Misc. Kid's Health News

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8/10/2010
Many Parents Fret Over Time Kids Spend on Phones, Computers

Survey sponsors urge parents to use media to communicate with teens

8/10/2010
Gardening, Cooking Parties Double Kids' Veggie Consumption

Researchers report that eight-week program reaped big rewards among kindergarteners

8/9/2010
Health Tip: Teach Kids to Swim

To help reduce drowning risk

8/9/2010
Your Pet's Food Dish Could Serve Up Salmonella

Study tracks the gut bugs' progress from tainted dry food to children's tummies

8/8/2010
For College Freshmen, Leaving Home May Bring Mixed Emotions

University offers helpful advice to ease transition for students and their parents

8/8/2010
Fractures a Costly Cause of High School Sports Injury

95% require expensive diagnostic imaging, study finds

8/7/2010
Back-to-School Tips on Backpack Safety

Four factors keep students from shouldering a too-heavy load

8/6/2010
How Parents Come to Accept Down Syndrome Diagnosis

Grief usually turns into joy, resilience, experts say

8/6/2010
Health Tip: Understanding Torticollis

When an infant's neck tilts to one side

8/6/2010
Rotavirus Vaccine Trials Show Positive Results in Africa, Asia

Oral vaccine can potentially save infants' lives in developing world, two studies find

8/5/2010
Tongue Piercing Can Cause Costly Gap in Front Teeth

One woman's experience suggests a risk; other potential problems include gum trauma, infection

8/5/2010
Type 2 Diabetes Might Harm Young Brain, Study Suggests

Obese teens with blood sugar disease did worse on cognition tests

8/5/2010
U.S. Military Surgeons Saving Children's Lives in Afghanistan

War, poverty and lack of doctors take toll on youngsters' well-being

8/5/2010
'Body Checking' Not to Blame for Most Ice Hockey Injuries: Study

The majority of youth players are not hurt intentionally, researchers say

8/4/2010
Health Tip: Where to Clean Your Newborn

Baby probably doesn't need a daily bath

8/3/2010
Lack of Food Puts Kids at Risk for Asthma, Other Chronic Ills

Repeated episodes of hunger linked to long-term poor health, study found

8/3/2010
Foster Kids Gain From Mentoring, Relationship Skills

Quality programs can boost their mental health, study finds

8/3/2010
One Therapy Session in ER Can Cut Teen Violence

Study found quick intervention would prevent one episode for every 10 kids seen

8/3/2010
Signs of Autism May Show in Early Infancy

Abnormal arm muscle tone, visual processing evident in month-old babies, study says

8/2/2010
Western Diet Populates Kids' Stomachs With Bad Bacteria

Study found African children who ate more natural diet, were breast-fed longer had more good bacteria

8/2/2010
Addictive Internet Use Tied to Depression in Teens

Even healthy ones can run into trouble with too much use, researchers say

8/2/2010
Health Tip: Skateboard Safely

What to do to protect yourself

7/31/2010
Seasonal Changes Can Put Teens' Sleep/Wake Cycles Off Track

Longer daylight hours in spring spur hormonal changes linked to late bedtimes, less sleep, study finds

7/31/2010
Athletes Need to Protect Against Heat Stroke: Expert

Taking simple steps during summer sports can prevent potentially fatal illness, athletic trainer says

7/30/2010
Mom's Weight Before Pregnancy May Affect Weight of Child

Women overweight/obese before conceiving more likely to have overweight/obese kids: study

7/30/2010
Health Tip: Does Your Child Have a Behavior Disorder?

When behavior goes beyond typical mischief or rebellion

7/29/2010
Story-Telling More Difficult for Brain-Injured Children: Study

Parents can help by spending more time developing narratives, researchers suggest

7/29/2010
Increased Risk of Violence Among Unsupervised Teen Groups

Hanging out with no adult presence a recipe for violence even in 'good' neighborhoods, study finds

7/29/2010
Black Teens May Need Higher Vitamin D Supplementation

Even with sun exposure, levels were deficient in this vulnerable group, researchers say

7/29/2010
Cuvposa Approved for Chronic Drooling in Children

Primarily those with neurological disorders

7/29/2010
Health Tip: Dealing With Separation Anxiety

Help ease your youngster's fear

7/29/2010
Kids Adopted By Same-Sex Couples 'Thriving': Researcher

No reason to prevent gay, lesbian prospective parents from adopting, study says

7/28/2010
In Young Girls, Obesity Linked to Early Puberty, Analysis Reveals

Unanswered questions remain, including psychological impact, researcher says

7/28/2010
Teens With ADHD Often Have Trouble Completing High School

Dropping out or delayed graduation most common among kids with attention disorder, study finds

7/28/2010
Level of Parent-Child Conflict Seems to Differ Among Nations

Study finds higher rates of disharmony in U.S. families

7/27/2010
Health Tip: Taking a Plane Trip With Baby

Suggestions to help keep the infant calm

7/27/2010
Mom's Affection Helps Babies Grow Into Less Stressed Adults

Study finds link between maternal attention, child's mental state decades later

7/26/2010
Witness Testimony May Be Affected By Negative Feelings

In 'emotional memory' test, kids' accuracy was poor, but better than adults: study

7/26/2010
Make Sure Your Kids Are Safe in the Water

Drowning can happen 'quickly, silently, and without notice,' expert warns

7/26/2010
Childhood Cancer May Be Linked to Later Heart Problems

27% of survivors had long-term cardiac dysfunction, Dutch study found

7/25/2010
Playgrounds More Fun When Safety Rules Come Into Play

More than 200,000 U.S. kids go from the playground to the hospital each year, group reports

7/24/2010
Each Summer, Falls Top the List of Ways Kids Get Hurt

Injuries are often 'predictable and preventable,' expert says

7/23/2010
Colleges Not Doing Enough to Combat Student Drinking: Report

More focus urged for monitoring illegal sales of alcohol and limiting number of alcohol outlets

7/23/2010
Urge Kids to Drink Water During Hot Weather: Expert

Make sure it's readily available and watch for signs of dehydration, doctor advises

7/22/2010
7/22/2010
Giving Kids Booze, Medicines Can Be Child Abuse

Parents' motives range from punishment or sedation to amusement, research suggests

7/21/2010
Health Tip: Treating Cradle Cap

Scaliness and redness on a baby's scalp

7/20/2010
Economic Status May Affect Kids' Hearing Aid Care

Medicaid patients experience more problems after cochlear implant, report shows

7/20/2010
Health Tip: Weaning Baby from a Bottle

Suggestions for 'upgrading' to a cup

7/19/2010
Parents Can Help Limit Kids' Exposure to Medical Imaging

Expert advises asking some questions before allowing X-rays or CT scans