Parenting Health News

Date Posted
Article Title
6/5/2006
False Positives on Newborns' Disease Tests Worry Parents

Stress lingers even after test results are refuted, study finds

6/1/2006
Fewer Young American Teens Drinking

30-year study shows a decline, but underage drinking still prevalent

6/1/2006
5/31/2006
Education Linked to Better Fathers: Study

U.S. data shows trend between education and time spent with kids

5/31/2006
Be On Guard Against Dog Bites

Experts offer tips that could prevent serious injury

5/31/2006
Parents Key to Helping Kids Cope with Violence

The right approach eases stress in tough neighborhoods, study finds

5/31/2006
Health Tip: Treating Baby's Diaper Rash

Watch for signs of infection

5/30/2006
Poorer Kids With Juvenile Arthritis Fare Worse

In study, lower family income meant lower quality of life

5/30/2006
Scientists Probe Secrets of Kids' TV

Characters that make eye contact with toddlers help them learn, study finds

5/30/2006
Health Tip: Lack of Vitamin D Can Cause Rickets

Make sure your child gets enough

5/26/2006
Child-Care Workers Won't Replace Mom

In British-German study, kids bonded more firmly to mothers

5/26/2006
Depressed Boys More Likely to Smoke as Adults

It may be a form of self-medicating, researchers suggest

5/25/2006
For Kids, One Cigarette Is All It Takes

Those who smoke only once are twice as likely to make it a habit, study finds

5/24/2006
Health Tip: Does Your Child Need Stitches?

Suggestions on when to take your kid to the doctor

5/23/2006
Poverty Increases Teens' Risk of Overweight

Sweetened beverages, inactivity and skipping breakfast cited as major factors

5/22/2006
Health Tip: Soothing a Bee Sting

Calm your child first

5/19/2006
A Good Coach Stresses Safety First

Proper equipment, conditioning should be part of the ground rules, experts say

5/19/2006
Some Sports Parents Are 'Out of Bounds'

Their 'enthusiasm' can damage a child's development, study says

5/19/2006
Hypertension in Teens Predicts Adult Heart Woes

Left unchecked, blood pressure rises 7 percent per year, study finds

5/17/2006
Newborn Hearing Tests Keep Kids' Language Skills on Track

Screening spots problems early, so they can be overcome, study finds

5/14/2006
Bullying Keeps Overweight Kids From Exercise

It's an overlooked barrier to helping children get healthier, study finds

5/12/2006
Many U.S. Pediatricians Fail to Screen for Autism

Study found that just 8 percent regularly did so

5/12/2006
Infants Exposed to Smoking at Risk of Lung Cancer

Forty-seven percent of babies had a carcinogen in their urine, study found

5/11/2006
Health Tip: Getting Rid of Head Lice

A common problem for school-age children

5/10/2006
5/8/2006
Health Tip: Swimming Safety

Prevent accidents around the pool

5/4/2006
Autism Affects 1 in 175 U.S. Children

Most parents say the disorder brings major challenges, federal study finds

5/4/2006
Parents Hold the Key to Child's Healthy Weight

High self-esteem and healthy eating habits keep obesity away, experts say

5/3/2006
Teens Often Recant 'Virginity Pledges'

Are these vows effective? New study suggests it's hard to tell

5/3/2006
Health Tip: Tubes May Help Frequent Ear Infections

A surgical alternative if other options fail

5/3/2006
5/2/2006
Mom's Mental Health Woes Can Pass to Kids

Research shows higher rates of ADHD, other troubles, in children of ill or abused mothers

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