Kids' Ailments Health News

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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

12/29/2016
For Kids With Kidney Disease, Race May Play Role in Outcomes

Risk of death from kidney failure is 36 percent higher in black children than in whites, study finds

12/29/2016
Fish Oil During Pregnancy May Cut Kids' Asthma Risk

High doses linked to 30 percent drop in children's odds of developing the airway disease, study finds

12/22/2016
Smoking in Pregnancy Tied to Kidney Damage in Kids

Raised risk of reduced organ function seen in 3-year-olds whose moms smoked while pregnant

12/16/2016
Down Syndrome May Not Be Big Financial Burden on Families

Having a child with the condition costs about $80 more a month in medical expenses, study finds

12/13/2016
Emergency Surgery Riskier for Kids in Poorer Countries

Seven times more likely to die within 30 days of abdominal procedures for appendicitis, hernias, study finds

11/27/2016
How to Prevent Spread of the Skin Infection Impetigo

It's a common childhood ailment, but adults can get it, too

11/24/2016
Consider Eye Safety When Choosing Kids' Toys

As holiday shopping season kicks off, here are tips on buying toys and sports-related items

11/21/2016
Earnings Fall After a Child's Cancer Diagnosis

Mothers more likely than fathers to stop working, study finds

11/17/2016
More U.S. Kids Getting Drug-Resistant Infections

Finding highlights growing problem of antibiotic resistance

11/10/2016
Doctors Use iPads to Treat 'Lazy Eye,' With Mixed Results

New studies show no clear, long-term advantages to so-called binocular gaming over traditional eye patching

11/8/2016
Kids With Cardiac Arrest Less Likely to Survive CPR at Night

Researchers don't yet know why chances of success better at other times of day

11/8/2016
Parents Often Miss Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder in Kids

Signs may include nightmares, avoiding reminders of the trauma, feeling unsafe, researchers find

11/7/2016
Childhood Cancer Survivors Living Longer But Not Always Better

Those treated in 1990s more likely to report pain and poor health as adults, researchers say

11/7/2016
Few States Have Plans for Kids Returning to Class After Concussion

Students need an appropriate return to mental work, doctors say

11/4/2016
Pint-Sized Football Players Still at Risk for Injuries

Youth leagues attract kids as young as 6, and they should be taught how to play the game safely

10/28/2016
Deadly Measles Complication May Be More Common Than Believed

One more reason to get your child vaccinated against the disease, infection experts say

10/28/2016
Skin Patch May Help With Peanut Allergy

Delivering small amounts of peanut protein boosted tolerance for about half of young patients in study

10/27/2016
Study Questions Use of Migraine Meds in Kids, Teens

Researchers found sugar pill worked as well as commonly prescribed drugs

10/26/2016
Parent-Led Autism Therapy Shows Lasting Benefits

Early intervention reduced symptom severity years later, study finds

10/21/2016
More Kids and Teens Heading to ER With Headaches

Study finds hospital admissions for head pain also up; reasons are unclear

10/17/2016
Foster Kids Face Higher Risk of Health Problems: Study

They were even more vulnerable than children in low-income, single-parent families

10/12/2016
Mom-to-Be's Antidepressant Use May Be Tied to Speech Issues in Child

Study shows a link but can't prove cause and effect, and experts stress that overall risk is small