Misc. Kid's Health News

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1/23/2009
Salmonella Common in U.S. Poultry

2 outbreaks highlight the dangers of infection from live birds, report shows

1/22/2009
Heavy Smoking as Teenager Might Add Pounds Later

Study finds an association, but some experts are skeptical

1/21/2009
Common Asthma Treatments Don't Work for Virus-Induced Wheeze

Preschoolers wheezing from a cold won't benefit from steroids, study finds

1/21/2009
Car Seats Save Young Lives

Chances of dying in a crash drop by three-fourths for infants, study finds

1/20/2009
Older Drug Effective in Treating Pediatric Nerve Cancer

Low, short-term doses of DFMO helps prevent disease spread, study finds

1/19/2009
MRSA Infections Spreading to Kids in Community

Antibiotic-resistant bacteria moving beyond hospital setting, study finds

1/19/2009
Preschool Lunch Doesn't Always Pack Nutritious Punch

Study finds meals from home often lack fruits, veggies, whole grains

1/16/2009
Game, Not Gore, Keeps Video Players Playing

Deeper satisfaction trumps violent content among gamers, study finds

1/16/2009
Health Tip: Easing a Croupy Cough

Help make your child more comfortable

1/14/2009
Hard-to-Treat Leukemia Cell Subtype Identified

Discovery suggests new treatments for aggressive form of childhood disease, study says

1/13/2009
Diet, Exercise Cut Kids' Risk for Metabolic Syndrome

Preventing obesity boosts blood vessel function even without weight loss, study says

1/13/2009
Counseling Lacking for Adolescents With Arthritis

Study says more programs needed for transition to adult health care

1/13/2009
Pediatric MS Tied to Higher Relapse Rates

They face three times as many episodes as those who develop disease in adulthood, study says

1/13/2009
Vicks VapoRub Linked to Infant Breathing Problems

Misuse may cause respiratory distress, researchers say; company says product is safe

1/9/2009
Nitric Oxide Monitoring of Little Benefit for Kids' Asthma

Added cost may also rule out this additional measure, study suggests

1/9/2009
Childhood Leukemia Subtype Resists Treatment

Those with rare gene have disease relapse often within 5 years of apparent remission

1/9/2009
Parents Not Best Barometer of Kid's Eating, Exercise Habits

Survey found mismatch between perception, reality

1/7/2009
Gene Governs Response to Leukemia Chemotherapy

Acute lymphoblastic leukemia is most common pediatric cancer

1/7/2009
Teen Birth Rate Up in 26 States in 2006

Highest rates in South, Southwest; lowest rates in Northeast, government reports

1/7/2009
More 'Screen Time' Linked to Poor Fitness in Girls

But teenage boys don't seem to be as susceptible, study suggests

1/7/2009
Health Tip: Help Stop Thumbsucking

Before it affects your child's teeth

1/6/2009
Teens Divulge Risky Behavior on Social Networking Sites

But e-mail intervention may spur some adolescents to change, study finds

1/5/2009
Car Key Device Jams Teens' Cell Phones

Inventor's ignition gadget prevents calls or texting while driving

1/5/2009
Health Tip: Help Prevent Toy Injuries

Make sure they're age-appropriate

12/31/2008
Health Tip: Choosing a Crib

Help keep baby safe

12/31/2008
Dubious Drugs, Tainted Foods Top 2008's Health Stories

But deaths from heart disease, cancer show encouraging drop

12/29/2008
Rejection of Gay Teens Linked to Later Troubles

Suicide attempts, drug use higher among those whose families don't accept them

12/29/2008
Many Teens Don't Keep Virginity Pledges

Pledgers are also less likely to use birth control, study finds

12/23/2008
Health Tip: Preparing Your Child For Therapy

Suggestions for how to reassure your youngster

12/21/2008
The Best Holiday Toys Are Safe Holiday Toys

New federal law requires extensive testing before they hit store shelves

12/19/2008
Almost Half of Kids Still Exposed to Secondhand Smoke

Survey says that despite progress, more is needed to clean up air in homes, cars

12/19/2008
Limiting School Snacks Boosts Fruit, Veggie Consumption

The increase, while modest, was significant, study finds

12/18/2008
Childhood Obesity May Cause Thyroid Problems

Finding suggests low-grade inflammation changes gland's structure

12/18/2008
'Hot' Toys May Not Be the Best Present

Giving the gift of your time with kids is one option to consider

12/17/2008
Independent Audit of Global Child Immunizations Urged

Survey finds overpayments to some countries where data doesn't match WHO reports

12/17/2008
School Program Helps Cut Asthma Risks

Urban teens seem to benefit at a time when they're starting to control their own care

12/17/2008
Magnets in Kids' Toys Pose Broad Dangers

Swallowing them can block bowel; warnings not mandated on packages, study says

12/15/2008
Health Tip: Braces Basics

Take care of your teeth and braces

12/12/2008
Nut Bans in Schools May Be Spurring Hysteria

Expert says lack of exposure could also perpetuate more allergies among kids

12/11/2008
Study Questions Value of Anti-Meth Campaign

Kids seem to be ignoring message that methamphetamine is dangerous

12/10/2008
Gene May Make Kids Crave Junk Food

Some are genetically driven to eat more calories, study suggests

12/10/2008
Secondhand Smoke Boosts Asthmatic Boys' Behavior Woes

Nicotine could alter youngsters' nervous systems, researchers say

12/10/2008
Car Crashes, Falls Top List of Accidental Injuries for Kids

CDC researchers say it's an under-recognized public health problem

12/10/2008
38% of U.S. Adults Use Alternative Treatments

As do 12% of children, new government survey says

12/9/2008
Steroid After Tonsillectomy Raises Bleeding Risk

But dexamethasone did limit vomiting and results are preliminary, researchers note

12/9/2008
Report Finds Fault With U.S. Health Services for Teens

Among recommendations: More coordinated care, better training for providers

12/8/2008
Malaria Vaccine Effective in Latest Trials

Mosquito-borne disease kills nearly 1 million people, mostly African children, every year

12/8/2008
Anemia Rates Down for U.S. Women and Children

But they remain disproportionately high for minority women, study finds

12/8/2008
Laws Governing Indoor Tanning by Teens Don't Work

Study says lax enforcement probably to blame; experts cite risk of skin cancer

12/8/2008
Seizure Meds Can Be Safely Withdrawn From Kids With Epilepsy

Study finds relatively low risk of developing intractable disease