Misc. Kid's Health News

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8/13/2008
Poor Coordination in Childhood Tied to Adult Obesity

Clumsiness at age 7, below-par motor skills at 11 linked to weight gain later, study says

8/13/2008
Health Tip: Beating Backpack Pain

Wear it the right way

8/12/2008
Health Tip: Read to Your Toddler

Encourage reading when your child is young

8/11/2008
Low-Birth-Weight Babies at Risk for Salt Sensitivity

Condition can damage kidneys, brain and heart, study says

8/8/2008
Health Tip: Keep Gestational Diabetes Under Control

Take good care of yourself during pregnancy

8/7/2008
Death From Febrile Seizure Rare in Children

Even in high-risk cases, Danish study finds rate similar to that of kids in general population

8/7/2008
Robot Playmates Help Autistic Kids With Social Skills

Researchers say finding could be used for creation of new therapy tools

8/7/2008
Health Tip: Managing Your Child's Migraines

Suggestions to help prevent them

8/5/2008
Nurturing Parents Can Cut Risk of Aggression in Girls

Teens who mature early without positive feedback more likely to choose bullying behavior

8/5/2008
Health Tip: Keep Baby From Heat Rash

Help the infant stay cool and dry

8/4/2008
Researchers Push Aggressive Cholesterol Control in Kids

Rather than drugs, they urge early lifestyle, dietary changes

8/4/2008
Immigrant Children Less Likely to Exercise

Study finds they participate in fewer sports but watch less TV

8/4/2008
Kids Who Sleep Poorly at Risk for Being Overweight

Even an hour's less rest linked to doubled chance of weight gain, study finds

8/4/2008
Children in Blended Families Still Close to Biological Mothers

Family situation shapes parental involvement less than thought, study finds

8/4/2008
Immunotherapy Boosts Treatment of Kids' High-Risk Sarcomas

Patients with recurrent or metastatic disease had better-than-normal survival, study finds

7/31/2008
Health Tip: Feeding Your Baby

What the infant should eat, and how often

7/24/2008
Gummy Bears Join Cavity Fight

Treats sweetened with xylitol cut levels of bacteria in children's plaque, study finds

7/23/2008
Children Can Develop Tolerance to Egg Allergy

Greek study finds gradual exposure builds resistance over time

7/23/2008
Health Tip: Bottled or Tap?

Common pollutants are riskier for some

7/23/2008
Family Meals Can Help Teen Girls Avoid Drugs, Alcohol

But the study didn't find a similar effect on boys

7/22/2008
Health Tip: Keep Baby Safe in the Crib

Suggestions to prevent injury

7/21/2008
Stretch That Grocery List in Lean Times

Tips to serve your family healthy meals for less

7/21/2008
Health Tip: If Your Child Wears Glasses

How to encourage their use

7/18/2008
All Newborns Should Have Ears Screened, Task Force Says

Up to 3 of every 1,000 U.S. babies born with hearing loss, experts note

7/17/2008
Gene Mutation Puts Some Kids at Risk for Tobacco Addiction

Having 2 copies of variant, puffing before age 17 boosted odds for being heavy smoker

7/16/2008
Premature Birth Linked to Some Unexpected Later Problems

Education, even income levels, appear to be affected by early birth, study finds

7/16/2008
Big Tobacco Lures Young Smokers With Menthol Cigarettes: Study

Researchers say industry manipulates the ingredient to recruit new generation of users

7/16/2008
Health Tip: Signs of Problems at Daycare

Make sure your child is safe

7/15/2008
Statins Show Little Benefit for Kids With Learning Disorder

No significant differences found in memory or attention, as some studies suggested

7/15/2008
Children Move Less as They Get Older

By age 15, amount of daily exercise drops by about two-thirds, study finds

7/15/2008
Drug May Ease Symptoms of Juvenile Arthritis

Flare-ups reduced, Italian study finds, but the trial methods are challenged

7/15/2008
Health Tip: Toddler-Proof Your Home

Protect your child from injury

7/15/2008
Background TV Distracts Kids From Play

It may interfere with the development of attention skills, study suggests

7/14/2008
Health Tip: Teens and Sleep

Signs that you're not getting enough

7/14/2008
Elbow Injuries on Rise Among Young Athletes

But surgery helps them return to prior playing level 83% of time, report shows

7/13/2008
Don't Take a Vacation From Healthy Eating

Expert says sticking to routine will keep those extra pounds off while school's out

7/11/2008
Trauma Center Counseling Reduces Kids' Repeat Injuries

Emergency department 'teachable moments' remembered well by parents, youngsters, study finds

7/11/2008
Workshop Helps Parents, Kids Talk About Sex

Lunch break dialogues drew both together to discuss attitudes, health issues

7/11/2008
Teen Birth Rates, Homicides on Increase, Report Shows

But deaths from accidents and smoking among eighth-graders are down, researchers add

7/10/2008
Health Tip: Parenting Twins

Help each establish a unique identity

7/9/2008
Surfing to a Higher Weight

Teen girls likely to be heavier if they spend a lot of time on the Internet, study shows

7/8/2008
Kids' Obesity May Lead to Epidemic of Adult Diabetes

Impact has yet to be felt, since type 2 course may take 10 years to show, study says

7/7/2008
Relationship Violence Common Among College Students

Almost half had experienced it before or during college, survey shows

7/7/2008
Pediatricians Recommend Cholesterol Drugs for Some Kids

Children as young as 2 should be tested for high cholesterol, group says

7/7/2008
Health Tip: Safety on Wheels

Prevent injuries from roller sports

7/7/2008
Secondary Schools Serve Unhealthy Foods

U.S. elementary schools have better offerings than high schools, study says

7/4/2008
Health Tip: Have a Safe Fourth of July

Keep kids away from fireworks

7/3/2008
Playing It Safe With High School Sports

Coaches, athletic trainers focus on prevention, better treatment for young athletes

6/27/2008
Few Student-Athletes Survive Sudden Cardiac Arrest

Access to defibrillators and knowing how to use them could reduce deaths, experts say

6/27/2008
Golf Cart Injuries Give Rise to Calls for Regulation

Study finds safety standards needed, especially for use on public roads