Misc. Kid's Health News

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6/28/2010
Health Tip: Dealing With Picky Eaters

Suggestions to get them to eat

6/28/2010
When Parents Smoke, Kids' Weight, Behavior May Suffer

Research suggests tie between lighting up and child's health, although cause-and-effect not clear

6/28/2010
Combo Vaccine Raises Risk of Fever-Related Seizures in Kids

MMR, varicella vaccines given separately seem safer, though real risk still rare, study finds

6/24/2010
Warm But Watchful Parents Can Keep Kids From Heavy Drinking

Parenting style has a lot to do with whether bad habits form, survey finds

6/24/2010
Mold May Trigger Severe Asthma in Some Folks

Certain gene variants appear to increase risk of serious exacerbations, study finds

6/23/2010
Health Tip: If Your Child Stutters

Here are suggestions for parents

6/23/2010
Study Clears Cell Phone Towers of Childhood Cancer Connection

Proximity during pregnancy doesn't appear to raise risk of leukemia, brain tumors, researchers say

6/22/2010
Cavities in Baby Teeth May Come From Poor Food Choices

Dental office a good place to offer education on kids' nutrition, researcher says

6/22/2010
Religious Teens Seem Less Prone to Alcohol Abuse

But piety only trumps genetic tendencies until early adulthood, study finds

6/22/2010
6/21/2010
Ear Tubes Appear to Be Safe Before Cochlear Implantation

No adverse effects noted in pediatric study

6/21/2010
Cartoon Characters Sell Kids on Unhealthy Foods

Using likes of Shrek and Dora to market treats should be banned, researcher says

6/21/2010
PCBs May Weaken Kids' Vaccination Response

Early exposure may undermine reaction to diphtheria and tetanus shots, study finds

6/18/2010
Summer Vacation May Set Back Kids' Language Skills

Poor kids in bilingual families need extra support, study says

6/17/2010
Prognosis Good for Most Children With Epilepsy: Study

Kids whose seizures are unrelated to underlying disease or brain damage likely to go into remission, researchers find

6/16/2010
Local Murders Linked to Poor School Performance

Lower scores in reading, verbal tests noted when homicide occurs nearby, study finds

6/16/2010
Playtime with Parents May Shape Gender Roles

Fathers more assertive, moms more helpful when playing with tots, study shows

6/16/2010
Health Tip: When Kids Have Separation Anxiety

Here's a list of classic symptoms

6/16/2010
Parents Ill-Informed About Kids' Concussion Risks

But most support strict head injury guidelines for school sports, survey shows

6/15/2010
6/14/2010
'Normal' Blood Pressure in Male Teens a Warning Sign

Those with slight hike more likely than girls to develop hypertension later, study shows

6/14/2010
Teen Boys Who Attempt Suicide More Likely to Abuse as Adults

Men with this history are more prone to hit and injure partner, study shows

6/14/2010
Stricter Rules Can Steer Kids Away From TV

And physically active kids watch less television, researchers report

6/14/2010
Harmless Brain Abnormalities in Kids Pose Disclosure Dilemmas

Doctors need guidelines for discussing anomalies found in 'routine' MRIs, researchers say

6/12/2010
Lawn Mowers a Real Safety Hazard for Kids

Adults need to enforce rules to prevent injuries in children, experts warn

6/11/2010
Honesty Helps Young Girls Build Better Relationships

Those inclined to speak their mind had less depression, more self-esteem, researcher found

6/11/2010
Preschoolers' Skills Get Boost From Confident Teachers

Emotional support in classroom enhances gains in language, literacy, study finds

6/10/2010
Tiniest Babies Don't Hurt Family Health in Long Run

Study finds few differences compared to normal weight peers by young adulthood

6/9/2010
More School Friends May = Better Grades

Teens whose pals are mostly from school have higher GPAs, study finds

6/9/2010
Health Tip: When You Shop With Children

Practice shopping cart safety

6/9/2010
Early School Start Times Raise Risk of Teen Car Crashes

When high school classes began later, number of accidents dropped, study found

6/8/2010
When Mom Is Abused, Child's Obesity Risk May Rise

Kids exposed to domestic violence were more likely to be obese by age 5, study found

6/8/2010
Childhood Adversity May Affect Pregnancy Later in Life

Study links family issues and neglect to premature births and small babies

6/7/2010
Poor Asthma Outcomes in Black Kids Despite Access to Care

More likely to get ER treatment, less likely to see specialist, study shows

6/7/2010
Military Deployment May Affect Kids' Health Care

Children of single parents saw the doctor less frequently, study found

6/7/2010
Health Tip: Secure a Child's Swingset

Suggestions for setting it up properly

6/7/2010
Consistent Bedtime May Give Kids Developmental Boost

Preschoolers should routinely get at least 11 hours each night, experts say

6/7/2010
Teen Headaches Tied to Alcohol, Coffee

Too little exercise also implicated in study

6/7/2010
Kids With Lesbian Parents Do Just Fine

Study shows they might even be better adjusted than kids from traditional families

6/4/2010
Move Childhood Back Outdoors This Summer

Parents can boost their kids' health, social skills in the process, experts say

6/4/2010
One-Third of U.S. Girls Get HPV Vaccine

But many parents choose to skip Gardasil shots for daughters age 13 to 17, survey finds

6/3/2010
Neighborhood Planning Could Help More Kids Avoid Obesity

Safe places to walk, bike and accessible teen-friendly destinations promote healthy weight, study finds

6/3/2010
Donor-Assisted Conception Sparks Disclosure Dilemmas

Tell kids 'early and often,' some suggest, but others say it's not always that simple

6/3/2010
Health Tip: Protect Your Child From a Sports Injury

Precautions to take before the game

6/3/2010
Burgers May Feed Kids' Asthma Risk

But a diet high in fruit, veggies and fish appears to lessen likelihood of wheeze, study finds

6/2/2010
1 in 5 College Students Admitted to Drunk Driving, Study Found

And more than 40 percent of 20-year-olds rode in a car with an intoxicated driver, researchers say

6/2/2010
Impulsive Behavior, Drinking Decline in Early Adulthood

Biggest improvement occurs between 18 and 25, researchers say

6/2/2010
Childhood Brain Tumors May Respond to Measles Virus

Treatment looks promising in laboratory and animal tests, researchers say

6/1/2010
Mom's Extra Pregnancy Pounds May Raise Child's Heart Risks

But optimal weight gain for best outcomes still unclear, study says

6/1/2010
Health Tip: Keep a Log of Your Child's Medicines

It's important to track anything your child takes