Misc. Kid's Health News

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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

9/17/2004
Parents Shouldn't Play Favorites

Preferential treatment of certain children has negative effect on all kids, study says

9/16/2004
Sex and Drug Use Linked to Suicide Risk

Odds higher for teens who engage in risky behavior

9/16/2004
Despite Drop in Teen Drinking, Levels Are Still High

Nearly half of all 12th graders drink alcohol, new survey finds

9/15/2004
Antidepressant Warning Might Keep Kids From Care

Most children do benefit from these drugs, doctors stress

9/14/2004
Antidepressants for Children Must Have Warnings: FDA Advisers

Panels cite possible suicide risk in urging strong action

9/14/2004
Sweet Tooth May Foretell of Alcoholism

That and novelty seeking may predict drinking problems down the road

9/14/2004
Snoring Risks Among Children Differ by Gender

Obesity only common link for both boys and girls, study says

9/10/2004
Teen Driver's License Ups Chances of Drug Abuse

Study finds being away from adult supervision can lead to trouble

9/10/2004
Young Black Girls Face High Risk of Obesity

Too much TV and lack of activity increase chances of weight problems, study says

9/9/2004
Turmeric May Guard Against Childhood Leukemia

Second study finds oranges and bananas may confer similar benefit

9/9/2004
Ears Work in Stereo Before Brain Does

They respond differently to certain stimuli, baby study says

9/8/2004
Smog Impedes Kids' Lung Development

California pollution stems growth at most crucial age

9/8/2004
Phys Ed Could Help Young Girls Get in Shape

An added hour of gym weekly could cut number of overweight kids, study finds

9/8/2004
Short Children Not Lacking Admirers

They're just as popular as taller peers, study finds

9/8/2004
Routine Flu Shots for Toddlers Feasible

Doctors surveyed said those aged 12 to 35 months could be vaccinated

9/7/2004
Early Puberty Linked to Early Substance Abuse

Study found those who matured physically at younger age more likely to experiment

9/7/2004
New Lice Remedy Promises No Nit-Picking

Inventor says they suffocate, and no combing is needed

9/7/2004
Many Teen Drug Treatment Programs Found Lacking

They're missing key components that make rehabilitation likely, study says

9/7/2004
Chicken Pox Vaccine Exceeds Expectations

Hospitalizations, costs, adult illness down since debut a decade ago

9/7/2004
Pediatricians Treating More Kids With Behavioral Problems

Yet they often don't feel qualified to do so, study finds

9/6/2004
Planning Ahead Helps Control Asthma in Children

Emergencies less likely if parents monitor symptoms steadily, study finds

9/4/2004
Families Should Get Fit Together

Experts urge 30 minutes of exercise a day

9/4/2004
Inhalant Abuse Rising Among Teens

'Huffing' paint thinner, aerosols kills more than 100 U.S. kids a year

9/3/2004
Kids Have Alternative to Dental Anesthesia

Sedation method avoids risk, and children feel no pain

9/3/2004
Pet Reptiles Pose Salmonella Risk

Young children susceptible to infection, study says

9/1/2004
Culture Plays a Role in Dyslexia

Study finds disorder affects Chinese speakers differently

9/1/2004
Preschoolers Are Eating Better -- and More

They're getting nutrients, but also more calories

8/31/2004
Most Kids Have Dieted by 10th Grade

Study finds 84% have tried losing weight by age 14

8/30/2004
Want Your Kids to Cut Down on Colas?

Setting a good example should be your first move, experts say

8/29/2004
Beating Backpack Back Pain

Experts offer safety tips for kids returning to school

8/27/2004
Hospital Probes Recalled After Children Die

Device tied to bacterial infections in intensive care unit

8/26/2004
Flu Shows Resistance to Popular Drug

Tamiflu incidence higher than thought, but maker cites faults with study

8/23/2004
Caution Urged on Antidepressants and Children

Parents asked to delay treatment changes as FDA weighs label revisions

8/22/2004
Keep Your Kids Cavity-Free

Experts offer back-to-school advice on how to prevent tooth decay

8/20/2004
Breathing Easy When School Starts

Students need to avoid asthma and allergy triggers when they return to classes

8/19/2004
Shooting Up Triples Death Risk

New users of illegal injection drugs face hike in death risk early on, study finds

8/19/2004
New Genetic Mutations Linked to SIDS

Study reports on discovery of 11 different ones, all related to autonomic nervous system

8/17/2004
Parents Miss Some Effective Asthma Steps

Many who try to get rid of allergens do the wrong things

8/17/2004
Combo Therapy Best for Teen Depression

Prozac plus cognitive behavioral therapy better than either alone, finds study

8/17/2004
Strong Family Equals Strong Education

Single mothers, poverty were big factors in school performance

8/16/2004
Patch Helps Teens Quit Smoking, Too

Researchers say kicking habit is no easier for them

8/13/2004
Start Planning Healthy School Lunches Now

Expert offers advice on preparing healthy school lunches

8/12/2004
Last Year's Flu Shot Imperfect But Effective

CDC finds it gave more protection than experts had thought

8/12/2004
Strong Storytelling Can Tally Up Math Skills

Kids who were good at the first at young age turned out to be good with numbers

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