Misc. Kid's Health News

Date Posted
Article Title
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

1/31/2007
Health Tip: If You Decide to Breast-Feed

Suggestions to get you started

1/28/2007
New Food Pyramid Offers Building Blocks to Good Nutrition

Americans can better individualize their eating and exercise plans

1/26/2007
U.S. Kids' Health Habits Put Them at Risk

Only about 2% meet current guidelines for exercise and diet, study finds

1/26/2007
Living Near Freeways Hurts Kids' Lungs

Exposure to emissions could lead to respiratory problems later, experts say

1/25/2007
Health Tip: Is Your Child at Risk for Ear Infections?

Some kids are more prone than others

1/19/2007
Heart Rhythm Gene Linked to Sudden Infant Deaths

Fatal arrhythmia study suggests screening may identify babies at risk

1/18/2007
Good Heart Health Habits Should Start in Childhood

Parents urged to act early to reduce future risk of disease

1/18/2007
Health Tip: Warning Signs of Child Abuse

Including disinterest and sudden behavior changes

1/17/2007
Health Tip: Children Can Have High Blood Pressure, Too

Especially if it runs in the family

1/16/2007
Health Tip: Alleviate Homesickness

Prepare your children before they go away

1/12/2007
Lifestyle Traits Boosts Kids' Weight

More TV time, fewer family meals, unsafe neighborhoods cited by study

1/11/2007
Cold Medicines Dangerous for Infants

Dosing mistakes killed three, sent 1,500 to ER, CDC report finds

1/10/2007
Lower IQs in Childhood Linked to Accident-Prone Adulthood

British study found hospitalizations correlated to intelligence levels, but better education could lower rates

1/8/2007
Early Blood Pressure Problems Signal Heart Trouble

Study of young American Indians found hypertension raised risk for enlarged heart

1/8/2007
Childhood Weight Problems Are Costly

Study finds annual health-care costs average $172 more for obese kids

1/8/2007
Health Tip: When Your Teen Wants to Light Up

Suggestions to help change her mind

1/8/2007
Girls Most Likely to Gain Weight as Pre-Teens

Report urges interventions before the age of 9 or 10

1/4/2007
Health Tip: Treating Colic

Suggestions to soothe your fussy baby

1/2/2007
Down Syndrome Screening Recommended for All Expectant Moms

New guidelines say pregnant women of all ages should get less invasive screen

1/2/2007
Send Summer Camp Homesickness Packing

Tips for parents to help their children enjoy their home away from home

1/2/2007
Media Might Fuel Eating Disorders

Study found teens who read weight-loss articles more likely to practice unhealthy behaviors

12/28/2006
Video Game Injuries a Holiday Hazard

Physical therapy group urges parents to give safety a thumbs up

12/27/2006
Preventing Teen Suicide a Tough Challenge

Spotting it, stopping it a tall order for health-care professionals, experts say

12/27/2006
Health Tip: Rheumatoid Arthritis

Symptoms may include joint pain, fever, and rash

12/26/2006
Increased Exposure Tames Childhood Egg Allergy

Small study finds gradual boost in consumption builds body's resistance

12/25/2006
Get Active With Kids This Season

Skating, sledding, biking are even more fun when parents join in, experts say

12/25/2006
Unwrapping the Science of Santa's Mystical Journey

Technological advances at North Pole get the job done, one expert says

12/21/2006
A Checklist for Avoiding Common Holiday Dangers

Pediatric group urges families to wrap the gift of safety for children

12/21/2006
12/20/2006
Colazal Sanctioned for Pediatric Colitis

Previously approved for adults

12/19/2006
For Holiday Toys, Think Safety First

Hundreds of thousands of American children suffer injuries every year

12/18/2006
Health Tip: Monitor Your Child's TV Watching

Set limits on time, acceptable programs

12/16/2006
FDA OKs Celebrex for Kids With Arthritis

Says benefits outweigh potential risks, but Pfizer will have to keep a long-term registry to evaluate safety issues

12/12/2006
Younger Siblings May Boost Brain Tumor Risk

The link might be infections passed on in adolescence, researchers say

12/9/2006
College Students Can Pack Stress for Holiday Home Stay

Newfound independence may mean a change in plans for all in the family

12/5/2006
Teen Use of Eating Disorders Web Sites on the Rise

And parents often unaware children are visiting dangerous sites, study finds

12/5/2006
Average U.S. Child Consumes Too Many Calories

Excess of up to 165 calories day --about a can of soda -- creates 'energy gap,' leading to overweight

12/4/2006
Movie, TV Smoking Doubles Kids' Chances of Lighting Up

Study finding underscores need to have FDA regulate sale and marketing of tobacco products, expert says

11/30/2006
Sleep Problems Can Strike Preschoolers, Too

Most don't get enough sleep, experts suspect

11/30/2006
Health Tip: Your Child Needs Regular Eye Exams

Preventive visits protect eye health

11/30/2006
FDA Panel Backs Celebrex for Kids With Arthritis

Says benefits outweigh potential risks to those with juvenile rheumatoid arthritis

11/26/2006
Group Launches 'Asthma Friendly' Toy Certification

Santa -- and parents -- may want to check this list for the holiday shopping season

11/22/2006
Health Tip: Ease Your Child's Flu Symptoms

How to comfort her when she's sick

11/21/2006
Health Tip: Watch What Your Child Drinks

Calories in fruit juice, soda add up

11/15/2006
Health Tip: Help the Medicine Go Down

How to make it taste better

11/3/2006
Health Tip: Children Can Become Obese, Too

Suggestions to avoid a life-long problem

10/31/2006
Health Tip: Watch Your Child's Sugar Intake

Sweets are OK in moderation

10/28/2006
Keep Your Kids Safe and Sound This Halloween

Simple precautions can ensure a fun time for all