Misc. Kid's Health News

Date Posted
Article Title
3/16/2003
ATVs Are Not for Everyone

Family fun or dangerous ride?

3/14/2003
Ease of Booze Buying Depends on Neighborhood

Underage, inebriated patrons bypass laws easily in urban, Hispanic areas

3/14/2003
Common Infant Lung Infection Treatments May Not Work

Evidence doesn't support any routine therapies for bronchiolitis

3/13/2003
Cigarette Taxes Alone Won't Snuff Future Smokers

Study finds they only delay teens from picking up the habit

3/13/2003
Family Food

Help your kids avoid weight problems

3/12/2003
Set a Place for Your Teen at the Dinner Table

Family meals promote healthy eating among adolescents, study says

3/11/2003
Passive Smoke Tied to Dental Woes in Kids

Study finds link, but expert sees no association

3/11/2003
Secondhand Smoke Too Much for Kids With Asthma

Even if parents smoke outside the house, it's harmful, research finds

3/11/2003
Kids' Emotional Distress Fuels Self-Doubt

Study finds those who suffer depression or anxiety shortchange themselves

3/10/2003
Boys and Girls Affected by TV Violence

They can grow into aggressive adults

3/6/2003
Heart Disease Prevention Should Start With Tots

New guidelines recommend heart healthy behavior for kids

3/6/2003
When Moms Earn, Kids Learn

Study disputes welfare myth of jobs hurting children

3/6/2003
3/5/2003
For Short Kids, Extra Height Comes at a Cost

Hormone treatment adds inches, but sacrifices bone density

3/5/2003
Sleep Safety for Babies

Infants should sleep face up

3/5/2003
Day Care Dilemma

Clues that proper care may be lacking

3/5/2003
Early to Bed Makes for a Sharper Kid

An extra hour of sleep improves attention, memory

3/4/2003
Gas a Promising Therapy for Sickle Cell Disease

Inhaling nitric oxide can relieve pain, study says

3/4/2003
Children With Immune Problems at Greater Bioterror Risk

Doctors warn that even smallpox vaccine poses threat

3/3/2003
Installing a Safety Seat? It's Not Child's Play

Complicated instructions leave many adults in the dark

2/28/2003
Internet Kids

Make rules for online time

2/27/2003
Self-Absorbed Reject Rejection

Narcissists more likely to be aggressive when spurned

2/26/2003
MMR Vaccine Passes Safety Test

Study finds it doesn't cause immune system overload in children

2/26/2003
Good Dental Habits Start Earlier Than You Think

Parents can set a child's course for healthy teeth in infancy

2/25/2003
Underage and 'Excessive' Drinking Take Heavy Toll

These groups account for half of all alcohol consumption

2/25/2003
Pressure Can Push Female Collegians Over the Edge

Suicide risk greater for those with demanding parents

2/25/2003
Drug Helps Kids In Heart Surgery

Milrinone safe, effective for children, study says

2/24/2003
Remedial Program Offers Hope for Dyslexics

It boosted brain activity in 20 children

2/24/2003
Eating Disorders Not Always Obvious

Parents should learn to recognize early warning signs

2/24/2003
An Anorexic's Story

The life, and death, of a teenager who couldn't stop dieting

2/22/2003
No Orphanage is a Good Orphanage

Kids suffer long-term developmental problems, study says

2/20/2003
Cradle Cap

It's caused by excessive skin oiliness

2/20/2003
Fix Flat Feet Sooner Rather Than Later

Correcting problem in childhood prevents more trouble in adulthood

2/20/2003
Fruits in Childhood Bear Health Fruits Later

Study finds those who eat a lot lower cancer risk

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