Parenting Health News

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5/2/2006
Don't Think Kids Can Get at Household Guns? Think Again

Study shows parents are often wrong when they think children are safe

5/2/2006
ADHD Drugs Can Stunt Growth

Impact is relatively slight, and offset by value of the medicines, study finds

5/1/2006
Type 2 Diabetes Rising Among U.S. Adolescents

Curbing obesity can help avert a public health crisis, experts say

5/1/2006
More Can Be Done to Help Aggressive Kids

Many pediatricians aren't referring them to organizations that can help, study finds

5/1/2006
Infant Safety Devices Underused

Many doctors aren't urging parents to use baby gates, bath thermometers, study finds

4/27/2006
Health Tip: Reduce Your Child's Risk of SIDS

Avoid placing your baby in certain situations

4/24/2006
Skull Study Proves Bike Helmets Work

Dropped or hit hard, helmeted skulls didn't crack under pressure, researchers say

4/24/2006
Health Tip: Is Your Child Dehydrated?

Here are some warning signs

4/23/2006
Diet Changes Could Curb Bedwetting

Avoiding bladder-irritating foods like caffeine can help

4/23/2006
Helping Kids Make Healthy Lifestyle Choices

What parents and schools can do to 'tip the scale' in the right direction

4/18/2006
Health Tip: Get Your Kids to Eat Healthy

Be sure to set a good example

4/17/2006
Nearly All Paternity Tests Back Dad's Biological Claim

Even those who doubt status are wrong 70% of time, study shows

4/12/2006
Soccer Scores a Goal for Bone Health

Similar 'high-impact' sports help girls' skeletons grow strong, experts say

4/11/2006
Pneumococcal Vaccine Protects Newborns

Immunizing older kids helps shield non-vaccinated infants, study shows

4/11/2006
4/10/2006
Infant Snoring Tied to Parental Snoring

Condition can lead to learning disabilities, heart disease, metabolic disorders, study says

4/10/2006
Parents Can Help in Children's Drug Trials

They are accurate reporters of how kids are faring, study finds

4/7/2006
New School Standards May Boost Odds of ADHD Diagnosis

Increased emphasis on performance means kids under more scrutiny, study suggests

4/7/2006
Number of Kids on Type 2 Diabetes Drugs Doubles

Experts blame two-fold jump in 4 years on rise in child obesity

4/7/2006
Health Tip: If Your Baby Has a Fever

Don't give him aspirin

4/7/2006
Health Tip: Keep Your Home Poison-Proof

Items should be stored where children can't reach them

4/7/2006
Chest Protectors Don't Protect Young Athletes

Catchers, goalies at risk of fatal blow to heart, study says

4/5/2006
Migraines Untreated in Teens

Most use over-the-counter remedies to battle pain, study finds

4/4/2006
Fit Teens May Be Safer Teens

Physical activity helps ward off bad behaviors, study shows

4/4/2006
Health Tip: Is Your Infant Getting Enough Milk?

How to tell, if you're breastfeeding

4/3/2006
Mass Media May Prompt Kids to Try Sex: Study

TV, movies, CDs and magazines are surrogate sources of sex ed, researchers say

4/3/2006
TV and Video-Game Violence Harms Kids

It boosts aggression while keeping children isolated, studies find

4/3/2006
Too Few Car Seats For America's Obese Kids

Study uncovers dangerous shortfall as children's weight rises

4/3/2006
Health Tip: Soothing Your Child's Headache

Quiet time and medication can help

4/2/2006
Score a Point for Kids' Sports Safety

Spring is perfect time to brush up on injury prevention

3/31/2006
Alcohol-Branded Merchandise Boosts Teen Drinking

Study raises concern about the impact these products might have

3/31/2006
Health Tip: Be Safe in the Bathroom

Suggestions to prevent accidents

3/28/2006
Health Tip: Car Seat Safety

Make sure it fits properly

3/28/2006
Sleep-Deprived Teens Pose Safety Hazard

Half have driven while drowsy, survey finds

3/25/2006
Young Smiles Can Fall Prey to Tooth Decay

Even preschoolers struggle with dental problems

3/24/2006
Many Kids Don't Adhere to Sleep Apnea Therapy

Too many are foregoing nighttime air mask, or not using it enough, study finds

3/23/2006
Teens' Use of Herbals May Raise Drug Abuse Risk

Study finds strong association, although exact link remains unclear

3/22/2006
Health Tip: Inhaler or Nebulizer?

Choices for young asthmatics

3/21/2006
Health Tip: When Asthmatics Should See a Doctor

Parents should watch for these warning signs

3/21/2006
Health Tip: Eczema Uncomfortable But Not Dangerous

Often associated with allergies and asthma

3/20/2006
Petting Zoos Can Breed Illness

3 studies show bacterial infections from animal-to-human contact

3/17/2006
Child's Death Can Trigger Parent's Suicide

Leftover painkillers in the home pose a particular threat, report says

3/17/2006
Health Tip: Asthmatics Often Have Pet Allergies

But Fluffy or Fido don't necessarily have to go

3/16/2006
Health Tip: Teen Girls Need Lots of Sleep

Make sure yours gets enough

3/16/2006
Health Tip: Kids with Asthma Can Play Sports

If they're careful and have a doctor's OK

3/16/2006
'Smoking Room' at Home Won't Shield Asthmatic Kids

Quit, or smoke outside instead, researchers warn

3/14/2006
High Humidity Doesn't Ease Croup

Cold air and medical treatments probably more effective, study suggests

3/9/2006
Bottle-Feeding May Not Raise Child Obesity Risk

Neither will an earlier shift to solid foods, new research suggests

3/9/2006
Popular Drinks Eat Away at Tooth Enamel

Acidic beverages such as Gatorade, Red Bull and Coke can erode smiles, study suggests

3/8/2006
Postpartum Depression Impacts Infant Care

Depressed moms less likely to breast-feed, play with new baby, study finds