Kids' Ailments Health News

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11/26/2014
Spotting Hearing Problems in Infancy May Boost Reading Skills in Deaf Teens

Researchers found gap between screened, unscreened doubled as deaf children got older

11/24/2014
Childhood Obesity Brings Host of Health Problems, Researchers Report

High blood pressure, liver problems and heart disease risk upped in heavy kids

11/24/2014
Eczema Cases Rising Among U.S. Children: Report

For most, proper skin care and topical treatments help, experts say

11/21/2014
Flu Season Off to a Slow Start ... for Now

Get vaccinated, health experts say, because it takes about two weeks for protection to kick in

11/18/2014
Parents Want Children in Day Care to Be Vaccinated: Poll

Three-quarters said they'd pull their kids out if others weren't up to date on shots

11/17/2014
Preterm-Birth Complications Leading Global Killer of Young Children

To mark World Prematurity Day on Monday, researchers announce $250 million to combat the problem

11/10/2014
Minority Kids May Be Missed in Autism Diagnoses: Study

White children more likely to be identified by schools, but researchers aren't sure what's behind this trend

11/6/2014
Kids With Epilepsy Face Higher Early Death Risk, Study Reports

Coordinated care is essential for reducing death rates, experts say

11/6/2014
Newer Pneumonia Vaccine for Kids Beats Older Version: Study

Almost 30 percent fewer kids under 2 hospitalized for serious lung infections

11/3/2014
Better Detection, Diagnosis Major Factors Behind Rise in Autism Cases: Study

But, reporting changes don't explain the total increase, experts say

10/31/2014
Child's Appendix More Likely to Rupture in Regions Short of Surgeons

Transfer to another hospital delays treatment, researchers say

10/30/2014
Halloween Safety Tips for Kids With Asthma

Trick-or-treaters should bring quick-relief inhalers with them, experts advise

10/29/2014
FDA Approves New Vaccine to Protect Against Meningitis

Trumenba guards against type of bacteria that is one of leading causes of life-threatening disease

10/29/2014
FDA Cautions Against 'Undeclared' Food Allergens

Labels omitting certain ingredients are leading cause of FDA recalls

10/27/2014
Placebo Treatment May Quiet Kids' Cough

Parents report a spoonful of agave nectar or flavored water reduced symptoms

10/27/2014
Colleges Could Do More for Students With Chronic Ills, Study Finds

Only half of campus clinics felt they could handle diabetes care, and many don't identify students with needs

10/27/2014
Obese Children With Leukemia Fared Worse in Study

Excess weight linked to doubled risk of leftover cancer cells after chemotherapy

10/23/2014
As Pot Use Rises, Teens' Grades May Fall: Study

Occasional use might not have impact, but heavy users had lower test scores, researchers found

10/17/2014
U.S. Kids Use ADHD Meds More During School Year

Researchers suggest this may be to boost academic achievement

10/17/2014
Tonsillectomy Complications May Be More Likely in Poor, Minority Kids

Access to care might play a role, researcher says

10/14/2014
More Kids Using ERs for Medical Care, Researchers Say

Uninsured and privately insured children show biggest increases in California study

10/10/2014
Many Parents Need to Educate Themselves About Concussions

Experts believe lack of knowledge could hinder child's recovery

10/7/2014
Teens With Cerebral Palsy Report High Quality of Life in Survey

But peer support was often lacking, and pain and severe motor impairment affected happiness

10/6/2014
Officials Report First Confirmed Child Death Due to Enterovirus D68

Virus, which can cause paralysis, has spread to 43 states, CDC says

10/3/2014
Docs Offer Advice for Combating Respiratory Virus That's Striking Kids

Proper hygiene, including frequent hand washing, is important -- especially for children with asthma

10/2/2014
42 States Reporting Respiratory Virus That Targets Kids

Health officials also investigating whether it's linked to several deaths, cases of muscle weakness, paralysis

10/1/2014
Preterm Birth, Pneumonia Leading Causes of Death for Children Under 5

New global estimates suggest 2 million die each year from these conditions

9/29/2014
40 States, District of Columbia Reporting Respiratory Virus That Targets Kids

Health officials also investigating whether germ is tied to cases of muscle weakness in 9 Colorado children

9/29/2014
ADHD Can Hamper School Performance as Early as 2nd Grade, Study Says

Researchers report problems with reading, math, social skills

9/25/2014
Many Kids With ADHD May Be Missing Out on Talk Therapy

Study finds just one in four taking medication gets additional treatment

9/24/2014
29 States, District of Columbia Reporting Respiratory Illness That Targets Kids

Health officials urge good hygiene to help contain spread of Enterovirus D68

9/22/2014
Pediatricians Urge Flu Vaccine for All Kids 6 Months and Older

Nasal spray vaccine can be considered for many kids 2 to 8, doctors say

9/17/2014
12 States Now Reporting Severe Respiratory Illness That Targets Kids

Health officials urge good hygiene to limit exposure to Enterovirus D68

9/15/2014
Kids' Severe Respiratory Virus Confirmed in Northeast

Health officials urge good hygiene to limit exposure to Enterovirus D68

9/12/2014
The Parenting Trap: Coddling Anxious Kids

Trying to protect children from source of anxiety may make things worse, researchers say

9/9/2014
Statins May Help Kids With Genetic Cholesterol Disorder

Researchers found the earlier they were given, the less arteries hardened in adulthood

9/8/2014
Respiratory Virus Hitting Kids in at Least 12 States

Health officials concerned about a wider outbreak, urge good hygiene to limit exposure

9/3/2014
Skin Cells Used to Create Heart Valve for Growing Kids

It's the first time an artificial cardiac valve has been made that grows over time, scientists say

8/28/2014
Most U.S. Babies Get Their Vaccines: CDC

But booster shots and second doses lag for 2-year-olds, report finds

8/28/2014
Concussion Recovery Can Reverse After Return to Activity, Study Shows

Expert and researcher say the findings highlight need for slow return to playing field

8/26/2014
Even Normal-Weight Teens Can Have Dangerous Eating Disorders, Study Finds

Researchers saw a nearly 6-fold rise in patients who met all criteria of anorexia except being underweight

8/25/2014
Hospital Admission Day Tied to Outcomes for Children With Leukemia

Those admitted on weekend after first diagnosis have more complications, study finds

8/20/2014
Study Ties Colds, Flu to Rare Risk of Stroke in Kids

Cause seems related to inflammation of the arteries, researchers say

8/18/2014
Doctors ID New Ways to Get More Kids Vaccinated

Messages that focus on benefits to the child have the most impact, study finds

8/5/2014
Childhood Urinary Tract Infection May Bring Lasting Harm to Kidneys

But researchers report that 3 factors spot risk as well as painful catheter/X-ray does

8/4/2014
More Young Adults Getting Mental Health Care Under Obamacare: Study

Increase was slight, but a good sign that law is working, researchers report

8/4/2014
When Colds, Flu Lead to Complications in Kids

About a third of children admitted to hospital for these infections develop respiratory issues, study finds

7/28/2014
Tonsillectomy for Sleep Apnea May Trigger Weight Gain

Study found overweight kids who had surgery were more likely to become obese within seven months

7/24/2014
Parents of Obese Kids Often View Them as Healthy

They're more likely to change their children's diet than encourage exercise, study finds

7/23/2014
Many Obese U.S. Kids Think They're Thinner Than They Are

They won't take steps to reach a healthy weight if they don't see the problem, experts note