Misc. Kid's Health News

Date Posted
Article Title
3/23/2005
Death of a Child Linked to Emotional Breakdown

Study finds parents' loss increases chances of hospitalization

3/19/2005
Corticosteroid Treatment Effective for Children's Asthma

New studies confirm previous ones -- manufactured adrenal cortex steroids work well against asthma attacks

3/19/2005
Allergy Medicine Under The Tongue May Be Preferred Method

Tests show definite advantages over shots, especially for children, researchers say

3/18/2005
Sports Ankle, Knee Braces Knocked

Teen athletes who use them end up with more injuries, study finds

3/17/2005
Herbal Supplements Largely Untested in Kids

Study finds only a few show proven benefit

3/17/2005
Health Tip: Bird Flu Is Nothing To Sneeze At

Be careful when traveling to affected areas

3/17/2005
Health Tip: Baby Bottle Tooth Decay

A bottle in bed is no-no

3/14/2005
Health Tip: Are You an Alcoholic?

This quiz may provide some insight

3/11/2005
Melanoma in Children Appears Different Than Adult Disease

Survival rate in young kids is higher, small study finds

3/10/2005
Pet Turtles Blamed for Salmonella Infections

Despite federal ban, officials fear cases may be on the rise

3/10/2005
3/8/2005
New Vaccine Against Meningitis on the Way

Health officials also announce broader recommendations for which youngsters should get it

3/8/2005
Tobacco Giant Downplayed Smoking Link to SIDS

Philip Morris paid for, adjusted published research results, researcher says

3/7/2005
U.S. Autism Rates Rise Sharply

Analysis shows prevalence of the condition increasing

3/4/2005
Health Tip: Keep Your Gums Healthy

Brush and floss regularly

3/4/2005
Health Tip: Kids Get Headaches, Too

Suggestions to prevent migraines

2/28/2005
Cosmetic Surgery Not High on Collegians' List

Only 5% of those surveyed had had it done

2/24/2005
No Evidence Flu Vaccine Works For Toddlers

More science needed on practice of vaccinating those under 2, report says

2/24/2005
Health Tip: Playground Safety

Take these precautions

2/24/2005
2/22/2005
Health Tip: Deadly Secondhand Smoke

Children are not immune

2/16/2005
Health Tip: Preventing Cataracts in Children

Never too early to wear sunglasses

2/11/2005
Flu Shots for Kids Would Protect Many Adults

Children transmit the virus more readily than any other group of individuals

2/10/2005
Suspension of Adderall XR Sales Not Likely In U.S.

FDA says evidence of deaths, strokes doesn't indict hyperactivity drug

2/8/2005
Health Tip: Detecting Ear Infections in Children

Stop, look and listen for these signals

2/7/2005
Sweet Gene Steers Kids Away From Vegetables

Bitter-tasting foods a tough, but necessary, sell for these youngsters

2/4/2005
Genes May Drive Child Obesity

Children likely to be overweight at 6 if mom is, too

2/2/2005
July Fourth Most Dangerous Day on U.S. Roads

Holiday has highest average death toll of any day of the year

2/2/2005
Chickenpox Vaccine Saving Lives

Deaths down since program began in 1995, CDC reports

2/2/2005
Tailor Asthma Treatment for Kids

Study outlines how to tell which medicines to give which child

2/2/2005
Study: Benefits of Antidepressants Outweigh Risks

Annual suicide rates fell after Prozac's introduction

1/28/2005
Parents' Smoking Can Kill Children Years Later

Secondhand smoke in home linked to adult lung cancer

1/27/2005
British Medical Journal Retracts Part of Its Prozac Story

Says Eli Lilly documents were not missing for 10 years

1/27/2005
1/26/2005
Health Tip: How Your Kids React to Bad News

Televised images can cause psychological stress

1/20/2005
More Monitoring Needed of Kids in California Mental Health Clinics

Study found follow-up on medications not tight enough

1/19/2005
Health Tip: Brush Your Baby's Teeth

Suggestions to help infants and older toddlers

1/18/2005
Vitamin Intake During Pregnancy May Affect Respiratory Health of Kids

But researchers say it's too early to say how changing maternal diet might help

1/17/2005
Sugar Squeezing Out Nutrition in Preschoolers' Diets

Snacks, soft drinks displacing fruit, grains, vegetables and dairy products

1/14/2005
High Blood Pressure: The New Childhood Scourge

Overweight kids face risk of heart disease as adults

1/12/2005
Health Tip: Safe Cleaning

Household chemicals can be deadly to kids, pets

1/6/2005
Simple Cough Test Spots Tuberculosis

Worked as well as invasive procedure, South African study says

1/6/2005
No Link Found Between Vaccines and Autism

Mayo Clinic study finds no evidence for connection to environmental causes, either

1/6/2005
New Clues to Restless Legs Syndrome in Kids

Iron deficiency and family history linked to problem in children

1/6/2005
Health Tip: An Herbal Myth?

Echinacea didn't ease child cold symptoms in study

1/5/2005
Childhood Obesity Weighs Heavily on Kids

Quality of life is lower for obese and overweight children, study finds

1/4/2005
Shy Kids Process Facial Expressions Differently

Have more trouble reading hostile or neutral emotions, researchers note

1/4/2005
Early Intervention Helps At-Risk Kids Become Better Adults

Impulse control program, coupled with parental support, worked in grade school

1/4/2005
Passive Smoke Lowers Kids' Test Scores

Study finds more exposure means poorer grades

1/3/2005
Self-Hypnosis Calms Kids During Tough Procedures

Relaxation helps them tolerate pain, researchers say