Misc. Kid's Health News

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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

4/30/2010
Motor Skills Lag in Poor Preschoolers

Delays in running, catching, throwing lead to sedentary lifestyle, study finds

4/30/2010
Nasal Saline Rinses Reduce Ear Infections in Kids

Small study reports fewer acute infections after daily nasal washes

4/30/2010
Grandparents Play Vital Role for Autistic Children

Many help with child care, treatment decisions and political advocacy, survey finds

4/29/2010
Sunlight May Play Role in Multiple Sclerosis Risk

Adequate vitamin D in months before birth could be key, Australian study suggests

4/27/2010
OTC Drugs May Work Differently in Obese Kids

Researcher suggests considering weight factors when deciding dosage

4/27/2010
Anemia Harder to Treat in Black Children With Kidney Disease

Treatment tailored to reflect race may be needed, researchers suggest

4/27/2010
Educational Program Urges Parents to Immunize Kids

Campaign will explain serious threat of re-emerging diseases, AAP says

4/26/2010
Watching R-Rated Movies May Lead to Early Alcohol Use

Adult content changes kids' personalities, one expert says

4/26/2010
Health Tip: Offering Baby a Pacifier

Guidelines for new parents

4/23/2010
Early Surgery Best for Children With Hearing Loss

Cochlear implants yielded best results when put in those younger than 18 months

4/23/2010
Cat Allergy Doesn't Have to Mean Giving Up Kitty

For many feline fans, there are ways to live together happily, experts say

4/23/2010
Premature Birth Ups Risk of Long-Term Breathing Problems

Kids who were extreme preemies had double the risk of asthma by age 11, study found

4/23/2010
Allergy-Linked Mouth Breathing Spells Trouble for Kids

Children at risk for facial deformities, poor grades, dentists say

4/22/2010
Better Teachers Make for Stronger Young Readers

Twins' study shows quality instruction helps kids achieve their potential

4/22/2010
Traffic Seems to Make Kids' Asthma Worse

Analysis of Atlanta data links pollutants to ER visits

4/22/2010
4/21/2010
Managing Type 1 Diabetes Can Stress Teens

Glucose levels tend to rise, study finds, as youths control their own care

4/21/2010
Vaccine Now Misses Many Pneumococcal Infections in Kids

These bacteria can cause pneumonia and meningitis, researchers point out

4/19/2010
Genetics, Psychology May Trigger ADHD

Gene variant and sense of family discord implicated in new study

4/19/2010
Resistant Ringworm Common in Urban Elementary Schools

Study found infection rates highest among black children in kindergarten, first grade

4/16/2010
Respiratory Infections Major Cause of Childhood Deaths

New measures needed to prevent and treat RSV worldwide, researchers say

4/16/2010
Thin Girls May Face Higher Breast Cancer Risk as Adults

Finding may offer new ways to predict odds for the disease, researchers say

4/15/2010
Video Games Before Bed May Not Shortchange Slumber

Study found it took teens only few more minutes to fall asleep

4/14/2010
Play Creatively as a Kid, Be a Healthier Adult

Grown-ups need to stop restricting kids' activity, researcher says

4/13/2010
DNA Test Misses Virus That Causes Hearing Loss

Saliva test still better for detecting CMV in newborns, study finds

4/13/2010
4/12/2010
Early Detection May Prevent Preemie Vision Problems

Eye exams, subsequent therapy may ward off blindness, study finds

4/12/2010
Teen Drinking May Boost Breast Problems Later

As alcohol consumption increases, so does risk for non-cancerous breast disease, study finds

4/12/2010
Kids' Suicide Risk Same for All Antidepressants

Findings support FDA's 'black box' warning on all SSRIs, researchers say

4/12/2010
Spanking May Make a Child More Aggressive

Corporal punishment at 3 linked to behavior changes at age 5, study suggests

4/11/2010
Help Your Kids Stay Active

Join in, and make it fun, group urges

4/9/2010
Motivational Incentives Help Kids With ADHD

Combining behavioral approach with medication boosts performance, study finds

4/9/2010
Flu Vaccine With Both B Strains May Offer Better Protection

Adding second strain to seasonal shot would eliminate guesswork, researchers say

4/9/2010
Kids Often Misled About Child Abuse

Parents warn of stranger danger but not relatives or friends, survey finds

4/9/2010
Liver Disease May Go Undetected in Children

Many doctors misinterpret critical numbers, researchers say

4/9/2010
Schools Near High-Traffic Areas Increase Kids' Asthma Risks

Exposure to air-polluted environment impacts children's health, researchers say

4/9/2010
More Kids Falling Prey to Sports Overuse Injuries

New campaign highlights need for education and prevention

4/7/2010
Kids Need Parents' Help in Managing Type 1 Diabetes

Adherence to treatment declines if adults fail to monitor, study finds

4/7/2010
Health Tip: Exposure to Lead

Here's a list of common sources

4/6/2010
It Takes a Village to Help Babies Sleep Safely

Constant chorus of advice might prevent SIDS in more infants, study shows

4/6/2010
Health Tip: Babyproofing the House

Help keep your child safe

4/6/2010
Most Holiday Injuries to Kids Spurred by Everyday Mishaps

More than 500,000 a year wind up in ER during major U.S. holidays, researchers find

4/5/2010
Childhood Cancer Survivors At Higher Odds of Early Death

Life expectancy is reduced by 10 years on average, study finds

4/5/2010
Brain Glitch May Raise Some Girls' Odds of Depression

Study finds neural deficit in processing rewards and pleasure

4/5/2010
Health Tip: Signs That Your Child Needs a Nap

Make sure your little one gets enough sleep

4/5/2010
Wider Breast-Feeding Could Save Babies' Lives

It could also save U.S. $13 billion a year, study finds

4/2/2010
Unvaccinated Boys at Risk of Mumps-Linked Testicular Problem

Testicles can swell or atrophy as a result, researchers say

4/2/2010
Body Piercing: Sign of Deviance or Normal Practice?

Piercings suggest need to assess self-image, mental health, researchers say