Misc. Kid's Health News

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5/13/2011
Teaching Kids to Make Healthier Choices May Pay Off

After 4-year program in Michigan middle school, health measures improved, study reports

5/13/2011
U.S. Pushes School Cafeterias Toward Healthier Offerings

New federal rules call for less starch and fat, more grains and fresh fruit

5/13/2011
School Systems Struggle With Lunchroom Costs

Providing healthier foods, and teaching kids about them, may pose funding challenge

5/12/2011
U.S. Murder Toll From Guns Highest in Big Cities: CDC

And the homicide rate was highest among children and teens

5/12/2011
Young Children Can Access Earliest Memories, Study Finds

Researchers say the very young may recall events from before age 2

5/12/2011
Health Tip: Take Care to Avoid Burns

Practice kitchen safety

5/11/2011
Most Teachers Favor Inclusion for Autistic Students

But for mainstreaming to succeed, additional resources needed, survey finds

5/11/2011
Teen Boys With Autism at Risk of Being Bullied: Study

Their inability to manage stress and emotions raises vulnerability

5/11/2011
Autism Takes an Economic Toll on Mom's Job, Income: Study

Families with a child with autism spectrum disorder earn 27% less, researchers find

5/10/2011
Breast-Feeding May Help Quell Behavior Problems

British study finds more conduct issues among kids who were formula-fed

5/9/2011
Winter Conception Tied to Raised Risk for Autism

Study suggests environmental factors, such as seasonal viruses, may play a role

5/9/2011
Child's Head Injury Doesn't Always Need CT Scan: Study

Observing child in ER can minimize radiation exposure without compromising care, researchers say

5/9/2011
S. Korean Study Suggests Autism Rate May Be Much Higher

In rigorous survey, 1 in 38 children fell within the autism spectrum

5/8/2011
Kids' Birth Month Seems to Be Linked to Celiac Disease: Study

Higher rates of the digestive disorder seen among children born in spring, summer, researchers find

5/6/2011
Everyday Exercise Can Help Kids With Cystic Fibrosis: Study

Taking walks, dancing, shooting hoops improved fitness, lung function in patients

5/6/2011
Dads Who Eat Out Have Kids Who Eat Out, Study Finds

Fathers should be urged to make dinner at home an important family ritual, researchers suggest

5/6/2011
Online Gaming With Real-World Friends Is Healthier: Study

Pastime is less isolating when it's a family affair, expert suggests

5/6/2011
Health Tip: Cut Back on Preschoolers' Fat

It's not too early to watch their diet

5/5/2011
Health Tip: Could Your Child Be Constipated?

Here are possible warning signs

5/5/2011
Obese Teens Lack Vitamin D, Study Finds

Whether raising levels would mitigate risks of being overweight remains unclear

5/4/2011
Secondhand Smoke May Trigger Nicotine Craving

Could make it hard for smokers to quit, easy for nonsmokers to start, researchers say

5/4/2011
Football Legend Steve Young Urges Kids, Parents to Play It Safe

Experts offer tips on how to help prevent youth sports injuries

5/4/2011
Treating Kids for Environmental Ills Costs U.S. $76B a Year

Left unchecked, pollution, chemicals, other toxins will continue to push health costs skyward, researchers say

5/2/2011
Soaring Costs Deprive Some Children of Medical Care

Excessive financial burden keeps parents from filling prescriptions, calling doctor, study finds

5/2/2011
Kids Specializing in One Sport More Likely to Get Hurt: Study

Growing bodies more vulnerable to repetitive injuries, intense play, researchers say

5/2/2011
Exercising While Learning Boosts Test Scores, Study Finds

When physical activity was combined with academic skills, elementary students retained more

5/2/2011
Mom's Exposure to Plastics Chemical Tied to Baby's Wheeze

Higher BPA levels in pregnancy doubled likelihood of breathing problem at 6 months, study says

5/2/2011
Secondhand Smoke Boosts Boys' Blood Pressure

Study finds it puts them at risk for hypertension later in life

5/2/2011
Family Meals Keep Kids Slimmer, Healthier, Study Finds

Eating together also reduces likelihood of eating disorders, researchers say

5/2/2011
4/29/2011
Low Vitamin D Levels Tied to Obesity in Kids

Fat accumulates as concentrations of the nutrient fall, and these changes differ by race, study finds

4/29/2011
You're Not Doing Your Teen Any Favors by Letting Them Drink

Study finds this permissive approach leads to alcohol-related problems later in life

4/29/2011
4/28/2011
Quick Screening May Help Spot Autism in Babies

Questionnaire targets 1-year-olds at well-baby check-ups

4/27/2011
No Long-Term Effects Seen From Anesthesia in Infancy

Study offers reassurance for parents of babies who need surgery, but more research urged

4/26/2011
Many Kids With Epilepsy Don't Take Meds as Prescribed: Study

Lower socioeconomic status raises chances of noncompliance, researchers report

4/25/2011
4/25/2011
Pediatricians Urge Better Protection From Chemicals

Children, pregnant women inadequately safeguarded from hazardous compounds, experts say

4/25/2011
Bullied Kids Showing Up in School Nurses' Offices

Those with physical complaints for no apparent cause 'may be getting picked on,' research finds

4/22/2011
Pregnant and Stressed May Mean Offspring Who Misbehave

Not the type of stress but the number of incidents has most effect, study finds

4/22/2011
HIV Kids Growing Up Well, Study Finds

With survival improved, researchers now look at long-term complications

4/22/2011
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Hits Teens, Too

Dutch study finds pediatricians more apt to diagnose the condition than general practitioners

4/21/2011
U.S. Parents Want Kids More Active During School Day: Poll

A third think elementary schools should devote more time to PE, survey finds

4/21/2011
Corticosteroid Creams Safe for Kids With Eczema: Study

Researchers saw no worrisome side effects for those using the often effective medications

4/21/2011
Pesticide Exposure in Pregnancy Linked to Lower IQ in Kids

Three new studies on organophosphates can't prove cause-and-effect, however

4/21/2011
Babies' Persistent Fussiness Could Mean Behavioral Woes Ahead

Study links problems in infancy to temper tantrums, aggressive actions and more

4/21/2011
Poverty Can Hinder a Child's Cognitive Development, Study Says

Family instability has no impact, researchers report

4/20/2011
Mexican-American Children Have High Levels of Flame-Retardants in Blood

Levels of the chemicals were much higher than among kids in Mexico, study finds

4/20/2011
Couch-Potato Kids: It Shows in Their Eyes, Researchers Say

Excess screen time, low physical activity linked to narrow retinal vessels, predicting poor heart health

4/20/2011
Kids' Eczema, Hay Fever Linked to Allergic Asthma Later

Children who have both conditions more likely to be asthmatic in their 40s, study says