Misc. Kid's Health News

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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
6/21/2010
Ear Tubes Appear to Be Safe Before Cochlear Implantation

No adverse effects noted in pediatric study

6/21/2010
Cartoon Characters Sell Kids on Unhealthy Foods

Using likes of Shrek and Dora to market treats should be banned, researcher says

6/21/2010
PCBs May Weaken Kids' Vaccination Response

Early exposure may undermine reaction to diphtheria and tetanus shots, study finds

6/18/2010
Summer Vacation May Set Back Kids' Language Skills

Poor kids in bilingual families need extra support, study says

6/17/2010
Prognosis Good for Most Children With Epilepsy: Study

Kids whose seizures are unrelated to underlying disease or brain damage likely to go into remission, researchers find

6/16/2010
Local Murders Linked to Poor School Performance

Lower scores in reading, verbal tests noted when homicide occurs nearby, study finds

6/16/2010
Playtime with Parents May Shape Gender Roles

Fathers more assertive, moms more helpful when playing with tots, study shows

6/16/2010
Health Tip: When Kids Have Separation Anxiety

Here's a list of classic symptoms

6/16/2010
Parents Ill-Informed About Kids' Concussion Risks

But most support strict head injury guidelines for school sports, survey shows

6/15/2010
6/14/2010
'Normal' Blood Pressure in Male Teens a Warning Sign

Those with slight hike more likely than girls to develop hypertension later, study shows

6/14/2010
Teen Boys Who Attempt Suicide More Likely to Abuse as Adults

Men with this history are more prone to hit and injure partner, study shows

6/14/2010
Stricter Rules Can Steer Kids Away From TV

And physically active kids watch less television, researchers report

6/14/2010
Harmless Brain Abnormalities in Kids Pose Disclosure Dilemmas

Doctors need guidelines for discussing anomalies found in 'routine' MRIs, researchers say