Kids' Ailments Health News

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4/3/2009
Hispanic Children More Likely to Have Hearing Loss

Second study finds rare eye disease missed, mistreated among urban youngsters

3/26/2009
AIDS Drug Slows Spread of Deadly Childhood Brain Cancer

Study finds it suppresses enzyme vital to tumor growth

3/26/2009
U.S. Asked to Do More for Kids' Mental Health

Report urges new role in coordinating, funding local prevention efforts

3/24/2009
Danon Disease Can Be Quickly Fatal, Study Finds

Heart experts stress the importance of genetic testing and diagnosis

3/16/2009
To Rid Heads of Lice, Wet-Combing May Work Best

But researchers say visual inspections can help determine scope of infestation

3/16/2009
New Treatments Improve Control for Severe Asthma

Using the medications as directed is key, however, experts say

3/16/2009
Using Music and Sports to Improve Kids' Asthma

More consistent medication use, fewer ER visits result, studies find

3/16/2009
Exposure to Peanuts May Build Tolerance to Allergy

The therapy is still experimental, and more research is needed, study says

3/13/2009
Musicians' Brains Tuned to Emotions in Sound

Finding suggests children with language disorders may benefit from tonal training

3/3/2009
Impulsive Kindergartners May Turn to Gambling

It's just one of the serious consequences these children are prone to, study suggests

3/3/2009
Smoking, Drinking Should Matter in Movie Ratings, Parent Survey Finds

But, they underestimate potential impact film scenes have on their kids

3/3/2009
2 Hours Glued to TV Doubles Kids' Asthma Risk

Association found in both genders regardless of weight issues, study finds

3/2/2009
City Kids Find the Breathin' Is Easier Elsewhere

Mild asthma symptoms fall after just a week away, study finds

2/16/2009
Not Many U.S. Kids Need Statins

Fewer than 1% with high cholesterol, study shows

2/12/2009
Court Says Vaccine Not the Cause of Autism

Ruling, involving 3 families, seen as setback for parents who fear a link

2/4/2009
Gene Mutation Tied to Majority of Cases of Mental Retardation

Finding might lead to better diagnosis and drug treatments, study says

2/4/2009
RSV to Blame for 1 in 13 Pediatrician Visits

Respiratory virus strikes healthy kids, and it affects more youngsters than flu, study finds

2/3/2009
Childhood Beach Vacations May Boost Melanoma Risk

Each seaside stay increased skin moles by 5%, study found

2/3/2009
Mouse Study Suggests ADHD Drug Might Be Addictive

But expert says finding doesn't apply to patients because doses used were so high

1/31/2009
Aggressive Treatment Effective in Kids' Brain Cancer

Newer radiotherapy delivery systems cut dose, side effects after rare disease surgery

1/30/2009
Kids Who Spend More Time Outdoors Have Better Vision

Study finds youngsters who are parked indoors more likely to develop myopia

1/29/2009
Home Renovations by Affluent Families Can Unleash Lead Threat

Much of the work involves older homes, but lead paint wasn't banned until 1978

1/26/2009
Hallucinations Are Rare Side Effects of ADHD Medications

Visual or tactile sensations of bugs an uncommon, but possible, reaction, study finds

1/23/2009
Salmonella Common in U.S. Poultry

2 outbreaks highlight the dangers of infection from live birds, report shows

1/21/2009
Common Asthma Treatments Don't Work for Virus-Induced Wheeze

Preschoolers wheezing from a cold won't benefit from steroids, study finds

1/20/2009
Older Drug Effective in Treating Pediatric Nerve Cancer

Low, short-term doses of DFMO helps prevent disease spread, study finds

1/19/2009
Preschool Lunch Doesn't Always Pack Nutritious Punch

Study finds meals from home often lack fruits, veggies, whole grains

1/16/2009
Saliva Test Could Indicate Autism

Presence of abnormal proteins might be sign of the condition, study says

1/14/2009
Hard-to-Treat Leukemia Cell Subtype Identified

Discovery suggests new treatments for aggressive form of childhood disease, study says

1/14/2009
FDA Finds No Link So Far Between Asthma Drugs and Suicide Risk

Singulair, top-selling drug for teens, plus Accolate and Zyflo show no behavioral changes in trials submitted by manufacturers, agency says; safety review to continue

1/13/2009
Counseling Lacking for Adolescents With Arthritis

Study says more programs needed for transition to adult health care

1/13/2009
Vicks VapoRub Linked to Infant Breathing Problems

Misuse may cause respiratory distress, researchers say; company says product is safe

1/9/2009
Childhood Leukemia Subtype Resists Treatment

Those with rare gene have disease relapse often within 5 years of apparent remission

1/7/2009
Gene Governs Response to Leukemia Chemotherapy

Acute lymphoblastic leukemia is most common pediatric cancer

1/7/2009
More 'Screen Time' Linked to Poor Fitness in Girls

But teenage boys don't seem to be as susceptible, study suggests

1/6/2009
Childhood Trauma Tied to Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Finding means condition could be biologically driven, researchers say

1/5/2009
Gastric Bypass Halts Diabetes in Obese Teens

Surgery could help them avoid long-term complications of blood sugar disease, scientists say

12/31/2008
Dubious Drugs, Tainted Foods Top 2008's Health Stories

But deaths from heart disease, cancer show encouraging drop

12/19/2008
Most Kids With Type 1 Diabetes Lack Vitamin D

Deficiency can increase bone fracture risk, researchers say

12/19/2008
Limiting School Snacks Boosts Fruit, Veggie Consumption

The increase, while modest, was significant, study finds

12/12/2008
Nut Bans in Schools May Be Spurring Hysteria

Expert says lack of exposure could also perpetuate more allergies among kids

12/11/2008
Study Questions Value of Anti-Meth Campaign

Kids seem to be ignoring message that methamphetamine is dangerous

12/10/2008
38% of U.S. Adults Use Alternative Treatments

As do 12% of children, new government survey says

12/9/2008
Steroid After Tonsillectomy Raises Bleeding Risk

But dexamethasone did limit vomiting and results are preliminary, researchers note

12/9/2008
Report Finds Fault With U.S. Health Services for Teens

Among recommendations: More coordinated care, better training for providers

12/8/2008
Malaria Vaccine Effective in Latest Trials

Mosquito-borne disease kills nearly 1 million people, mostly African children, every year

12/8/2008
Laws Governing Indoor Tanning by Teens Don't Work

Study says lax enforcement probably to blame; experts cite risk of skin cancer

12/5/2008
Flu Shots Worthwhile for College Students

Getting seasonal vaccine reduced illness rates, missed classes, study shows

12/5/2008
Decongestant Exposure Needs Closer Look

Study says pseudoephedrine for kids under 2 poses toxicity issues because of use patterns

12/1/2008
Health Needs of Autistic Children Often Unmet

Expenses greater than those for kids with other special needs, report shows