Parenting Health News

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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

5/12/2016
Don't Blame Kids' Behavior on Full Moon

International study puts common myth to rest

5/12/2016
Health Tip: Monitoring Your Child's Development

Make sure your youngster is on track

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