Kids' Ailments Health News

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8/10/2017
Rotavirus Vaccine Cut Kids' Hospitalization, Medical Costs

Virus a common cause of diarrhea among children, study authors report

8/9/2017
By Age 12, Poor May Show Signs of Heart Risks Ahead

Neck arteries are narrower than those of wealthier children, study says

8/2/2017
Know the Signs of Concussion

This serious health threat affects kids as well as adults

8/1/2017
Young Cancer Survivors Struggle to Resume Social Activities

Strains on finances, relationships and life plans take a toll, researchers find

7/26/2017
Time to Catch Up on Reading, Writing … and Routine Shots

Before kids head back to school, make sure they're up-to-date on their vaccines

7/24/2017
Does Your Child Really Have a Food Allergy?

Food sensitivity and intolerance may be mistaken for allergic reaction, even by doctors

7/21/2017
Making the Most of Childhood Wellness Visits

Advance preparation can help get your questions answered

6/20/2017
Childhood Chemo May Have Lasting Effects on Memory

Study found timing of treatment seemed to play a role

6/8/2017
Migraine Warning Signs May Differ in Kids, Adults

Treating before a headache starts might lead to more effective pain relief, specialist says

6/5/2017
Cancer Drug Helps Some Kids With Rare Type of Leukemia

Dasatinib prolonged survival in chronic myeloid leukemia patients, study says

5/5/2017
Untreated Vision Problems Plague U.S. Preschoolers

Minority children miss out on early eye exams the most, researcher says

5/5/2017
'Dr. Google' May Undermine Parents' Trust in Their Pediatrician

Tell the doctor what info you saw online so your concerns can be addressed, study suggests

4/29/2017
Summer Camp Prep for Kids With Allergies, Asthma

Meet with staff beforehand and clarify expectations, doctor advises

4/26/2017
Cancer Risk Rises After Childhood Organ Transplant: Study

Yet overall chances to any one child remain low, researchers stressed

4/25/2017
Obesity Quadruples Kids' Type 2 Diabetes Risk: Study

About 415 million people worldwide have the disease, which is costly to treat but can be prevented

4/21/2017
Many Students Reluctant to Use Asthma Inhalers at School

Survey suggests it's one reason why many children have poor control of their condition

4/20/2017
Don't Give Kids Medicines With Codeine, Tramadol: FDA

Agency strengthens warning labels on these medications to address dangers

4/17/2017
What's the Best Seasonal Allergy Med for Your Kid?

Wealth of options may leave moms and dads wondering which kind and how much to give, survey finds

4/13/2017
Could a Clinical Trial Help Your Child?

FDA outlines what to ask before enrollment

4/3/2017
Gene Changes May Put Childhood Cancer Survivors at Risk

1 in 4 kids who lived through cancer developed another cancer by age 45, study finds

4/3/2017
Obesity in Early Pregnancy May Raise Child's Risk of Epilepsy

The heavier the mom, the greater the odds of the seizure disorder, study suggests

4/3/2017
Most U.S. Kids Who Die From Flu Are Unvaccinated

Researchers estimate about two-thirds of pediatric deaths could be prevented by flu shot

3/23/2017
Scientists Spot Gene for Rare Disorder Causing Deafness, Blindness

Child must inherit genetic mutation from two deaf parents, researchers said

3/20/2017
Parents Don't Always Head to Child's Doctor When Illness Strikes

Poll says many would turn to urgent care centers, thinking it's faster than seeing usual physician

3/14/2017
Too Much Screen Time May Raise Kids' Diabetes Risk

Study finds 3-plus hours each day linked to increased body fat and insulin resistance

3/8/2017
More Folic Acid in Pregnancy May Protect Kids From High Blood Pressure

If mothers have heart disease risk factors, nutrient benefits children, study suggests

3/7/2017
Banishing Asthma-Inducing Mice Allergens on the Cheap

Do-it-yourself approach works as well as professional extermination services, study finds

3/7/2017
City Tax on Cars Cut Pollution, Kids' Asthma Risk

Traffic measure in Sweden reduced rates of wheezing disease by 50 percent, researchers report

3/7/2017
Kidney Transplant Survival Up Among Babies, Kids

Patients under age 10 now have the best long-term chances of not rejecting organ, study finds

3/6/2017
Obesity May Raise Girls' Risk of Asthma, Allergies

But same was not true for boys, study found

3/6/2017
Nasal 'Nerve Block' May Help Ease Kids' Migraines

But one headache expert says procedure not without risks, pain relief not significantly better than meds

2/28/2017
Kids Should Be Screened for Lazy Eye by Age 5

Waiting later could lead to permanent vision problems, U.S. panel says

2/24/2017
'Superbug' Infections Striking More U.S. Kids

Antibiotic-resistant germs no longer confined to hospitals, study warns

2/22/2017
Headaches Often Strike Before Strokes in Kids: Study

But, brain attacks are still very rare in children

2/20/2017
There's Fun and Fitness in the Pool for Asthmatic Kids

High humidity in indoor pools can also help keep airways open and prevent attacks, doctor says

2/17/2017
Is Surgery Always Needed for Kids' Appendicitis?

Review found many with inflamed appendix were fine with antibiotics alone, but more research needed

2/14/2017
Low-Income Kids More Likely to Have ADHD, Asthma

Autism more often diagnosed among children in higher-income families, study finds

2/10/2017
Flu Cases Spiking Across the United States: CDC

Hospitalizations and deaths among kids and adults on the rise

2/10/2017
Air Pollution May Raise Risk of Type 2 Diabetes

Study of obese Hispanic children suggests smog might boost chances of developing the blood sugar disorder

2/9/2017
8 Ways to Help Kids Dodge Germs

Boosting your child's immune system lets them stay in cold- and flu-fighting shape

2/6/2017
Most Adult Survivors of Childhood Cancers Enjoy Good Sexual Health

Study finds especially toxic treatments were tied to later issues, but most rated sex lives as positive

1/26/2017
Kids With ADHD Make 6.1 Million Doctor Visits a Year in U.S.: CDC

Mental health specialist says study raises more questions than it answers

1/26/2017
Docs: Kids to Suffer Under Trump's Tough Immigration Policies

Climate of fear can harm their health, development, pediatricians' group says

1/25/2017
Gene Therapy Helps 2 Babies Fight Type of Leukemia

Tweaking T-cells from healthy donor allowed infants to reach remission, researchers report

1/25/2017
Body Cooling Little Help to Kids When Heart Stops: Study

No difference seen in survival, brain function outcomes when compared to normal temperature control

1/16/2017
Parents Have Mixed Views on When to Keep Sick Kids Out of School

Most agree those with diarrhea should stay home, but about half would send a child who had thrown up

1/12/2017
How to Spot a Common, Potentially Dangerous, Childhood Illness

Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) is similar to a cold but can lead to complications that include pneumonia

1/10/2017
Kids' Care May Suffer When Parents Clash With Medical Staff

Doctors, nurses made worse decisions when confronted by 'an angry mother,' study finds

1/10/2017
Special Diet May Be Boon for Kids With Crohn's, Colitis

Eating plan focuses on natural, non-processed foods, such as fruits, veggies and nuts

1/9/2017
Are Heartburn Meds During Pregnancy Linked to Asthma in Kids?

Analysis suggests, but doesn't prove, that these children were one-third more likely to see a doctor for asthma