Parenting Health News

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

Behaviors prior to conception influence pregnancy loss

3/25/2016
Troubled Kids' Psychiatric Care Often Delayed by Insurance Rules

Dealing with red tape consumes clinicians' time, poses danger to patients, researchers say

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

3/24/2016
Kids' Fruit Drinks, Juices Contain Day's Worth of Sugar

Study was conducted in Britain, but experts say similar results would be found in U.S.

3/23/2016
Health Tip: Breakfast Is Essential

It can help kids do better in school

3/22/2016
Many Parents Skeptical of Online Doctor Ratings, Poll Finds

But one-third turn to Internet to choose physicians

3/22/2016
Antibiotics Don't Boost Baby's Weight: Study

Contrary to what happens in animals, infection-fighting drugs won't cause excess pounds, researchers say

3/22/2016
Uninsured Parents Often Unaware Kids Could Be Covered

U.S. study of minority children finds many have unmet health needs

3/21/2016
60,000 U.S. Kids Treated for Accidental Medicine Poisoning a Year

Toddlers account for 7 out of 10 cases, report says

3/21/2016
Most Families Cherish a Child With Down Syndrome, Survey Finds

Only younger siblings struggled in some cases, which researchers said wasn't surprising

3/18/2016
Psychological Disorders Affect 1 in 7 U.S. Kids Under 9: CDC

Parents' mental health, lack of medical care contribute to disabilities, researchers say

3/17/2016
More Young Americans Support Gay Adoption: Survey

But tolerance still varies between teens and 40-somethings

3/16/2016
Kids Who Aren't Ready for Kindergarten May Suffer Long-Term Consequences

Study finds such youngsters more likely to be held back, or even expelled by fourth grade

3/16/2016
3/14/2016
Two-Dose Chickenpox Shot Gets the Job Done, Study Shows

Adding second shot at ages 4 to 6 is almost 100 percent effective

3/11/2016
If Younger Sibling Arrives Before 1st Grade, Kids Less Likely to Be Obese: Study

But children who didn't have a younger sibling by first grade much more likely to be obese

3/11/2016
Mom's Smoking May Put Kids at Higher Risk of COPD in Adulthood

Risk was almost tripled when mothers smoked heavily, but study didn't prove cause and effect

3/9/2016
U.S. Pediatricians to Add Poverty to Well-Visit Checklist

One simple question might help families avert serious health risks, American Academy of Pediatrics says

3/9/2016
Special Infant Formulas Don't Shield Against Asthma, Allergies: Study

Review of nearly 70 years of data found no protective effect; experts urge breast-feeding instead

3/8/2016
Pot Smokers May Face 5 Times Greater Risk of Alcohol Abuse

Marijuana users also less likely to quit drinking, researchers say

3/7/2016
Most Pediatricians Don't Ask About Mom's Depression

About 4 in 10 moms with young kids affected, which can have harmful effects on families, researchers say

3/7/2016
Head Lice No Cause for Panic, Expert Says

But ask your pediatrician if a prescription remedy is needed

3/7/2016
Simple Changes in Bad Neighborhoods Might Lower Teen Murder Rates

Adding streetlights, maintaining vacant lots could make a difference, researchers suggest

3/7/2016
Health Tip: Soothe Your Child's Mood With Music

Promote concentration and ease anxiety

3/4/2016
Supervised Exposure Therapy for Peanut Allergy Lasts, Study Finds

Even after a year-long break, kids maintained their tolerance

3/4/2016
Loose-Fitting Football Helmets Tied to Worse Concussions in Teens

High schools should have athletic trainers check players' head gear for proper fit, doctor says

3/4/2016
Health Tip: Is Your Child Stressed?

Watch for behavior changes

3/3/2016
Lawn Mowers Can Cause Severe Injuries to Kids

Study found that more than half of accidents required amputation

3/1/2016
Parents, Take Heed: Your Kids Copy Your Heart Health Habits

Study found that when a caregiver was obese or had a heart risk factor, children often followed suit

3/1/2016
2/29/2016
Young Athletes Pressured by Parents May Resort to 'Doping'

'Tiger parenting' can have dire consequences, researcher contends

2/29/2016
iPads Often Used to Pacify Difficult Kids

Mobile technology the go-to tool of some frustrated parents, study finds

2/29/2016
Fidgeting May Help Students With ADHD Learn

Study found symptoms increased when kids faced more challenging memory tasks

2/26/2016
Pot Habit Early in Life May Alter Brain, Study Suggests

Regular marijuana users who started smoking before 16 had marked differences on MRI scans

2/26/2016
Many Parents Downplay Value of Flu Shot, Poll Finds

Confusion about effectiveness, safety tied to low rates of immunization among U.S. kids

2/26/2016
Paid Family Leave Tied to Decline in Child Abuse

California study found hospital admissions for abuse-linked head injuries dropped after policy enacted

2/26/2016
For Transgender Kids, Support Is Key to Emotional Well-Being

Study did not find higher depression levels when parents backed children's choice

2/26/2016
2/25/2016
Gene Abnormality May Be Key to Down Syndrome, Scientists Say

Results might eventually lead to new treatments, study authors suggest

2/25/2016
'Preemie' Babies May Face Long-Term Anesthesia Risks

Study tracked higher rate of complications up to age 22

2/23/2016
Could Adults' Expectations Drive Up ADHD Diagnoses in Kids?

Rates of disorder have risen alongside increasing academic demands, researchers say

2/23/2016
Parents' Depression, Anxiety May Contribute to Kids' Fussy Eating

If mom or dad had mental health issues, children were pickier about what they ate, study finds

2/22/2016
Vaccine Has Cut HPV Infection Rate in Teen Girls by Two-Thirds: Study

Still, too few girls and boys getting vaccinated against the virus that causes cervical cancer, other malignancies, researchers say

2/21/2016
Keeping Your Child's Teeth Healthy

Oral health expert offers tips on preventing tooth decay

2/19/2016
Kids With Autism More Likely to Wander, Less Likely to Recognize Danger

Researchers concerned about risks to children with developmental issues, as well as the stress on parents

2/19/2016
Obesity Can Send Kids' Blood Pressure Soaring: Study

Losing weight can bring it back in line, expert says

2/19/2016
Health Tip: Moms, Don't Neglect Your Health

Exercise, eat well and manage stress

2/18/2016
Teething Makes Babies Cranky, But Not Sick: Review

But if infant has a fever while first teeth break through gums, it most likely points to illness, doctors say

2/17/2016
Parenthood May Alter Immune System, Research Suggests

Raising a child seems to cause greater changes than response to flu vaccine or stomach flu

2/16/2016
More Evidence That Poor Sleep Could Lower Teens' Grades

High school students who hit the sack before 11 p.m. had higher grades on average, research shows