Misc. Kid's Health News

Date Posted
Article Title
5/25/2004
Prenatal Cocaine Exposure Has Lingering Cognitive Effects

But home environment may play a bigger role, new research says

5/24/2004
New Treatment Guideline Issued for Infantile Spasms

Experts lay out what treatments work best on seizures

5/21/2004
For Little Leaguers, Chest Protectors Strike Out

They don't guard the chest wall, leaving kids open to serious injury

5/21/2004
Keeping Children's Blood Pressure Under Check

New guidelines say those aged 3 and up should have routine readings

5/21/2004
Health Tip: School Testing Season

How to keep your child's mind sharp

5/20/2004
U.S. Panel Aims to Quash Vaccine-Autism Link

Finds no credible evidence that the shot causes disorder

5/19/2004
Showing Kids the Scary Side of Violence

Graphic gun wound images help change children's attitudes about aggression

5/18/2004
Researchers Target Liver Disease in Kids

Two types of fatty cell illness diagnosed in obese children

5/18/2004
Health Tip: Video Game Ratings

What does each one mean?

5/14/2004
Hookah Smoking Not Safer Than Cigarettes

Water pipes carry just as many health risks, expert says

5/14/2004
Health Tip: Preemptive Weight Control

Fight obesity from the start

5/13/2004
Don't Worry When Kids Can't Size Things Up

Attempts to use toys that are too small part of normal development, study says

5/12/2004
Schools Struggle to Control Steroid Use

Scare tactics don't work, but peer-education programs offer hope

5/11/2004
Ear Infections May Raise Kids' Asthma Risk

Study suggests a link, especially in children with recurrent ear trouble

5/10/2004
Involving Fathers in Their Kid's Health

Report recommends how pediatricians can get dads in on the act

5/10/2004
5/9/2004
Fish Still a Good Health Bet

But pregnant women and children should limit their intake

5/7/2004
FDA Adds New Hurdle to 'Morning-After' Pill

Agency officials deny move was politically motivated

5/6/2004
When to Treat Middle Ear Problem

New guidelines for care and diagnosis of otitis media with effusion

5/6/2004
Health Tip: Food Sensitivities in Infants

Introduce new foods one at a time

5/6/2004
Health Tip: Recording Your Child's Development

It's more than a way to create memories

5/5/2004
Treating Bipolar Disorder Early is Best

Diagnosing at a young age keeps condition from becoming debilitating, study says

5/5/2004
Stressed Kids Can Become Depressed Adults

Childhood adversity set some up for mood disorders later

5/5/2004
Health Tip: Bathroom Safety

Accident prevention tips

5/4/2004
Blood Pressure Rising in Kids

Study says it can set stage for problems later

5/4/2004
Keeping Kids' Injuries Down on the Farm

Prevention guidelines help, but many potential hazards still exist

5/3/2004
Weighing the Worth of Whooping Cough Vaccine

Study examines benefits, risks and costs of vaccination among teens

5/3/2004
Race May Be Factor in Children's Care in ERs

Study finds white kids more likely to get pain medicine than black kids

5/3/2004
Health Tip: Laser Pointer Safety

Never look directly into the beam

5/3/2004
Spare the Rod, Spare the Child

White kids more likely to suffer ill effects of early spanking

5/1/2004
Injuries Can Bench the Kids of Summer

'Little League shoulder' and 'Little League elbow' deserve special attention

4/30/2004
More Kids Are Using Alternative Meds

Trend could lead to dangerous side effects, interactions, researchers say

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