Misc. Kid's Health News

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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

8/22/2008
8/21/2008
Tobacco Marketing Promotes Youth Cigarette Use

But landmark report also says mass media anti-tobacco campaigns work, too

8/21/2008
Abstinence-Only Programs Fall Short of Teens' Needs

It means different things to youngsters, so sex ed should be added to lineup, study says

8/21/2008
Spoonful of Sugar Really Might Help Medicine Go Down

Some children have evolutionary distaste for bitter remedies, foods, study finds

8/20/2008
8/19/2008
Obesity Rates Up in 37 States: Report

At least 20% of adults are obese in every state except Colorado

8/18/2008
Study Lets Teens Sound Off on Acne Therapies

Most would pay hundreds of dollars to get rid of the problem

8/18/2008
Poor Sleep Linked to High Blood Pressure in Teens

Similar results have been found in studies of adults

8/18/2008
Health Tip: Check Baby's Toys for Safety

Avoid playthings that can cause injury

8/17/2008
Pack Safety Should Be on Back-to-School Lists

Orthopedic doctor offers tips on how to choose and use the proper backpack

8/16/2008
Freshman Weight Gain Has Many Culprits

Fast food access, alcohol and study load contribute to poor dietary choices, expert says

8/15/2008
Asthma's Course Differs by Gender

By puberty, condition may be passing phase in boys, but more permanent in girls, study says

8/14/2008
Childhood Dairy Intake Boosts Bone Health Later On

Teens who ate 2 or more servings a day as kids had higher mineral content, study finds

8/14/2008
Kids' Obesity Linked to Ear Infections

Altered sense of taste may result in preference for unhealthy foods, studies suggest

8/14/2008
Insurance Matters When It Comes to Kids' Health Care

Insured children are 3 times more likely to visit the doctor, study finds

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