Parenting Health News

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4/11/2017
1 in 3 Teens With Autism Licensed to Drive, Study Finds

Pediatricians suggest discussing adolescent's capabilities with doctor first

4/11/2017
'Video Feedback' Program Might Help Treat Autism in Babies

Therapists help parents learn and better react to their infants' communication style

4/10/2017
Health Tip: Transitioning Toddlers to One Nap

Suggestions to make it easier

4/9/2017
How to Protect Your Child From Accidental Poisoning

Kids under 6 account for 1 million calls to U.S. poison control centers a year

4/6/2017
Health Tip: Is Your Child Sleeping Enough?

Signs of insufficient shuteye

4/4/2017
Health Tip: Poison-Proof Your Bathroom

And help protect children

3/31/2017
Sexual Abuse May Cause Early Puberty in Girls: Study

Premature changes can have lasting effects, such as depression, higher risk of some cancers, study says

3/31/2017
Is Your TV Making You Fat?

People who eat home-cooked meals and don't watch TV while eating less likely to be obese, study finds

3/31/2017
Parents of Kids With Autism May Sacrifice 'Couples Time'

They report less closeness, fewer positive interactions, but no increase in negative behaviors toward one another

3/30/2017
Parents' Pot Use a Tricky Topic When It Comes to Their Kids

Pediatrician explains that marijuana affects a child's developing brain differently than an adult brain

3/27/2017
Breast-Feeding May Not Lead to Smarter Preschoolers

But study suggests that children who were nursed may be less hyperactive at age 3

3/24/2017
3/24/2017
3/23/2017
Scientists Spot Gene for Rare Disorder Causing Deafness, Blindness

Child must inherit genetic mutation from two deaf parents, researchers said

3/23/2017
Older Mothers May Raise Better-Behaved Kids, Study Suggests

Tendency of moms to mellow with age may play role in children having fewer social, emotional problems

3/23/2017
Fruit Juice for Kids: A Serving a Day OK

Review of studies finds 1 glass of 100-percent juice a day not linked with weight gain

3/23/2017
Health Tip: Check Your Child's Temperature

Suggestions based on the child's age

3/22/2017
Foods Labeled 'Healthy' May Hide Unhealthy Secrets

Low-fat foods may be filled with sugar, study finds

3/22/2017
'Heads Up' Football Program Tackles Concussion Danger in Kids

Players learn safer moves, reducing head injury rate and recovery time, study suggests

3/22/2017
Health Tip: Choosing a Baby Carrier

Make sure it includes these features

3/21/2017
Autism Greatly Boosts Kids' Injury Risk, Especially for Drowning

Swimming lessons are essential -- even before other therapies, researcher says

3/20/2017
Parents Don't Always Head to Child's Doctor When Illness Strikes

Poll says many would turn to urgent care centers, thinking it's faster than seeing usual physician

3/20/2017
Fewer U.S. Kids Overdosing on Opioids

But suicides involving these drugs are up more than 50 percent, study finds

3/17/2017
Injury Risk May Rise When Kids Play Just One Sport

Those under 12 shouldn't specialize in any one activity, researchers say

3/17/2017
3/17/2017
Health Tip: Prepare Homemade Baby Food

Follow these safety guidelines

3/16/2017
For 'Preemies,' Human Touch May Be a Brain Booster

Diminished response seen in premature infants who spend weeks in the hospital, study finds

3/16/2017
Savvy Marketing Gets Schoolkids to Eat Their Greens

Signs throughout school, on school's website made students 3 times more likely to use the salad bar

3/15/2017
Obese Moms May Fail to Spot Obesity in Their Own Kids

Finding may reflect shifting attitudes about how much weight is too much, researcher suggests

3/15/2017
Health Tip: Promote Peace in a Shared Bedroom

How to help kids work it out

3/15/2017
Poor Sleep in Preschool Years Could Mean Behavior Troubles Later

Establishing regular bedtime early on may pay dividends in elementary school, study suggests

3/14/2017
Too Much Screen Time May Raise Kids' Diabetes Risk

Study finds 3-plus hours each day linked to increased body fat and insulin resistance

3/14/2017
Parenthood an Elixir for Longevity?

Study found link, but researchers can't say for sure why

3/13/2017
Refugees Deserve Health Care, Compassion, U.S. Pediatricians Say

New policy statement urges government to keep families together, not place kids in detention centers

3/13/2017
Health Tip: Help Kids Maintain Healthy Cholesterol

Foods to eat, and those to avoid

3/13/2017
'Synthetic Pot' Tied to Risky Sex, Violence and Drug Abuse in Teens

Product has unpredictable, potentially dangerous effects, doctors warn

3/10/2017
Health Tip: Washing Baby Bottles

Suggestions to protect your infant

3/9/2017
3/8/2017
Violent Video Games May Not 'Desensitize' Players, Brain Scans Suggest

In small study, frequent players had empathetic responses similar to those who don't play much

3/8/2017
3/7/2017
Health Tip: Make Sure Kids' Shoes Fit Well

Helpful shopping suggestions

3/6/2017
Secondhand Smoke Linked to Food Allergies in Kids

Passive exposure tied to more egg and peanut sensitivity in study

3/6/2017
Disabled Kids at Higher Risk of Abuse, Study Finds

Certain conditions linked to greater odds for neglect, bullying

2/28/2017
Concussions More Likely in Female Athletes

Why remains unclear, researchers say

2/28/2017
Do Early Dental Visits Really Prevent Kids' Cavities?

Study found preventive care didn't help Medicaid toddlers in one state, but more research is needed

2/28/2017
Kids Should Be Screened for Lazy Eye by Age 5

Waiting later could lead to permanent vision problems, U.S. panel says

2/28/2017
Health Tip: Encouraging Picky Eaters

Suggestions to cope with their behavior

2/27/2017
Motherhood and Sleep

Are women with children in the house more sleep deprived than men with kids?

2/27/2017
Kids Mean Less Shuteye for Mom, While Dad Slumbers On

Study finds big differences in how youngsters affect parents' sleep

2/27/2017
As Pot Legalization Advances, Pediatricians Warn of Dangers

Marijuana isn't benign, child health experts contend