Kids' Ailments Health News

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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

2/5/2007
TV Habits Have No Impact on Teen Exercise

So programs to get kids more active can't rely on cutting television time, study says

2/5/2007
Teen Pregnancy Rates Hit All-Time Low

But Caesarean delivery rates climb to record high, report finds

2/2/2007
Furor Over Anorexic Models Hits U.S. Fashion Week

Eating-disorders experts urge designers to shun rail-thin young women

2/2/2007
Know the Signs of Eating Disorders

Experts offer tips on spotting problems early

1/31/2007
Products Containing Lavender Oil Linked to Breast Growth in Boys

The condition, called gynecomastia, cleared up once they stopped using the products

1/11/2007
Cold Medicines Dangerous for Infants

Dosing mistakes killed three, sent 1,500 to ER, CDC report finds

1/9/2007
Abused Children Face Depression Risk as Adults

Finding underscores need for quick access to counseling, study says

1/8/2007
Early Blood Pressure Problems Signal Heart Trouble

Study of young American Indians found hypertension raised risk for enlarged heart

1/8/2007
Girls Most Likely to Gain Weight as Pre-Teens

Report urges interventions before the age of 9 or 10

1/5/2007
Cerebral Palsy Declines in High-Risk Infants

European study suggests better neonatal care is paying off for low birth weight babies

1/2/2007
Send Summer Camp Homesickness Packing

Tips for parents to help their children enjoy their home away from home

1/2/2007
Media Might Fuel Eating Disorders

Study found teens who read weight-loss articles more likely to practice unhealthy behaviors

12/28/2006
Low-Income Preschoolers Prone to Obesity

And Latino children face greater risk than blacks or whites, study finds

12/27/2006
Preventing Teen Suicide a Tough Challenge

Spotting it, stopping it a tall order for health-care professionals, experts say

12/19/2006
For Holiday Toys, Think Safety First

Hundreds of thousands of American children suffer injuries every year

12/16/2006
FDA OKs Celebrex for Kids With Arthritis

Says benefits outweigh potential risks, but Pfizer will have to keep a long-term registry to evaluate safety issues