Misc. Kid's Health News

Date Posted
Article Title
1/5/2006
Cerebral Palsy Risk Linked to Early Virus Exposure

Australian researchers find previously unknown connection

1/4/2006
Health Tip: Children May Refuse To Eat

It's often a fear of new foods

1/3/2006
Alcohol Ads Fuel Young Adults' Drinking

The more ads they see, the more they drink, study contends

1/3/2006
Safe Neighborhoods Keep Kids Leaner

New research shows that families who live in unsafe areas have fatter kids

12/30/2005
Health Tip: Don't Overschedule Your Kids

Plan extracurricular activities in moderation

12/29/2005
Health Tip: Warning Signs of an Asthma Attack

Parents should be alert to wheezing and shortness of breath

12/28/2005
New Pertussis Policy Announced

American Academy of Pediatrics now recommends vaccine for adolescents

12/27/2005
Health Tip: Mixing Baby Formula

Be sure to follow the directions

12/22/2005
FDA Proposes Lowered Lead Levels in Candy

New guidelines calls for a fivefold drop in trace amounts allowable

12/22/2005
Health Tip: Go For a Sleigh Ride

But make sure your children are safe

12/21/2005
Health Tip: Teen Years Can Be Tough

Learn how to deal with bad moods

12/20/2005
One-Third of U.S. Teens Out of Shape

Finding may have long-term implications for cardiovascular health

12/18/2005
Smart Holiday Shoppers Select Safe Toys

Simple precautions can help parents keep their children from harm

12/13/2005
12/6/2005
Marketers Urged to Junk the Junk-Food Ads for Kids

Emphasis should be on healthful food and drink choices, report says

12/5/2005
Teens Influenced by Mom's Attitude About Weight

Parents key to healthy eating and exercise among adolescents, expert says

12/5/2005
Parents Want to Know About Every Pediatrician Error

Same survey found they would be less likely to sue if told first

12/5/2005
Overweight Moms More Likely to Have Overweight Kids

Researchers found smoking also raised obesity risk for children

12/2/2005
Even Preschoolers Plagued by Sleep Problems

Some fall short by 2.5 hours, researchers find

12/2/2005
Health Tip: Bonding With Baby

Fathers need to do it, too

12/1/2005
Health Tip: Skateboard Safely

Protect your wrists, ankles and head

11/29/2005
Health Tip: Don't Be Shocked

Suggestions to prevent electrical injuries

11/25/2005
Health Tip: Prickly Heat Can Happen in Winter

It's important to stay cool and dry

11/23/2005
Health Tip: Don't Ignore an Animal Bite

Call a doctor if there are signs of infection

11/22/2005
Health Tip: Protect Your Mouth

Athletes, make sure your mouthguard fits

11/21/2005
Health Tip: Talcum Powder Can Be Toxic

It's poisonous if swallowed

11/14/2005
Eating Out Poses Health Risks for Kids

They're prone to high blood pressure and other risk factors for heart disease, study finds

11/8/2005
11/7/2005
Smoking in Movies Linked to Teen Tobacco Use

Films may boost risk by 2.6 times, a new study suggests

11/7/2005
Children Living Among Non-Relatives at Risk for Violence

50 times likelier to die from injury than children living with biological parents, study finds

11/3/2005
Blame Puberty for Teen Sleep Patterns

Study finds natural changes make adolescents hit the sack later

11/3/2005
Health Tip: Treating Splinters at Home

Here's what parents can do

11/1/2005
Health Tip: Kids and ATVs Don't Mix

All-terrains should only be used by people 16 and older

10/30/2005
Make Halloween a Treat for Your Kids

Simple precautions can ensure a safe, healthy night of fun, experts say

10/27/2005
Teen Smoking Levels Off as State Spending Falls

Cuts in anti-smoking ads take their toll, new survey finds

10/24/2005
Depression Not Only Factor in Teen Suicides

Study finds other mental disorders, environment also play a role

10/24/2005
Schizophrenia Linked to Genetic Mutation

Researchers found a third of children with mutation developed the disorder

10/21/2005
Study Refutes Soft Drinks' Impact on Kids' Obesity

Researchers say school policies restricting sodas in vending machines would not be effective

10/21/2005
10/20/2005
Kids Find Beer Ads Appealing

Research shows animal actors help push the brand

10/19/2005
Health Tip: Protecting Kids Who Lift Weights

Make sure they don't expect too much

10/19/2005
Health Tip: Your Child Doesn't Eat Meat

Make sure her diet contains enough nutrients

10/18/2005
Health Tip: When There's an Emergency

Your child should know what to do

10/17/2005
Health Tip: Don't Leave Your Infant Alone

Especially on a changing table or near a pet

10/17/2005
Health Tip: Jumping for Joy Over a Trampoline?

Doctors say a child can easily get hurt

10/14/2005
Adult Obesity May Trace to Infancy

Heavy babies might be at risk of a lifetime of weight problems, study suggests

10/14/2005
10/13/2005
Health Tip: Identifying Tonsillitis

Learn the warning signs

10/13/2005
Health Tip: Preventing Pinworms

Suggestions to reduce your child's risk

10/10/2005
Health Tip: Storing Your Pesticides

Follow directions on the label