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Health Tip: Plan Your Child’s Chores

Health Tip: Plan Your Child’s Chores

(HealthDay News) — Daily chores give a child a sense of responsibility and help the child understand that life is a mix of work and play, the American Academy of Pediatrics says. Latest Healthy Kids News Chores should be appropriate for the child’s age, such as cleaning the room, making the bed and clearing the […]

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Medical Marijuana Ads May Spur Teen Pot Use

Medical Marijuana Ads May Spur Teen Pot Use

Latest Healthy Kids News THURSDAY, May 17, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Teens who watch more medical marijuana ads are more likely to smoke pot themselves, new research indicates. “Our findings suggest that increased exposure to medical marijuana advertising is associated with increased marijuana use and related negative consequences throughout adolescence,” said study lead author Elizabeth […]

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Big Rise Seen in U.S. Kids, Teens Attempting Suicide

Big Rise Seen in U.S. Kids, Teens Attempting Suicide

By Alan MozesHealthDay Reporter Latest Healthy Kids News WEDNESDAY, May 16, 2018 (HealthDay News) — In a troubling sign that anxiety and depression are taking hold of America’s youth, new research shows a doubling since 2008 in the number of kids and teens who’ve been hospitalized for attempted suicide or suicidal thoughts. Study author Dr. […]

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Health Tip: Understanding Childhood Arthritis

Health Tip: Understanding Childhood Arthritis

(HealthDay News) — About 1 in 1,000 children has some type of chronic arthritis, the American College of Rheumatology says. Latest Healthy Kids News Arthritis can affect children of any age, although rarely during the first six months of life. In the United States, a common medical term for the joint disease in children is […]

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Fewer Antibiotics for Kids, But More ADHD Drugs

Fewer Antibiotics for Kids, But More ADHD Drugs

By Amy NortonHealthDay Reporter Latest Healthy Kids News TUESDAY, May 15, 2018 (HealthDay News) — American kids are taking fewer prescription medications these days — but certain drugs are being prescribed more than ever, a new government study finds. Researchers found that between 1999 and 2014, the percentage of children and teenagers who’d been given […]

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Take Time Out Now for School Sports Physicals

Take Time Out Now for School Sports Physicals

Latest Healthy Kids News MONDAY, May 14, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Most states require school athletes to have a sports physical, and now is the time to book it, doctors say. These physicals can reveal health problems that could impair athletic performance or even pose a risk of injury or death, according to Dr. John […]

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Antibiotics Tied to Higher Kidney Stone Risk

Antibiotics Tied to Higher Kidney Stone Risk

By Alan MozesHealthDay Reporter Latest Healthy Kids News FRIDAY, May 11, 2018 (HealthDay News) — If you or your child is taking an antibiotic, new research suggests you might want to watch closely for signs that kidney stones might be developing. “We found that five classes of commonly prescribed antibiotics were associated with an increased […]

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Shield Your Kids From the Sun’s Damaging Rays

Shield Your Kids From the Sun’s Damaging Rays

Latest Healthy Kids News SUNDAY, May 13, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Sun damage puts children and teens at risk for deadly melanoma, so parents need to protect their youngsters from the sun and teach them about sun safety, oncologists say. “Don’t assume children cannot get skin cancer because of their age,” said Dr. Alberto Pappo, […]

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More U.S. Parents Smoking Pot Around Kids

More U.S. Parents Smoking Pot Around Kids

By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter Latest Healthy Kids News MONDAY, May 14, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Progress made in limiting kids’ exposure to secondhand smoke could be undermined by the increasing popularity of pot, a new study suggests. “As we are removing cigarette smoke — and that’s a major public policy achievement — that success will […]