Misc. Kid's Health News

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11/15/2004
New Gene Link to 'Bubble Boy' Disease Found

Discovery could lead to earlier diagnosis, treatment

11/15/2004
Social Support Systems Help Abused Children

A stable environment protects against depression, study says

11/15/2004
Teens With Asthma Feel Isolated

They feel self-conscious, left out of activities

11/15/2004
Teens With Same-Sex Parents Well-Adjusted

Study: Those with two moms live as normally as their peers

11/12/2004
Surgery for GERD in Kids Doesn't Work

Study finds 60% have recurrence of symptoms after procedure

11/11/2004
Identifying Sperm Donors Doesn't Cause Problems

Kids want to meet father, but aren't confused about parentage

11/11/2004
Prozac May Stunt Growing Bones

Young mice given drug had thinner, frailer skeletons

11/10/2004
Program Gets Kids to Be More Active

Intervention got them playing soccer, swimming instead of watching TV

11/9/2004
Health Tip: Buy Safe Toys

Suggestions for a safer holiday

11/9/2004
Eating Peanuts May Stop Peanut Allergy Return

Recurrence rate lowest in those who challenge

11/3/2004
Gambling Raises Other Risks

Teens, young adults who wager have higher risk of psychiatric, substance abuse problems

11/3/2004
Keeping Female High School Athletes on Track

Program targets eating disorders, body-shaping drug use

11/2/2004
Age-Appropriate Kidney Transplants Urged

Longer life span if donor, recipient are close, study says

11/2/2004
Weekend Treatment OK for 'Lazy Eye'

Study finds treatment works as well as daily drops

11/1/2004
Pediatricians: 'Toy' Guns Anything But Safe

Say BBs, pellets, paintballs can maim and kill

11/1/2004
Pediatricians Fail to Recognize Teen Substance Abusers

They underestimate adolescents' alcohol, drug problems

10/30/2004
Allergies Can Crop Up Indoors

Tips on how to protect children from irritants in home

10/29/2004
Try Some Healthy Halloween Treats

Dressing up fruits, veggies in caramel, chocolate, peanut butter increases appeal

10/29/2004
Mind the Cars, Not Just the Candy, for a Happy Halloween

Experts suggest how to help kids step out safely

10/28/2004
Allergy, Asthma Risk Shows Up in Umbilical Cord Blood

High levels of allergen antibodies linked to increased risk of problems

10/27/2004
Behavior Therapy Urged for Kids with OCD

Combination with drugs most effective for compulsive behavior, finds study

10/26/2004
Baby Mice on Antidepressants Grow Up Depressed

Study finds they also develop anxiety when given generic Prozac

10/26/2004
Uninsured Kids At Higher Risk for Burst Appendix

Diagnosis often comes too late for preventive surgery, study finds

10/21/2004
Estrogen Therapy for Tall Teens Linked to Fertility Problems

Girls who took it during adolescence had more trouble conceiving later, study found

10/21/2004
Antipsychotics Tied to Insulin Problems in Kids

Findings of new study echo link already found for adults

10/20/2004
Walking Kids Through Aftermath of Domestic Violence

Emotion coaching helps parents help children deal with trauma of experience

10/18/2004
Childhood Cancer Survivors Face Higher Breast Cancer Risk

Study finds relative rate higher in radiation patients

10/15/2004
Tough Warnings Ordered for All Antidepressants

FDA says 'black-box' warning on labels is response to youth suicide potential

10/12/2004
Schools Must Help in Fight Against Obesity

Physical activity and good nutrition should be stressed, heart experts say

10/12/2004
Having Siblings Cuts Asthma Risk

Kids with brothers, sisters less likely to have it

10/11/2004
Many Make Mistakes with Asthma Medication

Only half shake inhaler before use, study finds

10/11/2004
Insulin Resistance May Be Early Sign of Cardiovascular Disease

Teens with it could face high blood pressure as adults

10/8/2004
One-on-One Counseling Stems Spread of AIDS

Unprotected sex declined among HIV-positive young adults who got it

10/7/2004
Alzheimer's Drugs May Fight Rare Leukemia

Seek out enzyme that's key to both diseases

10/6/2004
Drug May Improve Learning in Down Syndrome Children

Language skills also enhanced with use of Aricept, study finds

10/6/2004
Minority Boys Short on Sleep

They get least amount of slumber among kids aged 8 to 11

10/6/2004
'X' Marks the 'Pox' for Mischievous Girls

Marker, imagination lead to sisters' feigned cases of disease

10/5/2004
Counseling Cuts Down on Youth Drinking

Reduces incidence of high-risk behaviors and car accidents, study finds

10/4/2004
Youth Not Heeding Antismoking Messages

Study finds they think light cigarettes are less dangerous, still smoke socially

10/4/2004
Study: Food Restrictions on Kids Backfire

Those prone to obesity likelier to gain weight

10/3/2004
Flu Shots in Separate Seasons Still Protect Toddlers

Study finds one in spring, another in fall easier than two a month apart in fall

9/30/2004
Drug-Resistant Infections on the Rise

More cases of 'flesh-eating bacteria' seen

9/30/2004
Major Assault Sought on Childhood Obesity

Reversing problem will require multi-tiered attack, report urges

9/30/2004
Allergen-Free Homes Won't Stop Kids' Asthma

Study counters belief that it results from dander, dust exposure

9/29/2004
Pediatricians Chide Bush on Child Health

Accuse White House of displaying 'persistent indifference'

9/27/2004
Experimental Cancer Treatments for Kids Set

National coalition will focus on children who don't respond to traditional therapies

9/27/2004
Overweight Kids Have Lower Self-Esteem

Study suggests one rises as the other falls

9/24/2004
Oral Antibiotic Treats Childhood Pneumonia in Developing Countries

Amoxicillin offers alternative to injectable penicillin for kids

9/23/2004
Health Tip: Breast-feeding is Best

It helps ward off disease in baby, helps mom lose weight

9/17/2004
Young People Practicing Unhealthy Habits

They show greatest increase in smoking, obesity and poor eating, study says