Misc. Kid's Health News

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11/16/2016
Moms' Rheumatoid Arthritis May Be Linked to Epilepsy Risk in Kids

Researcher stressed that most children born to women with the autoimmune condition not at risk for seizures

11/16/2016
Safety Group Releases Annual Dangerous Toys List

Risks include choking and suffocation, as well as injuries from shooting toys

11/15/2016
Guidelines May Have Helped Curb ADHD Diagnoses in Preschoolers

Still, too few with disorder receive behavior therapy, child psychologist says

11/14/2016
Health Tip: Encourage Kids to Choose Good Friends

Suggestions for better relationships

11/14/2016
Fewer American Parents Are Spanking Their Kids

More are relying on timeouts to discipline children, study shows

11/14/2016
Could C-Section Birth Raise Child's Risk of Obesity?

Study suggests passage through birth canal confers protective gut bacteria to newborns

11/11/2016
Kids React Differently When a Beloved Pet Dies

Some want a new animal right away, while others feel they need to honor the memory

11/11/2016
How to Introduce Your Baby to Food Containing Peanuts

New guidelines coming soon from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

11/10/2016
Doctors Use iPads to Treat 'Lazy Eye,' With Mixed Results

New studies show no clear, long-term advantages to so-called binocular gaming over traditional eye patching

11/10/2016
Health Tip: When Sleep is Interrupted

What weary parents can do

11/8/2016
Kids With Cardiac Arrest Less Likely to Survive CPR at Night

Researchers don't yet know why chances of success better at other times of day

11/8/2016
Parents Often Miss Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder in Kids

Signs may include nightmares, avoiding reminders of the trauma, feeling unsafe, researchers find

11/8/2016
Health Tip: Safer Sleep for Baby

Here's what's recommended

11/7/2016
Childhood Cancer Survivors Living Longer But Not Always Better

Those treated in 1990s more likely to report pain and poor health as adults, researchers say

11/7/2016
Anesthesia Before Age 4 May Have Slight Impact on Later School Performance

The low 'overall difference in academic performance' is reassuring, researchers say

11/4/2016
Pint-Sized Football Players Still at Risk for Injuries

Youth leagues attract kids as young as 6, and they should be taught how to play the game safely

11/3/2016
Too Many Kids Still Eating Too Much Salt

9 out of 10 exceed daily recommendations, CDC researchers find

11/2/2016
Downside to Exercise for City Kids: More Pollution

Inhaling black carbon from traffic offsets benefits, environmental health specialist says

11/2/2016
Lazy Summer Days Mean Weight Gain for Young Kids

Children from kindergarten through second grade put on weight when school's out, study found

11/2/2016
11/1/2016
10/31/2016
Smartphones, Tablets Keep Kids Buzzing at Bedtime

Children with access to these devices don't get enough sleep, study finds

10/31/2016
Childhood Asthma and Indoor Allergens

Reducing indoor allergens can be as effective as medications in controlling childhood asthma, study finds.

10/31/2016
10/28/2016
Deadly Measles Complication May Be More Common Than Believed

One more reason to get your child vaccinated against the disease, infection experts say

10/28/2016
Skin Patch May Help With Peanut Allergy

Delivering small amounts of peanut protein boosted tolerance for about half of young patients in study

10/28/2016
Health Tip: Dress Kids in Safe Costumes

Tips for a happier Halloween

10/27/2016
Study Questions Use of Migraine Meds in Kids, Teens

Researchers found sugar pill worked as well as commonly prescribed drugs

10/27/2016
Kids With Gay or Lesbian Parents Do Just Fine: Study

Study finds no differences between children of gay, lesbian or heterosexual couples

10/26/2016
Parent-Led Autism Therapy Shows Lasting Benefits

Early intervention reduced symptom severity years later, study finds

10/26/2016
Health Tip: Pay Attention on Halloween

Safety tips for walking trick-or-treaters

10/25/2016
Childhood PTSD May Leave Imprint on Brain

MRI detects variations in neural connections of earthquake survivors, Chinese researchers say

10/24/2016
Health Tip: Six Dangerous Driving Habits

Things teens should avoid

10/24/2016
Brain Changes Seen in Kids After One Season of Football

Not yet clear if those changes are lasting or meaningful

10/21/2016
More Kids and Teens Heading to ER With Headaches

Study finds hospital admissions for head pain also up; reasons are unclear

10/21/2016
Pediatricians: Kids Need 'Media Use Plan' From Parents

Suggestions include no screen time for those under 18 months, not using media as 'soothing tool'

10/21/2016
10/19/2016
National School Lunch Program Serving Up Healthier Fare

Since starting to offer more fruits, vegetables, whole grains, consumption of fat, salt dropped

10/18/2016
More Low-Income Kids Need Dental Sealants: CDC

Treatments protect against most cavities -- reducing pain and dental costs

10/18/2016
Cost Keeps Many Kids From School Sports, Other Activities

Poor children missing out on valuable pursuits, survey finds

10/17/2016
Foster Kids Face Higher Risk of Health Problems: Study

They were even more vulnerable than children in low-income, single-parent families

10/17/2016
10/12/2016
Mom-to-Be's Antidepressant Use May Be Tied to Speech Issues in Child

Study shows a link but can't prove cause and effect, and experts stress that overall risk is small

10/11/2016
10/10/2016
6 Keys to a Safe, Allergy-Free Halloween

These tips can ease parents' worries and help kids with food allergies or asthma enjoy the holiday

10/10/2016
Daycare and Obesity Risk

Are children in daycare at increased risk of obesity?

10/10/2016
Day Care Doesn't Encourage Weight Gain in Kids

After other factors were weighed, analysis found no link

10/7/2016
Target Fast-Food Combo Meals to Cut Sugary Drinks for Kids: Study

Researchers want chains to stop including the beverages with meal deals to reduce calorie intake

10/7/2016
Most Low-Income Dads Stay Involved With Their Kids: Study

Working hours may limit parent-child time, but these men aren't 'deadbeat dads,' research finds

10/7/2016
Study Suggests Genetic Link to Middle Ear Infections

They're the No. 1 reason kids get antibiotics, and finding could point to better treatments, researchers say