Misc. Kid's Health News

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4/19/2011
Minority Kids With Heart Defects More Likely to Die in Childhood

Black children affected have 32% greater odds of dying before five than white peers, study finds

4/19/2011
Most Parents Vaccinate Kids, Trust Docs' Advice on Shots

Yet too many still rely on misinformation from celebrities, survey says

4/19/2011
Health Tip: Kid-Proof Your Bathroom

Safety suggestions to keep children safe from injury

4/19/2011
Too Many Parents Think Injuries Are 'Part of the Game'

But half of team-sports injuries are preventable, survey says

4/18/2011
Support May Help Curb Suicide Among Gay Youths

Study finds marked benefit from student groups and anti-bullying policies in schools

4/18/2011
Parents Want Genetic Testing for Kids: Study

But direct-to-consumer screening for children can backfire, experts say

4/15/2011
Early School Start Tied to More Teen Crashes: Study

Other research finds one-hour delay improves teenagers' attentiveness

4/14/2011
Kids May Mimic How Parents Handle Pain

Study detects familial style of coping, even among adult children

4/14/2011
Parents, Saying 'Um' and 'Uh' May Aid Learning

These pauses in speech alert toddlers to pay attention, researchers say

4/14/2011
With Safety Devices in Place, Kids' Injuries Decline: Study

Researchers urge broader use in the home of outlet covers, cabinet locks and more

4/13/2011
Youth Football Injuries on the Rise, Study Finds

Researchers say more efforts must be made to protect young athletes

4/13/2011
Wearing a Cast? Be Careful How You Scratch That Itch

Experts advise against using pencils, other items to ease the discomfort

4/13/2011
'Best' Places to Live With Autism All in Major Metro Areas: Survey

Even so, three-fourths of families polled nationwide said they had difficulty accessing needed services

4/12/2011
Driver Errors Explain Most Teen Crashes, Experts Say

Inexperience, not reckless driving, causes most collisions, study finds

4/11/2011
Obese Kids' Wrist Size May Predict Heart Disease

Circumference gives clue to insulin resistance, researchers say

4/11/2011
Sleep Problems May Linger After Childhood Cancer

Survivors face memory, attention deficits due to fatigue years later, study suggests

4/11/2011
Having Kids Might Make Young Women Heavier, Less Fit

Study found they consumed more calories, exercised less

4/10/2011
Successful Schools May Help Keep Kids Out of Trouble

Students more likely to avoid drugs, booze, fights in schools that perform well academically, study finds

4/9/2011
Spinal Fusion for Scoliosis Seems Effective Years Later: Study

Spines remain healthy a decade after surgery, researchers say

4/8/2011
College 101: Cellphones, Laptops, Music Players

After giving them up for a day, students in 10 different countries were miserable, study found

4/8/2011
Short Bursts of Exercise Good for the Heart: Study

And it's not as time-consuming as less strenuous workouts, researchers say

4/8/2011
Hookah Use Common Among College Students, Survey Finds

Many wrongly think water pipe use is safer than cigarettes, results from North Carolina show

4/8/2011
Health Tip: Storing Breast Milk

Suggestions for safe freezing

4/7/2011
Doctors Most Trusted Source of Vaccine Information, Study Finds

But parents also pay attention to government, celebrities and other parents

4/6/2011
Autism Diagnoses Still More Likely in Richer Neighborhoods

But as awareness grows, gap is narrowing, study finds

4/5/2011
Girls in Some Sports Face Raised Risk of Stress Fractures: Study

More than 8 hours a week of basketball, gymnastics or cheerleading doubled chances

4/5/2011
As CT Scans of Kids Soar, Experts Urge Oversight

Imaging most often ordered for head injury, abdominal pain and headache, study finds

4/5/2011
Health Tip: Getting My Child to Go to Sleep

Establish a bedtime routine

4/4/2011
Could Pop Music Be Linked to Depression?

Preliminary study found those who listened to lots of tunes had raised risk

4/4/2011
Evidence Weak to Support Many Medications for Autism: Study

Anti-psychotics may help control disruptive behaviors, but side effects called significant

4/3/2011
Pediatrics Group Offers Guidelines to Keep Young Campers Safe, Healthy

Involve kids in camp selection, get med check-ups and discuss homesickness beforehand

4/2/2011
Tips for Keeping Young Athletes Safe

Doctor's OK recommended before kids start playing sports, expert says

4/1/2011
Many Moms Have Kids With Different Dads, U.S. Study Finds

28% of women with two or more offspring have children by more than one man, analysis showed

3/31/2011
For Young Kids With Pneumonia, Timing of Antibiotic Critical: Study

Delaying treatment just a few hours can prolong hospital stay, researchers find

3/31/2011
Are Some Kids Overscheduled?

Experts debate pros, cons of highly programmed childhood

3/31/2011
Common Birth Defect May Be Linked to Migraine With Aura

Small study found half of kids with these severe headaches also had congenital heart problem

3/31/2011
Health Tip: Help Prevent Toddler Falls

Suggestions to help keep them safe

3/30/2011
Babies Who Sleep in Smokers' Rooms Face 'Thirdhand' Smoke

Spanish study found nicotine levels in infants' hair 3 times higher than those who slept elsewhere

3/30/2011
Childhood Mental Health Woes Could Hurt Adult Romance, Finance

Study found more trouble with relationships, earning potential

3/29/2011
Death Rates of Children, Young Adults Show Reversal

Global improvements among kids 4 and under not matched among those 15 to 24, study finds

3/28/2011
Teens' Weight Loss Surgery May Weaken Bones

Benefits may still exceed risks, but experts urge caution for young patients

3/28/2011
Teens Who Smoke Early Often Try Pot Later, Study Finds

If they first lit up at 12, they were 26 times more likely to try pot by 17

3/28/2011
Social Media Has Good and Bad Effects on Kids: Experts

Sites like Facebook build communities, but bullying, 'sexting' can occur too, pediatrics group says

3/26/2011
Expert Shares Spring Break Safety Tips

Consider the ground rules before your college student takes off

3/25/2011
Study Highlights How Moms' Depression, Anger Stresses Kids

Research looked at stress hormone levels in saliva from 3 year olds

3/25/2011
Primary Care Docs Often Overlook Short Stature in Girls

Boys more likely to be checked for a medical cause for height deficiency, study finds

3/25/2011
Interest in Toys May Predict Success of Autism Home Therapy

Tots who played the least seemed to benefit most from parent-guided autism program, study found

3/25/2011
Prenatal Alcohol Exposure Linked to Behavior Problems in Teens

Moms' daily consumption in first trimester associated with tripled risk, study finds

3/24/2011
Children With Tourette Syndrome Have Better Motor Control, Study Finds

Enhanced abilities likely result from brain changes linked to constantly repressing tics, researchers say

3/23/2011
Many Obese Moms and Kids Underestimate Their Weight

Where obesity is common, overweight people may look normal, study finds