Kids' Ailments Health News

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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

6/18/2012
American Kids Getting Fewer Prescription Drugs: Study

Antibiotic use is down, but ADHD and asthma prescriptions went up

6/13/2012
Young Kids With Hip, Thigh Fractures Heal Well With Single-Leg Casts

Study found healing equal to double-leg casts, with easier caregiving for parents

6/5/2012
Disney to Curtail Junk Food Ads Aimed at Kids

Change will affect the media giant's child-focused TV channels, radio stations and websites

6/4/2012
After Chest Radiation, Girls at Greater Risk for Early Breast Cancer: Study

Even those childhood cancer survivors who got low doses should be screened yearly, researchers say

5/25/2012
More Mental Health Care Urged for Kids Who Self-Harm

Parents, ER docs need to be alert for signs of behavior such as cutting, experts say

5/17/2012
Parents Often Lose Sleep Over Child's Epilepsy, Study Finds

Many sleep in the same room or bed as their child because of worries about nighttime seizures

5/17/2012
Experimental Drug Helps Fight Some Childhood Cancers, Study Finds

Targeted therapy is effective, has few side effects, but larger trials needed, researchers say

5/15/2012
Two-Drug Combo Helps Teens With Migraines

Many doctors already prescribe Treximet off-label to this age group, expert says

5/12/2012
Does Your Child Have Seasonal Allergies or a Cold?

Expert describes how parents can tell the difference

5/9/2012
FDA Seeks Less Radiation for Kids Getting X-Rays, CT Scans

Manufacturers asked to take their safety into account with use of machines, design of new scanners

5/4/2012
A Heart Disease Veteran at Just Age 12

Survivor stresses importance of asking questions and pushing for answers

5/4/2012
Today's Kids May Be Destined for Adult Heart Disease

Solution lies in instilling healthy habits, not adding medication, experts say

5/1/2012
Many Asthmatic Kids Harmed by Secondhand Smoke: Study

Exposure leads to more doctor visits, disturbed sleep, exercise limitations

4/30/2012
Children Usually Excluded From Clinical Drug Trials: Study

Kids with chronic illnesses might react differently to new medicines than adults, researchers say

4/30/2012
Two-Drug Therapy Helped Kids With Type 2 Diabetes

But best combination of meds for young patients still isn't known, experts say

4/27/2012
Some Schools Don't Let Kids Carry Asthma Inhalers

Policies run counter to law, place children at risk, experts say

4/25/2012
New Techniques May Improve Infant Heart Surgery

Two monitoring methods could warn doctors of brain damage, researchers say

4/24/2012
Measles Deaths Falling Worldwide

But more than 100,000 still die each year, report says

4/20/2012
'Catastrophic' Head Injuries to High School Football Players Rising

Annual report found fewer deaths but more cases of permanent brain damage

4/12/2012
Parents of Kids With Cancer No More Likely to Break Up

Danish study found stress of coping with disease did not raise chances of separation

4/7/2012
Heavy Backpacks Give Kids Back Trouble

Extra weight puts them at risk of scoliosis and low back pain, researchers say

4/5/2012
Parents of Children With Cancer Wary of Online Health Information

Study found they had concerns about accuracy, fears of 'worst-case scenarios'

4/5/2012
Study Suggests Treating Dyslexia Before Kids Learn to Read

The learning disability is linked to problems with visual attention, researchers contend

3/22/2012
Common Respiratory Virus Affecting Many Young Children

No vaccine for RSV, but hand washing can help prevent spread, expert says

3/12/2012
Childhood Leukemia Survival Rates Reach 90 Percent

Death rates from acute lymphoblastic leukemia dropped substantially, 15-year study finds

3/8/2012
Surgeon General: Nearly 4 Million U.S. Kids Still Smoke

Report says tobacco industry targets marketing toward children

3/7/2012
Experimental Drug Offers Hope for Rare Bone Disease: Study

Replaces missing enzyme in babies with severe hypophosphatasia

3/6/2012
Amish Farm Kids Have Lower Asthma, Allergy Risk: Study

Findings on Swiss children support notion that early exposure to allergens may be beneficial

3/5/2012
Children With Asthma at Higher Risk for Shingles: Study

Painful skin condition typically strikes older adults, researchers note

2/29/2012
Obesity Linked to Asthma in Children

The association varied by race, ethnicity, study says

2/28/2012
Parents Often Right to Bring Kids With Fever to the ER: Study

But many fevers subside without treatment, aren't serious, U.S. expert says

2/22/2012
All U.S. Adults Should Get Whooping Cough Shot: Panel

Would help protect infants, who are especially vulnerable to the disease

2/21/2012
Study: No Significant Rise in Seizure Risk From Common Kids' Vaccine

Immunizations protect children from life-threatening diseases, experts say

2/21/2012
FDA Moves to Head Off Shortages of 2 Cancer Drugs

Methotrexate highly effective against childhood leukemia; Doxil treats ovarian cancer

2/20/2012
Mom's Nicotine Patch May Raise Baby's Risk for Colic

Behavioral therapy recommended over nicotine replacement during pregnancy, research says

2/17/2012
Brain Scans Might Spot Autism as Early as 6 Months of Age

Preliminary study says communication links in brain drop off before symptoms appear

2/13/2012
Higher Cancer Rate Seen in Children With Juvenile Arthritis

Researchers say fourfold increase might not be linked to treatment drugs

2/6/2012
Antidepressants May Not Raise Suicide Risk in Youth: Study

Despite 'black box warning' for drugs such as Prozac, no increase -- or decrease -- was found

2/3/2012
Asthmatic Moms Who Breast-feed May Help Their Children's Lungs

At age 12, those kids had better lung function than formula-fed kids

2/2/2012
Stroke Can Impact a Child's Language, Hand-Eye Coordination

Problems lingered 10 months after the stroke, research finds