Misc. Kid's Health News

Date Posted
Article Title
1/28/2004
New Virus Common Cause of Respiratory Infections

Researchers found it in 12% of sick children

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

1/22/2004
Oral Piercing

Know the risks involved

1/19/2004
The Sense Behind Security Blankets

They relieve separation anxiety

1/17/2004
Keep Kids Active in Winter

Sedentary is a no-no even if the weather is too cold for outdoor play

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