Kids' Ailments Health News

Date Posted
Article Title
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

1/6/2003
Study Confirms Marked Rise in Autism

10-fold increase found among children in Atlanta, government report says

1/5/2003
Nip Jack Frost Before He Nips You

Simple steps can prevent frostbite as you enjoy winter sports

1/4/2003
Prozac OK'd for Depressed Children

Drug can also be used for obsessive-compulsive disorder

12/28/2002
Acetaminophen, Ibuprofen and Kids

Experts say each has pros and cons when it comes to sick children

12/25/2002
Santa Visits Sick Kids Longer

New research shows hospitalized children' belief lasts a year longer than others'

12/19/2002
More Teens Struggling With Depression

Experts blame stress of holiday season

12/13/2002
The Genetic Divide

Americans conflicted about genetic reproductive technology, survey finds

12/11/2002
Chicken Pox Outbreak Bested Vaccine

But health officials defend shot's effectiveness

11/30/2002
Unattainable Goals Can Be Unhealthy

Perfectionism puts adolescent girls at greater risk of eating disorders later in life

11/23/2002
Many Older Children Struggle With Bedwetting

But treatments can correct the problem

11/22/2002
Some Teens Deliberately Harm Themselves

Occasionally, the goal is suicide, researchers say

11/22/2002
Cancer Drug Scores Again

Gleevec shows promise against bone tumor

11/4/2002
Strolling into Trouble

Stroller falls send thousands of children to ER annually

10/30/2002
Help Your Child Cope With a More Stressful World

A sympathetic ear may be all that's needed

10/23/2002
Researchers Closer to Finding Genetic Cause Of ADHD

Region of chromosome 16 has also been linked to autism

10/22/2002
Helping Children Sweat the Small Stuff

Pediatricians can work with parents to overcome common behavioral problems

10/18/2002
Girls Are Made Of Sugar And Spice And Sad Thoughts

They tend to dwell on unhappy feelings, study says

10/18/2002
Helping Children Learn Life's Toughest Lesson

Program lets grieving children come to grips with death of a loved one

10/11/2002
Kids Can Have Bad Memories of Medical Procedures

Study found childrens' recall often flawed, but parents can set record straight

10/8/2002
Soy-Based Formulas May Be Linked to ADHD

Elevated levels of manganese the suspected culprit

10/7/2002
Insulin Pumps Can Be Kids' Play

They're an effective way to manage diabetes in little children

10/5/2002
Girls Need to Learn to Run Like Boys

Study finds doing so cuts risk of ligament injuries

10/4/2002
Researchers Map Possible Brain Tumor Treatment

It forces molecules -- and perhaps someday drugs -- past blood barrier

10/2/2002
Web Site Spreads Word on Whooping Cough

Site is designed to increase awareness of this vaccine-preventable disease

9/14/2002
For a Healthy Heart, Get an Early Start

By focusing on children now, doctors hope to reduce heart disease in adults later

9/10/2002
Helping Kids Cope With 9/11 -- All Over Again

Children who have suffered other traumas are vulnerable

9/1/2002
Medications Are Not Kids' Play

Safety tips for children's over-the-counter medicines

8/28/2002
Tackling Childhood Depression

Some 5 percent of teens suffer from this disease

8/15/2002
Eating Disorders Rooted in Childhood

Even at age 11, girls more worried than boys about their weight