Kids' Ailments Health News

Date Posted
Article Title
4/23/2004
Athletic Injuries Shouldn't Be Kids' Stuff

Common-sense precautions can keep your child safe while playing sports

4/21/2004
Teen Shows: Prime Time for Alcohol Ads

The number of ads is up dramatically, often appearing on kids' favorite TV programs

4/6/2004
Asthma and Exercise Can Go Hand-in-Hand

Yet too many parents keep their kids from needed physical activity

4/5/2004
Diet, Exercise Can Cut Heart Risk in Heavy Kids

An aggressive regimen reverses artery damage

4/5/2004
Toddler TV Time May Shorten Attention Spans

Early exposure linked to focus problems by age 7, study finds

4/5/2004
ADHD Drugs May Slow Growth

While beneficial, stimulant medications may affect height -- at least temporarily

4/2/2004
Teens and Dieting a Losing Proposition

Experts urge lifestyle changes, not fad weight-loss plans

3/24/2004
Standing Up to Bullies

Schools seek answers to practice that harms victims, abusers alike

3/22/2004
Parents' Smoking Raises Kids' Allergy Risk

Secondhand exposure may undermine anti-allergy benefits of pets

3/8/2004
Surge in Pediatricians Predicted in 20 Years

Number may increase by 58 percent, while number of kids will rise by 9 percent

3/5/2004
Teen Weight Gain Surpasses Previous Generation

And the fatter the kids, the less physically fit they are

3/4/2004
Kids Who Eat Too Much Fat, or Too Little, Prone to Weight Gain

And too many aren't eating enough dairy products, study finds

3/1/2004
Nearsightedness Treatment May Harm Kids' Vision

Rigid contact lens therapy led to corneal ulcers in six children

2/29/2004
Too Much Weight Tugs at Kids' Hearts

Overweight children show symptoms for coronary disease, diabetes

2/26/2004
TV Ads Add Pounds to Our Kids

Report says children are bombarded with commercials for junk food

2/17/2004
Chicken Pox Vaccine Still Works After All These Years

Strongest immunity comes first year after vaccination

2/13/2004
Antioxidants Cut Asthma Risk in Children

Reduction most dramatic among those exposed to secondhand smoke

2/12/2004
New Technique Can Help Dyslexic Kids Read Better

The normal paths to reading in the brain can be awakened, researchers report

2/11/2004
Dental Care: A Lesson Best Learned Early in Life

Children's teeth should be brushed as soon as they appear

2/11/2004
A Mother Learns About Kids and Tooth Decay the Hard Way

At age 4, her son needed $3,000 in dental work

2/6/2004
New Therapy Shows Promise Against Cerebral Palsy

Technique offers good results for children with spastic hemiparesis

2/1/2004
Big Problems Can Plague Little Eyes

Doctors recommend that even infants get vision tests

1/30/2004
How Sick Is Too Sick for School?

Common sense and some simple guidelines can help parents make the call

1/15/2004
New Study Reinforces SIDS Prevention Guidelines

Maternal smoking, sleeping face down can be deadly

1/14/2004
Hangovers Don't Deter Booze-Loving Teens

They suffer far less than adults, new rat study finds

1/9/2004
Docs Say They're Ill Prepared to Spot Mental Problems in Teens

Half don't ask their young patients about their well-being

12/19/2003
Babies Harmed by Pollution, too

Daily exposure to chemicals and pollutants increases asthma risk

12/18/2003
Fighting Childhood Cancer

Nordic countries have highest survival rates in Europe

12/15/2003
Childhood Cancer Victims Not Followed Closely Enough

Screening for cancer in adulthood is too low, study finds

12/9/2003
Whooping Cough on the Rise

Experts report 49 percent rise in the disease in infants in 1990s

12/9/2003
Atkins Diet May Help Kids With Epilepsy

Small study found high-protein regimen reduced seizures in patients

12/9/2003
Childhood Vaccines Are Safe

Even preservatives that are used pose no threat, study says

12/1/2003
Kids Can Suffer From Disc Degeneration, Too

Conventional wisdom has held that back problems occurred after puberty

11/30/2003
Help for College Drinkers Just a Click Away

Web site offers personalized assistance for students struggling with alcohol

11/21/2003
Is It a Cold or Sinusitis?

It's important that you know the difference, doctors say

11/18/2003
Debate Surrounds Screening Newborns for Genetic Disorders

New technology allows for many tests, but are they all necessary?

11/15/2003
Helping the Medicine Go Down

Tips for parents to get their kids to take the drugs they need

11/10/2003
Kids on Fast Track to Heart Disease

One in eight schoolchildren has at least three risk factors

11/9/2003
Dyslexia Could Be 'Multi-Sensory' Disorder

Researchers now suggest there's a glitch in how the brain processes sight and sound together

11/8/2003
Online Lifeline for Suicidal Undergrads

Web site offers guidance for academic stress, mental health

11/4/2003
Medication Not Enough for ADHD

Doctors must offer guidance, suggestions to parents, too

11/4/2003
Heart Disease Starts in Childhood

Risk factors found in kids can predict problems in adulthood

11/3/2003
Toss Out the Ipecac

Pediatric group says syrup isn't effective treatment for poisonings

10/29/2003
Hogwarts Headaches

Latest Harry Potter book, at 870 pages, triggers headaches in some kids

10/29/2003
Lighting Up Linked to Bad Grades

Smoking common among students who have poor academic performance

10/20/2003
Sinusitis Can Strike Kids, Too

The condition can cause a variety of health problems if left untreated

10/18/2003
Helping Kids Weather Asthma

Changes in temperature, humidity, barometric pressure can lead to attacks

10/17/2003
Secondhand Smoke May Damage Infants' Hearing

Mild levels of carbon monoxide impair hearing in young rats

10/15/2003
Acupuncture Calms Moms' Pre-Surgery Jitters

They report less anxiety as their children prepare for operation

10/15/2003
Asthma Does Know Gender

Severe cases affect more boys in childhood and more women as adults