Kids' Ailments Health News

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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

1/20/2008
Embryonic Stem Cells Create Healthy Muscle in Mice

Scientific feat could lead to new treatment for muscular dystrophy, experts say

1/17/2008
Cold Meds Not Safe for Kids Under 2, FDA Warns

Decision on kids aged 2-12 expected this spring, officials add

1/17/2008
Malnutrition Responsible for a Third of Child Deaths Worldwide

Report also found it accounted for 11% of international disease burden

1/16/2008
Adult Drug Effective in Treating Psoriasis in Children

Etanercept improved symptoms, quality of life for kids with moderate to severe disease

1/15/2008
Maternal Distress Raises Risk of Childhood Asthma

Study finds moms with persistent depression, anxiety more likely to have children with airway disease

1/12/2008
Schedules Revised for Flu, Meningitis Vaccines

Goal is to make it easier for parents to protect their children, CDC says

1/10/2008
Gene Plays Role in Risk of Autism

Three research teams found same gene raised chances of developing the disorder

1/9/2008
Test Finds Rare Heart Defect in Some Young Athletes

Finding may fuel debate about screening for cardiovascular problems

1/9/2008
Chromosome Abnormalities Raise Risk for Autism

Findings affects 1% of all cases of developmental disorder, researchers say

1/9/2008
5 Factors Help Predict Psychosis in Children

Family history of schizophrenia, social withdrawal among symptoms, study finds

1/4/2008
Treating Childhood Pneumonia at Home Could Save Lives in Developing Countries

Not going to the hospital might be best course, study finds

1/3/2008
Hookah Smoking as Tough on Lungs as Cigarettes

Study finds one-hour session produces as much carbon monoxide as a pack of smokes

12/28/2007
Childhood Diabetes Boosts Risk for Kidney Problems

Lifestyle changes are key to avoiding complications, doctors say

12/26/2007
Fewer Children Outgrowing Allergies to Milk, Eggs

Reactions are less predictable, more aggressive than 20 years ago, studies find

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