Category: Kids Health

Suicide ideation, attempts increasing among U.S. children

(HealthDay)—From 2008 to 2015 there was an increase in encounters for suicide ideation (SI) and suicide attempts (SAs) among U.S. children, according to a study published online May 16 in Pediatrics. Gregory Plemmons, M.D., from the Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, Tenn., and colleagues used a retrospective analysis of administrative billing data from the

Hyper, cranky kids? These foods may help

At some point, we’ve all sat back and admired a kid’s bouncing-off-the-walls energy. We’ve probably also watched tantrums unfold, perhaps with wonder at a child’s ability to just lay it all out there. A little hyperactivity and the occasional meltdown are normal in children, of course; that’s part of childhood as kids navigate how to experience

Baby Legend is here — but is his name "Urban"??

Chrissy Teigen and John Legend’s adorable family just got a little bigger. Teigen announced Wednesday May 16 that their second child, a baby boy, had arrived: “Somebody’s herrrrrrre!” she tweeted, tossing up some baby-bottle-emoji confetti for good measure. Teigen is the ultimate multitasker. In addition to being the coolest mom on the playground, she hosts

Adorable Italian baby names you’ll love

Italy is a magical place. Between the food, the language, and the culture, it’s a dream destination for many travelers. The country has a lot to offer, not the least of which is its gorgeous names. Maybe it’s the lyrical quality that they tend to have, or just the romance of the country lending itself

Shakespearean baby names that will melt your heart

“What’s in a name?” William Shakespeare famously wrote in his play Romeo and Juliet. A whole lot, it turns out — at least if you’re looking at the names Shakespeare used in his plays. Widely considered to be the greatest playwright in history, Shakespeare’s works are wildly celebrated even today, more than four centuries since

The Full House folks just met Uncle Jesse's baby

Fullest house ever: John Stamos introduced his 1-month-old son, Billy, to former Full House costars (and dear friends) Lori Loughlin and Bob Saget. Stamos shared the sweet moment on Instagram this Thursday. In the photo, Stamos holds tiny Billy in his hands as Loughlin and Saget melt all over the baby like candle wax. The

Mother's Day means something else if you're grieving

Although my family is spread over many states, for many years, we gathered for a Father’s Day barbecue each June. My parents, siblings, cousins, aunts, uncles, grandparents and I would all come together to celebrate. It was such a joyful ritual — and a time for us to connect as a family. But this year,

Take time out now for school sports physicals

(HealthDay)—Most states require school athletes to have a sports physical, and now is the time to book it, doctors say. These physicals can reveal health problems that could impair athletic performance or even pose a risk of injury or death, according to Dr. John Higgins. He’s a professor of medicine at the University of Texas

Baby nicknames that make even better names

While long, stately names certainly carry a certain amount of clout, they’re also a lot to saddle a baby with. You’re probably not going to call an infant by a long-winded moniker like Alexander or Samantha anyway, and are most likely going opt for shorter variations like Alex and Sam. So why bother giving your

How to celebrate Ramadan with kids

The Muslim holy month of Ramadan begins at sunset on May 15 this year, which is the start of the ninth month of the Islamic lunar calendar. It marks the beginning of religious observances wherein many Muslims all over the world fast from sunrise to sunset. But while fasting is a major part of Islam, it’s

Initiative cuts overuse of tests, treatments for bronchiolitis

(HealthDay)—A multidisciplinary improvement initiative can reduce overuse of interventions for bronchiolitis, according to a study published online May 11 in Pediatrics. In an effort to reduce overuse of interventions for children with a clinical diagnosis of bronchiolitis, Amy Tyler, M.D., from the Children’s Hospital Colorado in Aurora, and colleagues used a multidisciplinary event to initiate

Study finds prenatal marijuana use can affect infant size, behavior

Smoking during pregnancy has well-documented negative effects on birth weight in infants and is linked to several childhood health problems. Now, researchers at the University at Buffalo Research Institute on Addictions have found that prenatal marijuana use also can have consequences on infants’ weight and can influence behavior problems, especially when combined with tobacco use.

Peds fasting duration not tied to adverse sedation outcomes

(HealthDay)—For children undergoing procedural sedation for a painful procedure, fasting duration is not associated with adverse events, according to a study published online May 7 in JAMA Pediatrics. Maala Bhatt, M.D., from the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario in Ottawa, Canada, and colleagues conducted a planned secondary analysis of a prospective cohort study involving children

Teen sexting linked to intimate partner violence, sexual abuse

(HealthDay)—Teen sexting is associated with sexual abuse, with higher victimization in girls and intimate partner violence perpetration in boys, according to a study presented at the annual meeting of the Pediatric Academic Societies, held from May 5 to 8 in Toronto. Kanani E. Titchen, M.D., from the Children’s Hospital at Montefiore in New York City,

Executive function improved with prenatal exposure to SSRIs

(HealthDay)—Children with prenatal exposure to serotonin reuptake inhibitors (pSRI) have better executive function (EF) at age 12 years, according to a study presented at the annual meeting of the Pediatric Academic Societies, held from May 5 to 8 in Toronto. Sarah Hutchison, Ph.D., from British Columbia Children’s Hospital in Vancouver, and colleagues followed 51 children