Misc. Kid's Health News

Date Posted
Article Title
4/29/2004
Health Tip: Toxoplasmosis

Take care when cleaning cat's litter box

4/27/2004
Boys More Likely to Have Reading Problems

Review of studies confirms suspicions of experts

4/26/2004
Health Tip: Teenage Workers

Tasks they may not perform

4/26/2004
50 Years Later, 'Polio Pioneers' Still Recall the Fear

Salk vaccine marked beginning of the end for crippling virus

4/23/2004
Prenatal Exposure to Nicotine Spells Trouble Later

Study suggests lasting brain damage and susceptibility

4/23/2004
Athletic Injuries Shouldn't Be Kids' Stuff

Common-sense precautions can keep your child safe while playing sports

4/23/2004
Tune-ups for Two-Wheelers

A bike safety checklist

4/22/2004
Antidepressant Use in Kids Under Fire Again

New study suggests risks of newer class outweigh benefits

4/22/2004
Swimming Pool Safety

Rules you should follow

4/21/2004
Higher Drug Dose Hurts Kids in Cardiac Arrest

Survival better with lower adrenaline dosage, study finds

4/21/2004
Teen Shows: Prime Time for Alcohol Ads

The number of ads is up dramatically, often appearing on kids' favorite TV programs

4/19/2004
ATV Alert

Children under 16 shouldn't operate these vehicles

4/19/2004
Attacking Asthma in Children

Intervention program reduced persistent cases by 60% in toddlers

4/16/2004
Most College Smokers Don't Quit

Study found almost 90% of daily smokers still puffing four years later

4/15/2004
Girl Chimps Get Ahead by Aping Mom

Likelier than males to be good at tasks through observation

4/14/2004
Kids' Sleep Problems Can Portend Alcohol and Drug Use

Insomnia increases the risk for problems as teens, study says

4/14/2004
Most Juvenile Delinquents Suffer Traumas

Posttraumatic stress disorder hits these kids hard, study finds

4/14/2004
Seniors in Schools Good for Everyone

Those who volunteer in classrooms improve their health and students' grades

4/14/2004
Priming Your Toddler for the Potty

Make sure she's ready

4/12/2004
Drinking Enough Water

Educate young sports enthusiasts about fluid intake

4/11/2004
Curbing College Drinking No Easy Task

Alcohol problems escalate despite prevention efforts

4/9/2004
Study Renews Debate Over Antidepressants for Kids

Hotly disputed report finds fault with previous research

4/9/2004
The Great Sexual Divide Starts Early

Girls prefer intimacy, while boys want to get going

4/7/2004
Not Every Sore Throat Is Strep Throat

Diagnosing, treating condition can be daunting, experts say

4/6/2004
Many Parents Flunk Car Safety When It Comes to Kids

The problem: They don't know how to properly use safety restraints

4/6/2004
The Young Vegetarian

Make sure your child's diet contains enough nutrients

4/6/2004
New-Parent Primer

How to survive the first few weeks

4/6/2004
Asthma and Exercise Can Go Hand-in-Hand

Yet too many parents keep their kids from needed physical activity

4/5/2004
Taste Preferences Form Early

By 3 months, babies settle for flavors that can last a lifetime

4/5/2004
Diet, Exercise Can Cut Heart Risk in Heavy Kids

An aggressive regimen reverses artery damage

4/5/2004
Doctors: Beware Drug-Testing Kits Sold on Web

Parents warned about false readings, harmed relationships

4/5/2004
Should Preteens Pump Iron?

Only if their bodies are ready

4/5/2004
Toddler TV Time May Shorten Attention Spans

Early exposure linked to focus problems by age 7, study finds

4/5/2004
ADHD Drugs May Slow Growth

While beneficial, stimulant medications may affect height -- at least temporarily

4/4/2004
Pitch for Safety on the Mound

Young players need to protect against shoulder, neck injuries

4/3/2004
The Pain Fields

Upper body injuries strike teens hardest in sports games

4/2/2004
Meditation Lowers Blood Pressure in Teens

Study says it's an effective, inexpensive alternative

4/2/2004
Teens and Dieting a Losing Proposition

Experts urge lifestyle changes, not fad weight-loss plans

4/2/2004
Children and Emergencies

Teach your child what to do

4/2/2004
Saving Face

Avoiding facial injuries the goal of National Facial Protection Month

4/1/2004
Infant Safety

Avoid leaving your baby alone

4/1/2004
Home Trampolines

Pediatricians say they're a no-no

3/31/2004
Childhood Vaccines Not Tied to Type 1 Diabetes

Large Danish study finds no increased risk

3/31/2004
Spotting Scoliosis

Learn how to recognize its signs

3/30/2004
Teen Smokers Fall Down on Other Health Habits

They're likelier to have poor diet and get too little exercise

3/30/2004
Baby Brother Blues

How to help your older kids adjust

3/30/2004
Water Baby

Be cautious about child swimming programs

3/29/2004
Surgery Cuts Death Risk for Those With Rare Heart Disorder

Cutting part of nerves to heart helps young people with long QT syndrome

3/29/2004
Children With Sickle Cell Disease Living Longer

Early detection key to boosting survival rate

3/26/2004
Talk With Your Teens

Parents need to listen to their adolescents about drug use, other issues