Parenting Health News

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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

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