Kids' Ailments Health News

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9/17/2010
More Maternal Education Saves Children's Lives

Study found more than 4 million deaths prevented in 2009 by expanding schooling to women of childbearing age

9/15/2010
Smoke-Free Laws May Help Kids Breathe Easier

Scottish study showed 18 percent annual decline in childhood asthma hospitalizations

9/15/2010
Autistic Children Don't Seem to Yawn 'Contagiously'

Study suggests this behavior may signal a lack of recognition of others' feelings

9/13/2010
More Kids Who Play Basketball Suffering Head Injuries

While other types of injuries have declined, concussions have gone up 70 percent, study finds

9/11/2010
Play Heads-Up Football to Avoid Getting Hurt

Campaign seeks to reduce the number of injuries suffered by young athletes

9/10/2010
Heavy Drinking Part of Social Acceptance for Young: Study

This process needs to be considered when creating anti-drinking campaigns, researcher says

9/10/2010
Back to School Can Mean a Return to Head Lice Worries

Close contact fuels infestations, but experts urge vigilance to keep critters at bay

9/10/2010
Kids' Habit of Wallowing Caters to Lice

School nurse suggests parents take a breath, then get meticulous about battling outbreak

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