Misc. Kid's Health News

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5/21/2008
Health Tip: Soothing a Child's Sunburn

Help the child feel better

5/21/2008
Health Tip: Heart-Healthy Diet Should Start in Infancy

Here's what the American Heart Association recommends

5/20/2008
Teen Blood Donors More Prone to Complications

Fainting, bruising could keep this important donor pool from giving again, experts warn

5/19/2008
5/16/2008
Childhood Cancer Survivors Prone to Early Heart Trouble

Problems surface at younger age than in people who didn't have cancer as children, study finds

5/14/2008
Heart Disease Starts Early in Life

And childhood obesity is a key culprit, study says

5/12/2008
Multiple Sclerosis Affects Children's Cognitive Skills

Low IQ more likely the younger a child is at diagnosis, study finds

5/11/2008
Nasal Irrigation Can Help Fight Spring Allergies

Ingredients can be bought over the counter and safely used at home

5/8/2008
5/5/2008
Ethnicity Plays Role in Parents' Treatment of Childhood Fever

Hispanics had the highest 'fever phobia,' study finds

5/5/2008
Low-Income Moms Rarely Speak to Infants During TV/Video Time

What they're watching impacts frequency of verbal interactions, study finds

5/5/2008
Adopted Children at Slightly Higher Mental Health Risk

But the vast majority of adoptees are 'doing fine,' researcher says

5/5/2008
5/5/2008
Private Insurance No Panacea for Kids Entering Federal Health Plan

Waiting period could negatively affect health status of enrollees, study says

5/3/2008
Middle Class Uninsured Kids' Health Risk Almost as High as Poor Children's

More than 40% of middle class children with no health insurance don't see a doctor all year

4/30/2008
Tree-Lined Streets Associated With Lower Childhood Asthma Rates

Plants may help improve air quality and encourage youngsters to play more outdoors

4/29/2008
Measurements Poor for Assessing Clinical Trials With Children

Few studies since 1950 had agreement on standard outcomes, review finds

4/25/2008
U.S. Air Pollution Standards Don't Protect Asthmatic Kids

Children suffer even when pollutants fall below acceptable levels, study finds

4/24/2008
'Real World' Examples Don't Make Math Any Easier

Those who learn concepts through abstract cases more likely to retain knowledge, study says

4/23/2008
Health Tip: Why Breast-Feed?

How it may benefit baby and mom

4/21/2008
Treating PTSD Helps Kids Deal With Loss

Camp-based therapy proved more beneficial than individual grief counseling, study finds

4/21/2008
Cardiac Screening Recommended for Kids Taking Stimulants for ADHD

American Heart Association issues new guidelines in response to growing concerns about heart complications

4/21/2008
Heart Disease Risks Hit Boys in Teens

Girls protected by hormones during adolescence, study suggests

4/17/2008
Children With Migraines at Higher Risk for Sleep Disorders

They're twice as likely to have apnea, repeated arousals from slumber, study finds

4/17/2008
Early Screening Improves Outcomes for Kids With Amblyopia

Vision tests before age 2 were more beneficial than those done later, study finds

4/16/2008
Splints as Good as Plaster Casts for Minor Fractures

But one expert says there's a hitch: Kids can take them off

4/14/2008
Girls Participating in Sports in Record Numbers

But exercise outside organized teams has drops as adolescence approaches, study finds

4/14/2008
Health Tip: Taking Kids on the Road

Travel suggestions for children

4/11/2008
Guidelines Seek to Reduce Medication Errors Involving Kids

A key recommendation is measuring a child's weight in kilograms

4/11/2008
Kids With Cell Phones Not as Safe Crossing Streets

Study found those who were distracted by conversation had higher risk of being hit

4/10/2008
Foodborne Illnesses Remain Constant in U.S.

More needs to be done to extend safety practices, CDC reports

4/10/2008
Birth Size, Early Weight Gain Tied to Boost in Heart Risks

Finnish study says early start to healthy lifestyles can pay big dividends later

4/9/2008
Gene Mutations for Rare Heart Disease Also Found in Kids

Test for adults with muscle-thickening disorder may also identify children at risk

4/9/2008
Mumps Outbreak in Midwest Could Have Been Worse

Study says high vaccination rates kept 2006 episode under control

4/8/2008
Genes' Influence on Fears Changes Over Time

Their impact on childhood anxieties changes during adolescence, study found

4/8/2008
Health Tip: Taming a Temper Tantrum

Suggestions to calm your child

4/8/2008
Too Little Sleep Leads to Too Much Weight for Kids

And some parents may unsuspectingly contribute to their child's sleep problems, researchers say

4/7/2008
Drug Mix-Ups Harm Hospitalized Kids

The numbers are higher than previous estimates, new study says

4/7/2008
School Environment Can Curb Kids' Weight Gain

Philadelphia-based nutrition program reduced overweight by 50%, study concludes

4/7/2008
Tight Backpack Straps Cut Blood to Shoulders, Arms

Carrying 26 pounds for just 10 minutes can lead to fatigue, loss of motor skills

4/7/2008
TV in the Bedroom Is Not a Teen's Best Friend

Personal sets interfere with family time, grades and nutrition, study finds

4/7/2008
Fetal Exposure to Substance Abuse Changes Brain Structure

Mom's use of tobacco, alcohol, drugs may affect kids into early adolescence, study shows

4/6/2008
'Freshman 15' Theory Takes a Pounding

Research shows weight gain during first year at college far less than thought

4/4/2008
Young Gymnasts Tumbling and Vaulting Their Way to the ER

Injuries send more than 26,000 rushing in for acute care each year, study finds

4/4/2008
4/3/2008
Dads' Early-Onset Obesity Linked to Liver Disease in Kids

Genetic ties suspected between father's, but not mother's, weight and elevated enzymes

4/3/2008
More Than 90,000 U.S. Infants Are Victims of Abuse or Neglect

Effects of maltreatment can damage a child for a lifetime, researchers say

4/2/2008
Report Finds Big Disparities in Well-Being of U.S. Kids

Huge gap exists between best and worst states, with Vermont on top and Louisiana at bottom

4/1/2008
Rap Music Glorifying Drug Use

Study finds sixfold increase in positive portrayal of substance abuse over last 20 years

3/31/2008
New Rule Seeks to Protect Kids From Lead Paint

It establishes procedures to reduce lead dust during renovations