Misc. Kid's Health News

Date Posted
Article Title
11/20/2003
Baby on the Move

Use safety gates at the top and bottom of stairs

11/20/2003
Most Parents Bully Their Kids: Study

Survey finds many children experience screaming, shouting from parents

11/19/2003
Playground Safety

Avoid equipment set on concrete

11/14/2003
EPA Finds Cancer Risk in Playground Sets

Arsenic treatment in wood raises concern

11/14/2003
Child in Need

Some signs your child may need professional help

11/13/2003
Bathing Baby

Prepare for it, and don't rush

11/13/2003
Bullied Children Suffer Behavioral Problems

They're more likely to exhibit depression and to be antisocial

11/12/2003
Genital Injuries

A home care guide for mild wounds

11/11/2003
Family Fire Guide

Teach your kids how to respond

11/7/2003
Teenage Depression

More than just a case of the blues

11/6/2003
New Peanut Test Kits Approved for Food Industry

They detect presence of potential allergen in cereal, cookies, ice cream and chocolate

11/6/2003
Illness in Newborns

Symptoms can be subtle

11/6/2003
Cut Lunchtime Calories: Eat a Better Breakfast

Fiber-rich foods may help kids control their weight

11/6/2003
Reality of Campus Drinking Can Cut Use

Correcting college student misperceptions about prevalence of practice slows it down

11/4/2003
Heart Disease Starts in Childhood

Risk factors found in kids can predict problems in adulthood

11/4/2003
Bullying Seen as Big School Problem

But experts find disagreement on, and sometimes resistance to, stopping it

11/3/2003
Behavior Problems Feed Childhood Obesity

Study finds overweight kids twice as likely to misbehave

11/3/2003
Toss Out the Ipecac

Pediatric group says syrup isn't effective treatment for poisonings

11/3/2003
When It's Time for 'The Talk,' Call on Some 'Friends'

Certain TV shows can be effective sex ed teachers

10/31/2003
The Collateral Damage of Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Children with IBD have more eating behavior problems than healthy children, study finds

10/31/2003
Oral Steroids Don't Help a Toddler's Wheeze

British study finds they may even cause harm

10/31/2003
Campus Diversity Leads to Drop in Binge Drinking

Multicultural colleges see less alcohol consumption, study finds

10/31/2003
Easy Access Promotes Contraceptive Use in Teens

But doesn't increase rates of sexual activity, study finds

10/30/2003
Family Income, Education Impact Teen Obesity, Depression

Lower socioeconomic status can increase problems among adolescents

10/30/2003
Baby Rub Down

Bonding through infant massage

10/30/2003
Breathe Easy on Halloween Night

Asthma and allergy safety tips for revelers

10/29/2003
Hogwarts Headaches

Latest Harry Potter book, at 870 pages, triggers headaches in some kids

10/29/2003
Halloween Hazards

What to watch out for

10/29/2003
Lighting Up Linked to Bad Grades

Smoking common among students who have poor academic performance

10/29/2003
Cosmetic Contact Lenses Are No Halloween Treat

They can cause serious eye problems, even blindness

10/28/2003
Have a Healthy Halloween

Experts offer safety advice for trick-or-treaters

10/28/2003
Croup

Mild cases can be treated at home

10/27/2003
Baby Slings

Use them only for very young infants

10/27/2003
Are We There Yet?

How to combat boredom during car trips

10/24/2003
Home Alone

Is your child ready?

10/23/2003
Bath Water Burns

Steps to prevent them

10/23/2003
Helping Young Girls Avoid Depression

Model helps identify those at greatest risk in puberty

10/20/2003
Biking With Baby

Use a trailer, not a carrier

10/20/2003
Avoiding Pets Won't Avert Allergies

Swedish study finds exposure may be a good thing

10/18/2003
Helping Kids Weather Asthma

Changes in temperature, humidity, barometric pressure can lead to attacks

10/18/2003
Binge Drinking in Teen Rats Leads to Memory Loss

Researchers say effects could mirror those in human adolescents

10/17/2003
Halloween and Allergies

Discard treats that don't list the ingredients

10/16/2003
Studies Find Breast-Fed Kids Aren't Thinner

Throw cold water on theory that the practice reduces obesity

10/16/2003
When Stuttering is a Problem

Signs you should be concerned

10/15/2003
Obesity Major Risk Factor for Hispanic Kids

New research focuses on their future health risks

10/15/2003
Open Window Safety

Safeguard windows with guards or stops

10/15/2003
Asthma Does Know Gender

Severe cases affect more boys in childhood and more women as adults

10/14/2003
Boost From Poverty Helps Kids' Mental Health

Casino windfall leads to unique study

10/14/2003
Thrill-Seeking Teens More Likely to Light Up

These adolescents face greater risk of smoking at young age, survey finds

10/13/2003
Study: Child Restraints on Planes Would Backfire

Finds more would die by switching to less-safe car travel