Parenting Health News

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10/5/2016
Health Tip: When Your Child Rides With Someone Else

Suggestions to keep the youngster safe

10/5/2016
Many Parents Think a Flu Shot Is Unnecessary

Study reveals other reasons for not getting kids vaccinated

10/4/2016
Pre-K Program Helps Low-Income Kids Succeed in School

Family-centered intervention counters stresses of poverty, researchers say

10/3/2016
Health Tip: Using Meds for Kids

Make sure you know possible side effects

10/1/2016
Scare Up Some Halloween Safety

Teach kids not to look at phone while walking, and to make eye contact with drivers when crossing street

9/30/2016
A Doctor's Words Key to Whether Child Gets HPV Vaccine

Parents most receptive to messages about the shot's effectiveness, safety and the cancers it prevents, study finds

9/28/2016
Health Tip: Let Kids Make Breakfast

Here are some healthy options

9/26/2016
Eliminate Sweetened Drinks, Cut Kids' Sugar Intake

Average U.S. child consumes about 80 grams daily, nutritionist says, putting health at risk

9/26/2016
9/23/2016
Gardening May Give Kids' Diets a Boost

Those who gardened ate more fruits, veggies by the time they were in college, study shows

9/23/2016
Tips for Avoiding Back-to-School Germs, Illnesses

If kids do get sick, make sure they're fever-free for 24 hours before returning to class

9/23/2016
9/22/2016
Smoking Losing Its Cool With Kids, CDC Says

Fewer teens are smoking or showing interest in cigarettes and cigars, but e-cigs a concern

9/22/2016
Health Tip: Kids Should Learn Microwave Safety

Here's what they need to know

9/21/2016
Cat Scratch Can Sometimes Lead to Serious Illness: CDC

But there's no need to banish your feline friend -- just send fleas packing instead

9/21/2016
Why the Teen Years May Not Be Lean Years

Adolescents burn about 450 fewer calories daily than 10-year-olds, study finds

9/20/2016
Obese Kids Have Different Germs in Their Gut

Targeting specific types of bacteria might one day help treat childhood obesity, research suggests

9/20/2016
Close Bond Between Kids, Parents Has Long-Term Health Benefits

Childhood mistreatment offsets the advantages of growing up in a well-off home, research shows

9/19/2016
Healthy Diet May Be Key to Kids' Reading Skills

More fruits, vegetables, fish and whole grains linked to higher test scores in study

9/19/2016
2 of 3 Parents Want Schools to Expand Health Education

Survey shows many want kids to be taught about managing stress, depression and bullying

9/19/2016
'Baby-Led' Weaning Doesn't Raise Choking Risk: Study

But only give softened 'finger foods' to infants and watch them while they eat, researcher says

9/19/2016
Suicide Can Strike Children as Young as 5: Study

Overall numbers are low, but researchers say prevention efforts are needed

9/17/2016
Not All Dogs Are Man's (or Kids') Best Friend

Study suggests young children need to be told they shouldn't approach a scared dog

9/16/2016
Kids With Bipolar Disorder More Likely to Abuse Drugs, Alcohol: Study

And those who also have conduct disorder seem to face an even greater risk

9/16/2016
Parents' Use of Outdated Advice May Slow Concussion Recovery

Once-recommended practices such as waking a sleeping child for periodic checks can delay healing, expert says

9/16/2016
For Kids Playing Pokemon Go, Catch These Safety Tips

Pediatrics group praises physical activity but warns game could be a dangerous distraction

9/15/2016
9/14/2016
Food Allergies Linked to Raised Risk of Asthma, Hay Fever

Odds rise even higher when kids have more than one food allergy, researchers say

9/14/2016
Gel Antibiotic: An Easier Ear Infection Treatment Someday?

One-time application was highly effective in animal trials, but more study needed, researchers say

9/13/2016
Smokers' Perceptions May Play Role in Addiction

They were more affected by nicotine when they thought it was present in a cigarette, study showed

9/12/2016
Heart Docs: Never Expose Kids to Cigarette Smoke

Secondhand smoke can raise children's risk of heart disease, premature death

9/12/2016
Rate of Youth Soccer Injuries More Than Doubled in 25 Years

Concussion rate jumped almost 1,600 percent in same time period, study found

9/10/2016
Play to Win When It Comes to Kids and Sports Pain

Take injuries seriously, and if no improvement in a few days, see a doctor, specialist says

9/9/2016
New 'Superlice' Resist Most Over-the-Counter Remedies

But prescription medications can still send the parasites packing

9/5/2016
Coping With College Stress

Parents can help make the transition easier for new students

9/2/2016
Doctors' Decision-Making Tool Could Cut Unnecessary Antibiotic Use

A drop of about 10 percent is possible, study authors suggest

9/1/2016
Parents' Psychiatric Issues May Adversely Affect Some Children

History of antisocial disorder, suicide attempt or marijuana abuse showed the most effect, study authors say

9/1/2016
Laser Pointers Can Cause Serious Eye Damage in Kids

Although uncommon, vision impairment from these devices can be permanent, study reports

8/30/2016
Depression Diagnosis and Treatment

Many adults diagnosed with mental illness are not receiving treatment, study finds.

8/29/2016
Risks Spike If Young Athletes Specialize Too Soon

Pediatricians' group suggests kids play multiple sports

8/29/2016
Childhood Vaccines

The number of parents refusing or delaying vaccines on the rise, study finds.

8/26/2016
Teach Your Kids to Pick, Prepare and Pack Their School Lunch

Getting them involved boosts the odds they will actually eat it, experts say

8/26/2016
Health Tip: Make Sure Kids' Shoes Fit Well

Suggestions to keep their feet happy

8/25/2016
Music Therapy Helps Preemie Babies Thrive

Mom's singing helps stabilize infant breathing

8/25/2016
Health Tip: Help Kids Get Enough Exercise

Make sure they're meeting these guidelines

8/23/2016
Young Football Players Tackle Greatest Concussion Risk at Practice

But experts disagree about whether certain collision drills should be curtailed

8/22/2016
Truth or Fib? When Kids Say They're Too Sick for School

An expert's advice on when to keep your child home

8/22/2016
TV Ratings for Parents Let Violence, Drinking Slip Through

Industry guidelines often misleading, study finds

8/22/2016
To Keep Teens Slim, Focus on Health not Weight

New American Academy of Pediatrics guidelines cover preventing obesity and eating disorders

8/22/2016