Misc. Kid's Health News

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11/15/2010
Study Urges Teens to Cut Down on Salt

Doing so could reduce risk of high blood pressure, heart disease later in life

11/13/2010
Early Intro to Math Seems to Improve Kids' Skills Later

Preschoolers benefit from talking with parents about numbers, study finds

11/12/2010
Health Tip: Prevent the Spread of Rotavirus in Children

Help kids avoid this contagious virus

11/11/2010
'Fake Marijuana' Users Showing Up in Emergency Rooms

Called 'K2' or 'Spice,' the drug is legal in many states

11/11/2010
Many Kids Skipping Meals, Snacking Instead

U.S. survey finds they typically miss breakfast or dinner but get lunch at school

11/10/2010
Childhood Abuse Linked to Diabetes Risk in Adult Women

Stress of physical, sexual abuse may lead to weight gain, insulin resistance, study author suggests

11/9/2010
High Carcinogen Levels Seen in Kids Living With Smokers

Parents may not understand children's risk from secondhand smoke, researcher says

11/9/2010
Obese Teens Likely to Be Obese Adults, Study Finds

Excess weight sets kids up for serious health problems, researchers say

11/9/2010
Health Tip: Buy a Safe Toy Chest

Suggestions to help protect your child

11/9/2010
Teens Waiting Longer for Sex, But Still Taking Risks: Analysis

Early sex ed may teach kids to take precautions against disease, researcher suggests

11/8/2010
Kids of Deployed Soldiers May Face More Mental Health Woes

Study found they needed more doctor visits to handle issues from parent's absence

11/7/2010
Many Falls, and Resulting ER Visits, Can Be Prevented

Youngest and oldest at highest risk, but everyone can benefit from simple household precautions

11/6/2010
New Malaria Drug Proves Effective in Study of African Children

Artesunate should replace quinine as the treatment of choice worldwide, researchers say

11/5/2010
Older Brothers More Likely to Bully

Older sisters more protective of younger siblings, Italian study finds

11/5/2010
Research Suggests Link Between 'Handedness' and Dyslexia

Finding based on scan of genomes of 192 children with reading difficulties

11/4/2010
Teens of Epileptic Mothers May Lag Academically: Study

Taking more than one anti-seizure drug in pregnancy should be avoided if possible, researchers say

11/4/2010
U.S. Government Food Program Needs Improving: Report

Institute of Medicine calls for healthier meals for kids, adults in day care facilities

11/4/2010
Health Tip: Does Your Child Need Braces?

Conditions that braces can help treat

11/3/2010
Gene Associated With Autism May Alter How Brain Functions

Scans show a 'disconnect' in brain areas linked to language in people with the disorder, researchers say

11/3/2010
Many Higher-Income Parents Forgoing Kids' Vaccinations: Report

More outbreaks feared as immunization rates for children in commercial health plans plummet

11/3/2010
Concussion Rate in Young Hockey Players Higher Than Thought

Canadian researchers found rate was three times that reported in earlier studies

11/3/2010
Many Coaches Unprepared for Student-Athletes' Asthma

More education needed, experts say

11/2/2010
Canadian Kids Seem More Likely to Be Sidelined by Asthma

They report more isolation, exclusion from sports compared with kids in other nations, researchers say

11/2/2010
Health Tip: Is Your Child's Fever Serious?

Signs the condition may be mild

11/1/2010
High-Calorie Drinks Still Widely Sold in U.S. Elementary Schools

Despite national guidelines, nearly half of students can buy unhealthy beverages, study finds

11/1/2010
Toothache More Likely to Strike Poor, Minority Kids: U.S. Study

Equitable, universal dental care could help ease the disparity, researchers say

11/1/2010
For Many Teens, Oral Sex Leads to Riskier Activity

Most move on to vaginal intercourse within six months, study finds

11/1/2010
Concussion Should Sideline Athletes: Neurologists

Medical evaluation needed before athlete gets cleared to play, Academy of Neurology advises

11/1/2010
Pandemic H1N1 Flu Hit Kids Hard in 2009

Experts doubt current flu season will pose similar threat, but urge vaccinations

11/1/2010
Study Finds Teens' Late Night Media Use Comes at a Price

Tied to learning problems, anxiety, depression, mood swings

11/1/2010
Race, Income Affect Care for Ear Infections: Study

White kids more likely to get medicine, see specialist, researchers find

11/1/2010
Health Tip: Running Errands With Your Kids

Suggestions to help make it easier

10/31/2010
Halloween Candy Has Limited Shelf Life

Chocolates past expiration date may cause illness, expert says

10/29/2010
Kids With Psoriasis Often at Risk of Being Bullied: Survey

Among those who were picked on, teasing and exclusion were common, poll found

10/29/2010
Chronic Constipation Appears to Be Increasing Among Kids

Lack of enough water, fiber and exercise may be partly to blame, researchers suggest

10/29/2010
Many Parents in the Dark About Drug-Resistant Infections: Study

Efforts to educate, reassure caregivers will benefit kids with MRSA, researchers say

10/28/2010
H1N1 Flu Linked to Surge in Pneumonia Complication

Rise in children's empyema infections corresponded with outbreak, researchers find

10/28/2010
Moms' Literacy Pivotal to Kids' Academic Success

Boosting them may help close achievement gap between rich and poor, study says

10/28/2010
U.S. Preschoolers Getting Too Much Screen Time: Study

Combined hours between home and day care often exceed recommended 2-hour daily limit

10/28/2010
Teens Should Get Meningitis Booster Shot: CDC Panel

Vaccine doesn't last as long as believed, officials say

10/27/2010
Children with ADHD Symptoms at Higher Risk of Obesity

Hyperactivity, impulsiveness associated with a 63 percent increase, researchers found

10/27/2010
Parent-Only Programs Can Help Obese Kids Lose Weight: Study

Compared with groups including children, adult-only sessions had equal success, researchers found

10/26/2010
Childhood Cancer Survivors Risk Future GI Problems

They face higher odds of ulcers, cirrhosis and other complications, study finds

10/25/2010
Teens, Parents Often Lie About Illicit Drug Use

Doctors can't rely on self-reporting for truth about cocaine, opiates, study finds

10/25/2010
10/25/2010
10/25/2010
Arteries of Obese Kids Aging Prematurely: Study

Aortic stiffness may signal the development of cardiovascular disease

10/22/2010
Counseling for New Moms Can Sway Kids' Eating Habits

Program helped children eat healthier, avoid overweight, researchers found

10/22/2010
1 in 10 Child Athletes Injured, Experts Say

Here's how parents can help curb the trend

10/22/2010
Health Tip: Have a Spooky, Yet Safe Halloween

Suggestions for safe trick-or-treating