Kids' Ailments Health News

Date Posted
Article Title
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

10/4/2004
New Moms Who Smoke Have Colicky Babies

Tobacco toxins may affect a key digestive protein, study finds

9/22/2004
Steroid Tames Mild Cases of Croup

But most mild cases would get better on their own anyway, doctors note

9/22/2004
Asthma Can Prove Fatal for Young Athletes

Kids with the disease need to take precautions on and off the playing field

9/17/2004
FDA Backs Warnings on Antidepressants for Children

Move comes in response to concerns about suicide risk

9/16/2004
Despite Drop in Teen Drinking, Levels Are Still High

Nearly half of all 12th graders drink alcohol, new survey finds

9/15/2004
Confronting the Worst With a Dying Child

Many parents don't regret telling a child about impending death

9/10/2004
13 Percent of U.S. Children Have Chronic Health Needs

Those problems can place financial strain on families, study finds

9/10/2004
Most Tonsillectomies Aren't Worth It

Study finds 'watchful waiting' just as effective

9/7/2004
Many Teen Drug Treatment Programs Found Lacking

They're missing key components that make rehabilitation likely, study says

9/7/2004
Pediatricians Treating More Kids With Behavioral Problems

Yet they often don't feel qualified to do so, study finds

8/25/2004
Digestive Allergic Disorder Rising in Kids

Eosinophilic esophagitis mimics gastric reflux

8/20/2004
If It's Back to School, It's Also Vaccine Time

Experts say the shots are a crucial weapon against disease

8/19/2004
Does Benzene Cause Childhood Leukemia?

More study needed on this gasoline component, researchers say

8/12/2004
With School Ahead, Get Shots Behind You

Parents urged to get their kids up-to-date on immunizations

8/11/2004
Kawasaki Disease Often Missed in Kids

Lack of diagnosis can lead to serious problems later

8/10/2004
Lung Trouble Looms for Young Asthmatics

Study finds 20% lost some lung function over 5 years

8/4/2004
Finding Could Cut Need for Kids' Liver Transplants

Inflammatory genes behind most common cause of disease

8/4/2004
Genes for Leukemia Drug Resistance Identified

Finding called important step in search for childhood cancer cure

8/4/2004
Use of Antipsychotics Doubles for Low-Income Kids

Tennessee study suggests treatment decisions are behind trend