Misc. Kid's Health News

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1/21/2011
Families of Deployed Military Carry Heavy Load

Study finds kids, spouses take on extra chores, suffer stress

1/21/2011
Childhood Last Name Predicts Whether You Buy Early, Late: Study

Memories of always being last in line spur 'late alphabet consumers' to buy early

1/21/2011
Pets May Pass Illnesses to Owners

Sleeping with or being licked by dogs or cats can be conduit for disease, experts warn

1/20/2011
Sleep Study May Be Advisable Before Removing Tonsils, Adenoids

The point is to identify children likely to have post-op respiratory complications, study says

1/20/2011
Parents' Divorce May Contribute to Suicidal Thoughts Years Later

For men, other childhood stressors increase risk even more, study finds

1/20/2011
Nearly Half of Americans Still Suspect Vaccine-Autism Link

18% don't trust measles-mumps-rubella shot, and 30% are undecided, Harris Interactive/HealthDay poll finds

1/19/2011
Metal Tongue Piercings Linked to Raised Infection Risks

Study found plastic studs harbored less bacteria

1/18/2011
Genetics Could Play Role in Teen Drinking

In study, getting drunk to cope with negative feelings was tied to certain DNA

1/17/2011
Poverty May Keep Kids From Full Genetic Potential

Study finds disparities between rich, poor show up by age 2

1/17/2011
Cigarette Ads Do Spur Teens to Light Up, Study Finds

The more advertisements they saw, the more likely they were to smoke, researchers say

1/17/2011
Friends a Big Influence on Grades in Middle School: Study

'Pro-social' crowd does better, especially when avoiding troublemakers, findings show

1/17/2011
Video Game 'Addiction' Tied to Depression, Anxiety in Kids

Impulsive or socially inept children more likely to get hooked, study suggests

1/14/2011
Overweight Young Adults Often Have Overweight Friends, Sweethearts

But those who have friends trying to lose weight also more likely to try to shed pounds, researchers say

1/13/2011
Write Your Test Stress Away

Study found that putting fears, anxieties on paper improved student performance

1/13/2011
Simple Screen May Help Spot Depression in College Students

A 7-question survey in the health center waiting room could save lives, researcher says

1/13/2011
U.S. Aims to Make School Lunches Healthier

Less salt and fat, more fruits and veggies on the menu, USDA proposes

1/13/2011
Bottle Rockets Can Cause Serious Eye Injuries in Kids

Protective eyewear urged, even for bystanders, whenever these fireworks are used

1/12/2011
U.S. Recession Didn't Raise Rates of Child Neglect: Study

Intervention programs may have helped prevent abuse during economic downturn, expert says

1/12/2011
Infants Process Words Much Like Adults, Study Finds

They have the same neural machinery for understanding language, researchers say

1/12/2011
Health Tip: Enjoying Tummy Time

Suggested rules to help keep baby safe

1/12/2011
Report Alleges Money Motivated Doctor Behind Autism-Vaccine Scare

Disgraced physician had various schemes to profit from study's aftermath, according to investigation

1/11/2011
Optimism Could Help Kids Keep Depression at Bay

Teaching them to be upbeat may be a buffer, expert suggests

1/11/2011
For College Students, Praise May Trump Sex and Money

Movement to make everyone a winner created 'damaging' sense of entitlement, research suggests

1/11/2011
Health Tip: Brush Baby's Gums

And brush teeth as soon as they appear

1/10/2011
Sugary Drinks, Foods Might Put Teens at Risk for Heart Disease

Study found those who consumed the most showed more signs of pending cardiovascular trouble

1/10/2011
Parents Say They Want to Teach Sex Ed to Their Kids

But many feel peers, media have greater influence, survey finds

1/10/2011
Secondhand Smoke Tied to High Blood Pressure in Kids

Exposure poses risk for lifelong cardiovascular problems, experts say

1/7/2011
Teens Breast-fed as Infants Have Stronger Leg Muscles

They did better on horizontal jump, 'explosive strength' tests, study finds

1/7/2011
U.S. Officials Recommend Reduced Fluoride Levels in Water

Goal is to prevent kids from getting too much, developing spotted teeth, experts say

1/6/2011
No Surgery for Moderate Tonsillitis, New Guidelines Say

Experts draft standards to help doctors identify, manage tonsillectomy patients

1/6/2011
Infant Organ Donors Could Help Meet Transplant Needs: Study

Some good could come from tragic loss, researchers suggest

1/5/2011
Chickenpox Vaccine Cuts Hospitalization Rates: Study

Immunization program reduces illness and disease-related costs, researchers say

1/4/2011
Survey Finds Much Victimization of Children Goes Unreported

Percentage of cases revealed to authorities has risen, experts say, but many remain hidden

1/4/2011
U.S. Kids Getting Lots of Radiation Scans, Study Finds

Experts say more X-rays, CT scans require greater effort to ensure safety

1/3/2011
In U.S., Obesity Afflicts Even Some of the Tiniest Tots

Study points out the problem, but reasons remain unclear

12/30/2010
For Many, Sledding Ends in Dash to the ER

Experts offer tips on how to keep kids safe while enjoying winter play

12/30/2010
ER Visits by Underage Drinkers Spike on New Year's

Adults urged to talk to kids about dangers of alcohol use at this time of year

12/29/2010
Health Tip: Playtime Is Important

It helps your child learn and grow

12/28/2010
Preteens With Conduct Disorders Risk Violence, Delinquency as Teens

Those who fought, stole, bullied and destroyed property as youngsters more likely to be arrested later on: study

12/28/2010
Many Parents Frown on Kids' Internet Use, Survey Says

They worry about diminished time spent with friends, family

12/28/2010
Hearing Loss Rising Among Teen Girls, Study Finds

Increasing, unprotected exposure to loud club and concert music may be to blame, researchers say

12/28/2010
Health Tip: Keep Emergency Phone Numbers on Hand

Especially when caring for young children

12/24/2010
12/23/2010
Doctor Shortage Adds to Pain of Juvenile Arthritis

Specialists can be hard to find, but new treatment method has shown success, experts say

12/23/2010
Lifetime of Arthritis Has Not Held Back Teen

College student diagnosed at age 3 has tried gymnastics, pole vaulting and more

12/22/2010
Single Embryo Beat Double Embryo Transfer in IVF Study

Procedure using 1 embryo was 5 times more likely to result in birth of a healthy baby

12/21/2010
Kids With Autism May Lack Key Visual Skills, Study Finds

They have difficulty searching effectively for objects in real-life setting, researchers say

12/20/2010
Brain Imaging May Predict Dyslexia Gains

By analyzing key regions, researchers say they detected which teens could improve reading skills

12/20/2010
Do Breast-Fed Baby Boys Grow Into Better Students?

Those nursed at least six months outscored peers at age 10, study found

12/17/2010
Violent Video Games Don't Predict Aggressive Behavior

New study takes issue with current thinking, points to depression instead