Misc. Kid's Health News

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3/16/2011
Drinking Behavior May Be Tied to Early Alcohol Use

Young kids who drink learn to use alcohol as stress-reliever, expert says

3/15/2011
Kids Can Rebound Quickly After Mom's Depression Lifts: Study

Their behavior and mental health improves rapidly, researchers find

3/15/2011
Updates Urged for Kids' Heart, Breathing Rate Guidelines

Existing range classifies half of healthy 10-year-olds as having abnormal rates, review finds

3/14/2011
'Medical Homes' Help Kids Get Comprehensive Care

But minority, low-income and chronically ill children least likely to have one, study says

3/12/2011
Asthma Awareness Can Help Prevent Rush to ER: Experts

Thousands wind up in hospital daily because of poorly managed disease, physicians' group says

3/11/2011
Health Tip: Evaluate Back Pain in Children

Often it can signal a more serious condition

3/10/2011
Popular Baby Media May Not Actually Advance Learning

As science catches up to marketing, doubts arise about value, effectiveness

3/9/2011
Risk-Glorifying Media Linked to Reckless Behavior

Dangerous driving, substance use in video games, movies may have real-life consequences: analysis

3/9/2011
As Peer Pressure Increases, So Does Brain's Ability to Resist It

Adolescents' brain wiring gears up just as risky behavior approaches, researchers report

3/9/2011
Classroom Environment May Affect Kids' Mental Health

First-graders suffer when teacher support and material resources are lacking, study suggests

3/9/2011
Health Tip: Check Baby's Toys for Safety Issues

Take steps to help prevent injury

3/7/2011
Video Games That Make Kids Move Burn Calories

Study found energy expenditure equaled that of moderate to vigorous exercise

3/7/2011
Cartoon Branding Affects Kids' Cereal Choice, Regardless of Taste

But if no characters are on the box, kids prefer product promoting health over sugar, study finds

3/7/2011
In Shaken Baby Syndrome, Women as Likely to be Perpetrators as Men: Study

But men are more likely to cause greater injury and to confess the crime, researchers say

3/4/2011
Parents Tend to Focus on Joy, Not Costs, of Raising Children

Researchers suggest it might be a coping mechanism

3/4/2011
Study Finds Men Need More Support Before, After Child Birth

Giving men an outlet for their fears and worries about childbirth, parenthood will be good for the whole family, study finds

3/4/2011
Ready to Talk to Your Teen About Alcohol?

Handbook on underage drinking might help get you started

3/4/2011
Parks Add Options for Kids' Exercise, Study Finds

Certain features of outdoor spaces help cut sedentary indoor time, Australian researchers say

3/4/2011
Health Tip: If Your Child Has Diabetes

Suggestions for what to tell a babysitter

3/2/2011
Teens With Congenital Heart Disease Need Help Moving to Adult Care

Parents should begin the process as child enters adolescence, experts say

3/2/2011
Even Tiny Tots May Develop Mental Health Problems

Apathy, withdrawal, depression affect the very young, too, experts say

3/1/2011
Study Rates Success of Corneal Transplants in Kids

Most children, once legally blind, achieved 20/40 vision or better, researcher says

3/1/2011
Health Tip: Controlling Baby's Eczema

Here's what experts recommend

2/28/2011
Pediatricians' Group Backs Ban on Tanning Booth Use by Minors

Experts say ultraviolet-A rays in booths are 10 to 15 times higher than midday sun

2/26/2011
Brain-Imaging in Depressed Moms Shows Blunted Response to Crying Infant

But the response is muted rather than negative, study finds

2/25/2011
Breast-Feeding May Cut Obesity Risk in Kids of Diabetic Moms

Those breast-fed for at least 6 months were less likely to be overweight later, study found

2/25/2011
Family Dog Might Make Teens More Active

Study finds slight rise in daily exercise, although exact reasons aren't clear

2/25/2011
Depression May Worsen Over Time in Addiction-Prone Women

Alcoholism, antisocial behavior susceptible to relationship, neighborhood dynamics, study finds

2/25/2011
19th Century Polygamy Meant Fewer Kids Per Wife, Data Shows

Review of Utah records from 1800s sheds light on how such marriages affected population

2/25/2011
Health Tip: If Your Child Has Cystic Fibrosis

Make sure nutritional needs are met

2/23/2011
Timely Care May Be Key to Treating Infected Cuts

Type of antibiotic mattered less than good first-aid, even for resistant staph, study in kids suggests

2/23/2011
Kids Growing Up on Farms Less Likely to Have Asthma

Study finds exposure to variety of barnyard microbes may lower risk of airway disease

2/23/2011
Early Childhood Might Affect Love Life in Adult

Infants with secure attachments coped better with conflict later, study finds

2/23/2011
Violent Video Games May Not Desensitize Kids: Study

Data suggests children's long-term 'emotional memory' not affected

2/22/2011
Induced Labor Linked to Raised Risks for First-Time Moms

Experts caution against electing to undergo a 'scheduled delivery' for non-medical reasons

2/22/2011
Softening Water Does Not Seem to Ease Eczema

British study finds no benefit for kids with the skin disorder

2/22/2011
Supreme Court Rejects Vaccine-Safety Lawsuit

Says nation's vaccine court is designed to handle such claims

2/21/2011
Kids With Perforated Appendix May Benefit From Early Surgery

Benefits include less time lost, fewer complications, study finds

2/21/2011
Bone-Anchored Hearing Aids May Benefit Kids

Small study finds the devices especially helpful for learning

2/21/2011
Kids' Callousness Associated With Conduct Problems

Lack of empathy, emotion linked to raised risk of antisocial behavior, research suggests

2/21/2011
Teens Posting 'Cutting' Videos on YouTube

Researchers warn that watching them may prompt vulnerable kids to injure themselves

2/18/2011
Kids as Young as 5 Can Command a Computer Mouse

Study found practice more important than age in mastering skills

2/18/2011
Rise in Dog Bites Has Experts Concerned

For kids, education about safe interactions with canines 'cannot begin early enough,' advocates warn

2/18/2011
Health Tip: When Sinusitis Affects Children

Here are potential risk factors

2/17/2011
Delivery Even a Bit Early May Mean Developmental Delays

But study also suggests interventions can help children catch up to peers

2/17/2011
U.S. Flu Season Picking Up, CDC Reports

37 states report widespread activity; vaccination recommended

2/17/2011
Many Kids Who Drink Get Liquor From Home: Report

Almost 6% of 12- to 14-year-olds drink, and many get booze from a parent, experts say

2/16/2011
Parents Still Giving Cough, Cold Meds to Kids Under 2: Poll

Many caregivers, doctors not heeding FDA warning about dangers of over-the-counter drugs

2/16/2011
1 in 5 Kids With Cold Develops Middle Ear Infection: Study

But most mild cases can be treated without antibiotics, researchers say

2/16/2011
'Resilience Gene' May Save Kids in Troubled Families

Children with the gene have fewer arguments, better relationships with their impaired parents, study finds