Misc. Kid's Health News

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Increased Risk of Violence Among Unsupervised Teen Groups

Hanging out with no adult presence a recipe for violence even in 'good' neighborhoods, study finds

Black Teens May Need Higher Vitamin D Supplementation

Even with sun exposure, levels were deficient in this vulnerable group, researchers say

Cuvposa Approved for Chronic Drooling in Children

Primarily those with neurological disorders

Health Tip: Dealing With Separation Anxiety

Help ease your youngster's fear

Kids Adopted By Same-Sex Couples 'Thriving': Researcher

No reason to prevent gay, lesbian prospective parents from adopting, study says

In Young Girls, Obesity Linked to Early Puberty, Analysis Reveals

Unanswered questions remain, including psychological impact, researcher says

Teens With ADHD Often Have Trouble Completing High School

Dropping out or delayed graduation most common among kids with attention disorder, study finds

Level of Parent-Child Conflict Seems to Differ Among Nations

Study finds higher rates of disharmony in U.S. families

Health Tip: Taking a Plane Trip With Baby

Suggestions to help keep the infant calm

Mom's Affection Helps Babies Grow Into Less Stressed Adults

Study finds link between maternal attention, child's mental state decades later

Witness Testimony May Be Affected By Negative Feelings

In 'emotional memory' test, kids' accuracy was poor, but better than adults: study

Make Sure Your Kids Are Safe in the Water

Drowning can happen 'quickly, silently, and without notice,' expert warns

Childhood Cancer May Be Linked to Later Heart Problems

27% of survivors had long-term cardiac dysfunction, Dutch study found

Playgrounds More Fun When Safety Rules Come Into Play

More than 200,000 U.S. kids go from the playground to the hospital each year, group reports

Each Summer, Falls Top the List of Ways Kids Get Hurt

Injuries are often 'predictable and preventable,' expert says

Colleges Not Doing Enough to Combat Student Drinking: Report

More focus urged for monitoring illegal sales of alcohol and limiting number of alcohol outlets

Urge Kids to Drink Water During Hot Weather: Expert

Make sure it's readily available and watch for signs of dehydration, doctor advises

Giving Kids Booze, Medicines Can Be Child Abuse

Parents' motives range from punishment or sedation to amusement, research suggests

Health Tip: Treating Cradle Cap

Scaliness and redness on a baby's scalp

Economic Status May Affect Kids' Hearing Aid Care

Medicaid patients experience more problems after cochlear implant, report shows

Health Tip: Weaning Baby from a Bottle

Suggestions for 'upgrading' to a cup

Parents Can Help Limit Kids' Exposure to Medical Imaging

Expert advises asking some questions before allowing X-rays or CT scans

Kids Who Do Poorly in School More Likely to Become Bullies

Youngsters who have trouble resolving problems with others also at risk of becoming bullies, victims or both, researchers say

Major Fast Food Chains Have Reduced Trans Fats

McDonald's, Burger King and Wendy's sizzle increasingly fewer fries in the unhealthful fats, study shows

Mom's Mental State Influenced Kids' Well-Being After 9/11: Study

Children fared worse when mothers struggled with PTSD, depression, researchers say

Medical Studies Involving Kids May Be Prone to Bias

Industry-funded trials at greater risk of distortion than nonprofit or government-sponsored: review

1 in 5 Parents Missed Work for H1N1 School Closings: Survey

But many students visited places other than home, finds CDC report

Mood Disorders Going Undetected in U.S. Children

Without treatment, anxiety and depression can plague kids through adult years, experts warn

Program Teaches Parents How to Nurture Healthy Eaters

Early feeding practices can play critical role in kids' eating patterns, study suggests

Eye Chart Exams for Teens May Miss Vision Problems

The tests detect nearsightedness accurately but not farsightedness or astigmatism, study shows

Survey Links Puberty to Violent Behavior

U.S.-Australian study finds mid-stage puberty a time for trouble

Coping Therapies Unlikely to Ease Kids' Stem Cell Treatment: Study

Massage, relaxation intervention produced no significant benefits, researchers say

Health Tip: Help Prevent Burnout

Share responsibilities and make time for fun

Screening Guidelines Miss Many Kids With High Cholesterol

Researchers suggest that universal testing may be a better option

Parents Urged to Enforce Proper Use of Child Safety Seats

Strict adherence to guidelines essential to help prevent disability, death, doctor says

For Teenage Girls, Competition Cuts Both Ways: Study

But teens of both sexes win when their goal is self-improvement, researchers suggest

As Parents Lose Jobs, Kids Often Lose Out on Health Care

Unemployment greatly ups odds that children will face gaps in care, study finds

Childhood Obesity Boosts Risk of GERD

Extremely obese older children have a 40 percent higher risk of the painful digestive disease, researchers say

Decline in U.S. Teen Smoking Rate Stalls

Goal of reducing rate to 16 percent by 2010 won't be met, CDC says

Low-Income Children Not Getting Adequate Dental Care

California study finds those covered by public health insurance less likely to make regular visits, if they go at all

Health Tip: Help Prevent Choking While Eating

Things you can do to protect your child

Babies Born Poor Often Remain Poor

Supports for low-income families could improve outcomes, study suggests

Health Tip: Protect Children From Sunburn

Use sunscreen and limit exposure

Relentless Heat Threatens Your Health

Kids, elderly are most vulnerable, but experts say simple steps can help

Too Much Screen Time Can Threaten Attention Span

Kids, young adults who overdo TV, video games almost twice as likely to have problems, study finds

Kids See Fewer Ads for Sweets, More for Fast Food: Study

Analysis of TV advertising also uncovers racial gap, researchers say

Children, Elderly Need Protection From Soaring Temperatures

Family, neighbors can save lives through simple precautions, researchers say

Leave July 4 Fireworks to the Pros

Fireworks caused two deaths and nearly 9,000 injuries in 2009, report says

Effects of Mom's Favoritism May Last Into Adulthood

Perception of unequal treatment hurts all siblings, researchers say