Misc. Kid's Health News

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7/25/2011
Preparation Key When Kids With Asthma Go Back to School

American Lung Association urges parents to develop an asthma action plan, share it with teachers

7/25/2011
Teen Athletes at Greater Risk for Osteoarthritis: Study

Those playing high-intensity sports more than 10 times as likely to have impaired hip function

7/25/2011
Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual Teens Often Homeless: Study

And many live without family support or supervision, survey finds

7/25/2011
Kids With ADHD Less Adept at Crossing the Street: Study

They may look both ways, but leave too little time to cross safely

7/24/2011
Parents Must Be Vigilant About Pool Safety

Young children can drown in as little as 2 inches of water, experts warn

7/23/2011
Summer Heat Holds Potential Danger for Young Athletes

Keeping kids hydrated is most important safety measure, doctor advises

7/22/2011
Publicly Insured Kids May Get Less Comprehensive Care

But most have a regular doctor, survey finds

7/22/2011
Children Fare OK if Mom Works, Study Finds

Kids appear best off when both parents are gainfully employed, U.K. researchers say

7/21/2011
Survey Suggests 'Sexting' Rampant in College

More than half have gotten sexual images on their phones, researcher says

7/20/2011
Preemies at Risk for Psychiatric Disorders as Teens, Study Contends

Injuries suffered before or after birth linked to problems such as ADHD, say researchers, calling for more studies

7/20/2011
'Heat Dome' Continues to Throttle U.S.

High temperatures and oppressive humidity pose health risks; doctor offers coping tips

7/19/2011
Health Tip: Get Kids Moving

Ways to encourage physical activity

7/18/2011
Secondhand Smoke Linked to Hearing Loss in Teens

Children exposed to it may need to be screened for auditory problems, researchers say

7/18/2011
Sharing Bed With Toddler Won't Harm Development: Study

Practice made no difference in later tests for learning, behavioral issues

7/18/2011
Kids Fare Better in Crashes When Grandparents Driving: Study

Children could be even safer if older drivers knew more about using safety seats

7/18/2011
Health Tip: Keep Kids' Lunches Cool

And other safety suggestions when packing for school or camp

7/15/2011
Kids of Moms With History of Depression Seem Less Happy

Those who rarely smile, laugh or hug may be at higher risk of depression, study suggests

7/14/2011
Food Industry Sets Standards for Advertising to Kids

New criteria are less stringent than U.S government's recommendations

7/13/2011
Rural Workers Often Lack Access to Sick Leave

Paid sick days for all would help employees meet work, family responsibilities, experts say

7/12/2011
Tool to Spot Lung Infections in Cystic Fibrosis Patients Called Not Worth It

Procedure not only didn't help, it slightly upped the risk of adverse effects, researchers found

7/12/2011
Dental Care for Kids on Medicaid Varies by Fees Each State Sets

Study finds higher reimbursements mean more children get dental care

7/12/2011
Soaring Temps Can Pose Serious Health Risks

Experts offer advice on coping with the heat wave gripping much of the U.S.

7/12/2011
Health Tip: Understanding Dyslexia

Causes, symptoms and problems the learning disorder can cause

7/11/2011
The Hype on Hypoallergenic Dogs Is Just That, Study Warns

Similar levels of allergens found among 60 different breeds

7/11/2011
ADHD, Learning Issues May Be Linked to Secondhand Smoke

Kids living in homes with smoker have higher odds of developing neurobehavioral disorders, study finds

7/11/2011
Help Your Kids Stay in Shape This Summer

Experts share tips on planning for exercise, fun and healthy eating

7/9/2011
Parents Can Help Stop Spread of Water Park Illnesses

Having your child shower before entering pool is first big step, experts say

7/8/2011
Study Offers Update on Staph Pneumonia Trends in Children

Records from Texas hospital over decade show most cases caused by aggressive MRSA strain

7/8/2011
Windows Pose Safety Risk for Young Children, Experts Warn

Simple tips can help parents, caregivers prevent potentially fatal falls

7/8/2011
Golf-Cart Head Injuries on the Upswing, Study Finds

Researchers surprised to find alcohol involved in many cases

7/8/2011
Anxiety, Depression in Pregnancy May Raise Kids' Asthma Risk

Study supports belief that children are highly susceptible during prenatal period

7/8/2011
Ankle Braces May Protect Young Basketball Players

Study found they reduced the number of sprains and fractures high school athletes suffer

7/8/2011
Health Tip: Child Safety Seats

Basics for your toddler

7/7/2011
Men Seem More Likely Than Women to Develop Hole in Knee Cartilage

Damage, which tends to occur after ACL injury, raises risk for osteoarthritis, researchers say

7/7/2011
U.S. Obesity Epidemic Continues to Spread

Report finds South with highest rates, but no state showed a decline over the last year

7/7/2011
Fewer U.S. Teens Having Babies, Binge Drinking: Report

But more kids are using drugs and living in poverty

7/6/2011
Health Tip: Does Your Baby Have GERD?

Here are common symptoms

7/5/2011
Parents' Military Deployment May Harm Kids' Mental Health

Longer service duration raises risk that children will develop stress, behavioral problems, anxiety

7/5/2011
Tots Who Are 'Late Talkers' Typically Turn Out Fine: Study

Children not talking by age 2 usually catch up with no lasting issues, researchers say

7/4/2011
Health Tip: Set Rules for Swimming

Protect kids in the water

7/2/2011
Make Water Safety a Priority for Your Kids

Drowning is second-leading cause of death of U.S. children

7/1/2011
Understanding Numbers Isn't as Simple as 1, 2, 3

Researchers say '4' is magic number for kids to really comprehend counting

7/1/2011
Emotional, Behavioral Issues Affect Many Kids in Foster Care

Identifying such problems may lead to improved care for these children, researchers suggest

7/1/2011
Health Tip: Lather Kids With Sunscreen

To protect against sunburn

6/30/2011
A Child's Surgery May Prompt Parents to Try to Quit Smoking

Exposure to secondhand smoke is especially harmful postsurgery, experts say

6/30/2011
Internet Sex Offenders Reveal Some Patterns

Majority bring up sex in first chat with young computer users, study finds

6/30/2011
Hong Kong Strain of Scarlet Fever Unlikely to Spread to U.S., Experts Say

But they advise keeping an eye on outbreaks of chickenpox, which may result from the illness

6/30/2011
Illegal Tobacco Sales to U.S. Minors Reach All-Time Low

Downward trend the result of a federal and state partnership, report says

6/29/2011
Addiction Starts Early in American Society, Report Finds

90% of those hooked on alcohol, tobacco, drugs starting using them before age 18, research shows

6/28/2011
Flexible Schedule Helps Keep New Moms in the Workplace

Leeway in working hours helps women meet demands of home, job, study found