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Testing Of Drugs For Children


A program encouraging pediatric testing of drugs approved only for adults has helped improve the safety of medicating youngsters, a government study says. Read the story and comments from a Harvard physician.
Source: www.intelihealth.com/IH/ihtIH/EMIHC251/333/33000/368454.html?d=dmtICNNews

Some Seek Preschool Nuke Evacuation Plans


If an accident or terrorist attack at a nuclear power plant required an evacuation, plans already exist to get school children and nursing home residents out of harm's way.
Source: www.intelihealth.com/IH/ihtIH/EMIHC251/29785/32212/367946.html?d=dmtICNNews

Study Examines Tympanostomy Tubes


American Academy of Pediatrics -- Infants and toddlers who have persistent middle-ear fluid, and do not receive tympanostomy tubes (fluid drainage and ventilation tubes), appear to develop at the same rate as children who do receive them, according to the study "Otitis Media and Tympanostomy Tube Insertion During the First Three Years of Life."
Source: www.intelihealth.com/IH/ihtIH/EMIHC251/333/28043/367766.html?d=dmtICNNews

Eye Problems Can Make School A Struggle


Adam Schunke used to think he was just dumb. Schoolwork that came easily to his friends was a monumental struggle for him. He loved making up creative stories in his head, but he hated reading and writing.
Source: www.intelihealth.com/IH/ihtIH/EMIHC251/333/7228/369293.html?d=dmtICNNews

About Recipes for Kids With Cystic Fibrosis


These high-calorie recipes are especially for kids with cystic fibrosis (CF). Kids with CF may need additional calories to meet their nutritional needs. Check out these delicious recipes.
Source: www.kidshealth.org/parent/recipes/cf_recipes/about_cf_recipes.html

Brain Growth Pattern in Infants Yields Clues About Autism


Children who experience abnormal increases in head circumference (a reflection of brain growth) during the first year of life may be at increased risk for developing autism, say researchers from the University of California in San Diego.
Source: www.kidshealth.org/research/infant_brain_growth_autism.html

Most States Deny Having Unsafe Schools


William Craigo cannot think of a single violent crime, let alone a pattern of dangerous behavior, at his west Texas school in eight years as principal. Yet there it is on the list: Terrace Hills Middle School of El Paso, one of six campuses out of 7,734 in Texas to be deemed persistently dangerous by the state. Under new federal law, that means every student at the school must be offered a transfer elsewhere in the district.
Source: www.intelihealth.com/IH/ihtIH/EMIHC251/333/8895/369685.html?d=dmtICNNews

Household Safety Checklists


A house is an exciting place for infants and small children, who love to explore but aren't aware of the potential dangers. Learn how to protect your child from household dangers by using our handy checklist.
Source: www.kidshealth.org/parent/firstaid_safe/home/household_checklist.html

Cellulitis


Cellulitis is a spreading skin infection that can affect any area of the body, but it is most common on the face or lower legs. Find out more about this infection by reading this article for parents.
Source: www.kidshealth.org/parent/infections/bacterial_viral/cellulitis.html

Obesity and Psychological Problems in Kids


Many health professionals suspect that overweight and obese children are at increased risk for psychiatric problems. Researchers from Duke University School of Medicine in Durham, North Carolina, and Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia, studied the prevalence of psychiatric problems in obese and overweight youth.
Source: www.kidshealth.org/research/obesity_psychological_problems.html

Booster Seats Prevent Injuries and Save Lives


If your child has outgrown a child safety seat, you may think he or she is ready for a seatbelt. But many health organizations advocate the use of belt-positioning booster seats and more than a dozen state legislatures have ratified laws that require booster seats for children between 4 and 8 years of age. Are booster seats necessary?
Source: www.kidshealth.org/research/booster_save.html

Farm Children at Risk for Tractor Injuries


Tractors are dangerous and are a leading cause of fatal injuries among children who live on farms. Researchers from Queen's University in Kingston, Ontario, and Marshfield Clinic Research Foundation in Marshfield, Wisconsin, studied parent understanding and use of guidelines for child tractor work.
Source: www.kidshealth.org/research/tractor_risk.html

Campylobacter Infections


The main symptoms of Campylobacter infection are fever, crampy abdominal pain, and diarrhea that is generally mild, but may also be severe.
Source: www.kidshealth.org/parent/infections/bacterial_viral/campylobacter.html

Kindergarten party raided


When the police in Auckland, New Zealand were called to shut down a loud party last Friday, they probably expected that the party-goers would be a bunch of kids. What they probably didn't expect is that the kids would all be about five years old. But that is exactly what they found when they responded to a complaint made by what can only be described as a cranky neighbor.

The One Tree Hill Kindergarten was in the midst of their annual disco party, rocking out to Bob the Builder and the Chicken Dance when noise control officials arrived on the scene around 6:30 pm. Teacher Jenny Skerritt said the officials seemed a bit "red faced" as they ordered them to turn it down or shut it down. "I don't think it was that ragey, but it's all a matter of perspective I guess," she said.

Perspective, indeed. The babies sleeping in the very next room obviously didn't think it was too loud. Nevertheless, they turned the music down and continued with their party. And just for kicks, they plan to frame that noise abatement notice for all to see. Source: www.parentdish.com/2008/08/20/kindergarten-party-raided/?icid=200100397x1208030648x1200436445

Overweight and Obesity


The number of overweight and obese kids is growing at a phenomenal rate. Read on to find out how you can help to overcome overweight and obesity in your own children.
Source: www.kidshealth.org/parent/medical/endocrine/overweight_obesity.html

Gastrointestinal Infections and Diarrhea


Gastrointestinal infections usually cause diarrhea, but they can also cause other symptoms. Does your child have a gastrointestinal infection, and how should it be treated?
Source: www.kidshealth.org/parent/medical/digestive/gastrointestinal.html

Sweat Test


Is your child scheduled to have a sweat test? Find out how this test is performed and how it's used to diagnose cystic fibrosis.
Source: www.kidshealth.org/parent/general/sick/sweat_test.html

Taking Your Preemie Home


If you're anxious about caring for your preemie at home, try to relax. With some preparation and planning, you will be ready. Learn more about getting ready to bring your baby home.
Source: www.kidshealth.org/parent/pregnancy_newborn/medical_care/preemie_home.html

Cochlear Implants Increase the Risk of Bacterial Meningitis


In 2002, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration received anecdotal reports that people who had received cochlear implants were developing bacterial meningitis infections. Researchers at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention looked at the risk of meningitis among children with cochlear implants.
Source: www.kidshealth.org/research/cochlear_meningitis.html

Popsicles


Ah, the pleasure of popsicles! What other summer snack is as portable and perfect?
Source: www.kidshealth.org/kid/misc/popsicles.html

I Scream, You Scream


We all scream ... from ice-cream headaches. But why? For answers, a medical doctor and his 8th-grade co-researcher turned to the experts -- 145 middle school students. The answer to their tooth-jarring research might bowl you over.
Source: my.webmd.com/content/article/57/66043
 

Sports Physicals


If you play team sports, you may have had a sports physical. A sports physical is a visit to the doctor to make sure you're in good enough shape to play the sport you want to play.
Source: www.kidshealth.org/kid/stay_healthy/fit/sports_physicals.html

Celiac Disease More Prevalent Than Once Thought


Celiac disease is a dietary sensitivity to a protein called gluten, found in several grains including wheat, rye, and barley. Researchers from Finland conducted a large study to examine the prevalence of celiac disease in children.
Source: www.kidshealth.org/research/celiac_disease_prevalence.html

Chronic Childhood Migraines Reduce Quality of Life for Kids


Up to 10% of children between 5 and 15 experience migraine headaches. Migraines can be painful and debilitating, leading to school absences and academic and physical performance problems. Researchers from the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine in Ohio studied the effect of migraines on children's quality of life.
Source: www.kidshealth.org/research/migraines_lifequality.html

Best, Worst Snacks For Kids Listed


While children need to exercise to keep their waistlines trim, schools could do their part by offering healthier snacks in school in place of junk food and sodas, activists say.
Source: www.intelihealth.com/IH/ihtIH/EMIHC251/333/28918/369298.html?d=dmtICNNews

Does Your Child's Bike Helmet Pass the Fit Test?


Even if your child always wears a helmet while biking, skating, or skateboarding, he or she might still be at risk for head injuries because of poor helmet fit. Researchers from Falmouth, Massachusetts, examined the condition and fit of children's bicycle helmets during well-child visits.
Source: www.kidshealth.org/research/hemet_fit.html

Your Child's Immunization


This article for parents includes a description of each of the vaccines recommended for children, plus a handy immunization schedule that you can use to make sure your children have all of their vaccinations on time.
Source: www.kidshealth.org/parent/general/body/vaccine.html

The Truth About Temper Tantrums


Temper tantrums range from whining and crying to screaming, kicking, hitting, and breath holding. They are equally common in boys and girls and usually occur from age 1 to 3. Get the facts on temper tantrums in this article for parents.
Source: www.kidshealth.org/parent/emotions/behavior/tantrums.html

Monkeypox, Pet Infections, and Your Family


It's likely you've heard of monkeypox - the strangely named disease that recently arrived in the United States. But, despite recent news, the disease is extremely rare. From rabies to ringworm, all sorts of infections can be spread from all kinds of pets - and you can help prevent them.
Source: /www.kidshealth.org/breaking_news/monkeypox.html

Child Leukemia Study Focuses On Long Term


Survivors of the most common form of childhood leukemia should be considered cured if they live for 10 years without a relapse, new research concludes.
Source: www.intelihealth.com/IH/ihtIH/EMIHC251/333/8895/368073.html?d=dmtICNNews

Study Links Preschool Snoring, Asthma, And Nighttime Cough


Preschool-age children who regularly snore have a higher prevalence of asthma and nighttime cough than children who do not snore, says a study published in the August issue of CHEST, the peer-reviewed journal of the American College of Chest Physicians (ACCP). The study found that preschool children who snored were twice as likely as nonsnorers to have either asthma or nighttime cough, and that children who snored were more likely than nonsnorers to have coexisting asthma and nighttime cough.
Source: http://www.intelihealth.com/IH/ihtIH/EMIHC251/29785/32212/367986.html?d=dmtICNNews

Play The Fat Away: Running, Jumping -- Just About Anything That Isn't Sitting -- Helps Keep Children Healthy



Lisa Lavine makes a concerted effort to keep her 17-month-old son active. The Sherman Oaks resident limits the amount of TV that Owen watches. She also takes him to Gymboree, where he climbs on slides and moves to music.
Source: www.intelihealth.com/IH/ihtIH/EMIHC251/333/21344/367903.html?d=dmtICNNews

Your Child's Sleep


All about sleep behaviors, problems, cosleeping, and much more.
Source: www.kidshealth.org/parent/general/index.html

Children of Abused Parents Have More Behavior Problems


Children who witness their mothers being abused can experience a variety of behavior problems, including anxiety, withdrawal, depression, and aggression, say researchers from the University of Texas-Houston Medical School.
Source: www.kidshealth.org/research/abused_parents.html

Positional Plagiocephaly (Flattened Head)


Have you noticed that your baby is developing a persistent flat spot on his head? It could be a sign of positional plagiocephaly, a treatable condition that's usually caused when your baby is put to sleep in the same position repeatedly.
Source: www.kidshealth.org/parent/growth/sleep/positional_plagiocephaly.html

 Neonatal Infections


When parents have a new baby, the last thing they want to think about is an illness that delays the infant's discharge from the hospital or requires readmission. Sometimes, however, young infants come down with infections that require additional tests and treatment.
Source: www.kidshealth.org/parent/infections/common/neonatal_infections.html

Drinking Lots of Sugary Beverages Puts Kids at Higher Risk for Dental Decay


Do you insist your child brush with fluoride toothpaste and have regular dental checkups? Even if your child has good oral hygiene, he or she could be doing major dental damage by regularly drinking soda pop, powdered beverages, or 100% juice.
Source: www.kidshealth.org/research/sugary_drinks.html

How Many Kids Walk and Bike to School?


Recently, a panel of health experts recommended that kids get at least 60 minutes of moderate intensity physical activity daily. One way your child can add to his or her daily exercise is by walking or biking to school. But how many kids and teens take to the streets before and after school?
Source: www.kidshealth.org/research/walk_school.html

Taking the Bite Out of Bruxism


Bruxism means to grind your teeth or clench your jaw, and it usually happens without you even knowing you're doing it! Find out more about how bruxism affects kids.
Source: www.kidshealth.org/kid/health_problems/teeth/bruxism.html

Retinoblastoma Survivors Face Increased Risk Of A Second Cancer


Children with an inherited risk of developing retinoblastoma, and who have been treated for the disease, are more likely to develop another cancer later in life than retinoblasoma survivors without such a hereditary risk, according to Danish researchers.
Source: www.intelihealth.com/IH/ihtIH/EMIHC251/333/8895/369680.html?d=dmtICNNews

Figuring Out Food Labels


The food label on a food package is a lot like the table of contents in a book - it tells you exactly what the food contains. Read our article for kids for more about food labels.
Source: www.kidshealth.org/kid/stay_healthy/food/labels.html

Playing It Safe With Sports Safety


The biggest reason to be safe when you play is because it helps prevent injuries to you and to other players. Learn all about sports safety in this article for kids.
Source: www.kidshealth.org/kid/watch/out/sport_safety.html

The Story on Stress


Stress happens when you are worried or uncomfortable about something. You may feel angry, frustrated, scared, or afraid. Our article for kids will help you manage stress.
Source: www.kidshealth.org/kid/feeling/emotion/stress.html

Bipolar Disorder


Someone who has bipolar disorder goes back and forth between feeling full of energy and ideas to feeling very low. Read more about it in this article for kids.
Source:www.kidshealth.org/kid/health_problems/learning_problem/bipolar_disorder.html

Stick Out Your Tongue and Say Aah!


Your tongue: you taste with it, talk with it, and sometimes even stick it out! Now you can read about it in an article for kids.
Source: www.kidshealth.org/kid/body/tongue_noSW.html

Pneumonia


Pneumonia is an infection in the lungs that kids sometimes get. Learn about what causes it, what it's like, and more in this article for kids.
Source: www.kidshealth.org/kid/ill_injure/sick/pneumonia.html

My Body Scavenger Hunt


It's your body, so why not be an expert in it? You'll find the answers to all of these questions in the My Body section. Don't look at the answer sheet until you've found all the answers. Happy hunting!
Source: www.kidshealth.org/kid/closet/games/scavenger_hunt_questions.html

Cerebral Palsy


Check out this article to learn what cerebral palsy is, what causes it, what life is like for kids with this condition, and more.
Source: www.kidshealth.org/kid/health_problems/brain/cerebral_palsy.html

Kids Talk About: Halloween Candy


What do kids do with all that Halloween candy? See what they said in this article about the results of our online survey. And try our fun Pumpkin-O-Meter to see how those candy calories add up!
Source: www.kidshealth.org/kid/talk/kidssay/comments_halloween.html

Why Exercise Is Cool


Exercise is important because it keeps your body and mind healthy. There are so many reasons why exercise is good for you, it's time to see why it's cool to be fit!
Source: www.kidshealth.org/kid/stay_healthy/fit/work_it_out.html

Why Children Misbehave


Children don't just misbehave for no reason, and when we respond to the misbehavior, it's nice to know what's "underneath" it. This article on why kids misbehave from Kansas State University helps explain the dynamics of misbehavior--see if you can pick out what's underneath your child's misbehavior.
Source: www.k-state.edu/wwparent/courses/rd/rd4.htm

Campaign to Get Kids Moving Makes a Difference


A government campaign designed to increase children's physical activity levels may have helped kids get off the couch and get moving, say researchers from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta, Georgia.
Source: www.kidshealth.org/research/VERB_campaign.html

Osteoporosis


Osteoporosis may not be something you think about much now - unless someone you love has this condition. Wondering what it is? How can you prevent osteoporosis now? Read this article to find out!
Source: www.kidshealth.org/kid/grownup/conditions/osteoporosis.html

How Do Pain Relievers Work?


Most pain relievers that kids take include ibuprofen and acetaminophen. You swallow them, and the pain goes away. Our article for kids will tell you how and why pain relievers take away the pain.
Source: www.kidshealth.org/kid/talk/qa/ibupro.html

Medicating Children At School Needs Attention Of Parents, Teachers And School Administrators


It is increasingly common for children to need to take medication during the school day - whether because they are sick and parents can not tend to them at home, or because they have a condition such as asthma or diabetes that requires daily dosage of a medication. In a revised policy statement, "Guidelines for the Administration of Medication in School," the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) addresses over-the-counter (OTC) products, herbal medications, experimental drugs that are administered as part of a clinical trial, emergency medications, and principles of student safety.
Source: American Academy of Pediatrics, www.intelihealth.com/IH/ihtIH/EMIHC251/333/28815/368893.html?d=dmtICNNews

Child's Family Integral In All Aspects Of Health


A new policy statement, "Family-Centered Care and the Pediatrician's Role," defines family-centered care and outlines its core principles.
Source: American Academy of Pediatrics, www.intelihealth.com/IH/ihtIH/EMIHC251/333/21344/368892.html?d=dmtICNNews

What's Overweight?


Being overweight has become a serious problem for over 9 milion kids. Find out what it means to be overweight in this article just for kids.
Source: www.kidshealth.org/kid/exercise/weight/overweight.html

A New Culprit in Diaper Rash


A new study shows that some diaper rashes may be caused by the colorful dyes found on the diapers themselves.
Source: my.webmd.com/content/article/111/109937.htm

 

Keeping Kids Safe in Car Wrecks


New research shows that kids' seating arrangements in cars could affect their chances of injury in side-impact car crashes.
Source: my.webmd.com/content/article/111/110136.htm

Dogs and Dog Bites


Are you a little afraid of dogs? Some kids are, so find out how you can make friends with dogs and avoid dog bites.
Source: www.kidshealth.org/kid/watch/out/dogs.html

How the Body Works


How does your blood move around? What happens in your stomach when you eat an apple? Check out these cool movies to see and hear the ins and outs of your insides. www.kidshealth.org/kid/how_the_body_works.html

Weekend TV Fattens Obesity Risk


Kids who park it in front of the TV each weekend may be setting themselves up for obesity later in life.
Source: www.webmd.com/content/Article/114/111086.htm

Being Overweight Hurts Kids' Arteries


Even a little bit of extra fat in the adolescent years weakens the body's ability to fight heart disease in adult life, a British study suggests.
Source: www.intelihealth.com/IH/ihtIH/EMIHC275/333/20833/432245.html?d=dmtICNNews

Getting Braces?


Braces are a fact of life for many kids. Find out how they work in this article for kids.
Source: www.kidshealth.org/kid/grow/body_stuff/braces.html

Global Action Urged to Cut Child Deaths


A leading medical journal cites simple steps that can save 6 million young lives a year.
Source: www.healthcentral.com/news/NewsFullText.cfm?id=513905

Hurricanes


Big hurricanes have caused serious damage on the Gulf Coast of the United States. It might make some kids worry and wonder: Could that happen to me?
Source: www.kidshealth.org/kid/feeling/thought/hurricane_katrina.html

Four-in-One Vaccine for Kids


A new children's vaccine protects against four diseases in a single shot - measles, mumps, rubella and chicken pox.
Source: my.webmd.com/content/article/111/110019.htm

Wyeth Warns Of Kid Suicide Risk With Drug


Wyeth warned doctors that tests showed its antidepressant Effexor caused an increased risk of suicidal behavior in children.
Source: www.intelihealth.com/IH/ihtIH/EMIHC269/333/8895/368991.html?d=dmtICNNews

Kids With Special Needs


Special needs can be anything from getting daily shots for children with diabetes to requiring certain bathrooms and classrooms in schools for kids with physical disabilities. Read this article to find out more!
Source: www.kidshealth.org/kid/feeling/friend/special_needs.html

Urinary Tract Infections


Urinating, or peeing, is one of those things you never really think about - unless it starts to sting. Read this article to find out more about urinary tract infections and kids.
Source: www.kidshealth.org/kid/ill_injure/sick/uti.html

What's Sweat?|


The sweat glands in your skin do their duty by making sweat, also known as perspiration. Find out why your body sweats and what to do if you think you have a sweat problem in this article for kids.
Source: www.kidshealth.org/kid/talk/yucky/sweat.html

Helping Kids Attain a Healthy Weight


Research shows being overweight in childhood leads to numerous health concerns.
Source: www.healthcentral.com/news/NewsFullText.cfm?id=8006381

Antibiotic Use Declining?


Doctors are giving fewer antibiotics to U.S. children than they did in the mid-1990s, a trend that might slow the increase in germs resistant to those drugs, according to an extensive study.
Source: www.intelihealth.com/IH/ihtIH/EMIHC274/333/33000/368973.html?d=dmtICNNews

U.S. Kids Walk Less, Weigh More


A study indicates American youngsters walk less than those in other countries. Researchers say this helps explain why a greater proportion of American kids are overweight. And other experts say kids would walk more if parents didn't have to shuttle them around so much.
Source: www.intelihealth.com/IH/ihtIH/EMIHC254/333/20833/368600.html?d=dmtICNNews

Having Your Tonsils Taken Out


When germs cause too much trouble in the tonsils, sometimes the tonsils get taken out! Read this article to learn about what a tonsillectomy is like and what happens afterward.
Source: www.kidshealth.org/kid/feel_better/things/tonsils_out.html

When It's Just You in an Emergency


You may never be part of a dramatic rescue, but don't ever think that just because you're a kid, you can't help. Learn what to do when it's just you in an emergency in this article for kids!
Source: www.kidshealth.org/kid/watch/house/emergency.html

Stroke 'Belts' Tied to Long-Ago Malnutrition


Effects of deprivation in pregnancy felt to this day, study finds
Source: www.healthcentral.com/news/NewsFullText.cfm?id=513761

Undiagnosed Celiac Disease Common, Study Finds


Finnish researchers detect it in 1 of 99 children.
Source: www.healthcentral.com/news/NewsFullText.cfm?id=513738

How to Be Safe When You're in the Sun


While you're outside having a great time, you also need to be safe. Luckily, it's easy to learn how to have fun in the sun and be safe at the same time!
Source: www.kidshealth.org/kid/watch/out/summer_safety.html

Heart Disease


Heart disease, also called cardiovascular disease, mainly affects older people and causes problems with the heart and blood vessels.
Source: www.kidshealth.org/kid/feeling/adults/heart_disease.html

Why Do I Shiver?


Did you know that shivering is something your body does automatically? Read this article to find out more about why you shiver.
Source:: www.kidshealth.org/kid/talk/qa/shiver.html

What's West Nile Virus?


What exactly is the West Nile virus? And why is everyone buzzing about mosquitoes? Find out in this article written just for kids!
Source: www.kidshealth.org/kid/ill_injure/aches/west_nile.html

July - Fireworks Safety Month


What comes to mind when you think of the Fourth of July? Barbecues? The beach? No school? Definitely fireworks! If you are even thinking about lighting a sparkler or a firecracker this Independence Day, be sure to check out our article on fireworks safety.
Source: www.kidshealth.org/kid/misc/fireworks_banner.html

Game: Mission Nutrition


Your mission, if you choose to accept it, is good nutrition. Try this game to see how you do!
Source: www.kidshealth.org/kid/closet/mission_nutrition.html

Fabulous Food


Everyone likes to eat, but are you eating the right kinds of foods in the right amounts? Get the scoop on diets, caffeine, cooking, and much more in the Fabulous Food section.
Source: kidshealth.org/kid/stay_healthy/index.html

Study Acquits Peanuts in Allergic Reaction


Finds condition stems from abnormal immune response.
Source: www.healthcentral.com/news/NewsFullText.cfm?id=512529

Shyness


Being shy is a normal part of growing up. Do you want to learn how you can be less shy or why being shy is a good thing? Read this article for kids to find out!
Source: www.kidshealth.org/kid/feeling/thought/shy.html

Alternative Treatment for Ear Infection


A middle ear infection is a common problem for children.
Source: www.healthcentral.com/news/NewsFullText.cfm?id=8007005

Grieving Children


Signs your child may need help.
Source: www.healthcentral.com/news/NewsFullText.cfm?id=517382

Emergency Department Use By Children


Having public, private, or no health insurance does not determine whether children use an emergency department for either urgent or non-urgent problems, according to the study, "Children's Health Insurance Status and Emergency Department Utilization in the United States."
Source: American Academy of Pediatrics, www.intelihealth.com/IH/ihtIH/EMIHC251/333/8895/367764.html?d=dmtICNNews

Children With Cochlear Implants At Increased Risk For Bacterial Meningitis


Children with a cochlear implant have a greater risk of developing pneumococcal (Streptococcus pneumoniae) meningitis compared to children in the general population, according to a study conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and others published in the July 31 issue of The New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM). Additionally, children with a specific type of cochlear implant that had an extra piece called a "positioner" had 4.5 times the risk of developing meningitis compared to recipients of other cochlear implant types. The manufacturer voluntarily recalled the device with the positioner last year.
Source: www.intelihealth.com/IH/ihtIH/EMIHC251/333/28043/367547.html?d=dmtICNNews

Study: Parents Want More Time With Kids


Most parents say it's important to spend quality time with their children, but many find themselves coming up short, says a study released Wednesday by youth service organizations.
Source: www.intelihealth.com/IH/ihtIH/EMIHC251/333/8895/367555.html?d=dmtICNNews

Low-Carb Kids


Is the low-carbohydrate bandwagon for adults only? Is a low-carb diet safe for overweight kids? The experts weigh in -- and this is information you won't want to miss.
Source: my.webmd.com/content/article/82/97183.htm

Number Of Uninsured Kids Falls


Government health insurance programs have helped reduce the number of uninsured children, though at least 4 million eligible kids are not covered, a survey finds.
Source: www.intelihealth.com/IH/ihtIH/EMIHC251/333/8895/367558.html?d=dmtICNNews

Law Enforcement Makes Retailers Shape Up, But Kids Still Smoke


Enforcing laws that limit tobacco sales to minors may boost the number of retailers who won't sell to kids, but has minimal effect on youth smoking, a new study suggests.
Source: Center for the Advancement of Health, www.intelihealth.com/IH/ihtIH/EMIHC251/333/20789/367515.html?d=dmtICNNews

What Is a Gene?


Why does one kid has green eyes and another kid's eyes are brown? It's all in the genes! This article for kids has all you need to know about how genes work, what happens when there are problems with genes, and more.
Source: www.kidshealth.org/kid/talk/qa/what_is_gene.html

Eating for Sports


Taking care of the inside of your body by eating and drinking the right things can help you become a stronger athlete. Learn how to eat for sports by reading our article for kids.
Source: www.kidshealth.org/kid/stay_healthy/food/sports.htmlre

 

What's That Smell? The Nose Knows


Follow your nose to our article for kids! Learn how the nose brings air into the body, how it lets us smell thousands of smells, and more.
Source: www.kidshealth.org/kid/body/nose_noSW.html

 

When Will My Voice Change?


Learn how the voice works and changes as it matures.
Source: www.kidshealth.org/kid/talk/qa/voice_change.html

All About Menstruation


Menstrual periods are a completely natural part of being a woman. The more a girl understands about her body, the more comfortable she will feel about growing up. Read this article to find out all about menstruation.
Source: www.kidshealth.org/kid/grow/body_stuff/menstruation.html

Take a Look at Cooking


The trick to cooking is knowing the basics of the kitchen, what recipes are best and how to find them, and how to get your creativity going once you're cooking. Get your apron and check out this article to get started!
Source: www.kidshealth.org/kid/stay_healthy/food/look_at_cooking.html

Low Mercury Levels Found in Most Women and Children


But 8 percent of women have potentially dangerous levels.
Source: http://www.healthcentral.com/news/NewsFullText.cfm?id=512526

Learning About Allergies


An allergy is your body's reaction to plants, animals, food, insect venom, and other things that are harmless to most people. Learn more about allergies by reading this article for kids.
Source: www.kidshealth.org/kid/health_problems/allergy/allergies.html

Child Vaccine Program To Include FluMist


MedImmune Inc.'s FluMist vaccine will be included in the federal Vaccines for Children program, meaning eligible children can get the nasal spray for free.
Source: www.intelihealth.com/IH/ihtIH/EMIHC251/29785/48607/403854.html?d=dmtICNNews

Kids Don't Exercise Nearly Enough At Preschool


Children are supposed to play, run, jump and be active for at least two hours a day, but most aren't doing even half that much at preschool, says one of the first large studies to examine physical activity in children ages 3 to 5.
Source: www.intelihealth.com/IH/ihtIH/EMIHC251/333/8895/403911.html?d=dmtICNNews

BB Guns Injure Thousands Each Year


They are often thought of as toys, but BB guns and other nonpowder guns are sometimes lethal and injure as many as 21,000 Americans each year, according to a new report.
Source: www.intelihealth.com/IH/ihtIH/EMIHC251/333/24524/403866.html?d=dmtICNNews

A New Colic Cure?


You might have heard about all kinds of cures for a colicky baby. One remedy you probably haven't heard of is bacteria. Yes, bacteria.
Source: my.webmd.com/content/article/81/97000.htm

Protecting Your Kids From Colds And Flu


Cold and flu season is upon us once again. Over the next few months, we will see lots of sniffles, sneezes, coughs, sore throats and other symptoms, in children and adults alike. It s important to know about these illnesses.
Source: www.intelihealth.com/IH/ihtIH/EMIHC251/35320/35325/370209.html?d=dmtHMSContent

Kawasaki Disease Care Guidelines Revised


The American Heart Association has developed new step-by-step procedures to aid doctors and nurses in diagnosing, treating and managing care for children with Kawasaki disease, according to a scientific statement published in Circulation: Journal of the American Heart Association.
Source: www.intelihealth.com/IH/ihtIH/EMIHC251/333/8895/403720.html?d=dmtICNNews

Schizophrenia Risk Higher In Children Of Older Fathers


Children of older fathers are more likely to develop schizophrenia in later life, concludes new research published on bmj.com today.
Source: www.intelihealth.com/IH/ihtIH/EMIHC270/333/22002/403500.html?d=dmtICNNews

 

U.S. May Get Pediatrician Surplus


Shifting demographics may produce a glut of pediatric doctors in many areas of the country through the next decade, according to a new study.
Source: www.intelihealth.com/IH/ihtIH/EMIHC251/333/21343/376613.html?d=dmtICNNews

Why Do I Burp?


A burp - sometimes also called a belch - is nothing but gas. Find out more about why burping happens and what to do if it happens to you in this article for kids.
Source: www.kidshealth.org/kid/talk/yucky/burp.html

Thyroid Disorders


Do you know just how important the thyroid is? It helps you grow and affects your energy level. With a little care, the thyroid and the conditions it may cause can be easily managed. Read this article to find out more!
Source: www.kidshealth.org/kid/health_problems/gland/thyroid.html

How Stitches Help Kids Heal


Most kids need stitches at one time or another to help a cut heal properly. Read this article to learn all about stitches and what they do.
Source: www.kidshealth.org/kid/ill_injure/aches/stitches.html

Kids Need Body-Mass Checkups


From the seemingly slim to the truly chubby, all children should have their body-mass index measures evaluated yearly as part of efforts to identify and prevent obesity, the American Academy of Pediatrics says.
Source: www.intelihealth.com/IH/ihtIH/EMIHC251/29785/32212/367676.html?d=dmtICNNews

Psychologists Urge Ad Limits For Kids


Advertising aimed at young children should be restricted because youngsters cannot evaluate it properly, the American Psychological Association said.
Source: http://www.intelihealth.com/IH/ihtIH/EMIHC270/333/20833/376364.html?d=dmtICNNews

Not All Child Safety Seats Are Created Equal


There is an increased risk of injury associated with shield booster seats compared to forward-facing child safety seats, according to the study, "Not All Child Safety Seats Are Created Equal: The Potential Dangers of Shield Booster Seats."
Source: www.intelihealth.com/IH/ihtIH/EMIHC251/333/8895/376598.html?d=dmtICNNews

Do You Know How to Be Street Smart?


Strangers are people you don't know, so you need to be careful. Read this article for kids to learn how to stay safe.
Source: www.kidshealth.org/kid/watch/out/street_smart.html

Celiac Disease


People with celiac disease can't eat gluten, which is found in many everyday foods, such as bread. Find out more by reading this article for kids.
Source: www.kidshealth.org/kid/health_problems/allergy/celiac.html

Staying Safe in the Car and on the Bus


Riding in cars or on school buses comes with responsibility: You need to be a passenger who rides safely. Read our article for kids and you'll learn the rules of playing it safe.
Source: www.kidshealth.org/kid/watch/out/car_safety.html

Getting Along With Teachers


Kids who get along with their teachers not only learn more, but they're more comfortable asking questions and getting extra help. Read this article to find out how to build good relationships with your teachers.
Source: www.kidshealth.org/kid/feeling/school/getting_along_teachers.html

States Take On Fighting Childhood Obesity


The school vending machine -- a source of money for schools and unhealthy calories for kids -- is under heavy attack by state lawmakers across the country.
Source: www.intelihealth.com/IH/ihtIH/EMIHC251/333/20833/376533.html?d=dmtICNNews

Doctors Urge Eye Wear For Kids In Sports


With youth basketball season winding down and baseball looming, two influential physician groups are strongly recommending protective eye gear for young athletes in many organized sports.
Source: www.intelihealth.com/IH/ihtIH/EMIHC251/333/8895/376583.html?d=dmtICNNews

Journal Regrets Vaccine-Autism Link Study


A leading medical journal said it should not have published a controversial 1998 study that claimed a link between childhood vaccinations and autism.
Source: www.intelihealth.com/IH/ihtIH/EMIHC251/333/21343/376298.html?d=dmtICNNews

Why Do I Have Pain?


When your body is injured in some way, your nerves send messages to your brain about what's going on. Your brain then makes you feel pain. Read our pain-free article for kids.
Source: www.kidshealth.org/kid/talk/qa/pain.html

The Meaning of Muscular Dystrophy


Muscular dystrophy is a disease in which muscles of the body get weaker and weaker and may slowly stop working. Learn more about it in this article for kids.
Source: www.kidshealth.org/kid/health_problems/bone/muscular_dystrophy.html

Kids' Asthma Cases On Rise In Southern California


Asthma among children is rising, affecting an estimated 390,000 youngsters in Los Angeles, San Bernardino, Riverside and Orange counties, and exhaust from a growing number of cars and trucks is among the suspected causes.
Source: www.intelihealth.com/IH/ihtIH/EMIHC251/333/20775/376342.html?d=dmtICNNews

Kids Don't Fare Well Eating Out


Food choices for children at table-service restaurant chains aren't necessarily healthier than the food offered at fast-food outlets, according to a survey out recently.
Source: www.intelihealth.com/IH/ihtIH/EMIHC251/333/28918/376432.html?d=dmtICNNews

Psychologists Urge Ad Limits For Kids


Advertising aimed at young children should be restricted because youngsters cannot evaluate it properly, the American Psychological Association said.
Source: www.intelihealth.com/IH/ihtIH/EMIHC251/333/20833/376364.html?d=dmtICNNews

More Kids Are Using Alternative Meds


Trend could lead to dangerous side effects, interactions, researchers say.
Source: www.healthcentral.com/news/NewsFullText.cfm?id=518507

Bully Victims Have Health Problems Similar to Those of Child Abuse Victims


The stress of bullying may place significant strain on a child's health. Researchers from The Netherlands examined the extent that bullying affects a child's risk of health problems and depression.
Source: www.kidshealth.org/research/bully_victims.html

Bad at Math


A recent USA Today Snapshots reported on an online kids survey of 660 children ages 6 to 14 conducted in April, 2004.by Darryl Haralson and Keith Simmons. It showed that only 51% of the boys and 41% of the girls thought they would earn a million dollars. Currently, those in this age group will not be able to collect full retirement, assuming it's still around, until they have passed 66 years and 10 months. The average person who starts work after high school will have to work about 49 years and would only have to earn an average of $20,408 a year. The work week averages 40 hours. Times 50 weeks (assuming two weeks vacation, which for many, especially college graduates, is a paid vacation) that's 2,000 hours a year. The hourly rate over their life-time would only need to be $10.20. That's not much higher than minimum wage in this country. The point is, this was an online survey which, I assume, is directed at computer literate 6 to 14 year olds with access to a computer. And, the majority of them can't picture earning a million dollars in their life time when their parents probably passed that mark by the time they were 45. And, if they were college educated, assuming 4 years and an age of 22 at graduation, they would only have to work 44 years and 10 months and the annual average only goes up to $22,222 or $11.11 an hour. Somebody needs to teach our kids (1) to think, and (2) to do the math.

Spare the Rod, Spare the Child


White kids more likely to suffer ill effects of early spanking
Source: www.healthcentral.com/news/NewsFullText.cfm?id=518684

Are Your Bowels Moving?


Some kids feel too embarrassed to talk about the lower parts of their digestive systems - their intestines (bowels). But kids need to know what's normal and what's not, so check out this article.
Source: www.kidshealth.org/kid/stay_healthy/body/bowel.html

Medicating Children At School Needs Attention Of Parents, Teachers And School Administrators


It is increasingly common for children to need to take medication during the school day - whether because they are sick and parents can not tend to them at home, or because they have a condition such as asthma or diabetes that requires daily dosage of a medication. In a revised policy statement, "Guidelines for the Administration of Medication in School," the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) addresses over-the-counter (OTC) products, herbal medications, experimental drugs that are administered as part of a clinical trial, emergency medications, and principles of student safety.
Source: American Academy of Pediatrics, www.intelihealth.com/IH/ihtIH/EMIHC245/333/28815/368893.html?d=dmtICNNews

Commercial List Brokers Target Children


Commercial list brokers sell lists of the names and personal information of children as young as two. Student Marketing Group's web site www.studentlist.com/products/list_preschool.shtml boasts that it sells a list of preschool children between the ages of 2 and 5. Each record includes the child's full name, address, age, and sometimes includes other information, such as gender and telephone number. U.S. Senate Bill S.2160 would prohibit the sale of children’s personally identifiable information for marketing purposes. Urge your congressional leaders to support this bill. Our childrens' privacy is not for sale! To send a message, please click this link: dads.e-actionmax.com/r.asp?aacwc=363314838259063157178

Deter Dental Decay


Have sealants applied to your kids' teeth.
Source: www.healthcentral.com/news/NewsFullText.cfm?id=512284

Gun Safety


By now, you probably know what guns are and what can happen if they fall into the wrong hands. Read our article just for kids to find out how to protect yourself and how to learn about gun safety.
Source: www.kidshealth.org/kid/watch/house/gun_safety.html

Homework Help


Finishing the last five long division problems of your math homework assignment may be the last thing you want to do, but homework is important. Read our article to find out how to get and give homework help.
Source:www.kidshealth.org/kid/feeling/school/homework_help.html

Why Do I Need to Wash My Hands?


Washing your hands is the best way to stop germs from spreading. Learn all about the best way to wash your hands in this Q & A for kids.
Source: www.kidshealth.org/kid/talk/qa/wash_hands.html

Childhood Obesity Linked to Depression


It affects boys as well as girls, new research says.
Source: www.healthcentral.com/news/NewsFullText.cfm?id=512580

Bedwetting


Millions of kids and teenagers from every part of the world wet the bed every single night. It's nothing to be ashamed about, and you can read about why it happens in this article for kids.
Source: www.kidshealth.org/kid/health_problems/bladder/enuresis.html

Breathe Easy


Clear stuffed up nostrils with normal saline drops.
Source: www.healthcentral.com/news/NewsFullText.cfm?id=512179

 

If Your Young Daughter is Small in Stature


There are many factors that influence a child's growth, including deficiency in growth hormones, heredity, nutrition, and the status of the boy or girl's general health.

There is only one way to know what is causing your child's failure to grow and that is to take them to an endocrinologist or other physician who specializes in these problems.

The right doctor can identify their condition and even predict with some accuracy how tall she will eventually become. In some cases, growth hormones may be administered. But don't wait too long to get the child checked out. Get them to the right medical authority quickly.

If your daughter is an anxious child, some recent studies have shown that persistently anxious girls tend to be shorter than their peers. This was the finding of Dr. Daniel Pine and others at Columbia University College of Physicians in New York. They found that the most insecure girls tended to be about two inches shorter as adults, and twice as likely to be under 5 feet 2 inches tall, than girls who were less anxious. Two specific disorders in the formative years were most predictive of shorter height in adults:

One study showed that anxious girls had high blood levels of the stress hormone cortisol, which can stunt growth. Interestingly, anxious boys in the investigation were not found to have higher cortisol levels, and they did not tend to be short than their peers. This suggests that girls may respond to stress biologically differently than boys. For whatever reasons, anxiety is linked to lesser growth in females alone.

In getting your child examined and evaluated medically, there may be a more obvious and treatable reason for her growth deficiency. Check it out.

Be Careful With Kids' Meds


Pamphlet offers safety advice for parents.
Source: www.healthcentral.com/news/NewsFullText.cfm?id=512362

Helping Kids Cope With Worries of War


Parents can do much to keep anxiety at bay.
Source: www.healthcentral.com/news/NewsFullText.cfm?id=512355

Chemical May Be Toxic to Women, Girls


A chemical that's an ingredient in Teflon could pose a health risk for girls.
Source: www.healthcentral.com/news/NewsFullText.cfm?id=1501141

Talk Like a Pirate Day


Ahoy, matey! Did you ever get a really silly idea? Well, two grownups got a very silly idea 8 years ago and it became a holiday called Talk Like a Pirate Day.
Source: www.kidshealth.org/kid/misc/pirate_banner.html

The Facts About Fractures and Broken Bones


What happens when you break a bone? Most broken bones can be easily fixed, but it can still be scary when it happens to you. Find out more in this article for kids.
Source: www.kidshealth.org/kid/ill_injure/aches/broken_bones.html

New Method Of Determining Treatment Effects In Young Patients With Cystic Fibrosis


Researchers revealed that computed tomography (CT) imaging, when combined with pulmonary function testing (PFT) and developed into a composite score, offered a new, more sensitive way of determining treatment effects in young patients with cystic fibrosis who had suffered little or no loss of pulmonary function.
Source: American Thoracic Society, http://www.intelihealth.com/IH/ihtIH/EMIHC251/333/8895/368751.html?d=dmtICNNews

The Facts About Fractures and Broken Bones


What happens when you break a bone? Most broken bones can be easily fixed, but it can still be scary when it happens to you. Find out more in this article for kids.
Source: www.kidshealth.org/kid/ill_injure/aches/broken_bones.html

Why Do I Shiver?


Did you know that shivering is something your body does automatically? Read this article to find out more about why you shiver.
Source: www.kidshealth.org/kid/talk/qa/shiver.html

Taking a Good Look at Glasses


Did you know that shivering is something your body does automatically? Read this article to find out more about why you shiver.
Source: www.kidshealth.org/kid/feel_better/things/glasses.html
 

Staying Safe While in the Water


Playing at the beach, at a water park, by a lake, or in a pool can be a real treat on a hot day. Our article for kids will help you avoid danger and stay safe in the water while you play.
Source: www.kidshealth.org/kid/watch/out/water.html
 

Indigestion


Got tummy troubles? Indigestion is a common condition that many people - even kids - have at one time or another. Read this article to find out more about what indigestion is and what you can do to feel better if you get it.
Source: www.kidshealth.org/kid/ill_injure/aches/indigestion.html

WORD! A Glossary of Medical Terms


Symptoms, inhaler, tonsillectomy - what do all those medical words mean? Check out our virtual glossary for lots of easy-to-read definitions.
Source: www.kidshealth.org/kid/word/

The Real Deal on Repeating a Grade


Kids who find out they have to repeat a grade might feel many different emotions. This article, especially for you, helps you deal with these feelings and also teaches you how to prevent having to repeat again.
Source: www.kidshealth.org/kid/feeling/school/repeating.html

What's a Booger?


The job of mucus and boogers is to serve and protect the lungs because when you inhale air through your nose, it contains lots of tiny particles. Our article for kids will give you the booger basics.
Source: www.kidshealth.org/kid/talk/yucky/booger.html

What Is Hyperactivity?


On average, five out of 100 kids have ADHD. That means that if your school has 500 kids, 25 may have ADHD - that's like one whole class! Read more about ADHD in this article for kids.
Source: www.kidshealth.org/kid/health_problems/learning_problem/adhdkid.html

Air Pollution May Worsen Asthma Attacks


Children who've just had a cold are especially vulnerable.
Source: www.healthcentral.com/news/NewsFullText.cfm?id=513531

Bacteria Beats Eczema


Early use of probiotics lessens allergic skin disease in children.
Source: www.healthcentral.com/news/NewsFullText.cfm?id=513420
 

Soothing the Shot


Making injections tolerable for kids.
Source: www.healthcentral.com/news/NewsFullText.cfm?id=513562
 

Childhood Sunburn Can Lead to Skin Cancer Later


Parents need to slather sunscreen on their kids before they head outside.
Source: www.healthcentral.com/news/NewsFullText.cfm?id=513324

New Kids' Respiratory Virus Identified


Human metapneumovirus responsible for significant portion of infections.
Source: www.healthcentral.com/news/NewsFullText.cfm?id=513431

Fruit Juice a Two-Edged Sword for Kids


Study finds obese children drink 65 percent more.
Source: www.healthcentral.com/news/NewsFullText.cfm?id=51301

 

Young Insomniacs Often Drugged to Sleep


Medication comes before doctors find underlying problem.
Source: www.healthcentral.com/news/NewsFullText.cfm?id=513071

Fatty Acids Help Babies in the Future


Adding fatty acids to formula milk may lower heart disease later in life.
Source: www.healthcentral.com/news/NewsFullText.cfm?id=8006075
 

Changing Schools Tough on Kids


Frequent switches can cause behavioral problems, study finds.
Source: www.healthcentral.com/news/NewsFullText.cfm?id=513016

Deterring Dementia: Prevention Is The Focus In War On Memory Disease


With no cure in sight, scientists increasingly are focusing on measures that might prevent Alzheimer's and other dementias.
Source: www.intelihealth.com/IH/ihtIH/EMIHC000/333/333/359618.html

How the Body Works


How does your nervous system work? What happens in your lungs when you breathe in? Check out these cool movies to see and hear the ins and outs of your insides.
Source: kidshealth.org/kid/closet/how_the_body_works_interim.html

Steering Your Way to Bicycle Safety


Even the most careful bike rider can get hurt. Knowing the rules of the road can keep you from getting hurt on your bike, though, so read our article for kids to learn more about bike safety.
Source: www.kidshealth.org/kid/watch/out/bike_safety.html

Oooh, Your Aching Head


Lots of kids have headaches from time to time. Although it may feel like it, a headache is not a pain in your brain. Find out more about headaches in this article for kids.
Source: www.kidshealth.org/kid/ill_injure/sick/headache.html

When Sinuses Attack!


You hardly ever think about sinuses - unless they get infected. Then, these usually hollow spaces in your head fill with fluid and can really hurt! Read this article for kids to find out more about what can go wrong with sinuses.
Source:  www.kidshealth.org/kid/ill_injure/sick/sinuses.html

Living With Grandparents


Did you know that millions of kids live with their grandparents? Read our kids article on living with grandparents to find out what it's like.
Source: www.kidshealth.org/kid/feeling/home_family/grandparents.html

Are Your Bowels Moving?


Some kids feel too embarrassed to talk about the lower parts of their digestive systems -their intestines (bowels). But kids need to know what's normal and what's not, so check out this article.
Source: www.kidshealth.org/kid/stay_healthy/body/bowel.html

Sibling Rivalry


In a house with more than one kid, there are bound to be some problems. Fighting, competition, and jealousy between brothers and sisters might be sibling rivalry.
Source: www.kidshealth.org/kid/feeling/home_family/sibling_rivalry.html

If It's Not Colic, It Might be GERD


Reflux can pose serious problems for children, too.
Source: www.healthcentral.com/news/NewsFullText.cfm?id=512696

Childhood Sunburn Can Lead to Skin Cancer Later


Parents need to slather sunscreen on their kids before they head outside.
Source: www.healthcentral.com/news/NewsFullText.cfm?id=513324

Lyme Disease


With warmer temperatures ahead, you'll hear a lot about Lyme disease, so read our new article for kids to get the lowdown on Lyme disease.
Source: www.kidshealth.org/kid/ill_injure/sick/lyme_disease.html

What Happens in the Emergency Room?


When you need help right away, you can go to the emergency room of the nearest hospital. Our article for kids will tell you what will happen when you get there.
Source: www.kidshealth.org/kid/feel_better/places/er.html

What Acne Is and What You Can Do About It


If you're almost a teen, chances are pretty good that you have some acne. Learn more about how you can get rid of your zits in this article for kids.
Source: www.kidshealth.org/kid/stay_healthy/body/acne.html

Stuttering


Do you or does someone you know ever have a hard time getting words out? Get the whole story on stuttering and other speech problems in this article for kids.
Source: www.kidshealth.org/kid/feeling/emotion/stuttering.html

All About Puberty


Voice cracking? Clothes don't fit? Puberty can be a confusing time, but learning about it doesn't have to be. Read all about it in this article for kids.
Source: www.kidshealth.org/kid/grow/body_stuff/puberty.html

What Medicines Are and What They Do


Medicines aren't really a mystery - keep reading our article for kids and you'll learn more about prescription, over-the-counter, and other medicines.
Source: www.kidshealth.org/kid/feel_better/things/kidmedic.html

The Brain Is the Boss


Your brain is the boss of your body and runs the whole show. Learn more about your brain's business in this article for kids.
Source: www.kidshealth.org/kid/body/brain_noSW.html

Rainy Day Fun


You wake up and the weather is all wet. What are you going to do today? Here are four ideas to try when it's raining cats and dogs.
Source: www.kidshealth.org/kid/closet/games/rainy_day.html

Let's Hear It for the Ear


Now hear this! We've got a great article written for kids about the ear. Read all about the amazingly tiny parts that make up the ear, how we hear, how ears keep us balanced, and more.
Source: www.kidshealth.org/kid/body/ear_noSW.html

When Snack Attacks Strike


Snack attacks are normal for kids, who need lots of energy from food to keep them going all day long. Sneak a peek at this article for kids to get the scoop on snacking!
Source: www.kidshealth.org/kid/stay_healthy/food/snack_attack.html

Nightmares


Nightmares may be upsetting, but they are not "real" and can't harm you. And if you have one, you're in good company: almost everyone gets them once in awhile - adults, as well as kids. Read our article on nightmares to find out more.
Source: www.kidshealth.org/kid/feeling/emotion/nightmares.html

School information for public, private and charter schools nationwide


GreatSchools.net is your objective source of school information on elementary, middle and high schools. A nonprofit organization, GreatSchools.net provides information about public, private and charter schools in all 50 states and detailed school profiles for California, Arizona, Texas and Florida, and Washington. Their free online guide helps you: Find your ideal school, Track your school's performance, Get your school's profile Get tips to help your child succeed, Compare schools Stay informed with free newsletters
Source: aol.greatschools.net/

Saying You're Sorry


Let's face it - it's not always easy to get along with sisters, brothers, parents, and friends. Kids aren't perfect, and they sometimes do things that get them into trouble. Saying "I'm sorry" can help.
Source: www.kidshealth.org/kid/feeling/home_family/sorry.html

What's the Deal With Dialysis?


Have you ever heard the word dialysis and wondered what it was? Find out in this article just for kids.
Source: www.kidshealth.org/kid/feel_better/things/dialysis.html

Figuring Out Food Labels


The food label on a food package is a lot like the table of contents in a book - it tells you exactly what the food contains. Read our article for kids for more about food labels.
Source: www.kidshealth.org/kid/stay_healthy/food/labels.html

Need Braces?


You just found out that you need braces, or a retainer, or that you have a cavity. Don't freak out! Even though it may seem like a million things can go wrong with your teeth and mouth, most can be fixed. Read all about it in our Teeth and Mouth section.
Source: www.kidshealth.org/kid/health_problems/index.html

Seeing stars


Seeing stars, feeling goofy or dazed for a little while, or being knocked out after getting hit in the head are all symptoms of a type of brain injury called a concussion. Find out more in this article written just for kids.
Source: www.kidshealth.org/kid/ill_injure/aches/concussion.html

Is Dieting OK for Kids?


Eating a healthy diet and combining it with lots of exercise will help you to feel better about yourself. But dieting may not be OK for kids - find out why in this article.
Source: www.kidshealth.org/kid/stay_healthy/food/diet.html

How Do People Get AIDS?


You may be surprised that although many kids have heard about AIDS, they still aren't sure how people become infected. If you are wondering, read this article written just for you!
Source: www.kidshealth.org/kid/talk/qa/aids.html

Family Mealtime Is More Than Just Sitting At The Table (3/4/03)


Sitting down as a family at the dinner table appears to play an important role in promoting healthful eating among adolescents, according to a study published in the March 2003 issue of the Journal of the American Dietetic Association.
Source: American Dietetic Association, www.intelihealth.com/IH/ihtIH/WSIHW000/333/8895/361837.html

Lowering Your Sugar Intake (3/4/03)


People should get no more than 10 percent of their calories from sugar, experts say in a major new report Monday on how to stem the global epidemic of obesity-linked diseases. Read the story and comments from a Harvard physician.
Source: www.intelihealth.com/IH/ihtIH/WSIHW000/333/8895/361863.html

Government Moving To Protect Infants And Toddlers From Environmental Risks (3/3/03)


Babies and toddlers have a 10 times greater cancer risk than adults when exposed to certain gene-damaging chemicals, the government said, in proposing tougher environmental guidelines that would take into account the greater hazards to the very young.
Source: www.intelihealth.com/IH/ihtIH/WSIHW000/333/8895/361821.html

Drug May Reduce Life-Threatening Syndrome (3/3/03)


A drug used to help the heart pump blood and lower blood pressure may reduce the risk of deteriorating heart function in infants and children soon after heart surgery, according to a study published this week by the American Heart Association.
Source: www.intelihealth.com/IH/ihtIH/WSIHW000/333/8895/361793.html

Study Examines Children's Medical Errors (3/3/03)


Reported medical errors affect fewer than 3 percent of hospitalized children nationwide but are more common in complex cases like last month's heart-lung transplant that ended with a teenager's death, a study suggests.
Source: www.intelihealth.com/IH/ihtIH/WSIHW000/333/8895/361789.html

Random House Announces Recall Of Children's Board Book Sets (2/28/03)


In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Random House Inc., of New York, N.Y., is voluntarily recalling about 360,000 children's board book sets. The book sets were sold in cardboard boxes with plastic snaps. The plastic snaps can detach, posing a choking hazard to young children.
Source: www.intelihealth.com/IH/ihtIH/WSIHW000/333/8895/361739.html

Veneman Outlines Administration Goals For Child Nutrition Programs (2/28/03)


Agriculture Secretary Ann M. Veneman outlined Bush Administration principles for the reauthorization of the child nutrition programs, including providing financial support to schools that promote good nutrition and partnerships at the federal, state and local levels. More specific details will be provided in the coming months as the Congress begins to examine more closely the reauthorization of these programs.
Source: www.intelihealth.com/IH/ihtIH/WSIHW000/333/8895/361725.html

Flulike Outbreaks Behind Rash Of Severe Illness, Deaths Among Children (2/28/03)


Health officials have investigated two serious outbreaks of flulike illness in recent weeks in which children and teenagers have died, a flu expert with the National Center for Infectious Diseases said.
Source: www.intelihealth.com/IH/ihtIH/WSIHW000/333/8895/361775.html

Father's Genes May Play A Role In Timing Of Birth (2/28/03)


A father's genes may play a role in the timing of birth and in the risk of repeating a prolonged pregnancy, suggest researchers in this week's BMJ.
Source: British Medical Journal, www.intelihealth.com/IH/ihtIH/WSIHW000/333/8895/361731.html
 

Incidence And Cost Of Severe Sepsis In U.S. Children (2/27/03)


Severe sepsis is a major health problem in young children with more than 42,000 cases and 4,400 associated deaths per year in the United States, according to a study in the first issue for March 2003 of the American Thoracic Society's peer-reviewed journal.
Source: American Thoracic Society, www.intelihealth.com/IH/ihtIH/WSIHW000/333/8895/361670.html

Baby Tubs And Plush Toys Are Recalled (2/27/03)


A baby products manufacturer is recalling about 120,000 folding baby bathtubs because they can pinch body parts if not properly locked into place.
Source: www.intelihealth.com/IH/ihtIH/WSIHW000/333/8895/361720.html
 

Underage Drinking (2/27/03)


Underage drinkers account for nearly 20 percent of the alcohol consumed in the United States each year, a study says. Read the story and comments from a Harvard physician.
Source: www.intelihealth.com/IH/ihtIH/WSIHW000/333/8895/361700.html

Lead, Secondhand Smoke Risk Down For Kids (2/25/03)


Far fewer children are showing high levels of lead in their blood or the effects of secondhand smoke, a government report has found -- but childhood asthma rates are doubling.
Source: www.intelihealth.com/IH/ihtIH/WSIHW000/333/8895/361570.html
 

Overweight Is 20 Percent Among Los Angeles County Public School Children (2/24/03)


After analyzing body mass index (BMI) data from 280,630 students in the 5th, 7th, and 9th grades of the Los Angeles County (LAC) public school system, researchers reported an overall prevalence of overweight of slightly more than 20 percent, according to a study presented at the national meeting of the American College of Preventive Medicine in San Diego.
Source: American College of Preventive Medicine, www.intelihealth.com/IH/ihtIH/WSIHW000/333/8895/361513.html
 

Playnation Play Systems Announce Recall Of "Fun Buckets" On Backyard Play Sets (2/21/03)


In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Playnation Play Systems of Kennesaw, Ga., is voluntarily recalling about 1,400 'Fun Buckets,' a vinyl bucket attached to a rope used to lift small items up to backyard play sets' forts. As children play on the play set's slide or platform, the 6- to 8-ft free- hanging rope can become entangled around the child's neck. This presents a strangulation hazard to young children.
Source: www.intelihealth.com/IH/ihtIH/WSIHW000/333/8895/361473.html

Deaths Of 5 Va. Children Trigger Inquiry (2/21/03)


State health officials are investigating the sudden deaths of five children between the ages of 2 and 7 since Sunday, four in southeastern Virginia and the fifth about 100 miles away in Richmond.
Source: www.intelihealth.com/IH/ihtIH/WSIHW000/333/8895/361505.html
 

Excerpts From Medical Consent Forms (2/20/03)


Here are excerpts from model consent forms put out by medical schools.
Source: www.intelihealth.com/IH/ihtIH/WSIHW000/333/8895/361398.html

Nation's Dentists Will Care For 1 Million Kids But Acknowledge That "Silent Epidemic" Will Continue (2/20/03)


America's dentists are making it easier on February 21 for nearly a million underserved children to receive needed dental services at more than 5,000 locations throughout the country on the ADA's first Give Kids A Smile/National Children's Dental Access Day. But ADA leaders acknowledge that much more needs to be done before they can declare victory in the war against untreated dental disease in children.
Source: American Dental Association, www.intelihealth.com/IH/ihtIH/WSIHW000/333/8895/361396.html
 

Benefits Of Living With Father Depend On Dad's Antisocial Behavior (2/20/03)


Children who live with highly antisocial fathers show an increase in behavioral problems the longer they live with their father, a new study reports. MORE
Source: Center for the Advancement of Health, www.intelihealth.com/IH/ihtIH/WSIHW000/333/8895/361395.html
 

Prevalence Of Overweight Among Los Angeles County School Children (2/20/03)


Researchers used data from the spring 2001 California Physical Fitness Testing Program to determine the prevalence of overweight among 5th, 7th, and 9th grade students in the Los Angeles County public school system.
Source: American College of Preventive Medicine, www.intelihealth.com/IH/ihtIH/WSIHW000/333/8895/361392.html
 

Meat Groups, Vegetarians Bid For Youth (2/9/03)


Jessi Lehman may not know it, but she's the sort of girl who's stirring a battle between the beef industry and pro-vegetarian groups -- with each attempting to sway young people to its side of the table.
Source: www.intelihealth.com/IH/ihtIH/WSIHW000/333/8895/361349.html
 

Terrorism Preparations Give Children Short Shrift: Experts Decry Dearth Of Kid-Size Treatments (2/19/03)


The emergency planners in each state charged with preparing for a terrorist attack are overlooking the smallest Americans, children's health experts say.
Source: www.intelihealth.com/IH/ihtIH/WSIHW000/333/8895/361371.html

Playing It Safe Around the House


Sometimes scary stuff can happen right inside your own home. Would you know what to do during a fire or if you had an accident in the kitchen? Check out Playing It Safe Around the House to learn safety tips and precautions to take.
Source: kidshealth.org/kid/watch/index.html

The Real Deal on the Digestive System


Find out what happens to the food you eat when you read this article just for kids!
Source: www.kidshealth.org/kid/body/digest_noSW.html

What's Earwax?


Earwax is made in the outer ear canal. Find out more about how earwax works in this Q&A for kids.
Source: www.kidshealth.org/kid/talk/yucky/earwax.html

Taking the Bite Out of Bruxism


Bruxism means to grind your teeth or clench your jaw, and it usually happens without you even knowing you're doing it! Find out more about how bruxism affects kids.
Source: www.kidshealth.org/kid/health_problems/teeth/bruxism.html

New Guidelines for Ear Infections in Children


Doctors' group to recommend not using antibiotics
Source: www.healthcentral.com/news/NewsFullText.cfm?id=511234

"You Need Braces"


You just found out that you need braces, or a retainer, or that you have a cavity. Don't freak out! Even though it may seem like a million things can go wrong with your teeth and mouth, most can be fixed. Read all about it in our Teeth and Mouth section.
Source: www.kidshealth.org/kid/health_problems/index.html

The Big Story on Bones


Bones provide structure to your whole body, allow you to move in many ways, protect your internal organs, and more. Read our article for kids to get the big story on bones.
Source: www.kidshealth.org/kid/body/bones_noSW.html

Gun Safety


By now, you probably know what guns are and what can happen if they fall into the wrong hands. Read our article just for kids to find out how to protect yourself and how to learn about gun safety.
Source: www.kidshealth.org/kid/watch/house/gun_safety.html

Stealing


Stealing can be a big problem, but it can also be solved with some help and understanding. Read our article to find out more.
Source: www.kidshealth.org/kid/health_problems/learning_problem/stealing.html

Honestly Yucky Questions


What do farts, earwax, and puke all have in common? They're all a part of our Icky Q&A, the place to visit if you need an honestly yucky answer to a gross question.
Source: www.kidshealth.org/kid/talk/index.html

Lactose Intolerance


People who have lactose intolerance have trouble digesting a type of sugar found in milk and other dairy foods. But by making smart choices, they can eat delicious foods without feeling sick. Learn more about it in this article. Source: www.kidshealth.org/kid/health_problems/allergy/lactose.html

Happy Father's Day


Father's Day is Sunday, June 15. If you're short on cash or are just looking for a creative and unique gift for your dad, check out these coupons. Remember, once you give one, two, or all of them, be sure to follow through on your promise(s)!
Source: kidshealth.org/kid/misc/fathers_day_banner.html

A Big Look at the Eye


From the pupil to the retina and beyond, this article explains how we see, how we perceive colors and shapes, how and why we cry, and more about your eyes.
Source: www.kidshealth.org/kid/body/eye_noSW.html

What Kids Who Are Moving Should Do


Moving isn't easy for anyone. You may feel scared, excited, and angry if you are moving to a new town. Need advice? Then read this article written just for you!
Source: www.kidshealth.org/kid/feeling/home_family/moving.html

Health And Education Groups Offer General Guide For Schools, Families To Help Students With Chronic Illnesses


A new, general guide offers practical tips to help ensure that schools are responsive to the health needs of children with chronic illnesses.
Source: Food Allergy and Anaphylaxis Network, www.intelihealth.com/IH/ihtIH/EMIHC000/333/333/358903.html

Physical Therapists and Psychologists, Doctors and Dentists


These are just a few of the people who are there to help you when you need it. Check out People, Places, & Things That Help Me to find out what these people do.
Source: www.kidshealth.org/kid/feel_better/index.html

What Medicines Are and What They Do


Medicines aren't really a mystery - keep reading our article for kids and you'll learn more about prescription, over-the-counter, and other medicines.
Source: www.kidshealth.org/kid/feel_better/things/kidmedic.html

All About Puberty


Voice cracking? Clothes don't fit? Puberty can be a confusing time, but learning about it doesn't have to be. Read all about it in this article for kids.
Source: www.kidshealth.org/kid/grow/body_stuff/puberty.html

The Story on Self-Esteem


You can't see it when you look at yourself, but it's the most important thing you have! It's self-esteem, and our article for kids explains why self-esteem is so important, how kids get it, and what kids who have low self-esteem can do.
Source: www.kidshealth.org/kid/feeling/emotion/self_esteem.html

The skin is the largest organ in your body!


So take care of it, and find out what things can go wrong in the Skin section of Kids' Health Problems.
Source: www.kidshealth.org/kid/health_problems/index.html

Bedwetting


Millions of kids and teenagers from every part of the world wet the bed every single night. It's nothing to be ashamed about, and you can read about why it happens in this article for kids.
Source: www.kidshealth.org/kid/health_problems/bladder/enuresis.html

Mainstreaming in Classrooms


Mainstreaming is an educational method that says a classroom should include many different kinds of learners. Find out more about mainstreaming and inclusion in this article just for kids!
Source: www.kidshealth.org/kid/grow/mainstreaming.html

What the Flu Does to You


Influenza is an infection that causes fever, chills, cough, body aches, headaches, earaches, and sinus problems. Find out how to keep the flu from getting you in our article for kids.
Source: www.kidshealth.org/kid/ill_injure/sick/flu.html

Where'd That Come From?


"Under the weather,"butterflies in the stomach," "keep your chin up." You've heard these expressions before, but what do they mean? You can find the stories behind these (and many more weird sayings) in Where'd That Come From?
Source: www.kidshealth.org/kid/talk

Flu


Influenza is an infection that causes fever, chills, cough, body aches, headaches, earaches, and sinus problems. Find out how to keep the flu from getting you in this article for kids.
Source: www.kidshealth.org/kid/ill_injure/sick/flu.html

Chicken Pox


Have you ever had the red, itchy bumps of chicken pox? This article for kids will tell you just what to expect from the pox, also known as varicella.
Source: www.kidshealth.org/kid/ill_injure/sick/chicken_pox.html

The Brain Is the Boss


Your brain is the boss of your body and runs the whole show. Learn more about your brain's business in this article for kids.
Source: www.kidshealth.org/kid/body/brain_noSW.html

Sick School Syndrome


Almost every kid fakes being sick once in a while to get out of going to school. But it's important to determine if your child is sick about school or sick FROM school. If your youngster appears to be sick quite often during the week and then feels great on weekends, he or she may be suffering from "sick school syndrome" -- and the syndrome can be dangerous.
Source: http://my.webmd.com/content/article/3606.2344

Children Of Divorce Need Expert Help; Counseling Helps With Coping Skills


A new study shows that preventive programs -- counseling that teaches kids coping skills -- can make a difference long-term in the lives of children of divorce.
Source: www.intelihealth.com/IH/ihtIH/EMIHC000/333/333/357431.html

Science Offers Parents Clues On How To Help Their Children Build A Good Life


Edward Hallowell is one of the happiest people you'd ever want to meet. His eyes twinkle, his handshake is like iron, and when he smiles, his chipmunk cheeks frame his upturned mouth like parentheses.
Source: www.intelihealth.com/IH/ihtIH/EMIHC000/333/333/357404.html

"I need a CBC, STAT!"


How often have you heard this on a TV show? Know what it means? You'll find the answer plus definitions to lots of other medical terms in WORD! A Glossary of Medical Terms, created just for kids.
Source: www.kidshealth.org/kid/word/word.html

Why Do Eyes Water?


When your eyes water, they're making tears, just like when you cry. Those tears help protect your eyes by keeping them moist and washing out dust and other foreign stuff that gets in there.
Source: www.kidshealth.org/kid/talk/qa/eyes_water.html

Bell's Palsy


If you've ever seen someone whose face seems half frozen and doesn't move, that person may have Bell's palsy. To learn more about this condition, read this article just for kids.
Source: www.kidshealth.org/kid/health_problems/brain/bells_palsy.html
 

Playing It Safe With Sports Safety


The biggest reason to be safe when you play is because it helps prevent injuries to you and to other players. Learn all about sports safety in this article for kids.
Source: www.kidshealth.org/kid/watch/out/sport_safety.html

If Your Child Has a Heart Defect


Medical knowledge, technology, and experience can offer accurate diagnosis and treatments that allow nearly every form of congenital heart disease to be corrected.
Source: www.kidshealth.org/parent/medical/heart/if_heart_defect.html

10 Things That Might Surprise You About Being Pregnant


Are you expecting a child, or do you have an expectant friend? Be sure to check out "10 Things That Might Surprise You About Being Pregnant" - and the more than 100 other articles in KidsHealth's Pregnancy & Newborns section. You'll also find a week-by-week pregnancy calendar that shows how baby - and mom - are growing and changing.
Source: www.kidshealth.org/parent/pregnancy_newborn/index.html

How to Talk to Your Child's Doctor


What are the best ways to communicate your concerns and questions to your child's doctor? And how can you strengthen your relationship with the doctor who plays a prominent role in your child's health?
Source: www.kidshealth.org/parent/general/sick/talk_doctor.html

Many Parents Are Misinformed About Booster Seat Use


Until they're around 80 pounds, 4 feet 9 inches, and at least 8 years of age, children need to be protected by booster seats while riding in motor vehicles. Despite the fact that booster seats reduce a child's risk for serious injuries in a car crash, many parents don't use them.
Source: www.kidshealth.org/research/booster_use.html

How the Body Works


Looking for movies about muscles? The inside story on the immune system? Check out our movies on every body system to find out how the body works!
Source: www.kidshealth.org/kid/closet/how_the_body_works_interim.html

Cancer in Kids is Scary


Cancer is a scary word, but the personal stories behind the disease can be pretty amazing. Read Amanda's Hodgkin's Story and then link to our other cancer articles to find out more.
Source: www.kidshealth.org/kid/health_problems/index.html

Growth Disorders


Everyone grows and matures differently. Usually, this is totally normal. A growth disorder, however, means that a kid has abnormal growth - for example, growing a lot slower or a lot faster than other kids the same age.
Source: www.kidshealth.org/kid/grow/growth_disorders.html

When Will My Voice Change?


You've probably listened to the deep voices of your dad or big brother and wondered why yours seems to be just a bit squeakier. Read this article to find out the when and how of why your voice changes!
Source: www.kidshealth.org/kid/talk/qa/voice_change.html

When It's Just You in an Emergency


You may never be part of a dramatic rescue, but don't ever think that just because you're a kid, you can't help. Learn what to do when it's just you in an emergency in this article for kids!
Source: www.kidshealth.org/kid/watch/house/emergency.html

Should We Help To Create Disabled Babies?


Should genetic tests be offered to couples seeking to have a child to allow them to select for disability? Many would see deliberately creating disabled babies as the most perverse manifestation of creating designer babies but, in this week's BMJ, Julian Savulescu argues that there may be good reasons for acceding to such requests.
Source: British Medical Journal, www.intelihealth.com/IH/ihtIH/EMIHC000/333/333/356229.html

Articles written by kids who have different illnesses and conditions


Want to know what it's like to have a condition from the kids who have it? Then take a look at My Journal, a collection of interactive articles written by kids who have different illnesses and conditions.
Source:: www.kidshealth.org/kid/closet/journal.html

Food Poisoning


Have you ever had waves of pain in your stomach? You might have had mild food poisoning. Read more about food poisoning, its symptoms, and what you can do to avoid it.
Source: www.kidshealth.org/kid/ill_injure/sick/food_poisoning.html

Homework Help


Finishing the last five long division problems of your math homework assignment may be the last thing you want to do, but homework is important. Read our article to find out how to get and give homework help.
Source: www.kidshealth.org/kid/feeling/school/homework_help.html

The Truth About Transfusions


Many kids' lives have been saved thanks to blood donations and transfusions. But when do kids need transfusions and what happens during a transfusion? Find out in this article written just for you!
Source: www.kidshealth.org/kid/feel_better/things/transfusions.html

The 'Boy Parent Dilemma


This afternoon, millions of men will pick their little sons up from school and hope to hear that it was a good day. Yet many of our boys will have spent much of the day being scolded and punished, often for doing nothing more than being boys. And with each of these mistreated little boys--waving their arms and running toward us across the yard, happy to be away from that place where everything feels so unnatural and they somehow always seem to be doing something wrong--comes the boy parent dilemma."
Source: Glenn J. Sacks, www.glennjsacks.com/the_boy_parent.htm

Kids Afraid of Life


It's not uncommon for kids to be shy, especially in new situations like the first day of school. But what if that shyness persists? What if it becomes debilitating? When should you seek help? Find answers in our special feature,.
Source: my.webmd.com/printing/article/3606.2197

Basic Outdoor Safety Skills


Do you know how to wear a bicycle helmet? How about which number of sun protection factor to use? If you could use a brush-up on some basic outdoor safety skills, check out Playing It Safe Outdoors and on the Road.
Source: www.kidshealth.org/kid/watch/index.html

Homesickness


Homesickness isn't like the feeling you get when you have a cold or eat too much ice cream. It has to do with missing your home or family. But there are ways to beat it.
Source: www.kidshealth.org/kid/feeling/home_family/homesickness.html

How Do Pain Relievers Work?


Most pain relievers that kids take include ibuprofen and acetaminophen. You swallow them, and the pain goes away. Our article for kids will tell you how and why pain relievers take away the pain.
Source: www.kidshealth.org/kid/talk/qa/ibupro.html

Families Torn By Childhood Disorders Finding Hope


She hit herself and threw horrible tantrums. For years, nothing helped, and the hitting and biting and tantrums got worse. The blows to her face at one time lasted so long and were so severe, she almost went blind. Then a school social worker suggested Jessica be taken to the Marcus Institute in Atlanta.
Source: www.intelihealth.com/IH/ihtIH/WSIHW000/333/8014/346279.html

Effective Treatment For Children With ADHD And Chronic Tic Disorders


Research has recently revealed an effective drug therapy for children who have chronic tic disorders (including Tourette's syndrome) concurrent with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). As many as nine in 10 children with tic disorders also have ADHD. Previously, the use of medications most commonly prescribed to treat children with ADHD had been discouraged for those who also had tic disorders, either because their benefits had not been clinically established or had been associated with a worsening of tics.
Source: American Academy of Neurology, www.intelihealth.com/IH/ihtIH/WSIHW000/333/8014/346351.html

Did You Know...Skin is an Organ


The skin is the largest organ in your body! So take care of it, and find out what things can go wrong in the Skin section of Kids' Health Problems.
Source: www.kidshealth.org/kid/health_problems/index.html

What to Do When You Don't Like School


Everyone has a bad day at school once in a while, but if you really hate going to school, there are some things you can do. Our article for kids will help you put the cool back in school.
Source: www.kidshealth.org/kid/feeling/school/hate_school.html

Swimmer's Ear


You swam! You splashed! And now you have it: swimmer's ear. Read all about what causes it, how to prevent it, and how to get rid of it in our kids' article.
Source: www.kidshealth.org/kid/ill_injure/aches/swimmers_ear.html

Take a Look at Cooking


The trick to cooking is knowing the basics of the kitchen, what recipes are best and how to find them, and how to get your creativity going once you're cooking. Get your apron and check out this article to get started!
Source: www.kidshealth.org/kid/stay_healthy/food/look_at_cooking.html

Treatment Of Bipolar Children Encouraging


Bipolar disorder, also known as manic- depressive illness, is classified as a major mental illness. Until recently, this problem was not diagnosed in children and adolescents but is now being diagnosed and treated with increasing frequency.
Source: www.intelihealth.com/IH/ihtIH/WSIHW000/333/8014/348431.html

Teasting


Teasing is to be expected in any child's life. But here's how parents can prevent it from creating emotional harm.
Source: www.intelihealth.com/IH/ihtIH/WSIHW000/8271/25761/212080.html?d=dmtContent

Infection Can Spread Fast to Others


It's amazing how quickly a simple infection can spread among children, especially those in school or day care. Is there a bug going around your child's school that you need to know more about? Check out KidsHealth's Infections section to learn all about common and not-so-common childhood infections, including symptoms, contagiousness, and treatments.
Source: www.kidshealth.org/parent/infections/index.html

Delayed Speech or Language Development


Your child is 2 years old and still not talking. Should you take him to a professional? Get the answers about speech and language development in this article for parents.
Source: www.kidshealth.org/parent/emotions/behavior/not_talk.html

Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder Now Recognized In Children


Researchers have long struggled to explain OCD's rituals, but one thing they have learned recently is that for years the condition went undiagnosed and untreated in thousands of children because OCD had been considered an "adult" malady.
Source: www.intelihealth.com/IH/ihtIH/WSIHW000/333/8014/350499.html

Wearing a Bicycle Helmet


Do you know how to wear a bicycle helmet? How about which number of sun protection factor to use? If you could use a brush-up on some basic outdoor safety skills, check out Playing It Safe Outdoors and on the Road.
Source: kidshealth.org/kid/watch/index.html
 

A Kid's Guide to Adoption


Adoption can be hard to understand or even accept, but it helps many people in lots of ways.
Source: www.kidshealth.org/kid/feeling/home_family/adoption.html

Dealing With Bullies


Bullies are often hard to get along with and the things they do may be hurtful. Find out how to be brave with bullies in our article for kids.
Source: www.kidshealth.org/kid/grow/bullies.html

The Real Deal on the Digestive System


Find out what happens to the food you eat when you read this article just for kids!
Source: websrv01.kidshealth.org/kid/body/digest_noSW.html

Emergencies


Emergencies require quick and clear thinking. Learn about emergencies and first aid in our special section devoted to it.
Source: www.kidshealth.org/kid/watch/index.html

Stuttering


Do you or does someone you know ever have a hard time getting words out? Get the whole story on stuttering and other speech problems in this article for kids.
Source: www.kidshealth.org/kid/feeling/emotion/stuttering.html

When It's Just You After School


Just you after school? Get the lowdown on being home alone with our kids' article - you'll learn how to stay safe, what to do if you're lonely, and more.
Source: www.kidshealth.org/kid/watch/house/homealone.html

Infections may be catching


Infections may be catching, but there are things you can do to protect yourself. Find out about flu, strep throat, and pink eye in the Infections section.
Source: www.kidshealth.org/kid/health_problems/index.html

What Kids Should Know about Alzheimer's


We all forget things once in a while, but Alzheimer's disease, a condition older adults get, is different than normal forgetting. Learn more in this article for kids.
Source: www.kidshealth.org/kid/feeling/adults/alzheimers.html

What Girls AND Should Know about Breast Cancer


Do you have questions about breast cancer? What is it? How is it treated? Can it be prevented? Read our article on breast cancer, written just for kids with questions like these.
Source: www.kidshealth.org/kid/feeling/adults/breast_cancer.html

Surviving Stepsiblings


The loss of a parent or your parents' divorce can be hard enough to deal with, but what happens when your parent remarries? If you have stepsiblings or know someone who does, you'll want to read our kids' article on surviving stepsiblings!
Source: www.kidshealth.org/kid/feeling/home_family/stepsiblings.html

Who Do You Deal with Your Feelings?


Is stress stressing you out? Anger eating you up? Dealing with feelings may seem easier said than done. If your emotions are running wild, check out this section on how to deal with life's ups and downs.
Source: www.kidshealth.org/kid/feeling/index.html

Shyness


Being shy is a normal part of growing up. Do you want to learn how you can be less shy or why being shy is a good thing? Read this article for kids to find out!
Source: www.kidshealth.org/kid/feeling/thought/shy.html

Friends can Make You Laugh and Cry


Friends can make you laugh and cry (sometimes even at the same time!) If you have questions about friends, check out the My Friends section and find the answers you've been looking for.
Source: www.kidshealth.org/kid/feeling/index.html

Having Your Tonsils Out


When germs cause too much trouble in the tonsils, sometimes the tonsils get taken out! Read this article to learn about what a tonsillectomy is like and what happens afterward.
Source: www.kidshealth.org/kid/feel_better/things/tonsils_out.html

Memory Matters


Memories are a great thing. Do you know how to protect yours? Use your head, and read our article on memory written just for kids!
Source: www.kidshealth.org/kid/health_problems/brain/memory.html

 

Why Does My Nose Run?


You may have heard the old joke: if your nose is running and your feet smell, you must be upside down! But when you were done laughing, did you ever stop to wonder why your nose runs?
Source: www.kidshealth.org/kid/talk/qa/nose_run.html

What Are Freckles?


Whether you like freckles or not, you might wonder where they come from and why certain people have them. Read all about freckles in this article written just for you!
Source: www.kidshealth.org/kid/talk/qa/freckles.html

When It's Just You in an Emergency


You may never be part of a dramatic rescue, but don't ever think that just because you're a kid, you can't help. Learn what to do when it's just you in an emergency in this article for kids!
Source: www.kidshealth.org/kid/watch/house/emergency.html See also Emergency on this site.

Why Does Eating Ice Cream Give Me a Headache?


That vanilla ice-cream cone has quickly given you a bad headache, also known as brain freeze. If you want to know more about the pain in your brain, read our article for kids.
Source: www.kidshealth.org/kid/talk/qa/ice_cream_headache.html

Diets, Caffeine, Cooking


Everyone likes to eat, but are you eating the right kinds of foods in the right amounts? Get the scoop on diets, caffeine, cooking, and much more in the Fabulous Food section.
Source: www.kidshealth.org/kid/stay_healthy/index.html

Autism


If you've ever wondered what the word autistic means, then this article is for you! Learn what autism is, what causes it, and what life is like for kids who have it.
Source: www.kidshealth.org/kid/health_problems/brain/autism.html
 

Getting Calcium On Young Girls' Radar


Ninety percent of girls ages 9 to 12 don't get enough calcium in their diets, according to the National Osteoporosis Foundation. Tessa Mullins, 12, probably isn't one of them.
Source: www.intelihealth.com/IH/ihtIH/WSIHW000/22030/8896/350374.html

What Are Reflexes?


Have you ever wondered why your elbow or knee suddenly twitches and moves right after you hit it against something? You didn't even try to move it - it's like it did it all on its own! Read about how and why reflexes happen in this article just for kids!
Source: www.kidshealth.org/kid/talk/qa/reflexes.html

What Makes Me Sneeze?


If you just sneezed, something was probably irritating or tickling the inside of your nose. Learn more about why you sneeze in this article for kids.
Source: www.kidshealth.org/kid/talk/qa/sneeze.html

Am I Too Fat or Too Thin?


Some people think that your weight is determined only by how much you eat, but that's only part of it. If you have questions about your body size, read our article for kids about body size.
Source: http://www.kidshealth.org/kid/stay_healthy/fit/fat_thin.html

Kids and Alcohol


If you're a kid, alcohol can mess up your life. Read this article to find out more about kids and alcohol, including how to tell whether you or someone you know has a problem.
Source: www.kidshealth.org/kid/stay_healthy/body/alcohol.html

CDC study documents salmonella resistant to important drug for kids


Salmonella illnesses resistant to the standard drug used to treat serious forms of the infection in children are emerging nationwide, government researchers warn. Source: www.healthcentral.com/news/newsfulltext.cfm?ID=46285&src=n49

Low-calorie diet may help children shed pounds safely


Health experts agree that the burgeoning rate of childhood obesity in the US has reached epidemic proportions. There is less consensus about how to reverse the trend, which is expected to cause a dramatic rise in the number of people who suffer from heart disease, type 2 diabetes and premature death in the coming years.
Source: www.healthcentral.com/news/newsfulltext.cfm?ID=46200&src=n49

A 'real' head banger


There are kids for whom head banging is a compulsive disorder. If your little boy does not have other symptoms, other behavior problems beyond the head banging, I would assume that he's having plain old-fashioned tantrums, which is what a kid does to get attention, or because he is too young to handle his complex feelings of rejection, jealousy and anger.
Source: www.healthcentral.com/drdean/DeanFullTextTopics.cfm?ID=46316&src=n49

 

Boys Not as Tough as Society Thinks (12/22/00)


"Crying is for girls," according to the childhood taunt. But boys may be more fragile than girls, suggests new research published in the Christmas issue of the British Medical Journal.

"Boys are more vulnerable (than girls) even before they are born," Dr Sebastian Kraemer of the Tavistock Clinic in London, UK, told Reuters Health. ``This is evident in the newborn boy who is developmentally behind newborn girls.''

Perinatal brain damage is more common among boys, as are other "obstetric catastrophes" such as congenital deformed genitalia and limbs and cerebral palsy, Kraemer writes.

And the battle continues throughout life, suggests Kraemer, a consultant child and adolescent psychiatrist.

After birth, boys are three to four times more likely than girls to have developmental disorders--such as specific reading delay, autism, stammering, and Tourette's syndrome--and twice as likely to have conduct and disorders.

In addition, girls seem to be more academically fit than boys. Results of a national secondary education examination taken by 16-year-olds in England show that more than 50% of girls obtained a grade of C or above compared to roughly 40% of boys.

However, males ``tend to have superior skills in mathematic and other non-verbal tasks,'' Kraemer points out.

In adulthood, men are more likely than women to suffer circulatory disorders, diabetes, alcoholism, ulcers and lung cancer. In cases of substance abuse--also more common among males--men may not notice signs of illness, and are less likely to seek medical help when they do, Kraemer states. Males are also more likely to commit suicide.

"Before concluding that maleness is a genetic disorder, it is important to note that the foregoing data are embedded in social values about normality," Kraemer writes.

For example, "male advantages in physical strength and spatial skills were probably more useful in the past," he explains.

Kraemer asserts that his findings may have implications for the upbringing of boys.

"If parents knew that boys were more sensitive they would not try to toughen them upbut would realise that to make a strong and brave man you have to give him sensitive care,'' he notes.

"Doctors, too, need to be aware that male patients may withhold their health concerns for fear of appearing needy or may ignore them altogether," Kraemer concludes.

Source: British Medical Journal 2000;321:1609-1612.

Children Can Overdose on Ritalin


With so many American youngsters on Ritalin--the drug of choice for attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)--parents may forget that it is a strong drug with the potential for overdose.
Source: www.healthcentral.com/news/newsfulltext.cfm?ID=45961&src=n49

Kangaroo' Parenting in Brazil has Good Results


"Kangaroo mothering," where mother and baby are in continuous skin-to-skin contact, improves the care of premature babies in intensive care, and even makes good financial sense for the hospital, a Brazilian doctor told a medical meeting here
Source: www.healthcentral.com/news/newsfulltext.cfm?ID=46047&src=n49

Children's Anxiety at an All-time High


Looking back on "the good old days" through rose-colored glasses can seem like a grownup's favorite pastime. But recent findings suggest that in some ways, these adults may be onto something. According to a study, children and young adults today feel more anxious compared with their counterparts in the 1950s.
Source: www.healthcentral.com/news/newsfulltext.cfm?ID=45962&src=n49

Protecting Your Kids From Colds And Flu


Cold and flu season is upon us once again. Over the next few months, we will see lots of sniffles, sneezes, coughs, sore throats and other symptoms, in children and adults alike. It s important to know about these illnesses and how best to prevent them.
 

New Research On Autism Points To A Novel "Gut" Disease In Some Kids


A maverick British scientist who now works in Austin has completed a new study on autism that links the disease to a novel intestinal illness.
 

Program Reduces Eating Disorders In Girl Athletes


A peer-led, sport team-centered program reduces eating disordered behavior and body-shaping drug use in female high school athletes, according to an article in the November issue of The Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine, one of the JAMA/Archives journals.
Source: American Medical Association
 

Kids Don't Exercise Nearly Enough At Preschool


Children are supposed to play, run, jump and be active for at least two hours a day, but most aren't doing even half that much at preschool, says one of the first large studies to examine physical activity in children ages 3 to 5.
 

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