Kids' Ailments Health News

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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

12/16/2004
U.S. to Launch Massive Study Into Children's Health

One major goal: To determine risk factors posed by the environment

12/8/2004
Pediatricians Strengthen Warning on Air Pollution's Effects

Goal is to inform physicians and provide guidance to government officials

11/23/2004
Few Kids Get Alternative Medicine

Not many pediatricians recommend complementary therapies to patients

11/21/2004
Some Childhood Ills Refuse to Go Away

The chickenpox virus can lead to shingles, for instance

11/15/2004
Social Support Systems Help Abused Children

A stable environment protects against depression, study says

11/8/2004
Minnesota Tops State-by-State Health Ranking

Improvements in Americans' health have slowed since 2000

10/25/2004
New Guidelines for Kawaski Disease Issued

Refines criteria for diagnosing inflammation of blood vessels

10/15/2004
Tough Warnings Ordered for All Antidepressants

FDA says 'black-box' warning on labels is response to youth suicide potential

10/14/2004
Genetic Events May Cause Deadly Childhood Cancer

Finding may provide targets for new treatments

10/13/2004
Fresh Blood Isn't Always Best for Little Heart Patients

Stored blood products produce better results during bypass surgery, study says

10/12/2004
Air Pollution, Secondhand Smoke Pose Risks for Children

Babies as young as 1 experience trouble breathing, study finds

10/12/2004
Schools Must Help in Fight Against Obesity

Physical activity and good nutrition should be stressed, heart experts say

10/12/2004
Parents Affect Kids' Heart Disease Risk

Maternal smoking, lack of exercise just two of the factors

10/4/2004
National Database Can Raise the Bar at Children's Hospitals

Study found being able to compare institutions led to improved care