Misc. Kid's Health News

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Could Excess Computer, TV Time Harm Kids Psychologically?

Study suggests a link, but cause-and-effect relationship unclear, experts say

Health Tip: Is Earwax a Problem?

Here are some suggestions

October Named International Walk to School Month

Kids urged to get some exercise every day by walking or biking to school

U.S. Campaign Aims to Combat Prescription Drug Abuse

Coalition urges tossing old, unused drugs, locking medicine chests

Weight-Loss Surgery for Teens May Be Gaining Advocates

Some believe it's the only way to save the super-obese

3 or More X-Rays May Raise Leukemia Risk Among Kids: Study

But overall danger remains extremely low, researchers point out

Health Tip: When a Working Mother Breast-Feeds

Suggestions to maintain the milk supply

For Many Gay Youth, Bullying Exacts a Deadly Toll

Recent reports of teens taking their own lives 'the tip of the iceberg,' one expert says

Small Bump Seen in Seasonal Flu Shots During H1N1 Outbreak

Analysis shows only 5.5% increase in vaccinated kids in 2009-2010 over 2008-2009 season

Mother's Stress, Interference May Worsen Child's Asthma

Kids under 7 affected by mom's emotions, but older kids react to being overprotected, study finds

Health Tip: Feed Your Toddler Enough Iron

How to offer sufficient iron in the diet

1 in 4 U.S. Teens and Young Adults Binge Drink: CDC

Largely unrecognized problem raises risks of violence, car crashes and chronic disease

Mom's Flu Shot May Protect Baby After Birth

Infants exposed to influenza vaccine had less illness, increased antibodies, finds study

Health Tip: Taking Baby Out of the Home

Essentials to bring along

Drunkenness Up Among Eastern European Teens: Study

But during same time period, declines were noted among kids in the West, researchers say

Interactive Video Games Linked to Injuries

However, expert says it's not a major problem

New Clues to Possible Genetic Basis for ADHD

2 studies point to DNA as contributors, but environment could still be key, experts say

Anorexic Teens May Gain From Whole-Family Treatment

Instead of blaming parents, these experts involve them in recovery process

Many Kids Not Getting Recommended Care: Survey

Costs prompt 1 in 8 families to forgo filling prescriptions, seeing specialists

Companies Can Motivate Families to Live Healthier

Study found cash incentive drove lifestyle changes for IBM employees

Absent Father Might Mean Earlier Puberty for Higher-Income Girls

Findings add to previous research, but experts still can't explain link

Most Suicidal Teens Seen in ER Receive Follow-up Care

Nearly 95 percent see mental health professional within a month, study shows

Kids With Allergies Shouldn't Skip Flu Shots, Experts Say

Parents urged to get children vaccinated, as annual season starts

U.S. Kids Filling Up on 'Empty Calories,' Study Finds

Excess fats and added sugars will lead to health woes later on, experts say

Health Tip: Taming a Toddler's Tantrum

Help prevent frustration

Experimental Drug Aids Kids With Nervous System Tumor

2-year survival rate was 66 percent, compared to 46 percent for conventional therapy

Teens' Mental Health Not Harmed by Abortion, Study Contends

A professor of human development counters that the study was too small to be reliable, however

Health Tip: Waking Baby

Suggestions to get your infant up and moving

Team Sports Pep Up Middle-School Kids

Those who participate say they feel better mentally and physically, researchers find

Breast-Feeding for 6 Months May Prevent Infant Infections

The longer a baby is exclusively breast-fed, the lower the risk, research shows

Better Screening Urged for Self-Injury in Teens

Not all kids who intentionally cut or burn themselves meet 'classic profile,' expert says

Pediatricians Want to Restrict Ads for Tobacco, Booze, Viagra

American Academy of Pediatrics would ban cigarette advertisements altogether

Study Finds Teens Think Sports Drinks Are Healthy

But marketing these beverages as healthful doesn't make them so, experts say

ER Visits for Kids' Ice Hockey Injuries Soar

From 1990 to 2006, emergency treatment for players aged 9 to 14 rose 163 percent, study finds

U.S. Kids Drink Too Little Water: Study

And sugary beverages account for much of their fluid intake

Stress of Returning to School Can Worsen Bed-Wetting: Expert

Tips on what to do from a pediatric urologist

Health Tip: Help Prevent Bed Wetting

Suggestions for staying dry

European Researchers Find Genes Tied to Asthma

Different genes are involved in childhood asthma than in adult-onset asthma, researchers say

Injections May Relieve Drooling in Nerve-Damaged Kids

Botulinum toxin's effect lasted up to 33 weeks in some, including cerebral palsy patients, study finds

Delayed Appendicitis Surgery Not Linked to Worse Outcomes

Operating time and hospital stays slightly longer, but differences not clinically significant, study finds

Health Tip: Control Food Allergies at School

Suggestions to help keep your child safe

Cyber Bully Victims Often More Depressed Than Aggressors

U.S. study contradicts previous research on traditional forms of bullying

Disc Battery Ingestion May Cause Severe Injuries in Babies

Review of pediatric cases finds swallowed 'button' battery can burn esophagus

One in 10 Teens Uses Sunless Tanning Products

And those who do so are more likely to get sunburns and use risky indoor tanning beds, study finds

Increase in Seizures Seen in Kids With H1N1 Flu

More anti-epileptic meds needed for children with swine flu complications than seasonal flu, study found

Childhood Obesity Might Be Linked to Strain of Cold Virus

Kids exposed to adenovirus 36 were 50 pounds heavier, on average, researchers found

Same-Sex Couples May Feel Pressure to Raise Heterosexual Kids

Expert urges society to support families in allowing children to be themselves

No Evidence That Asthma Leads to Tooth Decay: Study

In some studies, children with asthma even found to have fewer cavities, researchers say

Discrimination Can Hurt Teens, Body and Soul

Study finds minority kids especially vulnerable, with effects both physical and mental

Poor Diet, Inactivity May Lead to Metabolism-Induced Asthma

Findings apply even to children with a healthy weight, researchers say