Kids' Ailments Health News

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5/28/2008
Lead Exposure in Childhood Linked to Criminal Behavior Later

30-year study finds higher blood lead levels raised risk of arrest in adulthood

5/28/2008
Secondhand Smoke Leaves Kids Prone to Severe Infections

And those infections force many children to be hospitalized, study finds

5/28/2008
States' Scorecard Finds Big Differences in Kids' Health Care

Those that have the most access to insurance tend to have healthier children

5/27/2008
Childhood Obesity May Be Leveling Off

But experts note that many American kids are still too heavy

5/22/2008
Lung Trouble Associated With Sickle Cell in Kids

Decline in function needs to be addressed more aggressively, study says

5/22/2008
Coxsackievirus Infections Spiked in 2007: CDC

The germ usually causes mild disease, but can be life-threatening to newborns

5/21/2008
Sleep Apnea Linked to Heart Risks in Children

The condition produces inflammation, potential cardiovascular problems, study says

5/21/2008
Childhood Asthma, Allergies Traced to Womb

New research suggests birth order, method of delivery all play a part

5/19/2008
Radiation for Prostate Cancer Raises Risk of Other Cancers

Study finds slightly elevated chance of bladder, colorectal and lung malignancies

5/16/2008
Childhood Cancer Survivors Prone to Early Heart Trouble

Problems surface at younger age than in people who didn't have cancer as children, study finds

5/13/2008
Therapy Yields Promise for Fatal Neurological Condition

Using harmless cold virus, injecting healthy gene into brain slowed Batten disease

5/11/2008
Scoliosis: An Unnatural Curve

Treatment includes watchful waiting, bracing and, sometimes, surgery

5/11/2008
Nasal Irrigation Can Help Fight Spring Allergies

Ingredients can be bought over the counter and safely used at home

5/7/2008
Gene Variation Linked to Neuroblastoma, a Childhood Cancer

The variant is common in the aggressive form of the disease, researchers report

5/5/2008
Ethnicity Plays Role in Parents' Treatment of Childhood Fever

Hispanics had the highest 'fever phobia,' study finds

4/25/2008
U.S. Air Pollution Standards Don't Protect Asthmatic Kids

Children suffer even when pollutants fall below acceptable levels, study finds

4/21/2008
Treating PTSD Helps Kids Deal With Loss

Camp-based therapy proved more beneficial than individual grief counseling, study finds

4/21/2008
Cardiac Screening Recommended for Kids Taking Stimulants for ADHD

American Heart Association issues new guidelines in response to growing concerns about heart complications

4/17/2008
Children With Migraines at Higher Risk for Sleep Disorders

They're twice as likely to have apnea, repeated arousals from slumber, study finds

4/17/2008
Early Screening Improves Outcomes for Kids With Amblyopia

Vision tests before age 2 were more beneficial than those done later, study finds

4/16/2008
Splints as Good as Plaster Casts for Minor Fractures

But one expert says there's a hitch: Kids can take them off

4/13/2008
Muscle Weakness Found in Some Autistic Children

Genetic defect in mitochondria might explain other aspects of the disorder, researcher says

4/9/2008
Mumps Outbreak in Midwest Could Have Been Worse

Study says high vaccination rates kept 2006 episode under control

4/8/2008
Too Little Sleep Leads to Too Much Weight for Kids

And some parents may unsuspectingly contribute to their child's sleep problems, researchers say

4/7/2008
Drug Mix-Ups Harm Hospitalized Kids

The numbers are higher than previous estimates, new study says

4/4/2008
Young Gymnasts Tumbling and Vaulting Their Way to the ER

Injuries send more than 26,000 rushing in for acute care each year, study finds

4/3/2008
More Than 90,000 U.S. Infants Are Victims of Abuse or Neglect

Effects of maltreatment can damage a child for a lifetime, researchers say

4/2/2008
Report Finds Big Disparities in Well-Being of U.S. Kids

Huge gap exists between best and worst states, with Vermont on top and Louisiana at bottom

3/31/2008
New Rule Seeks to Protect Kids From Lead Paint

It establishes procedures to reduce lead dust during renovations

3/27/2008
FDA Probing Possible Link Between Asthma Drug and Suicide Risk

Singulair, top-selling drug for teens, under review by U.S. agency and manufacturer Merck

3/24/2008
TB Drug Treatment Can Lead to Severe Pneumonia

South African study cites the use of fluoroquinones

3/14/2008
Surgery Only Works for Some Kids with Sleep Apnea

Study found those who gained weight rapidly, were African-American were much more likely to suffer relapses

3/13/2008
Moms-to-Be Who Quit Smoking Boost Chances for 'Easygoing' Child

Their children had lowest chances for unpredictable behavior, dealt better with stress

3/13/2008
Secondhand Smoke Hikes Tots' Risk of Heart Disease

Younger children are more affected than teens, a new study finds

3/12/2008
New Test Predicts Risk of Post-Surgery Kidney Injury

Finding could lead to earlier treatments, better patient outcomes

3/10/2008
Continuous Doctor Care Key to Childhood Screenings

Infants at lower risk for environmental, biological diseases if same physician is used

3/10/2008
New Drug for Brain Cancer Too Dangerous for Pediatric Patients

Study found it caused permanent bone damage and stunted growth

3/4/2008
Oral Allergy Immunotherapy Helps Control Asthma

Drops or tablets avoid the pain and side effects of shots, review finds

3/4/2008
Restricting TV and Computer Time Helps Kids Lose Weight

Finding offers hope for curbing pediatric obesity epidemic in U.S.

3/3/2008
Obese Children Face More Complications During Surgery

Study says breathing-related problems more likely in the overweight

2/27/2008
CDC Panel Urges Extending Flu Vaccine Coverage for Kids

Children up to 18 years of age would be encouraged to get inoculated

2/26/2008
New Hope for Depressed Teens

Study finds that if first antidepressant doesn't work, try a second and add psychotherapy

2/25/2008
TV Could Be Disrupting Your Kid's Sleep

Viewing, especially before bedtime, is linked to irregular sleep patterns for the very young, experts say

2/18/2008
Antibiotics Do Little for Inner Ear Infections

No reason to give them to kids to try to prevent fluid buildup, analysis shows

2/9/2008
Campaign Targets Noise-Induced Hearing Loss in Kids

Children, parents urged to turn down the volume on personal music players

2/8/2008
FDA Warns of Children's Deaths Linked to Botox

Anti-wrinkle drug and competitor Myobloc under agency safety review

1/28/2008
Cold Meds Send 7,000 U.S. Kids to ER Each Year

Most cases due to accidental ingestion, study finds

1/25/2008
Teens, Young Adults Missing Out on Latest Cancer Advances

Treatment gap between pediatric and adult cancer care one reason why, study reports

1/24/2008
Pet Turtles Linked to Rise in Salmonella Infections

They're banned for sale by law, yet many parents are unaware of health risks, experts say

1/21/2008
Saline Nasal Wash Helps Kids Fight Colds, Flu

Led to fewer respiratory problems, reduced reliance on cold medications, study says