Misc. Kid's Health News

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4/2/2010
Health Tip: Talking to Your Child About Divorce

Suggestions for how to break the news

4/1/2010
Small Tax on Soda Won't Curb Child Obesity

But higher tariffs could slash youngsters' consumption, study finds

3/31/2010
Parent in Recovery Room Tied to Behavior in Day Surgery Kids

No immediate benefit found, but positive results seen two weeks after, research shows

3/30/2010
Many Kids Not Fully Informed of Their Role in Cancer Studies

Parents usually call the shots; doctors unclear in their explanations, study finds

3/29/2010
Minority Kids Lack Enough Vitamin D

Low levels can lead to serious health problems, experts say

3/28/2010
Infants' Sensitivity to Voices May Develop by 7 Months

Findings could further understanding of autism and related conditions

3/26/2010
ADHD Symptoms Often Subside Within a Year

Children should be rechecked annually to prevent unneeded treatment, researchers say

3/26/2010
28% of U.S. Kids Drank Alcohol in Past Month

Rates highest in Vermont and North Dakota, report finds

3/25/2010
Parents Aren't Only Ones Who Feel Stress of Unemployment

Joblessness also affects children's health and well-being, experts say

3/25/2010
Teens Take Risks Just for Kicks

They may ignore safety for the thrill of a 'lucky' escape, experts say

3/23/2010
Health Tip: Secondhand Smoke Can Harm Children

Here's what exposure may do to kids

3/22/2010
Obese Kids Suffer More Leg, Foot Injuries: Study

Have limb pain evaluated, experts advise

3/22/2010
Health Tip: Reduce Baby's Exposure to BPA

The chemical is found in many plastics

3/21/2010
Safety Should Be Priority for Those Involved in Kids' Sports

Teamwork between players, parents and coaches can help prevent injuries

3/20/2010
Sleep Loss, Marijuana Use Linked in Teen Social Networks

Kids at risk when poor health behaviors spread among friends, study finds

3/19/2010
Common Pesticide Tied to Development Delays in Kids

Chlorpyrifos, used on fruits and vegetables, affects mental and motor skill development, researchers say

3/19/2010
Health Tip: Doing Baby's Laundry

Prevent skin irritation

3/18/2010
More Kids Now Extremely Obese

Report authors warn of shorter life spans, impending health problems for these children

3/18/2010
Learning May Be Tougher for the Teen Brain

When puberty hits, mastery of new skills declines, but research in mice might lead to a solution someday

3/18/2010
FDA Toughens Rules on Tobacco Sales to Kids

Move includes near-elimination of cigarette vending machines, restrictions on advertising

3/18/2010
Prenatal Stress May Boost Baby's Asthma Risk

Strategies may be needed to promote well-being in pregnancy, researcher says

3/18/2010
3/17/2010
'Gaming' Sends Boys' Test Scores Sliding

Study finds they spend less time on academics with video-game systems at home

3/17/2010
Risks of Kids' Surgeries May Not Stick With Parents

Despite giving 'informed consent,' many can't recall details, study finds

3/15/2010
Repeated Anesthesia May Hamper Children's Learning Ability

Swedish researchers say loss of stem cells in the hippocampus could be to blame

3/15/2010
Health Tip: Buying Baby's Car Seat

How to choose a safe one

3/15/2010
Teen Girls Say Pink Camel in Cigarette Ads Caught Their Eye

Study finds link between catchy ads and whether teens smoke

3/14/2010
Strides Seen in Orthopedic Surgery for Kids

Repairing ACL, meniscus at same time is one advance, 'Tommy John' elbow reconstruction another

3/12/2010
Bad Behavior in Youth Linked to Chronic Pain Later in Life

Childhood response to stress could lead to lasting problems, researchers say

3/11/2010
Inhalant Abuse a Deadly Middle-School Concern

'Huffing' more common than smoking pot, snorting cocaine among 12-year-olds, study finds

3/10/2010
For Tough Head Lice, Pill Tops Lotion

Ivermectin may offer alternative for hard-to-treat infestations, study shows

3/10/2010
Severe Injuries From ATV Accidents on the Rise

Studies found more amputations, spinal injuries among kids who ride them

3/10/2010
H1N1 Flu Spreads Slower Than Seasonal Flu: Study

Data from Texas households confirm that the virus tends to target children

3/10/2010
Health Tip: What's Behind Childhood Obesity

Factors that increase a youngster's risk

3/10/2010
Jump in Kids' Sports Injuries Due to Overuse

Awareness can slow this 'silent epidemic,' prevent long-term problems, expert says

3/10/2010
Youth Baseball Injuries Becoming More Common

Stretching, rest can ease elbow, shoulder pain that plagues many young players, studies show

3/6/2010
Protect Your Baby's Smile

Follow these tips to prevent early tooth decay, damage

3/2/2010
Secondhand Smoke Starts Damaging Arteries in Childhood

Passive exposure tied to blood vessel damage in 13-year-olds, research shows

3/2/2010
Screen Time May Take a Toll on Kids' Relationships

More hours spent in front of TV, computer linked to less bonding with peers, parents, researchers say

3/2/2010
Child Obesity Rates Going Up

Junk food intake is up, and many kids have few places to burn calories, studies find

3/1/2010
Watching Special Videos May Not Make Kids Brainier

Real-life interaction is more apt to enhance verbal skills, experts say

3/1/2010
Future Heart Disease May Be in Store for Obese Kids

Warning signs start to show up as early as age 3, researchers say

3/1/2010
Risk of Childhood Obesity Higher Among Minorities

Study found risk factors start before birth, stretch into preschool years

3/1/2010
Health Tip: Introduce Your Child to Music

Here's how your youngster could benefit

2/27/2010
Blood Test Might Sort Out Milk Allergies

Could spot those allergic to all milk products, those who can tolerate heated milk

2/24/2010
Shortage of Black Doctors Rooted in Social, Economic Ills

Parents' education, local school spending factors that influence career paths, study finds

2/24/2010
Naptime Helps Babies Remember New Things

Developing brains retained more when sleep followed learning, research shows

2/24/2010
Third of Young U.S. Adults Lack Health Insurance

Males more likely than females to go without coverage, statistics show

2/24/2010
Existing Health Programs Could Help More Kids With Asthma

Greater enrollment, expanded eligibility would cover most uninsured children, report says

2/19/2010
Traumatic Amputations in Children Have High Costs

Better interventions could prevent trapped fingers in doors, expert says