More Kids Getting Donor Organs, But Gaps Persist, Study Finds
WEDNESDAY, May 22 (HealthDay News) -- Over the last decade, the number of American children who die each year awaiting an organ donation dropped by more than half, new research reveals. And increasing numbers of children are receiving donor organs.
Removing Tonsils Helps Kids With Sleep Apnea, Study Finds
TUESDAY, May 21 (HealthDay News) -- Swollen tonsils and adenoids are a major cause of sleep apnea in children, and while removing them did not improve attention, memory or learning for these kids, it did help them with sleep, behavior and quality of life, a new study finds.
Student Suicide May Spur Similar Thoughts in Teens
TUESDAY, May 21 (HealthDay News) -- When a classmate commits
suicide, teens are more likely to consider or attempt suicide
themselves, according to a new study. This "suicide contagion"
occurs regardless of whether the teens knew the deceased student
personally, the researchers found.
Weather Worries Can Threaten a Child's Mental Health
TUESDAY, May 21 (HealthDay News) -- The monstrous tornado that
devastated Moore, Okla., on Monday, killing dozens of adults and
children, is a stunning example of violent weather that can affect
a child's mental well-being.