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More U.S. Kids Have Chronic Health Problems: StudyApril 30, 2016

Low-income children are experiencing the biggest increases, researchers report

Certain Cancers Seem Less Likely for Kids of Hispanic Moms Born Outside U.S.April 25, 2016

Analyzing immigrant population can help identify tumor causes, researcher says

Many U.S. Adults Think Kids' Health Is Worse TodayApril 18, 2016

They also think children have higher stress levels, less family time, poorer coping skills and personal friendships, survey finds

Lung Ultrasound May Be Best to Spot Pneumonia in Kids: StudyApril 13, 2016

Avoided radiation exposure of standard chest X-rays, and didn't miss any cases

Cleaner Air in California May Mean Healthier Kids: StudyApril 12, 2016

As smog levels dropped over two decades, children in 8 communities suffered fewer breathing problems

Rural Kids Face Special Challenges When Seriously Ill: StudyApril 11, 2016

They cost more to treat, travel farther for care and often need hospital readmission, researchers say

Type 1 Diabetes Linked to Epilepsy Risk, Study SuggestsApril 01, 2016

But the research did not prove a cause-and-effect connection

Even Controlled, Epilepsy May Still Cause Problems for KidsMarch 31, 2016

Study finds social and educational issues may be a concern as children get older

Infant Ear Infections Becoming Less CommonMarch 28, 2016

Just under half of U.S. babies have them in first year now, compared to 60 percent in '80s and '90s

Troubled Kids' Psychiatric Care Often Delayed by Insurance RulesMarch 25, 2016

Dealing with red tape consumes clinicians' time, poses danger to patients, researchers say

Antibiotic Resistance Common in Kids' Urinary Tract InfectionsMarch 16, 2016

Researchers say threat is worrisome because children are at high risk of kidney complications

Stomach Troubles Not Linked to Autism, Study FindsMarch 14, 2016

Gastrointestinal problems don't cause the disorder, researcher says

Supervised Exposure Therapy for Peanut Allergy Lasts, Study FindsMarch 04, 2016

Even after a year-long break, kids maintained their tolerance

Fidgeting May Help Students With ADHD LearnFebruary 29, 2016

Study found symptoms increased when kids faced more challenging memory tasks

Many Parents Downplay Value of Flu Shot, Poll FindsFebruary 26, 2016

Confusion about effectiveness, safety tied to low rates of immunization among U.S. kids

Study Details Dire Consequences of Fetal Alcohol DisordersFebruary 25, 2016

Behavioral, mental health issues require early attention, researcher says

Obesity Can Send Kids' Blood Pressure Soaring: StudyFebruary 19, 2016

Losing weight can bring it back in line, expert says

Overweight, Obese Kids Fare Worse in Hospital ICUs, Study FindsFebruary 16, 2016

Researchers not sure if equipment, dosing procedures are a mismatch or if excess weight is a factor

Study Ties School Calendar to Asthma Flare-UpsFebruary 08, 2016

After summer or long break, symptoms spike when kids return to the classroom

Measles Outbreak May Have Swayed Some Parents on VaccinesFebruary 08, 2016

Moms and dads who were well-informed on Disneyland cases were more confident about shots in survey

Adult Survivors of Childhood Brain Tumors May Have Lingering Troubles: StudyFebruary 08, 2016

Intelligence, memory and attention can be affected by treatments, researchers say

Waning Whooping Cough Immunity Blamed in OutbreaksFebruary 05, 2016

Teens have very little protection just a few years after vaccination, study finds

Could IVF Raise Children's Odds for Blood Cancer?February 04, 2016

Study of in vitro fertilization shows slightly elevated risk, but experts aren't sounding alarms

Newer Treatment May Be Easier on Children With Brain TumorsFebruary 01, 2016

Study finds fewer long-term side effects from proton radiotherapy

Cystic Fibrosis Drug Seems OK for Preschoolers: StudyJanuary 25, 2016

Finds treatment works and is well-tolerated in 2- to 5-year-olds

Preventable Ills Cause Nearly 8 Million Childhood Deaths GloballyJanuary 25, 2016

Diarrhea, respiratory infections are top killers, research shows

Parental Debt May Affect Kids' BehaviorJanuary 21, 2016

The key seems to be the reasons why they borrow, study suggests

More Evidence That Severe Poverty Harms Kids' HealthJanuary 18, 2016

Children living way below poverty line more likely to be obese, exposed to lead

Fewer Childhood Cancer Survivors Dying From 'Late' EffectsJanuary 13, 2016

Improved treatments are avoiding many of the toxic reactions to older therapies, study finds

Study Finds Poverty a Stronger Harbinger of Childhood Obesity Than RaceJanuary 12, 2016

Low-income students may consume more fast food, have less access to activity, researchers suggest

Try Home Remedies for Child's Cough or ColdJanuary 05, 2016

Over-the-counter treatments are riskier and costlier, says American Academy of Pediatrics

Childhood Cancer Treatment May Raise Adult Heart Disease RiskJanuary 05, 2016

Study finds many survivors have no symptoms, but still have heart problems

Child Asthma Rates Leveling Off, Except Among Poor and Older Kids: StudyDecember 28, 2015

Environmental triggers may increase the risk for children in low-income areas, experts say

Marijuana Chemical May Help Prevent Epileptic Seizures in Kids, Young AdultsDecember 24, 2015

Trial showed a benefit, but more study is needed, experts said

Slight Signs of Lingering Brain Damage Seen in Young Athletes After ConcussionDecember 23, 2015

But study did not prove concussion caused minor differences detected in scans, thinking tests

Sickle Cell Drug Doesn't Relieve Pain Crises: StudyDecember 08, 2015

International research finds prasugrel isn't effective at easing suffering

Marijuana Chemical Shows Promise for Hard-to-Treat Epilepsy in KidsDecember 07, 2015

Preliminary studies link cannabidiol to seizure reduction, but drug interactions remain a concern

Metformin May Not Help Obese Teens With Type 1 DiabetesDecember 01, 2015

Study found most benefits waned over time, but one expert believes more research is needed

Bullies May Face Higher Odds of Eating Disorders: StudyNovember 27, 2015

Risk of anorexia or bulimia significantly higher than for kids not involved in bullying

Assessing Health Issues of Child RefugeesNovember 27, 2015

Medical profiles of newly arrived children are important for treatment, researcher says

Teasing Girls About Weight May Cause Lasting HarmNovember 20, 2015

Study finds link between being made fun of and problematic eating behaviors

Childhood Cancer Survivors May Suffer Physically, Mentally Decades LaterNovember 19, 2015

Long-term effects of powerful treatments merit further study, experts say

Potential Treatment for a Serious Respiratory Infection in KidsNovember 19, 2015

Preliminary study of new drug for RSV yields promising results, experts say

More Than 8 Percent of Kids With Cancer May Be Genetically Prone to the DiseaseNovember 18, 2015

Genetic screening might be useful for all childhood cancer patients, researchers say

More Gluten Before Age 2 Linked to Celiac Disease in At-Risk KidsNovember 17, 2015

But it's not clear if limiting the protein in baby's diet would help, experts say

Doctors Save Life of U.S. Child With Drug-Resistant TuberculosisNovember 16, 2015

Case highlights growing threat of strain of the lung disease that doesn't respond to multiple antibiotics

Childhood Cancer Tied to Raised Risk for Other Ills in Adult LifeNovember 11, 2015

Study found upped odds for diabetes, autoimmune disorders decades later

Bystander CPR Helps Some Kids Survive Cardiac ArrestNovember 10, 2015

Unfortunately, infants don't appear to be benefitting, study finds

Insulin Pumps Give Kids With Type 1 Diabetes Better Blood Sugar ControlNovember 10, 2015

Study included almost 55,000 children and teens

What You Need to Know When Your Child Gets a RashNovember 06, 2015

Most clear up on their own or are easily treated, but some are contagious -- even dangerous