Misc. Kid's Health News

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2/19/2010
Health Tip: Reduce Your Baby's Risk of SIDS

Suggestions to help keep the infant safe

2/19/2010
Teens Might Exercise More If They Think It's Fun

Promoting joy of physical activity beats teaching health benefits, study finds

2/18/2010
High Rates of Childhood Leukemia Seen in Iraq Province

Cases in Basra more than doubled over 15 years, research shows

2/18/2010
Health Tip: When Baby is Born With a Heart Murmur

Usually, it's nothing to worry about

2/17/2010
Simple Concussion Test Measures Reaction Time

Most athletes have slower responses post-injury, researchers say

2/17/2010
True Signs of Autism May Not Appear Until 1st Birthday

Expert suggests later screening that emphasizes social behaviors

2/16/2010
One in Two Children Has Chronic Health Issues

But study also found most conditions, such as obesity, asthma and ADHD, did not persist

2/16/2010
Cell Phones, Video Games Don't Spur Teen Headaches

But listening to music could be a source of pain, study finds

2/16/2010
Health Tip: Preventing Baby Bottle Tooth Decay

Most often affecting the upper front teeth

2/12/2010
Gay Men's Evolutionary Role May Be to Help Protect Young Kin

Supporting nieces and nephews one way to perpetuate family genes, study suggests

2/12/2010
Girl Softball Players Suffering More Shoulder Injuries

Too much throwing, too little conditioning may be to blame, study says

2/12/2010
Another Study Refutes Vaccination-Autism Link

Whether measles shot was alone or in combination didn't matter, researchers say

2/11/2010
ADHD Brain May Be a Little Different

Ventral striatum is smaller, which may explain impulsiveness, researchers say

2/11/2010
Movies Loaded With Images of Junk Food

Soft drinks, candy and salty snacks particularly pervasive, study finds

2/11/2010
2/10/2010
Premature Death Could Await Obese Kids

They have double the odds of dying before age 55, study finds

2/10/2010
Strong 'Sweet Tooth' in Kids Tied to Family's Mental Health

Tots with highest 'bliss point' have depression, alcoholism in family, study finds

2/9/2010
Obstructive Sleep Apnea in Kids May Have Genetic Cause

Future treatments might come in the form of a throat spray, researchers say

2/9/2010
Health Tip: Protect Your Child at Day Care

Reduce the youngster's risk of illness

2/8/2010
Health Tip: Spot Unsafe Playgrounds

Equipment that could be dangerous

2/8/2010
3 Home Habits Help Youngsters Stay Slim

Eating together, limiting TV and getting enough sleep cut risk of obesity, study finds

2/5/2010
Kids Born Early in Year More Likely to Be Athletes?

Size advantage in school translates to success on playing field, author says

2/5/2010
Concussion Awareness for Young Athletes Gets Big Play

Head injuries focus of new laws, online testing and Super Bowl plug

2/5/2010
2/5/2010
Artificial Pancreas Helps Type 1 Diabetics During Sleep

Study found device kept blood sugar of children, teens stable longer

2/4/2010
Review Spotlights Clues to Serious Childhood Infection

Signs may not be recognized because they are rare in developed countries, authors say

2/3/2010
Wii Popularity Leads to New Kind of Gaming Injury

Instead of hand pain, some injure their feet on Wii boards, report notes

2/3/2010
Biking to School Boosts Kids' Fitness

Foot- or pedal-power brings results, study finds

2/2/2010
Lead Exposure May Contribute to ADHD

Two studies report higher levels in kids with symptoms

2/2/2010
Spanish-Speaking Mothers Less Likely to Turn on TV

Kids of English-speaking Hispanic moms spend more time in front of the tube, study finds

2/2/2010
Later Puberty Seen for Obese Boys

Effect of excess fat differs between the sexes, findings show

2/2/2010
Children Likelier to See Dentist if Parents Go Too

To improve tooth health, target mom, dad and pediatricians, experts say

2/2/2010
Study Suggests High HIV Rate Among African Teens

Kids infected at birth may be outliving mothers, expert says

2/1/2010
Obama Proposes $911 Billion for Health and Human Services

Highlights include efforts to improve food safety, expand child care and boost research

2/1/2010
Preventive Steps Helped Summer Campers Avoid Swine Flu

Tamiflu and hygiene measures halted spread of H1N1, researchers say

2/1/2010
Diabetes Drug Helps Dieting Teens Lose Weight

Metformin plus lifestyle changes might play a role in obesity treatment, researchers say

2/1/2010
As Kids Age, Secondary Schools Offer Less Support

Elementary schools better with behavioral, emotional issues, survey found

2/1/2010
Fewer Childhood Deaths From Rheumatic Disease

Treatment advances in the 1990s may explain drop, study says

2/1/2010
Loving Foster Homes Improve Kids' Attention, Impulsivity

A stable environment also helps behavior, researchers find

1/28/2010
Some Childhood Cancer Survivors Face More Challenges at School

Radiation to head for brain and other cancers linked to educational deficits, study finds

1/28/2010
Kids' Screenings in Place, But Referrals Lacking

Doctors urged to follow up on testing for suspected developmental delays

1/28/2010
Kids' Use of Alternative Therapies Often Mimics Parents'

About 12 percent of U.S. youths report using treatments, study finds

1/28/2010
Haitian Children Need Specific Relief Efforts

Large number of injured calls for specialized pediatric care, researchers say

1/27/2010
Rotavirus Vaccine Could Save Millions of Children Worldwide

Trials in Africa, Mexico show it protects from the common diarrhea-causing disease

1/27/2010
Are Two Mommies as Good as Mom and Dad?

Yes, according to a new analysis of research

1/26/2010
Young Smokers May Be More Apt to Try Pot

Behavioral problems are less indicative of future marijuana use, study finds

1/26/2010
In Injury-Prone Soccer, Headers Aren't the Problem

Colliding with other body parts, and the ground, cause more injuries, experts say

1/25/2010
New Guidelines Suggest Botox for Cerebral Palsy

Drug injections can reduce muscle spasticity, experts say

1/25/2010
Female Teachers Pass on Math Anxieties

Girls in their classes performed worse and had stereotypical notions about boys' math prowess, study found

1/25/2010
Wooden Toilet Seats Can Trigger Children's Rash

Harsh disinfectants can also prompt seat-linked skin woes, experts warn