Kids' Ailments Health News

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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

9/26/2012
After Tonsillectomy, Steroids May Not Increase Bleeding

Study contradicts previous European research that found the drugs can cause hemorrhage

9/25/2012
Many Children With Autism Have Other Health Problems, Study Says

Gastrointestinal trouble, heightened sensory responses found in about one-fourth of kids

9/18/2012
Aerobic Exercise Cuts Kids' Diabetes Risk: Study

Just 20 minutes a day improved insulin resistance of overweight children

9/12/2012
Younger Kids Likelier to Gain Weight After Tonsillectomy

Those under 6 years often gain 2 to 5 pounds, study finds

9/3/2012
Bottle-Feeding May Raise Baby's Risk for Intestinal Trouble

Study found chances for serious condition called pyloric stenosis increased by almost 5 times

8/29/2012
Kids With Neurological Conditions at Higher Risk of Flu Death: CDC

Medical, parenting groups working to increase flu vaccination, awareness

8/28/2012
Snoring Kids Should Be Screened for Sleep Apnea: Experts

New guidelines issued by American Academy of Pediatrics also urge weight loss for obese snorers

8/24/2012
Radiation for Childhood Cancer Might Raise Diabetes Risk

Study found kids whose treatment affected tail of pancreas were more likely to have diabetes later

8/21/2012
Unhappy Kids Are More Materialistic, Study Finds

Research with children ages 8 to 10 says TV ads play big part in 'spoiling' those who aren't content

8/20/2012
Secondhand Smoke May Impair Children's Cough Reflex

Reduced sensitivity to respiratory irritants could raise pneumonia risk, researchers say

8/16/2012
Chickenpox Cases Fall 80% Over Decade: CDC

Two-dose schedule will deliver further improvement, experts say

8/5/2012
Sleep Loss Often Disruptive for City Kids With Asthma

Study linked combination to missed school days, ER visits and less sports participation

8/3/2012
Options Increasing for Coping With Kids' Food Allergies

Medication, herbs and desensitization offer alternatives to avoidance, experts say

8/3/2012
For Colorado Family, It's Allergies All Around

Kids avoid long list of foods, but not athletic lifestyle

7/31/2012
Is 'Improved' Vaccine Causing Whooping Cough Outbreaks?

Current shot may be less effective than earlier one, experts suggest

7/31/2012
Depression Rates Rise for Girls During Teen Years

Experts say parents should take signs seriously, intervene early

7/29/2012
Teething Baby? Avoid Benzocaine, FDA Says

This over-the-counter anesthetic can lead to a deadly condition in children

7/25/2012
More Drug Trials Needed for Conditions Affecting Kids: Review

Off-label prescribing common because of lack of research on effects in younger populations

7/23/2012
'Toe-Walking' More Common in Kids With Mental Woes: Study

Many healthy children also adopt this stance, which can lead to posture problems, experts say

7/20/2012
Talk to Your Kids About the Colorado Killings

Mental health experts say children and teens need reassurance at times like this

7/18/2012
'Exposure Therapy' May Be Option for Kids' Egg, Milk Allergies

Small studies found some children could tolerate food 'triggers' with gradual, medically supervised treatment

7/6/2012
Many Hospitalized Kids Struggle With Pain

Study finds nearly 9 out of 10 still suffer, despite treatment advances

6/29/2012
Summertime Is Tonsillectomy Time

Many parents take advantage of summer break to schedule the surgery to give kids time to recover

6/22/2012
HIV Exposure Before Birth May Raise Kids' Risk of Hearing Loss

HIV-positive children most likely to have problems with sound transmission, study found