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Children's Health
How to Talk with Kids About Traumatic Events

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - When terrible events, such as the recent school shooting in Parkland, Florida, occur, children and adolescents can become emotionally unsettled.

Feb 17, 2018 - 9:01:35 AM

Children's Health
San Antonio Researchers Investigating Mysterious Children's Illness

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - San Antonio, Texas – – Texas Biomedical Research Institute and The Children’s Hospital of San Antonio have joined forces to cure a mysterious condition called Kawasaki disease.

Feb 17, 2018 - 8:15:19 AM

Children's Health
How to Talk to Children About Scary World Events

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - MAYWOOD, IL - After tragedies such as the Florida school shootings and terrorist attacks, parents and caregivers often grapple with how to talk to their children.

Feb 16, 2018 - 10:21:19 AM

Children's Health
Which Commonly Prescribed Drug is More Effective for Infants with Epilepsy?

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - Comparison of two of the most commonly prescribed drugs for infants with nonsyndromic epilepsy revealed that levetiracetam was more effective than phenobarbital

Feb 13, 2018 - 11:27:20 AM

Children's Health
Is Your Child in Excellent or Very Good Health? If Not, Read On...

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - It is estimated that about 85% of children under the age of 18 are in excellent or very good health. What happens to the rest?

Feb 13, 2018 - 10:33:57 AM

Children's Health
Children Affected by Prenatal Drinking More Numerous than Previously Estimated
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - Researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine found a significant number of children across four regions in the United States were determined to have fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD).
Feb 7, 2018 - 11:13:17 AM

Children's Health
Risk Assessment Tool Can Now Better Predict Pressure Injuries in Children

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - PHILADELPHIA  – Pressure-related skin injuries, a nurse-sensitive quality indicator in hospitals, are associated with increased morbidity and higher costs of care.

Feb 6, 2018 - 12:10:15 PM

Children's Health
Parental Enrollment in Medicaid Yields Increase in Preventive Health Care for Children
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - Enrolling in Medicaid may have health benefits not only for low-income parents but also for their children, according to a Johns Hopkins analysis of over 50,000 parent-child pairs.
Feb 5, 2018 - 9:38:38 AM

Children's Health
Ways Families Can Cope When A Child Has a Disease

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - When a child is stricken with a deadly, little-known disease, the home can suddenly feel like a lost sailboat in a stormy sea.

Feb 2, 2018 - 1:18:10 PM

Children's Health
For Children with Respiratory Infections, Antibiotics with Narrower Targets Are Better

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - When doctors prescribe antibiotics for children with common respiratory infections, a more selective approach is better.

Jan 31, 2018 - 10:41:10 AM

Children's Health
Swallowed Button Batteries Add to Safety Concerns about 'Fidget Spinners'

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - A report of two young children with burns of the esophagus caused by swallowed button batteries from "fidget spinners" highlights a risk of severe injuries involving these popular toys

Jan 29, 2018 - 10:19:33 AM

Children's Health
What Parents Should Know About Bronchiolitis (VIDEO)

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - Seasonal influenza isn't the only viral illness to watch out for this winter, especially if you have young children and infants.

Jan 23, 2018 - 1:18:35 PM

Children's Health
FDA Acts to Protect Kids from Serious Risks of Opioid Ingredients Contained in Some Prescription Cough and Cold Products

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - SILVER SPRING, Md., Jan. 11, 2018  -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced today that it is requiring safety labeling changes to limit the use of prescription opioid cough and cold medicines containing codeine or hydrocodone....

Jan 11, 2018 - 2:07:34 PM

Children's Health
U.S. Childhood Mortality Rates Have Lagged Behind Other Wealthy Nations for the Past 50 Years

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - In a new study of childhood mortality rates between 1961 and 2010 in the United States and 19 economically similar countries....

Jan 9, 2018 - 10:25:35 AM

Children's Health
5 Things to Know About Coughing Kids

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - Parents know the drill. First comes the sniffles, followed by congestion—and then finally, a persistent, hacking cough.

Jan 8, 2018 - 4:11:59 PM

Women's Health
How Zika Infection Drives Fetal Demise

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - A powerful antiviral protein may act as a checkpoint for keeping or ending a pregnancy.

Jan 8, 2018 - 10:36:38 AM

Children's Health
Spendthrift or Tightwad? Children Form Attitudes About Money at Young Age

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - ANN ARBOR—The U.S. is the richest country in the world, yet economists estimate that at least half of Americans won't retire with enough money saved to maintain their current lifestyle.

Jan 8, 2018 - 8:54:31 AM

Children's Health
Does Your Child Have Ear Pain? (VIDEO)

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - Is your child complaining of an earache? It could be an infection. Children are more prone to ear infections than adults, and they can be painful.

Jan 2, 2018 - 12:42:35 PM

Children's Health
Preschoolers Still See TV Food Ads Despite Companies’ Promises

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - Preschool children ages 2 to through 5 continue to view TV ads for foods and beverages daily, revealing a loophole in major food companies’ pledges that they will not direct any advertising to children under 6

Dec 27, 2017 - 12:10:41 PM

Children's Health
Screen Time Is Here To Stay!

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - Halle Stanford, President of Television at The Jim Henson Company and mother to two boys, ages 19 and 6, shares her views on navigating the kids’ TV landscape.

Dec 27, 2017 - 10:48:32 AM

Cancer Issues
Therapy Dogs Can Help Families Of Children With Cancer

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - Dogs have long been called Mankind’s best friend, but a major new scientific study now indicates that a dog may also be a family’s best friend in times of their greatest need.

Dec 27, 2017 - 10:38:50 AM

Children's Health
Struggling to Get Your Kids to Eat Healthy? ‘Don’t Give Up!’

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - BUFFALO, N.Y. — Varied diets and persistence in exposing infants and children to healthy foods, even when they don’t like them at first, are key to promoting healthy eating behaviors, a new review paper has concluded.

Dec 20, 2017 - 12:21:28 PM

Children's Health
Aggression in Childhood: Rooted in Genetics, Influenced by the Environment

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - MONTREAL, December 20, 2017 – Over the past few months, many local cases of assault and harassment have come to light and been widely discussed in the news, both here and in the U.S. and Europe.

Dec 20, 2017 - 10:50:07 AM

Children's Health
Exposure to Larger Air Particles Linked to Increased Risk of Asthma in Children

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - Researchers at The Johns Hopkins University report statistical evidence that children exposed to airborne coarse particulate matter — a mix of dust, sand and non-exhaust tailpipe emissions, such as tire rubber....

Dec 15, 2017 - 9:56:50 AM

Children's Health
Toy Safety Tips for the Holidays – and Year-round

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - Pretty much all toys can look inviting to children. But it’s important for adults who are buying toys this holiday season to look beyond the flashing lights and cool noises to make sure they are safe.

Dec 14, 2017 - 11:12:18 AM

Children's Health
Screen Time Before Bed Linked with Less Sleep, Higher BMIs in Kids

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — It may be tempting to let your kids stay up late playing games on their smartphones, but using digital devices before bed....

Dec 14, 2017 - 11:03:48 AM

Children's Health
Eating Together as a Family Helps Children Feel Better, Physically and Mentally

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - Children who routinely eat their meals together with their family are more likely to experience long-term physical and mental health benefits, a new Canadian study shows.

Dec 14, 2017 - 10:04:41 AM

Children's Health
WVU Medicine Children’s Using 3D Models to Better Treat Patients with Complex Heart Problems

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – While many kids will be hoping that Santa will leave a high tech gift of some sort under their Christmas trees, one little boy in Wellersburg, Pa.,....

Dec 13, 2017 - 2:06:57 PM

Children's Health
Cystic Fibrosis Drug Shows Promise in Children as Young as 1 Year of Age

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago is one of the study sites in the open label Phase 3 study that showed safety and effectiveness of the cystic fibrosis drug Kalydeco (ivacaftor) in children ages 1 to 2 years.

Dec 8, 2017 - 2:53:11 PM

Children's Health
Kids with High Blood Pressure (VIDEO)

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - High blood pressure is a common condition that raises your risk of heart disease, stroke and other diseases.

Dec 8, 2017 - 10:21:34 AM

Children's Health
Celebration Tempered with Grief at the Holidays

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - Although many songs insist the holiday season is the most wonderful time of the year, it can be the worst for families grieving the loss of a child.

Dec 7, 2017 - 8:31:42 AM

Children's Health
Brain Remaps Itself in Child with Double Hand Transplant

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - Philadelphia, Dec. 6, 2017-- The first child to undergo a successful hand transplant also is the first child in whom scientists have detected massive changes in how sensations from the hands are represented in the brain.

Dec 6, 2017 - 10:05:43 AM

Children's Health
High-Stress Childhoods Blind Adults to Potential Loss

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - MADISON, Wis. — Adults who lived high-stress childhoods have trouble reading the signs that a loss or punishment is looming

Dec 5, 2017 - 11:15:57 AM

Children's Health
Kids and Screen Time: Signs Your Child Might Be Addicted

HealthNewsDigest.com) - ANN ARBOR—It's a familiar sight in the majority of young families: young children bent over a screen for hours, texting or gaming, lost in a digital world.

Dec 4, 2017 - 10:01:35 AM

Children's Health
A Guide to Recognizing and Preventing Child Abuse
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Nursing Professor Patricia Speck, DNSc, and eight other nursing faculty have contributed their expertise in the areas of domestic abuse, public health....
Nov 28, 2017 - 2:24:53 PM

Children's Health
Promising Target for Treating Brain Tumors in Children

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - Findings published in Oncotarget offer new hope for children with highly aggressive brain tumors like atypical teratoid/rhabdoid tumor (AT/RT) and medulloblastoma.

Nov 28, 2017 - 11:14:06 AM

Children's Health
Does Your Child Have a Sore Throat? (VIDEO)

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - Is your child complaining of a dry and itchy throat? He or she may have a sore throat caused by a viral infection.

Nov 28, 2017 - 10:02:09 AM

Children's Health
Impact of a Genetic Risk Factor for Substance Use Differs by Sex in Adolescents

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - WASHINGTON — In a study of adolescent boys and girls, neuroscientists at Georgetown University Medical Center and Penn State University have found a sex difference in a gene linked to substance use disorders.

Nov 21, 2017 - 1:07:03 PM

Children's Health
Like a Baby: The Vicious Cycle of Childhood Obesity and Snoring

(HealthNewsDigestcom) - BOSTON – Poor nutrition and lack of exercise lead to the increasing prevalence of obesity which, in turn, is the major predictor of diabetes and future risk of cardiovascular disease in western societies.

Nov 20, 2017 - 10:50:08 AM

Children's Health
2 Out of 3 Parents Struggle Finding Childcare That Meets Their Health, Safety Standards

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - ANN ARBOR, Mich. —  The search for the best preschool or childcare option is often a challenging experience – and many parents aren’t sure if the one they pick is safe and healthy for their child

Nov 20, 2017 - 9:57:40 AM

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