Health headlines: Art helps, crutches can hurt and your child’s frown may be more serious than ‘baby blues’

A small study showed that kids with asthma who did art therapy felt less anxious about their condition that kids with asthma who didn’t engage in a creative, therapeutic outlet.

Children and teenagers living in the most-rural parts of the U.S. are equally as likely to die by gun violence as those in big cities, a new study shows. The rates on the type of death tend differ with each area (i.e. accident, suicide or homicide) but the overall numbers of children who loose their lives to guns are almost exactly the same regardless of an urban or rural surrounding.

The number of young people hurt by their walking aides— crutches, wheelchairs or walkers— is on the rise. Research shows that the amount of kids hurt by their own walking aides rose 8 percent annually between 1991 and 2008, with more than 3,000 people aged 19 or younger to the emergency room for injuries related to walking aides in 2008.

Originally thought to be too young and lacking the cognitive comprehension to experience depression, a new study shows little ones as young as 3 could be diagnosed as depressed.