Kids' Ailments Health News

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5/3/2010
Parent Error Common When Medicating Chronically Ill Kids

Even well-educated parents need more help with lifesaving drug regimens, study finds

5/3/2010
Parents of Autistic Children Turning to Alternative Treatments

Little research supports most options, but families driven by need to help, experts say

5/3/2010
Many Kids With Hepatitis C Are Missed

Untreated, the infection can lead to liver damage, liver cancer, researcher says

5/1/2010
Comprehensive Plan May Help Control Children's Asthma

Hospital visits declined following family education classes, study shows

4/30/2010
Nasal Saline Rinses Reduce Ear Infections in Kids

Small study reports fewer acute infections after daily nasal washes

4/30/2010
Grandparents Play Vital Role for Autistic Children

Many help with child care, treatment decisions and political advocacy, survey finds

4/23/2010
Early Surgery Best for Children With Hearing Loss

Cochlear implants yielded best results when put in those younger than 18 months

4/23/2010
Allergy-Linked Mouth Breathing Spells Trouble for Kids

Children at risk for facial deformities, poor grades, dentists say

4/21/2010
Vaccine Now Misses Many Pneumococcal Infections in Kids

These bacteria can cause pneumonia and meningitis, researchers point out

4/19/2010
Resistant Ringworm Common in Urban Elementary Schools

Study found infection rates highest among black children in kindergarten, first grade

4/12/2010
Early Detection May Prevent Preemie Vision Problems

Eye exams, subsequent therapy may ward off blindness, study finds

4/12/2010
Spanking May Make a Child More Aggressive

Corporal punishment at 3 linked to behavior changes at age 5, study suggests

4/9/2010
Motivational Incentives Help Kids With ADHD

Combining behavioral approach with medication boosts performance, study finds

4/9/2010
Schools Near High-Traffic Areas Increase Kids' Asthma Risks

Exposure to air-polluted environment impacts children's health, researchers say

4/9/2010
More Kids Falling Prey to Sports Overuse Injuries

New campaign highlights need for education and prevention

4/7/2010
Kids Need Parents' Help in Managing Type 1 Diabetes

Adherence to treatment declines if adults fail to monitor, study finds

4/5/2010
Childhood Cancer Survivors At Higher Odds of Early Death

Life expectancy is reduced by 10 years on average, study finds

4/5/2010
Wider Breast-Feeding Could Save Babies' Lives

It could also save U.S. $13 billion a year, study finds

4/2/2010
Unvaccinated Boys at Risk of Mumps-Linked Testicular Problem

Testicles can swell or atrophy as a result, researchers say

3/26/2010
ADHD Symptoms Often Subside Within a Year

Children should be rechecked annually to prevent unneeded treatment, researchers say

3/18/2010
More Kids Now Extremely Obese

Report authors warn of shorter life spans, impending health problems for these children

3/15/2010
Repeated Anesthesia May Hamper Children's Learning Ability

Swedish researchers say loss of stem cells in the hippocampus could be to blame

3/14/2010
Strides Seen in Orthopedic Surgery for Kids

Repairing ACL, meniscus at same time is one advance, 'Tommy John' elbow reconstruction another

3/11/2010
Young Kids to Benefit From Broader Pneumococcal Vaccine

CDC study found newest vaccine lowered chances of those under 5 getting the disease

3/10/2010
H1N1 Flu Spreads Slower Than Seasonal Flu: Study

Data from Texas households confirm that the virus tends to target children

3/10/2010
Youth Baseball Injuries Becoming More Common

Stretching, rest can ease elbow, shoulder pain that plagues many young players, studies show

3/3/2010
Oldest Epilepsy Drug Best for Children

In landmark trial, it beat two newer meds for treating seizures, with fewer side effects

3/2/2010
Child Obesity Rates Going Up

Junk food intake is up, and many kids have few places to burn calories, studies find

3/1/2010
Some Parents Consider Hastening a Sick Child's Death

Desire to save kids terminally ill with cancer from further pain prompts feelings, survey finds

3/1/2010
Parents Still Worried About Vaccine Safety

Although most get their children inoculated, concerns persist, study found

2/2/2010
Lead Exposure May Contribute to ADHD

Two studies report higher levels in kids with symptoms

2/1/2010
Obama Proposes $911 Billion for Health and Human Services

Highlights include efforts to improve food safety, expand child care and boost research

2/1/2010
Fewer Childhood Deaths From Rheumatic Disease

Treatment advances in the 1990s may explain drop, study says

1/28/2010
Haitian Children Need Specific Relief Efforts

Large number of injured calls for specialized pediatric care, researchers say

1/27/2010
Rotavirus Vaccine Could Save Millions of Children Worldwide

Trials in Africa, Mexico show it protects from the common diarrhea-causing disease

1/25/2010
New Guidelines Suggest Botox for Cerebral Palsy

Drug injections can reduce muscle spasticity, experts say

1/18/2010
Voice Control Needs Time to Develop After Cochlear Implant

But complications can occur years after surgery, researchers find

1/17/2010
Shots Relieve Children's Hay Fever, Cut Expenses

Health-care costs drop by one-third, study finds

1/15/2010
55 Million Americans Sickened by Swine Flu So Far

Although infections are declining, health officials still urge vaccinations

1/11/2010
Very Low Levels of Lead Harm Kids' Kidneys: Study

Amounts deemed safe are still too high, researchers say

1/7/2010
EPA Unveils Stricter Smog Standards

Move would improve air quality and benefit people with asthma, heart and lung disease, among others, agency says

1/4/2010
Without Chickenpox Shot, Kids' Risk Rises Ninefold

Vaccine's success at curbing disease has led to false sense of security, experts say

1/4/2010
More Toddlers, Young Children Given Antipsychotics

Researchers question the 'worrisome' trend

1/4/2010
Markers Predict Kids' Risk of Diabetes as Adults

Review found higher blood pressure, body-mass index, blood fat and sugar levels spelled future trouble

1/4/2010
No Proof Yet That Special Diets Ease Autism

Experts say that, for now, parents should work with their child's doctors

1/3/2010
Ear Infections: New Thinking on What to Do

Doctors today often opt for pain relief and waiting to see if antibiotics are needed

12/24/2009
Swine Flu May Be Rewriting the Flu-Season Script

H1N1 could be dominant strain this winter, 'crowding out' typical seasonal flu, experts say

12/23/2009
Nearly 5 Million Doses of Nasal Swine Flu Vaccine Recalled

Tests reveal slight drop in potency, but not enough to require revaccination, FDA says

12/22/2009
As Swine Flu Wanes, So Does Public's Fear

About 60 million people have received H1N1 vaccine, CDC says

12/18/2009
One in 110 U.S. Children Has Autism

Latest CDC estimates reflect growing prevalence of developmental disorder