Misc. Kid's Health News

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9/22/2009
Flavored Cigarette Ban Takes Effect

New federal law may help deter young smokers, health advocates say

9/21/2009
Many Teens Circumvent Tanning Bed Laws

Though operators largely follow the rules, the laws are too lax, study shows

9/18/2009
With Alcohol, Starting Young May Lead to Dependency

Study suggests teens who drink could trigger genetic predisposition

9/18/2009
Gene Mutation Linked to Fever-Induced Seizures

Finding could lead to better treatment options, study suggests

9/18/2009
Genetics Linked to Early Sexual Activity in Kids

Impulsive traits may be passed down from parents, research shows

9/18/2009
Health Tip: When Bedwetting Signals Another Problem

Signs you should call a pediatrician

9/17/2009
Childhood Stroke More Common Than Thought

Study finds double the incidence reported previously

9/17/2009
More Teens Getting Needed Vaccines

But overall rates are still too low, CDC report finds

9/17/2009
Even Small Amounts of Lead Harmful to Kids

Current 'safe' levels of exposure set by CDC need to be lowered, experts say

9/16/2009
Less TV Brings More Parent-Child Interaction

Communication drops by 20% when 'the tube' is on, researchers find

9/16/2009
Insured Kids With Uninsured Parents Miss Needed Health Care

Study finds they're more likely to go without checkups, preventive counseling

9/16/2009
Better Day Care, Smarter Kids?

High-quality child care offsets deficits of poverty, study finds

9/15/2009
Anxious Kids at Risk for Obesity in Adulthood

Treating emotional problems early could improve long-term health, researchers say

9/15/2009
Health Tip: Signs That Baby Is in Pain

A brief guide for new parents

9/15/2009
Not All Kids With Head Injuries Need Brain Scans

Screening could cut down on radiation exposure, researchers say

9/13/2009
Most Parents Worried About Bullying in U.S. High Schools

Safety, security are concerns for two-thirds with children in secondary school, survey finds

9/11/2009
Swine Flu Trials Continue to Point to 1-Dose Vaccine

U.S. reports unusually high flu activity, most of it swine variety

9/11/2009
Young People at High Risk of Death Worldwide

Teens in low- and middle-income countries fare the worst, statistics show

9/10/2009
Treating Childhood Leukemia With Fewer Side Effects

Dutch researchers skip radiation treatments, some chemo but add corticosteroid

9/9/2009
Health Tip: Swaddling Your New Baby

How to wrap the infant safely

9/8/2009
9/8/2009
Health Tip: Help Prevent Pinkeye

Suggestions to minimize your child's risk

9/8/2009
Colleges Move to Limit Swine Flu's Spread

Numbers of infections on campus already increasing rapidly; could be preview of what's to come for general population

9/6/2009
Kickoff, Punting Take a Toll

In high school football, most severe injuries occur then, study finds

9/4/2009
U.S. Issues Swine Flu Guidelines for Day-Care Programs

Vaccination, good hygiene practices are among recommendations to protect young children

9/4/2009
Doctors' Efforts to Fight Childhood Obesity Not Working

Study suggests officials might need to rethink strategies

9/3/2009
High School Sports Put Players at Risk for Severe Injuries

More needs to be done to protect young knees, ankles and shoulders, researcher says

9/3/2009
Swine Flu Poses Risk to Kids With Neurological Conditions

But U.S. officials say death rate seems no higher than with seasonal flu

9/3/2009
School Days Give Some Kids a Headache

Tension and stress are common causes, experts say

9/3/2009
Take the Load Off Your Child's Back

To avoid injuries, watch backpack weight and fit, expert suggests

9/3/2009
Health Tip: Eating Fish and Shellfish

Almost all contain mercury

9/2/2009
Keep Your Flu Shots Straight This Fall

What you need to know about vaccinations for swine flu, regular flu

9/2/2009
Weight-Loss Surgery Breaks Families' 'Obesity Cycle'

Moms operated on before pregnancy had thinner children, study found

9/1/2009
Drivers Distracted When Near Schools

Study suggests students should be wary when walking around parking lots, crossing streets

9/1/2009
Health Tip: Pack Your Child's Lunch

Why it's worth the extra time

9/1/2009
Swine Flu on Campuses Boosts Call for Vaccinations

Officials expect return of virus that first surfaced last spring

8/31/2009
Valcyte Approved for Cytomegalovirus in Children

A leading cause of infection in transplant patients

8/28/2009
Alcohol Ads on Cable TV Reach Young Audiences

Industry often advertises during shows watched by typical U.S. teens, analysis finds

8/27/2009
Another Report Finds Swine Flu Targeting the Young

But health experts emphasize that most infections are relatively benign

8/27/2009
Health Tip: Stifle Back-to-School Allergy and Asthma Problems

Suggestions for when your child returns to the classroom

8/25/2009
Xyzal Approved for Younger Kids

Antihistamine sanctioned for children as young as 6 months

8/25/2009
Smokers' Cars Loaded With Nicotine

Levels twice those found in places that permit smoking, study suggests

8/24/2009
Car Seats Can Limit Kids' Oxygen Supplies

Experts say risk is small but warrants reminder about proper use

8/24/2009
Health Tip: Choosing a Backpack

Protect your child from injury

8/24/2009
Abuse of ADHD Drugs on the Rise

Jump in poison control center calls mirrors increasing prescriptions, study shows

8/23/2009
Soothe Back-to-School Anxiety, Teach Kids to Relax

Simple steps can lessen stress when children get overwhelmed, experts say

8/22/2009
Going Back to School With Asthma Takes Extra Work

Lung association recommends flu shots, check-ups and communication with school staff

8/21/2009
8/21/2009
Single Kidney Transplant From Young, Deceased Donors Works Well

Finding challenges notion that an adult must get 2 from a child under 5

8/20/2009
School Kids, Parents Should Get Flu Vaccines First

Study shows targeting 'super-spreaders' protects most vulnerable in end