Misc. Kid's Health News

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10/19/2009
Video Games Can Play Havoc With Kids' Joints

The younger the child, the more likely the pain, says research led by an 11-year-old

10/17/2009
11 More Children Die From Swine Flu: CDC

And vaccine production delays mean fewer shots will be available by month's end

10/16/2009
Race, Insurance May Affect Testing of Kids in ER

Study finds more done for youths with chest pain who are white and have private coverage

10/16/2009
11 More Children Die From Swine Flu: CDC

And vaccine production delays mean fewer shots will be available by month's end

10/15/2009
Health Tip: When to Call the Pediatrician

Warning signs that your newborn needs a doctor

10/14/2009
Severe Swine Flu Could Lead to Blood Clots in Lungs: Study

Researchers say CT scans may be needed to spot the risk

10/13/2009
Many Hospitalized With Swine Flu Had Been Healthy

But the majority of cases still involve people with chronic problems, CDC says

10/13/2009
Health Tip: Bringing Baby Home

Prepare for the trip from the hospital

10/13/2009
Soothing Imagery May Help Rid Some Kids of Stomach Pain

Audio recordings benefited many children with no underlying disease in study

10/12/2009
A Little Cash Buys a Lot of Calories at the Corner Store

Kids are purchasing cheap junk food on way to and from school, survey finds

10/11/2009
Want Leaner Kids? Parents May Need to Toe the Line

Health experts say much can be done to keep weight in check

10/9/2009
76 Children Dead From Swine Flu: CDC

Finding highlights the need for kids to be vaccinated against the disease, experts say

10/9/2009
Health Tip: Choosing a Safe Halloween Costume

Suggestions for a safer holiday

10/8/2009
As Teens Plug In, Parents Fret

Worries are justified, say hearing loss experts who urge prevention

10/8/2009
Health Tip: Understanding Gestational Diabetes

What it means for you and baby

10/6/2009
Program Helps Kids Switch Over to Healthy Behaviors

Triple intervention enforces message at home, school and in the community, researchers say

10/6/2009
Exercise in Adolescence May Cut Risk of Deadly Brain Tumor

Physical activity later in life didn't seem to matter, study finds

10/6/2009
Burn Rate in Kids Has Dropped, But Still Causes Concern

Youths' thinner skin makes them more susceptible to severe injury, expert says

10/6/2009
Health Tip: Soothing a Colicky Baby

A number of solutions to try

10/6/2009
Most Childhood Cancer Survivors Have Healthy Babies

But pregnancies should be closely monitored, researchers say

10/5/2009
Tiny Batteries Can Cause Big Problems for Young Children

Ingestion of 'button' batteries may have serious consequences, researchers say

10/5/2009
Autism May Be More Common Than Thought

U.S. government study estimates that 1 of every 91 children is affected

10/2/2009
Daily Candy in Childhood Linked to Violence in Adulthood

But experts note cause-and-effect not proven in study

10/2/2009
Delaying Weight-Loss Surgery May Leave Teens at Risk

Acting before kids gain more improves outcomes, study shows

10/2/2009
Health Tip: Help Prevent Childhood Migraines

Have the youngster learn to avoid triggers

10/1/2009
Children Need Seasonal Flu Vaccine, Experts Say

Study finds vaccination rates lag behind recommended levels

9/29/2009
Fetal Surgery May Treat Heart Defect

Researchers see some success in alleviating hypoplastic left heart syndrome

9/29/2009
Social Status as a Teen Predicts Health as an Adult

Research finds those at the top of the pecking order fared the best

9/28/2009
9/28/2009
Many Kids Suffer Medication Side Effects: Study

Adverse drug reactions cause more than half a million outpatient visits a year, researchers find

9/25/2009
Studies Evaluate Thyroid Treatment During Pregnancy

Efforts in U.S. and Europe are testing effects on women and their offspring

9/25/2009
FDA Issues Health Alert on Kids' Tamiflu Dosages

Warning follows report that dosing instructions for liquid medication don't match syringe measurements

9/25/2009
9/25/2009
Spanking May Lower Kids' IQs

Experts believe corporal punishment can affect psychological well-being

9/24/2009
Letter Warns About Tricky Dosing With Liquid Tamiflu for Kids

Meanwhile, CDC says rapid test for swine flu not effective

9/24/2009
Health Tip: Crib Mattress Safety

Help prevent accidents

9/22/2009
Rising Heat, Humidity Raise Risk of Asthma Flares

Weather changes send more wheezing youngsters to the ER, study finds

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