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WEDNESDAY, April 11 (HealthDay News) — Additional chemotherapy may a better option than bone marrow transplant for some children with acute lymphoblastic leukemia who don’t respond to an initial intense regimen of chemotherapy called “induction therapy,” a new study says. Acute lymphoblastic leukemia, or ALL, is a cancer of the blood and bone
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WEDNESDAY, Jan. 4 (HealthDay News) — Children who are diagnosed with schizophrenia or a number of other psychoses go on to experience a progressively greater than normal loss of gray matter in the frontal lobe region of the brain, new research suggests. These adolescents also experience an above-average spike in the amount of so-called “cerebrospinal […]
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FRIDAY, Dec. 16 (HealthDay News) — A cardiac assist device that’s designed to keep a child with heart failure alive until doctors can find a donor heart has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. The blood-pumping Excor Pediatric System is produced in different sizes to fit newborns to teens. While heart failure […]
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(HealthDay News) — Parenting a disabled child can be quite a challenge, but there are plenty of programs and services that can help. The womenshealth.gov website offers these suggestions for the parents of disabled children: Find out as much as possible about your child’s particular disability. Talk about issues and concerns with friends, family members […]
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THURSDAY, Nov. 17 (HealthDay News) — Children with bipolar disorder and a similar condition called severe mood dysregulation spend less time looking at the eyes when trying to identify facial features, compared to children without the psychiatric disorders, researchers say. This new study finding may help explain why children with bipolar disorder and severe mood
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TUESDAY, Oct. 25 (HealthDay News) — New research suggests that the active ingredient in the erectile dysfunction drug Viagra, which was initially developed as a treatment for heart disease, could help children with a rare condition called pulmonary arterial hypertension.  The drug, which is expensive to take regularly and has side effects, is already approved
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MONDAY, Oct. 24 (HealthDay News) — Myopia, or nearsightedness, is much more common among children and teenagers today than it was about 40 years ago, but spending more time outside could help reverse this trend, a new study suggests. The authors argued that increased exposure to natural light and more time spent looking at objects […]
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TUESDAY, Oct. 18 (HealthDay News) — Parents of children with incurable cancer tend to prefer to continue aggressive chemotherapy rather than pursue supportive end-of-life care, researchers have found. The study findings revealed that if given the choice, the health care professionals treating these very sick children under the age of 18 would opt for supportive […]
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(HealthDay News) — Children are thought to be no less prone than adults to dull or throbbing pains of the head. The Nemours Foundation mentions these common triggers of headaches in children: Getting insufficient sleep, or rapidly changing the patterns of sleep. Missing meals or becoming dehydrated. Taking certain medications. Being under stress. Experiencing
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