Parenting Health News

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8/10/2006
Getting Grownups and Kids on the Same Page

When teens believe parents' reactions fit the circumstances, things go better, study finds

8/10/2006
Many Teens Don't Use Condoms Correctly

U.K. study suggests more education is needed to protect kids

8/9/2006
U.S. Babies Getting Fatter: Study

They're 59 percent more likely to be overweight now than in 1980, study finds

8/9/2006
Unsafe Gun Storage Endangering Teens

Parents focus on the risk to youngsters, not older children, study finds

8/9/2006
Study Suggests New Link Between Air Pollution and Infant Deaths

While risk is fairly small, researchers say finding is troubling

8/9/2006
Health Tip: If Your Son Has Been Circumcised

Here's how to prevent infection

8/9/2006
Violent Video Games Numb Players to Real-Life Brutality

Their reactions to horrific scenes were subdued after gaming, study found

8/8/2006
Successful Anti-HIV Program Targets Hispanic Teens

Pilot project focused on abstinence, condom use

8/7/2006
Antidepressants Do Raise Kids' Suicide Risk: Study

Finding supports recent FDA moves to highlight the drugs' dangers

8/7/2006
Postpartum Depression Hits Dads, Too

Study finds 10 percent of new fathers struggle with the condition

8/7/2006
Health Tip: Does Your Child Have Croup?

Bark-like cough is a primary sign

8/7/2006
Shopping Carts Top List of Kids' Health Hazards

20,000 injured last year, child restraints urged

8/7/2006
Watching Pro Wrestling on TV May Spur Violence Among Teens

Even girls are susceptible to the effect, study says

8/2/2006
Health Tip: If Your Child Has Flat Feet

It's usually not something to worry about

8/1/2006
Health Tip: Prevent Bedwetting

How to help your child have a dry night

7/28/2006
Health Tip: Controlling Your Child's Narcolepsy

Consistent sleep schedule may help

7/28/2006
Vision Test Can Help Spot 'Lazy Eye'

The condition can go undetected in children for years, experts warn

7/27/2006
Openness Helps Child When a Parent is Dying

The process is never easy, but access, honesty are key, experts say

7/27/2006
Health Tip: If Your Child Stutters

Be patient, and help her relax

7/24/2006
Health Tip: Signs of Colic

Crying could also mean that your baby is sick

7/19/2006
Breast-Feeding Eases Baby's Pain During Tests

It may prove useful during newborn needle-stick blood screens

7/19/2006
Steamy Air Won't Ease Croup

Study finds similar outcomes with humid vs. dry air

7/17/2006
Adolescent Obesity Linked to Premature Death

But diet pill, not yet approved for children, works for teens, researchers report

7/14/2006
Young Americans' Well-Being a Mixed Bag

Infant mortality at record lows, but overweight a worrisome problem, report finds

7/13/2006
Study Supports Screening Babies for Heart-Rhythm Defect

Dangerous 'long QT syndrome' is often mistaken for SIDS, experts say

7/11/2006
Slime-Like Substance Blamed for Chronic Ear Infections

Bacterial biofilm resistant to antibiotics, study finds

7/11/2006
More States Screening Newborns for Diseases

But March of Dimes says 1 million still missing out on potentially lifesaving tests

7/10/2006
Health Tip: Teething Suggestions

Ways to comfort your baby

7/6/2006
Far More Children Afflicted With Flu

But doctors often fail to diagnose the disease in young patients, study finds

7/5/2006
Breast-Feeding May Protect Against Bed-Wetting

Children breast-fed longer than three months less likely to wet, study suggests

7/5/2006
DDT Linked to Developmental Delays in Babies

Breast-feeding seems to offset some of the pesticide's negative effects, study finds

7/3/2006
Antihistamine Doesn't Help Babies Sleep

Benadryl actually made some children hyperactive, researchers find in stopping trial early

7/3/2006
When Fireworks Injure, It's Kids Who Pay the Price

Approximately 85,800 children were hurt between 1990 and 2003, study finds

6/29/2006
Alcohol a Bigger Threat to U.S. Youth Than Drugs

Yet public attention and funding focuses on preventing drug abuse, experts say

6/29/2006
Mercury in Dental Fillings Safe for School-Age Children

But data is lacking on their effect, if any, on preschoolers' cognition, researchers say

6/23/2006
Health Tip: Food Sensitivities in Infants

Introduce new foods one at a time

6/22/2006
6/20/2006
Health Tip: Kids Need to Behave Around Dogs

To prevent bites and serious injury

6/19/2006
Peanut Allergy Incidents Waning, But Still a Problem

Canadian study shows more education is needed

6/16/2006
Food-Allergic Teens Taking Dangerous Risks

Peer pressure spurs many to neglect medication, try hazardous foods, study finds

6/16/2006
Health Tip: If Your Baby's Skin Looks Yellow

Take her to the pediatrician

6/15/2006
Iron in Infant Formula May Raise Adult Parkinson's Risk

But the mouse study finding needs much more investigation, experts say

6/14/2006
Youngsters Endangered by Falling TVs

Kids can suffer serious injury when sets tumble, study finds

6/12/2006
Health Tip: Teaching Your Baby to Breast-Feed

A newborn may need a little help

6/9/2006
Holding Pattern Linked to Crybabies

Quieter infants get mid-range care, European study finds

6/9/2006
Teen Girls Feel Pressure to Have Unwanted Sex

Four out of 10 said they've complied with boyfriends' demands

6/8/2006
More U.S. Teens Are Shunning Risky Behaviors

But too many, especially Hispanics, report drug use and suicidal feelings, study finds

6/7/2006
Cereal Grains Not So Bad for Baby

Delaying their introduction until after six months boosts risk of wheat allergy, study finds

6/6/2006
Strict Parenting Can Produce Overweight Kids

Study questions the clean-your-plate-or-else approach

6/6/2006
Safety Seats Get Nod Over Belt Use Alone

Study showed 21% reduction in the risk of death for children in crashes