Health Tip: When a Bite Isn't Right
(HealthDay News) -- A "bad bite," medically called malocclusion,
occurs when the jaw becomes out of alignment due to crowded or
Hospitals Enact Policies to Curb Early Childbirth
MONDAY, May 6 (HealthDay News) -- Hoping to curb elective
Cesarean births and labor inductions, two-thirds of U.S. hospitals
have implemented policies to eliminate medically unnecessary
pre-term births, a new study reports.
School Sports May Cut Rates of Violence, Bullying Among Teens
SUNDAY, May 5 (HealthDay News) -- Playing school sports is known
to have many benefits for teens, but researchers have found a new
reason to encourage kids to take up a sport: It may reduce teen
girls' likelihood of being involved in violence and some teen boys'
risk of being bullied.
Many Suicidal Kids Have Access to Guns at Home: Study
MONDAY, May 6 (HealthDay News) -- Nearly one-fifth of children
and teens at risk for suicide say there are guns in their homes,
and many know how to get their hands on both the guns and the
bullets, a new study of U.S. emergency room patients found.
Most Docs Don't Follow ADHD Treatment Guidelines for Preschoolers: Study
SATURDAY, May 4 (HealthDay News) -- About 90 percent of
pediatric specialists who diagnose and manage
attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in preschool
children do not follow treatment guidelines published recently by
the American Academy of Pediatrics, according to a new study.
Want Tots Without Allergies? Try Sucking on Their Pacifiers
MONDAY, May 6 (HealthDay News) -- A new Swedish study suggests
that parents who want to protect their infants from developing
allergies should try a simple approach to introducing their
children to the wide world of microbes: Just pop their pacifiers
into their own mouths before giving them back to their babies.
Pediatricians Endorse New Acne Treatment Guidelines
MONDAY, May 6 (HealthDay News) -- Pimples have long been the
bane of teenage existence, but pediatricians say there is now
enough evidence on effective treatments to put out the first
guidelines on battling acne in children.
Omega-3s No Help Against Age-Linked Eye Trouble: Study
SUNDAY, May 5 (HealthDay News) -- Adding omega-3 fatty acids and
other nutrients to standard antioxidant vitamins doesn't give older
people any added protection against a leading cause of blindness, a
new study finds.