Kids' Ailments Health News

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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

6/11/2007
Antibiotic Use in Infants May Up Asthma Risk

The drugs might kill off bad and good bacteria, study suggests

6/8/2007
Health Tip: Asthmatics Can Still Play Sports

If they follow doctor's orders

6/6/2007
Health Tip: When Teens Are Depressed

Don't try to get through it alone

6/5/2007
Most Guns in Homes With Young Kids Not Stored Safely

70% of parents surveyed say they don't take adequate precautions, researchers report

6/5/2007
More Research That Secondhand Smoke Harms Kids

Even minor exposure can compromise cardiovascular system, study says

6/4/2007
Hospital Admission Rates Higher for White Kids in ER

But that doesn't mean minority children are being denied needed care, study says

6/4/2007
Asthma Risk Higher For Infants Who Swim Indoors

Poor ventilation, overchlorination can damage developing lungs, study says

6/4/2007
Disparities Persist in Cancer Care

Studies show racial, socioeconomic gaps continue with breast, childhood cancers

5/25/2007
Type 2 Diabetes Takes Toll on Teens

Doctors need to use more aggressive measures to treat, prevent disease, experts say

5/24/2007
Inhaled Corticosteroids Won't Prevent Kids' Asthma

But the medication can help control airway disease, research finds

5/21/2007
Eating Apples, Fish During Pregnancy Protects Kids From Allergies, Asthma

Researchers say first helps against asthma, while second works against eczema

5/8/2007
Pediatricians Not Tracking Kids' BMI

Surveys find most failing to measure patients' body weight

5/7/2007
Teen TV Buffs Prone to Learning Problems

The time could be better spent reading and doing homework, study suggests

5/5/2007
Dramatic Rise in U.S. Kids Hospitalized for Type 2 Diabetes

Study authors lay the blame on the obesity epidemic

5/4/2007
Cystic Fibrosis Can Harm Kids' Bones

Other risk factors may aggravate the condition, findings show

4/30/2007
More Young Children Suffering From Tooth Decay

But report finds some signs of improvement in dental care

4/25/2007
New U.S. Standards Look to Limit Junk Foods in Schools

Guidelines encourage nutritious foods, drinks to help combat obesity epidemic

4/24/2007
TV Food Ads Lead to Weight Gain in Kids: Study

Prompted a 134 percent increase in amount of food eaten by obese children

4/16/2007
Can Too Much Weight Cause Ear Infections in Kids?

A South Korean study suggests a link, but some U.S. doctors are skeptical

4/13/2007
90% of Elementary School Kids Are Bullied: Survey

Some experts doubt the problem is that pervasive, but all agree it needs to be eliminated

4/2/2007
Young Black, Native-American Children at Higher Risk of Fatal Accidents

While the gap is closing, more education efforts are needed, study says

4/2/2007
Fewer Children Taking Antidepressants

Drop-off follows warnings about possible suicide risk, study finds

4/2/2007
Parental Depression Takes Toll on Kids

They're more likely to visit emergency rooms, specialists, study finds

4/2/2007
Pneumococcal Vaccine Helps Prevent Kids' Ear Infections

Study finds rates of repeated ear infections

3/29/2007
Baby Chicks Linked to Salmonella

Parents should not give the birds to their children as pets, experts say

3/22/2007
Heart Association Backs Statin Use for At-Risk Kids

Those with family history of heart disease, diabetes could benefit from cholesterol drug therapy, revised guidelines now say.

3/20/2007
Childhood Leukemia Survivors at Long-Term Risk of Second Cancer

Odds for a variety of tumors kept rising in 30-year study

3/13/2007
FDA OKs Glucose-Monitoring Device for Children

The product offers 'real time' readout on blood-sugar levels

3/12/2007
FDA OKs Glucose-Monitoring Device for Children

The product offers 'real time' readout on blood-sugar levels

3/6/2007
More Teens Are Undergoing Obesity Surgery

The numbers are still small, but experts say the procedure can be beneficial

3/5/2007
Nearly 80% of Hospitalized Kids Get 'Adult-Only' Drugs

'Off-label' practice is worrisome because of lack of research into safety and effectiveness

3/2/2007
FDA to Review Cold Remedies for Kids

Some doctors say the drugs can be dangerous, particularly for the very young

2/21/2007
Childhood Cancer Survivors Face Increased Sarcoma Risk

They were nine times more likely to develop secondary malignancy, study finds

2/16/2007
Are Autism Cases on the Rise in U.S.?

Experts differ on extent of increase, and possible explanations behind the statistics