Misc. Kid's Health News

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5/31/2011
Cell Phones May Cause Brain Cancer, WHO Experts Say

World Health Organization now classifies the devices as 'possibly carcinogenic to humans'

5/31/2011
Parents Should Screen Kids' Summer Web Surfing: Expert

Racism, violence, cyberbullying online among things to monitor

5/31/2011
Violent Video Games Linked to Increased Aggression

It's the first study to demonstrate cause-and-effect, researchers say

5/31/2011
Study Suggests Special MRI Might Help Diagnose Autism

Scans found less responsiveness in language areas of brain, researchers report

5/31/2011
Help Your Children Eat Well During Summer Vacation

Involve your kids in the shopping and cooking for family meals, experts suggest

5/31/2011
Pediatricians Group Raps Energy and Sports Drinks for Kids

American Academy of Pediatrics says sports drinks mostly unnecessary; energy drinks dangerous for minors

5/28/2011
What I Did On My Summer Vacation

Make sure 'Watching TV' isn't their most memorable activity

5/27/2011
Violence Doesn't Make TV Shows More Enjoyable for Kids

Boys were especially turned off by violent cartoon characters, study finds

5/27/2011
Complexities of Autism Extend to Its Treatment

Parents struggle to find blend of therapies for children with mix of behavioral symptoms

5/27/2011
More Sleep May Cut Kids' Risk of Obesity

Lack of adequate slumber negatively affects young children's weight, body fat, study finds

5/27/2011
Health Tip: Stay Healthy at College

How to manage while living away from home

5/26/2011
Health Tip: Suggestions to Prevent Heat Rash

What to do during hot, humid weather

5/25/2011
Childhood Cancer Therapies Tied to Gastrointestinal Issues

More than 40% of survivors reported GI problems in the 20 years after treatment, study finds

5/24/2011
Too Many Kids Getting Antibiotics for Asthma

But researchers found fewer were prescribed when doctors educated parents during visits

5/23/2011
Some Dentists Reluctant to Treat Kids on Medicaid: Study

Head of American Dental Association calls for better funding for public-assistance programs

5/23/2011
Health Tip: Keep a Kid-Friendly Kitchen

For starters, store cleaning products out of reach

5/22/2011
Beware of 'Second-Impact Syndrome' After Concussions

It can occur when athletes return to play too quickly after head injury

5/20/2011
Study Sees Link Between Psoriasis, Obesity in Kids

And heart disease risk in those with skin disease may start with high cholesterol in childhood

5/20/2011
Experts Say Cholesterol Screenings Should Start in Childhood

They hope early testing will lead to diet, lifestyle changes and more successful treatment

5/19/2011
Health Tip: Remind Children and Teens of Pedestrian Safety

Suggestions to help prevent an accident

5/18/2011
Early Adversity May Shorten Child's Life

Study of Romanian orphans suggests neglect can alter chromosomes, speed aging

5/18/2011
FDA Advisers Urge Infant Doses for Kids' OTC Fever Relievers

Would better protect those under 2 who use products like Children's Tylenol, experts say

5/18/2011
Massachusetts Study Shows Sharp Rise in Early Autism Diagnoses

Most of the increase seen among boys, children under 3, researchers note

5/17/2011
Parent's Fears Deprive Some Asthmatics of Flu Shot: Study

Those who shun shots also less likely to know that flu can trigger breathing ills, survey finds

5/17/2011
FDA Panels to Weigh Dosing Labels for Kids' OTC Fever Relievers

Might better protect those under 2 who use products like Children's Tylenol, experts say

5/16/2011
Tonsil Removal Might Cure Bedwetting in Some Kids With Sleep Apnea

Study shows additional benefit of the surgery for certain children

5/16/2011
Kids Taking ADHD Drugs at Low Risk for Heart Problems: Study

But industry-sponsored study doesn't allay fears, one expert says

5/13/2011
Teens Who Drink Seem Drawn to Social Networking Sites

Finding reflects youths' experimenting with alcohol and the Internet, expert says

5/13/2011
Teaching Kids to Make Healthier Choices May Pay Off

After 4-year program in Michigan middle school, health measures improved, study reports

5/13/2011
U.S. Pushes School Cafeterias Toward Healthier Offerings

New federal rules call for less starch and fat, more grains and fresh fruit

5/13/2011
School Systems Struggle With Lunchroom Costs

Providing healthier foods, and teaching kids about them, may pose funding challenge

5/12/2011
U.S. Murder Toll From Guns Highest in Big Cities: CDC

And the homicide rate was highest among children and teens

5/12/2011
Young Children Can Access Earliest Memories, Study Finds

Researchers say the very young may recall events from before age 2

5/12/2011
Health Tip: Take Care to Avoid Burns

Practice kitchen safety

5/11/2011
Most Teachers Favor Inclusion for Autistic Students

But for mainstreaming to succeed, additional resources needed, survey finds

5/11/2011
Teen Boys With Autism at Risk of Being Bullied: Study

Their inability to manage stress and emotions raises vulnerability

5/11/2011
Autism Takes an Economic Toll on Mom's Job, Income: Study

Families with a child with autism spectrum disorder earn 27% less, researchers find

5/10/2011
Breast-Feeding May Help Quell Behavior Problems

British study finds more conduct issues among kids who were formula-fed

5/9/2011
Winter Conception Tied to Raised Risk for Autism

Study suggests environmental factors, such as seasonal viruses, may play a role

5/9/2011
Child's Head Injury Doesn't Always Need CT Scan: Study

Observing child in ER can minimize radiation exposure without compromising care, researchers say

5/9/2011
S. Korean Study Suggests Autism Rate May Be Much Higher

In rigorous survey, 1 in 38 children fell within the autism spectrum

5/8/2011
Kids' Birth Month Seems to Be Linked to Celiac Disease: Study

Higher rates of the digestive disorder seen among children born in spring, summer, researchers find

5/6/2011
Everyday Exercise Can Help Kids With Cystic Fibrosis: Study

Taking walks, dancing, shooting hoops improved fitness, lung function in patients

5/6/2011
Dads Who Eat Out Have Kids Who Eat Out, Study Finds

Fathers should be urged to make dinner at home an important family ritual, researchers suggest

5/6/2011
Online Gaming With Real-World Friends Is Healthier: Study

Pastime is less isolating when it's a family affair, expert suggests

5/6/2011
Health Tip: Cut Back on Preschoolers' Fat

It's not too early to watch their diet

5/5/2011
Health Tip: Could Your Child Be Constipated?

Here are possible warning signs

5/5/2011
Obese Teens Lack Vitamin D, Study Finds

Whether raising levels would mitigate risks of being overweight remains unclear

5/4/2011
Secondhand Smoke May Trigger Nicotine Craving

Could make it hard for smokers to quit, easy for nonsmokers to start, researchers say

5/4/2011
Football Legend Steve Young Urges Kids, Parents to Play It Safe

Experts offer tips on how to help prevent youth sports injuries