Misc. Kid's Health News

Date Posted
Article Title
3/8/2002
Colds Riskier for Those With Asthma

They're not more prone to catching them, but need to be wary of complications

3/5/2002
Light Trucks + Kids = Big Risk

Light trucks hold heavy risk for child passengers

3/4/2002
Taller Kids Face Higher Risk of Type I Diabetes

But experts find link too subtle to concern parents

3/4/2002
Don't Monkey Around at a Playground

Some stats on monkey bar injuries

3/4/2002
Minimum Age Sought for Scooters, Skateboards

Pediatricians cite dramatic rise in injuries

2/26/2002
Fluoride May Mottle Children's Teeth

CDC suggests increase in cosmetic condition linked to increased availability of mineral

2/22/2002
Virus Might Be Linked to Childhood Brain Cancer

Common bug may spur malignant medulloblastomas

2/20/2002
Mystery Rashes Have Experts Scratching Their Heads

Unexplained rash strikes kids in seven states across nation

2/19/2002
Brain Size Tied to Depression in Kids

Those with no family history have larger ones

2/19/2002
School Buses Belch Bad Air

Children exposed to high levels of probable carcinogens, two studies claim

2/18/2002
Helping Bed-Wetters Overcome the Habit

Punishment's never the answer, say experts

2/14/2002
Hypoglycemia in Newborns Might Be Linked to Brain Damage

But critic claims animal study doesn't make definitive connection

2/14/2002
The Movies Made Me Do It

Children who watch R-rated films more likely to try smoking, drinking

2/14/2002
U.S. Measles Cases Continue to Plunge

Fewer than 100 cases in 2000; vaccine coverage cited

2/4/2002
Baby Fat Predicts Childhood Obesity

Too much weight gain in early infancy may spell trouble in childhood

2/1/2002
Bad Vibrations

Video-game joysticks can damage youngsters' hands, researchers say

1/31/2002
Athletic Kids in Polluted Areas More Asthma-Prone

Study finds them three times likelier to get condition

1/31/2002
Whooping Cough Makes a Comeback

U.S. finds more cases in adolescents and adults

1/31/2002
1/24/2002
Early Stem Cell Therapy Cures 'Bubble Boy' Disease

Transplant in first month of life nearly guarantees survival

1/23/2002
Childhood Cancer Exposes a Weak Spot

Brain tumor molecule may be target for better treatment

1/22/2002
Rubella on the Run

Report says disease nearly eradicated in United States, but pockets remain

1/22/2002
Doctors Ignore Infection Risk for Uncircumcised Babies

Survey finds them less likely to run urine test on fevered infant

1/17/2002
Lyme Disease Cases Hit Record High in 2000

CDC finds 8% increase over 1999

1/16/2002
Preemie Growth Study Finds a Few Surprises

They struggle in school but stay out of trouble, says long-running study

1/15/2002
Daycare Checklist Should Include Kleenex

But many centers forget to stock tissues

1/9/2002
Giggle Incontinence

It's no laughing matter for your child

1/7/2002
Immune System Gene Tied to ADHD

Study marks first time body's protection system linked to disorder

1/7/2002
Sharing a Womb Can Flatten Skull

Risk greater for twin on the bottom

1/7/2002
Feds Seek Spurt in Use of New Growth Charts

Old formulas still used despite update

1/4/2002
Smoking Moms Raise Diabetes Risk for Kids

Habit may alter fetal metabolism for life

12/18/2001
A Cordless Child

Should parents sterilize umbilical stump?

11/30/2001
Mitten Warning

Avoid putting them on newborns

11/23/2001
Bipolar Disorder Hits the Youngest the Hardest

Number of children affected may be 'vastly' underestimated, experts contend

11/20/2001
This Will Sleigh You

Risk factors for sledding accidents

11/12/2001
Get Serious About Play Time

Free-form fun is vital to a child's intellectual development, experts say

11/5/2001
Kids Soon May Need Own Seats on Planes

FAA intends to require safety seats, too

11/2/2001
Don't Give Kids a Break

Good equipment, dose of caution keep sports accidents at bay

10/29/2001
Obese Kids Show Signs of Artery Damage

French study finds indications of cardiovascular problems in severely overweight children and adolescents.

10/27/2001
Halloween Hazards Can Spook Parents

The trick is to provide close supervision of your kids, say experts

10/22/2001
Downsize School Lunch Entrees

That might prompt kids to eat more fruits, vegetables, study finds

10/20/2001
Kids Need the Halloween Tradition

In wake of terrorist attacks, parents should keep things light

10/13/2001
The Young and the Anxious

For today's kids, stress is an unwanted companion

10/13/2001
Playing It Safe

Most people who play sports say they've been hurt, but some injuries are preventable

10/7/2001
The Blame Game

Experts debate the media's role in influencing teen attitudes on sex

10/3/2001
No Kidding around Pools

Steps to prevent young ones from drowning

9/30/2001
A Walk on the Safe Side

'Walk to School Day' to promote pedestrian safety, fitness

9/28/2001
Make Sure Kids Get Exercise

To make them healthy and wise

9/27/2001
Help for Bed Wetters

Problem more common than many realize

9/26/2001
Poison Prevention

Household products can harm kids