Kids' Ailments Health News

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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

12/14/2009
Half of U.S. Kids With Mental Issues Are Getting Help

Depression and anxiety often go unrecognized, experts say

12/11/2009
Swine Flu Infection Rates Continue to Fall

Just 14 states reporting widespread H1N1 activity, down from 25 states last week, CDC says

12/10/2009
Swine Flu Has Infected 1 in 6 Americans: CDC

Children, young adults still bear the brunt of H1N1, with the most hospitalizations and deaths

12/9/2009
General Mills to Cut Sugar in Kids' Cereals

Food maker responds to calls for more nutritious breakfast food

12/9/2009
Kids Who Beat Cancer Still Face Heart Risks

Chance of cardiovascular problems stays high for 30 years, study finds

12/4/2009
Swine Flu Continues to Wane

Whether the H1N1 virus will come back during winter isn't known, CDC says

11/24/2009
Dangerous Toys Still on Store Shelves, Report Finds

Focus on toys that pose choking hazard, are too loud, or contain dangerous chemicals

11/20/2009
Swine Flu Declining in Some Parts of U.S.

But, flu activity remains high and is expected to continue, CDC says

11/20/2009
Discovery Boosts Boys' Prospects for Post-Cancer Fertility

Testicular cells could be preserved for later use, study suggests

11/19/2009
Parental Monitoring Can Curb Teen Marijuana Use

Those who keep an eye on their kids help stave off unwanted behavior, study says

11/16/2009
Experts Urge School Screening of Athletes' Hearts

Inexpensive EKGs would reduce risk of sudden death, study finds

11/6/2009
Wood Fires Can Harm the Youngest Lungs

Exposed infants more susceptible to bronchiolitis, study finds

11/2/2009
One Dose of Swine Flu Vaccine Works for Pregnant Women

Young children need two doses, spaced several weeks apart, U.S. health officials say

10/30/2009
At Least 114 U.S. Kids Dead From Swine Flu

Two-thirds had chronic health problems, CDC says

10/28/2009
Preventive Antibiotics Help Some Kids Fend Off Urinary Infections

Modest reduction may be worthwhile for those most at risk, experts say

10/28/2009
1 Million More Doses of Swine Flu Vaccine on Hand

Gap between supply and demand starting to close, U.S. officials say

10/27/2009
Antipsychotic Drugs Spur Dramatic Weight Gain in Kids

Researchers urge other alternatives, close monitoring of patients

10/26/2009
Sebelius: There Will Be Swine Flu Vaccine for All Who Want It

But the HHS secretary admits that delays are limiting supplies so far

10/25/2009
Obama Declares Swine Flu a National Emergency

Action allows hospitals to better handle large numbers of patients as outbreak spreads

10/23/2009
Swine Flu Vaccine Still in Short Supply

Goal of 40 million doses by end of October won't be met, CDC says

10/23/2009
Production Problems Plague Delivery of Swine Flu Vaccine

Despite significant shortfall, CDC says all Americans who want shot will be able to get one, eventually

10/22/2009
Swine Flu Parties? Send Your Regrets, Experts Say

Some parents reportedly exposing healthy kids to those already sick with the H1N1 flu