Misc. Kid's Health News

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7/26/2009
Giving Statins to Kids Provokes Debate

Cholesterol-lowering drugs may help young hearts, but long-term use raises concerns

7/23/2009
Sedentary Kids May Take Longer to Fall Asleep

But active kids need more sleep and get it more easily, expert says

7/23/2009
1 in 7 Low-Income Preschoolers Is Obese

CDC stats do show the epidemic might be slowing down among poor families

7/23/2009
Health Tip: Preventing Pinworms

The infections are common in young children

7/23/2009
E-Cigarettes Pose a Health Hazard, FDA Warns

Agency says testing shows devices contain carcinogens, other toxins

7/22/2009
Gene Mutation Could Be Key to Rare Blood Vessel Disease

Finding may lead to new treatments, researcher says

7/22/2009
Infanticide of 19th Century: Was It SIDS?

Study finds patterns of baby deaths mirror sudden infant death syndrome

7/21/2009
Parental Stress Boosts Kids' Asthma Risk

When combined with air pollution, smoking, it raises chances of condition, study finds

7/20/2009
Internet May Be Newest Venue for Teen Tobacco Exposure

Social networking sites latest place to view smoking-related content, study shows

7/20/2009
Health Tip: Keep Kids Safe Around Pets

Help prevent illness from handling animals

7/18/2009
Guard Against Swine Flu at Summer Camp

Before sending off your kids, take some precautions, expert says

7/17/2009
Health Tip: Managing Your Child's Asthma

Suggestions to keep symptoms under control

7/16/2009
Cars Are No Place for Kids to Be Alone

Heat stroke just one of many dangers for children in unattended vehicles, experts warn

7/15/2009
Many Kids Outgrow Chronic Headaches

Those with migraines more likely to struggle in adulthood, study finds

7/15/2009
U.S. Students' Academic Interests Tend to Wane in Middle School

Chinese teens more likely to keep education a priority, research finds

7/15/2009
Number of Underweight Kids in U.S. Continues to Fall

Recent survey finds 3.3 percent of children aged 2 to 19 are below normal weight

7/15/2009
Rare Cells Linked to Pediatric Cancers

Discovery could pave the way for future targeted treatment

7/14/2009
Repair ACL Injuries in Young Athletes Quickly

Postponing surgery can lead to more problems, study finds

7/14/2009
Germs Hold Court in Sand Castles

It's safer to keep beach underfoot than to dig in it, survey finds

7/14/2009
Health Tip: Burping Baby

And help relieve tummy pain

7/13/2009
Health Tip: Keep Baby's Nails Trimmed

And help prevent scratches

7/13/2009
Bathtub Accidents Injure 43,000 U.S. Kids Each Year

Manufacturers need to make tubs more slip-resistant, experts say

7/10/2009
Health Tip: Understanding ADHD

Information for parents

7/10/2009
Health Tip: Easing Earache Pain

Suggestions to help your child

7/9/2009
Stroke in Children Rare But Costly

U.S. study finds pricetag hits $42 million a year

7/9/2009
For Kids, Two Languages Can Be as Easy as One

Bilingual youngsters become 'more flexible learners,' researcher says

7/9/2009
Vaccine May Someday Thwart Ear Infections

Tested on animals, liquid would be administered externally

7/7/2009
Fewer Shots Could Still Protect Kids From Pneumonia

Reduced-dose schedule for PCV-7 vaccine supported by study findings

7/7/2009
New Weapon Emerges to Fight Kids' Cavities

Xylitol syrup may protect baby teeth from decay, much like fluoride, study finds

7/6/2009
Team Sports Can't Compete With Films to Keep Kids From Smoking

Tobacco use in movies has pervasive influence on kids, researchers say

7/5/2009
Kids May 'Learn' to Tolerate Food Allergens

Experiments show it's possible to develop resistance to peanuts, eggs and more

7/3/2009
Put Safety First on the 4th

Follow these tips to avoid fireworks hazards

7/1/2009
Obesity Rates Continue to Climb in U.S.

Eight of 10 states with highest number of obese adults are in the South, report says

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