Kids' Ailments Health News

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11/15/2013
How to Handle a Child's Seizure

First incident requires emergency medical care, expert says

11/15/2013
Health Tip: Ease the Sting of Strep Throat

Offer the right liquids to drink

11/14/2013
Even Football Heroes Can Be Laid Low by Depression

Colleges need to ensure that mental-health issues are identified and addressed, athletic trainers say

11/7/2013
Despite Major Progress, Some Childhood Cancers Are Still Killers

Better funding is vital to improve treatments, experts say

11/1/2013
Few Parents Use Kids' Asthma Meds Correctly: Study

The result: inaccurate dosing and uncontrolled symptoms

10/28/2013
Flu Can Kill Even Healthy Children, Study Finds

Unvaccinated kids are at greater risk, CDC researcher says

10/14/2013
Irregular Bedtimes Lead to Behavior Problems in Kids: Study

But, setting a consistent bedtime can get children back on track, researcher says

10/10/2013
High Blood Pressure Common Among Overweight Kids

Pediatricians should be vigilant about screening, researcher says

10/9/2013
Depression During Pregnancy May Raise Risk of Psychiatric Trouble in Kids

Researcher says finding suggests the condition should be treated in expectant moms

10/8/2013
Smog, Stressed Mom May Raise Risk of Behavior Woes in Kids

Exposure to a combination of the two in the womb is worse than either alone, study suggests

9/28/2013
Tips for Preventing, Coping With Pinkeye

Conjunctivitis more likely to spread with school in session, expert says

9/25/2013
Survey Could Spot Parents Who Shun Child Vaccinations

Under-immunized children more likely to develop and spread serious infectious diseases

9/19/2013
Braces Seem to Benefit Many Kids With High-Risk Scoliosis

Study suggests that surgery to correct curvature of spine can be avoided for most of these patients

9/12/2013
Vaccine Coverage High in U.S., but Measles Outbreaks a Concern: CDC

159 cases reported so far this year in unvaccinated people

9/12/2013
Report: Child Neglect a Continuing Problem in U.S.

More research called for to prevent and treat occurrences

9/9/2013
Whooping Cough Risk Higher Among Kids Who Miss Vaccinations: Study

It's important to get all doses without delay, researchers say

9/4/2013
Scientists Pinpoint Which Kids With Heart Muscle Disease Are in Most Danger

Key risk factors measured at diagnosis can guide treatment for cases of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy

9/2/2013
Parents' Goals Guide ADHD Treatment Choice

Therapy may be more successful when decision-making is shared, researcher suggests

8/26/2013
Parents Deliberately Making Child Ill Can Be Deadly

Family violence expert warns doctors to be on lookout for Munchausen syndrome by proxy

8/23/2013
Allergies, Asthma Show Links to ADHD: Study

All three conditions on the rise, but it's unclear whether ADHD risk is affected by others

8/12/2013
Induced Labor Linked to Raised Risk of Autism, Study Suggests

Male children seem to be most vulnerable, researchers report

8/12/2013
Childhood Tummy Aches May Be Tied to Adult Anxiety, Depression

Study looked at young adults a decade later

8/7/2013
Obese Kids More Likely to Have Asthma, With Worse Symptoms

Study analyzed medical records of more than 600,000 children

8/6/2013
Earlier Acne Outbreaks May Be Caused by Earlier Puberty: Experts

New guidelines released to help doctors treat younger patients age-appropriately

7/18/2013
Researchers Spot Mutant Gene Behind Defects That Can Cause Kidney Failure

Discovery could help doctors identify those at risk for the kidney, urinary tract defects

7/17/2013
Black Kids With Diabetes Less Likely to Get Eye Exams

Diabetic children at higher risk for retinopathy, which can lead to blindness, studies show

7/16/2013
FDA Approves Brain Wave Test for ADHD

Device is designed for children 6 to 17 as part of a complete psychological examination

7/1/2013
Early Respiratory Infection May Double Type 1 Diabetes Risk: Study

Researchers looked at children who had first-degree relatives with the autoimmune disease

6/24/2013
Kids' Sinusitis Might Not Need Antibiotics, New Guidelines Say

Doctors can 'watch and wait' for an additional 3 days

6/19/2013
A Deadly Form of Diabetes That Doctors Sometimes Miss

Common signs of type 1 diabetes often resemble symptoms of other illnesses

6/17/2013
Sibling Bullying Can Lead to Depression, Anxiety in Victims

Study says it may be as damaging as abuse from peers

6/11/2013
Chronic Illness Afflicts Most Childhood-Cancer Survivors, Study Finds

Treatment-related lung and hearing problems common at age 45

6/5/2013
Recession Forced Cutbacks in Care for Special Needs Kids: Study

Some families curtailed dental visits, medicines for children with chronic health problems

6/3/2013
Whooping Cough Cases Rise as Parents Opt Out of Vaccine

In New York, study found unvaccinated kids were 14 times more likely to get illness

5/24/2013
Low-Income, Minority Parents More Open to HPV Vaccine for Girls, Study Says

White, middle-class parents less accepting of the cervical cancer shot, researchers contend

5/21/2013
Removing Tonsils Helps Kids With Sleep Apnea, Study Finds

Better slumber improved daytime energy and behavior, but not memory, learning, researchers say

5/21/2013
Weather Worries Can Threaten a Child's Mental Health

Psychologist offers advice for coping with tragedies like the Oklahoma tornado

5/20/2013
Study: Older Whooping Cough Vaccine More Effective

But it was phased out because of side effects; newer version works, study notes

5/14/2013
Even Low Levels of Lead Hamper Kindergartners' Reading Skills: Study

Some experts say no level of exposure is safe, push for zero tolerance from CDC

5/8/2013
Researchers Pinpoint Cause of Port-Wine Stain Birthmarks

Single, random change to gene during fetal development causes birthmarks and the more serious Sturge-Weber syndrome

5/6/2013
No Need to Toss Your Child's Toothbrush After Strep Throat, Study Suggests

The common practice may be unnecessary because strep bacteria typically don't survive

5/6/2013
More Kids Diagnosed With Mental Health Disabilities, Study Finds

Conditions such as autism, ADHD appear to drive 16 percent increase in a decade

5/6/2013
Death Rate Dropping for Children on Dialysis: Study

Better care, advances in technology may explain improved survival for these young kidney failure patients

5/3/2013
Kids on Medicaid May Face Barriers to Eczema Treatment

Study investigated access to dermatologists for children with the skin condition

5/2/2013
Lipsticks, Glosses Contain Toxic Metals: Report

Children should not play with these products, researcher says

5/1/2013
Drug Shows Some Benefit for Kids With Autism

Study found no gains in lethargy, social withdrawal, but those on the drug improved in other ways

5/1/2013
More Than 4,000 U.S. Kids Hurt Each Year on Amusement Rides

Researchers call for standardized safety regulations to reduce injuries

4/27/2013
Protect Your Kids From Pollen Allergies: Expert

Tips for keeping allergens away from their skin, out of air in your home

4/26/2013
More Infants Surviving With Serious Heart Defects, Study Finds

But death risk still too high, researchers say

4/25/2013
Newborn's Placenta May Predict Autism Risk, Study Suggests

Identifying infants with higher odds could improve treatment, researchers say