Parenting Health News

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7/1/2016
Family Key to Helping Teens Avoid Obesity

Good relationship with parents, especially between fathers and sons, fosters healthy habits, study finds

6/30/2016
Health Tip: Choosing the Right Potty Seat

Make sure your child feels comfortable

6/29/2016
Stay Alert for Child Drowning Dangers This Summer

More than half of victims are under 5, but older kids and teens still at risk

6/29/2016
Allergists: Daily Bath OK for Kids With Eczema

The key is immediately following tub time with moisturizer

6/29/2016
Not Kidding: Childless Couples Happier

Lack of standard paid leave in U.S. takes toll on parents' well-being, study finds

6/28/2016
Health Tip: Toddlers Should Get Vitamins From Diet

How to get what young children need

6/27/2016
Those Baby 'Milestones' May Have Longer-Term Importance

Early standing could signal better learning and memory skills in preschool years, research suggests

6/25/2016
Hovering Parents May Harm Kids

Study found too much pressure for good grades raised risk for anxiety, depression

6/23/2016
Guidelines Stop Heat Stroke Deaths in High School Athletes

Protocols help get students used to the heat during preseason practice

6/20/2016
Health Tip: Keep Kids Safe in a Bounce House

Make sure it's properly installed

6/16/2016
Baby Your Baby With Sunscreen

For starters, apply it at least 15 minutes before heading out, pediatrician advises

6/16/2016
Health Tip: Use Safety Belts Properly on Kids

When they've outgrown a booster, strap them in safely

6/15/2016
Pet Turtles Continue to Spread Salmonella

15 outbreaks in U.S. linked to the illegal reptiles

6/13/2016
Kids Gain From More 'Dad Time'

Pediatricians' report details the many benefits

6/13/2016
The Changing Face of Fatherhood

Kids' with involved dads reap big health rewards, according to new report.

6/13/2016
Childhood Sleep Guidelines Vary by Age

Right amount leads to better behavior, attention and memory, doctors say

6/11/2016
Essentials for Keeping Kids Safe This Summer

Expert shares tips for injury-free outdoor play

6/10/2016
Parents Often Using TVs, Tablets as 'Electronic Babysitters'

Study of 44 families found parent-child interaction rare during hours when preschoolers watched media

6/9/2016
Teen Smoking Down, E-Cigarette Use Up

CDC survey finds adolescents hear some health messages, but not all

6/9/2016
Health Tip: Recognizing Low Self-Esteem

Moodiness and making excuses are signs in children

6/9/2016
No Sex Please, I'm a Stressed New Mom

Study finds both partners struggle when mothers feel overwhelmed

6/8/2016
Parents: Stay Mum on Daughter's Weight

Girls who hear comments on size more likely to be overweight as adults, study finds

6/8/2016
Sound Sleep Elusive for Many Kids With ADHD

Those with the attention disorder sleep less, take longer to fall asleep at night, study finds

6/7/2016
Do Big Bottles Kickstart Infant Weight Issues?

Smaller baby bottles might help prevent early obesity in formula-fed infants, study suggests

6/6/2016
Pop Stars Often Hawk Unhealthy Foods to Kids: Study

Katy Perry, Justin Timberlake and others endorse sugary, less healthy fare, researchers say

6/4/2016
Overweight Kids Eat Only a Bit More Per Meal

Study finds difference is surprisingly small -- just 11 calories on average

6/3/2016
Health Tip: If Your Child Is Allergic to Dust

Suggestions for what to do at home

6/2/2016
'Hard' Tap Water Linked to Eczema in Babies

Skin condition seems more likely in areas with high mineral content in water, study finds

6/1/2016
Calling Your Kid 'Fat' Could Be Counterproductive

Mom and Dad often misjudge child's weight, studies find

5/31/2016
Baby's Early Walking May Mean Stronger Bones as Teen

Researchers say parents can help improve odds by practicing with toddlers at home

5/31/2016
Many Parents Ill-Informed About Kids' Asthma Meds

Only half surveyed knew what drugs were prescribed, how to use them

5/31/2016
Researchers Uncover Surprises About Celiac Disease

Immune condition most common among people descended from the Punjab region of India

5/31/2016
Money, Language Barriers Can Affect Kids' Brain Injury Care

Those on Medicaid have less access to necessary rehabilitation services, study says

5/31/2016
New Test Helps Identify Rare Genetic Diseases in Newborns

'Next-generation gene sequencing' could speed up the time to a diagnosis, study suggests

5/27/2016
Fewer Inhaled Steroids May Be OK for Asthmatic Children

Study suggests some kids don't need daily dosing, but one expert worries the strategy might have risks

5/26/2016
Fewer U.S. Kids Die From Abusive Head Trauma: CDC

Parent training helps prevent shaken baby syndrome, other forms of violence, experts agree

5/25/2016
'Fat Shaming' Begins in First Grade

Weight bias affects all aspects of obese kids' lives, researchers say

5/25/2016
Kids' Grades May Suffer When Families Move

The more times a family changed homes, the worse kids performed in math, reading, study found

5/25/2016
Health Tip: Swaddle Baby Safely

Don't wrap the infant too tight

5/24/2016
What Really Works to Help Baby Sleep

Two long-recommended methods seem effective and bring no psychological harm, study finds

5/23/2016
Whooping Cough Shot Safe for Pregnant Women

It also offers short-term protection to vulnerable newborns, researchers say

5/23/2016
At Least 1 Full-Time Nurse Per School, Pediatric Group Recommends

Children's health needs are increasingly complex, requiring more time and expert care

5/20/2016
Health Tip: Enjoy Screen-Free Fun With Your Preschooler

Activities to get creativity flowing

5/19/2016
Fatty Foods During Teen Years May Influence Later Breast Cancer Risk

Higher amounts of unhealthy fats tied to greater breast density, researchers suggest

5/18/2016
Giving Certain Foods Early May Cut Allergy Risk

Study supports turnaround in thinking about peanuts, eggs and milk

5/17/2016
Young Children With Sleep Apnea May Face Learning Difficulties: Study

Attention, memory and language development might be affected, researchers say

5/16/2016
Parents Often Don't Get Rid of Leftover Prescription Opioids

Pills in the home offer teens easy access, expert notes

5/16/2016
Working Moms and Breastfeeding

The number of hours a new mother works significantly affects her breastfeeding decisions, new study finds.

5/13/2016
More Children Accidently Poisoned by 'Essential Oils'

Tennessee poison center reports doubling of dangerous exposures since 2011, mostly in kids

5/13/2016
What Works -- And Doesn't -- to Manage Your Tot's Screen Time

Key points: setting regular schedules for media use, and stopping when it feels 'natural,' researchers say