Parenting Health News

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4/24/2017
In America's Poorest Communities, a Greater Risk of Child Abuse Deaths

Study authors hope new national data will spur further research and targeted prevention efforts

4/21/2017
At What Age Can Kids Safely Cross the Street?

In simulated experiments, the task was too tough for children younger than 14

4/21/2017
You Can Probably Credit Your Genes for These Facial Features

Twins study found DNA most at play for nose's tip, area around lips, cheekbones

4/20/2017
Study Cites Factors Linked to Suicide in the Young

Researchers say interventions should come earlier in life for disadvantaged children

4/19/2017
Many Kids Still Being Injured on ATVs

Bigger, more powerful machines seem to cause more severe traumas, researchers report

4/18/2017
Prince Harry's Journey Shows Grief Can Be a Long Road

Mental health experts say his decades-long struggle with his mother's death all too common for children

4/18/2017
Zika Can Harm Babies' Vision, Too

Study of 43 South American infants found damage to retinas and optic nerves

4/18/2017
4/17/2017
What's the Best Seasonal Allergy Med for Your Kid?

Wealth of options may leave moms and dads wondering which kind and how much to give, survey finds

4/17/2017
When Parents Get Vaccinated, Their Kids Do Too

Flu shot study showed that healthy vaccination practices may run in the family

4/17/2017
Health Tip: Concerned About Your Child's Weight?

How to discuss with your doctor

4/16/2017
Is Kindergarten the New First Grade?

Study finds kids have higher reading skills when they enter 1st grade than they did a decade ago

4/15/2017
Don't Let Bugs Dampen Your Outdoor Fun

Dermatologist offers tips to avoid pests and treat their bites

4/13/2017
Health Tip: Checking Your Child's Moles

Characteristics you should watch for

4/12/2017
Health Tip: Teaching Your Child Table Manners

Dining suggestions for your youngster

4/11/2017
Silk Clothes Won't Soothe Eczema's Itch

What your child wears doesn't affect severity of skin troubles, study finds

4/11/2017
1 in 3 Teens With Autism Licensed to Drive, Study Finds

Pediatricians suggest discussing adolescent's capabilities with doctor first

4/11/2017
'Video Feedback' Program Might Help Treat Autism in Babies

Therapists help parents learn and better react to their infants' communication style

4/10/2017
Health Tip: Transitioning Toddlers to One Nap

Suggestions to make it easier

4/9/2017
How to Protect Your Child From Accidental Poisoning

Kids under 6 account for 1 million calls to U.S. poison control centers a year

4/6/2017
Health Tip: Is Your Child Sleeping Enough?

Signs of insufficient shuteye

4/4/2017
Health Tip: Poison-Proof Your Bathroom

And help protect children

3/31/2017
Sexual Abuse May Cause Early Puberty in Girls: Study

Premature changes can have lasting effects, such as depression, higher risk of some cancers, study says

3/31/2017
Is Your TV Making You Fat?

People who eat home-cooked meals and don't watch TV while eating less likely to be obese, study finds

3/31/2017
Parents of Kids With Autism May Sacrifice 'Couples Time'

They report less closeness, fewer positive interactions, but no increase in negative behaviors toward one another

3/30/2017
Parents' Pot Use a Tricky Topic When It Comes to Their Kids

Pediatrician explains that marijuana affects a child's developing brain differently than an adult brain

3/27/2017
Breast-Feeding May Not Lead to Smarter Preschoolers

But study suggests that children who were nursed may be less hyperactive at age 3

3/24/2017
3/24/2017
3/23/2017
Scientists Spot Gene for Rare Disorder Causing Deafness, Blindness

Child must inherit genetic mutation from two deaf parents, researchers said

3/23/2017
Older Mothers May Raise Better-Behaved Kids, Study Suggests

Tendency of moms to mellow with age may play role in children having fewer social, emotional problems

3/23/2017
Fruit Juice for Kids: A Serving a Day OK

Review of studies finds 1 glass of 100-percent juice a day not linked with weight gain

3/23/2017
Health Tip: Check Your Child's Temperature

Suggestions based on the child's age

3/22/2017
Foods Labeled 'Healthy' May Hide Unhealthy Secrets

Low-fat foods may be filled with sugar, study finds

3/22/2017
'Heads Up' Football Program Tackles Concussion Danger in Kids

Players learn safer moves, reducing head injury rate and recovery time, study suggests

3/22/2017
Health Tip: Choosing a Baby Carrier

Make sure it includes these features

3/21/2017
Autism Greatly Boosts Kids' Injury Risk, Especially for Drowning

Swimming lessons are essential -- even before other therapies, researcher says

3/20/2017
Parents Don't Always Head to Child's Doctor When Illness Strikes

Poll says many would turn to urgent care centers, thinking it's faster than seeing usual physician

3/20/2017
Fewer U.S. Kids Overdosing on Opioids

But suicides involving these drugs are up more than 50 percent, study finds

3/17/2017
Injury Risk May Rise When Kids Play Just One Sport

Those under 12 shouldn't specialize in any one activity, researchers say

3/17/2017
3/17/2017
Health Tip: Prepare Homemade Baby Food

Follow these safety guidelines

3/16/2017
For 'Preemies,' Human Touch May Be a Brain Booster

Diminished response seen in premature infants who spend weeks in the hospital, study finds

3/16/2017
Savvy Marketing Gets Schoolkids to Eat Their Greens

Signs throughout school, on school's website made students 3 times more likely to use the salad bar

3/15/2017
Obese Moms May Fail to Spot Obesity in Their Own Kids

Finding may reflect shifting attitudes about how much weight is too much, researcher suggests

3/15/2017
Health Tip: Promote Peace in a Shared Bedroom

How to help kids work it out

3/15/2017
Poor Sleep in Preschool Years Could Mean Behavior Troubles Later

Establishing regular bedtime early on may pay dividends in elementary school, study suggests

3/14/2017
Too Much Screen Time May Raise Kids' Diabetes Risk

Study finds 3-plus hours each day linked to increased body fat and insulin resistance

3/14/2017
Parenthood an Elixir for Longevity?

Study found link, but researchers can't say for sure why

3/13/2017
Refugees Deserve Health Care, Compassion, U.S. Pediatricians Say

New policy statement urges government to keep families together, not place kids in detention centers