Misc. Kid's Health News

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Article Title
5/4/2009
More Kids Being Hurt by Falling Furniture

Researcher calls for parental diligence and new safety regulations

5/2/2009
Obese Children More Likely to Suffer Lower Body Injuries

Stress on muscle, bone behind severity of damage, longer recovery, study finds

5/1/2009
Hearing Loss Tops Parents' Concern for Kids

Damage from loud external noises puts 3 million youngsters under 18 at risk, group says

4/30/2009
Millions of Kids Live With Substance-Abusing Parents

Expert says situation causes mental, physical problems in offspring

4/24/2009
Marijuana Is Option to Unpleasant Meds, Teens Say

About a third of youths surveyed aren't smoking to get high

4/23/2009
4/23/2009
Kids Given Photos of Sunburn Damage Covered Up Better

Study says every preteen should get UV snapshot of what exposure can do to their skin

4/23/2009
FDA Approves 'Plan B' Pill for 17-Year-Olds

Decision is latest involving controversial birth-control drug

4/20/2009
Kids and Veggies: Offer Them and They Will Eat

Availability in poor areas more of an issue than youngsters' tastes, studies find

4/20/2009
Almost 1 in 10 Young Video Game Users 'Addicted'

Study finds pathological behavior can cause children real problems

4/17/2009
Drug May Be Dangerous for Kids With Graves' Disease

Medication known as PTU can cause liver disease, experts say

4/17/2009
Tough Laws, Higher Prices Mean Fewer Kids Smoke

Study finds that enforcing existing laws cuts rate by 21 percent

4/16/2009
Family Ties May Help Prevent Teen Suicide

Bonds with parents, more than peers, are key, study finds

4/15/2009
Deployment Takes Toll on Military Moms and Teens

Their children are prone to risky behaviors, study finds

4/7/2009
Tough Legislation on Underage Drinking Seems to Save Lives

Laws on purchase and possession of alcohol, zero tolerance prevent more than 700 deaths a year, study says

4/7/2009
Heart Transplant Failures More Likely in Poor, Minority Kids

Low socioeconomic status and non-white race linked to worse outcomes

4/7/2009
Parents Worry That 'Alcopops' Encourage Teen Drinking

The flavored drinks should carry warning labels, survey respondents say

4/7/2009
4/6/2009
Early Psychiatric Issues May Predict Suicide in Boys

Study finds a 'pathway of persistence' throughout life

4/6/2009
More U.S. Kids Taking Diabetes, Blood Pressure Drugs

Prescriptions rose by more than 15 percent in 3 years, researchers say

4/6/2009
Kids Who Lack Self-Control May Be Prone to Weight Gain

New research finds that need for instant gratification might play a part

4/5/2009
Breathe Easier Knowing Spring's Pollen Triggers

Children are especially vulnerable to seasonal allergies, so be prepared, expert says

4/3/2009
TV Time May Not Be Benign

Behavioral problems, obesity more likely in kids who watch 2 hours-plus a day

4/3/2009
Poor Kids Exposed to More Secondhand Smoke

Wealthier households are less apt to include adult smokers, study finds

4/3/2009
Hispanic Children More Likely to Have Hearing Loss

Second study finds rare eye disease missed, mistreated among urban youngsters

4/1/2009
The Dark Side of Vegetarianism

For some teens and young adults, it may be concealing eating disorders

4/1/2009
Health Tip: Calming Chickenpox

Help keep your child comfortable

3/30/2009
Most Teens Aren't Getting Preventive Health Care

Almost two-thirds lacked this type of service within past year, study found

3/27/2009
Most Fatalities in Teen Crashes Are Not the Drivers

Stats show safety programs need to be extended to others on road as well, study finds

3/27/2009
Families That Eat Together Serve Up Good Dietary Habits

Kids make smarter food choices later on, study finds

3/26/2009
AIDS Drug Slows Spread of Deadly Childhood Brain Cancer

Study finds it suppresses enzyme vital to tumor growth

3/26/2009
Working Memory Fluctuates in Kids With ADHD

Study reveals varied response times for tasks, though answers were still correct

3/26/2009
U.S. Asked to Do More for Kids' Mental Health

Report urges new role in coordinating, funding local prevention efforts

3/25/2009
A Child's Sweet Tooth May Be All in the Bones

Study suggests that fast-growing youth have greater fondness for treats

3/24/2009
Danon Disease Can Be Quickly Fatal, Study Finds

Heart experts stress the importance of genetic testing and diagnosis

3/24/2009
Soy May Help Shield Asian-American Girls From Breast Cancer

Early consumption seems most beneficial, but needs further study, experts say

3/24/2009
Anesthesia in Youngest Kids May be Linked to Learning Disabilities

Study found having 'gone under' more than once by age 3 seemed to raise risk for problems

3/23/2009
Health Tip: Check Your Baby's Feet

Make sure they're developing normally

3/20/2009
Lexapro Approved for Adolescent Depression

For people aged 12 to 17 with major depressive disorder

3/17/2009
Black Male Children Face Highest Risk for Food Allergies

Peanuts and shrimp cause the most problems, survey finds

3/16/2009
To Rid Heads of Lice, Wet-Combing May Work Best

But researchers say visual inspections can help determine scope of infestation

3/16/2009
New Treatments Improve Control for Severe Asthma

Using the medications as directed is key, however, experts say

3/16/2009
Using Music and Sports to Improve Kids' Asthma

More consistent medication use, fewer ER visits result, studies find

3/16/2009
Fewer Teens Sniffing Glue, Household Products

But report finds perception of dangers from inhalants at lowest point since 1991

3/16/2009
3/16/2009
Exposure to Peanuts May Build Tolerance to Allergy

The therapy is still experimental, and more research is needed, study says

3/13/2009
Musicians' Brains Tuned to Emotions in Sound

Finding suggests children with language disorders may benefit from tonal training

3/13/2009
Health Tip: Minor Reaction to Childhood Immunizations

Here's how to ease minor discomfort

3/12/2009
Kids Who Live Near Green Spaces Seem to Walk More

Experts urge urban planners to heed study's finding and help fight obesity

3/11/2009
Overweight Preschoolers Raise Their Heart Disease Risk

Study found they showed early signs of cardiovascular trouble