Kids' Ailments Health News

Date Posted
Article Title
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

8/14/2002
Hey, Wassup Doc?

Successful teen-doctor relationship depends on time and trust

8/8/2002
Minimizing the Pain of 'Back to School'

Backpacks can cause injuries; here are some safety tips

8/6/2002
Effects of Child Abuse Can Linger for Years

Many kids grow up to become troubled teens

8/3/2002
Add Seeing to Reading and Writing

Group says children should have eye exam before start of school

7/18/2002
Whooping Cough Still a Threat

CDC sees more cases of the disease in the U.S.

7/9/2002
Pilot Program Teaches AIDS Awareness to Black Teens

Researchers looking for way to stem AIDS tide among young blacks

7/9/2002
Parents Don't Do All They Can to Protect Kids from Asthma

Smokers and pets abound in homes with asthmatic children

6/14/2002
Don't Let Your Kids Be TV Diners

It increases their viewing time -- and risk of obesity

6/12/2002
New Guidelines for Asthma Treatment Contain Some Changes

One finding: Current drugs safe for kids older than 5

6/5/2002
New Read on Rorschach Test Helps Kids

It appears to be more accurate in assessing mental disorders

6/2/2002
Zap Those Allergens

New CD-ROM game aims to help children manage asthma

6/1/2002
Using Soccer to Teach the Message of Safe Sex

Teens learn about HIV/AIDS prevention

5/26/2002
A Pitch for Preventing Kids' Baseball Injuries

Children can suffer elbow and shoulder injuries if they throw too many pitches

5/22/2002
Treating the Growing Problem of Teen Suicide

Most exhibit warning signs before taking their lives

5/20/2002
Number of Childhood Cancer Survivors Up Dramatically

But more research needed on long-term effects of treatments

5/10/2002
Should You Bank Your Baby's Blood?

Umbilical cord rich in stem cells, but saving it may be waste of money

5/7/2002
Many Asthmatic Kids Not Getting Preventative Treatments

World Asthma Day hopes to heighten ways to combat the disease

5/7/2002
Some Minorities Aren't Getting Antibiotic Warnings

Many Asian, Latino parents still expect unnecessary drugs

5/7/2002
Smoke Gets in Kids' Hair

Even parents who light up outdoors expose children to smoke

5/6/2002
Secondhand Smoke Could Spell Second-Rate Smarts for Kids

More evidence mounts against the dangers of tobacco smoke

5/3/2002
New Hope for Tiny Babies

Hormone therapy aids children who are 'small for gestational age'