Kids' Ailments Health News

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10/16/2009
11 More Children Die From Swine Flu: CDC

And vaccine production delays mean fewer shots will be available by month's end

10/14/2009
Severe Swine Flu Could Lead to Blood Clots in Lungs: Study

Researchers say CT scans may be needed to spot the risk

10/13/2009
Many Hospitalized With Swine Flu Had Been Healthy

But the majority of cases still involve people with chronic problems, CDC says

10/9/2009
76 Children Dead From Swine Flu: CDC

Finding highlights the need for kids to be vaccinated against the disease, experts say

10/2/2009
Delaying Weight-Loss Surgery May Leave Teens at Risk

Acting before kids gain more improves outcomes, study shows

10/1/2009
Children Need Seasonal Flu Vaccine, Experts Say

Study finds vaccination rates lag behind recommended levels

9/29/2009
Fetal Surgery May Treat Heart Defect

Researchers see some success in alleviating hypoplastic left heart syndrome

9/25/2009
FDA Issues Health Alert on Kids' Tamiflu Dosages

Warning follows report that dosing instructions for liquid medication don't match syringe measurements

9/24/2009
Letter Warns About Tricky Dosing With Liquid Tamiflu for Kids

Meanwhile, CDC says rapid test for swine flu not effective

9/22/2009
Rising Heat, Humidity Raise Risk of Asthma Flares

Weather changes send more wheezing youngsters to the ER, study finds

9/21/2009
Many Teens Circumvent Tanning Bed Laws

Though operators largely follow the rules, the laws are too lax, study shows

9/18/2009
Gene Mutation Linked to Fever-Induced Seizures

Finding could lead to better treatment options, study suggests

9/17/2009
Childhood Stroke More Common Than Thought

Study finds double the incidence reported previously

9/16/2009
Insured Kids With Uninsured Parents Miss Needed Health Care

Study finds they're more likely to go without checkups, preventive counseling

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