Category Archives: Kid’s Health

Kids With Stressed-Out Parents Eat More Fast Food: Study

Child obesity was more likely as parental stress scores rose By Randy DotingaHealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Oct. 22 (HealthDay News) — Stress in parents may contribute to obesity in their kids, and as parental stress rises the kids are more likely to eat fast food, a new study finds. The research has caveats. It doesn’t definitively…

Many High School Football Players Ignore Signs of Concussion: Survey

Although they’re aware of the dangers, they say they don’t want to be banned from playing By Randy DotingaHealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Oct. 22 (HealthDay News) — A new survey of high school football players finds that more than half of those who felt some of the common symptoms of a concussion over the past two…

Cheerleading Needs Safety Guidelines, Pediatricians Say

American Academy of Pediatrics says more complex stunting, acrobatics call for greater surveillance MONDAY, Oct. 22 (HealthDay News) — Cheerleading has become a competitive, year-round sport that features complex acrobatic stunts, which has led to an increase in the number and severity of injuries, experts say. Now, new guidelines released by the American Academy of…

Importance of Family Meals Questioned

Study finds shared breakfasts, dinners have no effect on kids’ academics, behavior TUESDAY, Oct. 9 (HealthDay News) — There’s no evidence to support the widely held belief that sharing family meals improves children’s school performance or reduces their risk of behavior problems, a new study says. Researchers looked at more than 21,000 children, aged 5…

Exercise Programs for Kids Seem to Have Little Impact: Study

But other experts disagree and say more activity, not less, is needed By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Sept. 27 (HealthDay News) — Formal physical exercise programs for children have only a small impact on overall activity and thus on weight loss, British researchers report. Their study raises questions about the best ways to help children…