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Children's Health
Cystic Fibrosis Drug Shows Promise in Children as Young as 1 Year of Age

( - Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago is one of the study sites in the open label Phase 3 study that showed safety and effectiveness of the cystic fibrosis drug Kalydeco (ivacaftor) in children ages 1 to 2 years.

Dec 8, 2017 - 2:53:11 PM

Children's Health
Kids with High Blood Pressure (VIDEO)

( - High blood pressure is a common condition that raises your risk of heart disease, stroke and other diseases.

Dec 8, 2017 - 10:21:34 AM

Children's Health
Celebration Tempered with Grief at the Holidays

( - Although many songs insist the holiday season is the most wonderful time of the year, it can be the worst for families grieving the loss of a child.

Dec 7, 2017 - 8:31:42 AM

Children's Health
Brain Remaps Itself in Child with Double Hand Transplant

( - Philadelphia, Dec. 6, 2017-- The first child to undergo a successful hand transplant also is the first child in whom scientists have detected massive changes in how sensations from the hands are represented in the brain.

Dec 6, 2017 - 10:05:43 AM

Children's Health
High-Stress Childhoods Blind Adults to Potential Loss

( - MADISON, Wis. — Adults who lived high-stress childhoods have trouble reading the signs that a loss or punishment is looming

Dec 5, 2017 - 11:15:57 AM

Children's Health
Kids and Screen Time: Signs Your Child Might Be Addicted - ANN ARBOR—It's a familiar sight in the majority of young families: young children bent over a screen for hours, texting or gaming, lost in a digital world.

Dec 4, 2017 - 10:01:35 AM

Children's Health
A Guide to Recognizing and Preventing Child Abuse
( - University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Nursing Professor Patricia Speck, DNSc, and eight other nursing faculty have contributed their expertise in the areas of domestic abuse, public health....
Nov 28, 2017 - 2:24:53 PM

Children's Health
Promising Target for Treating Brain Tumors in Children

( - Findings published in Oncotarget offer new hope for children with highly aggressive brain tumors like atypical teratoid/rhabdoid tumor (AT/RT) and medulloblastoma.

Nov 28, 2017 - 11:14:06 AM

Children's Health
Does Your Child Have a Sore Throat? (VIDEO)

( - Is your child complaining of a dry and itchy throat? He or she may have a sore throat caused by a viral infection.

Nov 28, 2017 - 10:02:09 AM

Children's Health
Impact of a Genetic Risk Factor for Substance Use Differs by Sex in Adolescents

( - WASHINGTON — In a study of adolescent boys and girls, neuroscientists at Georgetown University Medical Center and Penn State University have found a sex difference in a gene linked to substance use disorders.

Nov 21, 2017 - 1:07:03 PM

Children's Health
Like a Baby: The Vicious Cycle of Childhood Obesity and Snoring

(HealthNewsDigestcom) - BOSTON – Poor nutrition and lack of exercise lead to the increasing prevalence of obesity which, in turn, is the major predictor of diabetes and future risk of cardiovascular disease in western societies.

Nov 20, 2017 - 10:50:08 AM

Children's Health
2 Out of 3 Parents Struggle Finding Childcare That Meets Their Health, Safety Standards

( - ANN ARBOR, Mich. —  The search for the best preschool or childcare option is often a challenging experience – and many parents aren’t sure if the one they pick is safe and healthy for their child

Nov 20, 2017 - 9:57:40 AM

Children's Health
Toys That Look Identical Aren’t Identically Safe

( - The popularity of the Nerf “blaster” toy gun has created an active market for inexpensive off-brand versions of the Nerf darts....

Nov 17, 2017 - 10:48:23 AM

Children's Health
Study Shows Codeine Prescribed to Children Despite FDA Warning Against It
( - A new study shows as many as one in 20 children were still receiving codeine to treat pain after tonsil and adenoid surgery, two years after federal regulators warned doctors....
Nov 17, 2017 - 10:37:45 AM

Children's Health
Spanking Linked to Increase in Children’s Behavior Problems

( - Children who have been spanked by their parents by age 5 show an increase in behavior problems at age 6 and age 8 relative to children who have never been spanked

Nov 16, 2017 - 12:18:39 PM

Children's Health
Privileged Children Gain No Advantage in Cognition

( - More than four decades ago, a psychologist’s landmark idea linked family income with children’s cognitive abilities. Now, new findings by a group that includes a University of Florida Health researcher show no evidence for that theory.

Nov 16, 2017 - 10:52:52 AM

Children's Health
AMA Highlights Harmful Effects of Screen Time in Youth, Urges Better Balance Between Screen Time, Physical Activity

( - HONOLULU – Young people are increasingly using digital devices for both educational and recreational purposes.

Nov 14, 2017 - 1:24:00 PM

Children's Health
Parental Medicaid Expansion Translates into Preventive Care for their Children

( - When low-income parents enroll in Medicaid through the Affordable Care Act (ACA) state expansion program, their children have considerably better odds of receiving annual preventive care pediatrician visits

Nov 14, 2017 - 12:11:06 PM

Children's Health
Why Do Some Kids Die Under Dental Anesthesia?

( - Little is known about pediatric deaths caused by dental anesthesia in part because of the lack of data surrounding these events.

Nov 9, 2017 - 3:49:53 PM

Keeping Harsh Punishment in Check Helps Kids with ADHD

( - COLUMBUS, Ohio – Cutting back on yelling, criticism and other harsh parenting approaches, including physical punishment, has the power to calm children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder

Nov 8, 2017 - 11:30:52 AM

Increasing Rates of Chronic Conditions Putting More Moms, Babies at Risk

( - ANN ARBOR, Mich. – Pregnant women today are more likely to have chronic conditions that could cause life-threatening complications than at any other time in the past decade

Nov 8, 2017 - 10:22:44 AM

Children's Health
Despite Progress, Most Food Advertising to Kids Still Unhealthy

( - Although children are viewing less food-related advertising, especially on children’s TV and the internet, since the Children’s Food and Beverage Advertising Initiative (CFBAI)....

Nov 6, 2017 - 1:35:39 PM

Children's Health
Toy of the Year Finalists Featured on Amazon and

, Nov. 6, 2017 -- The Toy Industry Foundation (TIF) announced today that the 2018 Toy of the Year (TOTY) Award finalists are available online at Amazon ( and  Toys"R"Us® (

Nov 6, 2017 - 1:09:38 PM

Children's Health
Mothers and Newborns Found to Absorb Chemicals Common in Everyday Products

( - New research published today suggests that chemicals commonly used in consumer products are being absorbed by pregnant mothers and their newborns.

Nov 6, 2017 - 12:53:01 PM

Children's Health
Children Uniquely Vulnerable to Sleep Disruption From Screens

( - With their brains, sleep patterns, and eyes still developing, children and adolescents are particularly vulnerable to the sleep-disrupting effects of screen time

Nov 2, 2017 - 12:35:19 PM

Children's Health
Most U.S. Adults Say Today's Children Have Worse Health Prospects

( - ANN ARBOR, Mich. —  Ask adults of all ages if today’s children are healthier than children of their own generation.

Nov 2, 2017 - 9:08:18 AM

Children's Health
A Warning to Parents About Sliding With Kids (VIDEO)

( - Ever put a kid on your lap for a trip down a slide? While you may think that makes sliding safer, new research suggests it could increase the risk for injury.

Nov 1, 2017 - 10:54:03 AM

Children's Health
More Than a Cold, Doctors Warn of a Common Respiratory Illness in Children

( - Like most moms, Shanisty Ireland had dealt with many bugs being passed between her three children. Last winter, she thought her newborn, Adam, had the same cold that had caused her older children to cough and sniffle.

Oct 31, 2017 - 12:28:37 PM

Children's Health
Umbilical Cord Blood Improves Motor Skills in Some Children With Cerebral Palsy

( - DURHAM, N.C. -- An infusion of cells from a child’s own umbilical cord blood appears to improve brain connectivity and motor function in children with spastic cerebral palsy

Oct 31, 2017 - 11:25:10 AM

Children's Health
Breastfeeding for 2 Months HALVES Risk of SIDS

( - CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va., Oct. 30, 2017 – Breastfeeding for at least two months cuts a baby’s risk of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome almost in half, a sweeping new international study has found.

Oct 30, 2017 - 9:10:22 AM

Children's Health
‘Health Halo’ Effects of Food Ads Can Mislead Kids
( - A new study by the Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity at the University of Connecticut found that children who viewed TV commercials for unhealthy food and drinks....
Oct 27, 2017 - 12:03:33 PM

Children's Health
Does Your Child Have Walking Pneumonia? (VIDEO)

( - Classrooms are not only great settings for learning, they’re also the right environment for the spread of infections among students.

Oct 27, 2017 - 10:42:16 AM

Children's Health
Now We Know Why Babies Shouldn't Sleep Face Down

( - International research involving the University of Adelaide has uncovered a developmental abnormality in babies – especially in premature babies and in boys – that for the first time has been directly linked to cases of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS).

Oct 25, 2017 - 11:38:12 AM

Children's Health
New App Helps Parents Track Child’s Developmental Milestones

( - Is your child’s development on track for his or her age? Now you can find out with CDC’s new free Milestone Tracker app. The app makes it easy for parents to track, support, and celebrate their young child’s development.

Oct 24, 2017 - 11:43:53 AM

Children's Health
Botox Injections May Provide Relief for Children and Teens with Hard-to-Treat Migraines

( - BOSTON – Hope may be on the horizon for children and teens who suffer from migraine headaches that don’t respond to traditional treatment.

Oct 24, 2017 - 10:01:33 AM

Diabetes Issues
Link Between Antidepressant Use and Type 2 Diabetes in Youth

( - Baltimore, Md.  –  A team of researchers from the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy and the University of Maryland School of Medicine found that current (prolonged) use of serotonin reuptake inhibitors....

Oct 24, 2017 - 8:23:04 AM

Children's Health
Blood Pressure Screening in Children

( - High blood pressure is often thought of as a grown-up problem, but nearly one in 30 children suffer from the condition. Unfortunately, many of those pediatric cases go undetected.

Oct 19, 2017 - 2:30:02 PM

Children's Health
Preventing Sudden Infant Deaths

( - Most people think of sudden infant death syndrome, or SIDS, as a tragedy that defies explanation: A baby simply stops breathing during the night for no apparent reason.

Oct 19, 2017 - 7:42:48 AM

Children's Health
Higher Dose of Vitamin D Increases Bone Density in Premature Babies

( - Results of a University of Nebraska Medical Center study published in the Oct. 10 issue of PLOS ONE, found if the standard supplementation of 400 IUs of vitamin D is increased to 800 IUs daily....

Oct 13, 2017 - 10:18:10 AM

Children's Health
Promoting Breastfeeding to Save Children's Lives

( - ALBANY, N.Y. - Breastfeeding protects against infection, lowers the risk of obesity and aids in cognitive development, among other positive results. Why, then, do so many mothers opt out, choosing instead to rely on formula foods?

Oct 12, 2017 - 10:34:19 AM

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