Misc. Kid's Health News

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6/26/2012
Health Tip: Prepare Children for Sleep

Maintain a regular schedule

6/25/2012
Delaying ADHD Meds Could Hurt Kids' Math Scores

Study finds starting stimulant drugs sooner helps prevent academic decline

6/25/2012
Plastics Chemical Linked to Obesity in Kids

Study suggests phthalates may alter fat metabolism, influence weight

6/22/2012
Active, Outdoor Teens Are Happier Teens: Study

And those who spend more time indoors in front of screens are more likely to feel lonely, shy

6/22/2012
Health Tip: Are Your Child's Tantrums Dangerous?

Signs you should talk to a pediatrician

6/21/2012
Study Ties Kids' Allergy Risks to Antibacterials, Preservatives

Chemicals in some soaps, toothpaste, mouthwash may play a role in immune system development

6/18/2012
Dramatic Rise in Kids Hospitalized With High Blood Pressure: Study

Childhood obesity may be a culprit in nearly doubled hypertension rates in the past decade

6/18/2012
Brain-Injury Recovery Varies Widely Among Children

Evidence review finds that cause of injury can make a difference

6/18/2012
American Kids Getting Fewer Prescription Drugs: Study

Antibiotic use is down, but ADHD and asthma prescriptions went up

6/18/2012
Infant Vaccination 'Delays' Triple in Oregon: Study

Experts fear parents are jeopardizing their babies' health

6/18/2012
Health Tip: Keep Kids Safe in the Backyard

Check the area for dangerous plants

6/15/2012
Fathers Can Teach Their Children Persistence: Study

'Authoritative' parenting brings out perseverance skills in kids

6/15/2012
Parents' Fighting May Have Long-Lasting Effect on Kids

But if conflict is handled constructively, children's sense of security stays intact, research suggests

6/15/2012
Kids With Autism Face Health Care Disparities, Study Finds

These children have less access to specialized care than kids with other illnesses, researchers say

6/15/2012
'Sexting' Common Among Teens: Survey

Many are not aware of the legal, social consequences, researchers found

6/15/2012
FDA Approves Combo Shot for Meningitis, Hib in Kids

4-shot series given between 6 weeks and 18 months of age prevents potentially deadly diseases

6/15/2012
Dad's Love Can Be Crucial for Happy Childhood, Study Confirms

For many kids, rejection by father can be even more devastating than by mother

6/14/2012
Overweight Kids May Do Worse in Math: Study

Researchers looked at test scores from kindergarten to 5th grade

6/14/2012
Health Tip: Secondhand Smoke is Dangerous

How it may harm infants and children

6/13/2012
Violence Takes a Toll on Children's Sleep

Kids who are victims of violence sleep fewer hours and have less restful slumber, study finds

6/13/2012
Health Tip: Does Your Child Have a Seasonal Allergy?

Look for symptoms that emerge at the same time each year

6/12/2012
C-Section Babies May Be More Likely to Fail First Hearing Test

Experts concur parents should not be alarmed by finding, as problem is typically temporary

6/12/2012
Older Dads May Pass on Longevity to Kids, Study Finds

DNA evidence suggests link to slowed aging in offspring of men who delayed fatherhood

6/11/2012
Self-Harm Showing Up in Elementary Schools: Study

Children as young as 7 injured themselves in a variety of ways

6/11/2012
Diabetes Rising Rapidly Among U.S. Kids

Both type 1 and type 2 disease rates up more than 20 percent in past decade, finds study

6/8/2012
Tylenol Overdose Can Be Deadly for a Child

Doctors, pharmacists urged to educate parents about possible hazards

6/8/2012
Danger at Home Lurks in Pills, Plants, Chemicals and More

Parents urged to think like a kid to effectively safety-proof their home

6/8/2012
City Kids More Prone to Food Allergies Than Rural Peers: Study

Researcher says finding points out impact of environment

6/7/2012
Many Kids on Medicaid Don't See Dentist: Study

Some improvement found over 5-year period but expert says program cuts could hurt

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