Parenting Health News

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12/16/2016
12/15/2016
12/14/2016
FDA Issues Anesthesia Warning for Pregnant Women, Kids Under 3

A long time under or repeated episodes of sedation may pose risk to developing brains, agency says

12/14/2016
Child Abuse Cases in Army Families May Be Under-Reported

Some kids 'are falling through the cracks of a broken system,' researcher says

12/13/2016
Drug Use by U.S. Teens Drops to All-Time Low

Use of tobacco and alcohol down significantly, too, federal report finds

12/12/2016
How to Ease the Pain of Infant Vaccinations

Three-pronged approach includes anesthetic cream, researchers say

12/12/2016
'Kangaroo Mother Care' May Improve Preemies' Lives Into Adulthood

Skin-to-skin nurturing linked to increased survival, better social and behavioral outcomes, study finds

12/9/2016
Health Tip: Help Kids Develop Healthy Ambition

Offer encouragement, but don't overdo it

12/8/2016
Teething Tips From Dental Specialists

Cool, but not frozen, items may ease your baby's discomfort

12/6/2016
Cigarettes Aren't Cool, California Teens Say

But kids still don't see nicotine as addictive and may opt for e-cigarettes instead

12/5/2016
Scientists Discover More Clues to Stuttering

MRI shows involvement of brain areas controlling speech, attention and emotion

11/30/2016
Health Tip: Build Your Child's Healthy Plate

Make sure the child has nutritious meals

11/29/2016
ATV Accidents Can Cause Serious Chest Injuries in Kids

Rollovers and heavier vehicles are some likely reasons why, study shows

11/28/2016
Pediatricians Can Help When Parents Divorce: Report

More than 1 million kids a year affected in the U.S., and doctors can ease the transition, group says

11/24/2016
Are Your Kids Thankful?

These tips from a child development expert will help you foster an everyday attitude of gratitude in your children

11/24/2016
Health Tip: Create a Safer Home for Kids With Seizures

For starters: secure padding to any object with sharp corners

11/23/2016
Keep Kids in Mind When Politics Intrude at Thanksgiving

Heated political discussions can frighten children, psychiatrists warn

11/23/2016
'Enthusiastic' Dads May Mean Less Troubled Kids: Study

A man's enjoyment, confidence in his role as father seemed even more important than time spent

11/23/2016
Health Tip: Make Brushing Teeth Fun

Try entertaining your child while brushing

11/22/2016
Violent Media Often Give Rise to Nightmares

Research also found viewing sexual content can lead to erotic dreams, but not as often

11/22/2016
11/21/2016
Troubled Preschoolers Not Getting Effective Treatment: Report

Pediatricians' group wants to expand access to family-based therapies

11/21/2016
TV Snack Ads Make Preschoolers Snack More: Study

This happened even with kids who weren't hungry, researchers found

11/21/2016
Earnings Fall After a Child's Cancer Diagnosis

Mothers more likely than fathers to stop working, study finds

11/21/2016
Teen 'Choking Game' Played Solo Points to Suicide Risks

Kids who tried this game alone were almost 5 times more likely to think of killing themselves, study finds

11/18/2016
Neighborhoods May Be Key to Teens' Mental Well-Being

When neighbors look out for others' kids, children have better emotional health, study finds

11/17/2016
Public Health Campaign Cut Consumption of Sugary Drinks

Soda sales fell 20 percent in Maryland county, study finds

11/16/2016
Safety Group Releases Annual Dangerous Toys List

Risks include choking and suffocation, as well as injuries from shooting toys

11/14/2016
Health Tip: Encourage Kids to Choose Good Friends

Suggestions for better relationships

11/14/2016
Fewer American Parents Are Spanking Their Kids

More are relying on timeouts to discipline children, study shows

11/11/2016
Blood Test May Someday Diagnose Concussion

Small study suggests markers in the blood might spot when brain injury has occurred

11/11/2016
Kids React Differently When a Beloved Pet Dies

Some want a new animal right away, while others feel they need to honor the memory

11/11/2016
How to Introduce Your Baby to Food Containing Peanuts

New guidelines coming soon from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

11/10/2016
Health Tip: When Sleep is Interrupted

What weary parents can do

11/8/2016
Parents Often Miss Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder in Kids

Signs may include nightmares, avoiding reminders of the trauma, feeling unsafe, researchers find

11/8/2016
E-Cigs Tied to More Frequent, Heavier Teen Tobacco Use

But vaping group contends the electronic devices lower smoking rates

11/8/2016
Health Tip: Safer Sleep for Baby

Here's what's recommended

11/7/2016
Childhood Cancer Survivors Living Longer But Not Always Better

Those treated in 1990s more likely to report pain and poor health as adults, researchers say

11/2/2016
Downside to Exercise for City Kids: More Pollution

Inhaling black carbon from traffic offsets benefits, environmental health specialist says

11/2/2016
Lazy Summer Days Mean Weight Gain for Young Kids

Children from kindergarten through second grade put on weight when school's out, study found

11/2/2016
11/1/2016
DNA May Influence Your Reproductive Decisions

Age of first childbirth involves more than just personal choice, study suggests

10/31/2016
Smartphones, Tablets Keep Kids Buzzing at Bedtime

Children with access to these devices don't get enough sleep, study finds

10/31/2016
10/28/2016
Health Tip: Dress Kids in Safe Costumes

Tips for a happier Halloween

10/27/2016
Kids With Gay or Lesbian Parents Do Just Fine: Study

Study finds no differences between children of gay, lesbian or heterosexual couples

10/26/2016
Parent-Led Autism Therapy Shows Lasting Benefits

Early intervention reduced symptom severity years later, study finds

10/26/2016
Health Tip: Pay Attention on Halloween

Safety tips for walking trick-or-treaters

10/25/2016
More Airline Injuries to Tots on Laps

Reported mishaps include falls and burns from spilled hot drinks, study finds

10/24/2016
Brain Changes Seen in Kids After One Season of Football

Not yet clear if those changes are lasting or meaningful