Misc. Kid's Health News

Date Posted
Article Title
2/4/2005
Genes May Drive Child Obesity

Children likely to be overweight at 6 if mom is, too

2/2/2005
July Fourth Most Dangerous Day on U.S. Roads

Holiday has highest average death toll of any day of the year

2/2/2005
Chickenpox Vaccine Saving Lives

Deaths down since program began in 1995, CDC reports

2/2/2005
Tailor Asthma Treatment for Kids

Study outlines how to tell which medicines to give which child

2/2/2005
Study: Benefits of Antidepressants Outweigh Risks

Annual suicide rates fell after Prozac's introduction

1/28/2005
Parents' Smoking Can Kill Children Years Later

Secondhand smoke in home linked to adult lung cancer

1/27/2005
British Medical Journal Retracts Part of Its Prozac Story

Says Eli Lilly documents were not missing for 10 years

1/27/2005
1/26/2005
Health Tip: How Your Kids React to Bad News

Televised images can cause psychological stress

1/20/2005
More Monitoring Needed of Kids in California Mental Health Clinics

Study found follow-up on medications not tight enough

1/19/2005
Health Tip: Brush Your Baby's Teeth

Suggestions to help infants and older toddlers

1/18/2005
Vitamin Intake During Pregnancy May Affect Respiratory Health of Kids

But researchers say it's too early to say how changing maternal diet might help

1/17/2005
Sugar Squeezing Out Nutrition in Preschoolers' Diets

Snacks, soft drinks displacing fruit, grains, vegetables and dairy products

1/14/2005
High Blood Pressure: The New Childhood Scourge

Overweight kids face risk of heart disease as adults

1/12/2005
Health Tip: Safe Cleaning

Household chemicals can be deadly to kids, pets

1/6/2005
Simple Cough Test Spots Tuberculosis

Worked as well as invasive procedure, South African study says

1/6/2005
No Link Found Between Vaccines and Autism

Mayo Clinic study finds no evidence for connection to environmental causes, either

1/6/2005
New Clues to Restless Legs Syndrome in Kids

Iron deficiency and family history linked to problem in children

1/6/2005
Health Tip: An Herbal Myth?

Echinacea didn't ease child cold symptoms in study

1/5/2005
Childhood Obesity Weighs Heavily on Kids

Quality of life is lower for obese and overweight children, study finds

1/4/2005
Shy Kids Process Facial Expressions Differently

Have more trouble reading hostile or neutral emotions, researchers note

1/4/2005
Early Intervention Helps At-Risk Kids Become Better Adults

Impulse control program, coupled with parental support, worked in grade school

1/4/2005
Passive Smoke Lowers Kids' Test Scores

Study finds more exposure means poorer grades

1/3/2005
Self-Hypnosis Calms Kids During Tough Procedures

Relaxation helps them tolerate pain, researchers say

12/30/2004
More Kids at Risk for Future Heart Trouble

Experts warn many already showing signs

12/29/2004
Breast Implants Should Be Adult Matter

New industry policy says teens have to be 18 to have cosmetic breast surgery

12/29/2004
Health Tip: Teach Your Child to Eat Well

Suggestions to make mealtime more fun

12/27/2004
New Migraine Guidelines for Children Released

Ibuprofen, acetaminophen safe for treating pain in kids, teens

12/27/2004
Healthful Diet Urged for Kids Undergoing Chemo

Treatment lowers antioxidant, nutrient levels

12/22/2004
Health Tip: Spinal Curve?

It could be scoliosis

12/21/2004
Health Tip: Recognizing Attention-Deficit Disorder

Is it ADHD or just childhood exuberance?

12/17/2004
Health Tip: Save Your Kids' Smiles

Make sure they brush and floss after holiday goodies

12/16/2004
U.S. to Launch Massive Study Into Children's Health

One major goal: To determine risk factors posed by the environment

12/16/2004
Health Tip: Kids Are Easy Sells

Junk food advertisers feast on kids' lack of willpower

12/14/2004
Rated G for Gunplay

Firearms common in kids' movies, but consequences aren't

12/14/2004
Hard Contact Lens May Slow Kids' Myopia

Progression of nearsightedness was less severe than with soft lenses

12/14/2004
Health Tip: Get Thy Baby to a Dentist

Infants need checkups, too

12/13/2004
Imaginary Companions Can Be Child's Fast Friends

Such characters are milestone in development, study says

12/10/2004
Childhood Cancer Rate Rising in Europe

But survival rates are improving, researchers report

12/10/2004
Kids Should Watch Calories During Holidays, Too

Parents need to control their children's eating during festivities

12/9/2004
Therapy Helps Kids With Chronic Fatigue

Cognitive behavior therapy eases symptoms, researchers find

12/8/2004
Indoor Pool Air May Pose Hazard to Kids

Their lungs could be harmed by chlorine byproducts, study says

12/8/2004
Pediatricians Strengthen Warning on Air Pollution's Effects

Goal is to inform physicians and provide guidance to government officials

12/8/2004
Obesity Among Low-Income Kids on the Rise

Researchers say trend is part of national problem

12/6/2004
Gel Eases Pain for Babies Getting Shots

Anesthetic applied just before jab isn't available in U.S.

12/6/2004
Heart Risk Factors for Obese Kids Murky

Blood pressure rose in 1990s, but cholesterol remained unchanged

12/6/2004
Keep Toy Safety in Mind at Christmas

When shopping for children's presents, make sure they're age-appropriate

12/6/2004
Should TV Ads on Sports Shows Carry a 'PG' Rating?

Study finds many commercials are laced with violence

12/3/2004
Farm Kids Fare Better on Asthma Front

They wheeze less than peers in cities, other rural areas

12/3/2004
Young Kids Listen to Sun Protection Advice

Study finds programs at sunny spots also work for adults