Misc. Kid's Health News

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9/8/2011
Health Tip: Recognizing Asthma in Children

Here are common warning signs

9/7/2011
Parents Who Smoke at Home May Risk Kids' Academic Success

Family's bottom line can also be undermined, researchers found

9/6/2011
Hospitalized Kids May Receive Up to 35 Meds a Week

And info on many of those drugs' safety, effectiveness in children is lacking, researchers say

9/6/2011
Health Tip: When a Doctor Should Evaluate Diaper Rash

Signs that medical attention may be needed

9/5/2011
Health Tip: Teach Your Child That Bullying Is Wrong

Set stern limits for aggressive behavior

9/3/2011
Toothless Grins Are Only Cute on Babies

Three million teeth will get knocked out this year during youth sporting events

9/3/2011
Making Sure 'Back to School' Doesn't Mean 'Back to Bullying'

Parents can help teach kids to deal with the problem, expert says

9/2/2011
Climate Change May Trigger More Asthma Emergencies

Some areas may see kids' ER visits jump 10%, researchers say

9/2/2011
Some Kids Seem to Cope Better With Bullying

Those who deny it happened or who are worried about popularity struggle more, study finds

9/2/2011
Traffic Safety Should Be Among First Lessons in New School Year

Experts give tips for avoiding car accidents while walking to school

9/2/2011
Brain Scans Show Distinct Traits in Kids With Autism: Study

Gray matter is organized differently, researchers find

9/2/2011
Close Bond With Mom Helps Keep Teen Boys Safe

Odds for delinquency rose when mother and son were in conflict, study found

9/1/2011
Circumcision Rate Down Slightly in U.S. Hospitals

CDC notes this reverses trend toward more of the procedures throughout the 1990s

9/1/2011
Babies Born With Heart Disease Often Harmed by Gut Bacteria

Toxins that get into blood can affect organ function in these vulnerable children, study finds

9/1/2011
Last Year's Flu Shot Won't Protect Kids This Season

Vaccination needed for children 6 months and up, experts say

8/31/2011
Kids Carrying MRSA Germ Prone to Serious Infection: Study

Separate hospital rooms, topical antibiotics and antiseptics can help with prevention, experts say

8/31/2011
Kids Need Enough Sleep to Succeed at School: Experts

They recommend starting earlier bedtimes before school starts

8/31/2011
Americans Getting Too Many Calories From Sugary Drinks: CDC

Report shows young people, minorities are consuming the most sweetened beverages

8/31/2011
Health Tip: Plan for Potty Training

Help your toddler succeed

8/30/2011
For Gamers, Intense Competition May Fuel Aggression

Video-game violence contributes less to hostile behavior, study says

8/30/2011
Mother's Love Can Help Babies With Difficult Temperaments

Irritable babies who are secure in their attachment to mom do better as toddlers

8/29/2011
'Gimme' Kids Often Grow Into 'Gimme' Adults

Four-decade study finds similar responses to temptation in preschool, middle age

8/29/2011
Toddler's Dust Mite Sensitivity May Predict Later Asthma

Three-quarters who tested positive at 2 years had respiratory problem at age 12, study finds

8/29/2011
Simple Safety Steps Can Make Back to School a Breeze

Parents need to take care of health, safety concerns of kids, experts say

8/29/2011
Pediatric Groups Want to KO Boxing for Kids

Choose sports that don't encourage blows to the head, policy statement urges

8/27/2011
Back-to-School Shouldn't Mean a Too-Heavy Backpack

An expert advises parents to check how much is loaded inside, to avoid injury

8/26/2011
Walk-to-School Programs Put Kids' Fitness First

In study, Texas communities involved parent volunteers to get youngsters more active

8/25/2011
U.S.-Mandated Report Finds Vaccines Safe for Kids

IOM panel pored over 1,000 studies and found little evidence for lasting harm

8/25/2011
Parents Can Ease Back-to-School Stress

Kids need time to transition from summer schedules to more rigorous academic routine, experts say

8/25/2011
Health Tip: Children May Have PTSD

Symptoms may differ from those in adults

8/24/2011
College Students Missing Out on Fruits, Veggies: Survey

Males only managed 5 servings a week and women ate even fewer, Oregon University researchers say

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