Misc. Kid's Health News

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9/8/2010
Health Tip: When You Feed Baby Formula

Tips for preparation and serving

9/7/2010
Many HIV-Infected Kids Could Use Cheaper Treatment Safely

Study found that returning to nevirapine still kept viral load down for most

9/7/2010
'Self-Embedding' Takes Teen Self-Injury to the Extreme

Radiologists recommend minimally invasive procedure to remove staples, paper clips and more

9/7/2010
Health Tip: Making Healthy Lunch Choices

Offer kids healthier alternatives

9/7/2010
Fillings, Sealants May Leach BPA Into Kids' Mouths

But analysis finds exposure to the controversial chemical is short-lived, with health effects unclear

9/7/2010
Lack of Sleep May Be Linked to Childhood Obesity

Study found more than 30% of kids who didn't get enough nighttime rest gained too much weight

9/7/2010
Chemicals in Rugs, Cookware May Be Linked to Raised Cholesterol in Teens

Long-term effect of exposure to PFOAs, PFOS compounds still unknown, researchers say

9/6/2010
Keep Health in Mind When Planning School Day Menus

Expert urges parents to pack some variety and nutrition into kids' lunch boxes

9/6/2010
Health Tip: Quit Thumb Sucking

Encourage your child to stop

9/4/2010
Parents Can Take Steps to Boost Kids' Health, Well-Being

Pediatrician offers tips to start the school year right

9/3/2010
Lead Exposure May Delay Puberty in Girls

Occurred even at blood levels below those recommended for treatment, NIH found

9/3/2010
Sickle Cell Kids at Greater Risk of 'Swine Flu' Complications

Findings highlight need to vaccinate against H1N1, seasonal flu, researchers say

9/3/2010
Infants May Display Subtle Autism Signs at 6 Months: Study

Infrequent gazing at others without prompting may be a tip-off, researchers say

9/3/2010
Disease May Be Only a Plane Ride Away

Without vigilant adherence to childhood immunizations, outbreaks could return, experts say

9/3/2010
Unvaccinated Teen's Life Forever Changed

Mother says trauma could have been avoided if vaccine had been available

9/3/2010
Health Tip: Breast-Feeding Benefits Baby

It's been linked to fewer health problems

9/2/2010
Smoking Seems to Backfire on Teens Hoping for a Lift

Instead, depressive symptoms likely to increase, study finds

9/2/2010
Health Tip: Get Ready for Baby's Bath

Be prepared before you put baby in the tub

9/1/2010
Teen Substance Use Seems to Differ by Race

California study finds Hispanics most likely to drink, smoke, use marijuana; Asians least likely

9/1/2010
Sleep-Deprived Teens Eat More Fat, Study Finds

Those who get less than eight hours a night at risk for obesity, experts say

8/31/2010
Personal Music Players Damage Hearing Over Time

Study found dramatic increase in hearing loss among teen girls who used them

8/31/2010
U.S. Pediatricians Decry Media's Portrayal of Sex

They urge more responsible programming, and ask doctors and parents to play a more involved role

8/30/2010
Pediatric Group Issues New Flu Shot Guidelines

Kids between 6 months and 9 years may need a double dose, depending on vaccine history

8/30/2010
8/30/2010
Concussion Rates Soar Among Younger Kids

Pediatrician group issues new guidelines for sport-related head injuries

8/29/2010
New College Students Urged to Confront Their Social Anxiety

Understanding fears is the first step in conquering them, expert advises

8/27/2010
Youth Smoking Rates Now Stalled

After decade of big decreases, number of teens lighting up stays steady

8/27/2010
Kids + Sports = Risk for Concussion

Being on the alert for symptoms can be key to preventing brain damage

8/27/2010
When It Comes to the Head, No Hit Is Normal

After repeated blows in various sports, teen nearly dies

8/27/2010
Health Tip: Treating Rotavirus at Home

It's a common infection in children

8/25/2010
U.S. Child Abuse Cases Falling, Despite Recession

Worsening economy has not led to higher incidence between 2007-08, researchers say

8/23/2010
Child Sledding Injuries Number 20,000 a Year

Adolescent boys most likely to be hurt, researcher says

8/23/2010
Parents Who Clash More Likely to Spank Kids

Corporal punishment of 3-years-old twice as likely in these homes, study says

8/21/2010
Parenting 101: How to Let Go as Your Child Heads Off to College

Keep in touch, but give them independence and privacy, expert recommends

8/20/2010
Cyberbullying, 'Sexting' Major Problems for Schoolkids

Parents need to help protect children from online harassment, risky acts, expert says

8/19/2010
More U.S. Teens Get Recommended Vaccines

CDC sees rise in shots against meningitis, whooping cough

8/19/2010
Teen Survey Finds Gangs, Drugs Common in U.S. Schools

Over one-quarter of respondents say both problems infect their school environment

8/19/2010
Prenatal Pesticide Exposure May Raise Risk of Attention Issues in Kids

Link is not cause-and-effect at this point, researchers stress

8/19/2010
Kids Seem More Likely to Reject Those Whose Eyes Cross

Study suggests children over 6 with misaligned eye may be at social disadvantage

8/18/2010
Bad Habits Tied to Recurrent Headaches in Teens

Study suggests quitting smoking, exercising, losing weight can cut their frequency

8/18/2010
FDA Mulling Ban on Menthol Cigarettes

Advocates say cool, minty taste masks harsh chemicals, lures kids, minorities to take up smoking

8/17/2010
1 in 5 U.S. Teens Has Developed Hearing Loss

Overuse of MP3 players is the likely cause, a leading expert suggests

8/16/2010
Health Tip: Wear a Backpack Properly

And avoid a back injury

8/16/2010
Some Minority Groups Hit Hard by Childhood Obesity

Black and American Indian girls continue getting heavier, while trend has leveled out in whites, study finds

8/15/2010
How Teen Sex Affects Education

In romantic relationships it's academically harmless but less so in casual pairings, study finds

8/14/2010
Tough Childhoods May Contribute to Adult Heart Disease

Abuse, poverty or social isolation can have longer-term consequences for health, expert says

8/14/2010
Walking to School Could Ease Classroom Stress

In study, kids 'commuting' by feet had better heart rate, blood pressure during test

8/13/2010
Fewer Alcohol Ads in Kids' Magazines, Study Finds

But as liquor advertising drops, beer promotions soar

8/13/2010
Health Tip: Does Your Child Have Pertussis?

Some common symptoms of 'whooping cough'

8/12/2010
One Troubled Adult Child a Drag on Parents' Mental Health

And other children's successes don't outweigh the negative, study finds