Parenting Health News

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2/15/2016
Teen Dating Violence Is Target of New CDC Program

Twenty percent of girls, 10 percent of boys say they have been victimized by a dating partner, agency says

2/15/2016
2/12/2016
Study Ties Parents' Criticism to Persistent ADHD in Kids

If harsh comments focus on the child, rather than the behaviors, symptoms may linger, researcher says

2/12/2016
Health Tip: Set up a Safe Changing Table

Avoid injury while changing baby's diaper

2/11/2016
Varied Diets May Not Curb Childhood Obesity, Study Suggests

Kids given more food diversity might be heavier, researchers find

2/11/2016
Study Links Child Abuse, Neglect to Earlier Onset of Bipolar Disorder

Researchers also found greater risk of suicide and more severe manic and depressive symptoms

2/11/2016
2/10/2016
Health Tip: When Is the Right Time for a Nap?

The optimal time for your baby

2/9/2016
Homemade 'Dewshine' Can Be Deadly

2 teens have already died from toxic mix of soda and racing fuel, expert says

2/9/2016
Healthier Diets May Be Cutting Heart, Diabetes Risks in U.S. Teens

But obesity still rose and physical activity remained the same, study showed

2/8/2016
Doctors Should Screen Teens for Major Depression, U.S. Task Force Says

Experts add that more research needed to determine whether kids under 12 should also be tested

2/8/2016
Measles Outbreak May Have Swayed Some Parents on Vaccines

Moms and dads who were well-informed on Disneyland cases were more confident about shots in survey

2/6/2016
Super Bowl Safety: Protect Kids From Toppling TVs

Poorly positioned televisions injure thousands of children a year, experts say

2/5/2016
Waning Whooping Cough Immunity Blamed in Outbreaks

Teens have very little protection just a few years after vaccination, study finds

2/4/2016
Could IVF Raise Children's Odds for Blood Cancer?

Study of in vitro fertilization shows slightly elevated risk, but experts aren't sounding alarms

2/3/2016
Should Tackling Be Banned From Youth Football?

Expert says doctors need to do more to safeguard kids from concussions

2/3/2016
Parent's Depression May Harm Child's Grades, Study Finds

Treating the adult might help school performance, experts say

2/2/2016
Child Abuse at Daycare, Youth Groups Rarer Than Thought: Survey

Kids at higher risk at home than while in the care of such organizations, study finds

2/2/2016
Health Tip: Help Your Child Kick a Bad Habit

Suggestions to change unwanted behavior

2/2/2016
Less Than Half of U.S. Babies Receive Flu Vaccine: CDC

Many parents don't realize how deadly flu can be, expert says

2/1/2016
Health Tip: Keep Kids Safe in the Bathroom

Suggestions to avoid injury

1/29/2016
Face-to-Face Still Trumps Texts for Social Closeness, Studies Find

In-person communication better at conveying emotions, and helps preteens read nonverbal cues, researchers say

1/29/2016
Worldwide Boost in Breast-Feeding Could Save 800,000 Lives: Study

Global economy would also benefit from more mothers nursing their babies, study contends

1/27/2016
Health Tip: Protect Your Child's Eyes

Keep harmful objects out of reach

1/26/2016
Parents Often Ill-Informed About Food-Allergy Emergencies

Many don't know how, when to use epinephrine, study finds

1/26/2016
Teens Who 'Vape' May Be More Likely to Try Smoking, Too

Study finds e-cigarette users have almost triple the odds compared to nonusers

1/26/2016
Some College Kids Spend a Fifth of Class Time on Digital Devices

Survey finds many are texting, emailing or checking social media

1/23/2016
Healthy-Eating Tots Still Like Junk Food

Obesity prevention efforts may need to do more than encourage kids to eat fruits and veggies, experts say

1/22/2016
'Standing Desks' in Classrooms May Kickstart Kids' Activity

Staying upright might also lead to improved behavior, research suggests

1/22/2016
Health Tip: Promote Healthier Eating in Kids

Suggestions to foster good habits

1/21/2016
Excess Weight Linked to Blood Clot Risk in Kids

One in three children with a clot was obese, study finds

1/21/2016
Supermarkets Nearby May Help Kids Lose Some Weight: Study

Coaching on healthy food choices is a plus, too, experts say

1/21/2016
Parental Debt May Affect Kids' Behavior

The key seems to be the reasons why they borrow, study suggests

1/20/2016
Breast Concerns May Sideline Many Teen Girls From Sports

Survey finds about half of British high school girls forgo activities

1/19/2016
Schools Offering Drinking Water May Have Slightly Slimmer Students

When water was available, kids purchased less milk, study found

1/19/2016
Out-of-Shape Teens May Face High Blood Pressure Later

Even thin kids are at risk, study says, emphasizing importance of exercise

1/18/2016
More Evidence That Severe Poverty Harms Kids' Health

Children living way below poverty line more likely to be obese, exposed to lead

1/18/2016
Health Tip: Let Kids Dip Into Lunch

Pack crackers and veggies with dip

1/14/2016
Health Warning Labels Might Help Parents Skip the Soda Aisle

Survey suggests warnings of tooth decay, obesity, diabetes could reduce sugary drink sales

1/13/2016
Acetaminophen Tops List of Accidental Infant Poisonings

Other common dangers included cough/cold meds, ibuprofen and diaper rash creams, data shows

1/13/2016
1/12/2016
Study Finds Poverty a Stronger Harbinger of Childhood Obesity Than Race

Low-income students may consume more fast food, have less access to activity, researchers suggest

1/12/2016
Health Tip: Treating Your Child's Cold

Suggestions to help ease symptoms

1/11/2016
Students and Secondhand Smoke

Many middle and high schools students are still exposed to secondhand smoke, new survey finds

1/8/2016
Parents Can Play Big Role in Thwarting Teen Fights: Study

Changing mindset that fighting is sometimes OK could help avert violence, researchers say

1/8/2016
1/7/2016
Influential Students Effective at Bully Prevention, Study Finds

Key may be enlisting kids with wide social networks, not who adults think is 'good,' researcher says

1/7/2016
Health Tip: Checking Your Child's Toys for Lead

Protect against lead poisoning

1/6/2016
Single Parents Struggle Most to Get a Good Night's Sleep: Study

New data also shows moms most likely to suffer from lack of shuteye

1/6/2016
Health Tip: Does Your Child Still Need a Sitter?

Signs the child may be able to stay alone