Misc. Kid's Health News

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10/28/2009
1 Million More Doses of Swine Flu Vaccine on Hand

Gap between supply and demand starting to close, U.S. officials say

10/28/2009
Even Light Smoking Affects Young Adults' Arteries

Damage makes it harder to run and climb steps, researcher says

10/27/2009
Antipsychotic Drugs Spur Dramatic Weight Gain in Kids

Researchers urge other alternatives, close monitoring of patients

10/26/2009
Sebelius: There Will Be Swine Flu Vaccine for All Who Want It

But the HHS secretary admits that delays are limiting supplies so far

10/25/2009
Obama Declares Swine Flu a National Emergency

Action allows hospitals to better handle large numbers of patients as outbreak spreads

10/23/2009
Swine Flu Vaccine Still in Short Supply

Goal of 40 million doses by end of October won't be met, CDC says

10/23/2009
Health Tip: Warning Signs of Scoliosis

An abnormal curvature of the spine that rarely causes pain

10/23/2009
Production Problems Plague Delivery of Swine Flu Vaccine

Despite significant shortfall, CDC says all Americans who want shot will be able to get one, eventually

10/22/2009
Rotavirus Vaccine Cutting Infection Rates Among Kids

CDC report shows drop in U.S. incidence since vaccine was introduced in 2006

10/22/2009
Health Tip: Signs of an Asthma Attack in Your Child

Symptoms that may indicate an attack is imminent

10/22/2009
Swine Flu Parties? Send Your Regrets, Experts Say

Some parents reportedly exposing healthy kids to those already sick with the H1N1 flu

10/21/2009
Worldwide Vaccine Availability Reaches All-Time High: Report

Experts urge international community to continue to push for progress

10/20/2009
Swine Flu Still Strikes Younger People Hardest

90 percent of deaths since Sept. 1 were among those under 65, CDC says

10/20/2009
Babies Injured in Car Seats Used Outside of Cars

Study found more than 43,000 emergency-room visits during five-year period

10/20/2009
School Meals Need to Get Healthier: Report

New recommendations tackle obesity epidemic in U.S.

10/19/2009
Childhood ADHD Linked to Criminal Behavior in Adults

More study needed to see if medical treatment cuts rates of illegal activities, researchers say

10/19/2009
Minnesota Pig Infected With H1N1 Flu

Federal officials say there's no danger in eating pork products

10/19/2009
Health Tip: Putting Baby to Bed

Suggestions for a safe night's rest

10/19/2009
Video Games Can Play Havoc With Kids' Joints

The younger the child, the more likely the pain, says research led by an 11-year-old

10/17/2009
11 More Children Die From Swine Flu: CDC

And vaccine production delays mean fewer shots will be available by month's end

10/16/2009
Race, Insurance May Affect Testing of Kids in ER

Study finds more done for youths with chest pain who are white and have private coverage

10/16/2009
11 More Children Die From Swine Flu: CDC

And vaccine production delays mean fewer shots will be available by month's end

10/15/2009
Health Tip: When to Call the Pediatrician

Warning signs that your newborn needs a doctor

10/14/2009
Severe Swine Flu Could Lead to Blood Clots in Lungs: Study

Researchers say CT scans may be needed to spot the risk

10/13/2009
Many Hospitalized With Swine Flu Had Been Healthy

But the majority of cases still involve people with chronic problems, CDC says

10/13/2009
Health Tip: Bringing Baby Home

Prepare for the trip from the hospital

10/13/2009
Soothing Imagery May Help Rid Some Kids of Stomach Pain

Audio recordings benefited many children with no underlying disease in study

10/12/2009
A Little Cash Buys a Lot of Calories at the Corner Store

Kids are purchasing cheap junk food on way to and from school, survey finds

10/11/2009
Want Leaner Kids? Parents May Need to Toe the Line

Health experts say much can be done to keep weight in check

10/9/2009
76 Children Dead From Swine Flu: CDC

Finding highlights the need for kids to be vaccinated against the disease, experts say

10/9/2009
Health Tip: Choosing a Safe Halloween Costume

Suggestions for a safer holiday

10/8/2009
As Teens Plug In, Parents Fret

Worries are justified, say hearing loss experts who urge prevention

10/8/2009
Health Tip: Understanding Gestational Diabetes

What it means for you and baby

10/6/2009
Program Helps Kids Switch Over to Healthy Behaviors

Triple intervention enforces message at home, school and in the community, researchers say

10/6/2009
Exercise in Adolescence May Cut Risk of Deadly Brain Tumor

Physical activity later in life didn't seem to matter, study finds

10/6/2009
Burn Rate in Kids Has Dropped, But Still Causes Concern

Youths' thinner skin makes them more susceptible to severe injury, expert says

10/6/2009
Health Tip: Soothing a Colicky Baby

A number of solutions to try

10/6/2009
Most Childhood Cancer Survivors Have Healthy Babies

But pregnancies should be closely monitored, researchers say

10/5/2009
Tiny Batteries Can Cause Big Problems for Young Children

Ingestion of 'button' batteries may have serious consequences, researchers say

10/5/2009
Autism May Be More Common Than Thought

U.S. government study estimates that 1 of every 91 children is affected

10/2/2009
Daily Candy in Childhood Linked to Violence in Adulthood

But experts note cause-and-effect not proven in study

10/2/2009
Delaying Weight-Loss Surgery May Leave Teens at Risk

Acting before kids gain more improves outcomes, study shows

10/2/2009
Health Tip: Help Prevent Childhood Migraines

Have the youngster learn to avoid triggers

10/1/2009
Children Need Seasonal Flu Vaccine, Experts Say

Study finds vaccination rates lag behind recommended levels

9/29/2009
Fetal Surgery May Treat Heart Defect

Researchers see some success in alleviating hypoplastic left heart syndrome

9/29/2009
Social Status as a Teen Predicts Health as an Adult

Research finds those at the top of the pecking order fared the best

9/28/2009
9/28/2009
Many Kids Suffer Medication Side Effects: Study

Adverse drug reactions cause more than half a million outpatient visits a year, researchers find

9/25/2009
Studies Evaluate Thyroid Treatment During Pregnancy

Efforts in U.S. and Europe are testing effects on women and their offspring

9/25/2009
FDA Issues Health Alert on Kids' Tamiflu Dosages

Warning follows report that dosing instructions for liquid medication don't match syringe measurements