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More U.S. Kids Getting Mental Health Treatment May 20, 2015

But most of that increase has been among patients who have less serious illness

Many Kids With Asthma Also Sensitive to Peanuts: Study May 18, 2015

Parents may not realize that wheezing, shortness of breath could be allergy

CDC: 1 in 10 Children Diagnosed With ADHD May 14, 2015

Numbers remain unchanged since 2007; boys still twice as likely to have the condition as girls

Study Links Sleep Troubles to Children's Mental Health May 11, 2015

Some of the problems included anxiety, depression and ADHD, researchers say

Measles May Weaken Immune System for Up to 3 Years, Study Contends May 07, 2015

Findings highlight importance of measles vaccine for preventing damaging infection, doctors say

Moms' Pre-Pregnancy Obesity Tied to ADHD, Other Issues in Kids May 01, 2015

Nature of connection between the conditions isn't clear, however, experts say

Milder Autism Typically Diagnosed Later in Girls April 28, 2015

They're more likely to show social awkwardness rather than physical symptoms, study finds

Divorce May Increase Psychosomatic Symptoms in Teens: Study April 28, 2015

Fewest health-related problems occurred in adolescents with two parents living in same home

Gene May Play Part in How Kids Respond to Asthma Meds: Study April 22, 2015

Chemical signal linked to how well corticosteroids worked

Freedom to Fidget Helps Kids With ADHD Learn: Study April 21, 2015

The more they were able to move during tests, the better they did

Another Study Finds No Vaccine-Autism Link April 21, 2015

Finding held true even for children at risk for the developmental disorder

1 in 3 Teen Boys Sexually Assaulted Tries Suicide, Study Finds April 17, 2015

Psychologist calls for greater support for all victims -- female and male

Kids With Type 1 Diabetes Face Much Higher Hospitalization Rates April 14, 2015

British study finds fivefold jump in admissions, especially for the youngest, poorest patients

Asthma Rates Similar Among Black Children in Urban, Rural Areas: Study April 09, 2015

Finding challenges theory that living in a city boosts risk of respiratory condition

Fewer U.S. Children Getting Melanoma: Study April 09, 2015

Researchers credit better education on risk of UV rays, changes in children's play

Excess Weight Early in Life Linked to Colon Cancer Risk in Women April 02, 2015

Study supports evidence that body size in childhood may influence cancer risk decades later

More Americans Survive Childhood Cancers, But Health Problems Persist April 01, 2015

Malignancies and treatments can take toll on quality of life in adulthood, study finds

Secondhand Smoke May Put Kids at Risk for Heart Disease as Adults March 23, 2015

Children of smokers nearly twice as likely to have plaque buildup in carotid arteries years later, study says

When to Keep Kids Home From School March 20, 2015

Pediatrician offers advice on common childhood ailments

Could Your Child Have Migraines? March 16, 2015

Symptoms can include nausea, abdominal pain, experts say

Black Children May Fare Worse With Crohn's Disease March 10, 2015

They're more likely to be readmitted to hospital than white kids with the digestive illness, study found

Depression During Pregnancy Linked to Child's Asthma Risk March 09, 2015

Older, but not newer, antidepressants showed similar increased odds for respiratory condition, study found

Pneumonia in Early Childhood Tied to Higher Odds of Asthma March 06, 2015

Lung problems before age 3 may have enduring impact, study says

Viruses Increasingly Behind Child Pneumonia Cases February 25, 2015

Bug that causes common cold, other infections often to blame, study finds

Controlled Exposure to Peanuts at Early Age Shows Promise as Allergy Treatment February 23, 2015

When given to toddlers, therapy helped them shed sensitivity, researchers report

Kids Living in 'Stroke Belt' Not More Likely to Have Stroke: Study February 12, 2015

Children living in southeastern United States may not face same risk as older residents

Parents of Young Stroke Victims at Risk for PTSD, Researchers Find February 12, 2015

In small study, almost a quarter met all criteria for the trauma-induced disorder

Is Measles' Return the 'New Normal'? February 10, 2015

Pediatricians and parents struggle with keeping children safe amid concerns over vaccine

Lead Exposure May Be Bigger Threat to Boys Than Girls January 30, 2015

Hormones may offer young females some protection from toxic effects, study says

Flu's Grip on U.S. Starting to Weaken: CDC January 29, 2015

Some areas are starting to see a decline in infections, official says

Little Improvement in Children Paralyzed After Viral Infection, Study Finds January 29, 2015

Cluster of Colorado cases may be tied to 2014 outbreak of enterovirus D68, experts say

Some Kids With Autism Show Improvement by Age 6: Study January 28, 2015

20 percent experienced gains in daily functioning, 11 percent had less severe symptoms, researchers say

Morphine After Tonsillectomy Tied to Breathing Problems in Study January 26, 2015

Motrin, Advil a safe option for children, researchers say

Can Pets Help Boost Social Skills for Kids With Autism? January 05, 2015

Study finds slight evidence that family pets boost social skills in children with the disorder

Extra Bed Rest May Not Be Best for Kids With Concussions January 05, 2015

Two days proved more effective than five days in small study of teens

Ebola, Obamacare Top U.S. Health News for 2014 January 04, 2015

VA hospitals scandal, enterovirus illnesses in kids, surge in e-cigarette use also made headlines this year

Defective Hormone Linked to Chronic Obesity in Baby December 31, 2014

Researchers say the condition might explain weight problem for limited number of people

Drug to Treat Serious Infections May Harm Kids' Kidneys, Study Says December 30, 2014

The higher the dose of vancomycin, the greater the risk, researchers found

Many Flu Infections Aren't Good Match for Vaccine: CDC December 18, 2014

But health officials still urge people to get inoculated because the shot should offer some protection

Smog Exposure During Pregnancy Linked to Autism Risk December 18, 2014

Expert notes, however, that potential threat is small

'Kids' Diseases' Now Hitting Adults December 16, 2014

Doctors explain reasons behind surge in cases of chicken pox, mumps, whooping cough and the like

Raised Asthma Risk Seen for Toddlers Who Share Bed With Parents December 11, 2014

But researchers weren't able to show why the association was found

For Young Kids, Too Little Sleep Linked to Later Obesity December 11, 2014

Sleep issues, such as sleep apnea, also associated with excess weight, study finds

Nearly One-Third of Kids in U.S. Cities Live in Poverty December 05, 2014

Two-generation solution calls for education, job training for parents, researcher says

California Infants Hit Hard by Whooping Cough Epidemic: Report December 04, 2014

Health care providers urged to recommend vaccine to pregnant women, to protect their babies

The Salk Polio Vaccine: 'Greatest Public Health Experiment in History' December 02, 2014

Almost 2 million American kids stuck out their arms for an unheard-of test as Jonas Salk set out to prove his vaccine worked

A Lasting Legacy of Science December 02, 2014

Salk trial set the stage for U.S. government oversight of drug manufacturing -- and testing

Toddlers Hurt in Falls Often Not Warned About Climbing on Furniture December 01, 2014

Researchers found parents of these kids also more likely to not use safety gates at home

'Trouble in Toyland' Report Targets Hazardous Gifts for Kids December 01, 2014

Consumer watchdog group says many playthings can choke or poison

The Salk Polio Vaccine: A Medical Miracle Turns 60 December 01, 2014

The crippling disease was the scourge of the early 20th century, until Dr. Jonas Salk created a life-saving shield

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