Misc. Kid's Health News

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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

3/4/2011
Health Tip: If Your Child Has Diabetes

Suggestions for what to tell a babysitter

3/2/2011
Teens With Congenital Heart Disease Need Help Moving to Adult Care

Parents should begin the process as child enters adolescence, experts say

3/2/2011
Even Tiny Tots May Develop Mental Health Problems

Apathy, withdrawal, depression affect the very young, too, experts say

3/1/2011
Study Rates Success of Corneal Transplants in Kids

Most children, once legally blind, achieved 20/40 vision or better, researcher says

3/1/2011
Health Tip: Controlling Baby's Eczema

Here's what experts recommend

2/28/2011
Pediatricians' Group Backs Ban on Tanning Booth Use by Minors

Experts say ultraviolet-A rays in booths are 10 to 15 times higher than midday sun

2/26/2011
Brain-Imaging in Depressed Moms Shows Blunted Response to Crying Infant

But the response is muted rather than negative, study finds

2/25/2011
Breast-Feeding May Cut Obesity Risk in Kids of Diabetic Moms

Those breast-fed for at least 6 months were less likely to be overweight later, study found

2/25/2011
Family Dog Might Make Teens More Active

Study finds slight rise in daily exercise, although exact reasons aren't clear

2/25/2011
Depression May Worsen Over Time in Addiction-Prone Women

Alcoholism, antisocial behavior susceptible to relationship, neighborhood dynamics, study finds

2/25/2011
19th Century Polygamy Meant Fewer Kids Per Wife, Data Shows

Review of Utah records from 1800s sheds light on how such marriages affected population

2/25/2011
Health Tip: If Your Child Has Cystic Fibrosis

Make sure nutritional needs are met

2/23/2011
Timely Care May Be Key to Treating Infected Cuts

Type of antibiotic mattered less than good first-aid, even for resistant staph, study in kids suggests

2/23/2011
Kids Growing Up on Farms Less Likely to Have Asthma

Study finds exposure to variety of barnyard microbes may lower risk of airway disease

2/23/2011
Early Childhood Might Affect Love Life in Adult

Infants with secure attachments coped better with conflict later, study finds

2/23/2011
Violent Video Games May Not Desensitize Kids: Study

Data suggests children's long-term 'emotional memory' not affected

2/22/2011
Induced Labor Linked to Raised Risks for First-Time Moms

Experts caution against electing to undergo a 'scheduled delivery' for non-medical reasons

2/22/2011
Softening Water Does Not Seem to Ease Eczema

British study finds no benefit for kids with the skin disorder

2/22/2011
Supreme Court Rejects Vaccine-Safety Lawsuit

Says nation's vaccine court is designed to handle such claims

2/21/2011
Kids With Perforated Appendix May Benefit From Early Surgery

Benefits include less time lost, fewer complications, study finds

2/21/2011
Bone-Anchored Hearing Aids May Benefit Kids

Small study finds the devices especially helpful for learning

2/21/2011
Kids' Callousness Associated With Conduct Problems

Lack of empathy, emotion linked to raised risk of antisocial behavior, research suggests

2/21/2011
Teens Posting 'Cutting' Videos on YouTube

Researchers warn that watching them may prompt vulnerable kids to injure themselves

2/18/2011
Kids as Young as 5 Can Command a Computer Mouse

Study found practice more important than age in mastering skills