Misc. Kid's Health News

Date Posted
Article Title
5/4/2005
Health Tip: Looking for Knock-knees

Signs that you should be concerned

5/3/2005
Infant Death Rates Puzzle Researchers

SIDS rates have fallen, but overall infant death rates unchanged, researchers find

5/2/2005
Piercing Ears Early Lowers Risk of Keloids

Doing it before age 11 better, new study finds

5/2/2005
Movie Ratings Miss the Violence

Researchers find PG, PG-13 and R tags often don't reflect violence levels

4/30/2005
Health Risks Escalate for Overweight Kids

Study finds unexpected differences between blacks, whites

4/29/2005
Exercise, Diet Aid Youthful Obesity

Studies show some success in lowering heart risk markers

4/28/2005
Health Tip: Is Your Baby Colicky?

Relief for baby and parents

4/25/2005
Surgery Benefits Children With Epilepsy

It can reduce seizures and boost IQ, study finds

4/25/2005
Health Tip: After Immunizing Your Child

How to give comfort at home

4/22/2005
Day Care at Early Age May Cut Leukemia Risk

Exposure to common infections seems to protect against disease, study finds

4/22/2005
4/20/2005
Second Oral Treatment For Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis Works

Leflunomide, used in adult joint disease, is also effective for kids

4/20/2005
Health Tip: Understanding Cradle Cap

A head rash with hormonal origins

4/19/2005
Health Tip: Visiting Petting Zoos

Be sure to follow these precautions

4/15/2005
Health Tip: Curb Your Child's Weight

Or he could become obese as an adult

4/12/2005
Health Tip: Field of Dreams

Safety precautions for Little Leaguers

4/8/2005
Heart Transplants in Babies Not Limited by Blood Type

Those under age 1 will accept organs that aren't a match, researchers say

4/8/2005
School Bus Fumes Worst for Kids on Board

Study finds there's more bad air inside than out

4/7/2005
Health Tip: Swim Safely

Suggestions when you're around water

4/6/2005
Newer Antidepressants Work 2 Ways

SSRIs boost serotonin levels on two fronts, study shows

4/6/2005
Health Tip: Your Baby's Teething

How to help young choppers feel better

4/4/2005
Too Much Tube Time Can Turn Kids Into Bullies

Study finds a connection in children as young as 4

4/4/2005
Zinc Hones Teens' Thinking Skills

Study found 20 milligrams a day improved memory, attention span in seventh graders

4/4/2005
Health Tip: Bipolar Disorder in Children

Therapeutic techniques for parents

4/1/2005
Health Tip: Day Care Diseases

Help your child avoid them

3/30/2005
America's Kids Doing Well, Except With Obesity: Report

Annual findings show well-being the best in 3 decades

3/30/2005
Health Tip: Child Safety Seats

Basics for your toddler

3/24/2005
Health Tip: Backpack Injuries

Is your child at risk?

3/23/2005
Death of a Child Linked to Emotional Breakdown

Study finds parents' loss increases chances of hospitalization

3/19/2005
Corticosteroid Treatment Effective for Children's Asthma

New studies confirm previous ones -- manufactured adrenal cortex steroids work well against asthma attacks

3/19/2005
Allergy Medicine Under The Tongue May Be Preferred Method

Tests show definite advantages over shots, especially for children, researchers say

3/18/2005
Sports Ankle, Knee Braces Knocked

Teen athletes who use them end up with more injuries, study finds

3/17/2005
Herbal Supplements Largely Untested in Kids

Study finds only a few show proven benefit

3/17/2005
Health Tip: Bird Flu Is Nothing To Sneeze At

Be careful when traveling to affected areas

3/17/2005
Health Tip: Baby Bottle Tooth Decay

A bottle in bed is no-no

3/14/2005
Health Tip: Are You an Alcoholic?

This quiz may provide some insight

3/11/2005
Melanoma in Children Appears Different Than Adult Disease

Survival rate in young kids is higher, small study finds

3/10/2005
Pet Turtles Blamed for Salmonella Infections

Despite federal ban, officials fear cases may be on the rise

3/10/2005
3/8/2005
New Vaccine Against Meningitis on the Way

Health officials also announce broader recommendations for which youngsters should get it

3/8/2005
Tobacco Giant Downplayed Smoking Link to SIDS

Philip Morris paid for, adjusted published research results, researcher says

3/7/2005
U.S. Autism Rates Rise Sharply

Analysis shows prevalence of the condition increasing

3/4/2005
Health Tip: Keep Your Gums Healthy

Brush and floss regularly

3/4/2005
Health Tip: Kids Get Headaches, Too

Suggestions to prevent migraines

2/28/2005
Cosmetic Surgery Not High on Collegians' List

Only 5% of those surveyed had had it done

2/24/2005
No Evidence Flu Vaccine Works For Toddlers

More science needed on practice of vaccinating those under 2, report says

2/24/2005
Health Tip: Playground Safety

Take these precautions

2/24/2005
2/22/2005
Health Tip: Deadly Secondhand Smoke

Children are not immune

2/16/2005
Health Tip: Preventing Cataracts in Children

Never too early to wear sunglasses