Misc. Kid's Health News

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5/24/2010
'Button' Batteries Killing, Disabling Children

Researchers call for safety controls to prevent more tragedies from accidental swallowings

5/23/2010
Parents Want Electronic Access to Their Children's Docs: Survey

E-mail, Internet access could reduce frustration, researchers say

5/21/2010
Communication Program Didn't Improve Autism Symptoms

But it did enhance parent-child interaction, study found

5/21/2010
Health Reform Should Provide Insurance to Many Young Adults

Some provisions start in September and will make coverage more affordable, easier to get, report says

5/21/2010
Heart Disease Among Childhood Cancer Survivors Tied to Gene Mutations

Children with certain variants who were treated with low-dose cancer drug at higher risk, study shows

5/20/2010
A Protein Links Alzheimer's, Down Syndrome

Amyloid-beta accumulates in eyes of Down-affected patients, spurring cataracts, study finds

5/19/2010
Meaningful Conversations Boost Kids' Language Skills

Give-and-take discussions help them gain skills needed for school success, study shows

5/19/2010
Health Tip: Change Diapers Safely

Suggestions for using a changing table

5/19/2010
Infants Vulnerable to Measles Before 1st Shot

Inherited immunity wears off, putting kids at risk, study finds

5/19/2010
Alcohol Companies Use New Media to Lure Young Drinkers: Report

Spirits industry says it's committed to responsible online advertising

5/18/2010
Exercise Can Spur Wheezing, Even in Healthy Kids

Asthma-like symptoms surprised researchers

5/17/2010
Kids' Psychological Problems Have Long-Term Effects

Lower pay, fewer marriages among those who had depression, substance abuse in youth, study finds

5/17/2010
Health Tip: Giving Your Newborn a Bath

Make it pleasant and comfortable

5/16/2010
Guard Kids' Eyes Against Long-Term Sun Damage

Youngsters are especially vulnerable to harmful rays, experts warn

5/14/2010
Dyslexia Linked to Differences in Brain Circuitry

Scans picked up structural variations in critical 'white matter,' researchers say

5/14/2010
Doctors Can Use Rotavirus Vaccine Again: FDA

Contaminant found in March no health risk, agency says

5/14/2010
Parent Involvement in Grade School Boosts Child's Social Skills

Research also shows students are less aggressive and disruptive

5/14/2010
Most High Schoolers Today Cheat

But they may not always realize they're cheating, researchers say

5/14/2010
Rotavirus Vaccine Helps Kids Avoid Severe Gastro Illness

In 2008, an estimated 55,000 hospitalizations were prevented in U.S., researchers say

5/13/2010
Genetic Pattern May Predict Leukemia Relapse

Children could be screened, treated more aggressively if deemed at risk, researchers say

5/13/2010
Rate of Childhood Peanut Allergies More Than Triples

Researchers can't explain increase in last decade, although actual number is still small

5/13/2010
Health Tip: Help Prevent Heat Rash

Keep baby cool and comfy

5/13/2010
Sugar Before Shots Helps Infants Cope

Fewer tears are shed when babies get sweet solution before injections, review finds

5/12/2010
Talking to Mom by Phone May Relieve a Daughter's Stress

Her voice works as well as a hug in regulating hormones in girls' brains, study finds

5/12/2010
Almost Half of Deaths in Kids Under 5 Occur in 5 Countries

Two-thirds of cases due to infectious diseases, researchers report

5/11/2010
Health Tip: Before the Babysitter Cares for Your Child

Here are suggestions for what parents should do

5/10/2010
Health Tip: Sign Up Your Child for a Sport

Here are issues to consider first

5/8/2010
Obese Kids May Be More Likely to Snore

They also develop sleep apnea more often than slimmer children, study finds

5/7/2010
Health Tip: Ways to Treat Positional Plagiocephaly

Alternate the position of baby's head

5/6/2010
Health Tip: Coping With Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis

Suggestions to help soothe symptoms

5/5/2010
Stress Hormones Predict Trouble for Kids Left in Abusive Homes

Specific hormonal pattern tied to later psychological problems, researchers say

5/5/2010
Inbreeding Possible Factor in Deaths of Darwin's Children

Three died young and another three could not have children of their own, researchers say

5/5/2010
Car Crashes Leading Cause of Teen Deaths in U.S.

But CDC report finds murder, suicide and illnesses also kill many teens

5/5/2010
FDA Found Bacteria in Ingredients for Recalled Tylenol, Benadryl

Agency also cited maker Johnson & Johnson for 'numerous deficiencies' at plant

5/4/2010
H1N1 Fears Led to Overcrowded ERs

Last year's scare had people rushing for care even before the disease appeared, study shows

5/4/2010
Misinformation About Vaccine Safety Puts Kids at Risk of Illness

More than one-third of U.S. parents surveyed had delayed or refused early childhood immunizations

5/4/2010
5/4/2010
Smoking While Pregnant May Raise Psychiatric Risks in Kids

Study found the more cigarettes a woman smoked, the greater the chances

5/3/2010
Effects of TV, Drug Exposures in Early Life May Be Long-Lasting

Fetal and early childhood environment helps shape later outcomes, studies show

5/3/2010
Involved Parents Less Likely to Raise Bullies

Knowing your children's friends and good communication are key, study finds

5/3/2010
Parent Error Common When Medicating Chronically Ill Kids

Even well-educated parents need more help with lifesaving drug regimens, study finds

5/3/2010
Bullies Target Obese Kids

Being overweight is prime factor regardless of race, family income, study finds

5/3/2010
Kids Raised by Relatives Face Increased Health Risks

Extra support is needed when children don't live with a parent, expert says

5/3/2010
Teens' Facebook Sex Talk May Not Be Just Talk

Sexual references signal intent to have intercourse, study finds

5/3/2010
Child Abuse Head Injuries Rise as Economy Falls

Study found almost twice as many per month in a downturn

5/3/2010
Parents of Autistic Children Turning to Alternative Treatments

Little research supports most options, but families driven by need to help, experts say

5/3/2010
Many Kids With Hepatitis C Are Missed

Untreated, the infection can lead to liver damage, liver cancer, researcher says

5/2/2010
Kids Suffer When Parents Choose Between Health Care, Bills

Children in these homes are at greater risk of developmental delays, hospitalization, study finds

5/1/2010
Drug Maker Recalls More Than 40 Allergy, Cold Meds for Kids

Medicines involved in the voluntary action include Tylenol, Tylenol Plus, Motrin and Benadryl

5/1/2010
Comprehensive Plan May Help Control Children's Asthma

Hospital visits declined following family education classes, study shows