Kids' Ailments Health News

Date Posted
Article Title
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

10/14/2003
Studies Split on Childhood Leukemia Survival Rates by Race

Dramatically different conclusions on how children of different races and ethnicities fare

10/8/2003
If Asthma Strikes Early, It Can Last a Lifetime

One in four children with asthma will have the disease in adulthood

10/8/2003
Aggressive Chemotherapy Helps Beat Childhood Leukemia

Study finds it reduces death rate by 37 percent in one form of disease

10/1/2003
Pneumonia Vaccine Shows Additional Promise

It's particularly valuable for HIV-infected children

9/30/2003
Wheat Gluten Linked to Type 1 Diabetes

But some experts say the finding may be premature

9/26/2003
Hair-Raising Facts About Head Lice

Simple steps can keep these bloodsuckers in check

9/24/2003
Flu Shots Don't Prevent Ear Infections in Babies

But the vaccines offer protection from other complications

9/23/2003
Some Babies Born to Diabetic Moms Prone to Heart Defects

Study finds they face five times greater risk of problems

9/16/2003
Fractured Futures: More Kids Breaking Their Arms

Some fear lack of calcium could lead to osteoporosis down the road

9/15/2003
Migraines May Be Linked to Childhood Disorder

Study found those with migraines more likely to have oppositional defiant disorder

9/14/2003
Old-Fashioned Cures for Common Ailments

They may work better for childhood aches and pains than modern medicine

9/5/2003
LASIK for Kids: An Option Whose Time May Be Near

Surgery shows promise for problems that don't respond to traditional treatments

9/2/2003
The ABCs of Safe Medicine Use

Pediatricians issue new guidelines for administering drugs in schools

8/30/2003
What Makes the Medicine Go Down

Expert advice on getting children to take their medications