Misc. Kid's Health News

Date Posted
Article Title
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

4/4/2007
Guidelines Target Prevention of Sudden Heart Death in Young Athletes

Task force focuses on quick action in first critical minutes

4/3/2007
Health Tip: Choosing a Day Care Provider

Be sure to ask the right questions

4/3/2007
Health Tip: Preventing Baby Bottle Decay

Watch what your child drinks

4/2/2007
Young Black, Native-American Children at Higher Risk of Fatal Accidents

While the gap is closing, more education efforts are needed, study says

4/2/2007
Pneumococcal Vaccine Helps Prevent Kids' Ear Infections

Study finds rates of repeated ear infections

3/30/2007
Health Tip: Your Child's Development

Make sure he gets enough exercise

3/30/2007
Health Tip: Reading to Your Baby

It's never too early, experts say

3/29/2007
Health Tip: Symptoms of Dyslexia

Possible warning signs of learning disability

3/29/2007
Health Tip: Toilet Training Your Child

Suggestions to make the transition easier

3/28/2007
Health Tip: Never Leave a Child Alone in the Tub

Suggestions to make bath time safe

3/23/2007
Health Tip: My Child's Sick

Should I take him to the doctor?

3/23/2007
Health Tip: If Your Child Has a Seizure

How to protect her from injury

3/22/2007
Heart Association Backs Statin Use for At-Risk Kids

Those with family history of heart disease, diabetes could benefit from cholesterol drug therapy, revised guidelines now say.

3/21/2007
Activity Levels Key to Childhood Obesity

British study shows exercise directly tied to amounts of fat measureable in kids

3/19/2007
Health Tip: Prevent Sports Injuries

Sports should be safe and fun

3/14/2007
Health Tip: Prevent Obesity in Your Child

Suggestions to keep him healthy

3/13/2007
Health Tip: Building Your Child's Self-Esteem

Help her feel good about herself

3/12/2007
Health Tip: Dealing With Separation Anxiety

How to help your child say goodbye

3/7/2007
Booster Seat Laws Keep Kids Safe

More youngsters are being properly restrained to prevent injury, researchers say

3/7/2007
Health Tip: Taking Your Child's Temperature

Which type of thermometer is best?

3/6/2007
3/6/2007
More Teens Are Undergoing Obesity Surgery

The numbers are still small, but experts say the procedure can be beneficial

3/5/2007
Nearly 80% of Hospitalized Kids Get 'Adult-Only' Drugs

'Off-label' practice is worrisome because of lack of research into safety and effectiveness

3/5/2007
Obesity May Trigger Earlier Puberty for Girls

Breast development at 9 linked to weight gain in younger years, study finds

3/2/2007
Health Tip: Autism Affects Children in Different Ways

But autistic children share similar behaviors

3/1/2007
Do Early Growth Spurts Protect Against Bad Cholesterol?

Finding suggests adult heart disease may have roots in childhood

2/28/2007
Kids Keep Slimmer When in School

It's during summer vacation when many put on too much weight, study finds

2/28/2007
Health Tip: If Your Child Has Trouble Reading

How to spot a potential reading disability

2/27/2007
Health Tip: Prevent Diaper Rash

Change them frequently

2/27/2007
Health Tip: Sterilize Your Child's Toys

To prevent the spread of germs

2/21/2007
Kids of U.S. Soldiers in Iraq Prone to Stress

These youngsters may need special monitoring and care, researchers say

2/21/2007
Kids Living Near 'Green Spaces' Less Likely to Be Overweight

But socioeconomic factors also play a part in children's activity levels, experts say

2/18/2007
Free Handbook Helps Hispanic Families Tackle ADHD

It helps parents recognize the condition in kids and seek help

2/14/2007
Gene Research Gives Clues to Childhood Brain Tumors

Cancer cells retain DNA pointing to their origins, scientists say

2/9/2007
Early Sickle Cell Complications Don't Predict Later Risk

But study says children hospitalized for chest problems likely face recurrence as adults

2/8/2007
Health Tip: Symptoms of Addiction

Warning signs that your child may need help

2/7/2007
Sleep May Help Kids Keep Slim

Children who get more rest less prone to weight problems, study finds

2/7/2007
Health Tip: Giving Your Child Medicine

Make sure you understand its use and correct dosage

2/6/2007
Danish Study Tracks Rise in Childhood Psychiatric Disorders

Autism, Tourette's and hyperkinetic disorders in upward trend, researchers find

2/5/2007
Certain Online Behaviors Put Teens at Risk

They include harassing others and talking about sex with people known only online, study finds

2/5/2007
TV Habits Have No Impact on Teen Exercise

So programs to get kids more active can't rely on cutting television time, study says

2/5/2007
4 in 10 Kids See Adult Material Online: Study

Online filters can delay exposure, experts say

2/1/2007
Teens' Sleeplessness Leads to Falling Grades

Study finds more evidence that poor rest habits lower grade point averages

2/1/2007
U.S. Dentists 'Give Kids a (Free) Smile' This Friday

Annual one-day initiative provides dental care at no cost to disadvantaged youngsters