Misc. Kid's Health News

Date Posted
Article Title
6/26/2007
Health Tip: Stop Your Child From Biting

Suggestions to break the habit

6/25/2007
Sugary Drinks Fattening Up Preschoolers

Fruit-flavored drinks, sodas between meals are a big culprit, study finds

6/22/2007
Study Compares Teen Driver Safety

Young passengers safer if the teen is an older sibling, research shows

6/22/2007
Standard Vitamin A Dose Best for African Children

Study refutes calls to double the dosage now given in developing world

6/22/2007
Candy Cigarettes May Lead to the Real Thing

Adult smokers much more likely to have played with them as kids, study finds

6/22/2007
Health Tip: Preventing Illness at Day Care

Precautions can reduce the spread of germs

6/21/2007
Health Tip: Helping Your Child Through Puberty

Explain that such changes are normal

6/20/2007
Health Tip: Creating a Healthy Body Image

Help prevent eating disorders

6/20/2007
Health Tip: Feeding Picky Eaters

Suggestions to get them eating

6/19/2007
European Kids Using Banned Sports-Doping Drugs

3% of French 15-year-olds have tried salbutamol, steroids, study finds

6/18/2007
Caring for Grandkids Won't Strain Grandparents' Health

Study even found modest improvements in health over time

6/16/2007
A Safe Summer Means More Fun for Kids

Experts offer parents common-sense tips to protect children from injury

6/15/2007
Health Tip: Dealing With Temper Tantrums

How to avoid emotional outbursts

6/13/2007
Health Tip: Keeping Kids Safe

Rid your home of potential hazards

6/11/2007
Add Meningitis Shot to Summer Camp To-Do List

The potentially lethal disease can strike youngsters, experts warn

6/8/2007
Health Tip: Asthmatics Can Still Play Sports

If they follow doctor's orders

6/6/2007
Health Tip: When Teens Are Depressed

Don't try to get through it alone

6/5/2007
Most Guns in Homes With Young Kids Not Stored Safely

70% of parents surveyed say they don't take adequate precautions, researchers report

6/5/2007
More Research That Secondhand Smoke Harms Kids

Even minor exposure can compromise cardiovascular system, study says

6/4/2007
Hospital Admission Rates Higher for White Kids in ER

But that doesn't mean minority children are being denied needed care, study says

5/31/2007
Health Tip: Leaving Your Child Home Alone

How to know when she's old enough

5/30/2007
Drug Combo Overcoming Rare Genetic Disorders

84% now survive urea cycle dysfunction, which causes toxic buildup of ammonia

5/30/2007
Health Tip: Safe Toys For Your Child

Here's how to help prevent accidents

5/18/2007
When Produce Is Homegrown, Kids Eat Better

Children develop taste for fruits, veggies straight from the garden, study finds

5/15/2007
5/13/2007
Pool Safety Tips Keep Everyone's Head Above Water

Common-sense measures reduce kids' drowning risk, groups say

5/11/2007
Hospital Protocol Change Cuts Kids' Cardiac Arrest Risk

Rate drops by 63% if help is summoned before CPR is needed, study finds

5/9/2007
Daily Steroid Helps Boys With Duchenne's to Walk

But the muscular dystrophy treatment also ups the risk of fractures, study finds

5/9/2007
No Link Between 100% Juice and Kids' Overweight: Study

But more than half of children drink no juice at all, researchers say

5/8/2007
Pediatricians Not Tracking Kids' BMI

Surveys find most failing to measure patients' body weight

5/8/2007
Retail Tobacco Ads Boost Likelihood of Teens' Smoking

Price cuts, promotions lure casual users into regular puffing, study finds

5/4/2007
Cystic Fibrosis Can Harm Kids' Bones

Other risk factors may aggravate the condition, findings show

5/4/2007
Health Tip: Symptoms of Ear Infection in Children

Painful swallowing is a common sign

5/3/2007
Web-Based Asthma Program Helps Kids Manage Symptoms

Multimedia site teaches urban teens to control exacerbating behaviors

5/1/2007
No Link Between Autism, Celiac Disease: Study

Findings challenge previous research suggesting food allergy connection

4/30/2007
More Young Children Suffering From Tooth Decay

But report finds some signs of improvement in dental care

4/30/2007
Health Tip: Treating Ear Infections in Children

Antibiotics may not always be necessary

4/26/2007
Health Tip: Precautions While Mowing the Lawn

Steps to help prevent injury

4/25/2007
New U.S. Standards Look to Limit Junk Foods in Schools

Guidelines encourage nutritious foods, drinks to help combat obesity epidemic

4/25/2007
Health Tip: Using Car Seats

Make sure your child is properly restrained

4/24/2007
TV Food Ads Lead to Weight Gain in Kids: Study

Prompted a 134 percent increase in amount of food eaten by obese children

4/20/2007
Health Tip: Treating Cradle Cap

Try baby oil or petroleum jelly

4/16/2007
Can Too Much Weight Cause Ear Infections in Kids?

A South Korean study suggests a link, but some U.S. doctors are skeptical

4/15/2007
Change of Season Brings Lawn Mower Warning

Pediatric experts remind homeowners that small fingers, large blades don't mix

4/13/2007
90% of Elementary School Kids Are Bullied: Survey

Some experts doubt the problem is that pervasive, but all agree it needs to be eliminated

4/13/2007
Teens' 'Competence Skills' Key to Avoiding Drug Abuse: Study

Strong self-image, ability to say 'no' deciding factors in resisting peer pressure

4/10/2007
Health Tip: Constipation in Children

A better diet may help

4/9/2007
TV Diners Miss the Big Health Picture

Watching while eating negates potential nutritional benefits, study finds

4/5/2007
Health Tip: Choking Hazards for Kids

Avoid giving these foods to young children

4/5/2007
Mediterranean Diet Protects Kids From Allergies: Study

Fruits, vegetables, nuts helped protect against asthma, skin sensitivity