Kids' Ailments Health News

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2/10/2017
Air Pollution May Raise Risk of Type 2 Diabetes

Study of obese Hispanic children suggests smog might boost chances of developing the blood sugar disorder

2/9/2017
8 Ways to Help Kids Dodge Germs

Boosting your child's immune system lets them stay in cold- and flu-fighting shape

2/6/2017
Most Adult Survivors of Childhood Cancers Enjoy Good Sexual Health

Study finds especially toxic treatments were tied to later issues, but most rated sex lives as positive

1/26/2017
Kids With ADHD Make 6.1 Million Doctor Visits a Year in U.S.: CDC

Mental health specialist says study raises more questions than it answers

1/26/2017
Docs: Kids to Suffer Under Trump's Tough Immigration Policies

Climate of fear can harm their health, development, pediatricians' group says

1/25/2017
Gene Therapy Helps 2 Babies Fight Type of Leukemia

Tweaking T-cells from healthy donor allowed infants to reach remission, researchers report

1/25/2017
Body Cooling Little Help to Kids When Heart Stops: Study

No difference seen in survival, brain function outcomes when compared to normal temperature control

1/16/2017
Parents Have Mixed Views on When to Keep Sick Kids Out of School

Most agree those with diarrhea should stay home, but about half would send a child who had thrown up

1/12/2017
How to Spot a Common, Potentially Dangerous, Childhood Illness

Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) is similar to a cold but can lead to complications that include pneumonia

1/10/2017
Kids' Care May Suffer When Parents Clash With Medical Staff

Doctors, nurses made worse decisions when confronted by 'an angry mother,' study finds

1/10/2017
Special Diet May Be Boon for Kids With Crohn's, Colitis

Eating plan focuses on natural, non-processed foods, such as fruits, veggies and nuts

1/9/2017
Are Heartburn Meds During Pregnancy Linked to Asthma in Kids?

Analysis suggests, but doesn't prove, that these children were one-third more likely to see a doctor for asthma

12/29/2016
For Kids With Kidney Disease, Race May Play Role in Outcomes

Risk of death from kidney failure is 36 percent higher in black children than in whites, study finds

12/29/2016
Fish Oil During Pregnancy May Cut Kids' Asthma Risk

High doses linked to 30 percent drop in children's odds of developing the airway disease, study finds

12/22/2016
Smoking in Pregnancy Tied to Kidney Damage in Kids

Raised risk of reduced organ function seen in 3-year-olds whose moms smoked while pregnant

12/16/2016
Down Syndrome May Not Be Big Financial Burden on Families

Having a child with the condition costs about $80 more a month in medical expenses, study finds

12/13/2016
Emergency Surgery Riskier for Kids in Poorer Countries

Seven times more likely to die within 30 days of abdominal procedures for appendicitis, hernias, study finds

11/27/2016
How to Prevent Spread of the Skin Infection Impetigo

It's a common childhood ailment, but adults can get it, too

11/24/2016
Consider Eye Safety When Choosing Kids' Toys

As holiday shopping season kicks off, here are tips on buying toys and sports-related items

11/21/2016
Earnings Fall After a Child's Cancer Diagnosis

Mothers more likely than fathers to stop working, study finds

11/17/2016
More U.S. Kids Getting Drug-Resistant Infections

Finding highlights growing problem of antibiotic resistance

11/10/2016
Doctors Use iPads to Treat 'Lazy Eye,' With Mixed Results

New studies show no clear, long-term advantages to so-called binocular gaming over traditional eye patching

11/8/2016
Kids With Cardiac Arrest Less Likely to Survive CPR at Night

Researchers don't yet know why chances of success better at other times of day

11/8/2016
Parents Often Miss Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder in Kids

Signs may include nightmares, avoiding reminders of the trauma, feeling unsafe, researchers find

11/7/2016
Childhood Cancer Survivors Living Longer But Not Always Better

Those treated in 1990s more likely to report pain and poor health as adults, researchers say

11/7/2016
Few States Have Plans for Kids Returning to Class After Concussion

Students need an appropriate return to mental work, doctors say

11/4/2016
Pint-Sized Football Players Still at Risk for Injuries

Youth leagues attract kids as young as 6, and they should be taught how to play the game safely

10/28/2016
Deadly Measles Complication May Be More Common Than Believed

One more reason to get your child vaccinated against the disease, infection experts say

10/28/2016
Skin Patch May Help With Peanut Allergy

Delivering small amounts of peanut protein boosted tolerance for about half of young patients in study

10/27/2016
Study Questions Use of Migraine Meds in Kids, Teens

Researchers found sugar pill worked as well as commonly prescribed drugs

10/26/2016
Parent-Led Autism Therapy Shows Lasting Benefits

Early intervention reduced symptom severity years later, study finds

10/21/2016
More Kids and Teens Heading to ER With Headaches

Study finds hospital admissions for head pain also up; reasons are unclear

10/17/2016
Foster Kids Face Higher Risk of Health Problems: Study

They were even more vulnerable than children in low-income, single-parent families

10/12/2016
Mom-to-Be's Antidepressant Use May Be Tied to Speech Issues in Child

Study shows a link but can't prove cause and effect, and experts stress that overall risk is small

10/7/2016
Study Suggests Genetic Link to Middle Ear Infections

They're the No. 1 reason kids get antibiotics, and finding could point to better treatments, researchers say

10/5/2016
Measles Outbreak Among Amish Highlights Need for Vaccinations

Nearly all who were infected had not been vaccinated, researchers say

10/3/2016
Children With Diabetes Can Have Bright Future

Advances in management of blood sugar disease help avoid long-term complications, doctor says

9/29/2016
High Blood Pressure Might Affect Some Kids' Thinking Ability

But researchers noted that all of the children still tested within normal ranges

9/27/2016
Farm Kids Get Fewer Allergies, International Study Finds

Researchers aim to learn whether early exposure to allergens has a protective effect

9/23/2016
Tips for Avoiding Back-to-School Germs, Illnesses

If kids do get sick, make sure they're fever-free for 24 hours before returning to class

9/19/2016
Codeine Not Safe for Kids, Pediatricians Warn

How it is metabolized is too unpredictable, could cause death, report finds

9/16/2016
Childhood Cancer Death Rates Continue to Fall: CDC

Brain cancer supplants leukemia as the leading killer

9/14/2016
Food Allergies Linked to Raised Risk of Asthma, Hay Fever

Odds rise even higher when kids have more than one food allergy, researchers say

9/14/2016
Gel Antibiotic: An Easier Ear Infection Treatment Someday?

One-time application was highly effective in animal trials, but more study needed, researchers say

9/13/2016
Makeup of Germs in Newborn's Gut May Triple Allergy, Asthma Risk

Study finds abnormality present in 10 percent of kids seems to undermine immune function

9/9/2016
Child Health Improves When Caregivers Get One-on-One Help

Family 'navigators' provide resources to help with basic needs, such as food, housing and utilities

9/9/2016
Strides Made in Treating Childhood Cancer: Report

But more needs to be done to battle tougher tumors, guard the health of survivors

9/9/2016
New 'Superlice' Resist Most Over-the-Counter Remedies

But prescription medications can still send the parasites packing

9/2/2016
Doctors' Decision-Making Tool Could Cut Unnecessary Antibiotic Use

A drop of about 10 percent is possible, study authors suggest

9/1/2016
Parents' Psychiatric Issues May Adversely Affect Some Children

History of antisocial disorder, suicide attempt or marijuana abuse showed the most effect, study authors say