Misc. Kid's Health News

Date Posted
Article Title
1/16/2004
Making Sure Children Slumber Soundly

Simple test identifies those with sleep-disordered breathing

1/15/2004
Couch Potatoes Can Start Young

Some children develop sedentary habits early in life

1/15/2004
If a Playmate Bites Your Child

Watch for swelling and redness

1/14/2004
Kids' Immune Systems Unfamiliar With Flu Strain

Researcher speculates why this season has been rough on children

1/13/2004
Doctors: Curtail Soft Drinks in Schools

Pediatricians call for severe restrictions on soda machines

1/13/2004
Choking and Children

Tips for preventing airway obstruction

1/12/2004
Ethnicity May Be Risk Factor for Asthmatic Kids' Allergies

Puerto Rican, black children two to three times more likely to have problems

1/12/2004
Social Network Key to Teen Suicide Risk

Girls with few friends likelier to consider it

1/12/2004
Hispanic Teens Face High Chances of Heart Disease, Diabetes

Alarming number have at least one risk factor for these health problems

1/9/2004
Pre-Empting Teen Smoking

Prevent it before they start

1/8/2004
Adult Asthma Differs From Childhood Asthma

Researchers say it may not even be the same disease

1/8/2004
Kids and Computer Strain

Teach them correct posture

1/8/2004
Seeking Sound Slumber for Children

New test pinpoints obstructive sleep apnea in kids

1/6/2004
Child Biting

Tips to help your toddler stop

1/5/2004
U.S. Has Fattest Teens

American kids heavier than those in 15 other countries

1/5/2004
Nasal Flu Vaccine Safe for Kids

New study and American Academy of Pediatrics say it works

1/5/2004
Paintball: More Dangerous Than Meets the Eye

Study finds game can cause serious vision problems, even blindness

1/5/2004
Broken Bone?

What to do if you suspect a break

1/2/2004
Growing Pains

Massage the area that hurts

12/31/2003
When School-Age Kids Need Surgery

Prepare them a week ahead

12/30/2003
Picky Eater

How to encourage a heartier appetite

12/29/2003
Young Flu Blues

How to soothe your child's distress

12/26/2003
Easing the Itch of Eczema

Advice on prevention and treatment of dry skin condition

12/25/2003
Gum Disease in Kids

Watch out for plaque

12/25/2003
Shy Teens

Tips for overcoming timidity

12/24/2003
Exercise Can Keep Kids Healthy

Researchers find link between health and exercise, body fat

12/24/2003
Keep Kids Safe During the Holidays

Experts offer tips for protecting children

12/23/2003
Prevent Chipped Teeth

Some precautions for young children

12/22/2003
Milk Does a Child's Body Good

Calcium linked to lower body fat in kids

12/18/2003
Prolonged Use of Ritalin May Change Brain

Three animal studies found differences in those exposed to stimulant during childhood

12/18/2003
Fighting Childhood Cancer

Nordic countries have highest survival rates in Europe

12/16/2003
Moves Urged to Boost Childhood Vaccine Supply

Experts say more money and public education needed

12/16/2003
New Technique Tames Tonsillectomy Pain

Surgical procedure reduces postoperative discomfort

12/12/2003
Pesticide Exposure High in Migrant Workers

Housing, proximity to fields, lack of safety guidelines seen as cause

12/12/2003
When Toddlers Need Surgery

Prepare them a day in advance

12/11/2003
Why Sixth Graders Light Up

Study examines intentions and actions of young smokers

12/10/2003
Overweight Boys More Prone to Stress

More hypertension problems found in this group

12/9/2003
Teenage Weight Predicts Future Weight

Study finds body mass index during adolescence tracks into adulthood

12/9/2003
Atkins Diet May Help Kids With Epilepsy

Small study found high-protein regimen reduced seizures in patients

12/9/2003
Bath For Baby

Tips for the tub

12/8/2003
Bullies Rule the School

And their victims suffer in silence, study finds

12/8/2003
Extreme Exercise

How to tell if your teen is overdoing it

12/8/2003
Eating Cereal Helps Kids Control Weight

Those who have it often have lower BMIs, study says

12/8/2003
More TV Time for Teens Means Fewer Fruits, Vegetables

The more hours they watch, the worse their diet, study finds

12/5/2003
Parental Size Can Spell Health Trouble for Kids

Study finds greater risks for children of short mothers and overweight fathers

12/5/2003
China's Gender Imbalance

Study suggests one child per family rule is leading to abortions of female fetuses

12/5/2003
Brain Differences Found in ADHD Kids

Scans find unusual levels of certain neurotransmitters

12/5/2003
12/5/2003
My Teenage Child Smokes

How to help your child butt out

12/4/2003
Penicillin No Panacea for Sore Throat in Kids

Symptom severity, duration not reduced, study finds