Tue, 11 Jun 2013 20:18:13 GMT
(image) A 3-week-old girl was recovering Tuesday from life-saving brain surgery after Kansas surgeons used a sterile surgical glue to seal the infant's bleeding aneurysm.
Mon, 27 May 2013 13:10:13 GMT
(image) Each day brings Jenn McNary another dose of hope and heartache as she watches one son get healthier while the other becomes sicker.
Mon, 27 May 2013 21:20:15 GMTIncreased use of medical marijuana may lead to more young children getting sick from accidentally eating food made with the drug, a Colorado study suggests. Medical marijuana items include yummy-looking gummy candies, cookies and other treats that may entice young children.
Sun, 26 May 2013 09:03:53 GMTWhether it’s called overparenting or the better-known “helicopter parenting,” the style of overly attentive, competitive child-rearing popular since about the mid-1990s may have backfired.
Mon, 20 May 2013 07:20:50 GMT
(image) A long-term study released Monday finds men diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder as children are twice as likely to be overweight or obese as those who never had the disorder. The results may surprise some parents since ADHD medications can suppress appetite.
Mon, 6 May 2013 21:28:24 GMT
(image) Georgia Cullen was born four months early and developed a potentially deadly condition called necrotizing enterocolitis. Now doctors think they found a way to prevent it - in breast milk.
Mon, 6 May 2013 09:42:00 GMT
(image) If you suck your child's pacifier clean, there’s no need to be embarrassed. You may actually be helping your kids avoid eczema and asthma, Swedish researchers say.
Fri, 26 Apr 2013 09:10:18 GMTPolice have charged a New Jersey mother who allegedly lied and said her son was suffering from cancer in order to deceive friends and loved ones out of thousands of dollars.
Thu, 18 Apr 2013 19:38:46 GMT
(image) A new study from Japan confirms what many mothers may know instinctively: Picking up and carrying a fussy baby usually calms down and relaxes the child, making the move a good one for both moms and infants.
Mon, 15 Apr 2013 08:26:49 GMTA Los Angeles City councilman is asking the police department to crack down on kids buying energy drinks, saying the buzz-worthy beverages contain far more caffeine than recommended by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
Wed, 27 Mar 2013 18:54:50 GMTPoor sleep in kids has been linked to problems later in life, including obesity, learning difficulties, and the risk of anxiety disorders and depression. But there are warning signs every parent should look for.
Wed, 20 Mar 2013 08:44:00 GMTTwo percent of U.S. schoolkids – or about a million children – have been diagnosed with some sort of autism, according to the latest government report released on Wednesday.
Tue, 19 Mar 2013 15:20:55 GMTA top-level commission has just released a new report on the morality of studying the safety of an anthrax vaccine in children, with an eye toward treating kids in the event of a terror attack. But bioethicist Art Caplan says few parents would subject their kids to such a trial at all.
Tue, 19 Mar 2013 15:23:15 GMTA presidential commission says the government would have to take multiple steps — including more safety research in young adults — before it would be ethical to consider anthrax vaccine tests in children.
Mon, 18 Mar 2013 19:15:08 GMTTwo-thirds of parents say they don't always follow the advice they get from their child's doctor, according to a new poll.
Wed, 13 Mar 2013 23:18:53 GMTChildren who have autism may be at greater risk for thinking about or attempting suicide than children without the condition, according to a new study.
Wed, 13 Mar 2013 20:43:01 GMTThe practice of prescribing stimulant drugs to healthy kids who are looking for a mental boost is not justifiable, and should come to an end, a group of doctors says.
Wed, 6 Mar 2013 21:33:41 GMTRecent recommendations from the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology suggest that foods such as peanuts and eggs can be safely given to babies who are as young as 4- to 6 months -- and that offering them early might actually prevent food allergies from developing.
Tue, 5 Mar 2013 01:14:24 GMTNearly a third of people diagnosed as children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) still have the condition in adulthood, according to a U.S. study of thousands.
Thu, 28 Feb 2013 10:54:16 GMT
(image) In a finding that teenagers all over the world will cheer, researchers say they have found a strain of “good” bacteria that may keep acne at bay.
Wed, 27 Feb 2013 00:23:24 GMTGlaxoSmithKline's Pandemrix swine flu vaccine has been linked to cases of the rare sleep disorder narcolepsy in children in a scientific study in England that confirms similar findings elsewhere in Europe.
Wed, 20 Feb 2013 16:36:35 GMTCodeine can kill some children when it is used to help with pain after tonsil and adenoid surgery, and it shouldn’t be used any more, the Food and Drug Administration cautioned on Wednesday.
Tue, 12 Feb 2013 00:45:16 GMTFeb 12 (Reuters) - Nearsighted children had their vision deteriorate faster when days were shortest and more slowly during the summer months, according to a Chinese study investigating whether daylight may slow the worsening of children's vision.
Mon, 11 Feb 2013 15:08:05 GMTIt’s become a standard line in the sad stories about a violent attack in a school, the suicide of a teenager, or a big natural disaster: Counselors are being provided to help the children with their grief. But, in fact, there's no hard evidence about which methods work.
Thu, 31 Jan 2013 00:01:13 GMTVery obese children and teens may be at risk for multiple sclerosis, a new study suggests.
Mon, 28 Jan 2013 23:21:12 GMTA drug-free placebo pill prevents migraines in kids and teens just as well as most headache medicines, according to a new review of past evidence.
Wed, 9 Jan 2013 21:51:51 GMTA new national study of 6,500 teens and their parents found that one in 25 has attempted suicide, and one in eight has thought about it.
Mon, 24 Dec 2012 01:54:58 GMT
(image) A landmark Environmental Protection Agency report concluding that children exposed to toxic substances can develop learning disabilities, asthma and other health problems has been sidetracked indefinitely amid fierce opposition from the chemical industry.
Sat, 22 Dec 2012 08:48:16 GMTA 6-year-old girl -- shot and left for dead by the Taliban in Afghanistan earlier this year -- received free reconstructive surgery at a hospital in the U.S. Friday.
Tue, 11 Dec 2012 05:23:03 GMT
(image) Kids who have TVs in their bedrooms are twice as likely to be fat and nearly three times as likely to be at risk for heart disease and diabetes as those who don’t, according to a new study that renews concerns about health and screen time.
Mon, 3 Dec 2012 23:18:02 GMTDespite concerns that too many U.S. youth use prescription psychiatric drugs, a new study suggests just one in seven teens with a mental disorder has been prescribed medication, and far fewer without a diagnosis are on treatment.
Wed, 28 Nov 2012 22:00:09 GMTLONDON (Reuters) - Leading mental health experts are calling for school children to be screened for risk of mental illnesses such as depression and have devised a test that reliably identifies those at high risk.
Wed, 5 Dec 2012 20:54:34 GMT
(image) Makers of the Nap Nanny popular infant recliner seats tied to the deaths of five babies have failed to adequately address the products' potential hazard, said federal consumer officials who voted Wednesday to sue Baby Matters LLC of Berwyn, Pa.
Wed, 28 Nov 2012 23:03:18 GMTResearchers say a simple formula, available as an online calculator, estimates a child's obesity risk based on its birth weight, the body mass index of the parents, the number of people in the household, the mother's professional status and whether she smoked during pregnancy.
Tue, 27 Nov 2012 00:34:17 GMTWhile there has been concern that U.S. children are getting too little sleep, with insufficient sleep tied to issues ranging from behavior problems to heart health risks, a new study finds that isn't so.
Fri, 16 Nov 2012 17:51:10 GMTFor all the miracle stories of tiny preemies who survive, the sad reality is that scientists know far too little about what triggers premature birth and how to prevent it. And despite some recent progress, the U.S. has a far higher rate of preterm births than other similar nations.
Wed, 14 Nov 2012 00:57:58 GMTBabies who first ate fish between the ages of six months and one year had a lower risk of developing asthma-like symptoms later on than babies who ate fish before six months or after their first birthdays, according to a Dutch study.
Wed, 31 Oct 2012 23:06:13 GMTA new study finds that children are more generous when they know their actions will be seen.
Tue, 30 Oct 2012 23:16:28 GMTA new U.S. government study suggests that during a serious flu epidemic, closing schools can keep people - especially kids - out of the ER. Now, researchers say, the big questions include, When is it best to close schools?
Mon, 29 Oct 2012 22:37:09 GMTA new study finds that kids who suffered episodic migraines were 1.3 times more likely perform below average in school, compared to kids who didn't have any type of headache.
Sat, 20 Oct 2012 15:45:18 GMTWhen it comes to the birds and the bees, some parents may want to have that talk with their boys a little sooner than they expected. Researchers have found signs of puberty in American boys up to two years earlier previously reported -- as early as age 9 and 10.
Mon, 15 Oct 2012 21:56:28 GMTHaving attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) as a child may affect a person’s education and salary prospects years later, a new study suggests.
Thu, 11 Oct 2012 21:43:13 GMTWhen there was a shortage of a drug used to prevent IV-related infections in kids, the frequency of those infections increased almost ten-fold at one Michigan hospital, a new study shows.
Mon, 8 Oct 2012 20:40:02 GMTAlmost half of children with autism in a new study had run away at least once - and many of them were missing long enough to cause concern.
Wed, 3 Oct 2012 18:39:41 GMT
(image) A new type of spray bottle could prevent the thousands of chemical injuries that occur yearly when children get their hands on household cleaners and accidentally spray themselves, its inventors say.
Tue, 2 Oct 2012 18:02:15 GMTColorado doctors mostly support local efforts to give kids their flu shots and other vaccines at school — but they also have misgivings, a new study shows.
Tue, 2 Oct 2012 17:36:13 GMTTeen drinking and driving rates have dropped by 54 percent over the last two decades. However, that still means that 1 million teens drank and drove in 2011, according to a new report.
Mon, 1 Oct 2012 20:34:37 GMTResearchers found that fainting was six times more likely to occur on the day of vaccination, compared with a period many months after vaccination. And skin infections were nearly twice as likely to occur.
Mon, 1 Oct 2012 20:12:11 GMTAdolescents are more willing than adults to accept ambiguity and take action even when they don't fully understand the consequences, according to a study released Oct. 1.
Mon, 1 Oct 2012 14:17:27 GMTTeens who use their cellphones after "lights out" may be at increased risk for mental health problems, as well as lost sleep, a new study from Japan suggests.
Mon, 1 Oct 2012 04:15:47 GMTA new look at child abuse reports suggests there may have been a small but worrying rise in injuries to babies over the past decade or so.
Sun, 23 Sep 2012 13:56:07 GMT
(image) Many of us have done it -- checked our phones to read a new text or send a quick tweet as we stroll down the street. While we know we should watch where we’re going, we think, worst case: we’ll bump into the person in front of us, or trip. But experts are blaming texting and walking on the rising number of pedestrian injuries and deaths among teens.
Thu, 20 Sep 2012 17:38:24 GMT
Tue, 11 Sep 2012 15:43:42 GMT
(image) Colton and Abbygail Ainslie are among three children successfully treated for their immune deficiency -- often called 'bubble boy disease' -- during an experiment detailed in Tuesday’s issue of the journal Blood.
Wed, 12 Sep 2012 18:21:29 GMTThe City Council approved a plan Wednesday to add fluoride to Portland's water, meaning Oregon's biggest city is no longer the largest holdout in the U.S.
Mon, 10 Sep 2012 18:56:46 GMTThe findings illustrate the difficulty of losing weight by cutting calories alone, especially when the weight is gained early in life, the researchers said.
Sun, 9 Sep 2012 20:16:22 GMTParents who send their children to private schools in California are much more likely to opt out of immunizations than their public school counterparts, an Associated Press analysis has found, and not even the recent re-emergence of whooping cough has halted the downward trend.
Thu, 6 Sep 2012 12:44:33 GMT
(image) There have been 2,950 cases of kids aged 5 and younger swallowing the colorful packets, according to the American Association of Poison Control Centers. That’s nearly 13 cases a day that are being reported nationwide.
Thu, 6 Sep 2012 08:54:05 GMT
(image) DENVER -- A seven-year-old girl is recovering at a Denver hospital from a rare case of bubonic plague she likely contracted from fleas feeding on a dead squirrel at a southwestern Colorado campground, hospital officials said on Wednesday.
Wed, 5 Sep 2012 19:38:34 GMT
(image) Natalie Morales shares how she survived her family's first trip to the E.R. after her son had to get stitches.
Tue, 28 Aug 2012 20:48:37 GMTMaribel Hernandez is a mother of two young sons with autism, Max, 12, and Chris, 10, and she agrees with the importance of early intervention.
Mon, 27 Aug 2012 20:20:13 GMT
(image) Teens who smoked marijuana at least four times a week and used marijuana throughout their life saw their IQ drop an average of 8 points, the equivalent of going from an A to a B student.
Thu, 23 Aug 2012 18:17:35 GMTHarmful health habits and dangerous experiences are more common among black and Latino children in the fifth grade in the U.S. than white children, according to a new study.
Wed, 22 Aug 2012 20:17:11 GMT
(image) A typical five-month-old infant has hardly figured out how to sit up yet — even crawling may be months away — but there are a few babies who already know how to drive. They're steering their very own mobile robots.
Wed, 22 Aug 2012 17:32:29 GMTWhile many kids are excitedly looking forward to starting school and seeing all their friends again, some anticipate their first day as a scary, wrenching and traumatic experience.
Wed, 22 Aug 2012 17:18:01 GMT
(image) Two studies this week suggest that using antibiotics may save people’s lives, but could also change their metabolisms.
Mon, 20 Aug 2012 22:25:19 GMTLack of exercise tops the list of the biggest concerns about kids' health, according to a new survey of American adults. The plight of young couch potatoes outranked teen pregnancy and drug abuse as problems that adults are concerned about, according to the survey.
Mon, 20 Aug 2012 18:18:02 GMT
Mon, 20 Aug 2012 18:07:32 GMT
(image) Despite popular belief, drinking cow's milk does not increase children's risk for early puberty, according to a new study from China.
Mon, 20 Aug 2012 12:53:57 GMT
(image) Every parent dreads it – holding the baby still while a nurse or technician pushes a needle into the tender flesh of the plump little thigh. But what if there was another way?
Fri, 17 Aug 2012 16:21:05 GMTFor the tiniest babies, adding baby formula to their diet of breast milk may help them grow faster, a new study says.
Thu, 16 Aug 2012 14:26:15 GMTThe ability to delay gratification as a child may lower a person's chances of being overweight later in life, according to new research.
Wed, 15 Aug 2012 21:33:35 GMTThe number of U.S. children who drink sugar-free beverages has doubled in the past decade, a new study finds - though the health implications of the trend, if any, are unclear.
Wed, 15 Aug 2012 11:11:25 GMTBumbo International Trust is voluntarily recalling about 4 million Bumbo Baby Seats after scores of injuries, including skull fractures. The baby seats are sold nationwide in Target, Toys R Us and Walmart.
Wed, 15 Aug 2012 15:02:54 GMT
(image) Johnson & Johnson plans to remove potentially cancer-causing and other dangerous chemicals from nearly all its adult toiletries and cosmetic products worldwide within 3 1/2 years.
Wed, 15 Aug 2012 16:36:33 GMTTelling the difference between a normal, antsy 4-year-old and one who is hyperactive to the point where it affects his or her ability to learn has become trickier as attention deficit disorders have become more common, according to recent research.
Tue, 14 Aug 2012 18:23:57 GMTSome terminally ill children experience unnecessary treatment and prolonged suffering because their parents believe they will experience a "miracle cure," researchers in England argue.
Mon, 13 Aug 2012 17:28:34 GMTChildren who persistently snore during their early childhood may be more likely to have behavioral problems such as aggression and hyperactivity, according to a new study.
Tue, 7 Aug 2012 19:15:30 GMTA publicly funded charter school in Louisiana is under fire for a policy that requires girls suspected of being pregnant to take a pregnancy test; if they refuse or test positive they must leave the school or study at home. Following an ACLU complaint, the school is reviewing the policy.
Tue, 7 Aug 2012 17:54:40 GMTMost U.S. kids do not sit safely in cars, either because they are not properly restrained in car seats or booster seats, or because they sit in the front seat, according to a new study.
Mon, 6 Aug 2012 23:22:19 GMTEven girls who have not had sexual intercourse are at risk for infection with human papillomavirus (HPV), a new study shows.
Wed, 1 Aug 2012 19:38:48 GMTNew York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg and state officials are pushing initiatives aimed at encouraging new mothers to breastfeed their babies, drawing criticism from some parents who say officials are interfering with their health choices.
Mon, 30 Jul 2012 16:56:46 GMT
(image) Special seats and other devices designed to help prevent parents from accidentally leaving babies and toddlers behind in cars don’t work, a team of experts said on Monday. They said parents shouldn’t rely on them to keep children safe.
Sun, 29 Jul 2012 17:44:30 GMTBoys tend to take a more impulsive approach to math problems in the classroom, which might help them get ahead of girls in the long-run, suggests the latest study to touch on the gender gap in math.
Tue, 24 Jul 2012 20:28:19 GMTRelatively few clinical trials have tested the safety and effectiveness of medications in children - even when kids make up a large share of patients with the condition the drug treats, a new study finds.
Fri, 20 Jul 2012 23:45:17 GMTIt's understandable to want to avoid talking about the Colorado movie tragedy with your kids, but it's important for them to hear about it. Here's how to have the discussion, age by age.
Fri, 20 Jul 2012 22:41:42 GMTIn a particularly wrenching irony, a gunman in Colorado chose to shoot up a movie theater packed with an audience that included children who’d come to see a film about a hero who was supposed to save everyone from danger. Experts say many will suffer from acute stress disorder and some may develop PTSD.
Wed, 18 Jul 2012 21:18:43 GMTGiving children with egg allergies small, and then increasingly higher, doses of the very food they are allergic to may eliminate, or at least reduce, reactions, a new study shows.
Tue, 17 Jul 2012 20:27:40 GMT
(image) California is cracking down on more than a dozen businesses accused of selling and distributing costume jewelry containing dangerous levels of lead despite repeated warnings.
Tue, 17 Jul 2012 18:44:42 GMT
(image) Doctors are looking to use fetal surgery to treat an increasing number of conditions, but the surgery remains risky.
Mon, 16 Jul 2012 20:37:04 GMTSmall children may be suffering the effects of the home foreclosure crisis in a serious way, researchers reported on Monday. They found a troubling increase in the number of young children with physical abuse showing up in hospital emergency rooms.