Misc. Kid's Health News

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4/30/2012
Children Usually Excluded From Clinical Drug Trials: Study

Kids with chronic illnesses might react differently to new medicines than adults, researchers say

4/30/2012
Health Tip: Installing a Playground at Home

Make sure the ground below is well-cushioned

4/30/2012
TV Ads May Play Role in Underage Drinking, Obesity

The greater the familiarity with the ads, the greater these risks, researchers say

4/30/2012
Parents' Poor Math Skills May = Medication Errors

27 percent of study participants had math skills at the third-grade level or below

4/30/2012
Black Kids Less Apt to Get Meds for Stomach Pain in ER: Study

However, no differences seen in tests ordered or hospitalization rates

4/30/2012
Being Bullied Tied to Anxiety, Depression in Special-Needs Kids

More than chronic conditions themselves, maltreatment by peers led to mental distress in small study

4/30/2012
Two-Drug Therapy Helped Kids With Type 2 Diabetes

But best combination of meds for young patients still isn't known, experts say

4/27/2012
Animals More Interesting to Kids Than Toys, Study Shows

Children even prefer spiders and snakes over inanimate objects, researchers say

4/27/2012
Some Schools Don't Let Kids Carry Asthma Inhalers

Policies run counter to law, place children at risk, experts say

4/27/2012
Bullied Children at Greater Risk for Self-Harm, Study Finds

Family history or maltreatment further increase likelihood of injuring oneself

4/26/2012
Kids' Kidney Transplant Rules May Have Shrunk 'Race Gap'

Before 'Share 35,' black and Hispanic patients were less likely to receive organ than whites, researchers say

4/26/2012
Preventable Injuries Sideline One-Third of Young Athletes

Survey of parents, kids, coaches finds knowledge gaps about sports safety

4/25/2012
Leaded Gas Exposure Linked to Later Violence: Study

Rise in assault rates traced back to contaminated city air

4/25/2012
New Techniques May Improve Infant Heart Surgery

Two monitoring methods could warn doctors of brain damage, researchers say

4/24/2012
Texting May Help More Kids Get Flu Shots

Novel way of sending reminders to families linked to more vaccinations: study

4/24/2012
Many First-Graders Shun Overweight, Obese Kids

In survey, most preferred to play with slimmer classmates, study finds

4/24/2012
Impulsive Tots at Risk for Gambling Problems Later: Study

Self-control in preschool years may improve life outcomes in adulthood

4/24/2012
Could the Childhood Obesity 'Epidemic' Be Ebbing?

Massachusetts study finds significant decline in rates for kids under 6

4/24/2012
Bullying, Violence Linked to Faster Aging in Kids

Age-related DNA changes seen early in those exposed to abusive behavior, study finds

4/24/2012
Measles Deaths Falling Worldwide

But more than 100,000 still die each year, report says

4/20/2012
Childhood Obesity May Raise Odds of Adult Liver Cancer

Findings underscore importance of healthy weight in youth, researcher says

4/20/2012
U.S. Children Exposed to Hours of Background TV Daily

Parents urged to keep sets out of kids' bedrooms and to limit exposure

4/20/2012
'Catastrophic' Head Injuries to High School Football Players Rising

Annual report found fewer deaths but more cases of permanent brain damage

4/20/2012
Health Tip: When Your Child is Stressed

It may trigger physical symptoms

4/19/2012
Health Tip: Touch, Sing and Play With Baby

Suggestions to help parents and newborns bond

4/16/2012
Troubled Homes May Fuel Obesity in Girls

Study found nearly doubled risk in families coping with poverty, drug abuse, other stress

4/16/2012
Death From Accidental Injuries Among Kids Drops 30%: CDC

Biggest decrease seen in car crashes; suffocations among infants, poisoning rates went up

4/16/2012
Young Risk-Takers Drawn to Dangerous 'Choking Game'

Study finds 6% of Oregon eighth graders admitted trying it, two-thirds had played more than once

4/13/2012
Even Preschoolers View the Overweight Negatively

Young children judged heavier kids more harshly than they did normal-weight kids, study shows

4/13/2012
Even Young Teens Show Signs of Sun Damage

Researchers also found results of special photos lined up with other skin cancer risk factors

4/13/2012
Alternative Therapies Aren't Used as Substitutes for Asthma Meds: Study

Parents still give kids traditional treatments in addition to less orthodox ones

4/12/2012
Even Toddlers Succumb to Peer Pressure, Study Says

2-year-olds -- like chimps -- follow the majority

4/12/2012
Parents of Kids With Cancer No More Likely to Break Up

Danish study found stress of coping with disease did not raise chances of separation

4/11/2012
Study Shows New Option for Kids With Tough-to-Treat Leukemia

Some cases of acute lymphoblastic leukemia may not require bone marrow transplant, researchers say

4/11/2012
Codeine After Surgery Could Endanger Certain Kids: Study

In children with rare gene mutation, post-tonsillectomy death seemed to be due to reaction to pain medicine

4/10/2012
Online Tool Could Diagnose Autism Quickly, Developers Say

Simple questionnaire and short video could help patients get treatment sooner, research suggests

4/10/2012
U.S. Teen Births Hit Record Low

CDC researchers cite messages about sexual practices and use of contraceptives

4/9/2012
Scientists Pinpoint Childhood Obesity Genes

In a first, they find two mutations that may predispose kids to common obesity

4/7/2012
Heavy Backpacks Give Kids Back Trouble

Extra weight puts them at risk of scoliosis and low back pain, researchers say

4/6/2012
Emotional Trauma May Hurt Toddlers' Later Learning

Kids under age 2 who witnessed or experienced abuse or violence had lower IQs at school age, study says

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