Misc. Kid's Health News

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Article Title
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
7/7/2005
Early Interventions Help Urban Kids

Those who got support had better mental, physical health as adults, study found

7/6/2005
Health Tip: Treating Croup

Mild cases can be kept at home

7/6/2005
Study Questions Autism Statistics

Are rates rising? Research suggests current data are unreliable

7/5/2005
Anti-Smoking Ads Shape Teen Attitudes

State-sponsored efforts made difference in whether kids thought tobacco was harmful

7/5/2005
Parked Cars Heat Up Faster Than Thought

Study shows they can get dangerously hot inside in no time

7/5/2005
Health Tip: Using Baby Slings

Keep your young infant safe

7/4/2005
Kids Who Watch Too Much TV Have Lower Test Scores

Reading, math scores and college education suffer, studies find

7/4/2005
Health Tip: Prevent Bath Water Burns

How to keep your child safe

7/1/2005
Researchers Urge Caution on Ritalin-Cancer Link Finding

Despite FDA concerns, Texas scientists say their study was only preliminary

7/1/2005
Snoring Can Predict Kids' Hyperactivity

New research provides even stronger evidence of the link

7/1/2005
Health Tip: Biking With Baby

Use a trailer, not a carrier

7/1/2005
FDA Told to Delay ADHD Drug Labeling Changes

Advisory panel suggests more safety data be gathered before any warnings are made

6/30/2005
Many Kids Still Don't Think Tobacco Is Addictive

It's crucial to stop children from ever smoking, survey suggests

6/29/2005
FDA Gets Tough on ADHD Drugs

New labels that highlight psychiatric side effects will be ordered for one class of medicines

6/29/2005
Health Tip: Air Travel With Infants

Use a car seat to secure your baby

6/29/2005
Health Tip: Beware of Dog

Don't leave young children alone with a canine

6/29/2005
Child Abuse a Pattern of Experience

Early abuse, not genetics, can turn simian moms into abusers themselves

6/28/2005
Watch How High You Pile Your Child's Plate

Amount of food you put before them a major factor in how much they eat

6/27/2005
Health Tip: Asthma at School

Have a written action plan for your child

6/26/2005
Preteen Dieting Can Signal Trouble Ahead

Early signs of eating disorders emerging in younger girls, experts say

6/23/2005
Triptan Nasal Spray Eased Migraines in Teens

Zolmitriptan currently approved for adult use, researchers add

6/21/2005
Bacteria a Key for Kids' Ear Infections

Potentially infectious bacteria found in those who suffer frequently

6/17/2005
Health Tip: Practice School Bus Safety

Regularly review the rules with your kids

6/14/2005
Xenical Helps Teens Trim Pounds

Study found it worked when combined with good diet and exercise

6/14/2005
Soaps, Music Videos Linked to Teens' Body Image

'Glamorous' lifestyles offer kids a warped reality, experts say

6/14/2005
Health Tip: Stressing Quiet Time

How to rid your family of stress

6/9/2005
Health Tip: Treating Ear Infections

Warning signs and temporary remedies

6/9/2005
Health Tip: Preventing Dog Bites

What to teach your children

6/7/2005
Health Tip: Avoiding Playground Injuries

Suggestions to help protect your kids

6/6/2005
Air Bags Pose Risks to Kids as Old as 14

Age, not size, seems to determine vulnerability, study finds

6/6/2005
Sleepy Teens May Not Make the Grade

Early school start times leave adolescents groggy, performing poorly on tests, study says

6/6/2005
Violent Deaths Plague Juvenile Offenders

Risk grows eight-fold among girls, study of Chicago children found

6/5/2005
'No Child Left Behind,' But Physical Activity May Suffer

Federal act's unintended impact on phys ed may fuel kids' obesity epidemic, experts say

5/30/2005
Health Tip: Adjusting to a New Sibling

Older child may find it difficult

5/29/2005
Preschoolers Are Hip to Adult Errors

Most 3- and 4-year-olds react skeptically to dubious information, study finds

5/28/2005
Even Kids Aren't Safe From Skin Cancer

One bad burn can have dangerous consequences years later, experts say

5/26/2005
Witnessing Violence Can Trigger Violent Behavior

Teens exposed to gun violence more likely to commit violence

5/20/2005
Popular Teens Aren't Always Angels

More likely to engage in deviant behaviors like drug use, vandalism, study says

5/19/2005
One in Six Men Victims of Childhood Sex Abuse

Females responsible for 38 percent of cases, study finds

5/19/2005
5/16/2005