Kids' Ailments Health News

Date Posted
Article Title
12/11/2006
Survivors of Childhood Leukemia Faring Well

More than 90 percent who are alive five years after treatment are still alive 20 years later

12/5/2006
Teen Use of Eating Disorders Web Sites on the Rise

And parents often unaware children are visiting dangerous sites, study finds

12/5/2006
Average U.S. Child Consumes Too Many Calories

Excess of up to 165 calories day --about a can of soda -- creates 'energy gap,' leading to overweight

11/30/2006
Sleep Problems Can Strike Preschoolers, Too

Most don't get enough sleep, experts suspect

11/30/2006
Don't Expect Big Push for Celebrex for Juvenile Arthritis

FDA panel recommends its use, but other treatment options exist, experts say

11/30/2006
FDA Panel Backs Celebrex for Kids With Arthritis

Says benefits outweigh potential risks to those with juvenile rheumatoid arthritis

11/14/2006
Amniotic Stem Cells Offer Hope Against Congenital Heart Defects

Condition causes more deaths in first year of life than any other birth defect

11/13/2006
Flu Drug Tamiflu May Cause Odd Behavior in Children

Meanwhile, CDC calls flu vaccine plentiful, despite some delays in shipments

11/2/2006
Childhood Radiation Treatment Boosts 2nd Cancer Risk

Age and amount of radiation influences potential for secondary tumor, study finds

10/24/2006
Behavioral Problems Common in Mentally Retarded Children

Support programs are needed, Australian researchers say

10/20/2006
Antibiotics Only Help With Some Ear Infections

Those under 2 with otitis media in both ears most likely to benefit, study finds

10/19/2006
Childhood Cancer Survivors More Likely to Have Preemies

But these women shouldn't abandon hopes of having children, researcher adds

10/18/2006
Lung Function at Birth May Predict Asthma Risk

Study finding might one day lead to improved screening methods

10/16/2006
Animal Study Links Teen Aggression With Prozac

It may help explain why some children become agitated, even suicidal, on the drug

10/11/2006
Childhood Cancer Treatments Have Long-Lasting Ill Effects

Almost two in three survivors have chronic health problems decades later

10/10/2006
As Parents Nix Vaccine, Childhood Whooping Cough Increases

Incidence highest in states with loosest exemption policies, study finds

10/2/2006
One-Third of U.S. Kids Are Unfit

Researchers renew call for more physical activity to keep children healthy

9/29/2006
No Need for Shame With Head Lice

But simple steps can protect your child -- and you

9/22/2006
Stem-Cell Trial for Neurodegenerative Pediatric Disease to Get Under Way

The goal is a treatment for Batten disease, a rare and fatal disorder

9/13/2006
Progress Slow in Fight Against Childhood Obesity

Report calls for concerted push, from U.S. government to individual families

9/12/2006
Wait-and-See Approach Works for Children's Ear Infections

Even those seen at the ER don't necessarily need antibiotics, study finds

9/7/2006
Teenage Alcoholism Can Have Lifelong Effects

Young drinkers less likely to seek treatment, more likely to relapse, study finds

8/30/2006
Dogs Plus Smog Bad for Asthmatic Kids

But cats didn't boost pollutant-linked symptoms, study found

8/29/2006
31 States Record Increases in Adult Obesity

Two-thirds of Americans now at risk of diseases like diabetes, heart disease, report finds

8/29/2006
New Cholesterol Guidelines Proposed for Teens

Gender, age taken into account to assess future heart-disease risk

8/25/2006
Children's Allergies Increasing Worldwide

Trend needs study to find causes and treatments, doctors say

8/22/2006
ADHD Drug to Get Stronger Warning

Dexedrine, like other similar drugs, linked to heart risks

8/7/2006
Shopping Carts Top List of Kids' Health Hazards

20,000 injured last year, child restraints urged

8/7/2006
Pediatric Brain Trauma Costs $1 Billion Annually

Fractures, concussions and worse rack up huge hospital charges, study reports

8/6/2006
Scoliosis Not Just a Problem for the Elderly

The condition often surfaces in boys and girls just before adolescence

7/25/2006
Young Type 2 Diabetics More Likely to Suffer Kidney Failure

Study of Native American tribe may have prevention message for all, researchers say

7/18/2006
Combo Drug Therapy Protects HIV-Positive Children

Incidence of opportunistic infections reduced up to 14-fold, report says

7/17/2006
Adolescent Obesity Linked to Premature Death

But diet pill, not yet approved for children, works for teens, researchers report

7/14/2006
Young Americans' Well-Being a Mixed Bag

Infant mortality at record lows, but overweight a worrisome problem, report finds

7/11/2006
Slime-Like Substance Blamed for Chronic Ear Infections

Bacterial biofilm resistant to antibiotics, study finds

7/6/2006
Far More Children Afflicted With Flu

But doctors often fail to diagnose the disease in young patients, study finds

7/3/2006
Antihistamine Doesn't Help Babies Sleep

Benadryl actually made some children hyperactive, researchers find in stopping trial early

7/3/2006
When Fireworks Injure, It's Kids Who Pay the Price

Approximately 85,800 children were hurt between 1990 and 2003, study finds

6/29/2006
U.S. Panel Endorses Cervical Cancer Vaccine for Girls

11- and 12-year-olds would be routinely inoculated against virus that causes the disease

6/28/2006
Personal-Care Products Can Spur Breast Development in Boys

Tea tree oils and lavender produce a condition called gynecomastia, study finds

6/27/2006
Secondhand Smoke a Threat to All, Surgeon General Warns

It increases risk of heart disease, lung cancer and SIDS, report finds

6/9/2006
Taming a Childhood Scourge

New vaccine highly effective against rotavirus, experts say

6/7/2006
Cereal Grains Not So Bad for Baby

Delaying their introduction until after six months boosts risk of wheat allergy, study finds

6/5/2006
Antipsychotic Drug Prescriptions for Kids Soaring

Six-fold increase called worrisome because research is scant on medicines' effects on children

5/26/2006
Depressed Boys More Likely to Smoke as Adults

It may be a form of self-medicating, researchers suggest

5/24/2006
2 Procedures Equal for Preemie Bowel Complication

Study finds intestinal infection can be treated with drainage or laparotomy

5/23/2006
Poverty Increases Teens' Risk of Overweight

Sweetened beverages, inactivity and skipping breakfast cited as major factors

5/19/2006
A Good Coach Stresses Safety First

Proper equipment, conditioning should be part of the ground rules, experts say

5/19/2006
Some Sports Parents Are 'Out of Bounds'

Their 'enthusiasm' can damage a child's development, study says

5/4/2006
Autism Affects 1 in 175 U.S. Children

Most parents say the disorder brings major challenges, federal study finds