Kids' Ailments Health News

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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

3/16/2011
Xolair Reduces Seasonal Asthma Attacks for Inner City Kids: Study

Injectable drug also cuts down on number of asthma flares, researchers report

3/16/2011
EPA Proposes Tougher Air Pollution Rules for Power Plants

Guidelines could prevent 120,000 cases of childhood asthma and thousands of deaths, heart attacks yearly, agency says

3/14/2011
'Medical Homes' Help Kids Get Comprehensive Care

But minority, low-income and chronically ill children least likely to have one, study says

3/12/2011
Asthma Awareness Can Help Prevent Rush to ER: Experts

Thousands wind up in hospital daily because of poorly managed disease, physicians' group says

3/7/2011
Surviving Serious Childhood Illness Takes Toll Later: Study

Not achieving educational, work goals can plague young adult survivors, researchers say

3/7/2011
In Shaken Baby Syndrome, Women as Likely to be Perpetrators as Men: Study

But men are more likely to cause greater injury and to confess the crime, researchers say

3/4/2011
Study Finds Men Need More Support Before, After Child Birth

Giving men an outlet for their fears and worries about childbirth, parenthood will be good for the whole family, study finds

3/2/2011
Even Tiny Tots May Develop Mental Health Problems

Apathy, withdrawal, depression affect the very young, too, experts say

2/28/2011
Kids' Fevers May Not Always Need Treatment

Pediatric group recommends lowering a temp only when child is uncomfortable

2/23/2011
Kids Growing Up on Farms Less Likely to Have Asthma

Study finds exposure to variety of barnyard microbes may lower risk of airway disease

2/23/2011
Violent Video Games May Not Desensitize Kids: Study

Data suggests children's long-term 'emotional memory' not affected

2/22/2011
Supreme Court Rejects Vaccine-Safety Lawsuit

Says nation's vaccine court is designed to handle such claims

2/17/2011
Delivery Even a Bit Early May Mean Developmental Delays

But study also suggests interventions can help children catch up to peers

2/17/2011
Many Kids Who Drink Get Liquor From Home: Report

Almost 6% of 12- to 14-year-olds drink, and many get booze from a parent, experts say

2/16/2011
1 in 5 Kids With Cold Develops Middle Ear Infection: Study

But most mild cases can be treated without antibiotics, researchers say

2/14/2011
Hand Movements May Give Clues to ADHD Severity

But some experts question the usefulness of the study findings

2/11/2011
Overweight Kids Who Exercise Improve Thinking, Math Skills: Study

Chronic sedentary behavior 'is compromising children's ability and achievement,' research suggests

2/6/2011
Frequent Pitching Could Harm Kids' Shoulders, Elbows

They should pitch no more than 100 innings per calendar year, and some less, experts say

2/4/2011
Rare Children's Strokes Sometimes Misdiagnosed

MRI might be a better way to identify ischemic strokes, researchers say

2/2/2011
Parents Have Stronger Relationship When Dad Plays With Kids

But when father shared caregiving duties, researchers found conflicts

2/2/2011
Better Nutrition Seems to Help Preemies With Lung Disease

Babies with above-average weight gain showed the most improvement, small study finds

1/29/2011
Multiple Concussions Raise Teen Athletes' Health Risks

Two or more head injuries can lead to problems with memory, sleep and headaches, study finds

1/25/2011
Changing Parental Behavior May Help Obese Kids Lose Weight

Young children of parents who took classes in nutrition, exercise kept weight off for 2 years

1/25/2011
Breast-Feeding May Counter Some Effects of Childhood Cancer

Bones and heart are among health factors that benefit women, study finds

1/21/2011
Pets May Pass Illnesses to Owners

Sleeping with or being licked by dogs or cats can be conduit for disease, experts warn

1/20/2011
Sleep Study May Be Advisable Before Removing Tonsils, Adenoids

The point is to identify children likely to have post-op respiratory complications, study says

1/20/2011
Nearly Half of Americans Still Suspect Vaccine-Autism Link

18% don't trust measles-mumps-rubella shot, and 30% are undecided, Harris Interactive/HealthDay poll finds

1/12/2011
Antibiotics Can Ease Kids' Ear Infections, Studies Show

Symptoms clear up sooner, more often with treatment, researchers find

1/12/2011
Report Alleges Money Motivated Doctor Behind Autism-Vaccine Scare

Disgraced physician had various schemes to profit from study's aftermath, according to investigation

1/11/2011
Optimism Could Help Kids Keep Depression at Bay

Teaching them to be upbeat may be a buffer, expert suggests

1/11/2011
For College Students, Praise May Trump Sex and Money

Movement to make everyone a winner created 'damaging' sense of entitlement, research suggests

1/10/2011
Sugary Drinks, Foods Might Put Teens at Risk for Heart Disease

Study found those who consumed the most showed more signs of pending cardiovascular trouble

1/7/2011
U.S. Officials Recommend Reduced Fluoride Levels in Water

Goal is to prevent kids from getting too much, developing spotted teeth, experts say

1/5/2011
Chickenpox Vaccine Cuts Hospitalization Rates: Study

Immunization program reduces illness and disease-related costs, researchers say

12/28/2010
Preteens With Conduct Disorders Risk Violence, Delinquency as Teens

Those who fought, stole, bullied and destroyed property as youngsters more likely to be arrested later on: study

12/28/2010
Hearing Loss Rising Among Teen Girls, Study Finds

Increasing, unprotected exposure to loud club and concert music may be to blame, researchers say

12/23/2010
Doctor Shortage Adds to Pain of Juvenile Arthritis

Specialists can be hard to find, but new treatment method has shown success, experts say

12/23/2010
Lifetime of Arthritis Has Not Held Back Teen

College student diagnosed at age 3 has tried gymnastics, pole vaulting and more

12/21/2010
Kids With Autism May Lack Key Visual Skills, Study Finds

They have difficulty searching effectively for objects in real-life setting, researchers say

12/17/2010
Violent Video Games Don't Predict Aggressive Behavior

New study takes issue with current thinking, points to depression instead