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MS Treatment Approved for Children
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has expanded the approval of a multiple sclerosis (MS) medication to treat the condition in children.
Seizure Rx Now Approved for Kids
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has expanded the approval of a seizure medication to allow it to be used in children ages 4 to 17.
Lots of Kids May Have Aching Backs
Lower back pain in school-aged children may be common, according to a new study.
There's a New Inflammatory Disease on the Block
Researchers have discovered a new inflammatory disease.
Epilepsy Rx During Pregnancy May Put Kids at Risk
Pregnant women face many choices as they prepare for the baby's arrival. And new research suggests that moms-to-be with epilepsy may have an extra decision to make about their medication.
Vaccines Were Not Tied to Multiple Sclerosis
Many people worry that vaccines meant to prevent disease may cause other illnesses. But a recent study found that vaccines likely did not cause multiple sclerosis (MS) or disorders like it.
CDC Reports Americans Living Longer Than Ever
Americans may be living longer than ever before. In a new Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) report, measures of life span were up and rates of death were down.
New Guidelines for Bone Health in Children and Adolescents
Once thought to simply be a part of aging, osteoporosis may have roots in bone mass acquired in childhood. That's why the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recently released a report that looked at bone health in childhood and adolescence.
Mosquito-Carrying Diseases May Threaten Kids
Some viruses and bacteria travel through the air. Others travel in bugs and ticks — but how many of these reach children?
It Might Be More Than Epilepsy
Epilepsy is a neurological condition in which individuals experience seizures. But often children with epilepsy have other health concerns as well.