Kids' Ailments Health News

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Book Offers Novel Approach to Weight Loss

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

FDA Rules How Much Melamine Is Too Much

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

Vision Test for Young Children Called Unreliable

Researchers found standard way of measuring acuity in preschoolers missed problems

FDA Wants More Time to Study Cold Meds for Kids

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

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

Heart Pump Helps Children Waiting for Transplant

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

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Best for Traumatized Youths

But study also finds too many clinicians still using unproven treatments

Migraines More Frequent, Intense in Overweight Kids

But weight loss can ease the pain, study shows

U.S. Kids Take More Psychotropic Drugs Than Europeans

Cultural differences, regulatory practices may explain difference, researchers say

Flu Vaccine Should Be More Effective: CDC

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

Acid Reflux Linked to Chronic Croup

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

Vitamin D Levels Might Predict Risk for MS

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

Acetaminophen Linked to Childhood Asthma

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

More Kids Getting Kidney Stones

Doctors blame sedentary lifestyle, obesity, poor diet

MRI Detects Soft Tissue Damage Affecting Kids' Hearing

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

Newer Drugs No Better Than Older Ones for Childhood Schizophrenia

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

Safety Gear a Must to Prevent Kids' Sports Injuries

Concussion most common danger, expert says, so head, face gear should take priority

Banning Soft Drinks in Schools Has Small Impact

Study finds only limited gains from no-sale policies

Most U.S. Kids Getting Recommended Vaccinations

More than 77% are fully inoculated, federal officials say

Kids of Stressed, Low-Income Moms Prone to Weight Problems

Anxiety may prompt the children to eat unhealthy foods, study suggests

Youth Suicides Continue to Rise in U.S.

One reason may be reluctance to prescribe antidepressants, study suggests

Number of Uninsured Americans Drops

More children now covered by government-sponsored programs, Census Bureau reports

Lung Association Urges Back-to-School Asthma Checklist

Since almost 11% of school-age kids have the disease, parents should take precautions

Strokes Can Strike the Youngest

Brain attacks can even happen in the womb, and new guidelines address issue

Obesity Rates Up in 37 States: Report

At least 20% of adults are obese in every state except Colorado

Poor Sleep Linked to High Blood Pressure in Teens

Similar results have been found in studies of adults

Asthma's Course Differs by Gender

By puberty, condition may be passing phase in boys, but more permanent in girls, study says

Kids' Obesity Linked to Ear Infections

Altered sense of taste may result in preference for unhealthy foods, studies suggest

Insurance Matters When It Comes to Kids' Health Care

Insured children are 3 times more likely to visit the doctor, study finds

Low-Birth-Weight Babies at Risk for Salt Sensitivity

Condition can damage kidneys, brain and heart, study says

Chickenpox Protection: Get That Booster

Immunity can fade after first injection, so second shot now recommended

Autistic Children Make Limited Eye Contact

Finding could offer doctors a chance to treat the disorder earlier

Diving Accidents Common Among U.S. Kids

About 6,500 kids seen in ERs each year, study finds

Children Can Develop Tolerance to Egg Allergy

Greek study finds gradual exposure builds resistance over time

Breast-Fed Babies Have Fewer GI Infections

But they're more likely to be iron-deficient, study finds

All Newborns Should Have Ears Screened, Task Force Says

Up to 3 of every 1,000 U.S. babies born with hearing loss, experts note

Premature Birth Linked to Some Unexpected Later Problems

Education, even income levels, appear to be affected by early birth, study finds

Stomach Germ May Protect Against Asthma

Disappearance of H. pylori could leave kids more susceptible to the disease, study says

Trauma Center Counseling Reduces Kids' Repeat Injuries

Emergency department 'teachable moments' remembered well by parents, youngsters, study finds

Kids' Obesity May Lead to Epidemic of Adult Diabetes

Impact has yet to be felt, since type 2 course may take 10 years to show, study says

Pediatricians Recommend Cholesterol Drugs for Some Kids

Children as young as 2 should be tested for high cholesterol, group says

On Independence Day, Think Fireworks Safety First

Experts say leave the July 4 celebrations to the pros

Playing It Safe With High School Sports

Coaches, athletic trainers focus on prevention, better treatment for young athletes

Spray Cuts Kids' Pain When Getting IVs

But it may not be much more effective than placebo, one expert says

Few Student-Athletes Survive Sudden Cardiac Arrest

Access to defibrillators and knowing how to use them could reduce deaths, experts say

Many Teens Getting Free Alcohol From Adults

Federal survey finds some getting alcohol from their parents

Traffic Pollution Puts Kids at Higher Allergy Risk

Those living closer to busy streets were 50% more likely to develop symptoms

Inexpensive Compound Could Treat Severe Diarrhea

Finding may be 'magic bullet' to help millions of children in developing world, study says

High Blood Pressure in Kids Tracks Into Adulthood

Study also suggests strong association between chilhood overweight and higher readings

Repeat Teen Self-Cutters Likely to Engage in Risky Sex

Only 39% said they used condoms consistently in previous 90 days, study finds