Misc. Kid's Health News

Date Posted
Article Title
7/29/2003
Safer CT Scans for Kids

New method reduces radiation dose for children

7/28/2003
Sunscreen and Bug Spray a Bad Mix

Using both at same time may increase allergic reactions

7/28/2003
Music Training Fine-Tunes Memory

Students who take music lessons have better verbal recall, study shows

7/25/2003
What Makes Teens Do Drugs

Genes cause abuse in teenage girls while boys more influenced by family and friends

7/24/2003
From the Minds of Children...

Brain surgeon draws strength from how his young patients fought tumors

7/22/2003
Combination Ear Infection Drug OK'd

For swimmer's ear and other ills

7/21/2003
Boys, Blacks at Higher Risk of Childhood Stroke

Study finds 2.3 cases per 100,000 children

7/21/2003
More Hours in Day Care, More Behavior Problems Later

But simple measures can correct matters, researchers and experts say

7/19/2003
Make Sure Kids Get Enough Shut Eye

More sleep improves schoolwork, reduces accidents, studies show

7/17/2003
Which Disabled Kids Face More Psychosocial Problems

Those with learning, communication impairments have tougher time, study finds

7/17/2003
Socializing Paves Way for Multilingual Kids

Infants who interact with people who speak different language primed for learning

7/15/2003
Kids' Bike Shopping

Hold off on a two-wheeler until your child is ready

7/15/2003
Movies Spur Teen Smoking

Study advises pediatricians to urge parents to screen flicks

7/9/2003
Child-Friendly Bug Repellant

Apply it to your own hands first

7/8/2003
Moving After Divorce Damages Kids

If parent who has custody moves to another city, children suffer

7/8/2003
The Truth About Marijuana

Share these facts with your teens

7/8/2003
Children's Choking Hazards

Cut up foods that are easy to choke on

7/7/2003
Headaches Alter Lives of Kids

Study finds they have persistent pain as disabling as arthritis or cancer

7/7/2003
Summer Daze

For many kids, their introduction to drugs comes in July

7/4/2003
Coach's Corner

Keep your little league team healthy

7/2/2003
Sucking Satisfaction

Offer your baby a pacifier

6/30/2003
Street Smarts

Teach your kids road safety

6/29/2003
ACL Injuries in the Young Take Extra Time

That's because surgery is not recommended for those whose bones are still growing

6/29/2003
Acupuncture Helps Children Handle Pain

Once they overcome needle fear, kids embrace the ancient therapy, experts say

6/27/2003
Global Action Urged to Cut Child Deaths

Leading medical journal cites simple steps to reduce mortality

6/25/2003
Defibrillators in Schools: Lifesaving Lessons

Advocates say portable devices save victims of sudden cardiac arrest

6/25/2003
National ADHD Education Campaign Launched

Aims to raise awareness and dispel common myths

6/24/2003
Drowning Alert

Pool safety tips

6/23/2003
What's Behind Teen Beverage Choices

Age, race and gender influence what they drink, research finds

6/20/2003
Genes May Govern Risky Behavior in Girls

Genetics seems to be more of a force than for boys

6/20/2003
Nerve Agent Treatment Approved for Children

Also counters insecticide poisoning

6/20/2003
Firearm Safety

Here are risk factors for an accidental shooting

6/19/2003
'Timid' Toddlers Show Later Brain Differences

This may explain why some become prone to anxiety disorder as adults

6/19/2003
Air Bag Safety

Side air bags can be dangerous for kids

6/18/2003
Undiagnosed Celiac Disease Common, Study Finds

Finnish researchers detect it in 1 of 99 children

6/13/2003
Teens Misusing Nicotine-Replacement Products

Even a few nonsmokers claim they have tried patches or gum

6/12/2003
Report: 1990s Were Mostly Kind to Kids

Finds improvement on several health, welfare fronts

6/12/2003
No Life-Changing Experience

Getting a driver's license isn't monumental

6/11/2003
Ham Awry

It can cause you to fail drug test

6/11/2003
Overweight Kids Don't See the Problem

Their parents also don't view the excess weight as a health issue

6/9/2003
Cholesterol Problems Start in Childhood

Study urges better eating habits at an early age

6/8/2003
Childhood Sunburn Can Lead to Skin Cancer Later

Parents need to slather sunscreen on their kids before they head outside

6/5/2003
To Bulk Like a Hulk

Muscle obsession may indicate psychological problems

6/5/2003
Trying a New Food

How to convince your kids

6/3/2003
Study Boosts Case for Booster Seats

Finds 60% cut in crash injuries and almost none from seat belts

6/2/2003
A Parents' Guide to Childhood Hazards

New study details health threats to young children

6/2/2003
New Kids' Respiratory Virus Identified

Human metapneumovirus responsible for significant portion of infections

6/2/2003
Pediatricians Raise Concern About Plastic Softener

Call for more research into exposure to phthalates, a chemical used in kids' toys

5/29/2003
Bacteria Beats Eczema

Early use of probiotics lessens allergic skin disease in children

5/29/2003
Childhood Obesity Often Missed

Can lead to number of health problems down the road, researchers say