Misc. Kid's Health News

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12/16/2010
Majority of U.S. Adults Had Troubled Childhoods: CDC

Study finds nearly 60 percent lived with abuse or other difficult family situations

12/16/2010
Gene Research Brings Insight Into Deadly Childhood Brain Tumor

Discovery of differences between pediatric, adult cancers may spur new treatments, scientists say

12/15/2010
Starting School Early May Keep Girls Thin

Younger classmates less likely to be obese in adolescence, study finds

12/15/2010
12/14/2010
Flu Spreads Easily in High Schools, Study Suggests

Students, teachers had more than 760,000 opportunities daily to pass illness via airborne droplets

12/13/2010
Acupuncture Might Treat Certain Kind of Lazy Eye

Small Chinese study found it worked better than an eye patch in older kids with condition

12/13/2010
Neighboring Apartments May Expose Kids to Cigarette Smoke

Findings support smoking bans in multi-unit housing, researchers say

12/13/2010
Health Tip: Keep Your Gums Healthy

Brush and floss regularly

12/12/2010
'Tis the Season to Give Allergen-Free Gifts

Buying for people with asthma, allergies takes extra thought, experts say

12/11/2010
Accidental Falls a Leading Cause of Head Injury

Simple precautions can prevent a holiday visit to the emergency room, doctors say

12/10/2010
Study Challenges Initiative to Lower Drinking Age to 18

Effort to encourage social rather than binge drinking would be ineffective, researchers say

12/9/2010
No Scientific Proof Backing Stricter Tests of Ground Beef in School Lunches

Instead, federal council urges rules based on evidence-based standards

12/8/2010
Secondhand Smoke May Put Kids at Risk for Diseases

Study reports link to trio of bacterial illnesses

12/8/2010
Researchers Assess Gay Youths' Mental Health

One-third have attempted suicide, but most have no signs of mental disorder

12/8/2010
How MS Affects Kids May Differ by Race

Problems with language, complex attention occur more often in blacks than whites, study finds

12/7/2010
Youth Sports Injuries Reaching Epidemic Levels, Experts Report

8,000 kids are treated in ERs daily, trainers' association says

12/7/2010
Concussion Symptoms Can Differ for Boys and Girls

Study of high school athletes shows males more often confused, while females may appear drowsy

12/7/2010
Teens' Poor Health Linked to Fewer Friends

It's unknown which comes first, but sick kids less likely to have big social network at school, study finds

12/7/2010
Parents' Acceptance May Help Protect Gay Teens

Less likely to turn to substance abuse, suicide as they age if they get support in their youth, study finds

12/7/2010
Watching R-rated Movies Ups Odds of Teens Smoking

Yet, only one in three is restricted by parents from viewing such movies, study finds

12/7/2010
Could Cell Phones Raise Odds for Behavioral Woes in Kids?

Research suggests exposure to electromagnetic fields before and after birth might play role

12/7/2010
Health Tip: Make Dressing Baby Easier

Choose the right clothing

12/6/2010
Littlest Kids in Big Day-Care Centers May Have Better Health Later On

Once in elementary school, ear and respiratory infections are fewer, study finds

12/6/2010
Kids' Team Sports Often Lacking in Exercise, Study Finds

Soccer, softball and baseball players found to be inactive for about 30 minutes per practice session

12/6/2010
Gay Teens Punished More Harshly Than Straight Peers: Analysis

Research points to double standard in schools, justice system

12/6/2010
Health Tip: Choosing Baby's Formula

Suggestions to help you plan what's best for you and your baby

12/4/2010
Rugby Headgear Not Enough to Stop Head, Spine Trauma

Research suggests best approach is player education, rule enforcement

11/30/2010
Health Tip: Using a Baby Carrier

Help keep your infant safe

11/29/2010
Kids Who Eat Fruits, Veggies May Cut Heart Risk

And threats to heart can be seen in children as young as 9, second study says

11/29/2010
Too Much Hygiene May Affect Immune System, Study Suggests

Antimicrobial used in many products such as soaps, toothpaste tied to raised allergy risks in kids

11/29/2010
Rate of Eating Disorders in Kids Keeps Rising

Anorexia and bulimia showing up more often in boys, minorities, experts report

11/28/2010
School Vending Machines Undermine Student Nutrition

Most carry junk food, which ups students' sugar consumption, study shows

11/26/2010
Parents of Bullies Urged to Open Lines of Communication

Kids need to be taught, and reminded often, to treat others with respect, expert says

11/26/2010
Gun-Safety Talk a Safe Bet for All Families, Experts Say

Only 48% of parents without firearms have discussed gun safety with their kids, poll finds

11/24/2010
Preparation Can Help Kids With Nut Allergies Travel Safely

Pack snacks, meds and sanitizing wipes to reduce likelihood of a reaction, expert suggests

11/24/2010
Health Tip: Keep Baby Safe While in a Playpen

Here are suggested precautions

11/23/2010
For Autistic Kids, IQ May Not Predict School Achievement

About half did better and half did worse than their intelligence test scores would suggest, study finds

11/23/2010
Toys Getting Safer, But Dangers Still Lurk: Report

U.S. watchdog group lists playthings that contain toxins or pose choking risk

11/23/2010
Shots, Hygiene Can Help Shield Kids From Flu

Experts say common-sense steps by parents can stop germs from spreading

11/23/2010
Health Tip: Treating an Ear Infection

Suggestions for what to do

11/22/2010
Girls Who Suffer Child Abuse May Abuse Alcohol as Adults

Survey found a strong association between the two, researchers say

11/22/2010
Children of Divorce Face Twice the Lifetime Risk of Stroke: Study

But researchers stress that causal link not certain

11/22/2010
For Teens, Privacy May Trump Health Care

Doctors should respect their concerns about being judged, expert says

11/22/2010
Kids' ER Visits Down After Cold Medicine Withdrawal

Cough, cold medications not meant for children under 4, experts say

11/21/2010
Behavior Disorders Boost Crash Risk for Teen Boys: Study

ADHD drivers face similar risks as epilepsy patients and are urged to take steps to avoid accidents

11/19/2010
Some Consumers See Brands as Extensions of Themselves

'Separation anxiety' can set in if they're forced to buy different product, study finds

11/18/2010
Poor Children Get Biggest Literacy Boost From Preschool

But benefits accrue to kids from more affluent families, researchers note

11/18/2010
Undergrads Who Twitter May Do Better, Study Finds

Social networking seemed to increase student engagement

11/18/2010
FDA Advisers Renew Review on Whether to Ban Menthol Cigarettes

Opponents say cool, minty taste masks harsh chemicals, lures kids, minorities to take up smoking

11/16/2010
Antibiotics a Mixed Bag for Kids' Ear Infections: Analysis

The number of kids who benefit is similar to the number experiencing side effects, researchers find