Kids' Ailments Health News

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Article Title
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

5/25/2003
If It's Not Colic, It Might be GERD

Reflux can pose serious problems for children, too

5/23/2003
Dodging Dog Bites

Experts offer tips to avoid getting nipped by man's best friend

5/23/2003
Concussion Recovery Longer for Younger Athletes

College jocks bounce back quicker than high school athletes, study finds

5/21/2003
Backpacks Getting Bad Rap

Study finds they're not the culprit in children's back pain

5/20/2003
Environment May Be Culprit in Childhood Asthma

Exposure to irritants in first year of life increases risk of condition, new study says

5/8/2003
Depression: A Hidden Childhood Illness

More than 10 percent of kids struggle with the problem

5/7/2003
Home Not Always a Safe Haven for Children

It's the single most common location for injuries, study finds

5/5/2003
Eye Care for Kids Comes Down to Dollars and Cents

Racial, economic disparities found in children's vision care

4/28/2003
Understanding Autism

Breaking down myths about this complex brain disorder

4/22/2003
Taking the Itch Out of Eczema

Experts recommend mix of old and new treatments for best results with kids

4/20/2003
Play It Safe

Simple precautions can prevent injuries to young athletes

4/18/2003
Parents of Kids With Cancer Lash Out at Study

Comparison of obese children with those on chemotherapy draws outrage

4/16/2003
Low Levels of Lead Damage Children

It can reduce IQ, delay puberty

4/13/2003
Straight Talk About Vaccines and Kids

They protect against serious -- even deadly -- diseases