Misc. Kid's Health News

Date Posted
Article Title
7/3/2006
Antihistamine Doesn't Help Babies Sleep

Benadryl actually made some children hyperactive, researchers find in stopping trial early

7/3/2006
When Fireworks Injure, It's Kids Who Pay the Price

Approximately 85,800 children were hurt between 1990 and 2003, study finds

6/29/2006
U.S. Panel Endorses Cervical Cancer Vaccine for Girls

11- and 12-year-olds would be routinely inoculated against virus that causes the disease

6/23/2006
Health Tip: Food Sensitivities in Infants

Introduce new foods one at a time

6/22/2006
6/20/2006
Health Tip: Kids Need to Behave Around Dogs

To prevent bites and serious injury

6/8/2006
More U.S. Teens Are Shunning Risky Behaviors

But too many, especially Hispanics, report drug use and suicidal feelings, study finds

6/7/2006
Cereal Grains Not So Bad for Baby

Delaying their introduction until after six months boosts risk of wheat allergy, study finds

6/6/2006
Hispanic Toddlers More Likely to Be Obese

Even after adjusting for socioeconomic factors, study finds them at higher risk

6/6/2006
Study May Explain How ADHD Treatments Work

PET scans show drugs' effect on the brain

6/6/2006
Safety Seats Get Nod Over Belt Use Alone

Study showed 21% reduction in the risk of death for children in crashes

6/5/2006
False Positives on Newborns' Disease Tests Worry Parents

Stress lingers even after test results are refuted, study finds

6/1/2006
5/31/2006
Health Tip: Treating Baby's Diaper Rash

Watch for signs of infection

5/30/2006
Health Tip: Lack of Vitamin D Can Cause Rickets

Make sure your child gets enough

5/25/2006
For Kids, One Cigarette Is All It Takes

Those who smoke only once are twice as likely to make it a habit, study finds

5/24/2006
Health Tip: Does Your Child Need Stitches?

Suggestions on when to take your kid to the doctor

5/22/2006
Health Tip: Soothing a Bee Sting

Calm your child first

5/22/2006
Childhood Cancer Survivors More Likely to Be Jobless

Those who had brain, other central nervous system cancers fared worst, review finds

5/19/2006
A Good Coach Stresses Safety First

Proper equipment, conditioning should be part of the ground rules, experts say

5/19/2006
Some Sports Parents Are 'Out of Bounds'

Their 'enthusiasm' can damage a child's development, study says

5/11/2006
Health Tip: Getting Rid of Head Lice

A common problem for school-age children

5/10/2006
Inhaled Corticosteroids Get Mixed Reviews in Kids' Asthma Studies

Both studies find they don't change course of the disease in young children.

5/10/2006
5/8/2006
Health Tip: Swimming Safety

Prevent accidents around the pool

5/4/2006
Childhood Obesity Leads to Adolescent Obesity

Kids don't outgrow 'baby fat,' researchers report

5/3/2006
Health Tip: Tubes May Help Frequent Ear Infections

A surgical alternative if other options fail

5/3/2006
4/27/2006
Health Tip: Reduce Your Child's Risk of SIDS

Avoid placing your baby in certain situations

4/24/2006
Health Tip: Is Your Child Dehydrated?

Here are some warning signs

4/23/2006
Helping Kids Make Healthy Lifestyle Choices

What parents and schools can do to 'tip the scale' in the right direction

4/18/2006
New Research Finds Mercury Fillings Are Safe

Others contend findings aren't the final word on issue

4/18/2006
Health Tip: Get Your Kids to Eat Healthy

Be sure to set a good example

4/13/2006
Can Frequent Infections Damage a Child's Heart?

Study suggests that elevated protein levels may signal future trouble

4/11/2006
4/7/2006
Health Tip: If Your Baby Has a Fever

Don't give him aspirin

4/7/2006
Health Tip: Keep Your Home Poison-Proof

Items should be stored where children can't reach them

4/7/2006
Chest Protectors Don't Protect Young Athletes

Catchers, goalies at risk of fatal blow to heart, study says

4/5/2006
Pneumococcal Vaccine Reduces Serious Infections in Kids

Slight rise seen in some infections caused by strains not in vaccine, study finds

4/4/2006
Health Tip: Is Your Infant Getting Enough Milk?

How to tell, if you're breastfeeding

4/3/2006
Mass Media May Prompt Kids to Try Sex: Study

TV, movies, CDs and magazines are surrogate sources of sex ed, researchers say

4/3/2006
Kids Behave, Sleep Better After Tonsillectomy

Study says hyperactivity, attention deficit and sleepiness often improved

4/3/2006
Health Tip: Soothing Your Child's Headache

Quiet time and medication can help

4/1/2006
Limit Your Kid's Sugar for Better Dental Health

How often and when kids have sweets is as important in prevention, dentists say

3/31/2006
Making the Hospital a More Kid-Friendly Place

From stuffed animals to playing doctor, program seeks to remove the fear factor

3/31/2006
Health Tip: Be Safe in the Bathroom

Suggestions to prevent accidents

3/29/2006
Guided Imagery Helps Children Facing Surgery

The technique eases anxiety and lessens pain, study says

3/28/2006
Health Tip: Car Seat Safety

Make sure it fits properly

3/25/2006
Young Smiles Can Fall Prey to Tooth Decay

Even preschoolers struggle with dental problems

3/22/2006
Health Tip: Inhaler or Nebulizer?

Choices for young asthmatics