Misc. Kid's Health News

Date Posted
Article Title
2/27/2004
Kids' Cuisine is Far From Lean

Chain restaurants serve fare loaded with fat, report contends

2/26/2004
TV Ads Add Pounds to Our Kids

Report says children are bombarded with commercials for junk food

2/26/2004
For Teens, It's Often Not Just Rewards

Research may explain typical adolescent risk-taking

2/25/2004
Small Babies Can Speed Up Diabetes Risk

Study sees rapid weight gain after age 2 as key

2/25/2004
Secondhand Smoke Can Hide in Your Home

Dust on furniture surfaces a hidden source of contaminants

2/24/2004
More Kids, More Pounds for Parents

The more children a couple has, the greater the weight gain for Mom and Dad

2/23/2004
Swollen Glands

They often signal infection

2/22/2004
Baseball Pitchers Need Winter Workout

Year-round conditioning crucial to keeping injuries at bay

2/21/2004
Keeping It Cool on the Football Field

Special air-conditioned shoulder pads may protect players from heat stroke

2/20/2004
Flu Shots No Danger to Kids With Asthma

New study finds they have no effect one way or the other

2/20/2004
What's Happening to My Body?

Tell your daughter what to expect during puberty

2/18/2004
Grieving Children

Signs your child may need help

2/17/2004
Teen Video Game Packages Don't Tell All

Study finds some contain more sex, violence than what's listed

2/17/2004
Chicken Pox Vaccine Still Works After All These Years

Strongest immunity comes first year after vaccination

2/16/2004
Heart Trouble Can Start in the Young

Cardiologist gives advice on diet and exercise to overweight kids

2/16/2004
Diaper Rash

Apply ointment containing zinc oxide

2/16/2004
If Parents Smoke

Minimize your kids' exposure

2/15/2004
The Fight Against Osteoporosis Should Start in Childhood

Adequate calcium intake can prevent problems later in life

2/13/2004
Infants Pay Attention As Well As Get It

Studies find observation skills develop remarkably young

2/13/2004
Identity Tags for Helmets

They can help in an emergency

2/13/2004
Breastfeeding and Alcohol

A bad combination

2/11/2004
Dental Care: A Lesson Best Learned Early in Life

Children's teeth should be brushed as soon as they appear

2/11/2004
A Mother Learns About Kids and Tooth Decay the Hard Way

At age 4, her son needed $3,000 in dental work

2/9/2004
Sports Can Trigger Asthma Deaths

Young, white males face highest risk of fatalities, study finds

2/9/2004
Infant Fevers Linked to Reduced Allergy Risk

Early bouts with high temperatures seem to stem allergy development in childhood

2/9/2004
Children and Divorce

Avoid using your kids as go-betweens

2/9/2004
Too Little Sleep Can Lower Kids' Self-Esteem

Lack of slumber can also increase feelings of depression among middle schoolers

2/8/2004
Keeping Nasty Nosebleeds to a Minimum

Expert offers advice on how to prevent and stop them in children

2/6/2004
'Stroke Belt' Applies to Kids, Too

Even children living in southeastern U.S. face higher risk of brain attacks

2/6/2004
A Newborn's Night Routine

He'll usually sleep through at six months

2/6/2004
Mercury Tied to Irreversible Brain Damage

Study finds prenatal exposure affects children through adolescence

2/5/2004
Toxins Linked to Autism, ADHD

Study says exposure to certain neurodevelopmental toxins can increase risk of disorders

2/4/2004
Give Your Children Great Smiles

Free dental services offered across the nation on Feb. 6

2/3/2004
Sledding Safety

Kids should wear helmets

2/2/2004
Program Keeps Kids Away From TV

Key is finding other things for them to do, study finds

2/2/2004
Detect Vision Problems Early

Some children are more at risk

2/2/2004
Moms' Blues Bad News for Their Kids

Studies find effects of depression trickle down

2/2/2004
FDA to Weigh Wisdom of Antidepressants for Kids

Widely used SSRIs and suicide connection discounted by most

2/1/2004
Big Problems Can Plague Little Eyes

Doctors recommend that even infants get vision tests

1/30/2004
Protecting Against Second Concussions on Playing Field

Study calls for stricter high school athlete return-to-play rules

1/29/2004
Depressed Adolescents Have Altered Brain Structure

Study finds hippocampus is smaller

1/29/2004
Toothbrush Care

Change it every three months

1/28/2004
New Virus Common Cause of Respiratory Infections

Researchers found it in 12% of sick children

1/28/2004
Rubber Ducky, I'm Awfully Sick From You

Kids' bath toys may be reservoirs for infection

1/28/2004
Stroller Safety

Avoid hanging shopping bags over the handles

1/28/2004
Robots in the Operating Room

Doctors' use of camera-guided system in surgery benefits young heart patients

1/27/2004
Out in the Cold

Dress kids in layers

1/23/2004
Healthy Habits Big Part of Home Schooling

Survey finds many parents who teach at home skip sexual health, however

1/22/2004
What Prompts College Kids to Drink?

Study finds they're more influenced by peers than abstinence ads

1/22/2004
Panel: Zoloft and Ilk Safe, Effective in Kids

Says SSRIs aren't likelier to lead to suicide