Kids' Ailments Health News

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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

11/28/2008
Beware of Toxic Toys This Holiday Season

Dangerous chemicals make some playthings unfit for kids, report claims

11/21/2008
Getting Tough on Bullying

Kids, parents and schools need to work together to stop abusive behavior, experts say

11/14/2008
High-Fat Diet While Pregnant May Produce Obese Kids

It may lead to permanent changes in the fetal brain, study says

11/12/2008
Death Rates Higher for Minority Children Awaiting Heart Transplant

14% for whites, 19% for blacks, 21% for Hispanics and 27% for others, study says

11/11/2008
Obese Kids Have Old Arteries

Tests showed their carotid artery walls as thick as that of a middle-aged person

11/10/2008
Heart Valves Fashioned From Stem Cells in Umbilical Cord Blood

They could grow with kids who are born with heart valve defects, researchers say

11/10/2008
Childhood Food Allergies on the Rise

But researchers are working on new therapies to combat the problem

11/10/2008
Poverty May Aggravate Asthma

Researchers found poor children had heightened immune-system gene activity

11/7/2008
Pediatric Heart Surgeons May Be Best Choice for Adults

Study finds these doctors have better results, including survival rates

11/6/2008
Counseling Can Combat Youth Violence

And referrals should start with emergency room doctors, study says

11/6/2008
Salmonella Outbreak Tied to Dry Dog Food Continues

Eight more people -- mostly young children -- infected, bringing total to 79, CDC says

11/5/2008
Powdered Milk Helps Kids Overcome Milk Allergy

Consuming higher and higher doses built up tolerance, study shows

11/4/2008
Extended Therapy Helps Drug-Addicted Teens

Use of detoxification medications produces noticeable results, study says

11/4/2008
Smokers' Homes More Likely to House Hungry Kids

Study finds twice the incidence of 'food insecurity'

11/3/2008
Use of Kids' Meds on the Increase

Obesity and its complications driving the trend, researchers say

11/1/2008
FDA Faulted for Stance on Chemical in Plastics

BPA widely used in baby bottles, food containers; has been linked to diabetes, heart disease

10/31/2008
Excess Weight Gain During Pregnancy a Risk to Mother and Child

It doubles the chances of having a heavy baby, study finds

10/30/2008
Combo Treatment Best for Anxiety Disorder in Kids

Zoloft, cognitive behavior therapy also work well alone, study finds

10/24/2008
Kids Who Drink Before 15 Face Poor Health as Adults

They're 2 to 3 times more likely to develop substance dependence, study says

10/22/2008
Food Allergies Up 18% Among U.S. Children

Reactions lead to higher risk for asthma, other respiratory problems, CDC report says

10/17/2008
High-Risk Kids, Diabetics Need Regular Blood Pressure Checks

Experts offer guidance during hypertension meeting

10/15/2008
Gene Variations, Secondhand Smoke Linked to Early Asthma

The combination nearly tripled the risk for children under 4, study found

10/15/2008
Web Site on Medical Research in Kids Launched

NIH-sponsored effort informs parents about safeguards in pediatric clinical trials

10/10/2008
Flu Can Be Deadly for Young Victims

CDC now recommends shots for those aged 6 months to 19

10/7/2008
Microwaves a Menace for Young Kids

Scalds, resulting in serious injuries, can occur, study finds

10/7/2008
Drug Companies Say No Cold Meds for Kids Under 4

FDA supports industry's voluntary action to change labeling as agency continues to assess whether products are safe for the youngest set

10/6/2008
Hospital Fixes Cut Opiate Errors in Kids

Simple adjustments also save money, since side effects can affect length of stay, study says

10/6/2008
New Test Detects Rare Leukemia More Quickly

Researchers also found technique could track response to treatments

10/4/2008
Book Offers Novel Approach to Weight Loss

Girls who read story with subtle message about health realized some benefits, study says

10/3/2008
FDA Rules How Much Melamine Is Too Much

In wake of China food scare, agency says any amount is too much for infants

10/3/2008
Vision Test for Young Children Called Unreliable

Researchers found standard way of measuring acuity in preschoolers missed problems

10/2/2008
FDA Wants More Time to Study Cold Meds for Kids

More data needed on whether OTC remedies are safe, agency official tells public meeting

10/2/2008
Kids Who Wheeze With Rhinovirus at Higher Asthma Risk

But study can't say whether germs cause condition or just identify those who may get it

9/29/2008
Heart Pump Helps Children Waiting for Transplant

Device approved in Europe, still in clinical trials in U.S.

9/29/2008
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Best for Traumatized Youths

But study also finds too many clinicians still using unproven treatments

9/26/2008
Migraines More Frequent, Intense in Overweight Kids

But weight loss can ease the pain, study shows

9/25/2008
U.S. Kids Take More Psychotropic Drugs Than Europeans

Cultural differences, regulatory practices may explain difference, researchers say

9/24/2008
Flu Vaccine Should Be More Effective: CDC

And officials are urging more Americans than ever before to get a shot this season

9/22/2008
Acid Reflux Linked to Chronic Croup

Study says the finding could help many children with the breathing condition

9/19/2008
Vitamin D Levels Might Predict Risk for MS

Study finds kids with lower levels more likely to develop autoimmune disease

9/19/2008
Acetaminophen Linked to Childhood Asthma

Drug should only be used to treat high fevers in children, experts say

9/18/2008
More Kids Getting Kidney Stones

Doctors blame sedentary lifestyle, obesity, poor diet

9/16/2008
MRI Detects Soft Tissue Damage Affecting Kids' Hearing

Scans could improve docs' ability to diagnose location of defects, study says

9/15/2008
Newer Drugs No Better Than Older Ones for Childhood Schizophrenia

Side effects differ, but most patients find little relief in long run, experts say