Misc. Kid's Health News

Date Posted
Article Title
7/1/2009
Antibiotics May Boost Risk for Recurrent Ear Infection

Researchers urge more temperate prescribing of amoxicillin in kids

7/1/2009
TV Ads Trigger Mindless Eating

Kids watching food commercials consumed 45 percent more snacks, study shows

6/29/2009
6/29/2009
15 Percent of U.S. Teens Think They'll Die Young

Link between risky behavior and pessimistic outlook surprises experts

6/26/2009
Teens With Eating Disorders Benefit From Parents' Help

Research shows that recovery improves with family involvement

6/25/2009
Abused Kids Face Higher Cancer Risk

'Fight or flight' hormone may play a role, researcher suggests

6/24/2009
For Kids With Leukemia, Radiation May Be Safe to Skip

Today's chemotherapy regimen often is enough, study finds

6/22/2009
Health Tip: Preparing Your Child for a Medical Test

Explain as much as possible in advance

6/21/2009
Don't Get Lazy About Lawn-Mower Safety

Experts offer tips to avoid mowing-related hazards

6/19/2009
Toilet Training Goes High Tech

Wetting alarm speeds up the potty process, researchers say

6/17/2009
Genes May Raise Risk of Neuroblastoma in Kids

Finding sheds light on cause of lethal cancer, expert says

6/17/2009
Taking Aim at Relapse of Leukemia in Kids

Researchers say discovery could lead to lifesaving drugs

6/17/2009
Breast-Feeding Boosts Child's School Performance

It led to better chances of higher GPA, college attendance, study shows

6/17/2009
Boys May Feel a Genetic Pull Toward Gangs

Presence of a 'warrior gene' variant ups violence inclination, study finds

6/16/2009
Sinus Infections Can Cause Toxic Shock in Kids

Rhinosinusitis is one of several causes of syndrome, researchers say

6/15/2009
Drug Shows Promise Against Childhood Epilepsy

Rapamycin helped suppress seizures in mouse study

6/15/2009
Health Tip: Caring for Your Newborn

Suggestions for new parents

6/14/2009
Keep Safety in Mind While Cooling Off in the Water

Youngsters need extra vigilance near pools, beaches and hot tubs, experts warn

6/12/2009
Kids With Eye Condition at Risk for Poor Mental Health

Cause of association remains unclear, however, researchers say

6/12/2009
Health Tip: Soothing Separation Anxiety

Suggestions to help your child

6/11/2009
Postpartum Anxiety May Delay Puberty in Kids

In animal study, hormonal changes in pregnancy have long-term impact

6/10/2009
6/10/2009
As Sleep Improves, Grades Seem to Go Up

Math scores show benefit when teens are efficient sleepers, study finds

6/9/2009
Early Bedtime May Help Stave Off Teen Depression

Extra sleep quells suicidal thoughts as well, study finds

6/9/2009
Computers Causing Injuries in the Home

Falling monitors, dangerous wires a growing risk, especially for kids, study shows

6/8/2009
Daytime Nap Has Benefits Beyond Rest for Kids

Nappers have less hyperactivity, depression and anxiety, research suggests

6/8/2009
Too Much Computer Gaming Can Steal Your Sleep

Hard-core gamers lose almost two hours of slumber a night, study suggests

6/7/2009
Summer Fun Need Not Be Hazardous

Parents can do a lot to keep kids safe, experts say

6/5/2009
Wear Sunscreen for Lifelong Benefits

Sun damage never goes away so protect kids from the start, expert says

6/4/2009
When Parents Fight, Children Often End Up With Scars

Witnessing violent relationship may lead to poor mental health, researchers say

6/4/2009
Special Ed Services Lacking for Kids Who Repeat a Grade

Majority of youngsters not given individual education plans, research shows

6/4/2009
Girls and Math: Blame the Culture, Not Ability

Raise the bar and watch females succeed, researcher says

6/3/2009
Many Overweight Kids Not Getting a Good Night's Sleep

Obesity may play a role in sleep-disordered breathing, researchers say

6/3/2009
Too Many Bouncers Make Trampolines More Dangerous

Adults jumping with kids increases the children's risk of injury, doctors warn

6/2/2009
TV Interferes With Infants' Language Development

More time watching the tube means less time learning to speak, researchers say

6/2/2009
Health Issues in Childhood Often Show Up in Adulthood

Physical, mental stress at young age can have lifelong effects, research shows

6/2/2009
Too Much Media May Be Tough on Kids' Health

Expert warns parents to limit access to computers, TV and more

6/1/2009
Celexa May Not Help Kids With Autism

Study finds no benefit, and more side effects, but not all agree

6/1/2009
5/29/2009
Families Urged to Have Wells Tested Yearly

Young kids are especially vulnerable to contamination, experts say

5/29/2009
Safety Gear Helping to Strike Out Baseball Injuries

Greater use of proper equipment may lead to fewer emergency visits, research suggests

5/29/2009
Teens Likely to Trade Team Sports for Individual Exercise

Vigorous activity is less likely than walking or running as kids age, researchers say

5/29/2009
Health Tip: Eating Out With a Diabetic Child

Suggestions for meals away from home

5/29/2009
Stimulant Chewing Gum Can Be Dangerous for Kids

Case report details how two packs sent 13-year-old to hospital

5/28/2009
5/27/2009
Type 1 Diabetes Rates Rising Among European Children

Twice as many kids under age 5 could be affected by 2020, researchers warn

5/27/2009
Health Tip: Be an Involved Grandparent

Spend quality time with your grandkids

5/27/2009
Stigma Keeps Teens From Depression Treatment

Barriers to care include worries about family's reaction, study finds

5/26/2009
Risks Remain for Childhood Cancer Survivors

Chance of developing another tumor stays high throughout life, study finds

5/26/2009
Parents Often Puzzled by Medicine Labels

Study finds that whether a drug is OK for a certain age is often misunderstood