Parenting Health News

Date Posted
Article Title
10/12/2005
Childhood Stress May Cause Memory Problems Later in Life

Study with rats focused on abuse or neglect of babies

10/10/2005
Pacifier Use May Help Prevent SIDS

This and other recommendations included in new SIDS guidelines

10/10/2005
Health Tip: Storing Your Pesticides

Follow directions on the label

10/10/2005
Health Tip: Take Halloween Precautions

Inspect candy thoroughly

10/7/2005
10/6/2005
A Parent's Stroke Often Affects Children

Behavioral problems, depression can be common reactions, study finds

10/4/2005
Health Tip: Preventing Sibling Rivalry

Make the older child feel loved

10/4/2005
Health Tip: Does Your Child Have Scoliosis?

Here are some warning signs

10/3/2005
Amoxicillin May Damage Infants' Teeth

But the researchers stress finding is preliminary, more study needed

10/3/2005
TV Time Disrupts Tots' Sleep

New study supports guidelines limiting young children's tube time

10/3/2005
More American Kids Eating Deep-Fried Fast Foods

Numbers doubled in just three years, one study found

9/30/2005
Groups Offer Parents Info on Teen Cough Medicine Abuse

The free brochures will outline the warning signs and where to go for help

9/26/2005
Health Tip: Cap Your Child's Soda Habit

Consider less sugary alternatives

9/26/2005
Health Tip: Is Your Teen Drinking?

Signs of alcohol abuse

9/22/2005
Schools Still Offer Too Much Junk Food: Report

Although some states are doing better than others, federal review finds

9/19/2005
Moms' View on Family Meal Influences Kids' Weight

Families that eat together may stay slim together, study finds

9/15/2005
Health Tip: If Your Child's Sinuses Are Blocked

Seek treatment to avoid an infection

9/13/2005
Health Tip: Treating Iron Deficiency Anemia

Mix iron pill with juice to make it taste better

9/13/2005
It All Adds Up for Kindergarteners

Arithmetic seems to be innate for 5-year-olds, study suggests

9/12/2005
Even Minimal Counseling Can Change Kids' Eating Habits

Study showed children ate less fat, salt, after just five sessions

9/8/2005
Health Tip: When Your Glands Are Swollen

You could have an infection

9/7/2005
Helping Kids Reset Summer's Sleep Clock

For many, back-to-school means a whole new wake-up time

9/7/2005
9/6/2005
Two-Year-Olds Mimic Parents' Smoking, Drinking

In pretend-shopping, some kids even picked out cigarette brands, study found

9/6/2005
Well Water a Danger to Infants

Formula can be tainted with nitrates, linked to blood illness, experts say

9/1/2005
Health Tip: When Your Children Are Grieving

Signs that they may need professional help

8/31/2005
Health Tip: Don't Smoke Near Your Kids

Second-hand smoke is harmful

8/30/2005
8/30/2005
Health Tip: Prevent Diaper Rash

Zinc oxide ointment should do the trick

8/26/2005
Youth Is No Shield Against Sport Injuries

As more kids play competitive sports, care must be taken to ensure safety, experts say

8/25/2005
Having Children Nearby Helps Widowed Elderly

But bereaved parents need their independence, too, study finds

8/25/2005
Health Tip: The Impact of Divorce on Your Children

Don't involve them in parental disputes

8/23/2005
8/21/2005
Severe Allergies Bring Back-to-School Dangers

Here are tips on helping children stay safe

8/19/2005
Violent Video Games Spur Aggression in Kids

Review of studies finds strong short-term effects, especially in boys

8/19/2005
Health Tip: When to Change a Toothbrush

Every three months, or after an illness

8/18/2005
Study: Newborn Hearing Tests Effective

The screen is already mandatory in 32 states

8/18/2005
Parents Have a Place in Child Psychotherapy

Family-linked treatments can fight a wide range of troubles, review finds

8/18/2005
Health Tip: Safe Use of Baby Strollers

Always use the restraints

8/17/2005
Obesity Runs in the Family

Home environment a strong predictor of childhood overweight, study finds

8/17/2005
Walk to School Gets Kids Moving

It boosted exercise rates throughout the day, study found

8/16/2005
Fetal Alcohol Exposure May Cause Lasting Harm

Study found intellectual deficits in affected 7-year-olds

8/16/2005
Health Tip: Tongue Piercing Has Its Risks

Including risk of infection

8/13/2005
School Backpacks Can Be a Real Pain

Expert offers tips on sparing kids' spines

8/12/2005
Liquid Detergent Tablets a Danger to Kids

Sold in Europe, they can burst and splash into eyes

8/12/2005
Health Tip: Reduce Your Child's Risk of Choking

Don't let him run with food in his mouth

8/12/2005
Back to School, Back to Germs

Survey of U.S. teachers finds classrooms crawling with infectious 'bugs'

8/11/2005
Back to School, Back to Germs

Survey of U.S. teachers finds classrooms crawling with infectious 'bugs'

8/11/2005
Puberty Comes Sooner for Overweight Girls

But new study rules out early period's link to adult obesity

8/11/2005
Custody Rulings Often Ignore History of Domestic Violence

Doing so can put children in danger, researchers warn