Misc. Kid's Health News

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Article Title
6/2/2009
TV Interferes With Infants' Language Development

More time watching the tube means less time learning to speak, researchers say

6/2/2009
Too Much Media May Be Tough on Kids' Health

Expert warns parents to limit access to computers, TV and more

6/1/2009
Celexa May Not Help Kids With Autism

Study finds no benefit, and more side effects, but not all agree

6/1/2009
5/29/2009
Families Urged to Have Wells Tested Yearly

Young kids are especially vulnerable to contamination, experts say

5/29/2009
Safety Gear Helping to Strike Out Baseball Injuries

Greater use of proper equipment may lead to fewer emergency visits, research suggests

5/29/2009
Teens Likely to Trade Team Sports for Individual Exercise

Vigorous activity is less likely than walking or running as kids age, researchers say

5/29/2009
Health Tip: Eating Out With a Diabetic Child

Suggestions for meals away from home

5/29/2009
Stimulant Chewing Gum Can Be Dangerous for Kids

Case report details how two packs sent 13-year-old to hospital

5/28/2009
5/27/2009
Type 1 Diabetes Rates Rising Among European Children

Twice as many kids under age 5 could be affected by 2020, researchers warn

5/27/2009
Health Tip: Be an Involved Grandparent

Spend quality time with your grandkids

5/27/2009
Stigma Keeps Teens From Depression Treatment

Barriers to care include worries about family's reaction, study finds

5/26/2009
Risks Remain for Childhood Cancer Survivors

Chance of developing another tumor stays high throughout life, study finds

5/26/2009
Parents Often Puzzled by Medicine Labels

Study finds that whether a drug is OK for a certain age is often misunderstood

5/26/2009
Health Tip: Avoid Germs From a Petting Zoo

Some precautions may help prevent illness

5/26/2009
Refusing Shots Puts Kids at Higher Risk for Whooping Cough

Parents who reject immunization put children, community in jeopardy, study finds

5/26/2009
Attention Problems in Kindergarten Could Spell Long-Term Academic Trouble

They have bigger impact than issues such as depression, anxiety, study finds

5/24/2009
Things to Know If You're Contemplating a Pet

Thinking ahead about the animal's and family's needs is key, expert says

5/23/2009
Youth and Driving Don't Always Mix Safely

Teens' opinions of their driving prowess pose risks on the road, experts say

5/23/2009
For Young Ballplayers, Support and Caution Are Key

Preventing injury takes practice, on and off the field, experts say

5/22/2009
Health Tip: Thwarting Head Lice

Suggestions to stop their spread

5/21/2009
Teen Stress May Have Roots in First Three Years of Life

Overuse of day care, insensitive moms linked to higher stress levels in adolescence

5/21/2009
Pediatric Ear Infection Vaccine Shows Promise

Animal study shows droplets rubbed into skin prevented infections

5/20/2009
After Concussion, Follow-Up Visit a Must

Children with head trauma need it before returning to play, researchers say

5/19/2009
Hospitalization Rates Higher in Kids Who Get Flu Shots

Link likely due to other health problems in children most recommended for vaccination, experts say

5/19/2009
Parents Influence Sex Decisions, Hispanic Teens Say

Survey findings may spark new pregnancy prevention tactics

5/19/2009
Overweight Moms More Likely to Have Asthmatic Kids

Inflammation may drive the connection, researchers say

5/19/2009
Kids More Apt to Smoke If Mom Did While Pregnant

Research suggests biological changes take place in the womb

5/19/2009
Health Tip: Help Protect Young Athletes

Follow the rules of the game

5/19/2009
Molecule in Skin May Link Eczema and Asthma

Finding in mice might explain progression from skin to breathing condition

5/18/2009
Worries About Weight Are Tied to Teen Suicide Tries

Even those who only think they're fat face higher risk, study finds

5/18/2009
New Spray Could Benefit Cystic Fibrosis Patients

Airways remained clear and moist in studies, researcher says

5/18/2009
Health Tip: Choosing Baby's Playpen

Safety suggestions to help avoid injury

5/15/2009
Improper Use of Booster Seats Puts Many Kids at Risk

Study finds most booster seats are installed incorrectly or misused

5/15/2009
Health Tip: Reasons for Adenoid Removal

Why your child might need the procedure

5/15/2009
Sharing Cancer Info May Be Empowering

Telling children about genetic risks fosters openness, expert says

5/15/2009
Immune Therapy May Aid Kids With Neuroblastoma

Researchers praise new treatment for deadly cancer

5/14/2009
Daily Exercise at School Yields Rewards

Kids have healthier hearts and are less apt to be overweight, study finds

5/12/2009
Organ Donation Policies Vary Among Children's Hospitals

More research, better adherence to recommendations needed, study suggests

5/11/2009
5/9/2009
Acid Drinks Blamed for Increase in Tooth Erosion

The way people savor flavor compounds the problem, experts say

5/8/2009
Bullying Seems to Affect Kids Years Later

Study finds psychotic symptoms in preteens who'd been tormented

5/7/2009
Pooches Sometimes Miss the Point

Like 2-year-old kids, dogs understand some but not all gestures, researchers say

5/7/2009
Health Tip: When Children Stutter

Suggestions on how you should respond

5/6/2009
5/5/2009
Writing Disorder May Be Common Among Kids

Study finds rate as high as 14.7 percent in one Minnesota city

5/5/2009
Health Tip: Common Food Allergies in Children

Here's what may make them react

5/5/2009
Keeping Appointments Key to Keeping Vaccines on Track

Children fall behind on shots when parents don't make it to the doctor

5/4/2009
Viewing Adult-Themed TV Tied to Earlier Sex for Teens

Study suggests they're less likely to separate reality from fiction