Misc. Kid's Health News

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1/23/2012
'Co-Occurring' Disorders May Explain Change in Autism Diagnosis

As symptoms of other conditions become more apparent, labels may vary, study suggests

1/17/2012
FDA to Weigh Safety of Tobacco Lozenges, Strips

Experts fear candy-like products could put children at risk for nicotine addiction, poisoning

1/17/2012
Health Tip: Stop Your Child's Thumb-Sucking Habit

The practice can be harmful to teeth

1/16/2012
Is Continued Lip-Reading an Early Sign of Autism?

Researchers say that typically developing infants focus on a speaker's eyes after age 1

1/16/2012
Children's Drowning Injuries, Deaths Decline: Study

Youngest children at risk in bathtubs, older boys at most risk from swimming

1/14/2012
Healthy Children, Safe Homes a Winning Combination

From checking for radon to selecting seafood, you can lower chemical exposure

1/13/2012
Recent Rotavirus Vaccines Safe, Study Says

Gastrointestinal complications not associated with updated formulations

1/13/2012
Health Tip: Buy Safe Toys

Suggestions to help protect youngsters

1/12/2012
Children Exposed to HIV Before Birth at Risk for Language Delay

Researchers recommend routine screening for communication problems

1/11/2012
Health Tip: When Your Child Cries at Night

Suggestions for what to do

1/10/2012
Autism Gastro Problems May Be Linked to Gut Bacteria

Study found children with the disorder have different type of microbes in stomach than other kids

1/10/2012
Diabetes Takes a Toll on Lifetime Earnings: Study

Teens with disease more likely to drop out of high school, make less money, researchers found

1/9/2012
Most Parents Tell Kids About Test Results for Breast Cancer Genes

Children can handle the information, study suggests, except very youngest

1/6/2012
ADHD Drug Shortage Pushes Parents to Seek Substitutes

But experts say medication switches must be done carefully

1/5/2012
Experts Endorse Lower Lead-Poisoning Threshold

Cutting the safe blood level of lead in children is long overdue, advocates say

1/5/2012
Flu Prevention Critical for Those With Neurologic Conditions, CDC Says

Outbreak at Ohio residential facility resulted in 7 deaths last winter, report says

1/5/2012
Health Tip: When Aggressive Behavior Signals a Problem

Requiring a call to the pediatrician

1/5/2012
Health Tip: Is it Time to Potty Train?

Signs your little one is ready

1/4/2012
MRI Scans Show Brain Changes in Kids With Schizophrenia

Progressive loss of gray matter linked to worse prognosis for young patients, researchers say

1/4/2012
Family Tips for Getting Fit

Look for ways to stay active together, experts say

1/4/2012
'Safety-First' Playgrounds Linked to Bored, Inactive Kids: Study

Review of daycares suggests many preschoolers play less now, but safety experts support newer equipment

1/4/2012
Health Tip: Practice Sledding Safety

Suggestions to help prevent injury

1/3/2012
Fun Ways to Include Kids in Fitness Resolutions

Expert tips for making fitness a family matter in 2012

1/3/2012
Poor Sleep May Complicate Young Diabetics' Blood Sugar Control

Some kids with type 1 diabetes may also have sleep apnea, study suggests

1/3/2012
1/3/2012
Lots of Exercise May Boost Kids' Grades

Research review found that the most physically active students did the best in the classroom

1/2/2012
Health Tip: Minimize Nightmares

Help foster sweet dreams

12/30/2011
Crowding in ER May Delay Pain Relief for Kids

Busy staff less responsive to needs of individual patients, researcher says

12/30/2011
Obesity, Diabetes Pose 1-2 Threat to Young Americans

The result: They could be first generation to not live as long as their parents

12/30/2011
12/27/2011
Health Tip: Discuss Weight With Your Child

Teach good habits and a healthy approach

12/26/2011
Health Tip: When Children Break the Rules

Suggestions to encourage better behavior

12/23/2011
Parents May Hold Key to Healthy Weight in Hispanic Kids

Lower-fat family meals can help reduce high obesity rate in this population, study suggests

12/23/2011
Toddlers Don't Seem to Listen to Own Voices to Correct Speech

But study finds 4-year-olds, adults do adjust their pronunciation that way

12/23/2011
Health Tip: Use Medications Safely

Dos and don't for giving medicine to children

12/22/2011
Chronic School Absenteeism Linked to Mental Health Problems

Children who consistently miss school are more likely to be depressed or anxious, study shows

12/22/2011
Noisy Toys Might Harm Kids' Hearing

If held too close to the ear, these toys might cause permanent damage, researchers say

12/21/2011
12/20/2011
Early Food Choices Seem to Influence Taste for Salt Later

Infants fed starchy foods at 6 months of age tended to prefer salty flavor by preschool: study

12/19/2011
Discerning Gift-Givers Look for Toys That Offer More Than Fun

Some of the best choices spur imagination and exercise, experts say

12/19/2011
Choosing a Toy? Think 'Kid-Powered'

These are gifts that offer open-ended chances for children to explore, imagine and play

12/19/2011
Nearly 1 in 3 Young U.S. Adults Have Arrest Records: Study

At 18, the estimate is 25 percent; pediatricians can help keep kids out of trouble, researchers say

12/19/2011
Health Tip: Skip the Cold Medicine Before Age 4

Here's what you can offer instead

12/17/2011
Pediatricians Offer Tips to Avoid Holiday Hazards

Check this list from the American Academy of Pediatrics twice to make sure holiday is nice

12/16/2011
New Device Approved for Children With Heart Failure

To be used until donor heart can be found

12/16/2011
Study Looks at Stroke Risks in Teen Football Players

Possible factors include obesity and anabolic-steroid use, researchers say

12/15/2011
NYC Sees Drop in Child Obesity; Can Other Cities Do Same?

Still, 1 in 5 children is obese, researchers say

12/14/2011
Alcohol Use Down, Pot Use Up Among U.S. Teens

Drinking at historic lows, but fewer kids seem to think marijuana is dangerous, survey finds

12/14/2011
Health Tip: Protect Teeth From Decay

Suggestions for newborns and young children

12/12/2011
Health Tip: Keep the Sport in Kids' Sports

Make sure focus isn't only on winning