Kids' Hemophilia Drugs a Big Part of State Medicaid Spending

FRIDAY, July 31, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Treatment costs for one childhood illness, hemophilia, may use up a big chunk of a state's Medicaid budget, a new study out of California shows.

Health Tip: When a Child Sucks the Thumb

(HealthDay News) -- When a child age 4 or older sucks the thumb, the youngster's dental health may suffer.

Health Tip: Teach Kids to Protect Themselves

(HealthDay News) -- Every child will face danger in his or her life, and it's up to parents to equip children with the tools needed to minimize the chances of harm.

Doctors Perform First Double Hand Transplant in a Child

TUESDAY, July 28, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A young Baltimore boy has two new transplanted hands to replace ones he lost to amputation five years ago, his doctors announced Tuesday.

Nasal Balloon Can Treat Youngsters for 'Glue Ear'

MONDAY, July 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A simple procedure using what's known as a "nasal balloon" can treat hearing loss in children with a common middle-ear problem, preventing unnecessary and ineffective treatment with antibiotics, according to a new study.

Teens Using E-Cigs More Prone to Take Up Smoking: Study

MONDAY, July 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Teenagers who use electronic cigarettes may be more likely to smoke the real thing, new research suggests.

School's Out, Fattening Behaviors Are In

SUNDAY, July 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Your kids probably will eat more sugar, watch more TV and eat fewer vegetables over summer vacation, a new study finds.

New Gene Test Speeds Diagnosis of Stomach Bug That Strikes Kids

FRIDAY, July 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Researchers have developed a genetic test to quickly detect a respiratory virus that sickened a record number of American children last year.

'Bath Salts' Not Widespread in U.S. High Schools, Survey Finds

THURSDAY, July 23, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Of the 1 percent of U.S. high school seniors who have tried street drugs called "bath salts," nearly one-fifth are regular users, a new study finds.

U.S. Health Officials Examine Pot-Linked Death in Colorado

THURSDAY, July 23, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- U.S. health officials on Thursday revisited the first reported marijuana-linked death in Colorado since voters there legalized recreational use of the drug in 2012.