Posted 10:00 AM 4/30/2013 by Robert Preidt
TUESDAY, April 30 (HealthDay News) -- Extremely premature infants are more likely to have mental and physical disabilities than full-term infants, but rates of such disabilities aren't rising, new research says.
The study included almost 500 children in Sweden who were born extremely (More)
Posted 2:00 PM 4/29/2013 by Robert Preidt
MONDAY, April 29 (HealthDay News) -- Children living in the United States who were born elsewhere are less likely to have allergies than those born in the United States, a new study shows.
However, the risk of certain allergies among foreign-born children (More)
Posted 7:00 AM 4/28/2013 by Mary Elizabeth Dallas
SUNDAY, April 28 (HealthDay News) -- Peer pressure to smoke may be more influential for kids in middle school than for older students, a new study reports.
Although their friends' smoking behavior may hold less sway for teens over time, researchers said parents seem to remain influential (More)
Posted 7:00 AM 4/27/2013 by Robert Preidt
SATURDAY, April 27 (HealthDay News) -- Many children suffer allergies at this time of year as trees and other plants start releasing pollens into the air. So parents need to monitor their youngsters for symptoms, an expert says.
"There are different types of allergies, but if you notice (More)
Posted 10:00 AM 4/26/2013 by Robert Preidt
FRIDAY, April 26 (HealthDay News) -- Parents may think they can keep their kids safe by hovering over them, but a new study finds that children of overprotective parents are more likely to be bullied.
And on the other end of the spectrum, having abusive or neglectful parents also seems to (More)
Posted 5:00 PM 4/25/2013 by By Kathleen Doheny
THURSDAY, April 25 (HealthDay News) -- Babies born with serious congenital heart defects are more likely to survive now than they were in the late 1970s, a new study finds. There is still plenty of room for improvement, however, the researchers added.
Over a 26-year period, they tracked (More)
Posted 12:00 PM 4/24/2013 by Robert Preidt
WEDNESDAY, April 24 (HealthDay News) -- Nearly two-thirds of children who received stem cell transplants were readmitted to the hospital within six months for treatment of problems such as infections and unexplained fevers, a new study finds.
Children who were given stem cells donated by (More)
Posted 2:00 PM 4/22/2013 by Robert Preidt
MONDAY, April 22 (HealthDay News) -- Long-term use of powerful drug cocktails known as highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART) may help protect the hearts of children and teens infected with HIV, a new study reports.
HAART is a form of antiretroviral therapy that is widely used to (More)