Misc. Kid's Health News

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9/2/2011
Brain Scans Show Distinct Traits in Kids With Autism: Study

Gray matter is organized differently, researchers find

9/2/2011
Close Bond With Mom Helps Keep Teen Boys Safe

Odds for delinquency rose when mother and son were in conflict, study found

9/1/2011
Circumcision Rate Down Slightly in U.S. Hospitals

CDC notes this reverses trend toward more of the procedures throughout the 1990s

9/1/2011
Babies Born With Heart Disease Often Harmed by Gut Bacteria

Toxins that get into blood can affect organ function in these vulnerable children, study finds

9/1/2011
Last Year's Flu Shot Won't Protect Kids This Season

Vaccination needed for children 6 months and up, experts say

8/31/2011
Kids Carrying MRSA Germ Prone to Serious Infection: Study

Separate hospital rooms, topical antibiotics and antiseptics can help with prevention, experts say

8/31/2011
Kids Need Enough Sleep to Succeed at School: Experts

They recommend starting earlier bedtimes before school starts

8/31/2011
Americans Getting Too Many Calories From Sugary Drinks: CDC

Report shows young people, minorities are consuming the most sweetened beverages

8/31/2011
Health Tip: Plan for Potty Training

Help your toddler succeed

8/30/2011
For Gamers, Intense Competition May Fuel Aggression

Video-game violence contributes less to hostile behavior, study says

8/30/2011
Mother's Love Can Help Babies With Difficult Temperaments

Irritable babies who are secure in their attachment to mom do better as toddlers

8/29/2011
'Gimme' Kids Often Grow Into 'Gimme' Adults

Four-decade study finds similar responses to temptation in preschool, middle age

8/29/2011
Toddler's Dust Mite Sensitivity May Predict Later Asthma

Three-quarters who tested positive at 2 years had respiratory problem at age 12, study finds

8/29/2011
Simple Safety Steps Can Make Back to School a Breeze

Parents need to take care of health, safety concerns of kids, experts say

8/29/2011
Pediatric Groups Want to KO Boxing for Kids

Choose sports that don't encourage blows to the head, policy statement urges

8/27/2011
Back-to-School Shouldn't Mean a Too-Heavy Backpack

An expert advises parents to check how much is loaded inside, to avoid injury

8/26/2011
Walk-to-School Programs Put Kids' Fitness First

In study, Texas communities involved parent volunteers to get youngsters more active

8/25/2011
U.S.-Mandated Report Finds Vaccines Safe for Kids

IOM panel pored over 1,000 studies and found little evidence for lasting harm

8/25/2011
Parents Can Ease Back-to-School Stress

Kids need time to transition from summer schedules to more rigorous academic routine, experts say

8/25/2011
Health Tip: Children May Have PTSD

Symptoms may differ from those in adults

8/24/2011
College Students Missing Out on Fruits, Veggies: Survey

Males only managed 5 servings a week and women ate even fewer, Oregon University researchers say

8/24/2011
'Bubble Boy' Kids Living Normally After Gene Therapy: Study

Expert says the technique may be useful for fighting other diseases

8/24/2011
Health Tip: Make Kids' Lunch Interesting

Pack healthy meals they'll enjoy

8/23/2011
Study Links Writing Difficulties to ADHD

Kids with the condition 5 times more likely to have problems with spelling, writing than those without it

8/22/2011
Happy Teens Usually Crime-Free Teens, Study Finds

Even a low level of depression seemed to help push adolescents to illegal activity

8/22/2011
Falls From Windows Claiming Too Many Children's Lives

Over past two decades, nearly 2,000 deaths and many more injuries have occurred, U.S. study finds

8/21/2011
Kids of Unhealthy, Disadvantaged Moms More Likely to Be Sickly

They also tend to have asthma, learning disabilities and to make more ER visits, study found

8/19/2011
Number of U.S. Kids With Public Health Insurance Rising

Fewer children uninsured, likely due to efforts to boost enrollment and retention in programs

8/19/2011
Kids' Hacking Is Seldom Whooping Cough, Study Finds

For most children, respiratory symptoms don't indicate presence of the illness, researchers say

8/19/2011
Moms' Depression Affects Kids' Brain Structure, Scans Show

Brain area tied to emotions larger in children of mothers with lifelong symptoms of depression

8/19/2011
Health Tip: Are Turned Toes Trouble?

Signs that a child needs evaluation

8/18/2011
Thin Children Have More Energy-Burning 'Brown Fat'

Teens with the lowest body mass index have more of this 'good' fat, study shows

8/18/2011
Don't Skip This Year's Flu Shot: CDC

Formulation meant to protect against seasonal flu and H1N1

8/18/2011
Kids Benefit From Flu Vaccine via Shot or Spray, Study Finds

Both work well, but nasal spray produces broadest immune response in youngsters, research shows

8/18/2011
Nearly 1 in 10 U.S. Kids Diagnosed With ADHD

Small increase in past decade likely reflects greater awareness of the disorder, CDC says

8/17/2011
Children With Kidney Disease Face Many Health Woes

Stunted growth, heart problems common among these kids, study finds

8/17/2011
Cartoon Characters Prod Kids to Nag for Unhealthy Foods

Study finds TV ads key element in why young children whine for sugary treats

8/15/2011
Many More Kids Hospitalized for Mental Illness: Study

Adult psychiatric admissions also increased, except among the elderly

8/15/2011
Unemployment Higher Among Childhood Cancer Survivors in Poor Health

They're 8 times more likely to be out of work than those in good health, study finds

8/15/2011
Risk of Autism in Siblings Higher Than Thought

Odds especially high for brothers and kids with multiple siblings who are autistic, study finds

8/15/2011
Health Tip: Reduce Toddler Serving Sizes

Food amounts should be smaller for little ones

8/14/2011
Kids Urged to Take Steps to Avoid Spreading Illness at School

Frequent hand washing an important way to keep contagious infections at bay, experts say

8/13/2011
Planning Ahead Can Reduce Back-to-School Stress

Kids who take more than two weeks to adjust may have an underlying issue, expert says

8/12/2011
Fido's New Forte: Helping Kids Learn to Read

Children's attitudes about books improve when paired with pooches, researchers say

8/12/2011
Cardiologists Often Miss Heart Defects in Young Athletes: Study

Screening to prevent sudden cardiac death is difficult and may lead to bad calls, researchers say

8/10/2011
ADHD, Autism May Sometimes Share Gene Mutations

But, the vast majority of children with autism disorders or ADHD don't share these genetic risks

8/10/2011
Baby's Fever May Not Signal Teething

Study finds it may cause temperatures to rise slightly but not go outside normal range

8/10/2011
Health Tip: Considering a Baby Walker?

American Academy of Pediatrics says they're not safe

8/9/2011
Costs Soar for Kids With Poorly Controlled Asthma

Better care and education could improve health, reduce expenses, researchers say

8/9/2011
Factors Before Birth Can Determine Child's Risk of Allergies: Study

Exposure to pets during pregnancy, method of delivery and race all play a part