Kids' Ailments Health News

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10/14/2003
Studies Split on Childhood Leukemia Survival Rates by Race

Dramatically different conclusions on how children of different races and ethnicities fare

10/8/2003
If Asthma Strikes Early, It Can Last a Lifetime

One in four children with asthma will have the disease in adulthood

10/8/2003
Aggressive Chemotherapy Helps Beat Childhood Leukemia

Study finds it reduces death rate by 37 percent in one form of disease

10/1/2003
Pneumonia Vaccine Shows Additional Promise

It's particularly valuable for HIV-infected children

9/30/2003
Wheat Gluten Linked to Type 1 Diabetes

But some experts say the finding may be premature

9/26/2003
Hair-Raising Facts About Head Lice

Simple steps can keep these bloodsuckers in check

9/24/2003
Flu Shots Don't Prevent Ear Infections in Babies

But the vaccines offer protection from other complications

9/23/2003
Some Babies Born to Diabetic Moms Prone to Heart Defects

Study finds they face five times greater risk of problems

9/16/2003
Fractured Futures: More Kids Breaking Their Arms

Some fear lack of calcium could lead to osteoporosis down the road

9/15/2003
Migraines May Be Linked to Childhood Disorder

Study found those with migraines more likely to have oppositional defiant disorder

9/14/2003
Old-Fashioned Cures for Common Ailments

They may work better for childhood aches and pains than modern medicine

9/5/2003
LASIK for Kids: An Option Whose Time May Be Near

Surgery shows promise for problems that don't respond to traditional treatments

9/2/2003
The ABCs of Safe Medicine Use

Pediatricians issue new guidelines for administering drugs in schools

8/30/2003
What Makes the Medicine Go Down

Expert advice on getting children to take their medications

8/28/2003
Zoloft Found Safe, Effective in Children

Study: Antidepressant works, if not dramatically

8/26/2003
Kids With Sickle Cell Don't Get Drugs They Need

This leaves them vulnerable to potentially deadly infections

8/15/2003
Check Your Kids' Peepers

Children's general vision screenings not enough, experts say

8/14/2003
Center Aims to Demystify Vaccines

The real danger is not inoculating children, expert says

8/13/2003
Radiation Not Needed for Childhood Cancers

Two new studies show side effects of treatment show up later

8/11/2003
Weight Teasing an Emotional Crisis for Kids

Taunts can lead to suicidal thoughts, study says

8/8/2003
Strong Self-Image Helps Kids With Bowel Disease

They can be prone to social and emotional problems

7/31/2003
Hope for Babies Born Without Immune Systems

Thymus transplant helps them generate T-cells, study says

7/31/2003
Predicting the Progression of Brain Tumors

Protein signals whether common childhood tumor will return after surgery

7/25/2003
External Defibrillators Work on Young Children

Study says they're accurate and safe during cardiac arrest

7/24/2003
Some Teens Face Heart Trouble Down the Road

Study finds those who had high blood pressure developed artery problems later

7/24/2003
From the Minds of Children...

Brain surgeon draws strength from how his young patients fought tumors

7/21/2003
Genetic Link to Kidney Disorder Found

Scientists identify new mutations that play role in disease

7/19/2003
Children Have Higher Risk of Dehydration

Diarrhea, fever are frequently to blame

7/17/2003
Which Disabled Kids Face More Psychosocial Problems

Those with learning, communication impairments have tougher time, study finds

7/15/2003
Rapid Head Growth in Infants May Hint at Autism

Could be clue to help doctors intervene earlier, researchers suggest

7/11/2003
Is Inactivity Causing Diabetes Among Kids?

Georgia researcher starts study to find out

7/10/2003
A Closer Look at Autism

Study examines pointing and showing problems in these children

7/8/2003
Moving After Divorce Damages Kids

If parent who has custody moves to another city, children suffer

7/7/2003
Headaches Alter Lives of Kids

Study finds they have persistent pain as disabling as arthritis or cancer

7/5/2003
Stomach Surgery for the High School Set

Advocates call it life-changing for obese teens; critics say it should be a last resort

7/2/2003
Epinephrine Doesn't Work on Very Young

Kids under 1 with lung infections get no help from inhaled medication, study finds

7/2/2003
Milk Fat May Protect Against Childhood Asthma

Kids who ate dairy products had lower rates of breathing disorder, study found

7/1/2003
Heart Defibrillators for Kids Deemed Safe

American Heart Association backs their use in emergencies

6/30/2003
Schools Scrap the Junk Food

Too many kids have unhealthy diets, study says

6/29/2003
Acupuncture Helps Children Handle Pain

Once they overcome needle fear, kids embrace the ancient therapy, experts say

6/25/2003
Defibrillators in Schools: Lifesaving Lessons

Advocates say portable devices save victims of sudden cardiac arrest

6/25/2003
National ADHD Education Campaign Launched

Aims to raise awareness and dispel common myths

6/22/2003
Scoliosis: The Health Threat That Starts in Childhood

Left untreated, serious cases can cause serious problems

6/19/2003
'Timid' Toddlers Show Later Brain Differences

This may explain why some become prone to anxiety disorder as adults

6/2/2003
Young Cancer Survivors Face Heart Threat

Cardiovascular disease lurks after chemo or radiation, study finds

5/31/2003
Commitment to Heart Health Must Start in Childhood

Heart association offers tips to help kids avert later problems

5/29/2003
Scientists Grow Insulin-Producing Liver Cells

Discovery could lead to major advances against type 1 diabetes

5/29/2003
Indoor Pools May Cause Childhood Asthma

Chlorine byproduct makes lungs prone to irritants

5/28/2003
Actress Shines Spotlight on ADHD

Kathy Baker describes the emotional growth of her son

5/28/2003
Angry Children Hurt Their Heart Health

Hostility in kids can lead to cardiovascular disease, study finds