Misc. Kid's Health News

Date Posted
Article Title
6/18/2002
Antibiotic Overuse in Retreat

Drug-resistant germs still a major menace, experts say

6/17/2002
To an Abused Child, Most Faces Look Angry

Study: They misread expressions that aren't hostile

6/14/2002
Childhood Anxiety Disorder Can Extend Into Adulthood

It takes a combo of therapy and drugs to treat, researchers say

6/14/2002
Kids Have Psychological Problems After Hospital Stay

Study indicates across-the-board difficulties

6/14/2002
Test Can Quickly Identify Substance Abuse in Teens

Study finds one in six has a diagnosable problem

6/14/2002
Don't Let Your Kids Be TV Diners

It increases their viewing time -- and risk of obesity

6/13/2002
Sex Education Flunks, Study Says

Most programs don't work, and some backfire

6/12/2002
Kids With Hearing Loss Have to Work Harder

Research shows classroom sounds may affect their schoolwork

6/12/2002
New Guidelines for Asthma Treatment Contain Some Changes

One finding: Current drugs safe for kids older than 5

6/12/2002
Bad Vibrations

Why the kids may get antsy during car trips

6/9/2002
Protect Your Kids From Sun Danger

One serious burn in childhood increases skin cancer risk

6/6/2002
Breast-Fed Babies Stay Slimmer

Study finds 30 percent reduction in obesity risk by age 3

6/3/2002
Study Faults Laws Barring Tobacco Sales to Minors

Finds that they don't cut smoking rates among teens

6/2/2002
Infant Mortality No Better in U.S. Despite Resources

Study finds similar rates in other English-speaking countries

6/2/2002
Zap Those Allergens

New CD-ROM game aims to help children manage asthma

6/1/2002
Using Soccer to Teach the Message of Safe Sex

Teens learn about HIV/AIDS prevention

5/29/2002
Too Much Noise May Affect Children's Mental Health

Study finds link between environmental noise and kids' attitude and actions

5/29/2002
Check Kids' Eyes Early

Problems can begin from birth

5/26/2002
A Pitch for Preventing Kids' Baseball Injuries

Children can suffer elbow and shoulder injuries if they throw too many pitches

5/20/2002
Soy Formula Tied to Immune Trouble in Mice

Still, experts say it's safe for babies

5/20/2002
Number of Childhood Cancer Survivors Up Dramatically

But more research needed on long-term effects of treatments

5/16/2002
Monkeys Don't All Look Alike to Infants

Babies can discriminate primate faces for months

5/8/2002
When It Comes to Sex, More Girls Are Calling the Shots

Adolescent males are staying virgins longer

5/7/2002
Paxil in Late Pregnancy May Cause Problems

Newborn babies may suffer withdrawal from antidepressant

5/7/2002
Many Asthmatic Kids Not Getting Preventative Treatments

World Asthma Day hopes to heighten ways to combat the disease

5/7/2002
Breast Milk Tied to Higher IQ in Adulthood

Babies nursed longer scored several points better on tests

5/7/2002
Some Minorities Aren't Getting Antibiotic Warnings

Many Asian, Latino parents still expect unnecessary drugs

5/7/2002
Smoke Gets in Kids' Hair

Even parents who light up outdoors expose children to smoke

5/6/2002
A Little Extra Breast-Feeding Goes a Long Way

Two more months can mean two years of lowered infection risk

5/6/2002
Secondhand Smoke Could Spell Second-Rate Smarts for Kids

More evidence mounts against the dangers of tobacco smoke

5/6/2002
Calming Colic

Study finds babies on white grape juice fuss less

5/6/2002
Hepatitis A Much More Prevalent Than Thought

Study figures incidence at 10 times reported rate

5/3/2002
New Hope for Tiny Babies

Hormone therapy aids children who are 'small for gestational age'

4/26/2002
The Low-Down on 'Sugar High'

It's a myth, research finds

4/25/2002
Don't Encourage Overeating

Your child takes cues from you

4/22/2002
Winning Formulas for Healthier Babies

New supplements contain fatty acids key to visual development and processing information

4/19/2002
U.S. Backpedals on Drug-Testing Rule for Kids

Says it will force companies to conduct clinical trials

4/19/2002
Coming Soon: Antibiotic-Resistant Strep?

Physicians concerned about drug-resistant germs

4/18/2002
A Teen Sleeper

Study probes adolescent sleep habits

4/12/2002
Mending Children's Hearts Without Major Surgery

New device lets children go home same day their hearts are patched up

4/11/2002
Toxic Childhoods

Angry, cold families produce sick kids who may become sick adults

4/10/2002
Drug Errors Common in Kids

Study finds the problem is under-reported

4/9/2002
Childhood Cancer Survivors Often Don't Know Details of Treatment

Only 15 percent say they have their medical records, survey says

4/4/2002
Arcade Win = Hearing Loss

Sound levels in video arcades can damage hearing

4/3/2002
Infant Cancer Screening No Panacea

Tests find tumors, but don't cut death rate

4/2/2002
Diarrhea Relief in the Dairy Section

Bacteria in yogurt can cut bout by a day in kids

4/1/2002
Kids' Snoring May Loudly Signal Trouble

Doctors urged to screen for and treat obstructive sleep apnea

4/1/2002
Depressed Teens More Likely to Light Up

An attraction to tobacco ads also fuels the risk they'll become smokers

4/1/2002
Living with Grandma Doesn't Always Work

Kids' behavior problems still show up if mother is a teen

3/28/2002
Sickle Cell Can Take Heavy Toll on Littlest Victims

Disease may cause 'silent' strokes that impair young children's mental development, study says