Kids' Ailments Health News

Date Posted
Article Title
5/25/2003
If It's Not Colic, It Might be GERD

Reflux can pose serious problems for children, too

5/23/2003
Dodging Dog Bites

Experts offer tips to avoid getting nipped by man's best friend

5/23/2003
Concussion Recovery Longer for Younger Athletes

College jocks bounce back quicker than high school athletes, study finds

5/21/2003
Backpacks Getting Bad Rap

Study finds they're not the culprit in children's back pain

5/20/2003
Environment May Be Culprit in Childhood Asthma

Exposure to irritants in first year of life increases risk of condition, new study says

5/8/2003
Depression: A Hidden Childhood Illness

More than 10 percent of kids struggle with the problem

5/7/2003
Home Not Always a Safe Haven for Children

It's the single most common location for injuries, study finds

5/5/2003
Eye Care for Kids Comes Down to Dollars and Cents

Racial, economic disparities found in children's vision care

4/28/2003
Understanding Autism

Breaking down myths about this complex brain disorder

4/22/2003
Taking the Itch Out of Eczema

Experts recommend mix of old and new treatments for best results with kids

4/20/2003
Play It Safe

Simple precautions can prevent injuries to young athletes

4/18/2003
Parents of Kids With Cancer Lash Out at Study

Comparison of obese children with those on chemotherapy draws outrage

4/16/2003
Low Levels of Lead Damage Children

It can reduce IQ, delay puberty

4/13/2003
Straight Talk About Vaccines and Kids

They protect against serious -- even deadly -- diseases

4/8/2003
Treating Reflux Cuts Need for Asthma Drugs

Study of children finds link between both disorders

4/8/2003
Obese Kids as Unhappy as Those With Cancer

But researchers aren't sure if excess fat causes misery, or vice versa

4/7/2003
Childhood Obesity Linked to Depression

It affects boys as well as girls

4/4/2003
Kids at Greatest Risk in SUV Rollovers

More likely to suffer death or injury than in car rollovers

3/30/2003
New Hope for Children With Sleep Apnea

Partial tonsillectomy cures problem that can leave kids fidgety, unfocused

3/28/2003
Be Careful With Kids' Meds

Pamphlet offers safety advice for parents

3/27/2003
Inhaled Steroids Do the Trick With Mild Asthma

Cuts down on number of emergency room visits, study finds

3/21/2003
Helping Kids Cope With Worries of War

Parents can do much to keep anxiety at bay

3/17/2003
Acne Drug Shows Promise for Childhood Eye Disease

In animal model, Accutane treats Stargardt's macular degeneration

3/17/2003
One Ear Tube Surgery Often Not Enough for Kids

Second operation common for 20 percent of patients, study finds

3/14/2003
Video Games May Have a Healing Side

Distraction offers kids relief from chronic pain, study finds

3/11/2003
Kids' Emotional Distress Fuels Self-Doubt

Study finds those who suffer depression or anxiety shortchange themselves

3/9/2003
Primary Immunodeficiency: A Potential Killer

New campaign seeks to boost awareness of the disorder

3/7/2003
Unfit Teens Headed Toward Diabetes Trouble

Overweight adolescents more likely to develop insulin resistance, study finds

3/5/2003
For Short Kids, Extra Height Comes at a Cost

Hormone treatment adds inches, but sacrifices bone density

3/4/2003
Children With Immune Problems at Greater Bioterror Risk

Doctors warn that even smallpox vaccine poses threat

2/26/2003
Hormone Troubles in Teens Can Lead to Infertility Fears

More counseling needed to address concerns for these girls, study says

2/25/2003
Oral Steroids Safe for Asthmatic Kids

Drugs have no effect on bone density or hormone function, study finds

2/24/2003
Remedial Program Offers Hope for Dyslexics

It boosted brain activity in 20 children

2/24/2003
Minority Children Face Greater Health Risks in Home

They're more likely to be exposed to mold, lead and pests

2/20/2003
Fix Flat Feet Sooner Rather Than Later

Correcting problem in childhood prevents more trouble in adulthood

2/15/2003
New Guidelines for Ear Infections in Children

Doctors' group to recommend not using antibiotics

2/14/2003
Helping Kids Cope With a Suddenly Unsafe World

Experts offer parents tips on preventing anxiety

2/3/2003
Girls Who Dine Alone May Pay a High Price

Study finds a link to developing eating disorders

2/3/2003
Iron Supplements Fine for Anemic Kids With Colds

They don't increase stomach upset or other side effects, study finds

1/31/2003
New Hope for Childhood Anemias

Partial spleen removal helps children with congenital disease

1/30/2003
Do Museums and Miniature Golf Make Kids Healthy?

Ohio researchers say family time at fun places may ward off illness

1/27/2003
Sizing up a Childhood Seizure

New guidelines set for kids who experience first attack

1/27/2003
Avoiding Medical Mistakes With Children

Fact sheet offers tips on preventing errors

1/17/2003
Treat Deaf Children Early

Early cochlear implants critical, study says

1/17/2003
Childhood Brain Tumor Survivors Prone To Later Problems

Radiation, chemotherapy can damage a developing brain

1/17/2003
Watch Out for PI

Campaign starts to increase awareness about dangerous childhood disease

1/15/2003
Medicine Mixups Common Among Kids in Hospitals

Critically ill children are most at risk, study finds

1/14/2003
More Children Taking Psychiatric Drugs

Conditions include ADHD, depression, anxiety

1/9/2003
Does Prenatal Smoking Produce Unruly Kids?

A mother's pattern of behavior may be more to blame

1/7/2003
Secondhand Smoke Strikes Kids' Lungs

Study says childrens' hospitalizations offer chance for intervention