Parenting Health News

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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

1/3/2017
12/29/2016
Disabled Children Face Bullying Throughout School Years

More must be done to teach them how to respond to aggression, researcher says

12/28/2016
Health Tip: Watch Salt in Kids' Diets

Here's what the Heart Association suggests

12/27/2016
U.S. Families Spend 1.5 Billion Hours Yearly on Kids With Special Health Needs

Care provided by parents adds up to nearly $18 billion in lost wages, study says

12/26/2016
Home Visits Can Help New Parents

Study finds programs reduce ER trips and doctor appointments

12/26/2016
Health Tip: When a Child Is Sick

Signs you should see a doctor

12/22/2016
Health Tip: Getting Your Child Vaccinated

Distractions can help prevent pain

12/21/2016
Don't Forget Child Safety When Traveling for the Holidays

Nearly 1 in 7 parents of toddlers don't bring a car seat for travel rides, poll finds

12/21/2016
Give Kids a Safe, Stress-Free Holiday

Be mindful of overwhelming or risky conditions, doctors' group says

12/16/2016
Down Syndrome May Not Be Big Financial Burden on Families

Having a child with the condition costs about $80 more a month in medical expenses, study finds

12/16/2016
Privacy Concerns Keep Some Young Americans From Sexual Health Services

Survey reveals reluctance of teens, young adults to talk to their doctor because parents might find out

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