Parenting Health News

Date Posted
Article Title
4/4/2005
U.S. Parents Exposing Children to Cigarette Smoke

Forty percent allow smoking around kids in the family home

4/4/2005
Education Effort Reduces Shaken Baby Syndrome Risk

Hospital-based intervention linked to nearly 50 percent decline

4/4/2005
Too Much Tube Time Can Turn Kids Into Bullies

Study finds a connection in children as young as 4

4/4/2005
Health Tip: Bipolar Disorder in Children

Therapeutic techniques for parents

4/1/2005
Health Tip: Day Care Diseases

Help your child avoid them

3/30/2005
Health Tip: Child Safety Seats

Basics for your toddler

3/25/2005
Great Moms Pass Parenting Skills to Daughters

Study finds no such relationship for dads, however

3/25/2005
Quality Time Most Important for Babies

New study good news for working moms with infants

3/23/2005
Death of a Child Linked to Emotional Breakdown

Study finds parents' loss increases chances of hospitalization

3/21/2005
Rubella No Longer a Threat in the U.S.

Federal health officials say vaccination has virtually eradicated German measles

3/18/2005
Household Mold Doubles Child's Asthma Risk

More evidence moldy homes harm developing immune systems

3/17/2005
More Frequent Policing Cuts Booze Sales to Minors

Effects of one-time police visits to bars, stores wear off over time, study finds

3/17/2005
ADHD Treatment Improves Teens' Grades, Confidence

Survey of parents and affected teens suggests drugs, counseling help

3/17/2005
Health Tip: Bird Flu Is Nothing To Sneeze At

Be careful when traveling to affected areas

3/17/2005
Health Tip: Baby Bottle Tooth Decay

A bottle in bed is no-no

3/16/2005
American Youngsters Yawning Through Class

Sleep deprivation common among fifth-graders, study finds

3/14/2005
Health Tip: Are You an Alcoholic?

This quiz may provide some insight

3/10/2005
Pet Turtles Blamed for Salmonella Infections

Despite federal ban, officials fear cases may be on the rise

3/10/2005
3/9/2005
Inner-City Asthma Risk Varies by Location

Type of home also influences child's risk, study found

3/9/2005
Witnessing Violence Can Harm Child's Body, Mind

Traumatized kids have higher rates of asthma, gastro and other problems, study finds

3/8/2005
Many U.S. Children Don't Get Vaccinated on Time

Even brief delays put them at risk of disease, study finds

3/4/2005
Health Tip: Keep Your Gums Healthy

Brush and floss regularly

3/4/2005
Health Tip: Kids Get Headaches, Too

Suggestions to prevent migraines

3/3/2005
Spit Test Predicts Tots' Tooth Troubles

New saliva-based screen assesses long-term cavity risk

3/3/2005
Virtual Reality Lets Children Escape Pain

Taking a break from reality eases burn treatment, study finds

2/24/2005
Health Tip: Playground Safety

Take these precautions

2/24/2005
2/22/2005
When It Comes to Kids' Ear Infections, Hold the Antibiotics

Reach for a pain reliever, at least initially, experts now say

2/22/2005
Health Tip: Deadly Secondhand Smoke

Children are not immune

2/17/2005
Suicide Risk from Antidepressants Remains Unclear

Studies conflict on degree of danger SSRIs pose for youth

2/16/2005
Health Tip: Preventing Cataracts in Children

Never too early to wear sunglasses

2/16/2005
Asthma Pill Cuts Intermittent Flare-ups in Kids

Singulair reduced exacerbations caused by infections, need for corticosteroids

2/11/2005
Timely Tips for Teens and Their Teeth

Experts say too many teens neglect their smile

2/10/2005
Babies Learn Words Long Before Speaking

In study, 9-month-olds correctly matched up words with pictures

2/10/2005
Mouse Allergen Ups Asthma Risk in Inner-City Homes

High levels of allergen in 84 percent of kids' bedrooms, study finds

2/8/2005
Depressed Moms Raise Risk for Kids' Behavioral Woes

Depression during toddler years linked to antisocial tendencies

2/8/2005
Health Tip: Detecting Ear Infections in Children

Stop, look and listen for these signals

2/7/2005
Focus on Boys' Height May Miss Illness in Girls

Doctors see twice as many short-statured boys as girls, study finds

2/7/2005
Sweet Gene Steers Kids Away From Vegetables

Bitter-tasting foods a tough, but necessary, sell for these youngsters

2/3/2005
Friday Means Free Dental Care for Needy Kids

ADA's 'Give Kids A Smile' day involves dentists nationwide

1/28/2005
Parents' Smoking Can Kill Children Years Later

Secondhand smoke in home linked to adult lung cancer

1/27/2005
1/21/2005
Maternal Study Finds Small Divide Between Adults, Teens

Younger moms focus more on basic needs with babies, study finds

1/19/2005
Health Tip: Brush Your Baby's Teeth

Suggestions to help infants and older toddlers

1/18/2005
Collaborative Care Helps Combat Teen Depression

New approach led to more mental health care and less severe symptoms, study finds

1/18/2005
Treating Sleep Apnea in Children Improves Behavioral Problems

Tonsillectomy and adenoidectomy provided significant benefits, study finds

1/14/2005
High Blood Pressure: The New Childhood Scourge

Overweight kids face risk of heart disease as adults

1/12/2005
Health Tip: Safe Cleaning

Household chemicals can be deadly to kids, pets

1/5/2005
Doctors Criticized For Way They Deliver Down Syndrome Diagnosis

Some mothers call physicians insensitive when breaking the news, survey finds