Misc. Kid's Health News

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11/29/2010
Too Much Hygiene May Affect Immune System, Study Suggests

Antimicrobial used in many products such as soaps, toothpaste tied to raised allergy risks in kids

11/29/2010
Rate of Eating Disorders in Kids Keeps Rising

Anorexia and bulimia showing up more often in boys, minorities, experts report

11/28/2010
School Vending Machines Undermine Student Nutrition

Most carry junk food, which ups students' sugar consumption, study shows

11/26/2010
Parents of Bullies Urged to Open Lines of Communication

Kids need to be taught, and reminded often, to treat others with respect, expert says

11/26/2010
Gun-Safety Talk a Safe Bet for All Families, Experts Say

Only 48% of parents without firearms have discussed gun safety with their kids, poll finds

11/24/2010
Preparation Can Help Kids With Nut Allergies Travel Safely

Pack snacks, meds and sanitizing wipes to reduce likelihood of a reaction, expert suggests

11/24/2010
Health Tip: Keep Baby Safe While in a Playpen

Here are suggested precautions

11/23/2010
For Autistic Kids, IQ May Not Predict School Achievement

About half did better and half did worse than their intelligence test scores would suggest, study finds

11/23/2010
Toys Getting Safer, But Dangers Still Lurk: Report

U.S. watchdog group lists playthings that contain toxins or pose choking risk

11/23/2010
Shots, Hygiene Can Help Shield Kids From Flu

Experts say common-sense steps by parents can stop germs from spreading

11/23/2010
Health Tip: Treating an Ear Infection

Suggestions for what to do

11/22/2010
Girls Who Suffer Child Abuse May Abuse Alcohol as Adults

Survey found a strong association between the two, researchers say

11/22/2010
Children of Divorce Face Twice the Lifetime Risk of Stroke: Study

But researchers stress that causal link not certain

11/22/2010
For Teens, Privacy May Trump Health Care

Doctors should respect their concerns about being judged, expert says

11/22/2010
Kids' ER Visits Down After Cold Medicine Withdrawal

Cough, cold medications not meant for children under 4, experts say

11/21/2010
Behavior Disorders Boost Crash Risk for Teen Boys: Study

ADHD drivers face similar risks as epilepsy patients and are urged to take steps to avoid accidents

11/19/2010
Some Consumers See Brands as Extensions of Themselves

'Separation anxiety' can set in if they're forced to buy different product, study finds

11/18/2010
Poor Children Get Biggest Literacy Boost From Preschool

But benefits accrue to kids from more affluent families, researchers note

11/18/2010
Undergrads Who Twitter May Do Better, Study Finds

Social networking seemed to increase student engagement

11/18/2010
FDA Advisers Renew Review on Whether to Ban Menthol Cigarettes

Opponents say cool, minty taste masks harsh chemicals, lures kids, minorities to take up smoking

11/16/2010
For Teen Boys, Heavy Drinking & Impulsivity May Be Vicious Circle

Early use of alcohol could weaken impulse control, leading to more boozing, study suggests

11/16/2010
Antibiotics a Mixed Bag for Kids' Ear Infections: Analysis

The number of kids who benefit is similar to the number experiencing side effects, researchers find

11/16/2010
Health Tip: Treat Your Child's Sunburn

Suggestions to help the youngster feel better

11/15/2010
School Programs for Cardiac Arrest Saving Lives

Students, staff who use AEDs, CPR save up to 45 percent of victims, study finds

11/15/2010
For Teens With Autism, Handwriting Problems May Persist

Deficits in reasoning skills more than motor skills likely to blame, researchers say

11/15/2010
Study Urges Teens to Cut Down on Salt

Doing so could reduce risk of high blood pressure, heart disease later in life

11/13/2010
Early Intro to Math Seems to Improve Kids' Skills Later

Preschoolers benefit from talking with parents about numbers, study finds

11/12/2010
Health Tip: Prevent the Spread of Rotavirus in Children

Help kids avoid this contagious virus

11/11/2010
'Fake Marijuana' Users Showing Up in Emergency Rooms

Called 'K2' or 'Spice,' the drug is legal in many states

11/11/2010
Many Kids Skipping Meals, Snacking Instead

U.S. survey finds they typically miss breakfast or dinner but get lunch at school

11/10/2010
Childhood Abuse Linked to Diabetes Risk in Adult Women

Stress of physical, sexual abuse may lead to weight gain, insulin resistance, study author suggests

11/9/2010
High Carcinogen Levels Seen in Kids Living With Smokers

Parents may not understand children's risk from secondhand smoke, researcher says

11/9/2010
Obese Teens Likely to Be Obese Adults, Study Finds

Excess weight sets kids up for serious health problems, researchers say

11/9/2010
Health Tip: Buy a Safe Toy Chest

Suggestions to help protect your child

11/9/2010
Teens Waiting Longer for Sex, But Still Taking Risks: Analysis

Early sex ed may teach kids to take precautions against disease, researcher suggests

11/8/2010
Kids of Deployed Soldiers May Face More Mental Health Woes

Study found they needed more doctor visits to handle issues from parent's absence

11/7/2010
Many Falls, and Resulting ER Visits, Can Be Prevented

Youngest and oldest at highest risk, but everyone can benefit from simple household precautions

11/6/2010
New Malaria Drug Proves Effective in Study of African Children

Artesunate should replace quinine as the treatment of choice worldwide, researchers say

11/5/2010
Older Brothers More Likely to Bully

Older sisters more protective of younger siblings, Italian study finds

11/5/2010
Research Suggests Link Between 'Handedness' and Dyslexia

Finding based on scan of genomes of 192 children with reading difficulties

11/4/2010
Teens of Epileptic Mothers May Lag Academically: Study

Taking more than one anti-seizure drug in pregnancy should be avoided if possible, researchers say

11/4/2010
U.S. Government Food Program Needs Improving: Report

Institute of Medicine calls for healthier meals for kids, adults in day care facilities

11/4/2010
Health Tip: Does Your Child Need Braces?

Conditions that braces can help treat

11/3/2010
Gene Associated With Autism May Alter How Brain Functions

Scans show a 'disconnect' in brain areas linked to language in people with the disorder, researchers say

11/3/2010
Many Higher-Income Parents Forgoing Kids' Vaccinations: Report

More outbreaks feared as immunization rates for children in commercial health plans plummet

11/3/2010
Concussion Rate in Young Hockey Players Higher Than Thought

Canadian researchers found rate was three times that reported in earlier studies

11/3/2010
Many Coaches Unprepared for Student-Athletes' Asthma

More education needed, experts say

11/2/2010
Canadian Kids Seem More Likely to Be Sidelined by Asthma

They report more isolation, exclusion from sports compared with kids in other nations, researchers say

11/2/2010
Health Tip: Is Your Child's Fever Serious?

Signs the condition may be mild

11/1/2010
High-Calorie Drinks Still Widely Sold in U.S. Elementary Schools

Despite national guidelines, nearly half of students can buy unhealthy beverages, study finds