Kids' Ailments Health News

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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

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