Parenting Health News

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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
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