Kids' Ailments Health News

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12/25/2007
Playing Catch in Winter Could Save Kids' Pitching Arms

Early practice for youngsters can reduce risk of shoulder injury, physician to pros says

12/14/2007
Traffic Pollution Hurts Asthmatic Kids' Lungs

Children living near crowded roadways face more than 50% risk of breathing trouble, study finds

12/6/2007
Kids' Respiratory Virus Season Off and Running

CDC reports early cases in southern and northeastern states

12/5/2007
Health Tip: When Your Child Gets a Nosebleed

Keep yourself and the child calm

12/3/2007
Fever May Improve Behavior of Children With Autism Disorders

Finding could lead to new avenues of treatment for the disorder, study suggests

12/3/2007
Most ERs Not Fully Prepared for Pediatric Patients

Only 6 percent had all the recommended equipment, survey finds

12/2/2007
Breaking Down Barriers to End-of-Life Care for Children

Effective communication with doctors and respect for role of parents are key, survey finds

11/30/2007
We Can! Program Takes Aim at Childhood Obesity

The national partnership wants to create a healthier America

11/28/2007
Autistic Children Have More Gray Matter in Brains

This imbalance may make it tougher for them to function socially, study suggests

11/25/2007
Tooth Decay Is Kids' Stuff

Attention to dental care can even start in the womb, experts say

11/15/2007
More Black Children Dying From Diabetes

Trend has been accelerating, U.S. figures show

11/6/2007
Reflux Problems Not Limited to Adults

Babies and children can also suffer from severe gastric distress, experts say

11/5/2007
Early Weight Gain Can Mean Heart Trouble Later in Life

Children as young as 7 show signs of cardiovascular risk factors, study finds

10/29/2007
Defibrillator Use Urged to Save Children's Lives

American Academy of Pediatrics says heart problems in kids have been underestimated

10/29/2007
Pediatricians' Group Issues New Autism Guidelines

2 reports detail detection and treatment recommendations

10/24/2007
U.S. Advisers OK Nasal Spray Flu Vaccine for Young Children

FluMist should help kids intimidated by needles, experts say

10/19/2007
U.S. Schools Getting Better at Boosting Kids' Health

But more is needed to improve nutrition and physical activity, report says

10/16/2007
Ear Infections Linked to Drug-Resistant 'Superbug'

Germ not covered by current pediatric vaccine, making it tough to treat, doctors say

10/10/2007
U.S. Kids Not Getting Needed Health Care

Report finds youngsters worse off than adults; biggest gaps found in preventive care

10/9/2007
Maintenance Treatment Helps Kids Keep Weight Off

Effect does wane over time, study finds

10/2/2007
Doctors' Groups Offer ADHD Guide for Parents

It's designed to provide accurate information on common childhood condition

10/1/2007
Kids' TV Viewing Tied to Behavioral Problems

But the 'off' switch may reverse the chance of trouble down the road, study says

9/25/2007
Omega-3s Guard Against Type 1 Diabetes

High-risk kids who ate more fatty acids were less likely to develop diabetes, study says

9/20/2007
Childhood Obesity Epidemic a Long-Term Challenge

It may take decades to reverse the health threats, experts say

9/13/2007
Screening Proposed for Childhood Cholesterol Levels

Treatment would reduce risk of genetic condition that can lead to early death

9/12/2007
Advance Reported in Heart Valves for Children

Researchers replicate tissue on 'cellular scaffolding'

9/11/2007
Beta Blocker Doesn't Help Children With Heart Failure

Trial shows no improvement with carvedilol

9/6/2007
Teen Suicides Up Sharply for First Time in Years

Fewer antidepressant prescriptions a factor in trend, expert says

9/4/2007
Parental Involvement Key to Battling Bulimia

Study found twice the success rate when parents took part in therapy

9/4/2007
9% of U.S. Kids Have ADHD

But most aren't getting the medications they need, researchers say

8/31/2007
Growing Number of U.S. Kids Not Getting Needed Vaccinations

'Working poor' families at risk of disease outbreaks, experts warn

8/30/2007
More Kids Are Suffering Sports Injuries

Year-round play, one-sport specialization are likely culprits behind the increase

8/30/2007
U.S. Teens Fall Short on Vaccine Coverage

But most younger children are getting their needed shots, federal surveys find

8/29/2007
New Asthma Guidelines Stress Disease Control

They also place greater focus on children with the respiratory condition

8/26/2007
Sleepless Kids Are Troubled Kids

25% of U.S. youngsters find it tough to get their zzz's, experts say

8/23/2007
FDA Approves First Anti-Psychotic for Kids

Risperdal had been used off-label to treat children with schizophrenia, bipolar disorder

8/20/2007
Does Pathological Shyness Make for School Shooters?

Researchers devise screen that may be able to spot teens prone to violence

8/16/2007
Three-Quarters of States Near Vaccine Goals for Kindergarteners

They include shots for measles, mumps, rubella, polio and chicken pox, among others

8/16/2007
FDA to Review Safety of Cold Remedies for Kids

Reports of hospitalizations, even deaths, in children younger than 2

8/15/2007
FDA to Take Another Look at Cold Remedies for Kids

Concerns surface over their use, particularly in children younger than 2 years of age

8/10/2007
Web Sites Serve Up Dangerous Eating Disorders Advice

Parents often fail to recognize children's use of harmful venues for weight-loss tips

8/6/2007
Farms Shield Kids From Bowel Disease

Barnyard dirt may bolster young immune systems, research suggests

7/31/2007
Child Maltreatment Rises in Homes of Soldiers Sent to War

Stress on spouse left behind cited by U.S. Army-sponsored study

7/25/2007
Steroids Won't Help Common Respiratory Infection in Infants

The hospitalization rate was similar to a placebo, new research finds

7/12/2007
Report Details Gains, Reversals for U.S. Children

While teen birth rate hits record low, obesity is a growing worry

7/10/2007
7/3/2007
Naturopathy an Option for Some Kids

But training and licensing varies widely from state to state, researcher says

6/29/2007
Harry Potter and the Miserable Migraines

Many young fans of the boy wizard share his headache pain, researchers say

6/27/2007
Video Games' Addictive Nature Unclear: AMA

Doctors' group backs away from tougher stance, citing need for more research

6/26/2007
Rise in Child Chronic Illness Could Swamp Health Care

Diabetes, asthma will follow American kids as they age, experts warn