Misc. Kid's Health News

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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

5/5/2010
Inbreeding Possible Factor in Deaths of Darwin's Children

Three died young and another three could not have children of their own, researchers say

5/5/2010
Car Crashes Leading Cause of Teen Deaths in U.S.

But CDC report finds murder, suicide and illnesses also kill many teens

5/5/2010
FDA Found Bacteria in Ingredients for Recalled Tylenol, Benadryl

Agency also cited maker Johnson & Johnson for 'numerous deficiencies' at plant

5/4/2010
H1N1 Fears Led to Overcrowded ERs

Last year's scare had people rushing for care even before the disease appeared, study shows

5/4/2010
Misinformation About Vaccine Safety Puts Kids at Risk of Illness

More than one-third of U.S. parents surveyed had delayed or refused early childhood immunizations

5/4/2010
5/4/2010
Smoking While Pregnant May Raise Psychiatric Risks in Kids

Study found the more cigarettes a woman smoked, the greater the chances

5/3/2010
Effects of TV, Drug Exposures in Early Life May Be Long-Lasting

Fetal and early childhood environment helps shape later outcomes, studies show

5/3/2010
Involved Parents Less Likely to Raise Bullies

Knowing your children's friends and good communication are key, study finds

5/3/2010
Parent Error Common When Medicating Chronically Ill Kids

Even well-educated parents need more help with lifesaving drug regimens, study finds

5/3/2010
Bullies Target Obese Kids

Being overweight is prime factor regardless of race, family income, study finds

5/3/2010
Kids Raised by Relatives Face Increased Health Risks

Extra support is needed when children don't live with a parent, expert says

5/3/2010
Teens' Facebook Sex Talk May Not Be Just Talk

Sexual references signal intent to have intercourse, study finds

5/3/2010
Child Abuse Head Injuries Rise as Economy Falls

Study found almost twice as many per month in a downturn

5/3/2010
Parents of Autistic Children Turning to Alternative Treatments

Little research supports most options, but families driven by need to help, experts say

5/3/2010
Many Kids With Hepatitis C Are Missed

Untreated, the infection can lead to liver damage, liver cancer, researcher says

5/2/2010
Kids Suffer When Parents Choose Between Health Care, Bills

Children in these homes are at greater risk of developmental delays, hospitalization, study finds

5/1/2010
Drug Maker Recalls More Than 40 Allergy, Cold Meds for Kids

Medicines involved in the voluntary action include Tylenol, Tylenol Plus, Motrin and Benadryl

5/1/2010
Comprehensive Plan May Help Control Children's Asthma

Hospital visits declined following family education classes, study shows

4/30/2010
Motor Skills Lag in Poor Preschoolers

Delays in running, catching, throwing lead to sedentary lifestyle, study finds

4/30/2010
Nasal Saline Rinses Reduce Ear Infections in Kids

Small study reports fewer acute infections after daily nasal washes

4/30/2010
Grandparents Play Vital Role for Autistic Children

Many help with child care, treatment decisions and political advocacy, survey finds

4/29/2010
Sunlight May Play Role in Multiple Sclerosis Risk

Adequate vitamin D in months before birth could be key, Australian study suggests

4/27/2010
OTC Drugs May Work Differently in Obese Kids

Researcher suggests considering weight factors when deciding dosage

4/27/2010
Anemia Harder to Treat in Black Children With Kidney Disease

Treatment tailored to reflect race may be needed, researchers suggest

4/27/2010
Educational Program Urges Parents to Immunize Kids

Campaign will explain serious threat of re-emerging diseases, AAP says

4/26/2010
Watching R-Rated Movies May Lead to Early Alcohol Use

Adult content changes kids' personalities, one expert says

4/26/2010
Health Tip: Offering Baby a Pacifier

Guidelines for new parents

4/23/2010
Early Surgery Best for Children With Hearing Loss

Cochlear implants yielded best results when put in those younger than 18 months

4/23/2010
Cat Allergy Doesn't Have to Mean Giving Up Kitty

For many feline fans, there are ways to live together happily, experts say

4/23/2010
Premature Birth Ups Risk of Long-Term Breathing Problems

Kids who were extreme preemies had double the risk of asthma by age 11, study found

4/23/2010
Allergy-Linked Mouth Breathing Spells Trouble for Kids

Children at risk for facial deformities, poor grades, dentists say

4/22/2010
Better Teachers Make for Stronger Young Readers

Twins' study shows quality instruction helps kids achieve their potential

4/22/2010
Traffic Seems to Make Kids' Asthma Worse

Analysis of Atlanta data links pollutants to ER visits

4/22/2010
4/21/2010
Managing Type 1 Diabetes Can Stress Teens

Glucose levels tend to rise, study finds, as youths control their own care

4/21/2010
Vaccine Now Misses Many Pneumococcal Infections in Kids

These bacteria can cause pneumonia and meningitis, researchers point out

4/19/2010
Genetics, Psychology May Trigger ADHD

Gene variant and sense of family discord implicated in new study

4/19/2010
Resistant Ringworm Common in Urban Elementary Schools

Study found infection rates highest among black children in kindergarten, first grade

4/16/2010
Respiratory Infections Major Cause of Childhood Deaths

New measures needed to prevent and treat RSV worldwide, researchers say

4/16/2010
Thin Girls May Face Higher Breast Cancer Risk as Adults

Finding may offer new ways to predict odds for the disease, researchers say

4/15/2010
Video Games Before Bed May Not Shortchange Slumber

Study found it took teens only few more minutes to fall asleep

4/14/2010
Play Creatively as a Kid, Be a Healthier Adult

Grown-ups need to stop restricting kids' activity, researcher says

4/13/2010
DNA Test Misses Virus That Causes Hearing Loss

Saliva test still better for detecting CMV in newborns, study finds

4/13/2010
4/12/2010
Early Detection May Prevent Preemie Vision Problems

Eye exams, subsequent therapy may ward off blindness, study finds