Kids' Ailments Health News

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4/4/2013
Despite Big Progress, Many Kids Have High Lead Levels in Blood

Mineral has been linked to learning and behavioral problems, CDC says

4/2/2013
Child's Cancer Often Causes Parents Severe Distress: Study

Odds of recovery, pain and finances are major worries

3/22/2013
Flu Season Continues to Wind Down

38 states reported minimal activity last week, CDC says

3/21/2013
They're Cute, But Chicks Carry Salmonella Dangers

Major 2012 outbreak was linked to mail-order chicks, ducklings, CDC says

3/20/2013
Measles Can Spread Further Than Thought on Airplanes: Study

Current tracking system needs to take this into account, use other strategies, researchers say

3/20/2013
One in 50 School-Aged Children in U.S. Has Autism: CDC

Significant increase in the prevalence of the condition over the past five years, researchers say

3/19/2013
Gene Mutations Appear Key to Childhood Leukemia Risk, Study Says

Findings may help explain higher rates among Hispanics

3/17/2013
Know What's in Your Child's Medications, FDA Warns

Mixing cold, allergy drugs can cause harm, agency says

3/12/2013
In Seriously Ill Kids, Obesity May Be Tied to Higher Death Risk: Study

But more research is needed to confirm the association, experts say

3/8/2013
Flu Infections Continue to Decline

33 states experienced minimal activity last week, CDC says

3/1/2013
Kids, Seniors Prone to MRSA Infections Depending on Season: Study

Elderly tend to get strain that's dominant in winter, while children more vulnerable to summer strain

2/25/2013
Poll: Many Americans Don't See Their Kids as Overweight

But national statistics contend that there's an obesity epidemic among children

2/25/2013
Health Tip: When Your Child Has a Headache

Follow these tips to soothe the pain

2/22/2013
Children Born With Heart Defects Show Growth Lags 3 Years Later

Study found gaps in weight, length and head size compared to other kids

2/21/2013
Codeine Risky for Kids After Certain Surgeries, FDA Says

10 deaths, 3 overdoses reported following removal of tonsils or adenoids

2/15/2013
Flu Levels Continue to Fall, CDC Says

Activity has decreased in many areas, data shows

2/8/2013
Flu Levels Starting to Fall, CDC Says

While activity remains high, it has decreased in most areas

2/8/2013
Type 1 Diabetes Up 70 Percent in Kids, Study Finds

Experts suspect the jump may be linked to unknown environmental causes

2/1/2013
Flu Still Widespread but Easing in Some States: CDC

45 children have died from flu this season; seniors also especially vulnerable

2/1/2013
Chips, Sodas Out, Healthier Fare In With New School Snack Rules

USDA's proposals go beyond school meals to vending machines

1/29/2013
High Blood Pressure in Kids May Be Less Common Than Thought

U.S. study offers somewhat encouraging finding, but experts say it's tough to pin down 'correct' rate

1/28/2013
No Proof Drugs Ease Kids' Migraines: Study

And some of these meds 'are pretty nasty,' expert says

1/25/2013
Lead Levels Down in U.S. Kids, But Asthma Cases Rising: EPA

Report looks at the environment's effect on children's health

1/25/2013
Flu Still at Epidemic Levels: CDC

Children and seniors especially vulnerable; infections declining in some regions

1/23/2013
People With Egg Allergy Can Safely Get Flu Shot: Experts

With study finding, they advise people to have the vaccine

1/20/2013
How to Tell If Your Child Is Too Sick for School: Expert

If kids aren't well enough to learn, it's best to keep them home

1/18/2013
48 States Now Report Flu Activity, Elderly Hit Hard

It's still not too late to get vaccinated, experts say

1/17/2013
Childhood Obesity Rates Drop in New York City, Los Angeles: Study

State programs promoting healthy lifestyles work, but it takes time before results are seen, researchers say

1/17/2013
Obese Kids May Face Immediate Health Woes, Study Finds

Higher rates of ADHD, asthma and learning problems seen in overweight children, study shows

1/11/2013
Safe Ways to Relieve Your Young Child's Flu Symptoms

Medications not intended for children younger than 4, expert says

1/2/2013
Second Hit Leaves Young Football Player in Wheelchair

Case study highlights dangers of 'second impact syndrome'

12/27/2012
U.S. Children's Hospitals Treating More Complex, Expensive Conditions

Researchers find biggest increase in patients with special needs, such as cerebral palsy

12/26/2012
Shortage of Drug for Children's Cancer May Have Upped Relapse Rates

Using another treatment didn't keep Hodgkin's lymphoma at bay as long, analysis finds

12/19/2012
Drugs Hold Promise for Severe Juvenile Arthritis Patients

Children's pain, fever, rash reduced in two studies, but questions remain

12/19/2012
Gene Therapy Shows Promise for Rare Children's Brain Disorder

Treatment targets chemical that wreaks havoc on nerve cells in kids with Canavan disease

12/18/2012
Quality of Life Can Suffer for Kids With Heart Devices

Study suggests implanted cardiac defibrillators, pacemakers affect self-perception, behavior

12/14/2012
Parents Key to Easing Psychological Impact of Conn. Shootings

Communication can help children, and adults, cope with the senseless tragedy, mental health experts say

11/30/2012
When to Worry About Your Child's Fever

A temperature is 'often a friend,' doctor says

11/26/2012
Cardiac Screening for All Young Athletes Carries Big Price Tag: Study

More than $10 million to save one life in U.S., but critic asks why it needs to cost so much

11/21/2012
OB/GYNs Endorse Over-the-Counter Birth Control Pills

Such a move could reduce the high rate of unintended pregnancies in the U.S., doctors' group says

11/19/2012
Youngest Kids in Class May Be More Likely to Get ADHD Diagnosis

Study suggests their immaturity may lead to unnecessary treatment with medication

11/13/2012
Can Playing Soccer Lead to Brain Damage?

Small study sees changes in white matter; parents shouldn't worry about their kids, experts say

11/12/2012
Many Smokers Light Up With Kids in Car: Study

Smoke-free campaigns should target parent drivers, researchers say

11/2/2012
Dirty Pacifiers May Make Infants Sick: Study

But some experts say concerns about germs are overstated and parents should not be worried

11/1/2012
Obese Children Struggle With Joint Pain: Study

Experts say vicious cycle of inactivity, poor diet set overweight kids up for arthritis as adults

10/29/2012
Docs Make Push to Lower Kids' Pain, Stress in ER

Pediatric group recommends ways to better manage distress

10/10/2012
Many Hospitalized Children Experience Severe Pain: Report

Pain assessment should be integral part of treating kids, researchers say

10/8/2012
CT Scans of Kids in ER With Stomach Pain Skyrockets

Between 1998 and 2008, CT use ballooned from 1 percent to 15 percent of these cases, study shows

10/2/2012
New Autism Criteria Will Have Minor Impact: Study

Most children should still be eligible for care, researchers say

9/27/2012
Flu Season's Approaching So Roll Up Your Sleeve

U.S. health officials say this year's vaccine protects against two new strains