Misc. Kid's Health News

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10/1/2010
Absent Father Might Mean Earlier Puberty for Higher-Income Girls

Findings add to previous research, but experts still can't explain link

10/1/2010
Kids With Allergies Shouldn't Skip Flu Shots, Experts Say

Parents urged to get children vaccinated, as annual season starts

10/1/2010
U.S. Kids Filling Up on 'Empty Calories,' Study Finds

Excess fats and added sugars will lead to health woes later on, experts say

9/30/2010
Health Tip: Taming a Toddler's Tantrum

Help prevent frustration

9/29/2010
Experimental Drug Aids Kids With Nervous System Tumor

2-year survival rate was 66 percent, compared to 46 percent for conventional therapy

9/28/2010
Teens' Mental Health Not Harmed by Abortion, Study Contends

A professor of human development counters that the study was too small to be reliable, however

9/28/2010
Health Tip: Waking Baby

Suggestions to get your infant up and moving

9/28/2010
Team Sports Pep Up Middle-School Kids

Those who participate say they feel better mentally and physically, researchers find

9/28/2010
Breast-Feeding for 6 Months May Prevent Infant Infections

The longer a baby is exclusively breast-fed, the lower the risk, research shows

9/27/2010
Better Screening Urged for Self-Injury in Teens

Not all kids who intentionally cut or burn themselves meet 'classic profile,' expert says

9/27/2010
Pediatricians Want to Restrict Ads for Tobacco, Booze, Viagra

American Academy of Pediatrics would ban cigarette advertisements altogether

9/27/2010
Study Finds Teens Think Sports Drinks Are Healthy

But marketing these beverages as healthful doesn't make them so, experts say

9/26/2010
ER Visits for Kids' Ice Hockey Injuries Soar

From 1990 to 2006, emergency treatment for players aged 9 to 14 rose 163 percent, study finds

9/26/2010
U.S. Kids Drink Too Little Water: Study

And sugary beverages account for much of their fluid intake

9/25/2010
Stress of Returning to School Can Worsen Bed-Wetting: Expert

Tips on what to do from a pediatric urologist

9/23/2010
Health Tip: Help Prevent Bed Wetting

Suggestions for staying dry

9/22/2010
European Researchers Find Genes Tied to Asthma

Different genes are involved in childhood asthma than in adult-onset asthma, researchers say

9/22/2010
Injections May Relieve Drooling in Nerve-Damaged Kids

Botulinum toxin's effect lasted up to 33 weeks in some, including cerebral palsy patients, study finds

9/21/2010
Delayed Appendicitis Surgery Not Linked to Worse Outcomes

Operating time and hospital stays slightly longer, but differences not clinically significant, study finds

9/21/2010
Health Tip: Control Food Allergies at School

Suggestions to help keep your child safe

9/21/2010
Cyber Bully Victims Often More Depressed Than Aggressors

U.S. study contradicts previous research on traditional forms of bullying

9/20/2010
Disc Battery Ingestion May Cause Severe Injuries in Babies

Review of pediatric cases finds swallowed 'button' battery can burn esophagus

9/20/2010
One in 10 Teens Uses Sunless Tanning Products

And those who do so are more likely to get sunburns and use risky indoor tanning beds, study finds

9/20/2010
Increase in Seizures Seen in Kids With H1N1 Flu

More anti-epileptic meds needed for children with swine flu complications than seasonal flu, study found

9/20/2010
Childhood Obesity Might Be Linked to Strain of Cold Virus

Kids exposed to adenovirus 36 were 50 pounds heavier, on average, researchers found

9/17/2010
Same-Sex Couples May Feel Pressure to Raise Heterosexual Kids

Expert urges society to support families in allowing children to be themselves

9/17/2010
No Evidence That Asthma Leads to Tooth Decay: Study

In some studies, children with asthma even found to have fewer cavities, researchers say

9/17/2010
Discrimination Can Hurt Teens, Body and Soul

Study finds minority kids especially vulnerable, with effects both physical and mental

9/17/2010
Medicines Pose Greater Threat to Kids Than Chemicals

Poisonings often stem from pills left out or in a medicine cabinet, experts say

9/17/2010
Poor Diet, Inactivity May Lead to Metabolism-Induced Asthma

Findings apply even to children with a healthy weight, researchers say

9/17/2010
More Maternal Education Saves Children's Lives

Study found more than 4 million deaths prevented in 2009 by expanding schooling to women of childbearing age

9/16/2010
Teacher Interaction Key to Pre-K Success: Study

Kids spending most time in free-choice play make fewer gains, researchers find

9/16/2010
Childhood Vaccination Rates Remain High in U.S.

Coverage for most routine shots at or over 90%, CDC report shows

9/16/2010
Severe Acne May Increase Suicidal Thoughts in Teens

Researchers in Norway say depression seems to stem from skin problem itself, not acne meds

9/15/2010
Smoke-Free Laws May Help Kids Breathe Easier

Scottish study showed 18 percent annual decline in childhood asthma hospitalizations

9/15/2010
Training Seems to Close Gender Gap in Spatial Ability

Small Israeli study eliminates divide through special program for first graders

9/15/2010
Autistic Children Don't Seem to Yawn 'Contagiously'

Study suggests this behavior may signal a lack of recognition of others' feelings

9/15/2010
Good Preschools May Prevent Problem Behaviors Later

Low-income tots who had high-quality child care were less aggressive at ages 7 to 11, study found

9/14/2010
Kids Literally See Differently Than Adults, Research Shows

Visual and sensory information is not blended in children's brains, study finds

9/14/2010
Health Tip: Teach Kids Internet Safety

Suggestions for safe chatting and instant messaging

9/13/2010
Two New Programs Aim to Prevent, Treat Childhood Obesity

U.S. National Institutes of Health investing $72 million in effort to curb growing problem

9/13/2010
Health Tip: Help Kids Do Their Homework

What role a parent should play

9/13/2010
More Kids Who Play Basketball Suffering Head Injuries

While other types of injuries have declined, concussions have gone up 70 percent, study finds

9/11/2010
Play Heads-Up Football to Avoid Getting Hurt

Campaign seeks to reduce the number of injuries suffered by young athletes

9/10/2010
Heavy Drinking Part of Social Acceptance for Young: Study

This process needs to be considered when creating anti-drinking campaigns, researcher says

9/10/2010
Unneeded Hospital Transfers Add to U.S. Health-Cost Burden, Study Says

Reducing 'secondary over-triage' could help improve balance sheet, researchers say

9/10/2010
Back to School Can Mean a Return to Head Lice Worries

Close contact fuels infestations, but experts urge vigilance to keep critters at bay

9/10/2010
Kids' Habit of Wallowing Caters to Lice

School nurse suggests parents take a breath, then get meticulous about battling outbreak

9/10/2010
Clearing Kids for Sports Participation Sparks Conflicts

Medical experts disagree on how extensively young athletes' hearts should be tested

9/9/2010
New Tool Aims to Predict Problems in Preemies

Method allows early assessment of babies' health risks based on available data, study says