Misc. Kid's Health News

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12/10/2008
38% of U.S. Adults Use Alternative Treatments

As do 12% of children, new government survey says

12/9/2008
Steroid After Tonsillectomy Raises Bleeding Risk

But dexamethasone did limit vomiting and results are preliminary, researchers note

12/9/2008
Report Finds Fault With U.S. Health Services for Teens

Among recommendations: More coordinated care, better training for providers

12/8/2008
Malaria Vaccine Effective in Latest Trials

Mosquito-borne disease kills nearly 1 million people, mostly African children, every year

12/8/2008
Anemia Rates Down for U.S. Women and Children

But they remain disproportionately high for minority women, study finds

12/8/2008
Laws Governing Indoor Tanning by Teens Don't Work

Study says lax enforcement probably to blame; experts cite risk of skin cancer

12/8/2008
Seizure Meds Can Be Safely Withdrawn From Kids With Epilepsy

Study finds relatively low risk of developing intractable disease

12/5/2008
Flu Shots Worthwhile for College Students

Getting seasonal vaccine reduced illness rates, missed classes, study shows

12/5/2008
Aggressive Therapy May Stem CF Progression in Infants

Treating cystic fibrosis in first 6 months appears most effective, Australian study finds

12/5/2008
Decongestant Exposure Needs Closer Look

Study says pseudoephedrine for kids under 2 poses toxicity issues because of use patterns

12/4/2008
Cervical Cancer Vaccine Well Tolerated

Reactions such as hives called 'idiosyncratic,' study finds

12/2/2008
Children of U.S. Farmworkers Often Uninsured

Problem is worst among migrant, immigrant families, study finds

12/2/2008
TV, Internet Causing Kids Harm: Report

Media in general is boosting rates of obesity, other woes, experts say

12/2/2008
Folate in Early Pregnancy May Boost Wheezing in Baby

Infants born to moms who took it in first 3 months more likely to have respiratory woes

12/1/2008
Low Childhood IQ Tied to Risk of Later Mental Disorders

While mechanism is unclear, findings may help improve treatment for psychiatric problems

12/1/2008
Health Needs of Autistic Children Often Unmet

Expenses greater than those for kids with other special needs, report shows

11/28/2008
Beware of Toxic Toys This Holiday Season

Dangerous chemicals make some playthings unfit for kids, report claims

11/27/2008
School Soda Ban Has Limited Effect

Eliminating sugary beverages did not affect overall consumption, study finds

11/24/2008
11/21/2008
Getting Tough on Bullying

Kids, parents and schools need to work together to stop abusive behavior, experts say

11/21/2008
11/20/2008
Parent Smoking During Pregnancy Raises Kids' Heart Risks

More carotid artery thickening in these young adults points to danger, study finds

11/20/2008
Texting Food Diaries Helps Kids Stick With Diets

Study found hi-tech method improved compliance more than paper and pencil

11/19/2008
Child-Care Relationships Tied to Kids' Stress Levels

At school or home, they can raise long-term health risks, studies say

11/19/2008
11/14/2008
High-Fat Diet While Pregnant May Produce Obese Kids

It may lead to permanent changes in the fetal brain, study says

11/12/2008
Early Onset Approved for ADHD Drug

30-minute onset of action for Focalin XR

11/12/2008
Death Rates Higher for Minority Children Awaiting Heart Transplant

14% for whites, 19% for blacks, 21% for Hispanics and 27% for others, study says

11/12/2008
U.S. Teens Brimming With Self-Esteem

But parent-instilled 'overconfidence' may be spurring unrealistic expectations, study suggests

11/11/2008
Obese Kids Have Old Arteries

Tests showed their carotid artery walls as thick as that of a middle-aged person

11/11/2008
Health Tip: Doing Your Baby's Laundry

Protect sensitive new skin

11/10/2008
Childhood Food Allergies on the Rise

But researchers are working on new therapies to combat the problem

11/10/2008
Poverty May Aggravate Asthma

Researchers found poor children had heightened immune-system gene activity

11/7/2008
Pediatric Heart Surgeons May Be Best Choice for Adults

Study finds these doctors have better results, including survival rates

11/7/2008
Head Injury in Young Kids May Predict ADHD Diagnosis

Risk-taking an early sign of attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder, researchers say

11/6/2008
Counseling Can Combat Youth Violence

And referrals should start with emergency room doctors, study says

11/6/2008
Health Tip: Evaluating Your Child's Vision

How to spot potential problems

11/6/2008
Health Tip: Choosing Your Child's Therapist

What to look for when deciding

11/5/2008
Powdered Milk Helps Kids Overcome Milk Allergy

Consuming higher and higher doses built up tolerance, study shows

11/4/2008
ADHD Affects Movement More in Boys Than in Girls

It's likely because girls' brains mature earlier, study says

11/4/2008
Extended Therapy Helps Drug-Addicted Teens

Use of detoxification medications produces noticeable results, study says

11/4/2008
Smokers' Homes More Likely to House Hungry Kids

Study finds twice the incidence of 'food insecurity'

11/3/2008
Use of Kids' Meds on the Increase

Obesity and its complications driving the trend, researchers say

11/1/2008
FDA Faulted for Stance on Chemical in Plastics

BPA widely used in baby bottles, food containers; has been linked to diabetes, heart disease

10/31/2008
Family Halloween Safety Can Be Fiendishly Simple

Limit trick-or-treating to familiar places, don't take candy from strangers, expert says

10/30/2008
Combo Treatment Best for Anxiety Disorder in Kids

Zoloft, cognitive behavior therapy also work well alone, study finds

10/30/2008
Halloween Candy: It's Not How Much Kids Eat, It's When

Prolonged exposure to acid in the mouth is the culprit, pediatric dentist says

10/29/2008
Less Exposure to Violent Media Makes Youths Less Aggressive

Study found they were less likely to bully others, get into fights

10/27/2008
Etanercept, Methotrexate Safe for Juvenile RA

Review finds use, even in combo, an effective long-term treatment

10/27/2008
Health Tip: If Your Child Takes Medicine

Safety suggestions for dosage and storage