Kids' Ailments Health News

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7/8/2011
Ankle Braces May Protect Young Basketball Players

Study found they reduced the number of sprains and fractures high school athletes suffer

7/7/2011
Fewer U.S. Teens Having Babies, Binge Drinking: Report

But more kids are using drugs and living in poverty

7/5/2011
Tots Who Are 'Late Talkers' Typically Turn Out Fine: Study

Children not talking by age 2 usually catch up with no lasting issues, researchers say

6/30/2011
Hong Kong Strain of Scarlet Fever Unlikely to Spread to U.S., Experts Say

But they advise keeping an eye on outbreaks of chickenpox, which may result from the illness

6/29/2011
Organ Transplant Drug Might Treat Rapid-Aging Disease in Kids

Early trial with cells in lab shows promise, but much research remains to be done

6/21/2011
Parents Find Media Rating Systems Lacking

Create a univeral system to rate movies, TV and video games, study suggests

6/16/2011
High School Kids Get Too Many Sugary Drinks, Too Little Exercise: CDC

Only one in 10 kids meets federal goals for fitness, study reveals

6/13/2011
Training via Video Game Shown to Boost Kids' Brain Power

Don't expect similar results from everyday games, researcher says

6/9/2011
Preschool's Benefits Linger Into Adulthood, Study Finds

After 25 years, kids enrolled in fulltime program had better life than children who were not, researchers say

6/8/2011
Girls May Be More Resistant to Autism Than Boys: Study

Genetic studies suggest they have to suffer more genetic mishaps than boys to develop disorder

6/7/2011
Childhood Cancer Survivors at Greater Risk for Tumors as Adults

Early exposure to pelvic radiation ups the risk of subsequent tumors in that region, study finds

6/2/2011
U.S. Serves Up New Nutrition Guidelines on 'MyPlate'

The logo, which replaces the Food Pyramid, is designed to encourage healthful eating

6/2/2011
Divorce Can Hurt Kids' Math Scores, Friendships

Study finds children who fall behind in these areas may not catch up for years

6/1/2011
Can Removing Tonsils, Appendix Boost Early Heart Attack Risk?

Tonsillectomy, appendectomy before age 20 may slightly raise threat, study suggests

6/1/2011
Earpieces Can Minimize Possible Risks From Cellphones, Experts Say

Advice follows warning that microwave radiation from the devices a possible carcinogen

5/18/2011
FDA Advisers Urge Infant Doses for Kids' OTC Fever Relievers

Would better protect those under 2 who use products like Children's Tylenol, experts say

5/17/2011
FDA Panels to Weigh Dosing Labels for Kids' OTC Fever Relievers

Might better protect those under 2 who use products like Children's Tylenol, experts say

5/16/2011
Tonsil Removal Might Cure Bedwetting in Some Kids With Sleep Apnea

Study shows additional benefit of the surgery for certain children

5/12/2011
U.S. Murder Toll From Guns Highest in Big Cities: CDC

And the homicide rate was highest among children and teens

5/6/2011
Everyday Exercise Can Help Kids With Cystic Fibrosis: Study

Taking walks, dancing, shooting hoops improved fitness, lung function in patients

5/4/2011
Treating Kids for Environmental Ills Costs U.S. $76B a Year

Left unchecked, pollution, chemicals, other toxins will continue to push health costs skyward, researchers say

5/2/2011
Soaring Costs Deprive Some Children of Medical Care

Excessive financial burden keeps parents from filling prescriptions, calling doctor, study finds

5/2/2011
Mom's Exposure to Plastics Chemical Tied to Baby's Wheeze

Higher BPA levels in pregnancy doubled likelihood of breathing problem at 6 months, study says

4/29/2011
You're Not Doing Your Teen Any Favors by Letting Them Drink

Study finds this permissive approach leads to alcohol-related problems later in life

4/28/2011
Quick Screening May Help Spot Autism in Babies

Questionnaire targets 1-year-olds at well-baby check-ups

4/25/2011
Bullied Kids Showing Up in School Nurses' Offices

Those with physical complaints for no apparent cause 'may be getting picked on,' research finds

4/22/2011
HIV Kids Growing Up Well, Study Finds

With survival improved, researchers now look at long-term complications

4/22/2011
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Hits Teens, Too

Dutch study finds pediatricians more apt to diagnose the condition than general practitioners

4/21/2011
Pesticide Exposure in Pregnancy Linked to Lower IQ in Kids

Three new studies on organophosphates can't prove cause-and-effect, however

4/21/2011
Poverty Can Hinder a Child's Cognitive Development, Study Says

Family instability has no impact, researchers report

4/20/2011
Children With HIV at Higher Risk of Drug Resistance

Poorer adherence to multi-drug regimens could be to blame, experts say

4/19/2011
Minority Kids With Heart Defects More Likely to Die in Childhood

Black children affected have 32% greater odds of dying before five than white peers, study finds

4/19/2011
Most Parents Vaccinate Kids, Trust Docs' Advice on Shots

Yet too many still rely on misinformation from celebrities, survey says

4/19/2011
Health Tip: Kid-Proof Your Bathroom

Safety suggestions to keep children safe from injury

4/19/2011
Too Many Parents Think Injuries Are 'Part of the Game'

But half of team-sports injuries are preventable, survey says

4/18/2011
Parents Want Genetic Testing for Kids: Study

But direct-to-consumer screening for children can backfire, experts say

4/13/2011
Wearing a Cast? Be Careful How You Scratch That Itch

Experts advise against using pencils, other items to ease the discomfort

4/8/2011
Short Bursts of Exercise Good for the Heart: Study

And it's not as time-consuming as less strenuous workouts, researchers say

4/7/2011
Doctors Most Trusted Source of Vaccine Information, Study Finds

But parents also pay attention to government, celebrities and other parents

4/6/2011
Autism Diagnoses Still More Likely in Richer Neighborhoods

But as awareness grows, gap is narrowing, study finds

4/4/2011
Evidence Weak to Support Many Medications for Autism: Study

Anti-psychotics may help control disruptive behaviors, but side effects called significant

4/3/2011
Pediatrics Group Offers Guidelines to Keep Young Campers Safe, Healthy

Involve kids in camp selection, get med check-ups and discuss homesickness beforehand

3/30/2011
Childhood Mental Health Woes Could Hurt Adult Romance, Finance

Study found more trouble with relationships, earning potential

3/29/2011
Death Rates of Children, Young Adults Show Reversal

Global improvements among kids 4 and under not matched among those 15 to 24, study finds

3/25/2011
Interest in Toys May Predict Success of Autism Home Therapy

Tots who played the least seemed to benefit most from parent-guided autism program, study found

3/24/2011
Children With Tourette Syndrome Have Better Motor Control, Study Finds

Enhanced abilities likely result from brain changes linked to constantly repressing tics, researchers say

3/22/2011
Screening Seems to Catch Dangerous Heart Condition in Kids

But testing combo not routinely done in the United States, researchers note

3/21/2011
Keep Kids in Rear-Facing Car Seats Until 2, Experts Say

Pediatricians' group says positioning kids longer in this way is safer

3/18/2011
Acne May Blemish Teens' Emotional Lives, Too

Review of data shows links between the skin disorder and raised odds for depression

3/17/2011
Germs Thrive on Horns Passed Around in School Bands: Study

Instruments tested from one troupe were contaminated with bacteria, fungi