Misc. Kid's Health News

Date Posted
Article Title
12/14/2004
Hard Contact Lens May Slow Kids' Myopia

Progression of nearsightedness was less severe than with soft lenses

12/14/2004
Health Tip: Get Thy Baby to a Dentist

Infants need checkups, too

12/13/2004
Imaginary Companions Can Be Child's Fast Friends

Such characters are milestone in development, study says

12/10/2004
Childhood Cancer Rate Rising in Europe

But survival rates are improving, researchers report

12/10/2004
Kids Should Watch Calories During Holidays, Too

Parents need to control their children's eating during festivities

12/9/2004
Therapy Helps Kids With Chronic Fatigue

Cognitive behavior therapy eases symptoms, researchers find

12/8/2004
Indoor Pool Air May Pose Hazard to Kids

Their lungs could be harmed by chlorine byproducts, study says

12/8/2004
Pediatricians Strengthen Warning on Air Pollution's Effects

Goal is to inform physicians and provide guidance to government officials

12/8/2004
Obesity Among Low-Income Kids on the Rise

Researchers say trend is part of national problem

12/6/2004
Gel Eases Pain for Babies Getting Shots

Anesthetic applied just before jab isn't available in U.S.

12/6/2004
Heart Risk Factors for Obese Kids Murky

Blood pressure rose in 1990s, but cholesterol remained unchanged

12/6/2004
Keep Toy Safety in Mind at Christmas

When shopping for children's presents, make sure they're age-appropriate

12/6/2004
Should TV Ads on Sports Shows Carry a 'PG' Rating?

Study finds many commercials are laced with violence

12/3/2004
Farm Kids Fare Better on Asthma Front

They wheeze less than peers in cities, other rural areas

12/3/2004
Young Kids Listen to Sun Protection Advice

Study finds programs at sunny spots also work for adults

11/29/2004
Cigarette Ads in Convenience Stores May Boost Teen Smoking

Study finds kids who frequent the shops are more likely to pick up the habit

11/29/2004
Children With ADHD Show Brain Differences

Study shows chemical imbalances only partly explain disorder

11/25/2004
It's Never Too Early to Teach Kids the Activity Habit

Parents should instill love of movement beginning in infancy, experts say

11/23/2004
Trouble at Home, School Hurts Kids' Coping Skills

Even confident, achieving teens can fail to thrive, study finds

11/23/2004
Few Kids Get Alternative Medicine

Not many pediatricians recommend complementary therapies to patients

11/22/2004
Malnutrition Leads to Antisocial Behavior

Study finds malnourished toddlers were 41% more likely to be aggressive at 8

11/22/2004
Looking at Blood Pressure Drug Use in Kids

Safety trial will examine whether sodium nitroprusside is safe

11/19/2004
National Study to Focus on Children's Health

Research will include 100,000 kids in 36 states

11/18/2004
Family Dinners Lower Risk For Eating Disorders

Girls, especially, benefit from regular family mealtimes

11/16/2004
Low-Income Dads Key to Child's Development

Supportive dads help children achieve despite poverty, study finds

11/16/2004
Infections in Preemies Can Have Lasting Effects

Study finds higher risk of neurodevelopmental problems

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