Misc. Kid's Health News

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3/3/2009
Impulsive Kindergartners May Turn to Gambling

It's just one of the serious consequences these children are prone to, study suggests

3/3/2009
Smoking, Drinking Should Matter in Movie Ratings, Parent Survey Finds

But, they underestimate potential impact film scenes have on their kids

3/3/2009
2 Hours Glued to TV Doubles Kids' Asthma Risk

Association found in both genders regardless of weight issues, study finds

3/2/2009
City Kids Find the Breathin' Is Easier Elsewhere

Mild asthma symptoms fall after just a week away, study finds

3/2/2009
Swimming Lessons Don't Increase Drowning Risk, Study Says

But experts warn parents that instruction alone is no guarantee

2/27/2009
Girls' Anti-Social Behavior Predictive of Later Depression

Early elementary school interventions could identify those most at risk, study says

2/27/2009
Health Tip: Prevent Your Children From Choking

Suggestions to reduce their risk

2/27/2009
Health Tip: Dealing With Depression After Pregnancy

How to help get rid of the blues

2/26/2009
Babies Born in High Pollen Months at Wheezing Risk

Findings may clarify why fall and winter infants more likely to develop asthma

2/26/2009
2/25/2009
Work May Not Be Best for Young Kids

Study suggests jobs such as baby-sitting, lawn mowing could spell trouble

2/25/2009
Obesity Just as Risky for Teens as Heavy Smoking

Men who were overweight youths are far more apt to die early, study finds

2/23/2009
Are Internet-Addicted Kids More Violent?

Taiwanese study says yes, but American experts aren't so sure

2/19/2009
Health Tip: Keeping Your Children Warm in Winter

Dress youngsters for cold weather

2/16/2009
Not Many U.S. Kids Need Statins

Fewer than 1% with high cholesterol, study shows

2/13/2009
Report Urges Broader Effort to Stem Emotional Disorders in Youth

Mental health tab costs U.S. about $247 billion a year, experts say

2/12/2009
Tobacco Companies Targeting Teens, Study Says

Marketing aims to get them to smoke and choose certain brands, experts note

2/12/2009
Texting After Fainting a Good Sign

Study notes it means a teenaged victim has recovered from the blackout

2/6/2009
For Preschoolers, Even 'Play' Tends to Be Sedentary

Study finds great inactivity and little encouragement for kids to be otherwise

2/5/2009
Health Tip: Wean Your Child From Breast-Feeding

Suggestions to ease the transition

2/4/2009
Gene Mutation Tied to Majority of Cases of Mental Retardation

Finding might lead to better diagnosis and drug treatments, study says

2/3/2009
Childhood Beach Vacations May Boost Melanoma Risk

Each seaside stay increased skin moles by 5%, study found

2/3/2009
Health Tip: Safe Use of Air Bags

How you and your children should be seated

2/2/2009
Many Kids Don't Need the Vitamins They're Taking

But poor children who do need supplements aren't getting them, study shows

2/2/2009
Health Tip: Check Your Child's Car Seat

Make sure it's secured correctly

1/31/2009
Aggressive Treatment Effective in Kids' Brain Cancer

Newer radiotherapy delivery systems cut dose, side effects after rare disease surgery

1/30/2009
Kids Who Spend More Time Outdoors Have Better Vision

Study finds youngsters who are parked indoors more likely to develop myopia

1/30/2009
Medical Needs of 6.2 Million U.S. Kids Go Unmet

Study says initiatives should target both coverage and access to health care

1/29/2009
Home Renovations by Affluent Families Can Unleash Lead Threat

Much of the work involves older homes, but lead paint wasn't banned until 1978

1/29/2009
Health Tip: Is Your Child Getting Too Much Sugar?

Suggestions to help your youngster cut down

1/27/2009
Intensive Insulin Therapy Reduces Mortality in Sick Kids

Lowering blood glucose levels also cut time in ICU, study finds

1/26/2009
HS Sports Shoulder Injuries More Likely in Boys

Player-to-player contact in competition behind almost 60% of cases, study finds

1/26/2009
Hallucinations Are Rare Side Effects of ADHD Medications

Visual or tactile sensations of bugs an uncommon, but possible, reaction, study finds

1/26/2009
Health Tip: Problems With a Picky Eater?

Suggestions to maintain proper nutrition

1/26/2009
Recess Makes for Better Students

Study finds getting enough of it each day helps kids perform better in classroom

1/23/2009
Preemies Exposed to Toxins in Liquid Meds

Called excipients, these agents include chemicals that can cause nerve damage, study says

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