Kids' Ailments Health News

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12/1/2015
Metformin May Not Help Obese Teens With Type 1 Diabetes

Study found most benefits waned over time, but one expert believes more research is needed

11/27/2015
Assessing Health Issues of Child Refugees

Medical profiles of newly arrived children are important for treatment, researcher says

11/27/2015
Bullies May Face Higher Odds of Eating Disorders: Study

Risk of anorexia or bulimia significantly higher than for kids not involved in bullying

11/20/2015
Teasing Girls About Weight May Cause Lasting Harm

Study finds link between being made fun of and problematic eating behaviors

11/19/2015
Childhood Cancer Survivors May Suffer Physically, Mentally Decades Later

Long-term effects of powerful treatments merit further study, experts say

11/19/2015
Potential Treatment for a Serious Respiratory Infection in Kids

Preliminary study of new drug for RSV yields promising results, experts say

11/18/2015
More Than 8 Percent of Kids With Cancer May Be Genetically Prone to the Disease

Genetic screening might be useful for all childhood cancer patients, researchers say

11/17/2015
More Gluten Before Age 2 Linked to Celiac Disease in At-Risk Kids

But it's not clear if limiting the protein in baby's diet would help, experts say

11/16/2015
Doctors Save Life of U.S. Child With Drug-Resistant Tuberculosis

Case highlights growing threat of strain of the lung disease that doesn't respond to multiple antibiotics

11/11/2015
Childhood Cancer Tied to Raised Risk for Other Ills in Adult Life

Study found upped odds for diabetes, autoimmune disorders decades later

11/10/2015
Bystander CPR Helps Some Kids Survive Cardiac Arrest

Unfortunately, infants don't appear to be benefitting, study finds

11/10/2015
Insulin Pumps Give Kids With Type 1 Diabetes Better Blood Sugar Control

Study included almost 55,000 children and teens

11/8/2015
What You Need to Know When Your Child Gets a Rash

Most clear up on their own or are easily treated, but some are contagious -- even dangerous

11/5/2015
Rule Changes Might Lead to More Lung Transplants for Kids

Study suggests that widening the geographic pool could increase available organs

11/5/2015
Scarlet Fever Resurfacing in Some Parts of the World

Outbreaks of the childhood disease reported in Britain and Asia, study finds

11/4/2015
Vaccine for Deadly Respiratory Virus Shows Promise in Early Trial

Researcher hopes to see routine RSV immunization within a decade

11/3/2015
New Guidelines Focus on Pulmonary Hypertension in Kids

The sometimes fatal heart and lung disease requires different strategies for children and adults

10/30/2015
Helping Your Diabetic Child Have a Safe Halloween

Counting carbs and swapping treats help kids stick to treatment goals, expert says

10/27/2015
Halloween Can Be a Fright for Kids With Food Allergies

Expert offers tips for getting your ghosts and goblins safely through the holiday

10/23/2015
When Anxiety Silences a Child

Selective mutism, a relatively rare condition, flies quietly under the radar, experts say

10/23/2015
Doctors Key to Stopping Child Hunger

American Academy of Pediatrics statement says all kids should be screened for signs of malnutrition

10/22/2015
ADHD May Have Different Effects on Brains of Boys and Girls

Study findings might explain different behaviors seen in genders, experts say

10/21/2015
'Green' Public Housing May Help Families Breathe Easier

Rates of asthma attacks lower in specially designed buildings

10/19/2015
Disaster Plans Must Consider Children, Pediatrics Group Says

Youngsters face greater health risks from terrorist attacks, accidents and outbreaks

10/15/2015
Enterovirus D68 No Deadlier for Kids Than the Common Cold: Study

CDC still doesn't know if unusual paralysis cases are caused by this virus

10/14/2015
Crohn's Disease Treatments for Kids May Not Get Gut Back to Normal

Even after therapy, healthy bacteria, fungi populations not restored, study finds

10/5/2015
Hispanic, Poor Children May Have Greater Risk of Losing Eye to Cancer

Study suggests disparities in care; rare disease typically uncovered during routine visits

10/3/2015
Study Links Early Infections to Celiac Risk

But researchers caution it's not clear if childhood illnesses cause the immune disorder

10/2/2015
Childhood Brain Tumor Survivors May Have Memory Troubles

Study suggests brain has to use different regions than normal to get the job done

9/28/2015
Childhood Trauma May Boost Heart Disease Risk for a Lifetime

Learning how to manage stress effectively might help, experts say

9/28/2015
Children in Foster Homes Need Better Health Care

American Academy of Pediatrics says kids may be traumatized and require more consistent treatment

9/24/2015
Secondhand Smoke May Double Risk of Hospitalization for Kids With Asthma

Exposure can worsen symptoms and make the disease more difficult to manage, researchers say

9/23/2015
Childhood Cancer Devastates Family Finances, Too

One-quarter lost more than 40 percent of household income after diagnosis, study reveals

9/21/2015
Tonsillectomy for Sleep Apnea Carries Risks for Some Kids: Study

Though the surgery is a primary treatment for sleep disorder, breathing problems can occur afterwards

9/18/2015
Childhood Vaccines Debate Rekindled at GOP Presidential Debate

Experts say candidates' remarks about frequency of shots could stoke parents' concerns

9/14/2015
Removing All Visible Cancer Is Key to Treating Aggressive Brain Tumors

Study of almost 100 children also finds greater survival rate for girls than boys after surgery

9/8/2015
Sleep Apnea May Hurt Kids' Grades

Children with snoring or other irregular nighttime breathing need evaluation, experts say

9/3/2015
One-Third of U.S. Kids With ADHD Diagnosed Before Age 6: Report

But researchers add that few valid tests exist to support diagnosis in children that young

9/1/2015
Genetics May Help Guide Kids' Cancer Treatment

Findings may allow more targeted therapy for the toughest cases, researchers say

8/27/2015
Despite Pockets of Resistance, Most U.S. Kids Getting Vaccinated

Health officials call the finding heartening, but worry about lingering opposition to inoculations

8/17/2015
8/14/2015
Headaches Are Common in Kids, Teens

Treatment often as simple as a glass of water, a good meal or some sleep, expert says

8/14/2015
More American Children Diagnosed With ADHD

U.S. Food and Drug Administration offers tips on coping with attention disorder

8/12/2015
Vaccine Combo Shows Promise Against Common, Dangerous Infection

Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) kills 200,000 young children worldwide each year

8/8/2015
Parents of Kids With Diabetes Need to Plan for School Days

Only 30 states have laws ensuring children access to proper care

7/24/2015
New Gene Test Speeds Diagnosis of Stomach Bug That Strikes Kids

Enterovirus D68 sickened more than 1,000 U.S. children last year, 14 deaths reported

7/22/2015
Hormone Linked to Social Difficulties With Autism, Early Study Finds

Levels of vasopressin associated with 'theory of mind' tasks in children with ASD

7/21/2015
Mental Illness Afflicts Many Juveniles in Jail

Problems more common among girls than boys, study finds

7/20/2015
Could Antibiotics Raise a Child's Risk for Juvenile Arthritis?

Odds are low, but study points to another downside of overuse

7/20/2015
Antibiotics Myths Still Common Among Parents

Those with Medicaid insurance tend to know less about the drugs, study finds