Kids' Ailments Health News

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5/3/2006
School Soda Ban Called Good First Step

But more needs to be done to combat childhood obesity epidemic, experts say

5/2/2006
ADHD Drugs Can Stunt Growth

Impact is relatively slight, and offset by value of the medicines, study finds

5/1/2006
Lead Exposure Tied to ADHD Symptoms

Significant effect seen in children with particular gene types, study reports

4/27/2006
NYC Teens Drank More After 9/11

Nearly twice as likely to consume more alcohol, study finds

4/19/2006
Anti-Vomiting Drug Protects Kids From Dehydration

Ondansetron eases need for IV treatment during stomach bug bout, study finds

4/13/2006
Can Frequent Infections Damage a Child's Heart?

Study suggests that elevated protein levels may signal future trouble

4/7/2006
New School Standards May Boost Odds of ADHD Diagnosis

Increased emphasis on performance means kids under more scrutiny, study suggests

4/7/2006
Chest Protectors Don't Protect Young Athletes

Catchers, goalies at risk of fatal blow to heart, study says

4/4/2006
Americans Getting Even Fatter

Big weight gains noted among men, children since 2000, studies find

3/31/2006
Making the Hospital a More Kid-Friendly Place

From stuffed animals to playing doctor, program seeks to remove the fear factor

3/17/2006
Child's Death Can Trigger Parent's Suicide

Leftover painkillers in the home pose a particular threat, report says

3/14/2006
High Humidity Doesn't Ease Croup

Cold air and medical treatments probably more effective, study suggests

3/13/2006
Antibiotics May Boost Infant Asthma Risk, Study Suggests

But at least one expert considers the conclusion flawed

3/9/2006
Popular Drinks Eat Away at Tooth Enamel

Acidic beverages such as Gatorade, Red Bull and Coke can erode smiles, study suggests

3/7/2006
Medical 'Safety Nets' Benefit Uninsured Children

Programs include community health centers, migrant worker health centers

3/6/2006
Antidepressants May Be Tied to Modest Suicide Risk in Children

But expert endorses their use under close supervision

3/6/2006
Pediatric End-of-Life Care Lacking

Parents recommend six areas of importance, reports study

3/6/2006
Don't Blame TV for ADHD Symptoms

Research finds kindergarteners exposed to TV no more likely to develop the disorder

2/21/2006
Many Hospitals Don't Require Board Certification for Pediatricians

Finding could have implications for quality of care, researcher says

2/10/2006
Intimate Kissing Boosts Meningitis Risk in Teens

Study says vaccination can prevent the potentially fatal disease

2/8/2006
Limited Access to Exercise Facilities Fueling Childhood Obesity Epidemic

It's a particular problem in low-income areas, new research suggests

1/13/2006
Children Poisoned by Medications a Common Cause of ER Visits

Most of these events are avoidable, experts say

1/8/2006
Tough Love for Tiny Teeth

Neglecting your child's baby teeth can cause problems with permanent teeth, experts say

1/4/2006
Two Vaccines Fight Severe Childhood Diarrhea

Rotavirus protection fills a public health gap, experts say

12/30/2005
Bipolar Disorder More Common in Teens Than Thought

Up to 20 percent with psychiatric problems may have the condition, study suggests

12/28/2005
Clinical Trial to Test Stem Cells for Pediatric Brain Injuries

The technique could offer new hope, better results, researchers say

12/18/2005
Smart Holiday Shoppers Select Safe Toys

Simple precautions can help parents keep their children from harm

12/14/2005
153 Child Deaths Linked to Flu During 2003-2004 Season

Many were previously healthy; most were under 6 months old, CDC report finds

12/6/2005
Marketers Urged to Junk the Junk-Food Ads for Kids

Emphasis should be on healthful food and drink choices, report says

12/5/2005
Parents Want to Know About Every Pediatrician Error

Same survey found they would be less likely to sue if told first

12/2/2005
Even Preschoolers Plagued by Sleep Problems

Some fall short by 2.5 hours, researchers find

11/16/2005
Antidepressant Use for Kids Doubled Before FDA Warnings

Despite guidelines, use of psychotherapy declined, study finds

11/1/2005
Kids With Neurological, Neuromuscular Diseases Need Flu Shot

They're at a higher risk of flu-related respiratory failure, study finds

10/31/2005
Sports Drinks May Be a Winning Choice for Kids With Diarrhea

As effective as oral replenishment solutions, like Pedialyte, but tastier, study suggests

10/25/2005
Children's Pneumonia Vaccine Helps Prevent Disease in Adults

Rates of serious illness dropped by almost one-third, study finds

10/14/2005
Adult Obesity May Trace to Infancy

Heavy babies might be at risk of a lifetime of weight problems, study suggests

10/5/2005
Higher-Priced Fruits, Veggies Linked to Weight Gain in Kids

Finding may help explain obesity epidemic, particularly in poorer areas, study says

9/29/2005
FDA Issues Alert on ADHD Drug Strattera

Trials find link between medication and suicidal thoughts in children

9/27/2005
Cancer Drugs May Fight Rare Rapid-Aging Disease

Children with progeria could benefit from these well-studied compounds

9/22/2005
Schools Still Offer Too Much Junk Food: Report

Although some states are doing better than others, federal review finds

9/6/2005
FDA Approves 4-in-1 Childhood Vaccine

It protects against measles, mumps, rubella and chickenpox in one shot

8/19/2005
Violent Video Games Spur Aggression in Kids

Review of studies finds strong short-term effects, especially in boys

8/18/2005
Problems Linger for Pediatric Brain Cancer Survivors

They struggle with social, emotional and physical difficulties, study finds

8/12/2005
Back to School, Back to Germs

Survey of U.S. teachers finds classrooms crawling with infectious 'bugs'

8/11/2005
Back to School, Back to Germs

Survey of U.S. teachers finds classrooms crawling with infectious 'bugs'

8/5/2005
Combing for Head Lice

Study finds it's a more effective treatment than over-the-counter chemicals

8/4/2005
Stem Cell Transplant Bests Chemo for Common Childhood Leukemia

Five-year survival rates were better than with high-dose chemotherapy, study says

8/4/2005
Rapid Scan Helps Diagnose Dangerous Childhood Cancer

Researchers develop gene chip to aid neuroblastoma prognosis

8/2/2005
Bringing Health Coverage to America's Uninsured Kids

Campaign seeks to tell working families they may qualify for government programs

8/2/2005
Injuries At Home Cause Most Childhood Deaths

Black children twice as likely as whites to die from those injuries, study says