Misc. Kid's Health News

Date Posted
Article Title
2/17/2003
Too Many Kids Can Take Years Off Your Life

Parents who have more than two children face greater risk of heart disease

2/15/2003
New Guidelines for Ear Infections in Children

Doctors' group to recommend not using antibiotics

2/14/2003
Helping Kids Cope With a Suddenly Unsafe World

Experts offer parents tips on preventing anxiety

2/14/2003
Make the Medicine Go Down

How to help your child swallow a pill

2/14/2003
Children Need More Than Chocolate on Valentine's Day

Tips on how parents can show their love all year round

2/13/2003
The Right Dose

Sick kids need the correct medication

2/13/2003
Poison Pointers

Keep emergency numbers by the phone

2/11/2003
Smallest Babies Can Make Big Gains in IQ

New research confirms low birth weight babies improve mental abilities as they age

2/10/2003
Keeping Cavities Out of Your Child's Mouth

Advice on how to protect your kids from tooth decay

2/7/2003
College Takes Toll on Mental Health

Study finds dramatic increase in depression, other problems among students

2/7/2003
What's Up, Doc?

Prepare your kids for visits to the doctor

2/6/2003
Sexually Abused Kids Don't All Become Adult Abusers: Study

British researchers find only 12 percent became pedophiles

2/5/2003
Anesthesia for Kids Damages Rat Brains

Drugs caused brain cell death, impaired memory and learning

2/5/2003
Death of Child Raises Mom's Risk of Dying Early

Grieving fathers' mortality rate not as high, Danish study finds

2/4/2003
Scoliosis Prognosis Not Always Grim

Long-term study finds those with it lead normal lives

2/4/2003
Take Me Out of the ER

Softer balls, helmets with face guards can cut Little League injuries, study finds

2/4/2003
Fright Nights

Night terrors aren't the same as nightmares

2/3/2003
ADHD Drug Prescriptions Vary by ZIP Code

Ritalin given out more in South, Midwest, study says

2/3/2003
Kids With ADHD Suffer More Injuries

They have a higher rate of broken bones, burns, concussions

2/3/2003
Bored Students More Likely to Smoke

Study finds they're more likely to take cigarette promotional items and smoke

2/3/2003
My Child Play With Guns? Never!

Study: Many parents deem kids 'too smart' to touch firearms

2/1/2003
Stuck in the Dorm?

Turn it into your personal gym

1/31/2003
Costumes Make the Stories Stick

Study found dressing up helped children remember tales better

1/30/2003
Do Museums and Miniature Golf Make Kids Healthy?

Ohio researchers say family time at fun places may ward off illness

1/30/2003
Preventing Suicide

Drug lowers risk in people with schizophrenia

1/30/2003
Turning Off TV Shows Won't Deter Teens

They'll just watch the forbidden fare at a friend's home, study says

1/27/2003
Teens Have Tricks for Cutting Back on Booze

Findings may be fodder for improving alcohol-abuse programs

1/24/2003
Eye Problem May Be a Child's Bogeyman

Rare night blindness may cause excessive fear of the dark

1/24/2003
Kids in Single-Parent Homes Have Worse Health

At higher risk for mental illness, substance abuse and suicide

1/23/2003
Study: IVF Babies May Have Eye Cancer Risk

Retinoblastoma study greeted with caution

1/22/2003
Tots Tune Into TV

Even babies can pick up emotional cues from television

1/21/2003
Early Marijuana Use Leads to Later Drug Use

Study says pot-smoking in your teens invites alcoholism, use of harder drugs

1/20/2003
Genetic Link to SIDS Found

Could eventually help identify high-risk babies

1/17/2003
Watch Out for PI

Campaign starts to increase awareness about dangerous childhood disease

1/15/2003
Low-Fat Diet Cuts Sex Hormones in Girls

Long-term effect on breast cancer risk unknown

1/15/2003
Perplexed Over Pimples

Fight acne with rigorous skin care rituals

1/14/2003
More Children Taking Psychiatric Drugs

Conditions include ADHD, depression, anxiety

1/14/2003
More Parents Sharing Beds With Babies

Doctors sharply divided about the dangers, benefits

1/13/2003
Income, Education Don't Always Dictate Teen Obesity

Study finds problem among black girls from different backgrounds

1/12/2003
When a Bump on the Head Is Serious

Tips for parents on how to detect a kid's concussion

1/10/2003
Are Toy Guns All in Good Fun?

Gender and race affect parents' opinions on the subject

1/10/2003
What's Behind Teen Obesity?

Gender and ethnic-racial factors influence weight, study finds

1/10/2003
New Hope for Kids With Bone Cancer

Reconstructed hip working well, Italians report

1/7/2003
Secondhand Smoke Strikes Kids' Lungs

Study says childrens' hospitalizations offer chance for intervention

1/6/2003
Caffeine Tied to Sleepless Students

Study raises questions about presence of soda machines in schools

1/6/2003
Take a Bite Out of Crime: Get the Lead Out

Study finds juvenile delinquents have more of the heavy metal in their bones

1/6/2003
Language a Barrier to Child's Health

Translation errors translate into poor medical care

1/6/2003
Sore Backs at Back of Pack in Backpack Injuries

Study: Kids likelier to get hurt falling over them

1/6/2003
ADHD Drugs Not Tied to Later Substance Abuse

Researchers say Ritalin and kin may actually protect

1/2/2003
Nutritional Quality in Drinks Fizzles as Kids Age

Sodas, fruit-flavored "-ades" replace healthier 100-percent juices, study finds