Parenting Health News

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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

1/5/2016
Try Home Remedies for Child's Cough or Cold

Over-the-counter treatments are riskier and costlier, says American Academy of Pediatrics

1/5/2016
Millions of Teens Exposed to E-Cigarette Ads: CDC

Unrestricted marketing could upend decades of progress against youth smoking

1/4/2016
New School Lunch Program Lets Kids Select More Nutritious Meals

Changes include more variety, and servings of fruits and vegetables, researchers say

1/4/2016
Pediatricians' Group Says U.S. Lacks Resources to Treat Kids in Disasters

Drugs to counter biological or other threats too often geared to adults, American Academy of Pediatrics says

1/1/2016
12/31/2015
Could Football Practices Without Helmets Help Prevent Concussions?

Without protection, players learn to guard their heads, research suggests

12/30/2015
ADHD Meds May Raise Risk for Psychotic Side Effects in Some Kids: Study

Two-thirds of children with parental history of mental illness report 'funny feelings' when on the stimulants

12/28/2015
Childhood Asthma Rates

After years of increasing, childhood asthma rates are on the decline, according to new government study

12/24/2015
More Computer Time May Be Causing Nearsightedness in U.S. Kids

Eye experts suggest boosting outdoor time to get young eyes focusing on distant objects

12/24/2015
Make Toy Safety a Top Concern

Dangerous playthings account for thousands of injuries each year in U.S.

12/24/2015
Health Tip: Watch those Liquid Laundry Packets

They may be a serious hazard for children

12/23/2015
Noisy Electronic Toys May Hamper Babies' Verbal Skills

Study found that toddlers talk less when their toys talk, sing, light up more

12/23/2015
Tiny Turtles Carry Salmonella Threat

Though banned as pets in U.S., they're still sold illegally and children are often the ones sickened, CDC finds

12/22/2015
Smoke Weed in College and Your Grades May Go to Pot

Study links marijuana use to skipped classes, poorer academic performance

12/22/2015
Health Tip: Protect Kids' Hearing During the Holidays

Teach children to shield their ears

12/20/2015
Help Your Kids Sleep in Heavenly Peace

Stick to bedtime routines through the holidays, expert says

12/18/2015
How to Prepare Your Child for Surgery

To relieve anxiety, be honest, use simple language to explain what's going to happen, experts advise

12/18/2015
Health Tip: Keeping Kids in Pain Comfortable

Suggestions that don't involve medication

12/17/2015
LifeVest Wearable Defibrillator Approved for Children

For heart patients who can't have device implanted

12/17/2015
Parents Keep Too Tight a Leash on Teens' Health Care: Survey

Kids aren't learning to manage their own medical visits, expert says

12/17/2015
ADHD and Brain Activity

Scientists spot potential cause of ADHD in the brain

12/17/2015
Health Tip: Understanding Your Baby's Vision

How it develops during the first year

12/16/2015
Drug Trends Among Teens

Are high school seniors more likely to smoke pot or cigarettes daily?

12/16/2015
Health Tip: Flying With Children

Bring a child seat that's made for planes

12/14/2015
Abuse of Prescription Painkillers, Stimulants Ups Sexual Risks for Teens

Those taking these drugs with no prescription more likely to have multiple partners, forgo condom use, study says

12/14/2015
Children and Puberty

Are children starting puberty earlier than in the past?

12/14/2015
Bodily Changes Don't Always Signal 'Precocious' Puberty in Kids

It's not unusual to see early pubic hair development, pediatricians say

12/11/2015
Health Tip: Portion Your Child's Plate

Help ensure that the youngster eats healthy

12/10/2015
Bullying and Mental Health

Engaging in or being exposed to bullying behavior in childhood increases risk of psychiatric disorders later in life, new study finds

12/10/2015
12/9/2015
Asthma, Hay Fever and Heart Disease Risk

Children with asthma and other allergic conditions may be at increased risk of cardiovascular disease, study finds.

12/8/2015
Kanuma Approved for Rare Missing-Enzyme Disease

Wolman disease triggers fat buildup, leading to heart and liver problems