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  • Kids Born to Older Moms Score Higher on Thinking Tests

    Posted: 02/26/2017

    Kids Born to Older Moms Score Higher on Thinking Tests MONDAY, Feb. 20, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Children born to older moms today have better thinking skills than those with younger mothers, a new study suggests. The opposite was true 40 or 50 years ago -- a shift researchers say mirrors changing trends in parenting. Women today tend to be older when they have their first child and, on average, first-borns do better on cognitive ability tests, which measure thinking skills. This may be because they get...

  • Kids' OD Risk Rises When Opioids Left Out at Home

    Posted: 02/26/2017

    Kids' OD Risk Rises When Opioids Left Out at Home MONDAY, Feb. 20, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- A child's risk of a potentially fatal drug overdose more than doubles if a parent brings home a prescription opioid painkiller like oxycodone, codeine or morphine, a new study reports. When their mother is prescribed an opioid for pain as opposed to a non-narcotic drug like aspirin, ibuprofen or acetaminophen, young children are about two-and-a-half times more likely to accidentally overdose, the researchers foun...

  • Kids Mean Less Shuteye for Mom, While Dad Slumbers On

    Posted: 02/26/2017

    Kids Mean Less Shuteye for Mom, While Dad Slumbers On SUNDAY, Feb. 26, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- This will come as no surprise to mothers, but a new survey finds that women with children living at home are more likely to be sleep-deprived than women without children. However, the presence of children in the home did nothing to alter men's sleep patterns. The researchers also found that women with children reported feeling tired more days a month than their child-free counterparts. "Forty-eight percent of...

  • Know Your Heart's Numbers

    Posted: 02/15/2017

    Know Your Heart's Numbers TUESDAY, Feb. 7, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- More than two-thirds of Americans fret about heart disease, but few know the specific information that can help them boost their heart health, a new survey finds. "Studies have suggested the majority of coronary artery disease events can be prevented by addressing treatable risk factors," said Dr. Steve Nissen, chair of cardiovascular medicine at the Cleveland Clinic. "That means, a little knowledge regarding your 'numbers' could go a l...

  • Kids' Sugary Drink Habits Start Early

    Posted: 02/05/2017

    Kids' Sugary Drink Habits Start Early THURSDAY, Jan. 26, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Despite health messages to limit sodas and other sugary beverages, most American children drink them often, new government statistics show. Nearly two-thirds of boys and girls ages 2 to 19 drink at least one sugar-sweetened beverage daily, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The national survey of dietary habits from 2011 to 2014 also found that sweetened beverages account for more than 7 perc...

  • Kids With ADHD Make 6.1 Million Doctor Visits a Year in U.S.: CDC

    Posted: 02/03/2017

    Kids With ADHD Make 6.1 Million Doctor Visits a Year in U.S.: CDC THURSDAY, Jan. 26, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Kids with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder account for more than 6 million physician office visits a year in the United States, say U.S. health officials. An average 6.1 million trips to a doctor, pediatrician or psychiatrist by children aged 4 to 17 in 2013 involved treatment for diagnosed ADHD, according to a report from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The number r...

  • Know the Risks, Warning Signs of Ovarian Cancer

    Posted: 01/25/2017

    Know the Risks, Warning Signs of Ovarian Cancer WEDNESDAY, Jan. 18, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Women need to be aware their risk for ovarian cancer increases with age. Half of all cases affect women age 63 or older, according to specialists at Fox Chase Cancer Center in Philadelphia. However, the center reminds all women to be aware of other risk factors for the disease, as well as common ovarian cancer warning signs, such as: Belly bloating or swelling, Lower belly pain, Back pain, Trouble eating or feel...

  • Kids Born to Opioid-Addicted Moms Seem to Fare Poorly in School

    Posted: 01/24/2017

    Kids Born to Opioid-Addicted Moms Seem to Fare Poorly in School MONDAY, Jan. 16, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Children exposed to addictive drugs in the womb may be more likely to perform poorly in school, Australian researchers report. In the study, these exposed kids lagged behind their peers on grade-level tests of reading, writing, math, spelling and grammar. By seventh grade, about 38 percent failed to meet test standards in at least one of these areas. The study authors said their paper is the first t...

  • Kids' Use of Artificial Sweeteners Spiked in Recent Years

    Posted: 01/23/2017

    Kids' Use of Artificial Sweeteners Spiked in Recent Years FRIDAY, Jan. 13, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Use of artificial sugar by American children and adults has soared in recent years -- and the news isn't all that sweet, a new study suggests. Consumption of foods and beverages with low-calorie sweeteners such as aspartame, sucralose and saccharin rose 200 percent among children between 1999 and 2012. Their use rose 54 percent among adults, researchers said. "Just 8.7 percent of kids reported consuming l...

  • Kids' Care May Suffer When Parents Clash With Medical Staff

    Posted: 01/18/2017

    Kids' Care May Suffer When Parents Clash With Medical Staff TUESDAY, Jan. 10, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Rude parents can rattle medical staff enough to compromise the quality of care their critically ill child receives, a new study suggests. Medical teams in a neonatal intensive care unit made worse decisions during simulated emergency scenarios if they had been treated rudely by an actress playing the role of an angry family member, the researchers found. Exposure to rudeness helped explain about 40 per...