Misc. Kid's Health News

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6/3/2010
Health Tip: Protect Your Child From a Sports Injury

Precautions to take before the game

6/3/2010
Burgers May Feed Kids' Asthma Risk

But a diet high in fruit, veggies and fish appears to lessen likelihood of wheeze, study finds

6/2/2010
1 in 5 College Students Admitted to Drunk Driving, Study Found

And more than 40 percent of 20-year-olds rode in a car with an intoxicated driver, researchers say

6/2/2010
Impulsive Behavior, Drinking Decline in Early Adulthood

Biggest improvement occurs between 18 and 25, researchers say

6/2/2010
Childhood Brain Tumors May Respond to Measles Virus

Treatment looks promising in laboratory and animal tests, researchers say

6/1/2010
Mom's Extra Pregnancy Pounds May Raise Child's Heart Risks

But optimal weight gain for best outcomes still unclear, study says

6/1/2010
Health Tip: Keep a Log of Your Child's Medicines

It's important to track anything your child takes

5/31/2010
Health Tip: Set Rules at the Pool

To help keep kids safe

5/28/2010
Johnson & Johnson Criticized Over Drug Recall

Criminal penalties are one option, FDA says

5/28/2010
Today's College Students More Likely to Lack Empathy

'Generation Me' tends to be self-centered, competitive, U.S. research shows

5/26/2010
Prenatal Exposure to Chemicals Linked to Breast Cancer Risk

BPA, DES affected offspring of pregnant mice, researchers found

5/26/2010
Osteoarthritis Claims Growing Number of Younger Victims

Intensive sports and exercise at young age may be the cause, experts say

5/25/2010
Germs in Soil Might Give Learning a Boost

Mice exposed to the bacteria got through mazes twice as fast, researchers report

5/25/2010
5/24/2010
Children With Epilepsy Feel on Par With Healthy Siblings

Parents disagree, may underestimate their quality of life, researchers say

5/24/2010
Swimming Lessons OK for Toddlers, Experts Say

Pediatricians' group policy change based on evidence that some kids may benefit

5/24/2010
5/24/2010
Global Death Rate for Children Lower Than Thought

But progress in United States, Canada lagging behind other developed countries, study finds

5/24/2010
Childhood Cancer Survivors Face Health Problems Throughout Life

More likely to struggle with medical issues as adults, analysis finds

5/24/2010
'Button' Batteries Killing, Disabling Children

Researchers call for safety controls to prevent more tragedies from accidental swallowings

5/23/2010
Parents Want Electronic Access to Their Children's Docs: Survey

E-mail, Internet access could reduce frustration, researchers say

5/21/2010
Communication Program Didn't Improve Autism Symptoms

But it did enhance parent-child interaction, study found

5/21/2010
Health Reform Should Provide Insurance to Many Young Adults

Some provisions start in September and will make coverage more affordable, easier to get, report says

5/21/2010
Heart Disease Among Childhood Cancer Survivors Tied to Gene Mutations

Children with certain variants who were treated with low-dose cancer drug at higher risk, study shows

5/20/2010
A Protein Links Alzheimer's, Down Syndrome

Amyloid-beta accumulates in eyes of Down-affected patients, spurring cataracts, study finds

5/19/2010
Meaningful Conversations Boost Kids' Language Skills

Give-and-take discussions help them gain skills needed for school success, study shows

5/19/2010
Health Tip: Change Diapers Safely

Suggestions for using a changing table

5/19/2010
Infants Vulnerable to Measles Before 1st Shot

Inherited immunity wears off, putting kids at risk, study finds

5/19/2010
Alcohol Companies Use New Media to Lure Young Drinkers: Report

Spirits industry says it's committed to responsible online advertising

5/18/2010
Exercise Can Spur Wheezing, Even in Healthy Kids

Asthma-like symptoms surprised researchers

5/17/2010
Kids' Psychological Problems Have Long-Term Effects

Lower pay, fewer marriages among those who had depression, substance abuse in youth, study finds

5/17/2010
Health Tip: Giving Your Newborn a Bath

Make it pleasant and comfortable

5/16/2010
Guard Kids' Eyes Against Long-Term Sun Damage

Youngsters are especially vulnerable to harmful rays, experts warn

5/14/2010
Dyslexia Linked to Differences in Brain Circuitry

Scans picked up structural variations in critical 'white matter,' researchers say

5/14/2010
Doctors Can Use Rotavirus Vaccine Again: FDA

Contaminant found in March no health risk, agency says

5/14/2010
Parent Involvement in Grade School Boosts Child's Social Skills

Research also shows students are less aggressive and disruptive

5/14/2010
Most High Schoolers Today Cheat

But they may not always realize they're cheating, researchers say

5/14/2010
Rotavirus Vaccine Helps Kids Avoid Severe Gastro Illness

In 2008, an estimated 55,000 hospitalizations were prevented in U.S., researchers say

5/13/2010
Genetic Pattern May Predict Leukemia Relapse

Children could be screened, treated more aggressively if deemed at risk, researchers say

5/13/2010
Rate of Childhood Peanut Allergies More Than Triples

Researchers can't explain increase in last decade, although actual number is still small

5/13/2010
Health Tip: Help Prevent Heat Rash

Keep baby cool and comfy

5/13/2010
Sugar Before Shots Helps Infants Cope

Fewer tears are shed when babies get sweet solution before injections, review finds

5/12/2010
Talking to Mom by Phone May Relieve a Daughter's Stress

Her voice works as well as a hug in regulating hormones in girls' brains, study finds

5/12/2010
Almost Half of Deaths in Kids Under 5 Occur in 5 Countries

Two-thirds of cases due to infectious diseases, researchers report

5/11/2010
Health Tip: Before the Babysitter Cares for Your Child

Here are suggestions for what parents should do

5/10/2010
Health Tip: Sign Up Your Child for a Sport

Here are issues to consider first

5/8/2010
Obese Kids May Be More Likely to Snore

They also develop sleep apnea more often than slimmer children, study finds

5/7/2010
Health Tip: Ways to Treat Positional Plagiocephaly

Alternate the position of baby's head

5/6/2010
Health Tip: Coping With Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis

Suggestions to help soothe symptoms

5/5/2010
Stress Hormones Predict Trouble for Kids Left in Abusive Homes

Specific hormonal pattern tied to later psychological problems, researchers say