Misc. Kid's Health News

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1/25/2010
Ambidextrous Children at Higher Risk for Learning Problems

More likely than right-handed kids to have language problems, ADHD, study finds

1/22/2010
Environment Crucial to Boosting Child's Reading Skills

While genes matter, teacher/parent input is key, researchers find

1/22/2010
Discrimination May Lead to Smoking in Boys

Stress felt by minority teens can lead to unhealthy behaviors, researchers say

1/22/2010
Potty Training Best Between Ages 2 and 3

Timing is more important than method, study says

1/21/2010
1 in 5 U.S. Kids Has High Cholesterol

Obese, overweight at greatest risk for heart disease as adults, CDC report notes

1/18/2010
Voice Control Needs Time to Develop After Cochlear Implant

But complications can occur years after surgery, researchers find

1/18/2010
Health Tip: Prevent Injuries From Toys

Help keep your child safe

1/17/2010
Shots Relieve Children's Hay Fever, Cut Expenses

Health-care costs drop by one-third, study finds

1/15/2010
Girls' Soccer Injuries Plummet After Exercise Program

Specially designed training sessions bring less trauma to knees, researchers say

1/14/2010
1 in 4 U.S. Teen Girls Involved in Violent Behavior

6 percent say they intended to cause harm, survey finds

1/14/2010
Health Tip: Signs That a Baby Is Hungry

Indications that it may be feeding time

1/11/2010
Confidence Helps Boost Teenage Girls' Math Skills

Females perform at same level as males when given right tools, role models, researcher says

1/11/2010
Health Tip: When Baby Gets a Shot

Suggestions to make vaccination less painful

1/8/2010
After Cochlear Implant, Music Therapy May Aid Speech

Toddlers exposed to musical activities were more communicative, study finds

1/8/2010
Short School Closures Won't Shut Down Flu

Two-week shutdowns won't work, simulations suggest

1/8/2010
Two-Thirds of American Teens Need More Shut-Eye

Females, blacks, older teens getting least sleep nightly, study finds

1/7/2010
EPA Unveils Stricter Smog Standards

Move would improve air quality and benefit people with asthma, heart and lung disease, among others, agency says

1/7/2010
Health Tip: What's Failure to Thrive?

What it means for babies

1/6/2010
Abused Kids More Prone to Migraines in Adulthood

Stress of mistreatment or neglect affects the brain, experts say

1/6/2010
Showing Kids How Fast They Eat May Help Them Shape Up

New device links eating speed and portion size to aid weight loss, researchers say

1/4/2010
Without Chickenpox Shot, Kids' Risk Rises Ninefold

Vaccine's success at curbing disease has led to false sense of security, experts say

1/3/2010
Ear Infections: New Thinking on What to Do

Doctors today often opt for pain relief and waiting to see if antibiotics are needed

1/1/2010
Health Tip: Managing Febrile Seizures

What to do if your child has one

12/31/2009
Health Tip: Who Shouldn't 'Cosleep' With an Infant

Smokers, drinkers should never share bed with a baby, experts say

12/30/2009
Living With a Smoker Puts Kids at Risk for Emphysema

Lung damage seen in otherwise healthy nonsmoking adults, study finds

12/30/2009
For Kids, All Activity May Not Be Equal

Learning movement skills is key but often overlooked in zest for sports, experts say

12/28/2009
12/25/2009
Heavier Sons Tied to Higher Death Risk for Parents

Obese offspring upped odds of dying of cardiovascular disease, diabetes, study found

12/24/2009
Health Tip: Help Baby Stretch and Move

Encourage a newborn's development

12/24/2009
Swine Flu May Be Rewriting the Flu-Season Script

H1N1 could be dominant strain this winter, 'crowding out' typical seasonal flu, experts say

12/22/2009
Aspirin During Pregnancy May Help Preemies

Study finds slightly fewer behavioral issues among children whose moms took low doses

12/20/2009
Santa Not the Best Role Model for Kids' Health

His personal habits more naughty than nice, public health expert says

12/19/2009
Child Safety Belongs at Top of Holiday Decorating List

Keep ornaments, lights out of reach of little hands

12/18/2009
Kids in Home-Based Day Care Lack Exercise

Most providers meet nutrition but not physical activity needs, study finds

12/18/2009
One in 110 U.S. Children Has Autism

Latest CDC estimates reflect growing prevalence of developmental disorder

12/17/2009
Witnesses to Bullying May Suffer Most of All

Students who saw others abused were most likely to report mental distress, study finds

12/17/2009
'Sexting' by Kids Begets Fretting by Parents

More adults need to monitor cell phone use in era of sexually explicit messaging, experts say

12/15/2009
Large Recall of Children's Swine Flu Vaccine

About 800,000 doses have lower strength than needed for protection, CDC says

12/15/2009
Puberty May Trigger Sleep Apnea in Overweight Kids

Obesity combined with developmental changes increases risk in teens, study suggests

12/15/2009
Boosting Kids' Stroke IQ May Save Lives

Children taught to recognize symptoms will call for help, experts say

12/15/2009
Health Tip: Preventing Burns on Baby's Skin

Suggestions to keep your youngster safe

12/15/2009
Playground Surface Plays a Role in Kids' Injuries

Landing on granite sand is deemed safer than wood fiber

12/14/2009
Marijuana Use No Longer Dropping Among U.S. Teens

Federal report cites lower rates for meth and smoking, but concerns about prescription abuse

12/14/2009
Health Tip: Prevent Diaper Rash

Keep baby's bottom clean and dry

12/14/2009
Half of U.S. Kids With Mental Issues Are Getting Help

Depression and anxiety often go unrecognized, experts say

12/13/2009
Hardship in Childhood May Affect Long-Term Health

Age-related diseases stem from adverse events in first decade of life, study suggests

12/11/2009
Swine Flu Infection Rates Continue to Fall

Just 14 states reporting widespread H1N1 activity, down from 25 states last week, CDC says

12/10/2009
Swine Flu Has Infected 1 in 6 Americans: CDC

Children, young adults still bear the brunt of H1N1, with the most hospitalizations and deaths

12/10/2009
Bad Behavior as a Kid Linked to Early Death in Men

Troubled boys more likely to die or be disabled by midlife, study finds

12/10/2009
When It Comes to Toys, Shop Smart, Shop Safe

Common sense this holiday season can help you avoid gifts that might pose a risk to children