Misc. Kid's Health News

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7/4/2011
Health Tip: Set Rules for Swimming

Protect kids in the water

7/2/2011
Make Water Safety a Priority for Your Kids

Drowning is second-leading cause of death of U.S. children

7/1/2011
Understanding Numbers Isn't as Simple as 1, 2, 3

Researchers say '4' is magic number for kids to really comprehend counting

7/1/2011
Emotional, Behavioral Issues Affect Many Kids in Foster Care

Identifying such problems may lead to improved care for these children, researchers suggest

7/1/2011
Health Tip: Lather Kids With Sunscreen

To protect against sunburn

6/30/2011
A Child's Surgery May Prompt Parents to Try to Quit Smoking

Exposure to secondhand smoke is especially harmful postsurgery, experts say

6/30/2011
Internet Sex Offenders Reveal Some Patterns

Majority bring up sex in first chat with young computer users, study finds

6/30/2011
Hong Kong Strain of Scarlet Fever Unlikely to Spread to U.S., Experts Say

But they advise keeping an eye on outbreaks of chickenpox, which may result from the illness

6/30/2011
Illegal Tobacco Sales to U.S. Minors Reach All-Time Low

Downward trend the result of a federal and state partnership, report says

6/29/2011
Addiction Starts Early in American Society, Report Finds

90% of those hooked on alcohol, tobacco, drugs starting using them before age 18, research shows

6/28/2011
Flexible Schedule Helps Keep New Moms in the Workplace

Leeway in working hours helps women meet demands of home, job, study found

6/28/2011
Health Tip: Why Your Child Is Wetting the Bed

Here's a list of potential risk factors

6/27/2011
Content, Timing of TV Can Take Toll on Kids' Sleep

Study found violent content, evening screen time shortens shut-eye for preschoolers

6/27/2011
Doctors Urge Ban on Junk Food Ads During Kids' Shows

American Academy of Pediatrics statement aims to slow childhood obesity rates

6/24/2011
Stress May Worsen Lung Function in Kids Breathing Dirty Air

Traffic pollution combined with stressful home contribute to respiratory problems, study finds

6/23/2011
Ways to Curb Childhood Obesity Outlined in U.S. Report

Identify overweight kids, encourage more activity, promote good sleep habits, experts say

6/22/2011
Math Learning Disabilities Linked to Poor 'Gut Sense' of Numbers

Some children have a greater innate ability to approximate numbers than others, researchers say

6/22/2011
Poor Brain 'Sync' a Possible Sign of Autism

Inability of right and left hemispheres to communicate might be early marker, researchers say

6/21/2011
Parents Find Media Rating Systems Lacking

Create a univeral system to rate movies, TV and video games, study suggests

6/21/2011
Making Sure Child's Play Doesn't Turn Into Gunplay

Nationwide 'ASK' campaign urges parents to ask if unlocked guns are present in playmates' homes

6/20/2011
Results of Bodychecking in Youth Hockey Examined

Canadian study finds injury rates at age 13-14 don't depend on age when kids began bodychecking

6/20/2011
Bullying's Scars May Last a Lifetime, Experts Say

For victims, damage to self-esteem can be profound, researcher warns

6/20/2011
One in 12 U.S. Children May Have Food Allergies: Report

Peanuts, milk and shellfish most common allergens, study found

6/20/2011
Portable Pools Pose Drowning Risk for Young Kids

Not even shallow wading pools are safe, experts say

6/20/2011
Health Tip: Create an Asthma Action Plan for School

School employees should be prepared

6/17/2011
Dads' Parenting Style Affects Influence as Kids Age: Survey

Setting rules but being open to discussion may work better than being too strict, researchers say

6/17/2011
Deaths Exceed Births in 24% of U.S. Communities: Report

Rural America hit hardest by 'natural decrease' as young move elsewhere, study finds

6/17/2011
Energy Drink-Vodka Combo Nearly Kills Teen

His kidneys shut down after consuming 3 liters of energy drinks with liter of vodka

6/17/2011
Kids With Minor Head Injury May Not Need Hospitalization

OK to discharge most children with normal CT scan after minor blunt trauma, study suggests

6/17/2011
Language Delays Seen in Kids in Institutions Beyond Age 2

The earlier they are placed in foster care the better, study suggests

6/17/2011
'Glowing Hands' Gel Shows Kids Where Dirt, Germs Linger

It helped improve children's handwashing techniques, study says

6/17/2011
Reading With Mom Can Boost Kindergarten Readiness

Poor kids tend to be less prepared for school, but having books at home can help, study suggests

6/17/2011
Dad's Good Parenting May Help Daughters Avoid Risky Sex

Quality, not quantity, of time spent with father matters more for girls, study suggests

6/17/2011
Health Tip: Make Sure Your Child's Shoes Fit

Suggestions to protect your little one's feet

6/16/2011
High School Kids Get Too Many Sugary Drinks, Too Little Exercise: CDC

Only one in 10 kids meets federal goals for fitness, study reveals

6/16/2011
Fast-Food Outlets Near Schools May Not Be Making Teens Fat

The real issue, experts say, is making kids more knowledgeable about healthy choices

6/15/2011
Specialists Often Turn Away Kids With Public Insurance: Report

And those who get appointments wait 22 days longer on average

6/15/2011
Many Fathers Struggle to Balance Work, Family: Survey

More than half said they'd consider being a stay-at-home dad if financially feasible

6/15/2011
Health Tip: Protect Newborns From the Sun

Suggestions to prevent burns in babies less than 6 months

6/14/2011
Too Little Sleep in Preschool Years May Predict ADHD

Study suggests link between behavior in kindergarten and sleep loss earlier in life

6/13/2011
Early Exposure to Pets Won't Up Kids' Allergy Risk: Study

And living with a cat or dog in infancy may even be protective, researchers find

6/10/2011
Brain Scan Spots Differences in Tots With ADHD Symptoms

Researchers suggest earlier diagnosis of behavioral disorder could lead to better outcomes for kids

6/9/2011
Preschool's Benefits Linger Into Adulthood, Study Finds

After 25 years, kids enrolled in fulltime program had better life than children who were not, researchers say

6/9/2011
Tainted Soil May Put Kids at Risk for Vision Loss

Parasitic disease affects those who ingest dirt containing microscopic eggs, researchers warn

6/9/2011
Most U.S. Kids Get Recommended Vaccines: CDC

But some still don't, which is a 'serious risk,' expert says

6/9/2011
Health Tip: Teach Your Child Healthy Eating Habits

And avoid issues with their weight

6/8/2011
Girls May Be More Resistant to Autism Than Boys: Study

Genetic studies suggest they have to suffer more genetic mishaps than boys to develop disorder

6/8/2011
Greater Media Use Found Among Minority Kids

Time spent with TVs, music players, video games, computers varies by race and ethnicity, analysis shows

6/7/2011
Childhood Cancer Survivors at Greater Risk for Tumors as Adults

Early exposure to pelvic radiation ups the risk of subsequent tumors in that region, study finds

6/7/2011
Health Tip: My Infant Has a Cold

Contact the pediatrician if you notice these symptoms