Misc. Kid's Health News

Date Posted
Article Title
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

10/21/2004
Antipsychotics Tied to Insulin Problems in Kids

Findings of new study echo link already found for adults

10/20/2004
Walking Kids Through Aftermath of Domestic Violence

Emotion coaching helps parents help children deal with trauma of experience

10/18/2004
Childhood Cancer Survivors Face Higher Breast Cancer Risk

Study finds relative rate higher in radiation patients

10/15/2004
Tough Warnings Ordered for All Antidepressants

FDA says 'black-box' warning on labels is response to youth suicide potential

10/12/2004
Schools Must Help in Fight Against Obesity

Physical activity and good nutrition should be stressed, heart experts say

10/12/2004
Having Siblings Cuts Asthma Risk

Kids with brothers, sisters less likely to have it

10/11/2004
Many Make Mistakes with Asthma Medication

Only half shake inhaler before use, study finds

10/11/2004
Insulin Resistance May Be Early Sign of Cardiovascular Disease

Teens with it could face high blood pressure as adults

10/8/2004
One-on-One Counseling Stems Spread of AIDS

Unprotected sex declined among HIV-positive young adults who got it

10/7/2004
Alzheimer's Drugs May Fight Rare Leukemia

Seek out enzyme that's key to both diseases

10/6/2004
Drug May Improve Learning in Down Syndrome Children

Language skills also enhanced with use of Aricept, study finds

10/6/2004
Minority Boys Short on Sleep

They get least amount of slumber among kids aged 8 to 11

10/6/2004
'X' Marks the 'Pox' for Mischievous Girls

Marker, imagination lead to sisters' feigned cases of disease

10/5/2004
Counseling Cuts Down on Youth Drinking

Reduces incidence of high-risk behaviors and car accidents, study finds

10/4/2004
Youth Not Heeding Antismoking Messages

Study finds they think light cigarettes are less dangerous, still smoke socially

10/4/2004
Study: Food Restrictions on Kids Backfire

Those prone to obesity likelier to gain weight

10/3/2004
Flu Shots in Separate Seasons Still Protect Toddlers

Study finds one in spring, another in fall easier than two a month apart in fall

9/30/2004
Drug-Resistant Infections on the Rise

More cases of 'flesh-eating bacteria' seen

9/30/2004
Major Assault Sought on Childhood Obesity

Reversing problem will require multi-tiered attack, report urges

9/30/2004
Allergen-Free Homes Won't Stop Kids' Asthma

Study counters belief that it results from dander, dust exposure

9/29/2004
Pediatricians Chide Bush on Child Health

Accuse White House of displaying 'persistent indifference'

9/27/2004
Experimental Cancer Treatments for Kids Set

National coalition will focus on children who don't respond to traditional therapies

9/27/2004
Overweight Kids Have Lower Self-Esteem

Study suggests one rises as the other falls

9/24/2004
Oral Antibiotic Treats Childhood Pneumonia in Developing Countries

Amoxicillin offers alternative to injectable penicillin for kids

9/23/2004
Health Tip: Breast-feeding is Best

It helps ward off disease in baby, helps mom lose weight

9/17/2004
Young People Practicing Unhealthy Habits

They show greatest increase in smoking, obesity and poor eating, study says

9/17/2004
Parents Shouldn't Play Favorites

Preferential treatment of certain children has negative effect on all kids, study says

9/16/2004
Sex and Drug Use Linked to Suicide Risk

Odds higher for teens who engage in risky behavior

9/16/2004
Despite Drop in Teen Drinking, Levels Are Still High

Nearly half of all 12th graders drink alcohol, new survey finds

9/15/2004
Antidepressant Warning Might Keep Kids From Care

Most children do benefit from these drugs, doctors stress

9/14/2004
Antidepressants for Children Must Have Warnings: FDA Advisers

Panels cite possible suicide risk in urging strong action

9/14/2004
Sweet Tooth May Foretell of Alcoholism

That and novelty seeking may predict drinking problems down the road

9/14/2004
Snoring Risks Among Children Differ by Gender

Obesity only common link for both boys and girls, study says

9/10/2004
Teen Driver's License Ups Chances of Drug Abuse

Study finds being away from adult supervision can lead to trouble

9/10/2004
Young Black Girls Face High Risk of Obesity

Too much TV and lack of activity increase chances of weight problems, study says

9/9/2004
Turmeric May Guard Against Childhood Leukemia

Second study finds oranges and bananas may confer similar benefit

9/9/2004
Ears Work in Stereo Before Brain Does

They respond differently to certain stimuli, baby study says

9/8/2004
Smog Impedes Kids' Lung Development

California pollution stems growth at most crucial age

9/8/2004
Phys Ed Could Help Young Girls Get in Shape

An added hour of gym weekly could cut number of overweight kids, study finds