Misc. Kid's Health News

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5/6/2011
Online Gaming With Real-World Friends Is Healthier: Study

Pastime is less isolating when it's a family affair, expert suggests

5/6/2011
Health Tip: Cut Back on Preschoolers' Fat

It's not too early to watch their diet

5/5/2011
Health Tip: Could Your Child Be Constipated?

Here are possible warning signs

5/5/2011
Obese Teens Lack Vitamin D, Study Finds

Whether raising levels would mitigate risks of being overweight remains unclear

5/4/2011
Secondhand Smoke May Trigger Nicotine Craving

Could make it hard for smokers to quit, easy for nonsmokers to start, researchers say

5/4/2011
Football Legend Steve Young Urges Kids, Parents to Play It Safe

Experts offer tips on how to help prevent youth sports injuries

5/4/2011
Treating Kids for Environmental Ills Costs U.S. $76B a Year

Left unchecked, pollution, chemicals, other toxins will continue to push health costs skyward, researchers say

5/2/2011
Soaring Costs Deprive Some Children of Medical Care

Excessive financial burden keeps parents from filling prescriptions, calling doctor, study finds

5/2/2011
Kids Specializing in One Sport More Likely to Get Hurt: Study

Growing bodies more vulnerable to repetitive injuries, intense play, researchers say

5/2/2011
Exercising While Learning Boosts Test Scores, Study Finds

When physical activity was combined with academic skills, elementary students retained more

5/2/2011
Mom's Exposure to Plastics Chemical Tied to Baby's Wheeze

Higher BPA levels in pregnancy doubled likelihood of breathing problem at 6 months, study says

5/2/2011
Secondhand Smoke Boosts Boys' Blood Pressure

Study finds it puts them at risk for hypertension later in life

5/2/2011
Family Meals Keep Kids Slimmer, Healthier, Study Finds

Eating together also reduces likelihood of eating disorders, researchers say

5/2/2011
4/29/2011
Low Vitamin D Levels Tied to Obesity in Kids

Fat accumulates as concentrations of the nutrient fall, and these changes differ by race, study finds

4/29/2011
You're Not Doing Your Teen Any Favors by Letting Them Drink

Study finds this permissive approach leads to alcohol-related problems later in life

4/29/2011
4/28/2011
Quick Screening May Help Spot Autism in Babies

Questionnaire targets 1-year-olds at well-baby check-ups

4/27/2011
No Long-Term Effects Seen From Anesthesia in Infancy

Study offers reassurance for parents of babies who need surgery, but more research urged

4/26/2011
Many Kids With Epilepsy Don't Take Meds as Prescribed: Study

Lower socioeconomic status raises chances of noncompliance, researchers report

4/25/2011
4/25/2011
Pediatricians Urge Better Protection From Chemicals

Children, pregnant women inadequately safeguarded from hazardous compounds, experts say

4/25/2011
Bullied Kids Showing Up in School Nurses' Offices

Those with physical complaints for no apparent cause 'may be getting picked on,' research finds

4/22/2011
Pregnant and Stressed May Mean Offspring Who Misbehave

Not the type of stress but the number of incidents has most effect, study finds

4/22/2011
HIV Kids Growing Up Well, Study Finds

With survival improved, researchers now look at long-term complications

4/22/2011
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Hits Teens, Too

Dutch study finds pediatricians more apt to diagnose the condition than general practitioners

4/21/2011
U.S. Parents Want Kids More Active During School Day: Poll

A third think elementary schools should devote more time to PE, survey finds

4/21/2011
Corticosteroid Creams Safe for Kids With Eczema: Study

Researchers saw no worrisome side effects for those using the often effective medications

4/21/2011
Pesticide Exposure in Pregnancy Linked to Lower IQ in Kids

Three new studies on organophosphates can't prove cause-and-effect, however

4/21/2011
Babies' Persistent Fussiness Could Mean Behavioral Woes Ahead

Study links problems in infancy to temper tantrums, aggressive actions and more

4/21/2011
Poverty Can Hinder a Child's Cognitive Development, Study Says

Family instability has no impact, researchers report

4/20/2011
Mexican-American Children Have High Levels of Flame-Retardants in Blood

Levels of the chemicals were much higher than among kids in Mexico, study finds

4/20/2011
Couch-Potato Kids: It Shows in Their Eyes, Researchers Say

Excess screen time, low physical activity linked to narrow retinal vessels, predicting poor heart health

4/20/2011
Kids' Eczema, Hay Fever Linked to Allergic Asthma Later

Children who have both conditions more likely to be asthmatic in their 40s, study says

4/20/2011
Children With HIV at Higher Risk of Drug Resistance

Poorer adherence to multi-drug regimens could be to blame, experts say

4/19/2011
Minority Kids With Heart Defects More Likely to Die in Childhood

Black children affected have 32% greater odds of dying before five than white peers, study finds

4/19/2011
Most Parents Vaccinate Kids, Trust Docs' Advice on Shots

Yet too many still rely on misinformation from celebrities, survey says

4/19/2011
Health Tip: Kid-Proof Your Bathroom

Safety suggestions to keep children safe from injury

4/19/2011
Too Many Parents Think Injuries Are 'Part of the Game'

But half of team-sports injuries are preventable, survey says

4/18/2011
Support May Help Curb Suicide Among Gay Youths

Study finds marked benefit from student groups and anti-bullying policies in schools

4/18/2011
Parents Want Genetic Testing for Kids: Study

But direct-to-consumer screening for children can backfire, experts say

4/15/2011
Early School Start Tied to More Teen Crashes: Study

Other research finds one-hour delay improves teenagers' attentiveness

4/14/2011
Kids May Mimic How Parents Handle Pain

Study detects familial style of coping, even among adult children

4/14/2011
Parents, Saying 'Um' and 'Uh' May Aid Learning

These pauses in speech alert toddlers to pay attention, researchers say

4/14/2011
With Safety Devices in Place, Kids' Injuries Decline: Study

Researchers urge broader use in the home of outlet covers, cabinet locks and more

4/13/2011
Youth Football Injuries on the Rise, Study Finds

Researchers say more efforts must be made to protect young athletes

4/13/2011
Wearing a Cast? Be Careful How You Scratch That Itch

Experts advise against using pencils, other items to ease the discomfort

4/13/2011
'Best' Places to Live With Autism All in Major Metro Areas: Survey

Even so, three-fourths of families polled nationwide said they had difficulty accessing needed services

4/12/2011
Driver Errors Explain Most Teen Crashes, Experts Say

Inexperience, not reckless driving, causes most collisions, study finds

4/11/2011
Obese Kids' Wrist Size May Predict Heart Disease

Circumference gives clue to insulin resistance, researchers say