Parenting Health News

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3/7/2006
Low-Cal Drinks Help Teens Stay Trim

Switching from high-calorie beverages makes big difference, study suggests

3/6/2006
Pediatric End-of-Life Care Lacking

Parents recommend six areas of importance, reports study

3/6/2006
Don't Blame TV for ADHD Symptoms

Research finds kindergarteners exposed to TV no more likely to develop the disorder

3/6/2006
Postpone Family Dog Until Kids Are School-Age: Experts

Study finds the bulk of bites occur among infants, toddlers

2/27/2006
Eye Damage Might Not Signal Child Abuse

Contrary to conventional wisdom, retinal hemorrhage has many causes, study finds

2/27/2006
Health Tip: Thumb Sucking Can Cause Long-Term Problems

May affect tooth and jaw alignment

2/24/2006
Child Care Needs Keep Poor Addicts From Treatment

The problem is especially tough among the homeless, study finds

2/24/2006
Health Tip: When Cleaning Fluffy's Litter Box

Take precautions to avoid toxoplasmosis

2/22/2006
If Your Child is Especially Short

There may be a growth hormone deficiency

2/16/2006
More Girls Are Taking Up Smoking

Global survey suggests growing acceptance of tobacco use

2/16/2006
2/16/2006
Kids Can Be Key to Emergency Stroke Care

Educating them on the warning signs could save lives, researchers say

2/15/2006
Health Tip: No Nos While You're Breast-Feeding

Lifestyle choices can affect your baby

2/15/2006
Morphine Eases Procedure-Linked Pain for Newborns

Babies exhibited fewer signs of discomfort during needle insertion, study found

2/14/2006
2/13/2006
Valentine's Day Not for Lovers Only

It's a good time to show affection toward children, experts advise

2/13/2006
Vaccine Approved to Protect Children From Rotavirus

Prevents leading cause of diarrhea in kids

2/10/2006
Parents' Fighting Has Long-Term Impact on Kids

Studies show they don't 'get used to it' with time

2/9/2006
Parents, Vending Machines Can Hamper Good School Nutrition

A number of hidden factors make it tough to eat right on campus, study finds

2/8/2006
Program Gets Teens Off the Couch

Doctor-guided initiative increased exercise rates and improved diet

2/8/2006
Limited Access to Exercise Facilities Fueling Childhood Obesity Epidemic

It's a particular problem in low-income areas, new research suggests

2/7/2006
Body Checking Hits Young Hockey Players Hard

High injury risk suggests it should be banned for those under 14, researchers say

2/7/2006
Low-Birth-Weight Babies Become Successful Adults

Many complete schooling, find jobs and get married, study finds

2/7/2006
Ill-Fitting Masks Hamper Child Asthma Care

In some cases, almost no inhaled medication gets through, study finds

2/7/2006
Give Kids Dairy 3 Times a Day, Experts Advise

Milk products strengthen bones for a lifetime

2/6/2006
Health Tip: Prevent Bath Water Burns

How to keep your child safe

2/6/2006
Parents Heed Hype on Flu Shots

As news coverage increased during 2003-2004 season, so did flu shot rates, study finds

2/6/2006
Parents' Views on Violence Guide Child's Behavior

Those who spank or support 'fighting back' often raise kids who fight, study found

2/6/2006
Health Tip: Protect Your Eyes From the Sun

Exposure can cause corneal sunburn

2/5/2006
The ABCs of a Healthy Cold and Flu Season

Parents should encourage good habits, such as proper nutrition and plenty of sleep

2/2/2006
Gene Variant Raises SIDS Risk for Black American Infants

Babies with two copies of the gene are 24 times more likely to die from SIDS, researchers say

2/1/2006
Gas Stoves a Wheezing Hazard for Asthmatic Kids

The problem seems largely limited to children in multi-family dwellings, researchers say

1/30/2006
Drops Better than Pills for Chronic Ear Infections

More effective at drying out ears, study finds

1/30/2006
Ice Skating Injuries a Slippery Problem

Slick surface means hands aren't useful in breaking falls, study shows

1/26/2006
Treatment for Childhood Disorder Brings Sleep Dangers

Growth hormones raise sleep apnea risks in children with Prader-Willi syndrome, study finds

1/22/2006
Building Self-Esteem One Lap at a Time

Program sets pre-teen girls on the path to confidence

1/21/2006
Snowmobiles Pose Risks for Children

Head and bone injuries, cuts are typical injuries, study finds

1/19/2006
Study Compares Kids' Asthma Drugs

Inhaled corticosteroids provide more symptom control than a second class of drugs

1/18/2006
Sleeping on Sofa a Risk Factor for SIDS

Number of infant deaths linked to the practice is rising, study finds

1/15/2006
Flavored Cigarettes: The Next Battleground

Critics say the smokes are designed for youngsters; big tobacco denies the charge

1/13/2006
Most Parents Unaware of Common Infant Virus

RSV is leading cause of infant hospitalization

1/13/2006
Children Poisoned by Medications a Common Cause of ER Visits

Most of these events are avoidable, experts say

1/13/2006
Not Music to Your Ears

Cranked-up iPods could bring hearing loss, experts warn

1/11/2006
Health Tip: Using a Rectal Thermometer

It's preferred for babies younger than 3 months

1/11/2006
Health Tip: Cross the Street Safely

Teach children to look before they cross

1/10/2006
Health Tip: Help Curb Teenage Drinking

Don't be afraid to talk about it

1/9/2006
Health Tip: When Your Child Becomes Aggressive

Talk about what's bothering him

1/8/2006
Tough Love for Tiny Teeth

Neglecting your child's baby teeth can cause problems with permanent teeth, experts say

1/6/2006
Health Tip: Avoid Driveway Accidents

Never leave keys in the ignition

1/5/2006