Misc. Kid's Health News

Date Posted
Article Title
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

2/4/2003
Fright Nights

Night terrors aren't the same as nightmares

2/3/2003
ADHD Drug Prescriptions Vary by ZIP Code

Ritalin given out more in South, Midwest, study says

2/3/2003
Kids With ADHD Suffer More Injuries

They have a higher rate of broken bones, burns, concussions

2/3/2003
Bored Students More Likely to Smoke

Study finds they're more likely to take cigarette promotional items and smoke

2/3/2003
My Child Play With Guns? Never!

Study: Many parents deem kids 'too smart' to touch firearms

2/1/2003
Stuck in the Dorm?

Turn it into your personal gym

1/31/2003
Costumes Make the Stories Stick

Study found dressing up helped children remember tales better

1/30/2003
Do Museums and Miniature Golf Make Kids Healthy?

Ohio researchers say family time at fun places may ward off illness

1/30/2003
Preventing Suicide

Drug lowers risk in people with schizophrenia

1/30/2003
Turning Off TV Shows Won't Deter Teens

They'll just watch the forbidden fare at a friend's home, study says

1/27/2003
Teens Have Tricks for Cutting Back on Booze

Findings may be fodder for improving alcohol-abuse programs

1/24/2003
Eye Problem May Be a Child's Bogeyman

Rare night blindness may cause excessive fear of the dark

1/24/2003
Kids in Single-Parent Homes Have Worse Health

At higher risk for mental illness, substance abuse and suicide

1/23/2003
Study: IVF Babies May Have Eye Cancer Risk

Retinoblastoma study greeted with caution

1/22/2003
Tots Tune Into TV

Even babies can pick up emotional cues from television

1/21/2003
Early Marijuana Use Leads to Later Drug Use

Study says pot-smoking in your teens invites alcoholism, use of harder drugs

1/20/2003
Genetic Link to SIDS Found

Could eventually help identify high-risk babies

1/17/2003
Watch Out for PI

Campaign starts to increase awareness about dangerous childhood disease

1/15/2003
Low-Fat Diet Cuts Sex Hormones in Girls

Long-term effect on breast cancer risk unknown

1/15/2003
Perplexed Over Pimples

Fight acne with rigorous skin care rituals

1/14/2003
More Children Taking Psychiatric Drugs

Conditions include ADHD, depression, anxiety

1/14/2003
More Parents Sharing Beds With Babies

Doctors sharply divided about the dangers, benefits

1/13/2003
Income, Education Don't Always Dictate Teen Obesity

Study finds problem among black girls from different backgrounds

1/12/2003
When a Bump on the Head Is Serious

Tips for parents on how to detect a kid's concussion

1/10/2003
Are Toy Guns All in Good Fun?

Gender and race affect parents' opinions on the subject

1/10/2003
What's Behind Teen Obesity?

Gender and ethnic-racial factors influence weight, study finds

1/10/2003
New Hope for Kids With Bone Cancer

Reconstructed hip working well, Italians report

1/7/2003
Secondhand Smoke Strikes Kids' Lungs

Study says childrens' hospitalizations offer chance for intervention

1/6/2003
Caffeine Tied to Sleepless Students

Study raises questions about presence of soda machines in schools

1/6/2003
Take a Bite Out of Crime: Get the Lead Out

Study finds juvenile delinquents have more of the heavy metal in their bones

1/6/2003
Language a Barrier to Child's Health

Translation errors translate into poor medical care

1/6/2003
Sore Backs at Back of Pack in Backpack Injuries

Study: Kids likelier to get hurt falling over them

1/6/2003
ADHD Drugs Not Tied to Later Substance Abuse

Researchers say Ritalin and kin may actually protect

1/2/2003
Nutritional Quality in Drinks Fizzles as Kids Age

Sodas, fruit-flavored "-ades" replace healthier 100-percent juices, study finds

12/31/2002
Teen 'Extreme Dieting' Linked to Other Risky Acts

Those who excessively diet are more likely to smoke, drink and use marijuana

12/31/2002
Mixing the Right Formula

WonderNet Web site teaches children about science

12/31/2002
Fake Ache

How to tell when your child's tummy ache is for real

12/30/2002
If Cigarettes Are Around, Teens More Likely to Smoke

Easy access boosts risk, research proves

12/28/2002
Acetaminophen, Ibuprofen and Kids

Experts say each has pros and cons when it comes to sick children

12/25/2002
Santa Visits Sick Kids Longer

New research shows hospitalized children' belief lasts a year longer than others'

12/25/2002
Diaper Rash

How to prevent it

12/22/2002
Give Kids a Break During College Break

Keep stress low when they come home for the holidays

12/20/2002
Doctors Using Acupuncture On Children

Needle therapy helps treat chronic pain, nausea and other problems, advocates say

12/20/2002
Biofeedback Aids Kids With ADHD

Therapy holds hope for improvement without medication

12/19/2002
More Teens Struggling With Depression

Experts blame stress of holiday season

12/19/2002
Parents Ignore Heft and Contents of Kids' Backpacks

Study: They weigh students down, and grownups are unaware