Misc. Kid's Health News

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1/6/2011
No Surgery for Moderate Tonsillitis, New Guidelines Say

Experts draft standards to help doctors identify, manage tonsillectomy patients

1/6/2011
Infant Organ Donors Could Help Meet Transplant Needs: Study

Some good could come from tragic loss, researchers suggest

1/5/2011
Chickenpox Vaccine Cuts Hospitalization Rates: Study

Immunization program reduces illness and disease-related costs, researchers say

1/4/2011
Survey Finds Much Victimization of Children Goes Unreported

Percentage of cases revealed to authorities has risen, experts say, but many remain hidden

1/4/2011
U.S. Kids Getting Lots of Radiation Scans, Study Finds

Experts say more X-rays, CT scans require greater effort to ensure safety

1/3/2011
In U.S., Obesity Afflicts Even Some of the Tiniest Tots

Study points out the problem, but reasons remain unclear

12/30/2010
For Many, Sledding Ends in Dash to the ER

Experts offer tips on how to keep kids safe while enjoying winter play

12/30/2010
ER Visits by Underage Drinkers Spike on New Year's

Adults urged to talk to kids about dangers of alcohol use at this time of year

12/29/2010
Health Tip: Playtime Is Important

It helps your child learn and grow

12/28/2010
Preteens With Conduct Disorders Risk Violence, Delinquency as Teens

Those who fought, stole, bullied and destroyed property as youngsters more likely to be arrested later on: study

12/28/2010
Many Parents Frown on Kids' Internet Use, Survey Says

They worry about diminished time spent with friends, family

12/28/2010
Hearing Loss Rising Among Teen Girls, Study Finds

Increasing, unprotected exposure to loud club and concert music may be to blame, researchers say

12/28/2010
Health Tip: Keep Emergency Phone Numbers on Hand

Especially when caring for young children

12/24/2010
12/23/2010
Doctor Shortage Adds to Pain of Juvenile Arthritis

Specialists can be hard to find, but new treatment method has shown success, experts say

12/23/2010
Lifetime of Arthritis Has Not Held Back Teen

College student diagnosed at age 3 has tried gymnastics, pole vaulting and more

12/22/2010
Single Embryo Beat Double Embryo Transfer in IVF Study

Procedure using 1 embryo was 5 times more likely to result in birth of a healthy baby

12/21/2010
Kids With Autism May Lack Key Visual Skills, Study Finds

They have difficulty searching effectively for objects in real-life setting, researchers say

12/20/2010
Brain Imaging May Predict Dyslexia Gains

By analyzing key regions, researchers say they detected which teens could improve reading skills

12/20/2010
Do Breast-Fed Baby Boys Grow Into Better Students?

Those nursed at least six months outscored peers at age 10, study found

12/17/2010
Violent Video Games Don't Predict Aggressive Behavior

New study takes issue with current thinking, points to depression instead

12/17/2010
Sickle Cell May Be Hidden Danger to Young Athletes

Two young football players have died this year from condition known as exertional sickling

12/17/2010
Not Just the Newest Toys Hold Risks for Kids

Danger lurks among tricycles as well as battery- and magnet-loaded gadgets, experts warn

12/17/2010
12/17/2010
Health Tip: Reduce the Risk of Pinworm Infection

Can affect people of all ages and economic status

12/16/2010
Majority of U.S. Adults Had Troubled Childhoods: CDC

Study finds nearly 60 percent lived with abuse or other difficult family situations

12/16/2010
Gene Research Brings Insight Into Deadly Childhood Brain Tumor

Discovery of differences between pediatric, adult cancers may spur new treatments, scientists say

12/15/2010
Starting School Early May Keep Girls Thin

Younger classmates less likely to be obese in adolescence, study finds

12/15/2010
12/14/2010
Flu Spreads Easily in High Schools, Study Suggests

Students, teachers had more than 760,000 opportunities daily to pass illness via airborne droplets

12/13/2010
Acupuncture Might Treat Certain Kind of Lazy Eye

Small Chinese study found it worked better than an eye patch in older kids with condition

12/13/2010
Neighboring Apartments May Expose Kids to Cigarette Smoke

Findings support smoking bans in multi-unit housing, researchers say

12/13/2010
Health Tip: Keep Your Gums Healthy

Brush and floss regularly

12/12/2010
'Tis the Season to Give Allergen-Free Gifts

Buying for people with asthma, allergies takes extra thought, experts say

12/11/2010
Accidental Falls a Leading Cause of Head Injury

Simple precautions can prevent a holiday visit to the emergency room, doctors say

12/10/2010
Study Challenges Initiative to Lower Drinking Age to 18

Effort to encourage social rather than binge drinking would be ineffective, researchers say

12/9/2010
No Scientific Proof Backing Stricter Tests of Ground Beef in School Lunches

Instead, federal council urges rules based on evidence-based standards

12/8/2010
Secondhand Smoke May Put Kids at Risk for Diseases

Study reports link to trio of bacterial illnesses

12/8/2010
Researchers Assess Gay Youths' Mental Health

One-third have attempted suicide, but most have no signs of mental disorder

12/8/2010
How MS Affects Kids May Differ by Race

Problems with language, complex attention occur more often in blacks than whites, study finds

12/7/2010
Youth Sports Injuries Reaching Epidemic Levels, Experts Report

8,000 kids are treated in ERs daily, trainers' association says

12/7/2010
Concussion Symptoms Can Differ for Boys and Girls

Study of high school athletes shows males more often confused, while females may appear drowsy

12/7/2010
Teens' Poor Health Linked to Fewer Friends

It's unknown which comes first, but sick kids less likely to have big social network at school, study finds

12/7/2010
Parents' Acceptance May Help Protect Gay Teens

Less likely to turn to substance abuse, suicide as they age if they get support in their youth, study finds

12/7/2010
Watching R-rated Movies Ups Odds of Teens Smoking

Yet, only one in three is restricted by parents from viewing such movies, study finds

12/7/2010
Could Cell Phones Raise Odds for Behavioral Woes in Kids?

Research suggests exposure to electromagnetic fields before and after birth might play role

12/7/2010
Health Tip: Make Dressing Baby Easier

Choose the right clothing

12/6/2010
Littlest Kids in Big Day-Care Centers May Have Better Health Later On

Once in elementary school, ear and respiratory infections are fewer, study finds

12/6/2010
Kids' Team Sports Often Lacking in Exercise, Study Finds

Soccer, softball and baseball players found to be inactive for about 30 minutes per practice session

12/6/2010
Gay Teens Punished More Harshly Than Straight Peers: Analysis

Research points to double standard in schools, justice system