Misc. Kid's Health News

Date Posted
Article Title
8/11/2004
Sting of Bug Bites Can Linger Into Adulthood

But allergy shots can protect for up to 20 years

8/10/2004
Chicken Pox Vaccine Curbs Severity, Contagiousness of Disease

Kids who get it anyway experience much milder version

8/10/2004
Lung Trouble Looms for Young Asthmatics

Study finds 20% lost some lung function over 5 years

8/9/2004
Preemies' Brains Stay Small in Grade School

Study finds differences up to age 8, especially in boys

8/7/2004
Balancing That Backpack

Show kids how to use them properly before they head off to school

8/6/2004
The Spoils of Summer Swimming

More reports of illnesses suggest watching water hygiene

8/6/2004
Expert Advice on ADHD a Phone Call Away

TV host Ty Pennington hosts call-in program on Aug. 9

8/6/2004
Health Tip: Poisonous Plants

Learn which ones surround your home

8/6/2004
Family Meals Can Fortify Teens' Well-Being

Study found more time spent breaking bread meant less time in trouble

8/4/2004
Use of Antipsychotics Doubles for Low-Income Kids

Tennessee study suggests treatment decisions are behind trend

8/3/2004
Dads Play Key Role in Kids' Mental Health

Important when mother is suffering, study says

8/3/2004
Laws Limiting Gun Access Cut Teen Suicides

More than 300 lives saved, study finds

8/3/2004
Program Helps Teenage Kids of HIV Patients

Study: Counseling helps them do better as young adults

8/3/2004
Health Tip: Be a Good Sport

Show good sportsmanship at your child's games

8/2/2004
Teen Girls Often Victims of Dating Violence

Nearly 1 in 5 suffer each year if they're sexually active

8/2/2004
Docs Need to Focus on Kids' Obesity, Hypertension

Researchers urge pediatricians to recognize, treat growing problem

7/29/2004
Kids Without Siblings Lack Social Skills: Study

Have more trouble getting along with no brothers or sisters

7/29/2004
U.S. Getting Point About Vaccinating Kids

CDC reports record-high childhood immunization rates

7/27/2004
Memory Can Be Child's Play

Given the right cues, youngsters have better recall, finds study

7/26/2004
Many Abused Children Fall Through Cracks

Study finds most not given mental health care for aftereffects of trauma

7/23/2004
Health Tip: Sibling Rivalry

Here's how to deal with the bickering

7/22/2004
Student-Led Sex Ed Shows Promise

Girls delayed first intercourse, but safe-sex practices didn't improve

7/22/2004
Synthetic Meningitis Vaccine Created

More study needs to prove it improves on current version

7/22/2004
Health Updates from the Mouths of Babes

Those as young as 6 can accurately report their own condition

7/22/2004
Babies Do See World Differently Than Adults

Study finds they make distinctions they may not make once they learn language

7/21/2004
Epilepsy Predisposed Kids to Pokémon Seizures

Follow-up on bizarre TV phenomenon in Japan

7/21/2004
Bill Will Force Food Labels to List Allergens

House passes bill mandating plain English

7/21/2004
Smarter Kids Become Healthier Adults

Study finds link between IQ at age 7 and later problems

7/20/2004
When Your Child Struggles With Sleeplessness

Parents can take simple steps to correct the problem

7/19/2004
Gene Linked to Some SIDS Deaths

Identifying specific disorder explains the unexplainable

7/18/2004
Easing the Pain of Tonsillectomies

New radiofrequency technique spares kids long recovery times

7/16/2004
Kid Bicyclists Slow to Move in Traffic

Virtual reality shows good instincts, delayed pedaling

7/16/2004
Teen Birth Rate Hits Record Low

But obesity is a growing concern, report on U.S. children says

7/15/2004
Too Much Childhood TV Tied to Poor Adult Health

Tube addicts likelier to have severe problems in their 20s

7/15/2004
Health Tips: Safe Skateboarding

How to avoid injuries

7/14/2004
New Dish on Fish

More cautious guides released on safe seafood consumption

7/13/2004
Home Smoking Bans Don't Always Hold

Disagreement can abound if smoker lives there, study finds

7/13/2004
Music Hath Charms to Raise Kids' IQs

Piano, voice lessons may give 6-year-olds intellectual edge

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