Parenting Health News

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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

2/24/2017
Health Tip: Babysitter Safety

Make sure your sitter knows the basics

2/23/2017
Smart Kids Prone to Dumb Choices on Pot, Booze

In study, brainy students more likely to drink or try marijuana, but they did stay away from tobacco

2/22/2017
Headaches Often Strike Before Strokes in Kids: Study

But, brain attacks are still very rare in children

2/20/2017
Most Parents Don't Think They're Meeting Kids' Nutritional Needs

In national survey, only 1 of 3 respondents felt they're teaching healthy eating habits

2/20/2017
Kids' OD Risk Rises When Opioids Left Out at Home

Odds of overdose more than double if parent takes powerful narcotic instead of milder pain med, study finds

2/17/2017
Lingering Baby Weight? Don't Blame the Pregnancy

Researchers find weight gain speeds up a year after delivery, suggest motherhood might be the reason why

2/17/2017
'Love Hormone' Helps Dads and Babies Bond

Brain scans show distinct response when fathers gaze at their kids

2/16/2017
Hey Fellas, Depression Can Strike New Dads, Too

Men who are stressed or in poor health seem to be at special risk, study shows

2/15/2017
Teens May Go Hungry as Poorest Families Struggle to Feed Kids

Parents skip meals so children can eat, but youngest siblings get priority if there's not enough food

2/14/2017
Be Your Child's Valentine

The American Academy of Pediatrics offers tips for showing kids your love every day

2/13/2017
The Motherlode of 'Mother Love' Chemicals

Moms secrete more dopamine when watching their own babies, study finds

2/13/2017
Treating Anaphylaxis

The American Academy of Pediatrics stresses epinephrine is the recommended first choice treatment for anaphylaxis.

2/13/2017
Health Tip: Protect Kids in Cold Weather

Tips to preserve winter fun

2/13/2017
Needed: An 'Action Plan' for Kids Prone to Severe Allergic Reactions

First line of defense is an epinephrine auto-injector, pediatricians say

2/10/2017
Air Pollution May Raise Risk of Type 2 Diabetes

Study of obese Hispanic children suggests smog might boost chances of developing the blood sugar disorder

2/10/2017
Winning the Veggie Wars With Kids

Nutritionist offers advice on getting children to eat healthier fare

2/10/2017
Education and Parenting Style

Children exposed to a harsh parenting style may experience educational and peer problems, study finds.

2/10/2017
College Students Seem to Take Longer to Recover From Concussion

Average is 1-2 weeks, but study found some kids needed more than 3 weeks to get better

2/9/2017
8 Ways to Help Kids Dodge Germs

Boosting your child's immune system lets them stay in cold- and flu-fighting shape

2/8/2017
E-Cigs May Be 'Bridge' to Teens' Tobacco Use

'Vapers' seem much more likely to give real smokes a try, study finds

2/8/2017
Harsh Parenting Can Backfire With Bad Behavior From Teens

Early sex, stealing and dropping out of school are some of the consequences, study contends

2/2/2017
Laundry Detergent Pods Linked to Eye Burn Danger in Kids

Nearly 500 such injuries occurred in 2015, study reports

2/2/2017
Most U.S. Adults Support Routine Child Vaccine

Survey finds 80 percent have positive view of the shot against measles, mumps and rubella

2/1/2017
Parents of Kids With Heart Defects Face PTSD Risk: Study

They're also more likely to suffer depression, anxiety -- and new moms particularly vulnerable

2/1/2017
Health Tip: Why Are Baby Teeth Important?

And shouldn't be neglected

1/31/2017
Health Tip: Keep Kids Healthy During Winter

Suggestions for colder weather

1/30/2017
Teach Your Kids to Use Media in Healthy Ways

Even toddlers can benefit from educational TV and apps, pediatricians say

1/30/2017
1/27/2017
1/26/2017
1/24/2017
Pediatricians Say No to Wearable Smartphone Baby Monitors

Sensors in infant clothing that track 'vitals' can cause unnecessary alarm, report says

1/23/2017
When College Kids Surf the Web in Class, Grades Fall

Study finds the habit hurts academics, and supports the notion of leaving laptops at home

1/23/2017
E-Cigarettes Not a Smoking Deterrent for Kids

Study finds 'vaping' might lead teens who would've never smoked to try nicotine

1/20/2017
Stress May Explain Digestive Issues in Kids With Autism

Elevated stress hormone levels linked to stomach problems among these children, researchers say

1/17/2017
For a Colicky Baby, You Might Give Acupuncture a Try

Treatment with 1 to 5 needles might stop the excessive crying, Swedish researchers say

1/16/2017
Parents Have Mixed Views on When to Keep Sick Kids Out of School

Most agree those with diarrhea should stay home, but about half would send a child who had thrown up

1/14/2017
Pediatricians Offer Heads-Up for Preventing Soccer Injuries

Sprains and strains are common on the field

1/13/2017
Head for the Hills With Sled Safety in Mind

Kids at higher risk for head and neck injuries while sledding, safety experts warn

1/12/2017
Most of Canada's Packaged Foods, Drinks Have Added Sugars

Even so-called 'healthy' options and baby foods were laden with the sweet stuff, study finds

1/12/2017
1/10/2017
Kids' Care May Suffer When Parents Clash With Medical Staff

Doctors, nurses made worse decisions when confronted by 'an angry mother,' study finds

1/10/2017
Poverty's Impact on a Child's Mental Health

Poor kids more likely to grow up feeling powerless and behaving aggressively, study shows

1/4/2017
Flameless Candle Batteries Pose Risk to Kids

If swallowed, serious damage can occur in just 2 hours, poison center expert says

1/3/2017
Can Parents' Weight Hinder Toddlers' Development?

Study links -- but doesn't prove -- Moms', Dads' obesity tied to delayed social and problem-solving skills