Misc. Kid's Health News

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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

9/14/2008
Safety Gear a Must to Prevent Kids' Sports Injuries

Concussion most common danger, expert says, so head, face gear should take priority

9/12/2008
Banning Soft Drinks in Schools Has Small Impact

Study finds only limited gains from no-sale policies

9/11/2008
Bullying Top Concern of Parents With Overweight Child

They view intimidation as even greater problem than obesity itself, study says

9/11/2008
Bacterial Infections May Be Overlooked in SIDS Cases

Toxins could cause 'chemical storm' in infants resulting in death, research suggests

9/10/2008
Chromosome Tests Help Study of Kids' Mental Anomalies

New technology offers better diagnostic model for complex developmental abnormalities

9/10/2008
Survival Rates Improve for Kids With Blood Cancers

Advancements in treatment likely behind continued upswing, study concludes

9/10/2008
9/9/2008
CDC Campaign Targets MRSA Infections

Well-informed parents are a child's best defense, official says

9/8/2008
Kids' Eye Injuries From Golf Clubs Rare But Severe

Most hurt by other children wielding club while playing away from course, study says

9/8/2008
Fewer College Kids Smoking, But Industry Tactics a Threat

Tobacco firms spend $1M a day sponsoring campus events, giveaways, lung association says

9/8/2008
Health Tip: Stay Safe on the School Bus

Good behavior can help prevent injury

9/5/2008
Scientists ID 2 New Genes for Bowel Disease in Kids

Findings could lead to tailored treatments for IBD, study suggests

9/4/2008
Most U.S. Kids Getting Recommended Vaccinations

More than 77% are fully inoculated, federal officials say

9/4/2008
Even Kids With Known Allergies Can Be Safely Vaccinated

Experts develop sequence of instructions they say could help doctors evaluate risks

9/3/2008
Kids of Stressed, Low-Income Moms Prone to Weight Problems

Anxiety may prompt the children to eat unhealthy foods, study suggests

9/3/2008
Early Weight Gain Might Mean Higher Blood Pressure Later

But parents shouldn't worry, researchers say

9/2/2008
Youth Suicides Continue to Rise in U.S.

One reason may be reluctance to prescribe antidepressants, study suggests

9/2/2008
Health Tip: Buy a Safe Bathtub for Baby

Make sure it has safety features

9/2/2008
Active Video Games Help Kids Exercise

They burn many more calories and have higher heart rates, researchers say

9/1/2008
Health Tip: When Your Baby Needs Shots

Make the ordeal less painful

8/29/2008
Most Youths Tried as Adults Had Psychiatric Disorders

Chicago study finds more than two-thirds of them needed help with at least one illness

8/27/2008
Study Links Spanking to Physical Abuse

Those who paddled were 3 times likelier to use harsher punishments

8/27/2008
8/26/2008
Drug May Lower Blood Pressure in Adolescents With Hypertension

Allopurinol, used to cut uric acid levels, could work better than current options, study says

8/26/2008
Number of Uninsured Americans Drops

More children now covered by government-sponsored programs, Census Bureau reports

8/25/2008
One-Third of Schools Built in Air Pollution Danger Zones

Unhealthy proximity to major roads is public health concern future planners should address

8/25/2008
Food Allergy Action Plan Can Keep Kids From Harm

Allergists recommend consulting with school staff on avoidance strategies

8/25/2008
Health Tip: When Your Child Worries

Help ease the child's fears

8/24/2008
Healthy Lunches Help Kids' Concentration in School

Parents should go light on fats and remember their example is best teacher, expert says

8/23/2008
Lung Association Urges Back-to-School Asthma Checklist

Since almost 11% of school-age kids have the disease, parents should take precautions

8/22/2008
Home Smoking Ban Keeps Teens From Lighting Up

But parental behavior remains strong influence on kids' attitudes, study says