Misc. Kid's Health News

Date Posted
Article Title
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

12/31/2002
Teen 'Extreme Dieting' Linked to Other Risky Acts

Those who excessively diet are more likely to smoke, drink and use marijuana

12/31/2002
Mixing the Right Formula

WonderNet Web site teaches children about science

12/31/2002
Fake Ache

How to tell when your child's tummy ache is for real

12/30/2002
If Cigarettes Are Around, Teens More Likely to Smoke

Easy access boosts risk, research proves

12/28/2002
Acetaminophen, Ibuprofen and Kids

Experts say each has pros and cons when it comes to sick children

12/25/2002
Santa Visits Sick Kids Longer

New research shows hospitalized children' belief lasts a year longer than others'

12/25/2002
Diaper Rash

How to prevent it

12/22/2002
Give Kids a Break During College Break

Keep stress low when they come home for the holidays

12/20/2002
Doctors Using Acupuncture On Children

Needle therapy helps treat chronic pain, nausea and other problems, advocates say

12/20/2002
Biofeedback Aids Kids With ADHD

Therapy holds hope for improvement without medication

12/19/2002
More Teens Struggling With Depression

Experts blame stress of holiday season

12/19/2002
Slip Sliding Away

How to toboggan safely

12/19/2002
Parents Ignore Heft and Contents of Kids' Backpacks

Study: They weigh students down, and grownups are unaware

12/17/2002
Pint-Size Pimples

No treatment needed for infant acne

12/16/2002
Father's Drinking Predicts Kids' Disruptive Behavior

Children of those reporting heavy consumption at risk

12/16/2002
Combination Vaccine for Kids

Six shots rolled into one

12/11/2002
Chicken Pox Outbreak Bested Vaccine

But health officials defend shot's effectiveness

12/11/2002
Teething Timetable

When new teeth appear

12/9/2002
AMA: Alcohol Damages Teens' Brains

Calls on TV networks to reduce youth exposure to alcohol ads

12/9/2002
Study: Colic Is Normal for Babies

Finds it usually resolves in three months, and Mom does OK

12/9/2002
Trouble in Toyland

Think safety when choosing holiday toys for children

12/8/2002
Snowboard Safely

Take precautions with this popular sport

12/6/2002
Brace Yourself

Know what to do for broken dental appliances

12/3/2002
Parasite Drug for Children

Relieves diarrhea caused by water-borne bugs

12/2/2002
Brain Structure Difference Linked to Disruptive Teens

Two studies say adolescents who act out have abnormal frontal lobes

12/2/2002
Breastfeeding Can Aid Weight Loss

So there may not be a need to diet

12/2/2002
Twins' Death Rate Sharply Lower With Older Moms

Study finds mortality odds high with youngest mothers

11/30/2002
Unattainable Goals Can Be Unhealthy

Perfectionism puts adolescent girls at greater risk of eating disorders later in life

11/28/2002
Head Injuries

Know when they're serious

11/27/2002
Asthma Medication May Backfire

Inhaled steroids linked to adrenal gland problems

11/27/2002
Fever Relief

How to soothe a sick child

11/26/2002
Kids' Obesity Program Focuses on More Than the Food

Family members awarded 'points' for success in changing lifestyles

11/22/2002
Study Ties IVF To Rare Birth Defect

Leading researcher finds no cause for concern

11/22/2002
Nose Bleed

How to curb the flow

11/21/2002
Touted Hormone Has No Effect on Autism

Secretin doesn't even reduce the symptoms, new research says

11/21/2002
Tooth Troubles

Stemming a child's pain

11/21/2002
Divorce and Teens: It Takes a Village

Schools, neighbors and peers can help, study shows

11/20/2002
Got You Covered

Staying warm in cold weather

11/19/2002
Toxic Trouble

Emergency action for ingested poisons

11/18/2002
Secondhand Smoke Bad for Kids

More proof that parents shouldn't smoke

11/18/2002
Grade Schools Fail to Respond to Childhood Harassment

The result: Girls start to respond passively to abuse, researchers say

11/18/2002
Hard Headed

Bicycle helmets prevent serious head injuries

11/16/2002
Fighting Fat in Kids

Study looks at whether healthy snacks, exercise during after-school hours helps

11/15/2002
Many Causes Can Be Behind Kids' Strokes

They include chickenpox and anemia, British study contends

11/14/2002
When It Comes to AIDS, Parental Honesty Has Its Limits

Care is needed when disclosing your HIV infection

11/14/2002
The Good Doctor

How to find the best care for your child

11/13/2002
Twins Not Identical in Every Way

They may have different levels of emotional distress, study finds

11/12/2002
Teen Substance Abuse Could Increase Psychological Woes

Early drug, alcohol abuse linked to later psychological disorders