Parenting Health News

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5/11/2016
Nearly 1 Million More Kids Have Health Coverage After Obamacare

Study shows 91 percent of Medicaid-eligible children are now enrolled

5/11/2016
Do Genes Help Determine Your Education Level?

Perhaps, but social and environmental factors have greater influence, researchers say

5/10/2016
5/9/2016
Swaddling May Increase Chances of SIDS

Study found wrapping blanket tightly around sleeping baby raised risk by almost 60 percent

5/6/2016
Harsh Parenting May Harm a Child's Physical Health

Problems might last into early adulthood, study suggests

5/6/2016
Health Tip: Is Your Child an Emotional Eater?

Here are potential warning signs

5/3/2016
Parents and Social Media: Do as I Say, Not as I Do

Study finds kids often mirror what mom and dad do when it comes to technology use

5/3/2016
For ADHD, Start With Behavior Therapy, Not Drugs: CDC

Parents of hyperactive young children can help them improve through guidance, experts say

5/2/2016
Does TV Influence Which Alcohol Teens Favor?

Study finds the more kids see a brand on shows, the more likely they'll drink it

5/2/2016
Even in Taxis, Kids Belong in Safety Seats

But study finds only 11 percent of children were properly restrained

5/2/2016
Kids With Two Dads as Well-Adjusted as Other Kids, Study Finds

But many of the fathers say they still face societal barriers

5/2/2016
Autism Diagnosed at Younger Ages

Researcher says this is due to change in screening guidelines for 18- and 24-month-olds

5/2/2016
Playground-Related Brain Injuries on Rise in U.S.

ERs treat more kids, perhaps because of greater concussion awareness, experts say

5/2/2016
Study Suggests Aerial Pesticide Spraying Tied to Higher Autism Rates

But researcher said finding doesn't prove cause-and-effect connection

4/29/2016
E-Cigarettes 'In' at Some Schools

In certain places, teens more likely to vape, regardless of regular cigarette use, study says

4/29/2016
4/27/2016
Spanking: More Harm Than Good?

It can lead to psychological, learning problems in kids, analysis of 75 studies suggests

4/27/2016
Skateboarding Mishaps Send 176 U.S. Kids to ERs Every Day

Protective gear is essential for preventing injuries, experts say

4/26/2016
Early Emotional Support May Help Kids Manage Feelings Later

Preschool children given high levels of caring showed specific brain changes

4/25/2016
Music Might Give Babies' Language Skills a Boost

Small study suggests an effect, but just how long it may last is unclear

4/25/2016
Babies Fed Rice-Based Cereals Have Higher Arsenic Levels, Study Finds

To avoid potential harm, experts recommend consuming a variety of grains early in life

4/25/2016
Temporarily Turning Blue Sometimes Normal for Babies, Doctors Say

American Academy of Pediatrics refines guideline on what's called a 'brief resolved unexplained event'

4/22/2016
Take Precautions to Prevent Child Poisonings

Common household products, including detergents and medications, are often to blame, doctor says

4/22/2016
Parental Perception of Childhood Obesity

The stigma of being labeled overweight by a parent may lead to weight gain, study finds.

4/21/2016
Teen Moms May Ignore Advice for Helping Babies Sleep Safely

Awareness of SIDS risk didn't spur young mothers to follow recommendations, study finds

4/21/2016
Nagging Your Kids About Weight Might Backfire

Children added pounds if parents thought they were heavy, research suggests

4/21/2016
Eating Disorders Seem More Common in Schools Where Girls Predominate

And schools with kids from more educated parents also had higher rates, study found

4/20/2016
Cow's Milk Allergy in Childhood May Lead to Weaker Bones: Study

But one expert contends that difference in bone density wasn't enough, on average, to worry about fractures

4/19/2016
More Evidence Gay Parents Raise Well-Adjusted Kids

Latest study found no differences in general health, mental health or learning abilities

4/19/2016
Benefits and Risks of Delayed Childbirth

Benefits of delayed childbirth may outweigh the risks, new study finds.

4/19/2016
Health Tip: Calming a Child After a Nightmare

Offer comfort and reassurance

4/18/2016
Toddlers' Sweet Tooth a Weight-Gain Danger, Study Confirms

Tots who favored sugary snacks over salty ones tended to be heavier by age 3, researchers found

4/15/2016
Health Tip: Stop Eating When You're Full

Pay attention to feeling of fullness

4/13/2016
Health Tip: Why Are Some Babies Born Bigger?

Mother's health can affect baby's size

4/6/2016
Restaurants Cut Calories in Kids' Meals, Study Finds

But salt and fat still a concern, expert says

4/6/2016
Health Tip: Is Your Child Ready for Potty Training?

Motor and language skills are a must

4/5/2016
Caring for Baby's Teeth Starts Before Birth

Expert shares timeline for child's dental health

4/5/2016
Health Tip: Your Extracurricular Teen

Are after-school activities causing stress?

4/1/2016
FDA Suggests Limit for Arsenic in Infant Rice Cereal

The element occurs naturally in soil and water; rice plants absorb it more than other crops, agency says

4/1/2016
Booze-Branded Merchandise May Spur Teen Drinking

Studies show link between owning alcohol-related items and youth alcohol use

4/1/2016
Type 1 Diabetes Linked to Epilepsy Risk, Study Suggests

But the research did not prove a cause-and-effect connection

3/31/2016
U.S. Autism Rate Unchanged at 1 in 68 Kids: CDC

It's not yet clear if the rate will stabilize over the long-term, experts say

3/31/2016
Even Controlled, Epilepsy May Still Cause Problems for Kids

Study finds social and educational issues may be a concern as children get older

3/30/2016
Health Tip: Watch for Mental Health 'Red Flags' in Kids

Warning signs you shouldn't ignore include changes in sleep habits

3/29/2016
Stay Safe in the Water This Spring Break

Vigilance at the beach is key, especially for young children, expert says

3/29/2016
How to Tell If Your Teen Has a Mental Health Problem

1 in 5 kids develop a serious problem but many go years without treatment, psychiatrist says

3/28/2016
Infant Ear Infections Becoming Less Common

Just under half of U.S. babies have them in first year now, compared to 60 percent in '80s and '90s

3/26/2016
Injuries More Common in Teens Who Focus on Single Sport

Study shows the more teens specialize, the greater the risk of knee and hip problems

3/25/2016
Caffeine Intake -- Even Dad's -- Linked to Miscarriage, Study Says

Behaviors prior to conception influence pregnancy loss

3/25/2016
Spring a Good Time to Instill Healthy Habits in Kids

Outside activity feels less like a chore when the weather is warm, expert suggests