Misc. Kid's Health News

Date Posted
Article Title
9/9/2002
Teens Have Questions, You Need Answers

Physicians' groups can help

9/7/2002
Don't Have a Beef With Your Teens

New research says vegetarian diets can be OK for growing youths

9/6/2002
Indoor Air Quality Fails In Schools

Half of nation's schools have air-quality issues

9/5/2002
Mom's the Key to Cats Curbing Asthma in Kids

New research adds a caveat: If mother has history of wheezing, kid's risk is also high

9/4/2002
Teen Girls and Exercise? Not!

Study finds sharp dropoff in activity between elementary school and late adolescence.

9/4/2002
Drowning Risks Go With Pool Ownership

Simple precautions can prevent child deaths

9/3/2002
Pediatricians Urge Schools to Nix 'No Nit' Policies

Head lice shouldn't force healthy kids to stay home

9/3/2002
Kids' TV Viewing Habits Tied to Smoking Habits Later

Risk rises sixfold when they watch 5 hours a day

9/1/2002
Medications Are Not Kids' Play

Safety tips for children's over-the-counter medicines

9/1/2002
Sleep Apnea Steals More Than Sound Slumber From Kids

Condition also leads to problems with learning and attention

8/30/2002
Many Ingredients Make a Happy Kid

Well-adjusted teens result of many influences

8/30/2002
Kids Too Sweet on Soft Drinks

That's leading to some unhealthy eating habits

8/29/2002
Babies Don't Talk Out of Both Sides of Their Mouths

Study finds babbling is more than gibberish

8/28/2002
Glucowatch Gets OK for Diabetic Children

Device constantly checks blood sugar levels

8/27/2002
Hair of the Dog May Prevent Allergies

Early exposure to pets may shield kids throughout life

8/26/2002
Shy Kids May Be Hiding Something More Serious

Many children suffer from social anxiety disorder

8/26/2002
Why Kids Smoke

Researchers cite depression, susceptibility to advertising

8/24/2002
Getting a Jump on Trampoline Safety

As sales surge, so do injuries, and experts warn that kids are most at risk

8/23/2002
Ecstasy Is Anything But

Club drug is a popular coping strategy of the lonely, study finds

8/23/2002
Girls With Attention-Deficit Disorder Need Attention

They suffer more social ills, but don't get diagnosed as often as boys, survey finds

8/23/2002
No Bones About It -- Milk Helps Kids' Growth

Poorer bone health, reduced height, higher obesity rates found in those who avoid it

8/22/2002
Ear Thermometers Not So Hot

If accuracy is needed, rectal thermometers are still the best for kids, study says

8/22/2002
We Will Be What We Eat

Overweight children more likely to be overweight adults

8/20/2002
Don't Pooh Pooh Kids' Pain

If a child complains, feel his/her pain

8/19/2002
Don't Let Worms Dog You

Parasites can migrate from pets to people

8/16/2002
Smoking During Pregnancy Increases Kid's Asthma Risk

Variation of enzyme makes some children especially vulnerable to breathing problems

8/15/2002
Laser Treatment for Birthmark No Better Than No Treatment

And it could actually increase risk of skin atrophy, British research contends

8/15/2002
Getting Kids to Walk to School Still an Uphill Battle

And that's contributing to the obesity problem among U.S. children

8/14/2002
Bed-Sharing Not Harmful for Kids

Study finds the habit makes little difference a child's development

8/14/2002
The Truth About Child Sexual Abuse

Some common misconceptions

8/14/2002
Hey, Wassup Doc?

Successful teen-doctor relationship depends on time and trust

8/13/2002
Get Early Start on Kids' Dental Care

The time to begin is before the first teeth come in, expert says

8/12/2002
Deciphering Leukemia in Children with Down Syndrome

Gene defect causes disease in Down kids, study says

8/12/2002
Asthma In Kids Can Be Controlled

Expert says ways to manage it are at fingertips, but often not used

8/11/2002
Backpacks Stress the Spine

Study finds book bags can cause back and neck pain in kids

8/10/2002
Keeping Kids Kinetic

Home exercise tips for your children

8/9/2002
Dirt and Dust Arm You Against Allergies

Cleanliness, antibiotics may cheat developing immune system, study says

8/8/2002
Minimizing the Pain of 'Back to School'

Backpacks can cause injuries; here are some safety tips

8/8/2002
Toddlers Can Learn Foreign Tongues

Study finds they can distinguish language patterns

8/8/2002
Child Vaccines in Short Supply

Despite promotions to have kids vaccinated

8/7/2002
Shaping Up Kids' Eating Habits

Middle schoolers need constant reminders and support, study says

8/6/2002
Does Your Child Have an Ear Infection?

Parents need to watch for symptoms

8/6/2002
Vision Problems Affect Many Preschoolers

Early detection and treatment of eye conditions can save sight

8/6/2002
Stuttering Tied to Brain Abnormality

German discovery won't change treatment for now, experts say

8/3/2002
Add Seeing to Reading and Writing

Group says children should have eye exam before start of school

8/2/2002
Genetic Link Found in Some Violent Men

Study finds gene variant coupled with childhood abuse can make the difference

7/31/2002
New Class of Antipsychotic Drug Helps Severe Autism

Risperidone eases form of disease marked by tantrums, self-harm

7/31/2002
Vaccine Effort to Target Adolescents, Older Minorities

Officials call teens the 'orphans' of immunization program

7/30/2002
New U.S. Health Insurance Booklet is Bilingual

Offers information on Medicaid in both Spanish and English

7/26/2002
Injuries Top Kids' Medicaid Bills

Falls, burns, poisonings lead the list, Johns Hopkins study says