Kids' Ailments Health News

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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

7/21/2014
Life Skills, Parenting Classes May Cut Inflammation in Poor Kids

That, in turn, may help reduce health ills, such as diabetes and heart disease, researcher says

7/21/2014
Good Schools May Be Good for a Teen's Health, Too

Study found lower-income kids at challenging high schools less likely to engage in risky behaviors

7/17/2014
'Little League Shoulder' on the Rise

Rest, possibly combined with physical therapy, key to recovery, research suggests

7/16/2014
Genes May Raise Risk of Cerebral Palsy, Study Finds

But expert stresses that chance of being born with the disability is small

7/15/2014
Blood Thinners May Not Be Needed for Kids' Back Surgery

Close monitoring enough for most of these patients, study says

7/14/2014
iPads Can Trigger Nickel Allergies in Kids

Report involving 11-year-boy points to a simple solution: an iPad case

7/11/2014
Emergency Surgeries on Weekends Riskier for Kids: Study

Possible explanations include fewer hospital staffers, slower response times, researchers say

7/11/2014
Mississippi Girl Thought Cured of HIV Shows Signs of Infection

After more than two years of no drug therapy, she's back on medication; development disappoints doctors, researchers

7/9/2014
TB Rates Among Children May Be Higher Than Estimated

As many as 650,000 kids worldwide infected each year, researchers report

7/2/2014
Glaucoma Can Affect Babies, Too

In U.S., one in 10,000 infants is born with the vision-robbing disease

6/30/2014
Childhood Malnutrition Linked to High Blood Pressure Later in Life: Study

Preventing childhood hunger might help protect heart health, researchers say

6/27/2014
Summer's a Great Time for Tonsil Removal

Surgery won't disrupt school schedule, kids can relax during recovery, doctor says

6/23/2014
ER Visits Peak When Kids Barred From Child Care: Study

Many working parents need doctor's note, can't wait for regular appointment

6/12/2014
Childhood Cancer Survivors More Likely to Be Hospitalized: Study

Findings show that ongoing health problems follow them long after they've beaten their disease

6/10/2014
Recession Forced Many Families to Seek Medicaid Coverage

Illinois data shows those who had children with chronic illnesses were most affected

6/9/2014
Autism's Costs Can Run Into Millions for One Person

Lost wages, residential care and special education are just some of the driving factors, study finds

6/9/2014
Measles Journey Highlights Risk to Unvaccinated Kids

Minnesota outbreak began with a toddler traveling overseas, study says

6/6/2014
Many Childhood Leukemia Survivors Aren't Taking 'Maintenance' Meds: Study

These drugs help stop acute lymphocytic leukemia from coming back, experts note

5/29/2014
Scientists See Environmental Changes to Genes in Kids With Autism

Double whammy of mutated genes and environmental genetic changes may make disorder more severe

5/29/2014
U.S. Measles Cases at 20-Year High

Almost all infections involve unvaccinated residents who traveled abroad, CDC says

5/27/2014
Kids More Likely Than Adults To Be Resistant to HIV Meds: Study

Fortunately, most infected youngsters with respond to newer medicines, researchers say

5/23/2014
Brain Changes May Accompany Type 1 Diabetes Diagnosis in Kids

Complication called ketoacidosis can affect memory, thinking for six months, reports study

5/22/2014
Costs a Barrier to Asthma Care for Some Kids

High co-pays prevent some children from seeing a doctor or getting needed meds, study finds

5/14/2014
Study Probes Why Kids With Autism Are Oversensitive to Touch, Noise

New brain imaging study shows certain regions are hyperactive to sensory stimuli

5/12/2014
Smoking More Likely Among Teens Whose Parents Light Up

Quitting early in child's life helps reduce risk, researchers say

5/2/2014
News Coverage of Teen Suicides May Have Ripple Effect

Study finds possible link between prominent stories and copy-cat deaths

5/1/2014
Overweight Teens Feel Stigmatized, Bullied: Study

British survey finds some young people link excess weight to laziness and lack of self-control

4/21/2014
Language Problems Common for Kids With ADHD, Study Finds

Anxiety often goes hand in hand with attention disorder, too

4/10/2014
Social Skills a Casualty of Childhood Head Injury, Study Suggests

Disruptions of working memory, mental processing speed make it hard to interact, researchers explain

4/1/2014
Parental Messages That Stress No Alcohol Do Get Through, Survey Finds

92 percent of teens who said parents opposed underage drinking weren't drinkers, MADD says

3/28/2014
Smoking Bans Linked to Drop in Premature Births, Kids' Asthma Attacks

Smoke-free policies offer health benefits for people of all ages, study authors say

3/27/2014
U.S. Autism Estimates Rise by 30 Percent for Kids

Researchers say increase could be due to better diagnosis of the developmental disorder

3/18/2014
Mental Illness to Blame for 10 Percent of Kids' Hospitalizations: Study

Shortage of psychiatrists, psychologists makes it harder to treat children who need help, experts say

3/14/2014
Stress Can Quickly Harm Kids' Health: Study

And chronic stress takes a toll on their well-being, research shows

3/10/2014
Just 1.5 Hours of TV a Day May Disrupt Kids' Sleep, Study Says

The more they watch, the greater the sleep loss

3/10/2014
Kids Who Repeat a Grade Can Become Discipline Problems, Study Says

Schools that had more repeaters had more suspensions, other signs of trouble in student body

3/7/2014
Allergy Rates Surprisingly Similar Across the U.S., Study Finds

However, young children in southern states suffer more than their peers in other regions

3/6/2014
State Flu Shot Rule for Preschoolers Curbs Kids' Hospitalizations: CDC

When vaccination rates rose in Connecticut, serious complications dropped, report finds

3/6/2014
Lack of Sleep Compounds Health Problems for Obese Teens: Study

Researchers report it was independently associated with higher risk of heart disease, diabetes

3/3/2014
TV in Child's Bedroom Tied to Weight Gain

But 'active' video games might help youngsters stay slim, researchers stay