Category Archives: Kid’s Health

Younger Kids Likelier to Gain Weight After Tonsillectomy

Those under 6 years often gain 2 to 5 pounds, study finds WEDNESDAY, Sept. 12 (HealthDay News) — Weight gain following a tonsillectomy is linked to children’s age, not the underlying diagnosis, according to a new study. Researchers from Johns Hopkins found that weight gain following tonsillectomy occurs most often in children 6 years old…

Younger Kids Likelier to Gain Weight After Tonsillectomy

Those under 6 years often gain 2 to 5 pounds, study finds WEDNESDAY, Sept. 12 (HealthDay News) — Weight gain following a tonsillectomy is linked to children’s age, not the underlying diagnosis, according to a new study. Researchers from Johns Hopkins found that weight gain following tonsillectomy occurs most often in children 6 years old…

Postpartum Depression May Lead to Shorter Kids: Study

It’s not certain why, but feeding practices might play a part, expert says By Jenifer GoodwinHealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Sept. 10 (HealthDay News) — Children of mothers who suffer from persistent postpartum depression are more likely to be very short at ages 4 and 5, new research finds. Researchers examined data on 10,700 children from the…

Overweight Teens Typically Eat Less Than Normal-Weight Peers

Study finding points to need for novel weight-loss interventions By Serena GordonHealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Sept. 10 (HealthDay News) — As expected, young children who are overweight consume more calories each day than do their thinner peers, a new study says. But, in a decidedly unexpected finding, the researchers also discovered that older overweight children may…

Turning Off the Tube Linked to Healthier Weight in Teens

Study that limited TV time for a year found that kids, but not adults, gained fewer pounds FRIDAY, Aug. 31 (HealthDay News) — Reducing the amount of time that teens spend watching television may prevent them from putting on too much weight, researchers say. In a new study, 153 adults and 72 adolescents in the…