Misc. Kid's Health News

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2/7/2011
Most ADHD Kids Have Multiple Conditions, Study Says

Two-thirds face other struggles, such as learning disabilities, anxiety, speech problems, data shows

2/7/2011
Prenatal Exposure to Pesticides May Harm Kids' Development

At age 3, children of mothers exposed to highest levels were adversely affected, researchers find

2/7/2011
Kids' Rising Obesity Rates Due to Bad Habits, Not Genes: Study

Sedentary lifestyles, poor food choices must be addressed to reverse trend, researcher says

2/7/2011
Community Has a Role in Health of Low-Income Kids

Study suggests social connections protect poor teens against smoking, obesity

2/7/2011
Giving Baby Solid Foods Too Early Linked to Obesity Later

But the risk was found only in bottle-fed babies, study reports

2/7/2011
Too Many Hours on the Job May Put Teens at Risk

Schoolwork, behavior may suffer when high schoolers work more than 20 hours a week, study says

2/6/2011
Frequent Pitching Could Harm Kids' Shoulders, Elbows

They should pitch no more than 100 innings per calendar year, and some less, experts say

2/4/2011
Quality of Family Mealtimes May Affect Kids' Asthma

Keeping dinner conversation free from TV, disruptions linked to better health, study found

2/4/2011
Good Child Care May Help Make Up for Troubled Homes

Positive experiences can give preschoolers a healthier outlook on life, researchers say

2/4/2011
Bilingual People More Adept at Learning Third Language

Israeli study finds 6th graders who spoke both Russian and Hebrew picked up English more easily

2/4/2011
Rare Children's Strokes Sometimes Misdiagnosed

MRI might be a better way to identify ischemic strokes, researchers say

2/4/2011
The More Mom Works, the Heavier Her Kids Get: Study

Changes in eating, sleeping habits might explain the trend, researcher says

2/4/2011
H1N1 Flu Vaccine Very Effective: Study

Canadian researchers focused on children and younger adults

2/4/2011
Restrictive Diet May Reduce ADHD Symptoms

But researchers add that not all kids helped; long-term effectiveness unknown

2/2/2011
Parents Have Stronger Relationship When Dad Plays With Kids

But when father shared caregiving duties, researchers found conflicts

2/2/2011
United States Sees Record Drop in Teen Births From 2007-09

Notable decreases found across all racial and ethnic groups, CDC says

2/2/2011
Better Nutrition Seems to Help Preemies With Lung Disease

Babies with above-average weight gain showed the most improvement, small study finds

2/1/2011
Pediatricians Issue New Vaccination Recommendations

Meningitis, whooping cough targeted in new schedule

2/1/2011
Girls Win When They Play Video Games With Parents: Study

Co-playing age-appropriate games can improve behavior, family connections, findings suggest

2/1/2011
Children May Pack on Pounds After Tonsillectomy

Doctors should consider patient's weight before resorting to surgery, researcher says

1/30/2011
Running-Related Injuries on the Rise in U.S. Kids: Study

Formal guidelines needed to help adults teach children the proper way to run, expert suggests

1/29/2011
Multiple Concussions Raise Teen Athletes' Health Risks

Two or more head injuries can lead to problems with memory, sleep and headaches, study finds

1/28/2011
Teens With Food Allergies May Feel Unsafe at School

Younger children report feeling more confident because of greater supervision, small study finds

1/27/2011
Kids Fed Unhealthy Foods Learn to Prefer Them

U.S. preschoolers able to recognize fast-food, cola brand images, study found

1/26/2011
Fear of Scary Things May Be Learned

Experiments reveal that kids pick up fears quickly and early

1/25/2011
Changing Parental Behavior May Help Obese Kids Lose Weight

Young children of parents who took classes in nutrition, exercise kept weight off for 2 years

1/25/2011
Health Tip: Baby Spitting Up?

Here are suggestions to help avoid the problem

1/24/2011
Self-Control Could Turn Kids Into Successful Adults

Children who display persistence, patience at age 3 become healthier, wealthier, study finds

1/24/2011
Preparing Small Doses of Medication From Syringes Called Risky

Errors involving powerful drugs such as morphine dangerous for babies, small children, study finds

1/24/2011
Insufficient, Irregular Sleep Tied to Kids' Obesity

Making up for lost shuteye on weekends seems to help, study finds

1/23/2011
For Safe Sledding, Follow These Tips

Helmets can help prevent serious head injuries, experts say

1/22/2011
Snow Shoveling Injuries Affect Old and Young, Expert Warns

Problems ranging from heart attacks to horseplay lead many shovelers to ERs each year

1/21/2011
Severe Mental Health Disorders Untreated in Many U.S. Teens

Shortage of mental health specialists for children likely to be a growing problem, experts warn

1/21/2011
Families of Deployed Military Carry Heavy Load

Study finds kids, spouses take on extra chores, suffer stress

1/21/2011
Childhood Last Name Predicts Whether You Buy Early, Late: Study

Memories of always being last in line spur 'late alphabet consumers' to buy early

1/21/2011
Pets May Pass Illnesses to Owners

Sleeping with or being licked by dogs or cats can be conduit for disease, experts warn

1/20/2011
Sleep Study May Be Advisable Before Removing Tonsils, Adenoids

The point is to identify children likely to have post-op respiratory complications, study says

1/20/2011
Parents' Divorce May Contribute to Suicidal Thoughts Years Later

For men, other childhood stressors increase risk even more, study finds

1/20/2011
Nearly Half of Americans Still Suspect Vaccine-Autism Link

18% don't trust measles-mumps-rubella shot, and 30% are undecided, Harris Interactive/HealthDay poll finds

1/19/2011
Metal Tongue Piercings Linked to Raised Infection Risks

Study found plastic studs harbored less bacteria

1/18/2011
Genetics Could Play Role in Teen Drinking

In study, getting drunk to cope with negative feelings was tied to certain DNA

1/17/2011
Poverty May Keep Kids From Full Genetic Potential

Study finds disparities between rich, poor show up by age 2

1/17/2011
Cigarette Ads Do Spur Teens to Light Up, Study Finds

The more advertisements they saw, the more likely they were to smoke, researchers say

1/17/2011
Friends a Big Influence on Grades in Middle School: Study

'Pro-social' crowd does better, especially when avoiding troublemakers, findings show

1/17/2011
Video Game 'Addiction' Tied to Depression, Anxiety in Kids

Impulsive or socially inept children more likely to get hooked, study suggests

1/14/2011
Overweight Young Adults Often Have Overweight Friends, Sweethearts

But those who have friends trying to lose weight also more likely to try to shed pounds, researchers say

1/13/2011
Write Your Test Stress Away

Study found that putting fears, anxieties on paper improved student performance

1/13/2011
Simple Screen May Help Spot Depression in College Students

A 7-question survey in the health center waiting room could save lives, researcher says

1/13/2011
U.S. Aims to Make School Lunches Healthier

Less salt and fat, more fruits and veggies on the menu, USDA proposes

1/13/2011
Bottle Rockets Can Cause Serious Eye Injuries in Kids

Protective eyewear urged, even for bystanders, whenever these fireworks are used