Parenting Health News

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12/15/2006
Kids With High IQs Grow Up to Be Vegetarians

The smarter they are, the more likely they'll shun meat as adults, British researchers contend

12/10/2006
Go for Gifts That Get Kids Hopping

Toys that boost physical activity keep on giving, experts say

12/9/2006
College Students Can Pack Stress for Holiday Home Stay

Newfound independence may mean a change in plans for all in the family

12/8/2006
Infant Car Seats Might Pose Breathing Risks

Small study found leaving sleeping babies alone in them could lead to blocked airways

12/7/2006
Parents Key to Protecting Teen Drivers: Experts

Set limits on kids driving with friends or at night, pediatric group advises

12/7/2006
Teens Who Smoke, Drink Alone at Higher Risk

Solitary use predicts future troubles, study finds

12/5/2006
Depression, Mental Woes More Common in First-Time Moms

The risk is highest in first months after birth, study finds

12/5/2006
Teen Use of Eating Disorders Web Sites on the Rise

And parents often unaware children are visiting dangerous sites, study finds

12/5/2006
Average U.S. Child Consumes Too Many Calories

Excess of up to 165 calories day --about a can of soda -- creates 'energy gap,' leading to overweight

12/4/2006
Movie, TV Smoking Doubles Kids' Chances of Lighting Up

Study finding underscores need to have FDA regulate sale and marketing of tobacco products, expert says

12/4/2006
Fast Food Inside Hospitals Fuels Concern

An onsite McDonald's at a kids' hospital had patients rating the meals as healthier

12/4/2006
Ads Are Selling U.S. Kids Poor Health: Experts

TV, print, Web ads push bad food, alcohol and cigarettes, pediatrics group warns

12/3/2006
Choosing Safe Christmas Toys Isn't Child's Play

Expert offers tips to picking out appropriate playthings

12/1/2006
Diabetes Drug Halts Weight Gain in Kids Taking Antipsychotics

Metformin may allow children to stay healthy mentally and physically, study finds

12/1/2006
Hormone Imbalance Could Spur Some Bed-Wetting

Finding may explain why some children don't respond to treatment

11/30/2006
Taping Doctors' Conversations Helps Parents of Newborns in Intensive Care

But Web-based communication is even more effective, one expert says

11/30/2006
Sleep Problems Can Strike Preschoolers, Too

Most don't get enough sleep, experts suspect

11/30/2006
Contraception Driving U.S. Decline in Teen Pregnancies

Study finds abstinence is also playing a minor, but important, role

11/29/2006
Smoking May Boost Problem Drinking in Teens

Nicotine could put young brains on track for alcoholism, study suggests

11/28/2006
One in Four Overweight Kids Gets Poor Sleep

Regular exercise will bring most trouble-free slumber, experts say

11/28/2006
Video Game Violence Goes Straight to Kids' Heads

Brain scans show games boost emotion, lower self-control

11/21/2006
Health Tip: Watch What Your Child Drinks

Calories in fruit juice, soda add up

11/17/2006
Eye Tests Predict Later Vision Trouble for Preemies

Astigmatism at young age is likely to continue, study finds

11/16/2006
Smoking Quadruples Kids' Asthma Risk

Even short-term smoking boosts the odds, researchers add

11/15/2006
Health Tip: Help the Medicine Go Down

How to make it taste better

11/13/2006
Flu Drug Tamiflu May Cause Odd Behavior in Children

Meanwhile, CDC calls flu vaccine plentiful, despite some delays in shipments

11/12/2006
Clogged Arteries Showing Up in Kids

Fatty diets, lack of exercise are boosting children's heart risks, study shows

11/10/2006
Higher IQs Protect Kids From Traumatic Events

Smarter children are less vulnerable to trauma and its aftermath, study suggests

11/6/2006
Kids' Smoking, Drinking Linked to R-Rated Movies

Most parents want to restrict children's viewing but don't succeed, researchers say

11/6/2006
Hot Air Spells Death for Head Lice

New device exterminates the bugs and their eggs, developers say

11/6/2006
School Bus Injuries Much More Common Than Thought

New numbers are two to three times higher than previous figures, study finds

11/3/2006
Regular Exercise Helps Obese Teens' Hearts

But a push from parents is crucial to keeping kids healthy, experts say

11/3/2006
Health Tip: Children Can Become Obese, Too

Suggestions to avoid a life-long problem

11/2/2006
Big Tobacco's Anti-Smoking Ads Boost Teen Smoking

In study, kids thought cigarettes were less harmful after viewing ads

10/31/2006
SIDS Linked to Abnormal Brain Biology

Faulty serotonin system keeps babies from arousing as they should, researchers report

10/31/2006
Health Tip: Watch Your Child's Sugar Intake

Sweets are OK in moderation

10/30/2006
Drug-Slang Quiz Helps Parents Help Kids

Use of terms like 'fry stick' or 'schwagg' are clues youngsters are in trouble, experts say

10/28/2006
Keep Your Kids Safe and Sound This Halloween

Simple precautions can ensure a fun time for all

10/27/2006
Keep Your Kids Safe and Sound This Halloween

Simple precautions can ensure a fun time for all

10/27/2006
10/24/2006
Flu Vaccine Safe for Babies and Toddlers

Study confirms shot protects against influenza without side effects

10/24/2006
10/20/2006
Health Tip: Feeding Your Baby

Precautions to take when preparing a bottle

10/19/2006
Sleepless Children at Higher Obesity Risk

Less exercise, plus hormonal changes, could be to blame, researcher says

10/19/2006
Health Tip: If Your Child is a Sleepwalker

Here's how to keep her safe

10/19/2006
Smoking and Driving Never Mix

Even with windows open, kids breathe in secondhand smoke, study found

10/17/2006
Genes May Pass Down Smiles, Frowns

Facial expressions stay similar within families, even for blind, research shows

10/16/2006
Health Tip: Growing Pains?

How to comfort your child

10/15/2006
Low-Cal Drinks Help Teens Trim Down

Study found some lost a pound a month

10/11/2006
Health Tip: If Your Child is Vomiting

When you should call for medical help