Kids' Ailments Health News

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9/8/2010
Kids Playing With Laser Pointers May Be Aiming for Eye Trouble

Teen boy damages retina with Internet-purchased 'toy,' doctors say

9/8/2010
Kids on HIV Drug Cocktail May Need Revaccination

Immunity to childhood diseases can wane more quickly than in children without the virus, researchers say

9/7/2010
Many HIV-Infected Kids Could Use Cheaper Treatment Safely

Study found that returning to nevirapine still kept viral load down for most

9/4/2010
Parents Can Take Steps to Boost Kids' Health, Well-Being

Pediatrician offers tips to start the school year right

9/3/2010
Lead Exposure May Delay Puberty in Girls

Occurred even at blood levels below those recommended for treatment, NIH found

9/3/2010
Infants May Display Subtle Autism Signs at 6 Months: Study

Infrequent gazing at others without prompting may be a tip-off, researchers say

8/31/2010
Babies Born Late May Face Small Cerebral Palsy Risk

But researcher cautioned real risk is still very low for both late-term and pre-term newborns

8/30/2010
Concussion Rates Soar Among Younger Kids

Pediatrician group issues new guidelines for sport-related head injuries

8/20/2010
Cyberbullying, 'Sexting' Major Problems for Schoolkids

Parents need to help protect children from online harassment, risky acts, expert says

8/19/2010
More U.S. Teens Get Recommended Vaccines

CDC sees rise in shots against meningitis, whooping cough

8/19/2010
High School Football Players Prone to Heat-Linked Illness

They're much more vulnerable than kids playing other sports, study finds

8/18/2010
Bad Habits Tied to Recurrent Headaches in Teens

Study suggests quitting smoking, exercising, losing weight can cut their frequency

8/17/2010
1 in 5 U.S. Teens Has Developed Hearing Loss

Overuse of MP3 players is the likely cause, a leading expert suggests

8/14/2010
Tough Childhoods May Contribute to Adult Heart Disease

Abuse, poverty or social isolation can have longer-term consequences for health, expert says

8/7/2010
Back-to-School Tips on Backpack Safety

Four factors keep students from shouldering a too-heavy load

8/5/2010
U.S. Military Surgeons Saving Children's Lives in Afghanistan

War, poverty and lack of doctors take toll on youngsters' well-being

8/3/2010
Foster Kids Gain From Mentoring, Relationship Skills

Quality programs can boost their mental health, study finds

7/30/2010
Mom's Weight Before Pregnancy May Affect Weight of Child

Women overweight/obese before conceiving more likely to have overweight/obese kids: study

7/29/2010
Story-Telling More Difficult for Brain-Injured Children: Study

Parents can help by spending more time developing narratives, researchers suggest

7/26/2010
Make Sure Your Kids Are Safe in the Water

Drowning can happen 'quickly, silently, and without notice,' expert warns

7/23/2010
Urge Kids to Drink Water During Hot Weather: Expert

Make sure it's readily available and watch for signs of dehydration, doctor advises

7/16/2010
Kids Who Do Poorly in School More Likely to Become Bullies

Youngsters who have trouble resolving problems with others also at risk of becoming bullies, victims or both, researchers say

7/14/2010
Medical Studies Involving Kids May Be Prone to Bias

Industry-funded trials at greater risk of distortion than nonprofit or government-sponsored: review

7/14/2010
Mood Disorders Going Undetected in U.S. Children

Without treatment, anxiety and depression can plague kids through adult years, experts warn

7/12/2010
Eye Chart Exams for Teens May Miss Vision Problems

The tests detect nearsightedness accurately but not farsightedness or astigmatism, study shows

7/12/2010
Screening Guidelines Miss Many Kids With High Cholesterol

Researchers suggest that universal testing may be a better option

7/9/2010
As Parents Lose Jobs, Kids Often Lose Out on Health Care

Unemployment greatly ups odds that children will face gaps in care, study finds

7/9/2010
Childhood Obesity Boosts Risk of GERD

Extremely obese older children have a 40 percent higher risk of the painful digestive disease, researchers say

7/7/2010
Relentless Heat Threatens Your Health

Kids, elderly are most vulnerable, but experts say simple steps can help

7/4/2010
Children, Elderly Need Protection From Soaring Temperatures

Family, neighbors can save lives through simple precautions, researchers say

7/3/2010
Leave July 4 Fireworks to the Pros

Fireworks caused two deaths and nearly 9,000 injuries in 2009, report says

6/28/2010
Kids With Coordination Disorder More Likely to Be Overweight

Condition may interfere with physical activity, researchers say

6/28/2010
When Parents Smoke, Kids' Weight, Behavior May Suffer

Research suggests tie between lighting up and child's health, although cause-and-effect not clear

6/28/2010
Combo Vaccine Raises Risk of Fever-Related Seizures in Kids

MMR, varicella vaccines given separately seem safer, though real risk still rare, study finds

6/21/2010
More Than Half of Pediatricians Make Diagnostic Errors: Survey

The most common was mistaking viral for bacterial infections, review found

6/17/2010
Prognosis Good for Most Children With Epilepsy: Study

Kids whose seizures are unrelated to underlying disease or brain damage likely to go into remission, researchers find

6/16/2010
Parents Ill-Informed About Kids' Concussion Risks

But most support strict head injury guidelines for school sports, survey shows

6/14/2010
Harmless Brain Abnormalities in Kids Pose Disclosure Dilemmas

Doctors need guidelines for discussing anomalies found in 'routine' MRIs, researchers say

6/10/2010
Tiniest Babies Don't Hurt Family Health in Long Run

Study finds few differences compared to normal weight peers by young adulthood

6/7/2010
Military Deployment May Affect Kids' Health Care

Children of single parents saw the doctor less frequently, study found

6/7/2010
Targeted Therapy Shows Promise Against Deadly Brain Cancer

Small trial found compound slowed drug-resistant medulloblastoma in children

6/2/2010
1 in 5 College Students Admitted to Drunk Driving, Study Found

And more than 40 percent of 20-year-olds rode in a car with an intoxicated driver, researchers say

6/2/2010
Impulsive Behavior, Drinking Decline in Early Adulthood

Biggest improvement occurs between 18 and 25, researchers say

6/2/2010
Childhood Brain Tumors May Respond to Measles Virus

Treatment looks promising in laboratory and animal tests, researchers say

5/28/2010
Johnson & Johnson Criticized Over Drug Recall

Criminal penalties are one option, FDA says

5/24/2010
Children With Epilepsy Feel on Par With Healthy Siblings

Parents disagree, may underestimate their quality of life, researchers say

5/24/2010
Global Death Rate for Children Lower Than Thought

But progress in United States, Canada lagging behind other developed countries, study finds

5/24/2010
Childhood Cancer Survivors Face Health Problems Throughout Life

More likely to struggle with medical issues as adults, analysis finds

5/24/2010
'Button' Batteries Killing, Disabling Children

Researchers call for safety controls to prevent more tragedies from accidental swallowings

5/23/2010
Parents Want Electronic Access to Their Children's Docs: Survey

E-mail, Internet access could reduce frustration, researchers say