Misc. Kid's Health News

Date Posted
Article Title
3/10/2008
New Guidelines Urged for Young Athletes' Neck Injuries

Helmets, pads should be left on, then removed as a unit once patient is stabilized

3/10/2008
New Drug for Brain Cancer Too Dangerous for Pediatric Patients

Study found it caused permanent bone damage and stunted growth

3/10/2008
Health Tip: Choosing a Pediatrician

Things to keep in mind

3/7/2008
Bacteria Mix in Guts of Babies Predicts Obesity

Findings may explain why breast-fed infants less likely to be overweight later

3/7/2008
Government Assistance Linked to Better Child Development

Cash support to poor families boosted physical, mental scores, study finds

3/6/2008
Health Tip: Putting Your Child to Bed

Improve the child's chances for a good night's sleep

3/5/2008
Health Tip: Choose the Right Backpack

Prevent back problems in your child

3/5/2008
Teen Passengers at Higher Death Risk in Car Crashes

Not wearing seat belts and young drivers are prime reasons why, study finds

3/4/2008
Troubled Boys Will Abandon Pot When It's Deemed Uncool

But trouble-prone girls aren't swayed by adolescent drug use trends

3/4/2008
Restricting TV and Computer Time Helps Kids Lose Weight

Finding offers hope for curbing pediatric obesity epidemic in U.S.

3/3/2008
Obese Children Face More Complications During Surgery

Study says breathing-related problems more likely in the overweight

3/3/2008
Skip Breakfast, Pack on the Pounds

Teens who start the day with a healthful meal tend to stay trimmer, study suggests

3/3/2008
Poor Working Memory Tied to Low School Scores

Team develops tool to test for kids who may have this genetic shortcoming

3/3/2008
2/29/2008
2/28/2008
2/28/2008
Health Tip: Depression in Children

Here are some warning signs

2/27/2008
CDC Panel Urges Extending Flu Vaccine Coverage for Kids

Children up to 18 years of age would be encouraged to get inoculated

2/26/2008
Health Tip: Watch For Frostbite

Here's what to do if there are symptoms

2/25/2008
TV Could Be Disrupting Your Kid's Sleep

Viewing, especially before bedtime, is linked to irregular sleep patterns for the very young, experts say

2/22/2008
Most Internet Sex Offenders Target Teens, Not Kids

Surveys say most vulnerable youths have history of abuse, family problems

2/22/2008
Humira Approved for Children's Arthritis

In patients four years and older

2/21/2008
Cutting Back on Salt Cuts Down on Sodas With Kids

British researchers suggest reductions could lower chances of heart disease, diabetes

2/21/2008
Fast Food Ads Fueling Obesity Among Hispanic Kids

Study found overload of commercials aimed at children on Spanish-language stations

2/19/2008
Eyes a Window to Hearing Loss?

Pupils dilate in reaction to sounds, might be way to spot hearing problems, study finds

2/19/2008
Health Tip: Timeouts for Toddlers

Safely teach your child right from wrong

2/18/2008
Antibiotics Do Little for Inner Ear Infections

No reason to give them to kids to try to prevent fluid buildup, analysis shows

2/15/2008
2/15/2008
Viral Therapy Slows Pediatric Tumors in Mice

Treatment leaves healthy tissue unharmed while targeting solid masses, study finds

2/14/2008
'Choking Game' Turned Deadly for 82 Youths

CDC report found surge in fatalities from strangulation game in 2005-2006

2/13/2008
Health Tip: If Your Child Goes to the Hospital

How to make the experience less frightening

2/13/2008
Fixing Poor Vision Boosts Preschoolers' Test Scores

Early intervention with glasses brought them up to snuff with peers, study finds

2/11/2008
Gene Variations Help Regulate Response to Stress

Adults abused in childhood lack protective changes against depression, U.S. study says

2/11/2008
Health Tip: Baby Teeth Need Attention

Dental care should begin early

2/10/2008
Baseline Exam Is Key to Eye Health

Group urges greater screening for early signs of disease during 'Save Your Vision' month

2/9/2008
Campaign Targets Noise-Induced Hearing Loss in Kids

Children, parents urged to turn down the volume on personal music players

2/8/2008
FDA Warns of Children's Deaths Linked to Botox

Anti-wrinkle drug and competitor Myobloc under agency safety review

2/8/2008
Health Tip: Protect Your Child From Flu

Vaccination is an easy preventative

2/8/2008
2/5/2008
Asmanex Approved for Asthmatic Children

Inhaler may now be used by kids as young as 4 years

2/4/2008
Eye Blinks May ID Fetal Alcohol Exposure

Study links a brain area to later learning deficits

2/4/2008
Health Tip: When Baby is Crying

Here are possible causes and solutions

2/1/2008
Social Networking Sites Safer Than IM or Chat Rooms

Little sexual solicitation, harassment occur on MySpace and Facebook, study finds

1/31/2008
Health Tip: Boys and Body Image

Males dwell on it, too

1/30/2008
Health Tip: Teens, Talk With Your Parents

Improve family communication

1/28/2008
Cold Meds Send 7,000 U.S. Kids to ER Each Year

Most cases due to accidental ingestion, study finds

1/28/2008
Health Tip: Exercise for Teens

You don't have to hit the gym

1/26/2008
Allergy Shots Are Effective Treatment for Symptoms

Immunotherapy works for allergic asthma, rhinitis, conjunctivitis or insect bites

1/24/2008
Next Generation of Parents More Likely to Back Genetic Testing

Survey found adult children of parents with BRCA mutations would be more willing to test their own kids

1/17/2008
Cold Meds Not Safe for Kids Under 2, FDA Warns

Decision on kids aged 2-12 expected this spring, officials add