Misc. Kid's Health News

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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

7/16/2010
Kids Who Do Poorly in School More Likely to Become Bullies

Youngsters who have trouble resolving problems with others also at risk of becoming bullies, victims or both, researchers say

7/16/2010
Major Fast Food Chains Have Reduced Trans Fats

McDonald's, Burger King and Wendy's sizzle increasingly fewer fries in the unhealthful fats, study shows

7/15/2010
Mom's Mental State Influenced Kids' Well-Being After 9/11: Study

Children fared worse when mothers struggled with PTSD, depression, researchers say

7/14/2010
Medical Studies Involving Kids May Be Prone to Bias

Industry-funded trials at greater risk of distortion than nonprofit or government-sponsored: review

7/14/2010
1 in 5 Parents Missed Work for H1N1 School Closings: Survey

But many students visited places other than home, finds CDC report

7/14/2010
Mood Disorders Going Undetected in U.S. Children

Without treatment, anxiety and depression can plague kids through adult years, experts warn

7/13/2010
Program Teaches Parents How to Nurture Healthy Eaters

Early feeding practices can play critical role in kids' eating patterns, study suggests

7/12/2010
Eye Chart Exams for Teens May Miss Vision Problems

The tests detect nearsightedness accurately but not farsightedness or astigmatism, study shows

7/12/2010
Survey Links Puberty to Violent Behavior

U.S.-Australian study finds mid-stage puberty a time for trouble

7/12/2010
Coping Therapies Unlikely to Ease Kids' Stem Cell Treatment: Study

Massage, relaxation intervention produced no significant benefits, researchers say

7/12/2010
Health Tip: Help Prevent Burnout

Share responsibilities and make time for fun

7/12/2010
Screening Guidelines Miss Many Kids With High Cholesterol

Researchers suggest that universal testing may be a better option

7/10/2010
Parents Urged to Enforce Proper Use of Child Safety Seats

Strict adherence to guidelines essential to help prevent disability, death, doctor says

7/9/2010
For Teenage Girls, Competition Cuts Both Ways: Study

But teens of both sexes win when their goal is self-improvement, researchers suggest

7/9/2010
As Parents Lose Jobs, Kids Often Lose Out on Health Care

Unemployment greatly ups odds that children will face gaps in care, study finds

7/9/2010
Childhood Obesity Boosts Risk of GERD

Extremely obese older children have a 40 percent higher risk of the painful digestive disease, researchers say

7/8/2010
Decline in U.S. Teen Smoking Rate Stalls

Goal of reducing rate to 16 percent by 2010 won't be met, CDC says

7/8/2010
Low-Income Children Not Getting Adequate Dental Care

California study finds those covered by public health insurance less likely to make regular visits, if they go at all

7/8/2010
Health Tip: Help Prevent Choking While Eating

Things you can do to protect your child

7/8/2010
Babies Born Poor Often Remain Poor

Supports for low-income families could improve outcomes, study suggests

7/7/2010
Health Tip: Protect Children From Sunburn

Use sunscreen and limit exposure

7/7/2010
Relentless Heat Threatens Your Health

Kids, elderly are most vulnerable, but experts say simple steps can help

7/6/2010
Too Much Screen Time Can Threaten Attention Span

Kids, young adults who overdo TV, video games almost twice as likely to have problems, study finds

7/6/2010
Kids See Fewer Ads for Sweets, More for Fast Food: Study

Analysis of TV advertising also uncovers racial gap, researchers say

7/4/2010
Children, Elderly Need Protection From Soaring Temperatures

Family, neighbors can save lives through simple precautions, researchers say

7/3/2010
Leave July 4 Fireworks to the Pros

Fireworks caused two deaths and nearly 9,000 injuries in 2009, report says

7/2/2010
Effects of Mom's Favoritism May Last Into Adulthood

Perception of unequal treatment hurts all siblings, researchers say

7/2/2010
'Family-Centered Rounds' for Pediatric Patients Applauded

Including families in hospital discussions benefits trainees, children, parents, study finds

7/1/2010
Hospital Visits for Underage Drinking Soar on July 4 Weekend

And 5,000 deaths of people under age 21 are linked to alcohol each year, U.S. study says

6/30/2010
Exercise May Guard Girls Against Dementia in Senior Years

But researchers stress it's not clear if activity directly lowers risk

6/29/2010
Teen Girls Becoming More Open to Drugs, Alcohol

U.S. survey finds change in attitudes from only a year earlier

6/28/2010
Kids With Coordination Disorder More Likely to Be Overweight

Condition may interfere with physical activity, researchers say

6/28/2010
Health Tip: Dealing With Picky Eaters

Suggestions to get them to eat

6/28/2010
When Parents Smoke, Kids' Weight, Behavior May Suffer

Research suggests tie between lighting up and child's health, although cause-and-effect not clear

6/28/2010
Combo Vaccine Raises Risk of Fever-Related Seizures in Kids

MMR, varicella vaccines given separately seem safer, though real risk still rare, study finds

6/24/2010
Warm But Watchful Parents Can Keep Kids From Heavy Drinking

Parenting style has a lot to do with whether bad habits form, survey finds

6/24/2010
Mold May Trigger Severe Asthma in Some Folks

Certain gene variants appear to increase risk of serious exacerbations, study finds

6/23/2010
Health Tip: If Your Child Stutters

Here are suggestions for parents

6/23/2010
Study Clears Cell Phone Towers of Childhood Cancer Connection

Proximity during pregnancy doesn't appear to raise risk of leukemia, brain tumors, researchers say

6/22/2010
Cavities in Baby Teeth May Come From Poor Food Choices

Dental office a good place to offer education on kids' nutrition, researcher says

6/22/2010
Religious Teens Seem Less Prone to Alcohol Abuse

But piety only trumps genetic tendencies until early adulthood, study finds

6/22/2010