Kids' Health News

Subscribe to Kids' Health News feed
Latest Health News and Medical News posted throughout the day, every day.
Updated: 2 hours 11 min ago

Communication made easier for children with cerebral palsy

Wed, 05/27/2015 - 07:00
The Biomechanics Institute of Valencia (IBV) has coordinated the ABC project (Augmented BNCI Communication), a European initiative that has developed a new brain-computer interface system to...

Children's National first in US to destroy bone tumors with incisionless surgery

Wed, 05/27/2015 - 06:00
Doctors from the Sheikh Zayed Institute for Pediatric Surgical Innovation at Children's National Health System are the first in the United States to treat osteoid osteoma, a benign but painful bone...

Governments take decisive step towards more affordable vaccines

Wed, 05/27/2015 - 05:00
Governments meeting in Geneva for the annual World Health Assembly raised the alarm on Monday over the exorbitant rise in the price to vaccinate a child, passing a resolution urging more affordable...

Melanoma, pediatric cancer and lymphoma dominate research from NYU Langone at ASCO 2015

Wed, 05/27/2015 - 01:00
Plasma cell disorders and epidemiology studies also play a prominent roleNYU Langone Medical Center and its Laura and Isaac Perlmutter Cancer Center will have a high profile at the 51st Annual...

Endoscopic removal of spinal tumor with the patient awake at Rhode Island Hospital

Wed, 05/27/2015 - 01:00
First case reported in medical literature of novel approach to diagnosisThe spinal tumor grew back.

Genetic defect linked to visual impairment in dyslexics

Wed, 05/27/2015 - 00:00
A risk gene for dyslexia is associated with impairments in visual motion detection, according to a study published May 27 in The Journal of Neuroscience.

Seasonal influenza vaccination of children predicted to be highly cost-effective in Thailand

Wed, 05/27/2015 - 00:00
Seasonal influenza vaccination of children is likely to represent good short-term value for money in Thailand, according to a study published this week in PLOS Medicine.

Infusions of donor bone marrow cells help children with inherited skin blistering

Tue, 05/26/2015 - 23:00
Promising results from a trial of a new stem-cell based therapy for a rare and debilitating skin condition have been published in the Journal of Investigative Dermatology.

Earthquakes prove to be an unexpected help in interpreting the brain activity of very premature babies

Tue, 05/26/2015 - 08:00
University of Helsinki researchers have partnered with Swedish and Australian researchers to create a "brainstorm barometer", which allows computers to calculate the brain functions of very...

High altitudes linked to increased SIDS risk

Tue, 05/26/2015 - 07:00
Infants who live at altitudes above 8,000 ft may be at higher risk of sudden infant death syndrome, according to a new study by researchers from the University of Colorado.

Delayed umbilical cord clamping associated with improved scores in fine-motor, social domains at 4 years of age

Tue, 05/26/2015 - 07:00
Delayed clamping of the umbilical cord to help prevent iron deficiency in infancy was associated with improved scores in fine-motor and social skills in children at age 4, particularly in boys...

Just two sessions of CBT may prevent or delay cannabis use among teenagers

Tue, 05/26/2015 - 06:00
A study of at-risk British youth finds that a personalized cognitive behavior intervention may significantly prevent, reduce or delay cannabis use.

Measuring arm circumference is a more reliable indicator of malnutrition

Tue, 05/26/2015 - 06:00
Children with diarrhea misdiagnosed more often if weight is sole criterionAdam C. Levine, M.D.

Cannabis use can be prevented, reduced or delayed

Tue, 05/26/2015 - 01:00
Real-world trial of school-based interventions shows at-risk teenagers can be influencedResponding to rapidly shifting legal and cultural environments, researchers at the University of Montreal...

In study, new swab reveals one-third of babies with severe diarrhea had undiagnosed, treatable infection

Mon, 05/25/2015 - 23:00
Innovative 'flocked swab' improves diagnosis, treatment of deadly childhood diarrheal diseases; results could prompt rethink of how to manage second leading cause of death among children under...

New survey shows 36-percent increase in pediatric patients treated with proton therapy

Sun, 05/24/2015 - 23:00
Most pediatric proton patients are younger than 10, with brain and spinal cord tumorsResults from a new nationwide survey indicate a steady increase in the number of pediatric patients who are...

Breastfeeding protects against environmental pollution

Sun, 05/24/2015 - 23:00
A piece of research by the UPV/EHU-University of the Basque Country analyses the effects of PM2.

Obese teens' brains unusually susceptible to food commercials, Dartmouth study finds

Fri, 05/22/2015 - 06:00
A Dartmouth study finds that TV food commercials disproportionately stimulate the brains of overweight teenagers, including the regions that control pleasure, taste and -- most surprisingly -- the...

UC Davis study finds significant cost savings in pediatric telemedicine consults

Fri, 05/22/2015 - 06:00
Researchers at UC Davis have conducted a comprehensive study to determine whether pediatric telemedicine consultations with rural emergency departments save money compared to telephone consults.

Workplace intervention improves sleep of employees' children

Fri, 05/22/2015 - 04:00
A workplace intervention designed to reduce employees' work-family conflict and increase schedule flexibility also has a positive influence on the sleep patterns of the employees' children.