Kids' Ailments Health News

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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

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