Misc. Kid's Health News

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9/19/2011
Exercise Ups Kids' Quit-Smoking Success Rate

Approach much more successful than intervention alone, especially for boys, finds study

9/19/2011
9/19/2011
Health Tip: How to Spot Underage Drinking

More children abuse alcohol than tobacco or illicit drugs

9/16/2011
Accidental Medication Poisonings in Kids on the Rise

Greater availability, easier access to drugs in home may be to blame, researchers suggest

9/15/2011
ADHD Doubles a Child's Risk of Injury: Study

Impulsive behaviors can lead kids to leap before they look, expert says

9/15/2011
Not Enough Kids Drink Low-Fat Milk, U.S. Study Finds

Nearly a third of children and teens report they consume whole milk

9/15/2011
Flu Killed 115 Children Last Season: CDC

Many of the deaths could have been prevented with vaccinations, agency says

9/15/2011
Health Tip: Coping With a Pet Allergy

What to do if you're allergic to a faithful friend

9/15/2011
9/14/2011
Trouble With Math? Blame Your Lack of 'Numbers Sense'

Math ability is largely something you're born with, study says

9/12/2011
Lifetime 'Dose' of Excess Weight Linked to Diabetes Risk

Type 2 diabetes epidemic in the U.S. may loom even larger than previously predicted, researchers suggest

9/12/2011
Is 'SpongeBob' Too Much for Young Minds?

4-year-olds did worse in thinking skills after watching the cartoon, study says

9/12/2011
When a Parent Dies Suddenly, Child's Grief May Persist

Prolonged mourning can lead to depression, impaired functioning, study says

9/11/2011
College Students Not Getting Enough Z's

Working a full-time job to pay for school may contribute to the problem for some, study suggests

9/10/2011
Parents' Positive Attitude Can Help Kids Get Homework Done

Let children know they are loved regardless of math, language skills, researchers say

9/8/2011
9/11 a Life-Defining Day for the Young

As the 10th anniversary approaches, experts offer advice for parents to help kids cope

9/8/2011
Health Tip: Recognizing Asthma in Children

Here are common warning signs

9/7/2011
Parents Who Smoke at Home May Risk Kids' Academic Success

Family's bottom line can also be undermined, researchers found

9/6/2011
Hospitalized Kids May Receive Up to 35 Meds a Week

And info on many of those drugs' safety, effectiveness in children is lacking, researchers say

9/6/2011
Health Tip: When a Doctor Should Evaluate Diaper Rash

Signs that medical attention may be needed

9/5/2011
Health Tip: Teach Your Child That Bullying Is Wrong

Set stern limits for aggressive behavior

9/3/2011
Toothless Grins Are Only Cute on Babies

Three million teeth will get knocked out this year during youth sporting events

9/3/2011
Making Sure 'Back to School' Doesn't Mean 'Back to Bullying'

Parents can help teach kids to deal with the problem, expert says

9/2/2011
Climate Change May Trigger More Asthma Emergencies

Some areas may see kids' ER visits jump 10%, researchers say

9/2/2011
Some Kids Seem to Cope Better With Bullying

Those who deny it happened or who are worried about popularity struggle more, study finds

9/2/2011
Traffic Safety Should Be Among First Lessons in New School Year

Experts give tips for avoiding car accidents while walking to school

9/2/2011
Brain Scans Show Distinct Traits in Kids With Autism: Study

Gray matter is organized differently, researchers find

9/2/2011
Close Bond With Mom Helps Keep Teen Boys Safe

Odds for delinquency rose when mother and son were in conflict, study found

9/1/2011
Circumcision Rate Down Slightly in U.S. Hospitals

CDC notes this reverses trend toward more of the procedures throughout the 1990s

9/1/2011
Babies Born With Heart Disease Often Harmed by Gut Bacteria

Toxins that get into blood can affect organ function in these vulnerable children, study finds

9/1/2011
Last Year's Flu Shot Won't Protect Kids This Season

Vaccination needed for children 6 months and up, experts say

8/31/2011
Kids Carrying MRSA Germ Prone to Serious Infection: Study

Separate hospital rooms, topical antibiotics and antiseptics can help with prevention, experts say

8/31/2011
Kids Need Enough Sleep to Succeed at School: Experts

They recommend starting earlier bedtimes before school starts

8/31/2011
Americans Getting Too Many Calories From Sugary Drinks: CDC

Report shows young people, minorities are consuming the most sweetened beverages

8/31/2011
Health Tip: Plan for Potty Training

Help your toddler succeed

8/30/2011
For Gamers, Intense Competition May Fuel Aggression

Video-game violence contributes less to hostile behavior, study says

8/30/2011
Mother's Love Can Help Babies With Difficult Temperaments

Irritable babies who are secure in their attachment to mom do better as toddlers

8/29/2011
'Gimme' Kids Often Grow Into 'Gimme' Adults

Four-decade study finds similar responses to temptation in preschool, middle age

8/29/2011
Toddler's Dust Mite Sensitivity May Predict Later Asthma

Three-quarters who tested positive at 2 years had respiratory problem at age 12, study finds

8/29/2011
Simple Safety Steps Can Make Back to School a Breeze

Parents need to take care of health, safety concerns of kids, experts say

8/29/2011
Pediatric Groups Want to KO Boxing for Kids

Choose sports that don't encourage blows to the head, policy statement urges

8/27/2011
Back-to-School Shouldn't Mean a Too-Heavy Backpack

An expert advises parents to check how much is loaded inside, to avoid injury

8/26/2011
Walk-to-School Programs Put Kids' Fitness First

In study, Texas communities involved parent volunteers to get youngsters more active

8/25/2011
U.S.-Mandated Report Finds Vaccines Safe for Kids

IOM panel pored over 1,000 studies and found little evidence for lasting harm

8/25/2011
Parents Can Ease Back-to-School Stress

Kids need time to transition from summer schedules to more rigorous academic routine, experts say

8/25/2011
Health Tip: Children May Have PTSD

Symptoms may differ from those in adults

8/24/2011
College Students Missing Out on Fruits, Veggies: Survey

Males only managed 5 servings a week and women ate even fewer, Oregon University researchers say

8/24/2011
'Bubble Boy' Kids Living Normally After Gene Therapy: Study

Expert says the technique may be useful for fighting other diseases

8/24/2011
Health Tip: Make Kids' Lunch Interesting

Pack healthy meals they'll enjoy

8/23/2011
Study Links Writing Difficulties to ADHD

Kids with the condition 5 times more likely to have problems with spelling, writing than those without it