Misc. Kid's Health News

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10/15/2008
Web Site on Medical Research in Kids Launched

NIH-sponsored effort informs parents about safeguards in pediatric clinical trials

10/15/2008
Nation's Teachers Battle Sleep Problems

Many say lack of rest impairs lessons, study finds

10/14/2008
Inactive Teens at Risk for More Behavioral Problems

Exercise reduces symptoms of depression, anxiety in adults, too, study says

10/13/2008
Vitamin D Guidelines Too Low for Cystic Fibrosis Kids

Study says deficiency persists even after weekly doses up to 3 times recommended amount

10/13/2008
Vitamin D Supplementation Guidelines for Youngsters Doubled

American Academy of Pediatrics raises daily recommended intake from 200 to 400 IUs

10/10/2008
New Factors Join Kids' Sleep Disorders, Cognition

Blood pressure, brain oxygen levels might modify severity of some deficits, study says

10/10/2008
Chemo Alone Effective in Treating Kids' Brain Tumors

Delaying, avoiding radiation could lessen long-term side effects, study finds

10/10/2008
Gene Variation Found in Boys With Delinquent Peers

High-risk homes with disengaged moms defined pattern, but not for young girls, study finds

10/10/2008
Flu Can Be Deadly for Young Victims

CDC now recommends shots for those aged 6 months to 19

10/9/2008
Bipolar Disorder in Children Lingers

Study finds 44% still suffer bouts of mania, depression as young adults

10/9/2008
25% of Teen Girls Vaccinated for HPV

It's a good start for new vaccine, CDC says

10/9/2008
Health Tip: Prepare Your Child for a New Baby

Adjusting to a new brother or sister

10/8/2008
New Advances Could Battle Cancer Cell by Cell

Flow cytometry illuminates signaling protein pathways, study says

10/8/2008
Children as Young as 4 Can Develop OCD

Full-blown obsessive symptoms seen in both younger, older children, study finds

10/7/2008
Microwaves a Menace for Young Kids

Scalds, resulting in serious injuries, can occur, study finds

10/6/2008
Kids' Flu Shot Largely Ineffective Over Past Few Years

Study finds it didn't keep them from hospitals, doctors' offices

10/6/2008
Hospital Fixes Cut Opiate Errors in Kids

Simple adjustments also save money, since side effects can affect length of stay, study says

10/6/2008
Vending Machines Found in Most Middle Schools

Snacks, drinks sold not helping fight against childhood obesity, researcher notes

10/6/2008
New Test Detects Rare Leukemia More Quickly

Researchers also found technique could track response to treatments

10/6/2008
Teens May Be Missing Out on Needed Vaccines

Not getting preventive care biggest reason for immunization shortfall, study finds

10/6/2008
Free Prescription Drug Samples Pose Risk to Kids

Few actually go to needy children, and newer meds lack safety profile, study finds

10/4/2008
Book Offers Novel Approach to Weight Loss

Girls who read story with subtle message about health realized some benefits, study says

10/3/2008
Study Questions Guidelines on Immunizations

Researchers suggest needles used on kids are sometimes too long

10/3/2008
Vision Test for Young Children Called Unreliable

Researchers found standard way of measuring acuity in preschoolers missed problems

10/3/2008
Behavioral Management Plans Help Kids Lose Weight

Most effective programs include techniques to improve diet, exercise habits, study says

10/3/2008
Health Tip: Parenting a Child With ADHD

Suggestions to guide the child's behavior

10/2/2008
Drinking Before 15 Boosts Risk of Later Alcohol Abuse

Study suggests delaying imbibing as late as possible, until 18 or older, is best

10/2/2008
Kids Who Wheeze With Rhinovirus at Higher Asthma Risk

But study can't say whether germs cause condition or just identify those who may get it

10/1/2008
Health Tip: When Your Child is Teething

Normal and unusual symptoms

9/30/2008
Link Between Vaccine and MS Unproven

Majority of children vaccinated against hepatitis B not at risk for the condition, study says

9/29/2008
Heart Pump Helps Children Waiting for Transplant

Device approved in Europe, still in clinical trials in U.S.

9/29/2008
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Best for Traumatized Youths

But study also finds too many clinicians still using unproven treatments

9/29/2008
9/26/2008
Migraines More Frequent, Intense in Overweight Kids

But weight loss can ease the pain, study shows

9/26/2008
9/26/2008
Babies Who Eat Fish Lower Eczema Risk

Study found doing so before 9 months decreased chances of skin condition by 25%

9/25/2008
U.S. Kids Take More Psychotropic Drugs Than Europeans

Cultural differences, regulatory practices may explain difference, researchers say

9/24/2008
Flu Vaccine Should Be More Effective: CDC

And officials are urging more Americans than ever before to get a shot this season

9/20/2008
Sports Eye Injuries Leading Cause of Blindness in Youths

But safety glasses can cut injury risk by 90%, vision expert says

9/19/2008
Boys as Socially Aggressive as Girls: Study

Indirect hostility by spreading rumors, gossiping, excluding others, a guy thing as well

9/19/2008
Vitamin D Levels Might Predict Risk for MS

Study finds kids with lower levels more likely to develop autoimmune disease

9/19/2008
Acetaminophen Linked to Childhood Asthma

Drug should only be used to treat high fevers in children, experts say

9/18/2008
More Kids Getting Kidney Stones

Doctors blame sedentary lifestyle, obesity, poor diet

9/18/2008
Parenting Plays Key Role in Infant's Response to Stress

While genes affect physiological development, mom's behavior changes effect, study says

9/18/2008
School-Based Efforts Boost Kids' Fruit, Vegetable Intake

Biggest difference maker was repeated exposure through taste testing, study says

9/17/2008
Signaling Protein Could Be Target for Leukemia Chemo

GSK3 apparently plays double role in activating and inhibiting cell growth, study finds

9/17/2008
Health Tip: Booster Seat Safety

When your child outgrows the car seat

9/16/2008
MRI Detects Soft Tissue Damage Affecting Kids' Hearing

Scans could improve docs' ability to diagnose location of defects, study says

9/16/2008
Plastic Chemical Tied to Heart Disease and Diabetes

Bisphenol A previously associated with developmental problems in fetuses

9/16/2008
Health Tip: Prevent Ear Pain in Flight

Help keep your child comfortable