Kids' Ailments Health News

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9/15/2011
Flu Killed 115 Children Last Season: CDC

Many of the deaths could have been prevented with vaccinations, agency says

9/12/2011
Lifetime 'Dose' of Excess Weight Linked to Diabetes Risk

Type 2 diabetes epidemic in the U.S. may loom even larger than previously predicted, researchers suggest

9/12/2011
Is 'SpongeBob' Too Much for Young Minds?

4-year-olds did worse in thinking skills after watching the cartoon, study says

9/8/2011
9/11 a Life-Defining Day for the Young

As the 10th anniversary approaches, experts offer advice for parents to help kids cope

9/7/2011
Parents Who Smoke at Home May Risk Kids' Academic Success

Family's bottom line can also be undermined, researchers found

8/31/2011
Kids Carrying MRSA Germ Prone to Serious Infection: Study

Separate hospital rooms, topical antibiotics and antiseptics can help with prevention, experts say

8/31/2011
Kids Need Enough Sleep to Succeed at School: Experts

They recommend starting earlier bedtimes before school starts

8/29/2011
Pediatric Groups Want to KO Boxing for Kids

Choose sports that don't encourage blows to the head, policy statement urges

8/23/2011
Study Links Writing Difficulties to ADHD

Kids with the condition 5 times more likely to have problems with spelling, writing than those without it

8/21/2011
Kids of Unhealthy, Disadvantaged Moms More Likely to Be Sickly

They also tend to have asthma, learning disabilities and to make more ER visits, study found

8/18/2011
Thin Children Have More Energy-Burning 'Brown Fat'

Teens with the lowest body mass index have more of this 'good' fat, study shows

8/15/2011
Unemployment Higher Among Childhood Cancer Survivors in Poor Health

They're 8 times more likely to be out of work than those in good health, study finds

8/10/2011
ADHD, Autism May Sometimes Share Gene Mutations

But, the vast majority of children with autism disorders or ADHD don't share these genetic risks

8/10/2011
Baby's Fever May Not Signal Teething

Study finds it may cause temperatures to rise slightly but not go outside normal range

8/6/2011
Adjusting Routines Before School Starts May Ease Transition to Class

Don't try to change your schedule overnight, expert suggests

7/29/2011
Study Finds Kids Want More Info About Their Hospital Care

Excluding them from treatment discussions left them distressed, researchers report

7/27/2011
Cell Phones Don't Seem to Pose Cancer Risk to Kids: Study

But the researchers and other experts urge more research on possible link

7/27/2011
Special Needs Kids Bullied More, Fare Poorly at School

Study's author says the well-being of 'whole' child needs to be considered

7/26/2011
More Kids Eating Calorie-Packed Take-out Food

Study found a third of food eaten now is cooked outside the home

7/25/2011
Preparation Key When Kids With Asthma Go Back to School

American Lung Association urges parents to develop an asthma action plan, share it with teachers

7/25/2011
Teen Athletes at Greater Risk for Osteoarthritis: Study

Those playing high-intensity sports more than 10 times as likely to have impaired hip function

7/20/2011
'Heat Dome' Continues to Throttle U.S.

High temperatures and oppressive humidity pose health risks; doctor offers coping tips

7/18/2011
Secondhand Smoke Linked to Hearing Loss in Teens

Children exposed to it may need to be screened for auditory problems, researchers say

7/15/2011
Kids of Moms With History of Depression Seem Less Happy

Those who rarely smile, laugh or hug may be at higher risk of depression, study suggests

7/14/2011
Food Industry Sets Standards for Advertising to Kids

New criteria are less stringent than U.S government's recommendations

7/12/2011
Tool to Spot Lung Infections in Cystic Fibrosis Patients Called Not Worth It

Procedure not only didn't help, it slightly upped the risk of adverse effects, researchers found

7/12/2011
Soaring Temps Can Pose Serious Health Risks

Experts offer advice on coping with the heat wave gripping much of the U.S.

7/11/2011
Help Your Kids Stay in Shape This Summer

Experts share tips on planning for exercise, fun and healthy eating

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