Misc. Kid's Health News

Date Posted
Article Title
8/1/2007
Most Sleepless Kids Prescribed Drugs: Study

Practice is widespread, even though FDA doesn't approve pediatric use

8/1/2007
CDC's 'Preteen Vaccine' Campaign Aimed at Parents

It explains what shots are needed for 11- and 12-year-olds

7/31/2007
Child Maltreatment Rises in Homes of Soldiers Sent to War

Stress on spouse left behind cited by U.S. Army-sponsored study

7/30/2007
Lead Less Toxic to the Well-Read

High literacy somehow shields the brain from the toxin's effects, study finds

7/30/2007
Smoking During Pregnancy Boosts Baby's Blood Pressure

And that rise might continue until later in life, experts say

7/30/2007
Health Tip: When a Pet Dies

Help your child deal with the loss

7/27/2007
Sunlight in Youth Might Shield Against MS

But experts warn that too much sun poses skin cancer risk

7/27/2007
Young Type 1 Diabetics Benefit From Exercise

Frequency of regular physical activity was key factor in healthy blood levels, study finds

7/26/2007
High School, College Football Comes With Risk

Younger players get injured less often but more severely than college players, study finds

7/24/2007
Health Tip: Your Teething Baby

What's normal, what's not

7/23/2007
Health Tip: Bicycle Safety for Children

Teach your kids rules of the road

7/20/2007
Studies Track Treatment Outcomes for Kids With ADHD

Meds plus behavior therapy work best, but symptoms can return

7/16/2007
Childhood Brain Tumor Survivors Often Struggle in School

Grades were lower, especially in language classes, study found

7/16/2007
Health Tip: Feeding a Child Athlete

Make sure the youngster is getting the right foods and liquids

7/13/2007
Health Tip: When Babies Spit Up

It's not vomiting, and it's normal

7/12/2007
Report Details Gains, Reversals for U.S. Children

While teen birth rate hits record low, obesity is a growing worry

7/11/2007
Kids Living Near School Rarely Walk There: Study

It's a missed opportunity for fitness, researchers say

7/10/2007
Antibiotics Won't Prevent Urinary Tract Infections in Kids: Study

In fact, preventive use could spur drug resistance, researchers say

7/10/2007
Convenience Stores Most Likely to Sell Cigarettes to Kids

Those sales are even more frequent when clerks are under 18, study finds

7/10/2007
Neighborhood Booze Ads May Boost Kids' Drinking

Teens were more prone to try alcohol in these environments, study found

7/10/2007
7/9/2007
Diagnosis Delays Tough on Kids With Cancer

Little research done on how often these potentially dangerous problems occur, experts say

7/6/2007
High School Football Brings Brain Trauma Dangers

Many players are back on the field too soon after head injury, experts say

7/6/2007
7/5/2007
Pet Turtles Pose Salmonella Danger to Kids

They're banned from sale by law but still appear at flea markets, pet shops, experts say

7/4/2007
Health Tip: Preventing Swimmer's Ear

An infection that commonly occurs after pool use

7/3/2007
Video Games Cut Into Teens' Reading, Studying

Another study finds use of violent 'Mature'-rated games is common

7/3/2007
Naturopathy an Option for Some Kids

But training and licensing varies widely from state to state, researcher says

7/3/2007
Poorer Kids at Higher Migraine Risk

Stress, dietary factors might play a role, researchers say

7/2/2007
ATVs Not the Only Off-Road Danger to Kids

Go-carts, scooters, other vehicles are leading cause of harm, study shows

7/2/2007
Suicide Attempts Fall After Depression Treatment Begins

Finding suggests drugs' benefits for depressed people outweigh any potential for harm

6/28/2007
School Nurses Key to Preventing Heart Disease

They can help set kids on path to cardiovascular health, heart experts say

6/28/2007
6/28/2007
CDC Panel Recommends Meningitis Vaccine for All Teens

New guideline includes children from 11 through 18 years of age

6/27/2007
Video Games' Addictive Nature Unclear: AMA

Doctors' group backs away from tougher stance, citing need for more research

6/27/2007
Young Males Most Willing to Buy Booze for Underage Drinkers

Study examined 'shoulder-tapping' strategy, where kids ask strangers to purchase alcohol

6/26/2007
Babies Shed Light on 'Friendly' Bacteria

By analyzing early stool, scientists learn how these gut bugs thrive

6/26/2007
Rise in Child Chronic Illness Could Swamp Health Care

Diabetes, asthma will follow American kids as they age, experts warn

6/26/2007
Health Tip: Dangers of Sleeping With Baby

Suffocation and strangulation are possible

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