Misc. Kid's Health News

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3/29/2011
Death Rates of Children, Young Adults Show Reversal

Global improvements among kids 4 and under not matched among those 15 to 24, study finds

3/28/2011
Teens' Weight Loss Surgery May Weaken Bones

Benefits may still exceed risks, but experts urge caution for young patients

3/28/2011
Teens Who Smoke Early Often Try Pot Later, Study Finds

If they first lit up at 12, they were 26 times more likely to try pot by 17

3/28/2011
Social Media Has Good and Bad Effects on Kids: Experts

Sites like Facebook build communities, but bullying, 'sexting' can occur too, pediatrics group says

3/26/2011
Expert Shares Spring Break Safety Tips

Consider the ground rules before your college student takes off

3/25/2011
Study Highlights How Moms' Depression, Anger Stresses Kids

Research looked at stress hormone levels in saliva from 3 year olds

3/25/2011
Primary Care Docs Often Overlook Short Stature in Girls

Boys more likely to be checked for a medical cause for height deficiency, study finds

3/25/2011
Interest in Toys May Predict Success of Autism Home Therapy

Tots who played the least seemed to benefit most from parent-guided autism program, study found

3/25/2011
Prenatal Alcohol Exposure Linked to Behavior Problems in Teens

Moms' daily consumption in first trimester associated with tripled risk, study finds

3/24/2011
Children With Tourette Syndrome Have Better Motor Control, Study Finds

Enhanced abilities likely result from brain changes linked to constantly repressing tics, researchers say

3/23/2011
Many Obese Moms and Kids Underestimate Their Weight

Where obesity is common, overweight people may look normal, study finds

3/23/2011
Health Tip: Taking Baby's Temperature

Suggestions for using a thermometer

3/22/2011
Poor Diet Linked to Early Signs of Heart Risks in Obese Kids

Lack of healthy food in youth seems to cause inflammation, insulin resistance, study finds

3/22/2011
Screening Seems to Catch Dangerous Heart Condition in Kids

But testing combo not routinely done in the United States, researchers note

3/22/2011
3/22/2011
Allergy Drug May Speed Up Kids' Ability to Tolerate Milk

In small study, Xolair acts as 'protective blanket' against reactions, researcher says

3/21/2011
Newborn Screenings May Miss Hearing Loss in Some Kids

One-third of children who received cochlear implants had passed initial hearing test, study says

3/21/2011
Could a Type of Ear Infection Help Make Kids Obese?

Chronic infection with fluid might alter taste, causing children to eat more, study suggests

3/21/2011
Moms' Use of 'the Pill' Won't Raise Kids' Asthma Risk: Study

Research refutes claim that pre-pregnancy birth control causes respiratory problems in babies

3/21/2011
Keep Kids in Rear-Facing Car Seats Until 2, Experts Say

Pediatricians' group says positioning kids longer in this way is safer

3/21/2011
Firstborn Kids Seem to Have More Food Allergies, Hay Fever

But they don't have more asthma or eczema than their siblings, study finds

3/21/2011
Severe Eczema Linked to Lasting Milk, Egg Allergy in Kids

Mild cases of the skin condition suggest children may outgrow the food reactions, researchers say

3/19/2011
Teen Girls Who Befriend Boys at Higher Risk for Substance Abuse

Same isn't true for boys, who get more emotional support from girls, study found

3/18/2011
Anti-Drug Message May Reach Young Girls, But Not Older Ones

Recent ad campaign seemed to have more impact among 8th-graders than high schoolers, study finds

3/18/2011
Acne May Blemish Teens' Emotional Lives, Too

Review of data shows links between the skin disorder and raised odds for depression

3/17/2011
Germs Thrive on Horns Passed Around in School Bands: Study

Instruments tested from one troupe were contaminated with bacteria, fungi

3/17/2011
Parents Often Confused About Kids' Health Coverage

Awareness of children's eligibility, enrollment status in state plan lacking, Oregon survey finds

3/17/2011
Better Laws Needed to Curb Teen Tanning Bed Use: Report

Parental attitudes toward indoor tanning influence teen usage

3/17/2011
Rat Study Sheds Light on How Alcohol Affects Young Brain

Drinking at an early age may have long-lasting repercussions for decision-making, risk-taking

3/17/2011
3/16/2011
Xolair Reduces Seasonal Asthma Attacks for Inner City Kids: Study

Injectable drug also cuts down on number of asthma flares, researchers report

3/16/2011
Drinking Behavior May Be Tied to Early Alcohol Use

Young kids who drink learn to use alcohol as stress-reliever, expert says

3/16/2011
EPA Proposes Tougher Air Pollution Rules for Power Plants

Guidelines could prevent 120,000 cases of childhood asthma and thousands of deaths, heart attacks yearly, agency says

3/15/2011
Kids Can Rebound Quickly After Mom's Depression Lifts: Study

Their behavior and mental health improves rapidly, researchers find

3/15/2011
Updates Urged for Kids' Heart, Breathing Rate Guidelines

Existing range classifies half of healthy 10-year-olds as having abnormal rates, review finds

3/14/2011
'Medical Homes' Help Kids Get Comprehensive Care

But minority, low-income and chronically ill children least likely to have one, study says

3/12/2011
Asthma Awareness Can Help Prevent Rush to ER: Experts

Thousands wind up in hospital daily because of poorly managed disease, physicians' group says

3/11/2011
Health Tip: Evaluate Back Pain in Children

Often it can signal a more serious condition

3/10/2011
Popular Baby Media May Not Actually Advance Learning

As science catches up to marketing, doubts arise about value, effectiveness

3/9/2011
Risk-Glorifying Media Linked to Reckless Behavior

Dangerous driving, substance use in video games, movies may have real-life consequences: analysis

3/9/2011
As Peer Pressure Increases, So Does Brain's Ability to Resist It

Adolescents' brain wiring gears up just as risky behavior approaches, researchers report

3/9/2011
Classroom Environment May Affect Kids' Mental Health

First-graders suffer when teacher support and material resources are lacking, study suggests

3/9/2011
Health Tip: Check Baby's Toys for Safety Issues

Take steps to help prevent injury

3/7/2011
Video Games That Make Kids Move Burn Calories

Study found energy expenditure equaled that of moderate to vigorous exercise

3/7/2011
Cartoon Branding Affects Kids' Cereal Choice, Regardless of Taste

But if no characters are on the box, kids prefer product promoting health over sugar, study finds

3/7/2011
In Shaken Baby Syndrome, Women as Likely to be Perpetrators as Men: Study

But men are more likely to cause greater injury and to confess the crime, researchers say

3/4/2011
Parents Tend to Focus on Joy, Not Costs, of Raising Children

Researchers suggest it might be a coping mechanism

3/4/2011
Study Finds Men Need More Support Before, After Child Birth

Giving men an outlet for their fears and worries about childbirth, parenthood will be good for the whole family, study finds

3/4/2011
Ready to Talk to Your Teen About Alcohol?

Handbook on underage drinking might help get you started

3/4/2011
Parks Add Options for Kids' Exercise, Study Finds

Certain features of outdoor spaces help cut sedentary indoor time, Australian researchers say