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  • Kidney Cancer Drug Shows Promise in Early Trial

    Posted: 12/04/2016

    Kidney Cancer Drug Shows Promise in Early Trial WEDNESDAY, Nov. 30, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- An experimental drug may show promise in treating kidney cancer, researchers say. The drug CB-839 is the first to target an enzyme that cancer cells require to stay alive, researchers said. This stage 1 clinical trial found that the drug was effective in most patients with advanced kidney cancer when used in combination with another cancer drug called everolimus (Afinitor, Zortress). In the 15 patients in the st...

  • Keep Kids in Mind When Politics Intrude at Thanksgiving

    Posted: 12/02/2016

    Keep Kids in Mind When Politics Intrude at Thanksgiving WEDNESDAY, Nov. 23, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- This Thanksgiving, especially, political differences could spark dinner-table debates that quickly escalate. Two psychiatrists warn that these heated exchanges can harm kids who may overhear them. "As a child psychiatrist, what alarms me the most is the animosity children are being exposed to -- the palpable anger and even hatred is felt by children and it scares them," said Dr. Matthew Lorber. He direct...

  • Kids Can Beat 'Complex' Pneumonia Without IV Antibiotics: Study

    Posted: 11/28/2016

    Kids Can Beat 'Complex' Pneumonia Without IV Antibiotics: Study THURSDAY, Nov. 17, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Antibiotics taken orally are as effective -- and doubtless much more welcome -- than intravenous antibiotics for children recovering at home from complex pneumonia, a new study finds. Youngsters with complex pneumonia typically have to take antibiotics for one to three weeks after they leave the hospital, the researchers noted. To see if one medication method outperformed the other, the investigat...

  • Kids React Differently When a Beloved Pet Dies

    Posted: 11/20/2016

    Kids React Differently When a Beloved Pet Dies FRIDAY, Nov. 11, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Losing a pet isn't easy -- no matter what your age. But, children respond to the death of a pet in a number of different ways, research shows. While this is a common occurrence, "how children understand death in these moments, and the ideas, feelings and responses they have when their pets die are largely ignored topics," said Joshua Russell, an assistant professor of animal behavior, ecology and conservation at Can...

  • Kids With Cardiac Arrest Less Likely to Survive CPR at Night

    Posted: 11/15/2016

    Kids With Cardiac Arrest Less Likely to Survive CPR at Night TUESDAY, Nov. 8, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Hospitalized children who have suffered cardiac arrest have lower chances of surviving when CPR is performed on them at night than at other times of the day, a new study finds. The finding is similar to what has been seen in studies of adult hospital patients, the researchers said. The authors of the new study called the lower nighttime survival rates "an important, yet under-recognized public health c...

  • Kids 6 and Older Should Be Screened for Obesity, Task Force Reaffirms

    Posted: 11/09/2016

    Kids 6 and Older Should Be Screened for Obesity, Task Force Reaffirms TUESDAY, Nov. 1, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Doctors should screen children older than 6 for obesity, and offer them behavioral therapy to help them lose weight if necessary, new guidelines reassert. The draft recommendation, from the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force, is essentially the same as a 2010 final recommendation, but specifies teens for further clarification. Children and teens who are found to be obese should be referred fo...

  • Kids With Gay or Lesbian Parents Do Just Fine: Study

    Posted: 11/06/2016

    Kids With Gay or Lesbian Parents Do Just Fine: Study THURSDAY, Oct. 27, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A long-term study of children adopted by gay and lesbian parents has found that the kids are well-adjusted through middle childhood, researchers say. Nearly 100 two-parent families were included in the study, half had gay or lesbian parents. All had adopted children. The kids were assessed at two points: at preschool age, then five years later. The researchers found no differences between those with same-sex...

  • Kids 14 and Younger Only Need 2 HPV Vaccine Shots: CDC

    Posted: 10/28/2016

    Kids 14 and Younger Only Need 2 HPV Vaccine Shots: CDC THURSDAY, Oct. 20, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Children 14 and younger require only two doses of the HPV vaccine rather than the previously recommended three shots, U.S. health officials now say. The vaccine protects against infection with sexually transmitted HPV (human papillomavirus), which can cause cervical and other cancers. On Wednesday, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommended that 11- to 12-year-olds receive two doses of HPV ...

  • Knowing Their Breast Cancer Risk May Empower Teens

    Posted: 10/07/2016

    Knowing Their Breast Cancer Risk May Empower Teens THURSDAY, Sept. 29, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Knowing they have a family history of breast cancer or a high-risk gene mutation doesn't lead to increased anxiety or depression in teen girls, a new study finds. These teens may actually have greater self-esteem and a better understanding of cancer risk than their peers, researchers said. "Overall, girls in families with a history of breast cancer seem to cope pretty well over time," said study author Dr. An...

  • Kidney Stone? Try a Roller Coaster Ride

    Posted: 10/05/2016

    Kidney Stone? Try a Roller Coaster Ride TUESDAY, Sept. 27, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Anyone who's suffered a kidney stone just wants the urinary obstruction gone. Now, preliminary research suggests relief might even be fun: a roller coaster ride. There's been anecdotal evidence from patients that these amusement park rides can help pass a small stone, explained Dr. David Wartinger, a professor of urology at the Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine, in East Lansing. His team's new res...