Kids' Ailments Health News

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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

8/1/2005
Teen Dating Violence Takes a Double Toll

Female victims more likely to contract sexually transmitted diseases, study finds

7/28/2005
States Fail to Look for Eye Trouble in Kids

Most aren't screening for problems like 'lazy eye,' report says

7/25/2005
Rare Children's Disease Unlocks Aging's Secrets

Progeria research is also broadening understanding of heart disease

7/20/2005
Health of America's Kids Continues to Improve

Death rates down, vaccinations up, but more children living in poverty, report finds

7/3/2005
Growth Hormone Helps Hearts of Childhood Cancer Patients

Therapy can restore organ to near normal size, study finds

6/30/2005
Researchers Take 1st Step Toward Broad Strep B Vaccine

Four-protein combination used to combat the bacteria that threatens newborns

6/26/2005
Preteen Dieting Can Signal Trouble Ahead

Early signs of eating disorders emerging in younger girls, experts say

6/17/2005
Technique May Ensure Boys' Fertility After Leukemia

Pre-treatment removal of sperm stem cells offers hope, mouse study suggests

6/5/2005
'No Child Left Behind,' But Physical Activity May Suffer

Federal act's unintended impact on phys ed may fuel kids' obesity epidemic, experts say

5/16/2005
Lower Doses of Chemo Effective in Children

Study based on patients with acute lymphoblastic leukemia

5/12/2005
Many Dutch Doctors Support Euthanasia for Terminally Ill Kids

The controversial study has its detractors, however

5/10/2005
Too Few Kids Rechecked for Lead Exposure

Only half with elevated blood levels receive follow-up testing, study finds

5/4/2005
Newborn Screening Education Materials Lacking: Study

Parents aren't getting enough or the right kind of information, researchers say

4/25/2005
Surgery Benefits Children With Epilepsy

It can reduce seizures and boost IQ, study finds

4/25/2005
Children With Soft-Tissue Cancers Face Risk of More Tumors

Survivors treated with chemotherapy and radiation at greater risk, study finds

4/12/2005
Experimental Dual Childhood Vaccine Disappoints

But finding doesn't apply to combination shots now in use, experts say

4/2/2005
Autumn Birth Linked to Childhood Brain Cancer

Study suggests in-utero springtime exposure to pesticides may be to blame

3/23/2005
Death of a Child Linked to Emotional Breakdown

Study finds parents' loss increases chances of hospitalization

3/21/2005
Rubella No Longer a Threat in the U.S.

Federal health officials say vaccination has virtually eradicated German measles

3/21/2005
Test Suggests Kids More Prone to Allergies Than Their Parents

Finding lends credence to belief that allergies, asthma are on the rise

3/17/2005
Herbal Supplements Largely Untested in Kids

Study finds only a few show proven benefit

3/11/2005
Melanoma in Children Appears Different Than Adult Disease

Survival rate in young kids is higher, small study finds

3/8/2005
New Vaccine Against Meningitis on the Way

Health officials also announce broader recommendations for which youngsters should get it

3/8/2005
Many U.S. Children Don't Get Vaccinated on Time

Even brief delays put them at risk of disease, study finds

3/3/2005
Virtual Reality Lets Children Escape Pain

Taking a break from reality eases burn treatment, study finds

2/24/2005
Ibuprofen Controversy Continues After Pain Drug Hearings

Group says some children suffer rare, deadly syndrome after taking it

2/22/2005
When It Comes to Kids' Ear Infections, Hold the Antibiotics

Reach for a pain reliever, at least initially, experts now say

2/11/2005
Flu Shots for Kids Would Protect Many Adults

Children transmit the virus more readily than any other group of individuals

1/18/2005
Collaborative Care Helps Combat Teen Depression

New approach led to more mental health care and less severe symptoms, study finds

1/18/2005
Treating Sleep Apnea in Children Improves Behavioral Problems

Tonsillectomy and adenoidectomy provided significant benefits, study finds

1/14/2005
High Blood Pressure: The New Childhood Scourge

Overweight kids face risk of heart disease as adults

1/6/2005
Simple Cough Test Spots Tuberculosis

Worked as well as invasive procedure, South African study says

1/5/2005
Kids With Special Needs Have Bigger Medical Bills

Their health-care costs are triple that of other children, study finds

1/2/2005
Teen Obesity Is a Ticking Time Bomb

Excess weight leads to serious adult health problems, such as diabetes, heart disease

12/28/2004
Ear Infection? Antibiotics May Not Be the Best Choice

Under new guidelines, controlling pain may be preferred course for some children

12/25/2004
Wintertime No Holiday for Allergy-Prone Kids

More time indoors spells trouble; simple steps can help