Kids' Ailments Health News

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9/14/2009
Very Small Head Size Could Signal Problems in Newborns

Early screening urged for detection of epilepsy and other health issues, experts say

9/11/2009
Swine Flu Trials Continue to Point to 1-Dose Vaccine

U.S. reports unusually high flu activity, most of it swine variety

9/11/2009
Actress Helps Promote New Campaign for Meningitis Vaccine

Rare, often deadly, infection tends to strike young adults, expert says

9/10/2009
Treating Childhood Leukemia With Fewer Side Effects

Dutch researchers skip radiation treatments, some chemo but add corticosteroid

9/8/2009
Motivation May Be at Root of ADHD

Scans suggest that symptoms stem from deficits in brain's rewards system

9/4/2009
U.S. Issues Swine Flu Guidelines for Day-Care Programs

Vaccination, good hygiene practices are among recommendations to protect young children

9/3/2009
Swine Flu Poses Risk to Kids With Neurological Conditions

But U.S. officials say death rate seems no higher than with seasonal flu

9/2/2009
Keep Your Flu Shots Straight This Fall

What you need to know about vaccinations for swine flu, regular flu

9/2/2009
New Technique Offers Hope for Kids With Immune Deficiency

Stem-cell transplant without chemo can help avoid treatment toxicity, research shows

9/1/2009
Swine Flu on Campuses Boosts Call for Vaccinations

Officials expect return of virus that first surfaced last spring

8/27/2009
Another Report Finds Swine Flu Targeting the Young

But health experts emphasize that most infections are relatively benign

8/25/2009
Smokers' Cars Loaded With Nicotine

Levels twice those found in places that permit smoking, study suggests

8/24/2009
Abuse of ADHD Drugs on the Rise

Jump in poison control center calls mirrors increasing prescriptions, study shows

8/8/2009
Good Planning Paves Way for Kid's Operation

Before your child undergoes surgery, follow these helpful tips

7/31/2009
After Neuroblastoma, Chronic Problems Often Await

Survivors are found to have more health and social issues years later

7/31/2009
Homelessness Tied to Kids' Mental Health

Doctors should be on the alert for problems, expert warns

7/26/2009
Giving Statins to Kids Provokes Debate

Cholesterol-lowering drugs may help young hearts, but long-term use raises concerns

7/22/2009
Gene Mutation Could Be Key to Rare Blood Vessel Disease

Finding may lead to new treatments, researcher says

7/16/2009
New Insights Could Help Shield Babies From Diarrhea Bug

Birth rate patterns, vaccination can greatly influence rotavirus' spread, CDC says

7/15/2009
Many Kids Outgrow Chronic Headaches

Those with migraines more likely to struggle in adulthood, study finds

7/15/2009
Rare Cells Linked to Pediatric Cancers

Discovery could pave the way for future targeted treatment

7/9/2009
Stroke in Children Rare But Costly

U.S. study finds pricetag hits $42 million a year

7/9/2009
Vaccine May Someday Thwart Ear Infections

Tested on animals, liquid would be administered externally

7/7/2009
New Weapon Emerges to Fight Kids' Cavities

Xylitol syrup may protect baby teeth from decay, much like fluoride, study finds

7/1/2009
Obesity Rates Continue to Climb in U.S.

Eight of 10 states with highest number of obese adults are in the South, report says

7/1/2009
Antibiotics May Boost Risk for Recurrent Ear Infection

Researchers urge more temperate prescribing of amoxicillin in kids

6/26/2009
Teens With Eating Disorders Benefit From Parents' Help

Research shows that recovery improves with family involvement

6/24/2009
For Kids With Leukemia, Radiation May Be Safe to Skip

Today's chemotherapy regimen often is enough, study finds

6/17/2009
Genes May Raise Risk of Neuroblastoma in Kids

Finding sheds light on cause of lethal cancer, expert says

6/17/2009
Taking Aim at Relapse of Leukemia in Kids

Researchers say discovery could lead to lifesaving drugs

6/8/2009
Too Much Computer Gaming Can Steal Your Sleep

Hard-core gamers lose almost two hours of slumber a night, study suggests

6/2/2009
Health Issues in Childhood Often Show Up in Adulthood

Physical, mental stress at young age can have lifelong effects, research shows

6/2/2009
New Program May Help Teens at High Risk for Depression

Behavioral approach was less effective if parent was depressed during child's treatment

6/1/2009
Depression Treatment Wanes Following FDA Warnings

Advisories led to 'unintended consequences,' researchers say

6/1/2009
Many Childhood Cancer Survivors Not Checking for Second Malignancies

Another study found some also suffer PTSD years after treatment

5/29/2009
Stimulant Chewing Gum Can Be Dangerous for Kids

Case report details how two packs sent 13-year-old to hospital

5/26/2009
Risks Remain for Childhood Cancer Survivors

Chance of developing another tumor stays high throughout life, study finds

5/26/2009
Attention Problems in Kindergarten Could Spell Long-Term Academic Trouble

They have bigger impact than issues such as depression, anxiety, study finds

5/23/2009
For Young Ballplayers, Support and Caution Are Key

Preventing injury takes practice, on and off the field, experts say

5/19/2009
Hospitalization Rates Higher in Kids Who Get Flu Shots

Link likely due to other health problems in children most recommended for vaccination, experts say

5/19/2009
Overweight Moms More Likely to Have Asthmatic Kids

Inflammation may drive the connection, researchers say

5/19/2009
Molecule in Skin May Link Eczema and Asthma

Finding in mice might explain progression from skin to breathing condition

5/15/2009
Immune Therapy May Aid Kids With Neuroblastoma

Researchers praise new treatment for deadly cancer

5/8/2009
Bullying Seems to Affect Kids Years Later

Study finds psychotic symptoms in preteens who'd been tormented

5/5/2009
Writing Disorder May Be Common Among Kids

Study finds rate as high as 14.7 percent in one Minnesota city

5/4/2009
Diluted Bleach Baths Ease Kids' Eczema

5- to 10-minute soaks, twice a week, prevent painful flare-ups, study finds

4/17/2009
Drug May Be Dangerous for Kids With Graves' Disease

Medication known as PTU can cause liver disease, experts say

4/7/2009
Parents Worry That 'Alcopops' Encourage Teen Drinking

The flavored drinks should carry warning labels, survey respondents say

4/6/2009
More U.S. Kids Taking Diabetes, Blood Pressure Drugs

Prescriptions rose by more than 15 percent in 3 years, researchers say

4/5/2009
Breathe Easier Knowing Spring's Pollen Triggers

Children are especially vulnerable to seasonal allergies, so be prepared, expert says