Misc. Kid's Health News

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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

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