Misc. Kid's Health News

Date Posted
Article Title
6/6/2002
Breast-Fed Babies Stay Slimmer

Study finds 30 percent reduction in obesity risk by age 3

6/3/2002
Study Faults Laws Barring Tobacco Sales to Minors

Finds that they don't cut smoking rates among teens

6/2/2002
Infant Mortality No Better in U.S. Despite Resources

Study finds similar rates in other English-speaking countries

6/2/2002
Zap Those Allergens

New CD-ROM game aims to help children manage asthma

6/1/2002
Using Soccer to Teach the Message of Safe Sex

Teens learn about HIV/AIDS prevention

5/29/2002
Too Much Noise May Affect Children's Mental Health

Study finds link between environmental noise and kids' attitude and actions

5/29/2002
Check Kids' Eyes Early

Problems can begin from birth

5/26/2002
A Pitch for Preventing Kids' Baseball Injuries

Children can suffer elbow and shoulder injuries if they throw too many pitches

5/20/2002
Soy Formula Tied to Immune Trouble in Mice

Still, experts say it's safe for babies

5/20/2002
Number of Childhood Cancer Survivors Up Dramatically

But more research needed on long-term effects of treatments

5/16/2002
Monkeys Don't All Look Alike to Infants

Babies can discriminate primate faces for months

5/8/2002
When It Comes to Sex, More Girls Are Calling the Shots

Adolescent males are staying virgins longer

5/7/2002
Paxil in Late Pregnancy May Cause Problems

Newborn babies may suffer withdrawal from antidepressant

5/7/2002
Many Asthmatic Kids Not Getting Preventative Treatments

World Asthma Day hopes to heighten ways to combat the disease

5/7/2002
Breast Milk Tied to Higher IQ in Adulthood

Babies nursed longer scored several points better on tests

5/7/2002
Some Minorities Aren't Getting Antibiotic Warnings

Many Asian, Latino parents still expect unnecessary drugs

5/7/2002
Smoke Gets in Kids' Hair

Even parents who light up outdoors expose children to smoke

5/6/2002
A Little Extra Breast-Feeding Goes a Long Way

Two more months can mean two years of lowered infection risk

5/6/2002
Secondhand Smoke Could Spell Second-Rate Smarts for Kids

More evidence mounts against the dangers of tobacco smoke

5/6/2002
Calming Colic

Study finds babies on white grape juice fuss less

5/6/2002
Hepatitis A Much More Prevalent Than Thought

Study figures incidence at 10 times reported rate

5/3/2002
New Hope for Tiny Babies

Hormone therapy aids children who are 'small for gestational age'

4/26/2002
The Low-Down on 'Sugar High'

It's a myth, research finds

4/25/2002
Don't Encourage Overeating

Your child takes cues from you

4/22/2002
Winning Formulas for Healthier Babies

New supplements contain fatty acids key to visual development and processing information

4/19/2002
U.S. Backpedals on Drug-Testing Rule for Kids

Says it will force companies to conduct clinical trials

4/19/2002
Coming Soon: Antibiotic-Resistant Strep?

Physicians concerned about drug-resistant germs

4/18/2002
A Teen Sleeper

Study probes adolescent sleep habits

4/12/2002
Mending Children's Hearts Without Major Surgery

New device lets children go home same day their hearts are patched up

4/11/2002
Toxic Childhoods

Angry, cold families produce sick kids who may become sick adults

4/10/2002
Drug Errors Common in Kids

Study finds the problem is under-reported

4/9/2002
Childhood Cancer Survivors Often Don't Know Details of Treatment

Only 15 percent say they have their medical records, survey says

4/4/2002
Arcade Win = Hearing Loss

Sound levels in video arcades can damage hearing

4/3/2002
Infant Cancer Screening No Panacea

Tests find tumors, but don't cut death rate

4/2/2002
Diarrhea Relief in the Dairy Section

Bacteria in yogurt can cut bout by a day in kids

4/1/2002
Kids' Snoring May Loudly Signal Trouble

Doctors urged to screen for and treat obstructive sleep apnea

4/1/2002
Depressed Teens More Likely to Light Up

An attraction to tobacco ads also fuels the risk they'll become smokers

4/1/2002
Living with Grandma Doesn't Always Work

Kids' behavior problems still show up if mother is a teen

3/28/2002
Sickle Cell Can Take Heavy Toll on Littlest Victims

Disease may cause 'silent' strokes that impair young children's mental development, study says

3/28/2002
An Hour of Daily TV Primes Teen Violence

Ground-breaking research show longer viewing linked to criminal behavior

3/27/2002
M-m-m-math Anxiety? It's All in the Teaching

Supportive instructors produce eager pupils

3/22/2002
Docs Don't See Eye-to-Eye on LASIK for Kids

Some cautiously recommend it for younger patients; others say it's not right for those under 18

3/19/2002
A Thumb Sucker Cure

If the child doesn't stop on his own

3/15/2002
Ulcer Bug Settles in During Childhood

Study finds it prevalent, especially in blacks

3/15/2002
Just How Common is ADHD?

New study tries to get reliable count on how many kids struggle with developmental condition

3/13/2002
Prediabetes Prevalent Even in Preschoolers

Blood sugar problems found in 25% of obese kids as young as 4

3/13/2002
Drops Work as Well as Patch for Lazy Eye

Study finds they're easier, cheaper, and kids will comply

3/12/2002
Kids Draw the Feel of Pain

Headache pictures can predict which are migraines

3/8/2002
Even the Youngest Face Vision Troubles

Pediatricians urge use of screening system for toddlers and babies before permanent damage is done

3/8/2002
The Latest Poop on Potty Training

Children are staying in diapers longer than kids of past generations