Kids' Ailments Health News

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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

8/30/2016
Health Tip: Don't Fret About a Fever

It's not concerning in these scenarios

8/22/2016
Truth or Fib? When Kids Say They're Too Sick for School

An expert's advice on when to keep your child home

8/19/2016
Does Your Child Need Eyeglasses?

Kids' eye problems often go undetected. Here's what to look for

8/17/2016
Kids With Mild Asthma Can Take Acetaminophen: Study

Finding counters past research suggesting popular over-the-counter remedy worsens symptoms

8/11/2016
U.S. Kids Don't Make the Grade on Heart Health

Most don't eat right or get enough exercise, and the American Heart Association warns of problems ahead

8/10/2016
Young People With Epilepsy Struggle on Many Fronts

New review finds children, young adults citing discrimination, lack of privacy, exclusion

8/5/2016
Brief Return of Concussion Symptoms Normal Part of Recovery: Study

It's not a setback, pediatric specialist says

8/5/2016
Timing of Autism Diagnosis Tied to Choice of Treatment

Kids diagnosed before age 4 more likely to receive behavior therapy shown to improve outcomes, study says

8/1/2016
4 Out of 5 Kids With Epilepsy Have Other Health Problems: Study

Digestive disorders, headaches, attention-deficit disorder among the common issues

7/21/2016
Helping a Child Manage a Chronic Illness

Feeling they have control over their health helps, researchers say

7/21/2016
Much-Maligned Pigeon May Be a Lead Detective

Researchers find these urban nuisances might aid in monitoring human health hazards

7/20/2016
New Treatments Helping Kids With Juvenile Arthritis

Several biologics have been approved by the FDA for use with certain forms of the disease

7/18/2016
3 Health Issues That Can Threaten Young Female Athletes

Pediatricians' group urges members to watch out for the 'female triad'

7/15/2016
Anesthesia Safe for Kids, Doctors' Group Says

But concerns, child's health history should be discussed with anesthesiologists before surgery

7/14/2016
Early Bedtime for Preschoolers, Healthier Weight Later?

Getting shuteye by 8 p.m. appeared linked with lower obesity risk as teens, researchers say

7/11/2016
Allergies Less Common in Kids Who Suck Thumb, Bite Nails

Findings boost 'hygiene hypothesis,' study authors suggest

7/11/2016
Concussion Rates Have Doubled Among U.S. Kids

Report can't determine whether trend signals more injuries or more diagnoses

6/29/2016
Allergists: Daily Bath OK for Kids With Eczema

The key is immediately following tub time with moisturizer

6/16/2016
Easing Your Child's Allergies

For starters, pay attention to pollen levels, FDA advises

6/7/2016
Obesity Rates Rising Among Women: CDC

Though a major health concern, little has changed, expert says

6/7/2016
Double Stem Cell Transplant May Help Fight a Childhood Cancer

Tandem treatments might give survival edge to kids with neuroblastoma, researcher says

5/31/2016
Many Parents Ill-Informed About Kids' Asthma Meds

Only half surveyed knew what drugs were prescribed, how to use them

5/25/2016
'Fat Shaming' Begins in First Grade

Weight bias affects all aspects of obese kids' lives, researchers say

5/23/2016
At Least 1 Full-Time Nurse Per School, Pediatric Group Recommends

Children's health needs are increasingly complex, requiring more time and expert care

5/17/2016
Young Children With Sleep Apnea May Face Learning Difficulties: Study

Attention, memory and language development might be affected, researchers say

5/12/2016
Severe Asthma in Childhood Linked to COPD Risk Later

Treatments for kids didn't seem to offset risk in adulthood, research suggests

5/10/2016
Restrictive Diets May Cause Thyroid Troubles in Young Kids

Cutting out foods with iodine led to deficiency that harmed metabolism in 2 children, case reports show

5/6/2016
Harsh Parenting May Harm a Child's Physical Health

Problems might last into early adulthood, study suggests

5/2/2016
More Kids Burned, Hospitalized as Fireworks Sales Rules Ease

Findings don't show direct link to serious injuries, but reassessment of laws needed, researchers say

5/2/2016
More U.S. Kids Have Chronic Health Problems: Study

Low-income children are experiencing the biggest increases, researchers report

4/25/2016
Certain Cancers Seem Less Likely for Kids of Hispanic Moms Born Outside U.S.

Analyzing immigrant population can help identify tumor causes, researcher says

4/21/2016
Childhood Cancer Survivors Often Feel Older Than Their Years

Treatment-related conditions may affect their long-term well-being, study finds