Parenting Health News

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3/5/2007
Many U.S. Teens Work Dangerous Jobs

Child labor law violations are common, study found

3/2/2007
FDA to Review Cold Remedies for Kids

Some doctors say the drugs can be dangerous, particularly for the very young

3/2/2007
Health Tip: Autism Affects Children in Different Ways

But autistic children share similar behaviors

3/1/2007
Do Early Growth Spurts Protect Against Bad Cholesterol?

Finding suggests adult heart disease may have roots in childhood

2/28/2007
Too Much TV Bad for Tots' Tummies

Study of 3-year-olds found diets got worse as viewing time rose

2/28/2007
Kids Keep Slimmer When in School

It's during summer vacation when many put on too much weight, study finds

2/28/2007
Health Tip: If Your Child Has Trouble Reading

How to spot a potential reading disability

2/27/2007
Health Tip: Prevent Diaper Rash

Change them frequently

2/27/2007
Health Tip: Sterilize Your Child's Toys

To prevent the spread of germs

2/25/2007
More Teens Are Saying, 'Have a Cigar'

They're getting the message about cigarette dangers but not 'stogies', research finds

2/23/2007
Don't Wait Till School Starts to Vaccinate Against Meningitis

Parents can help reduce vaccine shortages by getting kids the shot earlier, experts say

2/21/2007
ADHD Drugs Need Better Warnings on Heart, Psychiatric Risks: FDA

All meds must now come with patient guideline inserts, agency says

2/19/2007
Being Breast-Fed May Be Key to Success

Those who were bottle-fed are less upwardly mobile, U.K. study finds

2/18/2007
Free Handbook Helps Hispanic Families Tackle ADHD

It helps parents recognize the condition in kids and seek help

2/16/2007
Kids' Sports Injuries on the Increase

Youngsters are playing too much of one sport, almost year-round, experts warn

2/15/2007
Asthma Drug Keeps Kids From Missing School

Montelukast also cut down on doctor visits, company study found

2/14/2007
Nasal Spray Flu Vaccine Beats Shots For Kids Under 5

It cut flu cases by nearly 55% compared to injected version, study finds

2/8/2007
More Than Half-Million U.S. Children Autistic: CDC

Early diagnosis and intervention is key to improvement, one expert says

2/8/2007
Health Tip: Symptoms of Addiction

Warning signs that your child may need help

2/7/2007
Sleep May Help Kids Keep Slim

Children who get more rest less prone to weight problems, study finds

2/7/2007
Health Tip: Giving Your Child Medicine

Make sure you understand its use and correct dosage

2/7/2007
Marital Conflict Not a Major Culprit in Child's Behavior: Study

But genes passed on by quarreling parents may increase risk of disruptive conduct

2/6/2007
Children's Drug Trial Program Gives Boost to Medicine, Profits

Federal initiative helps kids by improving drug makers' bottom line, study finds

2/5/2007
Early-Life Factors Raise Risks for Adult Mental Woes

Low birth weight and a history of child abuse, together, are especially harmful, study finds

2/5/2007
Certain Online Behaviors Put Teens at Risk

They include harassing others and talking about sex with people known only online, study finds

2/5/2007
TV Habits Have No Impact on Teen Exercise

So programs to get kids more active can't rely on cutting television time, study says

2/1/2007
Soccer Sends More Than 100,000 Kids to ER Annually

Boys and middle schoolers most likely to be seriously injured, suggests study

1/29/2007
Health Tip: Is Your Baby Ready for Solid Food?

Answer these questions to find out

1/28/2007
New Food Pyramid Offers Building Blocks to Good Nutrition

Americans can better individualize their eating and exercise plans

1/25/2007
Health Tip: Is Your Child at Risk for Ear Infections?

Some kids are more prone than others

1/24/2007
Some Programs Can Keep Kids From Smoking

Study finds family-based initiatives often work

1/18/2007
Good Heart Health Habits Should Start in Childhood

Parents urged to act early to reduce future risk of disease

1/17/2007
Waiting for Ear Tubes Won't Affect Child Development

The implanted devices are often used to ease persistent fluid build-up

1/17/2007
Health Tip: Children Can Have High Blood Pressure, Too

Especially if it runs in the family

1/16/2007
Health Tip: Alleviate Homesickness

Prepare your children before they go away

1/13/2007
Parents Doubt Their Discipline of Kids Works: Study

One-third perceive methods as ineffective, much as their parents' tactics were with them

1/8/2007
Health Tip: When Your Teen Wants to Light Up

Suggestions to help change her mind

1/5/2007
Sleep Woes Differ in Depressed Youths

Study suggests different treatments needed to target specific nocturnal disturbances

1/4/2007
Health Tip: Treating Colic

Suggestions to soothe your fussy baby

1/3/2007
Meningitis Guidelines Cut Unnecessary Treatments

They distinguish viral from more deadly bacterial infections, study finds

1/2/2007
Send Summer Camp Homesickness Packing

Tips for parents to help their children enjoy their home away from home

1/1/2007
Keep Sugary Drinks Out of Sippy Cups

Bathing young teeth in sweet liquids boosts tooth decay, dentists warn

12/29/2006
Ad Campaigns Help Get Kids Active

Media spots moved youngsters toward healthy exercise, CDC team say

12/28/2006
More U.S. Kids Developing Kidney Stones

The likely cause: too little water, too much salt, experts say

12/28/2006
Low-Income Preschoolers Prone to Obesity

And Latino children face greater risk than blacks or whites, study finds

12/28/2006
12/20/2006
Obesity No.1 Kids' Health Issue: Survey

Most polled think parents are key to reversing current trends

12/19/2006
For Holiday Toys, Think Safety First

Hundreds of thousands of American children suffer injuries every year

12/18/2006
Health Tip: Monitor Your Child's TV Watching

Set limits on time, acceptable programs

12/16/2006
Helping Grieving Children Through the Holidays

New guidebook offers tips on aiding kids who've lost a loved one