Kids' Ailments Health News

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3/3/2014
Vaccines Prevent Millions of Infections, Save Billions in Costs: CDC

But messages about immunization benefits often don't achieve intended goal, researchers discover

2/28/2014
Blacks Respond Better to German Measles Vaccine, Study Contends

Future immunization research may target specific groups or individuals, scientist says

2/27/2014
Kids Born With HIV May Face Heart Risks Later, Study Suggests

Doctors should watch for signs of cardiovascular disease, researcher says

2/26/2014
Kids' Body Image Shaped by Parents, Expert Says

Doctor offers tips for helping children develop healthy eating habits, self-image

2/26/2014
Most Teens With Fibromyalgia Suffer Pain, Fatigue as Adults

Four of five continued to experience symptoms, while half had full-blown disorder, study finds

2/25/2014
U.S. Obesity Rate Shows Signs of Leveling Off

CDC study finds very young children seem to be slimming down, but more older women are obese

2/24/2014
Use of Tylenol in Pregnancy Tied to Higher ADHD Risk in Child

Risk increases with longer use, researchers say; experts caution the finding needs verification

2/24/2014
Mysterious Polio-Like Illness Strikes Kids in California

Only a small number of cases identified, experts say, with no clear common cause

2/21/2014
Family Conflicts Can Impair Child's Brain Development: Study

Early exposure to parental tension is a risk factor for later mental woes, researchers say

2/19/2014
Gene Variations Leave Infants at Risk of Leukemia, Study Suggests

Finding might one day point the way to a cure, researchers say

2/11/2014
Dentists' Group Expands Recommended Use of Fluoride Toothpaste for Kids

They should use an amount the size of a grain of rice as soon as first tooth appears, ADA says

2/6/2014
Fever-Related Seizures in Kids Eased by Epilepsy Drug: Study

Standard emergency guidelines needed for long-lasting seizures, researchers say

2/4/2014
Decline of Antibiotic Use Among Kids Seems To Be Leveling Off: Study

Ear infections most common reason for prescriptions in children under 6; trends vary by region

1/31/2014
Childhood Cancer Report Brings Mixed News

While treatment advances mean more children are surviving, long-term problems persist into adulthood

1/30/2014
Gradual Exposure to Peanuts May Help Some Allergic Kids

Experimental therapy increased tolerance, but much more testing needed, doctors say

1/17/2014
FDA Approves Genetic Test That Helps Explain Developmental Problems in Kids

Experts caution that it should only be given to young children when problems first appear

1/17/2014
Want to Stay Healthy? Try Washing Your Hands

Dirty digits are the fastest way to communicate infectious germs, experts say

1/15/2014
Kids' Ear Infections Cost U.S. Health System Nearly $3B Annually: Report

In 2009, the condition added $314 per child for outpatient visits, $17 for meds

1/14/2014
Common Infant Vaccine Tied to Slight Rise in Risk for Bowel Complication

But chances of complication much lower than with previous rotavirus vaccine, studies show

1/14/2014
When a Common Cold Becomes More Dangerous for Kids

New study clarifies risk factors for lung disease

1/11/2014
Ear Tubes May Not Have Long-Term Benefits for Kids With Ear Infections

Review found no evidence of later hearing, speech or language improvement after procedure

1/8/2014
Tight Blood Sugar Control Might Not Help All Critically Ill Kids

Study found no benefit with heart surgery patients, but those with other conditions were discharged earlier

1/8/2014
Liquid Tamiflu for Kids in Short Supply

Shortage should be resolved in week; Tamiflu capsules and flu shots widely available, U.S. officials say

12/30/2013
Landmark ADHD Study Backed Drugs Over Therapy at a Cost: Report

Children denied counseling may have lost out, experts say

12/24/2013
Big Strides in Battle Against Pediatric AIDS

Advances help lower transmission rate in U.S., but it's a different story in developing nations

12/24/2013
Mother-Daughter Team Preaches the Gospel of HIV Prevention

'I want other women to know that you can have a good ending,' says Fortunata Kasege

12/11/2013
Probiotics Don't Prevent Childhood Asthma, Study Finds

But they may have other benefits, including prevention of eczema

12/6/2013
Nebulizers May Not Deliver Full Drug Dose to Kids With Asthma

Small study found less than one-quarter of the medicine makes it to the lungs

12/5/2013
Measles Still a Threat, U.S. Health Officials Warn

Sporadic outbreaks caused by travelers to countries without vaccination programs, doctors say

11/27/2013
Childhood Vaccines Have Prevented 100 Million Infections in U.S.: Study

26 million infections averted in past decade alone, says study

11/26/2013
Thalidomide May Help Kids With Crohn's Disease

Drug previously tied to birth defects helped induce remission in children with difficult-to-treat disease

11/25/2013
Kids Hospitalized for Flu Need Antiviral Meds Right Away: Study

Survival odds increase with early administration of drugs such as oseltamivir, researchers say

11/15/2013
How to Handle a Child's Seizure

First incident requires emergency medical care, expert says

11/15/2013
Health Tip: Ease the Sting of Strep Throat

Offer the right liquids to drink

11/14/2013
Even Football Heroes Can Be Laid Low by Depression

Colleges need to ensure that mental-health issues are identified and addressed, athletic trainers say

11/7/2013
Despite Major Progress, Some Childhood Cancers Are Still Killers

Better funding is vital to improve treatments, experts say

11/1/2013
Few Parents Use Kids' Asthma Meds Correctly: Study

The result: inaccurate dosing and uncontrolled symptoms

10/28/2013
Flu Can Kill Even Healthy Children, Study Finds

Unvaccinated kids are at greater risk, CDC researcher says

10/14/2013
Irregular Bedtimes Lead to Behavior Problems in Kids: Study

But, setting a consistent bedtime can get children back on track, researcher says

10/10/2013
High Blood Pressure Common Among Overweight Kids

Pediatricians should be vigilant about screening, researcher says

10/9/2013
Depression During Pregnancy May Raise Risk of Psychiatric Trouble in Kids

Researcher says finding suggests the condition should be treated in expectant moms

10/8/2013
Smog, Stressed Mom May Raise Risk of Behavior Woes in Kids

Exposure to a combination of the two in the womb is worse than either alone, study suggests

9/28/2013
Tips for Preventing, Coping With Pinkeye

Conjunctivitis more likely to spread with school in session, expert says

9/25/2013
Survey Could Spot Parents Who Shun Child Vaccinations

Under-immunized children more likely to develop and spread serious infectious diseases

9/19/2013
Braces Seem to Benefit Many Kids With High-Risk Scoliosis

Study suggests that surgery to correct curvature of spine can be avoided for most of these patients

9/12/2013
Vaccine Coverage High in U.S., but Measles Outbreaks a Concern: CDC

159 cases reported so far this year in unvaccinated people

9/12/2013
Report: Child Neglect a Continuing Problem in U.S.

More research called for to prevent and treat occurrences

9/9/2013
Whooping Cough Risk Higher Among Kids Who Miss Vaccinations: Study

It's important to get all doses without delay, researchers say

9/4/2013
Scientists Pinpoint Which Kids With Heart Muscle Disease Are in Most Danger

Key risk factors measured at diagnosis can guide treatment for cases of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy

9/2/2013
Parents' Goals Guide ADHD Treatment Choice

Therapy may be more successful when decision-making is shared, researcher suggests