Misc. Kid's Health News

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11/14/2011
Childhood Aggression May Predict Health Woes in Adulthood

But 'likeability' was linked to lower use of health services later on, study says

11/11/2011
Teachers Critical in Helping Abused Kids Succeed

Focusing on everyday life skills benefits academic performance, study shows

11/11/2011
New Guidelines Urge Cholesterol Check for All Kids Ages 9 to 11

Recommendations a shift from testing only children with family history of heart disease

11/11/2011
Flu Hits 90 Million Children Under 5 Each Year

Global tally also includes 20 million kids with flu who develop potentially deadly pneumonia

11/11/2011
ADHD Brain Changes Appear to Persist Into Adulthood

Imaging shows more differences in those who still have symptoms: study

11/10/2011
Most Smokers Want to Quit, CDC Report Finds

Drugs and counseling can double, triple odds of success, experts say

11/10/2011
Black Children Less Likely to Get Kidney Transplant Before Dialysis

Researchers say lack of affordable health care is probably a factor for some

11/9/2011
Study Spots Early Signs of Math Disabilities in Kids

Certain difficulties in kindergarten predicted problems by fifth grade

11/9/2011
Doctors Might Miss Some Cases of Child Abuse

Primary care providers failed to note some suspicious injuries, study found

11/9/2011
Use Vanity to Reduce Young People's Sun Exposure: Task Force

Focusing on looks rather than skin cancer has more effect on youth, U.S. researchers find

11/9/2011
Low-Income Dads Are Involved With Their Kids, Study Finds

But doctors still focus mostly on moms, researchers say

11/9/2011
11/8/2011
Autistic Children May Have Too Many Brain Cells

Small study finds excess number of neurons in region responsible for communication

11/7/2011
School Soda Bans Don't Keep Kids From Sugary Drinks

Children just turn to sport and fruit drinks, study finds

11/7/2011
Experts Debate Tylenol's Safety for Asthmatic Kids

Past research has linked fever-reducing drug to asthma flares

11/7/2011
Health Tip: Dealing With a Picky Eater

Suggestions to help ensure that your child gets all necessary nutrients

11/7/2011
Home Environment Affects Asthmatic Kids

Children from single-parent homes were more likely to be readmitted to hospital, study finds

11/3/2011
Study Finds No Link Between Dyslexia and IQ

Results question how schools decide who gets reading help

11/2/2011
Teen 'Sexting' Common and Linked to Psychological Woes

Survey of Boston-area students found more signs of depression in those involved

11/1/2011
Little Evidence of Heart Risks From ADHD Meds

But appropriate screening, monitoring recommended, researchers say

11/1/2011
Health Tip: Install Car Seats Correctly

And other suggestions for seat safety

10/31/2011
Report Slams Makers of Sugary Drinks for Targeting Kids

Black and Hispanic children exposed even more than others, researchers found

10/31/2011
Teens With a Deployed Parent May Be More Prone to Violence

Military kids at greater risk of fighting, carrying weapons and joining gangs, study finds

10/31/2011
Experts Offer 'Lucky 13' Tips for Safe and Healthy Halloween

List includes what to wear, trick-or-treating pointers, food and drinks to avoid

10/30/2011
Prevention Is Key for Fall Asthma Flare-Ups in Kids

The best way to avoid asthma attacks is to avoid the triggers that cause them, experts say

10/29/2011
Experts Offer 'Lucky 13' Tips for Safe and Healthy Halloween

List includes what to wear, trick-or-treating pointers, food and drinks to avoid

10/28/2011
Experts Design 'Toolkit' to Help Spot Teens With Mental Health Issues

Many adolescents with problems are never diagnosed or treated, they say

10/28/2011
Halloween Doesn't Have to be Scary for Your Diet

One tip: Buy candy you don't like so you're not tempted

10/28/2011
Preschool Peers May Boost Language Skills in Kids

Low-ability students improve when placed in classes with higher-achieving children, study finds

10/27/2011
Children With Head Injuries Can Face Lifetime of Problems

Study documents persistent skill deficits two years after moderate or severe trauma

10/26/2011
Bond With Teacher Can Help Curb Aggression in Kids

Twins study suggests student-teacher relationship counters genetic disposition to bad behavior

10/25/2011
Viagra-Like Drug May Help Children With Rare Disorder

Study found those with pulmonary arterial hypertension could exercise more easily after taking sildenafil

10/25/2011
Parental Training May Benefit ADHD Kids Under 6: Report

Researchers find no evidence that meds help these youngsters, but parents' program seems effective

10/25/2011
Some Asthma Drugs Raise Risk of Complications, Especially in Kids: Study

But pairing these long-acting beta-agonists with inhaled corticosteroids reduced risk

10/24/2011
BPA Exposure in Womb Linked to Behavioral Woes in Girls

Study found they were more likely to be anxious, hyperactive as toddlers

10/24/2011
Health Tip: Creating a Smoke-Free Home

Doing so will protect your children from second-hand smoke

10/24/2011
Health Tip: Children and Bedwetting

What parents can do to help solve the problem

10/22/2011
Healthy Halloween Advice for Children With Diabetes

Expert suggests ways for kids to keep blood sugar under control, without feeling deprived

10/21/2011
Some Kids Respond Better to ADHD Drug Than Others

Gene variant may predict which children do better on methylphenidate

10/21/2011
More Than 1 in 4 U.S. Kids Witness Violence Between Parents: Study

Children also see parents physically abuse their siblings and other relatives, researchers say

10/21/2011
Health Tip: Kids Should Eat Healthy, Too

What to order for them at restaurants

10/19/2011
Obese, Asthmatic Kids Need Special Care Under Anesthesia

Studies find obese children have twice as many respiratory complications, need less anesthetic

10/18/2011
Parents, Doctors Often Differ on Chemo for Incurable Kids

Health professionals would usually opt for supportive care alone, study shows

10/18/2011
Promising Malaria Vaccine May Save Children's Lives

Phase 3 study finds it's not perfect, but could still prevent tens of millions of cases a year

10/18/2011
Breast-Feeding, Vaccinations Lower SIDS Risk, Experts Say

Also in updated guidelines from pediatricians' group: don't use crib 'bumper pads'

10/17/2011
Too Many Kids Injured in ATV Crashes, Study Finds

As use of all-terrain vehicles rises, so do accidents, experts say

10/17/2011
Gun Injuries to U.S. Kids Likely Underestimated: Study

ERs treat 20,600 children on average for gunshot wounds a year

10/17/2011
It's Easy to Mistake Medicine for Candy

In study run by 2 elementary school kids, tots and teachers got mixed up 20% of the time

10/17/2011
Low-Birthweight Babies at Much Higher Autism Risk

Long-term study found smallest infants were 5 times as likely to have autism spectrum disorders

10/17/2011
New ADHD Guidelines Include Preschoolers, Older Teens

But behavioral therapy should be first treatment in youngest children