Removing Tonsils Helps Kids With Sleep Apnea, Study Finds
TUESDAY, May 21 (HealthDay News) -- Swollen tonsils and adenoids are a major cause of sleep apnea in children, and while removing them did not improve attention, memory or learning for these kids, it did help them with sleep, behavior and quality of life, a new study finds.
Student Suicide May Spur Similar Thoughts in Teens
TUESDAY, May 21 (HealthDay News) -- When a classmate commits
suicide, teens are more likely to consider or attempt suicide
themselves, according to a new study. This "suicide contagion"
occurs regardless of whether the teens knew the deceased student
personally, the researchers found.
Weather Worries Can Threaten a Child's Mental Health
TUESDAY, May 21 (HealthDay News) -- The monstrous tornado that
devastated Moore, Okla., on Monday, killing dozens of adults and
children, is a stunning example of violent weather that can affect
a child's mental well-being.
Weekend 'Catch-Up' Sleep May Cut Young Drivers' Crash Risk
MONDAY, May 20 (HealthDay News) -- Young drivers who get behind the wheel while drowsy run a higher risk of getting into car crashes, but Australian researchers have found that not catching up on missed sleep on weekends puts them in even greater danger of having an accident at night.
ADHD in Childhood May Raise Risk for Obesity in Adulthood
MONDAY, May 20 (HealthDay News) -- Boys who are diagnosed with
attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are twice as likely
to become obese adults as those who didn't have the disorder when
they were young, a new 30-year study shows.
Swallowing Magnets Can Be Fatal for Children
SATURDAY, May 18 (HealthDay News) -- Children who swallow
high-powered magnets often need surgery and other invasive
procedures to remove the objects, according to a new study.