Misc. Kid's Health News

Date Posted
Article Title
5/8/2003
Depression: A Hidden Childhood Illness

More than 10 percent of kids struggle with the problem

5/7/2003
Home Not Always a Safe Haven for Children

It's the single most common location for injuries, study finds

5/6/2003
U.S. Again Misses Top Tier on Global Nurture List

For fourth year, U.S. ranks 11th on Mothers' report card

5/5/2003
Doctors Urged to Fight Dental Decay in Babies

Pediatricians should take action before a child has a first tooth

5/5/2003
Fruit Juice a Two-Edged Sword for Kids

Study finds obese children drink 65 percent more

5/5/2003
Eye Care for Kids Comes Down to Dollars and Cents

Racial, economic disparities found in children's vision care

5/5/2003
Violent Lyrics Beget Violent Thoughts and Feelings

Study is one of the first to assess song lyrics' impact

4/30/2003
Tackling Pneumonia Proving Tricky

Vaccine prevents severe infections but doesn't block all forms of disease

4/29/2003
Young People Skipping Sunscreen

Going for the tan despite the cancer risks

4/29/2003
Fever Takes a Bath

How to bring down a child's temperature

4/28/2003
The Gender Gape

How a father's second marriage affects kids

4/25/2003
Day Care Won't Protect Kids if Mom Has Asthma

Study finds mother's history a strong predictor

4/23/2003
Study Gets Handle on Deadly Heart Condition in Kids

Survey reports incidence of cardiomyopathy higher in boys, blacks

4/22/2003
Uneven Tanning Laws

Most places don't limit youth access to indoor salons, study finds

4/21/2003
Will the Tooth Fairy Don a Lab Coat?

Pulp of baby teeth a reservoir of stem cells

4/21/2003
Fit Health Into Your Lifestyle

Tips on squeezing exercise and a healthy diet into busy schedule

4/20/2003
Play It Safe

Simple precautions can prevent injuries to young athletes

4/19/2003
Don't Let That Skateboard Land You in the ER

Tips to avoid the falls that can cause a host of hurts

4/17/2003
Gene Behind Premature Aging Syndrome Found

Provides starting point for screening and treatment, researchers say

4/16/2003
Mental Illness Strikes Babies, Too

But their plight is getting more attention

4/15/2003
Scooter Safety

Do's and don'ts for scooter riders

4/15/2003
Bullies More Dangerous Than You Think

They and their victims more likely to engage in other violent behavior

4/14/2003
Prom Night

Ensure your kids know how to party safely

4/12/2003
Keeping Kids' Hands Out of the Fire

Tips to protect your children from kitchen burns

4/11/2003
Stay Safe With Spring and Summer Sports

Experts offer tips for children as they hit the playing fields

4/11/2003
Morning Blues

How to get your teen moving in the AM

4/9/2003
Throat Clearing May Be Sign of Asthma in Kids

Greek study finds symptom common in many undiagnosed cases

4/9/2003
Thermometer Readings

Mercury thermometers are more reliable than high-tech types

4/8/2003
The Kids' Stereos Are Alright

Devices don't cause hearing loss, but repeated ear infections can

4/8/2003
Obese Kids as Unhappy as Those With Cancer

But researchers aren't sure if excess fat causes misery, or vice versa

4/7/2003
Confusion Leads to Underuse of Booster Seats

Many parents think their children are too big

4/7/2003
Childhood Obesity Linked to Depression

It affects boys as well as girls

4/7/2003
Babies Need More Vitamin D

Pediatric group changes recommendation due to increase in rickets

4/7/2003
Toilet Training Goes Faster If Time is Right

Study finds little benefit in starting before 27 months

4/6/2003
A Mound of Advice for Youthful Batters

Spring baseball means a host of safety steps

4/5/2003
CT Scans for Kids: Not Every Bump Warrants an X-ray

Physicians should keep radiation dose low for young patients

4/4/2003
Kids at Greatest Risk in SUV Rollovers

More likely to suffer death or injury than in car rollovers

4/3/2003
No Broccoli, Mom!

Some ideas for getting kids to eat vegetables

4/2/2003
Family Meals

They're usually more nutritious than dinner-for-one

4/2/2003
Study Acquits Peanuts in Allergic Reaction

Finds condition stems from abnormal immune response

4/1/2003
Low Mercury Levels Found in Most Women and Children

But 8 percent of women have potentially dangerous levels

3/31/2003
Antibiotic Use Report Sees Cloud Amid Silver Lining

Fewer prescribed overall, but some powerful ones overused

3/30/2003
Playgrounds Not Always Safe

Inspect these areas for dangers to children, experts say

3/28/2003
Headaches a Warning Sign for High School Athletes

Players often return to sports too soon after concussion, study finds

3/28/2003
Be Careful With Kids' Meds

Pamphlet offers safety advice for parents

3/28/2003
Stressed-Out Teens

Ways to ease the tension

3/27/2003
Deter Dental Decay

Have sealants applied to your kids' teeth

3/26/2003
Fruit Juice Overload

Too much juice can lead to obesity, digestive problems

3/25/2003
Pot Use in Pregnancy May Dull Baby's Brain

Rat study finds cognitive and memory problems in long haul

3/25/2003
Cast Removal

A guide for taking off plaster casts