Misc. Kid's Health News

Date Posted
Article Title
6/20/2003
Genes May Govern Risky Behavior in Girls

Genetics seems to be more of a force than for boys

6/20/2003
Nerve Agent Treatment Approved for Children

Also counters insecticide poisoning

6/20/2003
Firearm Safety

Here are risk factors for an accidental shooting

6/19/2003
'Timid' Toddlers Show Later Brain Differences

This may explain why some become prone to anxiety disorder as adults

6/19/2003
Air Bag Safety

Side air bags can be dangerous for kids

6/18/2003
Undiagnosed Celiac Disease Common, Study Finds

Finnish researchers detect it in 1 of 99 children

6/13/2003
Teens Misusing Nicotine-Replacement Products

Even a few nonsmokers claim they have tried patches or gum

6/12/2003
Report: 1990s Were Mostly Kind to Kids

Finds improvement on several health, welfare fronts

6/12/2003
No Life-Changing Experience

Getting a driver's license isn't monumental

6/11/2003
Ham Awry

It can cause you to fail drug test

6/11/2003
Overweight Kids Don't See the Problem

Their parents also don't view the excess weight as a health issue

6/9/2003
Cholesterol Problems Start in Childhood

Study urges better eating habits at an early age

6/8/2003
Childhood Sunburn Can Lead to Skin Cancer Later

Parents need to slather sunscreen on their kids before they head outside

6/5/2003
To Bulk Like a Hulk

Muscle obsession may indicate psychological problems

6/5/2003
Trying a New Food

How to convince your kids

6/3/2003
Study Boosts Case for Booster Seats

Finds 60% cut in crash injuries and almost none from seat belts

6/2/2003
A Parents' Guide to Childhood Hazards

New study details health threats to young children

6/2/2003
New Kids' Respiratory Virus Identified

Human metapneumovirus responsible for significant portion of infections

6/2/2003
Pediatricians Raise Concern About Plastic Softener

Call for more research into exposure to phthalates, a chemical used in kids' toys

5/29/2003
Bacteria Beats Eczema

Early use of probiotics lessens allergic skin disease in children

5/29/2003
Childhood Obesity Often Missed

Can lead to number of health problems down the road, researchers say

5/28/2003
Yes, Video Games Have a Health Benefit

Study: They improve visual perception, ability to multi-task

5/28/2003
Angry Children Hurt Their Heart Health

Hostility in kids can lead to cardiovascular disease, study finds

5/27/2003
Setting an Example by Kicking the Habit

Parents who stop smoking reduce their children's risk of smoking

5/27/2003
Sunburn by Gender

Moms are better at preventing the 'ouch'

5/26/2003
Soccer Safety in Rain

Some tips on avoiding injury while playing on a wet field

5/25/2003
Don't Court a Basketball Injury

A game of hoops can be dangerous to kids

5/23/2003
Dodging Dog Bites

Experts offer tips to avoid getting nipped by man's best friend

5/22/2003
How Infants Say 'Ouch'

Look for specific finger or leg movements

5/19/2003
Farm Kids Less Likely to Have Allergies

Yet another study finds protective effect of rural living

5/19/2003
Lullaby for Trouble

Coaxing your child to sleep isn't a good idea

5/16/2003
School Screening for Asthma, Allergy in Works

Pilot studies find questionnaires are feasible

5/12/2003
Less Time on Patch Corrects 'Lazy Eye'

Study finds two hours a day works as well as six

5/12/2003
A Pitch for Kid-Friendly Baseball

Precautions such as softer balls, face guards can reduce injuries

5/10/2003
Kids Who Lost Parent in 9/11 Attacks Still Suffer

Among young children, separation anxiety and withdrawal was common, study finds

5/8/2003
Depression: A Hidden Childhood Illness

More than 10 percent of kids struggle with the problem

5/8/2003
Changing Schools Tough on Kids

Frequent switches can cause behavioral problems, study finds

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