Misc. Kid's Health News

Date Posted
Article Title
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

9/22/2001
Spanking Study Sparks Outcry

Conclusions renew debate over whether such punishment harms kids

9/20/2001
Scratch, Scratch, Itch, Itch

Watch for allergy symptoms in kids

9/20/2001
Asthma and School Kids

How to help children cope with the illness

9/20/2001
'Bidis' Are a Bad Idea

Flavored cigarettes are even worse than the real thing

9/19/2001
Head Injuries and Kids

Certain symptoms indicate serious problems

9/19/2001
Are You Ready for Some Football?

Precautions can keep the game safe for kids

9/17/2001
Remember Your Mouthguard

It protects young athlete's teeth

9/17/2001
Don't Spoil That Child

Giving kids too much is unhealthy for children and parents

9/16/2001
School Backpacks Can Be Painful Burden

Experts offer suggestions to avoid the strain

9/14/2001
Helping Kids Get Through a Hospital Stay

Some tips to ease the stress

9/12/2001
Munch a Low-Fat Lunch, Kids

It'll help to keep off the pounds

9/9/2001
Bedtime: The Start of a Great Day at School

Students, even high schoolers, need to sleep nine hours a night