Misc. Kid's Health News

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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

'Family-Centered Rounds' for Pediatric Patients Applauded

Including families in hospital discussions benefits trainees, children, parents, study finds

Hospital Visits for Underage Drinking Soar on July 4 Weekend

And 5,000 deaths of people under age 21 are linked to alcohol each year, U.S. study says

Exercise May Guard Girls Against Dementia in Senior Years

But researchers stress it's not clear if activity directly lowers risk

Teen Girls Becoming More Open to Drugs, Alcohol

U.S. survey finds change in attitudes from only a year earlier

Kids With Coordination Disorder More Likely to Be Overweight

Condition may interfere with physical activity, researchers say

Health Tip: Dealing With Picky Eaters

Suggestions to get them to eat

When Parents Smoke, Kids' Weight, Behavior May Suffer

Research suggests tie between lighting up and child's health, although cause-and-effect not clear

Combo Vaccine Raises Risk of Fever-Related Seizures in Kids

MMR, varicella vaccines given separately seem safer, though real risk still rare, study finds

Warm But Watchful Parents Can Keep Kids From Heavy Drinking

Parenting style has a lot to do with whether bad habits form, survey finds

Mold May Trigger Severe Asthma in Some Folks

Certain gene variants appear to increase risk of serious exacerbations, study finds

Health Tip: If Your Child Stutters

Here are suggestions for parents

Study Clears Cell Phone Towers of Childhood Cancer Connection

Proximity during pregnancy doesn't appear to raise risk of leukemia, brain tumors, researchers say

Cavities in Baby Teeth May Come From Poor Food Choices

Dental office a good place to offer education on kids' nutrition, researcher says

Religious Teens Seem Less Prone to Alcohol Abuse

But piety only trumps genetic tendencies until early adulthood, study finds

Ear Tubes Appear to Be Safe Before Cochlear Implantation

No adverse effects noted in pediatric study

Cartoon Characters Sell Kids on Unhealthy Foods

Using likes of Shrek and Dora to market treats should be banned, researcher says

PCBs May Weaken Kids' Vaccination Response

Early exposure may undermine reaction to diphtheria and tetanus shots, study finds

Summer Vacation May Set Back Kids' Language Skills

Poor kids in bilingual families need extra support, study says