Misc. Kid's Health News

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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
More American Kids Eating Fast Food

Fast-food lunches account for up to 51 percent of daily caloric needs, study shows

8/9/2011
Kids Taught to Wash Hands in School Avoid Sick Days: Study

Training in hand hygiene and disinfection may be a simple, cheap way to reduce infectious illness

8/9/2011
Health Tip: Is Your Child Being Cyberbullied?

Here are possible warning signs

8/8/2011
Bullying Takes Toll on High School Test Scores

Study shows students' performance drops up to 6 percent amid climate of bullying

8/8/2011
Study of Bone Cancer in Dogs May Improve Treatment in Kids

Research in canines may lead to tests that can predict aggressiveness of disease in humans

8/8/2011
Kids Can Safely Play Sports in Hot Weather: Experts

Updated American Academy of Pediatrics policy statement stresses risk reduction

8/8/2011
Are Kids Brown-Bagging Bacteria?

Study finds many youngsters' lunches kept at unsafe temperatures

8/6/2011
Adjusting Routines Before School Starts May Ease Transition to Class

Don't try to change your schedule overnight, expert suggests

8/5/2011
Children's HIV Drugs May Cause High Cholesterol

Strategies are needed to protect infected kids from long-term cardiovascular harm, researchers say

8/3/2011
Parenting Style May Affect Child's Mental Health

Depression, anxiety less likely when mom takes kids' personalities into account, study finds

8/3/2011
Many Kids Now Engage in Media 'Multi-Tasking'

Filling every empty moment, they switch between phones, TV, computers, UK study finds

8/2/2011
Kids Still See Unhealthy-Food Ads on TV, Study Finds

And exposure to fast-food advertising has spiked in recent years, researchers say

8/2/2011
Doctor Offers Tips on How to Travel With Kids

Proper planning can help parents keep kids happy and safe while on vacation, expert says

8/1/2011
Childhood Depression, Anxiety Tied to Pain in Adulthood

Kids living with adversity, such as abuse, more likely to have chronic diseases later, study finds

8/1/2011
With Junk Food Stores Nearby, Teens May Eat More of It

Neighborhood businesses can contribute to unhealthy eating patterns, study finds

7/29/2011
New Dog Gene May Shed Light on Childhood Epilepsy

Researchers hope the discovery will aid understanding of human brain development

7/29/2011
Study Finds Kids Want More Info About Their Hospital Care

Excluding them from treatment discussions left them distressed, researchers report

7/29/2011
Health Tip: When Sleep Apnea Affects Children

Here are common warning signs

7/28/2011
Growing Up Near Livestock Tied to Blood Cancers

Risk was three times higher for people raised on a poultry farm, New Zealand study finds

7/27/2011
Special Needs Kids Bullied More, Fare Poorly at School

Study's author says the well-being of 'whole' child needs to be considered

7/27/2011
Kids From Unplanned Pregnancies Tend to Lag Behind Intellectually

But British study pins the blame on children's socioeconomic status

7/26/2011
More Kids Eating Calorie-Packed Take-out Food

Study found a third of food eaten now is cooked outside the home

7/25/2011
Preparation Key When Kids With Asthma Go Back to School

American Lung Association urges parents to develop an asthma action plan, share it with teachers

7/25/2011
Teen Athletes at Greater Risk for Osteoarthritis: Study

Those playing high-intensity sports more than 10 times as likely to have impaired hip function

7/25/2011
Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual Teens Often Homeless: Study

And many live without family support or supervision, survey finds

7/25/2011
Kids With ADHD Less Adept at Crossing the Street: Study

They may look both ways, but leave too little time to cross safely

7/24/2011
Parents Must Be Vigilant About Pool Safety

Young children can drown in as little as 2 inches of water, experts warn

7/23/2011
Summer Heat Holds Potential Danger for Young Athletes

Keeping kids hydrated is most important safety measure, doctor advises

7/22/2011
Publicly Insured Kids May Get Less Comprehensive Care

But most have a regular doctor, survey finds

7/22/2011
Children Fare OK if Mom Works, Study Finds

Kids appear best off when both parents are gainfully employed, U.K. researchers say

7/21/2011
Survey Suggests 'Sexting' Rampant in College

More than half have gotten sexual images on their phones, researcher says

7/20/2011
Preemies at Risk for Psychiatric Disorders as Teens, Study Contends

Injuries suffered before or after birth linked to problems such as ADHD, say researchers, calling for more studies

7/20/2011
'Heat Dome' Continues to Throttle U.S.

High temperatures and oppressive humidity pose health risks; doctor offers coping tips

7/19/2011
Health Tip: Get Kids Moving

Ways to encourage physical activity

7/18/2011
Secondhand Smoke Linked to Hearing Loss in Teens

Children exposed to it may need to be screened for auditory problems, researchers say

7/18/2011
Sharing Bed With Toddler Won't Harm Development: Study

Practice made no difference in later tests for learning, behavioral issues

7/18/2011
Kids Fare Better in Crashes When Grandparents Driving: Study

Children could be even safer if older drivers knew more about using safety seats

7/18/2011
Health Tip: Keep Kids' Lunches Cool

And other safety suggestions when packing for school or camp

7/15/2011
Kids of Moms With History of Depression Seem Less Happy

Those who rarely smile, laugh or hug may be at higher risk of depression, study suggests

7/14/2011
Food Industry Sets Standards for Advertising to Kids

New criteria are less stringent than U.S government's recommendations

7/13/2011
Rural Workers Often Lack Access to Sick Leave

Paid sick days for all would help employees meet work, family responsibilities, experts say

7/12/2011
Tool to Spot Lung Infections in Cystic Fibrosis Patients Called Not Worth It

Procedure not only didn't help, it slightly upped the risk of adverse effects, researchers found

7/12/2011
Dental Care for Kids on Medicaid Varies by Fees Each State Sets

Study finds higher reimbursements mean more children get dental care

7/12/2011
Soaring Temps Can Pose Serious Health Risks

Experts offer advice on coping with the heat wave gripping much of the U.S.

7/12/2011
Health Tip: Understanding Dyslexia

Causes, symptoms and problems the learning disorder can cause

7/11/2011
The Hype on Hypoallergenic Dogs Is Just That, Study Warns

Similar levels of allergens found among 60 different breeds

7/11/2011
ADHD, Learning Issues May Be Linked to Secondhand Smoke

Kids living in homes with smoker have higher odds of developing neurobehavioral disorders, study finds

7/11/2011
Help Your Kids Stay in Shape This Summer

Experts share tips on planning for exercise, fun and healthy eating

7/9/2011
Parents Can Help Stop Spread of Water Park Illnesses

Having your child shower before entering pool is first big step, experts say