Kids' Ailments Health News

Date Posted
Article Title
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

8/3/2004
Suicide, Drug Use Claim Lives of Many Homeless Kids

They have death rate 11 times higher than that of other kids

7/30/2004
Stripping Away the Myths Surrounding ADHD

Proper diagnosis and medication make it a very treatable disorder

7/20/2004
Suicide Risk Greatest One Month After Starting Antidepressants

But study says SSRIs no more dangerous than older drugs, even for children

7/20/2004
Statin Drug Helps Kids Who Inherit High Cholesterol

It reduces arterial wall thickness and blood fat levels

7/20/2004
When Your Child Struggles With Sleeplessness

Parents can take simple steps to correct the problem

7/16/2004
Teen Birth Rate Hits Record Low

But obesity is a growing concern, report on U.S. children says

7/10/2004
Hypertension Can Hide Out in Kids

That's why health officials urge screenings starting at age 3

7/1/2004
Chemo More Dangerous Than Thought for Kids

Therapy causes genetic damage in leukemia survivors, study finds

6/23/2004
Kidney Disease No Longer a Killer for Children

But research could help survivors live longer, healthier lives

6/2/2004
Black Children Lag on Vaccines

White, Latino and Asian kids vaccinated at same rate

5/24/2004
Asthma Medication Cuts Kids' ER Visits

Inhaled corticosteroid reduced hospital trips by 29 percent

5/21/2004
For Little Leaguers, Chest Protectors Strike Out

They don't guard the chest wall, leaving kids open to serious injury

5/9/2004
Fish Still a Good Health Bet

But pregnant women and children should limit their intake

5/7/2004
Prevnar Vaccine Protects Entire Families, Not Just Infants

But pediatricians are struggling to cope with a limited supply

5/5/2004
Cord Blood Stem Cells Saving Kids With Rare Disorder

Hurler's syndrome typically kills victims before they turn 5

5/1/2004
Injuries Can Bench the Kids of Summer

'Little League shoulder' and 'Little League elbow' deserve special attention

4/30/2004
Building Defenses Against Allergies a Mixed Bag

Pets were good, but early infections were bad for boosting immune systems, study found

4/23/2004
Athletic Injuries Shouldn't Be Kids' Stuff

Common-sense precautions can keep your child safe while playing sports

4/21/2004
Teen Shows: Prime Time for Alcohol Ads

The number of ads is up dramatically, often appearing on kids' favorite TV programs

4/6/2004
Asthma and Exercise Can Go Hand-in-Hand

Yet too many parents keep their kids from needed physical activity

4/5/2004
Diet, Exercise Can Cut Heart Risk in Heavy Kids

An aggressive regimen reverses artery damage

4/5/2004
Toddler TV Time May Shorten Attention Spans

Early exposure linked to focus problems by age 7, study finds

4/5/2004
ADHD Drugs May Slow Growth

While beneficial, stimulant medications may affect height -- at least temporarily

4/2/2004
Teens and Dieting a Losing Proposition

Experts urge lifestyle changes, not fad weight-loss plans