Kids' Ailments Health News

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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

4/18/2016
Many U.S. Adults Think Kids' Health Is Worse Today

They also think children have higher stress levels, less family time, poorer coping skills and personal friendships, survey finds

4/13/2016
Lung Ultrasound May Be Best to Spot Pneumonia in Kids: Study

Avoided radiation exposure of standard chest X-rays, and didn't miss any cases

4/12/2016
Cleaner Air in California May Mean Healthier Kids: Study

As smog levels dropped over two decades, children in 8 communities suffered fewer breathing problems

4/11/2016
Rural Kids Face Special Challenges When Seriously Ill: Study

They cost more to treat, travel farther for care and often need hospital readmission, researchers say

4/1/2016
Type 1 Diabetes Linked to Epilepsy Risk, Study Suggests

But the research did not prove a cause-and-effect connection

3/31/2016
Even Controlled, Epilepsy May Still Cause Problems for Kids

Study finds social and educational issues may be a concern as children get older

3/28/2016
Infant Ear Infections Becoming Less Common

Just under half of U.S. babies have them in first year now, compared to 60 percent in '80s and '90s

3/25/2016
Troubled Kids' Psychiatric Care Often Delayed by Insurance Rules

Dealing with red tape consumes clinicians' time, poses danger to patients, researchers say

3/16/2016
Antibiotic Resistance Common in Kids' Urinary Tract Infections

Researchers say threat is worrisome because children are at high risk of kidney complications

3/14/2016
Stomach Troubles Not Linked to Autism, Study Finds

Gastrointestinal problems don't cause the disorder, researcher says

3/4/2016
Supervised Exposure Therapy for Peanut Allergy Lasts, Study Finds

Even after a year-long break, kids maintained their tolerance

2/29/2016
Fidgeting May Help Students With ADHD Learn

Study found symptoms increased when kids faced more challenging memory tasks

2/26/2016
Many Parents Downplay Value of Flu Shot, Poll Finds

Confusion about effectiveness, safety tied to low rates of immunization among U.S. kids

2/25/2016
Study Details Dire Consequences of Fetal Alcohol Disorders

Behavioral, mental health issues require early attention, researcher says

2/19/2016
Obesity Can Send Kids' Blood Pressure Soaring: Study

Losing weight can bring it back in line, expert says

2/16/2016
Overweight, Obese Kids Fare Worse in Hospital ICUs, Study Finds

Researchers not sure if equipment, dosing procedures are a mismatch or if excess weight is a factor

2/8/2016
Study Ties School Calendar to Asthma Flare-Ups

After summer or long break, symptoms spike when kids return to the classroom

2/8/2016
Measles Outbreak May Have Swayed Some Parents on Vaccines

Moms and dads who were well-informed on Disneyland cases were more confident about shots in survey

2/8/2016
Adult Survivors of Childhood Brain Tumors May Have Lingering Troubles: Study

Intelligence, memory and attention can be affected by treatments, researchers say

2/5/2016
Waning Whooping Cough Immunity Blamed in Outbreaks

Teens have very little protection just a few years after vaccination, study finds

2/4/2016
Could IVF Raise Children's Odds for Blood Cancer?

Study of in vitro fertilization shows slightly elevated risk, but experts aren't sounding alarms

2/1/2016
Newer Treatment May Be Easier on Children With Brain Tumors

Study finds fewer long-term side effects from proton radiotherapy

1/25/2016
Cystic Fibrosis Drug Seems OK for Preschoolers: Study

Finds treatment works and is well-tolerated in 2- to 5-year-olds

1/25/2016
Preventable Ills Cause Nearly 8 Million Childhood Deaths Globally

Diarrhea, respiratory infections are top killers, research shows

1/21/2016
Parental Debt May Affect Kids' Behavior

The key seems to be the reasons why they borrow, study suggests

1/18/2016
More Evidence That Severe Poverty Harms Kids' Health

Children living way below poverty line more likely to be obese, exposed to lead

1/13/2016
Fewer Childhood Cancer Survivors Dying From 'Late' Effects

Improved treatments are avoiding many of the toxic reactions to older therapies, study finds

1/12/2016
Study Finds Poverty a Stronger Harbinger of Childhood Obesity Than Race

Low-income students may consume more fast food, have less access to activity, researchers suggest

1/5/2016
Try Home Remedies for Child's Cough or Cold

Over-the-counter treatments are riskier and costlier, says American Academy of Pediatrics

1/5/2016
Childhood Cancer Treatment May Raise Adult Heart Disease Risk

Study finds many survivors have no symptoms, but still have heart problems

12/28/2015
Child Asthma Rates Leveling Off, Except Among Poor and Older Kids: Study

Environmental triggers may increase the risk for children in low-income areas, experts say

12/24/2015
Marijuana Chemical May Help Prevent Epileptic Seizures in Kids, Young Adults

Trial showed a benefit, but more study is needed, experts said