Misc. Kid's Health News

Date Posted
Article Title
9/5/2005
Chernobyl Legacy Not as Dark as Feared

20 years later, international report finds reasons for hope

9/1/2005
More Than 2.5 Million U.S. Kids Medicated for ADHD

Report finds many more have been diagnosed with the disorder

9/1/2005
Health Tip: When Your Children Are Grieving

Signs that they may need professional help

8/31/2005
New Treatment Approved for Short Children

Drug to help those with rare condition that neutralizes growth hormone

8/31/2005
Health Tip: Don't Smoke Near Your Kids

Second-hand smoke is harmful

8/30/2005
8/30/2005
Health Tip: Prevent Diaper Rash

Zinc oxide ointment should do the trick

8/26/2005
The Basics of Backpack Safety

Tips to lighten the load

8/26/2005
Youth Is No Shield Against Sport Injuries

As more kids play competitive sports, care must be taken to ensure safety, experts say

8/25/2005
Health Tip: The Impact of Divorce on Your Children

Don't involve them in parental disputes

8/23/2005
8/19/2005
Violent Video Games Spur Aggression in Kids

Review of studies finds strong short-term effects, especially in boys

8/19/2005
Health Tip: When to Change a Toothbrush

Every three months, or after an illness

8/18/2005
Health Tip: Safe Use of Baby Strollers

Always use the restraints

8/16/2005
Health Tip: Tongue Piercing Has Its Risks

Including risk of infection

8/12/2005
Health Tip: Reduce Your Child's Risk of Choking

Don't let him run with food in his mouth

8/12/2005
Back to School, Back to Germs

Survey of U.S. teachers finds classrooms crawling with infectious 'bugs'

8/11/2005
Back to School, Back to Germs

Survey of U.S. teachers finds classrooms crawling with infectious 'bugs'

8/11/2005
Many Dads Unknowingly Raising Others' Kids

Increase in paternity testing reveals 1 in 25 men raising children not their own, study says

8/10/2005
Delayed Ear Tube Surgery Doesn't Delay Development

Speech, language unaffected by the timing of procedure in healthy kids, study finds

8/10/2005
Health Tip: Stop Teen Smokers Before They Start

Help them handle stress in other ways

8/8/2005
8/5/2005
Asthma Drug Helps Kids with Sleep Apnea

Anti-inflammatory pill an alternative to tonsil removal, researchers say

8/5/2005
8/2/2005
Skipping Infant Brain Cancer Screen Saved Money

Evidence later showed neuroblastoma test didn't save lives, researchers add

8/2/2005
Bringing Health Coverage to America's Uninsured Kids

Campaign seeks to tell working families they may qualify for government programs

8/2/2005
Many Kids Getting Multiple Psychiatric Medications

But researchers say side effects, interactions largely unknown

8/2/2005
Injuries At Home Cause Most Childhood Deaths

Black children twice as likely as whites to die from those injuries, study says

8/2/2005
Health Tip: Keep Kids' Gums Healthy

Tell your doctor if you see warning signs

8/2/2005
Health Tip: Helping Teens Who are Shy

How to feel more comfortable around others

8/1/2005
Teens Want to Bulk Up

Study finds a third think about becoming more toned, having bigger muscles

8/1/2005
Teen Dating Violence Takes a Double Toll

Female victims more likely to contract sexually transmitted diseases, study finds

8/1/2005
Fruit Juice, Water Top School Vending Machine Choices

Hamburgers, pizza are popular a la carte items, survey finds

7/29/2005
Health Tip: Protect Your Child's Teeth

Help keep them from chipping or breaking

7/28/2005
States Fail to Look for Eye Trouble in Kids

Most aren't screening for problems like 'lazy eye,' report says

7/25/2005
7/22/2005
Health Tip: If Your Teen Smokes

Here's how to help him stop

7/22/2005
Health Tip: Exercising to Excess

How to tell if your child is overdoing it

7/21/2005
Alcoholism Gene Factors Show Up in Very Young

In 12-year-olds, kids needing more drinks to get drunk faced highest risk

7/21/2005
Health Tip: Keeping Baby Food Safe

Suggestions to prevent foodborne illness

7/20/2005
Health Tip: Your Child May Need Glasses

Warning signs of vision problems

7/20/2005
Health of America's Kids Continues to Improve

Death rates down, vaccinations up, but more children living in poverty, report finds

7/18/2005
Medical Devices for Children Need More Oversight: Report

Better systems are required to spot problems, share information

7/15/2005
Teen Inactivity Leads to Obesity for Girls

Transition time from childhood to adulthood appears to involve decreased physical exercise

7/15/2005
Health Tip: Staying Safe at the Playground

Avoid equipment set on concrete

7/15/2005
Health Tip: When Baby Begins to Crawl

Make sure she's protected

7/13/2005
Health Tip: Hold Family Fire Drills

Teach your kids how to respond

7/13/2005
Health Tip: Bathing Your New Baby

Prepare for it, and don't rush

7/12/2005
Health Tip: Recognizing Depression in Teens

It's more than just a case of the blues

7/11/2005