Misc. Kid's Health News

Date Posted
Article Title
11/6/2003
Illness in Newborns

Symptoms can be subtle

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
Fear of Potty Leads to Constipation

Anxiety in toddlers who are toilet training linked to condition

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

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

10/13/2003
Health Care for College Students

Encourage your child to use campus health resources

10/9/2003
Air Pollution Can Spell Trouble for Asthmatic Kids

Tiny particles trigger chronic bronchitis in children with condition, study finds

10/9/2003
Air Travel With Infants

Use a car seat to secure your baby

10/9/2003
Beware of Dog

Don't leave young children alone with a canine

10/8/2003
Make Your Kids Wash Their Hands

Parents need reminder about importance of hand hygiene for their children

10/7/2003
'Safe' Ozone Levels Can Worsen Asthma

Pollutant attacks lining of lungs, study finds

10/6/2003
Kids' Sleep Problems Tied to Behavior Problems

Researchers urge parents, doctors to monitor habits

10/6/2003
Kids' Mental Health Care Varies by State

RAND study reveals wide disparities in use and need

10/6/2003
Teens' Diets Often Backfire

Study finds boomerang effect in both sexes

10/5/2003
Block That Injury

Even the youngest football players show up in emergency rooms during the season

10/3/2003
Socioeconomics Plays Role in Obesity

Coupled with genetic predisposition, it can result in overweight children