Misc. Kid's Health News

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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

8/22/2011
Happy Teens Usually Crime-Free Teens, Study Finds

Even a low level of depression seemed to help push adolescents to illegal activity

8/22/2011
Falls From Windows Claiming Too Many Children's Lives

Over past two decades, nearly 2,000 deaths and many more injuries have occurred, U.S. study finds

8/21/2011
Kids of Unhealthy, Disadvantaged Moms More Likely to Be Sickly

They also tend to have asthma, learning disabilities and to make more ER visits, study found

8/19/2011
Number of U.S. Kids With Public Health Insurance Rising

Fewer children uninsured, likely due to efforts to boost enrollment and retention in programs

8/19/2011
Kids' Hacking Is Seldom Whooping Cough, Study Finds

For most children, respiratory symptoms don't indicate presence of the illness, researchers say

8/19/2011
Moms' Depression Affects Kids' Brain Structure, Scans Show

Brain area tied to emotions larger in children of mothers with lifelong symptoms of depression

8/19/2011
Health Tip: Are Turned Toes Trouble?

Signs that a child needs evaluation

8/18/2011
Thin Children Have More Energy-Burning 'Brown Fat'

Teens with the lowest body mass index have more of this 'good' fat, study shows

8/18/2011
Don't Skip This Year's Flu Shot: CDC

Formulation meant to protect against seasonal flu and H1N1

8/18/2011
Kids Benefit From Flu Vaccine via Shot or Spray, Study Finds

Both work well, but nasal spray produces broadest immune response in youngsters, research shows

8/18/2011
Nearly 1 in 10 U.S. Kids Diagnosed With ADHD

Small increase in past decade likely reflects greater awareness of the disorder, CDC says

8/17/2011
Children With Kidney Disease Face Many Health Woes

Stunted growth, heart problems common among these kids, study finds

8/17/2011
Cartoon Characters Prod Kids to Nag for Unhealthy Foods

Study finds TV ads key element in why young children whine for sugary treats

8/15/2011
Many More Kids Hospitalized for Mental Illness: Study

Adult psychiatric admissions also increased, except among the elderly

8/15/2011
Unemployment Higher Among Childhood Cancer Survivors in Poor Health

They're 8 times more likely to be out of work than those in good health, study finds

8/15/2011
Risk of Autism in Siblings Higher Than Thought

Odds especially high for brothers and kids with multiple siblings who are autistic, study finds

8/15/2011
Health Tip: Reduce Toddler Serving Sizes

Food amounts should be smaller for little ones

8/14/2011
Kids Urged to Take Steps to Avoid Spreading Illness at School

Frequent hand washing an important way to keep contagious infections at bay, experts say

8/13/2011
Planning Ahead Can Reduce Back-to-School Stress

Kids who take more than two weeks to adjust may have an underlying issue, expert says

8/12/2011
Fido's New Forte: Helping Kids Learn to Read

Children's attitudes about books improve when paired with pooches, researchers say

8/12/2011
Cardiologists Often Miss Heart Defects in Young Athletes: Study

Screening to prevent sudden cardiac death is difficult and may lead to bad calls, researchers say

8/10/2011
ADHD, Autism May Sometimes Share Gene Mutations

But, the vast majority of children with autism disorders or ADHD don't share these genetic risks

8/10/2011
Baby's Fever May Not Signal Teething

Study finds it may cause temperatures to rise slightly but not go outside normal range

8/10/2011
Health Tip: Considering a Baby Walker?

American Academy of Pediatrics says they're not safe

8/9/2011
Costs Soar for Kids With Poorly Controlled Asthma

Better care and education could improve health, reduce expenses, researchers say

8/9/2011
Factors Before Birth Can Determine Child's Risk of Allergies: Study

Exposure to pets during pregnancy, method of delivery and race all play a part

8/9/2011
More American Kids Eating Fast Food

Fast-food lunches account for up to 51 percent of daily caloric needs, study shows

8/9/2011
Kids Taught to Wash Hands in School Avoid Sick Days: Study

Training in hand hygiene and disinfection may be a simple, cheap way to reduce infectious illness

8/9/2011
Health Tip: Is Your Child Being Cyberbullied?

Here are possible warning signs

8/8/2011
Bullying Takes Toll on High School Test Scores

Study shows students' performance drops up to 6 percent amid climate of bullying

8/8/2011
Study of Bone Cancer in Dogs May Improve Treatment in Kids

Research in canines may lead to tests that can predict aggressiveness of disease in humans

8/8/2011
Kids Can Safely Play Sports in Hot Weather: Experts

Updated American Academy of Pediatrics policy statement stresses risk reduction

8/8/2011
Are Kids Brown-Bagging Bacteria?

Study finds many youngsters' lunches kept at unsafe temperatures

8/6/2011
Adjusting Routines Before School Starts May Ease Transition to Class

Don't try to change your schedule overnight, expert suggests

8/5/2011
Children's HIV Drugs May Cause High Cholesterol

Strategies are needed to protect infected kids from long-term cardiovascular harm, researchers say

8/3/2011
Parenting Style May Affect Child's Mental Health

Depression, anxiety less likely when mom takes kids' personalities into account, study finds

8/3/2011
Many Kids Now Engage in Media 'Multi-Tasking'

Filling every empty moment, they switch between phones, TV, computers, UK study finds

8/2/2011
Kids Still See Unhealthy-Food Ads on TV, Study Finds

And exposure to fast-food advertising has spiked in recent years, researchers say

8/2/2011
Doctor Offers Tips on How to Travel With Kids

Proper planning can help parents keep kids happy and safe while on vacation, expert says

8/1/2011
Childhood Depression, Anxiety Tied to Pain in Adulthood

Kids living with adversity, such as abuse, more likely to have chronic diseases later, study finds

8/1/2011
With Junk Food Stores Nearby, Teens May Eat More of It

Neighborhood businesses can contribute to unhealthy eating patterns, study finds

7/29/2011
New Dog Gene May Shed Light on Childhood Epilepsy

Researchers hope the discovery will aid understanding of human brain development

7/29/2011
Study Finds Kids Want More Info About Their Hospital Care

Excluding them from treatment discussions left them distressed, researchers report

7/29/2011
Health Tip: When Sleep Apnea Affects Children

Here are common warning signs

7/28/2011
Growing Up Near Livestock Tied to Blood Cancers

Risk was three times higher for people raised on a poultry farm, New Zealand study finds

7/27/2011
Special Needs Kids Bullied More, Fare Poorly at School

Study's author says the well-being of 'whole' child needs to be considered

7/27/2011
Kids From Unplanned Pregnancies Tend to Lag Behind Intellectually

But British study pins the blame on children's socioeconomic status