchers report immune system boost and eventual tumor shrinkage in small group of patients

4/3/2012
Prenatal Antipsychotic Drugs Linked to Motor Delays: Study

Movement, posture, reflexes below normal for many exposed infants

4/2/2012
Many Preschoolers Not Getting Enough Outdoor Play

Look at outdoor activity as a daily necessity, not a weekend luxury, study says

4/2/2012
Health Tip: Selecting a Childcare Provider

Factors to consider include staff-to-child ratio

3/30/2012
Secondhand Smoke Affects Young Girls More Than Boys: Study

By age 7, lung function was six times worse for exposed girls than boys, research shows

3/30/2012
Study Weighs In on Diets for Kids

Meal plan with very low carbs was tough for children to follow, researchers say

3/30/2012
Two-Thirds of Kids With Autism Have Been Bullied: Study

Middle school typically the worst time for being picked on, researchers say

3/28/2012
U.S. Cancer Death Rates Continue to Fall: Report

But incidence of cancers linked to obesity increasing, researchers find

3/27/2012
High Out-of-Pocket Costs for Kids' Asthma Drugs Could Pose Dangers

Study suggests steeper co-pays reduce medication use in insured children

3/26/2012
Health Tip: Watch for Choking Hazards

Don't offer these foods to your baby or toddler

3/24/2012
Caring Teachers May Help Keep Kids From Trying Alcohol, Drugs

Study suggests feeling close to a teacher may make a difference for kids

3/23/2012
When a Child With Autism Wanders, It's Crucial to Stay a Step Ahead

No locks, alarms, tracking devices can guarantee parents complete peace of mind

3/23/2012
Vacationing With a Wanderer Demands Planning

One mother took a picture of her son every morning so if he got lost she could show people what he was wearing that day

3/22/2012
Parents Should Lead By Example in Weight Loss, Study Finds

When parents shed pounds, overweight kids on weight-loss plan slimmed down, too

3/22/2012
Breathing Smog in Pregnancy Linked to Child's Behavior Problems

Study found with moms' higher exposure, kids were likelier to have anxiety, depression at age 6

3/20/2012
Corner Stores Stock Healthier Foods After Aid Program Changes

Government food-aid program now offers vouchers for fruits and vegetables

3/19/2012
Kids Willing to Fail May Perform Better Academically

Children who were told learning can be difficult did better on tests, researchers found

3/19/2012
3/17/2012
Spring Break Boozing May Put Young Brains at Risk

Binge drinking by teens, young adults linked to long-term problems with impulse control

3/16/2012
Deaf People Have More Mental Health Problems, Less Access to Care

Review finds patients need doctors skilled at communication

3/16/2012
With Spanking, Nature and Nurture Create More Aggression, Study Suggests

Physical discipline seen to make problem worse in boys with certain genetic tendencies

3/16/2012
Health Tip: Make 'Tummy Time' Fun

Suggestions to help improve playtime

3/15/2012
Bike Trail in Poorer Neighborhood Boosts Exercise

Extra-wide, two-mile trail in Tennessee draws joggers, bike riders

3/14/2012
Watching Movie Stars Light Up May Spur Kids to Smoke

Kids who saw more tobacco use on film from ages 9 to 14 tended to become regular smokers

3/13/2012
Gene Discovery Gives Clues to a Childhood Cancer

90% of neuroblastomas hit kids under 10, but they're more likely to survive than teen patients

3/12/2012
Exercise Might Boost Kids' Academic Ability

Pretest 'warm-ups' boosted test scores in study of Italian schoolchildren

3/9/2012
EKG Testing May Spot Fatal Heart Conditions in Children

Evidence review looked at three conditions that cause sudden cardiac death

3/9/2012
Kids Who Bully May Be More Likely to Smoke, Drink

Bullying behavior more common in middle school, substance use greater in high school, study finds

3/9/2012
3/8/2012
Surgeon General: Nearly 4 Million U.S. Kids Still Smoke

Report says tobacco industry targets marketing toward children

3/7/2012
Experimental Drug Offers Hope for Rare Bone Disease: Study

Replaces missing enzyme in babies with severe hypophosphatasia

3/7/2012
Kids' Penicillin Allergy May Not Signal Other Drug Reactions

Study finds no greater risk of allergies to other meds in kids who test positive to common antibiotic

3/7/2012
Fetal Cocaine Exposure May Not Affect Kids' Academics: Study

Drinking during pregnancy did show impact on learning ability

3/5/2012
Vitamin D May Cut Stress Fracture Risk in Girls

Yet consuming lots of dairy or calcium wasn't associated with risk reduction, study says

3/5/2012
Kids' Concussion Symptoms Can Last a Year, Study Says

Symptoms may affect school and quality of life

3/5/2012
Late Preemie Birth May Be Linked to Higher Asthma Risk

About 1 in 4 born at 34 to 37 weeks' gestation developed respiratory disease by age 8, study finds

3/5/2012
Youngest Kids in Class More Apt to Get ADHD Diagnosis: Study

Researchers suggest some may just be immature for their grade

3/5/2012
Snoring Tots May Develop Behavioral Issues Later

Study found those who had worst sleep problems seemed most at risk

3/5/2012
Heavy Kids May Not Respond as Well to Asthma Meds

As weight climbs, so does daily corticosteroid dosage, study says

3/2/2012
Bullying May Raise Risk of Suicidal Thoughts: Study

Both victims, bullies more likely to consider taking own life by age 11

3/2/2012
Timing of Preemie Birth May Be Key to Kids' Health Later

The earlier the delivery, the poorer the health at ages 3 to 5, researchers say

3/2/2012
Health Tip: Help Your Child Develop a Healthy Approach to Eating

And help prevent extreme concerns about weight

3/2/2012
'Parent Training' May Help Kids With Autism Behave Better

Teaching mom, dad to manage problem behaviors can improve overall functioning, study shows

2/29/2012
Obesity Linked to Asthma in Children

The association varied by race, ethnicity, study says