Misc. Kid's Health News

Date Posted
Article Title
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

3/28/2002
An Hour of Daily TV Primes Teen Violence

Ground-breaking research show longer viewing linked to criminal behavior

3/27/2002
M-m-m-math Anxiety? It's All in the Teaching

Supportive instructors produce eager pupils

3/22/2002
Docs Don't See Eye-to-Eye on LASIK for Kids

Some cautiously recommend it for younger patients; others say it's not right for those under 18

3/19/2002
A Thumb Sucker Cure

If the child doesn't stop on his own

3/15/2002
Ulcer Bug Settles in During Childhood

Study finds it prevalent, especially in blacks

3/15/2002
Just How Common is ADHD?

New study tries to get reliable count on how many kids struggle with developmental condition

3/13/2002
Prediabetes Prevalent Even in Preschoolers

Blood sugar problems found in 25% of obese kids as young as 4

3/13/2002
Drops Work as Well as Patch for Lazy Eye

Study finds they're easier, cheaper, and kids will comply

3/12/2002
Kids Draw the Feel of Pain

Headache pictures can predict which are migraines

3/8/2002
Even the Youngest Face Vision Troubles

Pediatricians urge use of screening system for toddlers and babies before permanent damage is done

3/8/2002
The Latest Poop on Potty Training

Children are staying in diapers longer than kids of past generations

3/8/2002
Colds Riskier for Those With Asthma

They're not more prone to catching them, but need to be wary of complications

3/5/2002
Light Trucks + Kids = Big Risk

Light trucks hold heavy risk for child passengers

3/4/2002
Taller Kids Face Higher Risk of Type I Diabetes

But experts find link too subtle to concern parents

3/4/2002
Don't Monkey Around at a Playground

Some stats on monkey bar injuries

3/4/2002
Minimum Age Sought for Scooters, Skateboards

Pediatricians cite dramatic rise in injuries

2/26/2002
Fluoride May Mottle Children's Teeth

CDC suggests increase in cosmetic condition linked to increased availability of mineral

2/22/2002
Virus Might Be Linked to Childhood Brain Cancer

Common bug may spur malignant medulloblastomas

2/20/2002
Mystery Rashes Have Experts Scratching Their Heads

Unexplained rash strikes kids in seven states across nation

2/19/2002
Brain Size Tied to Depression in Kids

Those with no family history have larger ones

2/19/2002
School Buses Belch Bad Air

Children exposed to high levels of probable carcinogens, two studies claim

2/18/2002
Helping Bed-Wetters Overcome the Habit

Punishment's never the answer, say experts

2/14/2002
Hypoglycemia in Newborns Might Be Linked to Brain Damage

But critic claims animal study doesn't make definitive connection

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