Misc. Kid's Health News

Date Posted
Article Title
7/12/2004
Immunization Rate for Toddlers Needs Booster

Study sees lack of enforcement among preschoolers

7/10/2004
Hypertension Can Hide Out in Kids

That's why health officials urge screenings starting at age 3

7/9/2004
Blood Test Predicts Kids' Food Allergies

Helps decide whether to reintroduce offending items

7/9/2004
Health Tip: When It's Nyet to Napping

How to get your toddler to cooperate

7/9/2004
Family Influences Weight

Obese parents increase risk that children will be overweight

7/8/2004
Health Tip: Teething Troubles

How to soothe your tot's gums

7/7/2004
Drug Prevents Downside of Cancer Miracle

Prevents heart damage in childhood leukemia survivors

7/7/2004
7/6/2004
R-Rated Movies Tied to Teen Smoking

Kids who are allowed to watch such films more likely to start

7/6/2004
Early Vitamin Use May Boost Risk of Asthma, Food Allergy

Study found infants, toddlers given them more likely to have problems by 3

7/6/2004
Cough Syrup Doesn't Help Kids -- or Parents

Study finds OTC products don't help either sleep

7/6/2004
Violent TV Sneaks Past Parental Control

Most limit kids' viewing, but images make it through anyway

7/5/2004
High Scores on Video Games Pack on Pounds

Playing time linked to childhood obesity, study finds

7/2/2004
Caution Urged on Mosquito Repellent for Kids

Researcher says it could cause short- and long-term effects

7/2/2004
Don't Become a Fireworks Statistic This Year

Thousands of Americans are injured annually in backyard accidents

7/2/2004
Health Tip: Skateboarding Savvy

Some safety pointers

7/2/2004
Sand: It's Fun, but It Can Be Deadly

Parents urged to keep a close eye on children

7/1/2004
Young Football Players Avoiding Heatstroke

No deaths seen for second consecutive year

7/1/2004
Health Tip: Pacifier Safety

Use one-piece soothers only

6/25/2004
Popular Program Fails to Prevent Child Abuse

Study calls for better training of professionals who visit homes

6/25/2004
Health Tip: Remembering DEETails

Precautions for insect repellant use

6/25/2004
Health Tip: Overnight Camp

How to prepare for leaving home

6/24/2004
Many Doctors Don't Ask Teens About Smoking

Researchers say a golden opportunity is being missed

6/23/2004
Gas Stoves Tied to Breathing Woes in Kids

Study finds greater risk even when one meal a day is cooked

6/23/2004
Teens Skilled at Manipulating Divorced Parents

They often play one parent off against the other, study finds

6/22/2004
Climate Tied to Asthma, Eczema Rates in Kids

Humidity a key factor where diseases are more prevalent

6/22/2004
Health Tip: Knuckle Cracking

What harm can it do?

6/21/2004
New Clues to Learning Disabilities Found

Delayed brain development and puberty may slow children down

6/21/2004
Health Tip: Baby's First Solids

Start with rice cereal

6/18/2004
Early Intervention Helps Kids With Autism

Survey finds those treated sooner progress better

6/17/2004
High School Smoking Rates Plummet

CDC says number fell 40% between 1997 and 2003

6/15/2004
Obesity Epidemic Continues Unabated

Rate climbs again, and study cites kids' fast-food habits

6/15/2004
Health Tip: Pacifier Practice

Control when and how often your baby sucks on a soother

6/15/2004
Health Tip: Asthma Action Plan for Camp

Make an emergency list for counselors

6/13/2004
Parents, Public Misinformed on Bedwetting

Most still think it's a psychological problem, not a physical one

6/12/2004
Strike Out for Safety Zones When Lightning Hits

How to reduce your risk if you're at a sporting event

6/10/2004
Youth Violence Knows No Borders

Rates of aggression similar in five countries, study finds

6/10/2004
Kids Overdoing Pain Relievers for Headache Relief

Survey finds one in five take too many medications; parents often unaware

6/10/2004
Dog Sheds Light on Language Development

Collie fetches words by employing technique toddlers use

6/9/2004
Urban Teens Not Getting Enough Vitamin D

Race, time of year were factors for which kids were deficient

6/9/2004
Health Tip: Soothing the Shot

Making injections tolerable for kids

6/9/2004
Health Tip: Swimmer's Ear

Avoid going in the water until the pain subsides

6/8/2004
Girls Fight Differently Than Boys

Retaliation often a factor in preteen girl violence, study finds

6/7/2004
Constipation, Personality Traits Delay Toilet Training

Parenting styles aren't to blame, study finds

6/7/2004
PC-Savvy Toddlers Leap Ahead in Learning

They score better on IQ, school readiness tests

6/5/2004
Diabetic Kids Headed for Cardiovascular Trouble

They're more likely to have stiff blood vessels, study finds

6/4/2004
Play it Safe on the Baseball Diamond

Tips on making sure kids don't get injured

6/4/2004
Poison-Proof Your Home

Experts give advice on how to keep kids safe

6/4/2004
Many Parents Are Blind to Their Kids' Weight Problems

And those overweight children are at risk of diabetes, new research says

6/4/2004
Parents Think Too Many Teens Get Antidepressants

But poll finds many are concerned about depression among adolescents