Misc. Kid's Health News

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8/20/2009
Health Tip: Avoid Your Child's Asthma Attacks

Keep the child away from potential triggers

8/19/2009
Post-Tonsillectomy Codeine May Pose Dangers

Pain medication tied to death of small boy after the procedure, report says

8/18/2009
Ibuprofen Rated Best for Pain of Broken Arms

Study finds kids don't do as well when given acetaminophen with codeine

8/18/2009
Health Tip: Your Child Must Wear a Bike Helmet

Begin the habit at an early age

8/17/2009
For Short Kids, No Lack of Self-Esteem

Despite some parents' worries, study finds small stature not a problem

8/14/2009
Health Tip: Back to School, Back to Sleep

Get kids on a regular schedule

8/14/2009
Restrictive Diet for Kids May Backfire

Children need to learn self-control to avoid becoming overweight, researchers say

8/13/2009
Health Tip: Children Need Exercise, Too

How they benefit from activity

8/12/2009
Health Tip: Selecting a Pediatrician

Develop a rapport with your child's doctor

8/12/2009
Stressed Out College Students Losing Sleep

Worries put them at risk for poor mental and physical health, experts say

8/10/2009
Young Moms Follow Their Mother's Parenting Style

Fathers don't seem swayed by the maternal influence, survey finds

8/10/2009
Blows to the Chest Up Death Risk for Lacrosse Players

Injuries are fatal far more often than in other contact sports, study finds

8/10/2009
Health Tip: Staying Safe on the Playground

Suggestions to prevent injury

8/10/2009
Sharing Prescription Meds Common Among U.S. Teens

One in five have 'loaned' or 'borrowed' drugs, study found

8/8/2009
Good Planning Paves Way for Kid's Operation

Before your child undergoes surgery, follow these helpful tips

8/7/2009
Signs of Depression Noted in Second Graders

Researchers identified early risk factors and patterns of development

8/7/2009
Cholesterol Screening Shouldn't Rely on Kids' Weight

Guidelines focusing on heavier children may miss the target, study finds

8/7/2009
When Kids Are Hospitalized, Parents Fret About Errors

Expert describes families as untapped resource in prevention efforts

8/6/2009
Food Allergy Facts Need More Focus

Many U.S. adults unaware there is no cure, survey finds

8/5/2009
Autism May Hinder Ability to Read Body Language

Trouble seems to lie in visual processing, researchers say

8/4/2009
Health Tip: Buying Baby's First Bathtub

Guidelines on what to purchase

8/3/2009
Young Kids' Screen Time May Raise Blood Pressure

Watching TV raises risk more than other low-level activities, such as painting, study finds

8/3/2009
Lots of Schoolkids Squint to See Chalkboard

Experts urge parents to get their kids' eyes checked regularly

8/3/2009
Vitamin D Deficiency Linked to Heart Risk Factors in Kids

Studies find many U.S. children not getting enough

8/3/2009
Gym Class Injuries Up 150 Percent

Lack of movement skills increase the risk of trouble, expert says

7/31/2009
More Kids Becoming Severely Obese

Expert urges additional programs, and coverage, for health effects

7/31/2009
Homelessness Tied to Kids' Mental Health

Doctors should be on the alert for problems, expert warns

7/31/2009
Health Tip: If Your Diabetic Child Gets Sick

What to do when another illness strikes

7/31/2009
Even 9-Year-Olds Can Learn CPR

Students should be taught basic life-support skills, researchers say

7/30/2009
Researchers Discover the Tale Behind Short Dogs

Dachshunds, corgis and others may trace their height to an evolutionary event

7/29/2009
Resistance to Malaria Drug Reported in Cambodia

Millions at risk if artemisinin treatment becomes ineffective, study says

7/27/2009
Health Tip: Baby Diapering 101

How to get started

7/26/2009
Giving Statins to Kids Provokes Debate

Cholesterol-lowering drugs may help young hearts, but long-term use raises concerns

7/23/2009
Sedentary Kids May Take Longer to Fall Asleep

But active kids need more sleep and get it more easily, expert says

7/23/2009
1 in 7 Low-Income Preschoolers Is Obese

CDC stats do show the epidemic might be slowing down among poor families

7/23/2009
Health Tip: Preventing Pinworms

The infections are common in young children

7/23/2009
E-Cigarettes Pose a Health Hazard, FDA Warns

Agency says testing shows devices contain carcinogens, other toxins

7/22/2009
Gene Mutation Could Be Key to Rare Blood Vessel Disease

Finding may lead to new treatments, researcher says

7/22/2009
Infanticide of 19th Century: Was It SIDS?

Study finds patterns of baby deaths mirror sudden infant death syndrome

7/21/2009
Parental Stress Boosts Kids' Asthma Risk

When combined with air pollution, smoking, it raises chances of condition, study finds

7/20/2009
Internet May Be Newest Venue for Teen Tobacco Exposure

Social networking sites latest place to view smoking-related content, study shows

7/20/2009
Health Tip: Keep Kids Safe Around Pets

Help prevent illness from handling animals

7/18/2009
Guard Against Swine Flu at Summer Camp

Before sending off your kids, take some precautions, expert says

7/17/2009
Health Tip: Managing Your Child's Asthma

Suggestions to keep symptoms under control

7/16/2009
Cars Are No Place for Kids to Be Alone

Heat stroke just one of many dangers for children in unattended vehicles, experts warn

7/15/2009
Many Kids Outgrow Chronic Headaches

Those with migraines more likely to struggle in adulthood, study finds

7/15/2009
U.S. Students' Academic Interests Tend to Wane in Middle School

Chinese teens more likely to keep education a priority, research finds

7/15/2009
Number of Underweight Kids in U.S. Continues to Fall

Recent survey finds 3.3 percent of children aged 2 to 19 are below normal weight

7/15/2009
Rare Cells Linked to Pediatric Cancers

Discovery could pave the way for future targeted treatment

7/14/2009
Germs Hold Court in Sand Castles

It's safer to keep beach underfoot than to dig in it, survey finds