Parenting Health News

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10/11/2015
Child Safety Seats Often Incompatible With Cars: Study

Parents should take measurements to ensure seats fit properly inside vehicle, researchers advise

10/9/2015
Frequent School Changes Linked to Poorer Performance

For low-income kids, moving every year may hurt math skills, behavior, study suggests

10/9/2015
Weight, Growth Early in Life May Affect Adult Brain

Poor nutrition during childhood tied to poorer sight, hearing, and even thinking later on, study finds

10/9/2015
Health Tip: Get Involved in Your Child's Internet Use

Help protect the youngster's privacy

10/8/2015
Health Tip: Is Your Baby's Crib Safe?

Make sure it's up to date

10/7/2015
Help Your Child Get a Good Night's Sleep

Start by developing a bedtime routine, pediatrician says

10/7/2015
Health Tip: Teaching Kids to Wash Hands

A good habit that could help prevent illness

10/5/2015
Parents Can Take Steps to Help Make Homework Less Stressful

Establish a routine and review assignment directions when kids come home, expert advises

10/4/2015
Expert Offers Car Seat Safety Tips

Most devices aren't used properly

10/3/2015
Study Links Early Infections to Celiac Risk

But researchers caution it's not clear if childhood illnesses cause the immune disorder

10/2/2015
Health Tip: Teach Kids About Gratitude

It can lead to a change in attitude

10/1/2015
Health Tip: Child Obesity Affects Bones, Muscles and Joints

Being overweight can cause these problems

9/30/2015
Severely Obese Kids at Higher Risk for Heart Disease, Diabetes

Study finds heavier boys face even greater odds of future trouble

9/30/2015
Gut Bacteria Tied to Asthma Risk in Kids

Study suggests that antibiotics in infancy might also play a role

9/29/2015
Toppling TVs a Risk to Kids

Three-fourths of injuries occurred when children weren't closely supervised, study finds

9/28/2015
Preschoolers Can Learn Heart-Healthy Lifestyles

Kids benefit from being taught good food and exercise habits, study reports

9/28/2015
Childhood Trauma May Boost Heart Disease Risk for a Lifetime

Learning how to manage stress effectively might help, experts say

9/28/2015
Lower Drinking Age May Bring More High School Dropouts

New research says fewer kids finished high school when alcohol was legal at 18

9/28/2015
Children in Foster Homes Need Better Health Care

American Academy of Pediatrics says kids may be traumatized and require more consistent treatment

9/25/2015
Expert Tips for Preventing Kids' Sports Injuries

Children need breaks from playing to avoid overuse injuries, orthopedic surgeon says

9/25/2015
Health Tip: Preventing Childhood Obesity

Don't forget to address sleep and screen time

9/24/2015
Parents Differ on Definition of Cyberbullying, Survey Shows

And there's no consensus on appropriate punishments, penalties for perpetrators

9/24/2015
Secondhand Smoke May Double Risk of Hospitalization for Kids With Asthma

Exposure can worsen symptoms and make the disease more difficult to manage, researchers say

9/24/2015
Short Legs May Explain Why Toddlers Teeter

Study suggests the smaller limbs give children less time to push up away from the ground

9/23/2015
Want Your Kids to Exercise? Skip the Guilt

Pressuring middle schoolers to get active can backfire, researchers say

9/23/2015
Childhood Cancer Devastates Family Finances, Too

One-quarter lost more than 40 percent of household income after diagnosis, study reveals

9/22/2015
Girls Who Are Impulsive, Poor Planners May Be Prone to Weight Gain

They're also more likely to binge eat, study suggests

9/21/2015
Though Rare, Some Disabilities Seen Long After Newborn Heart Surgery

Study authors suggest a lack of oxygen before the procedure may play a role

9/21/2015
Tighter Gun-Control Laws May Lower Chances That Teens Carry Firearms

But state regulations need to limit adult ownership to have an impact, study says

9/21/2015
Apples Are American Kids' Favorite Fruit

But children should broaden their palate, researcher says

9/18/2015
More Cavities Seen in Kids of Chronically Stressed Mothers

These moms are less likely to breast-feed, make dental appointments, study finds

9/18/2015
Teens Copy Parents' Smoking: Study

If mom smokes, daughters are almost four times as likely to get hooked on cigarettes

9/18/2015
Parents Should Be Involved in Teen's Bulimia Treatment: Study

Recovery is faster when family is part of therapy, researchers find

9/18/2015
Childhood Vaccines Debate Rekindled at GOP Presidential Debate

Experts say candidates' remarks about frequency of shots could stoke parents' concerns

9/17/2015
Many Parents Overlook Booster Seat Safety

Used properly, they can reduce risk of serious injuries by 45 percent, researchers say

9/17/2015
Health Tip: When a Child Has Sleep Apnea

Here are potential complications

9/16/2015
Filtered Sunlight May Be Effective Jaundice Therapy

Low-tech treatment might help newborns in developing countries, researchers say

9/15/2015
Can More Outside Time Help Kids' Eyesight?

Nearsightedness was less common in students assigned extra 40 minutes outdoors, Chinese study finds

9/15/2015
Health Tip: When a Couple Becomes Parents

Make time for each other, and be gentle

9/14/2015
ADHD May Mask Autism in Young Kids

This might lead to delay in getting the right diagnosis and treatment, experts say

9/14/2015
Disaster Aftereffects May Linger for Children

Difficulties may not be readily apparent, pediatricians' group says

9/14/2015
Health Tip: Encourage Kids to Stay Active

Suggestions to keep them moving

9/11/2015
Childhood Abuse Linked to Ulcerative Colitis Later in Life

But study finds no association with another inflammatory bowel disease

9/10/2015
Health Tip: Choosing Shoes for Your Busy Toddler

Pay attention to fit and function

9/10/2015
9/9/2015
9/8/2015
Sleep Apnea May Hurt Kids' Grades

Children with snoring or other irregular nighttime breathing need evaluation, experts say

9/8/2015
Teens Using E-Cigarettes to 'Vape' Pot, Survey Finds

But researchers don't know how the kids are modifying the devices to get high

9/6/2015
Sports Medicine Docs Offer Safety Tips for Young Athletes

Children should ease back into activity, wear properly fitted safety gear and stay hydrated

9/5/2015
With School Back in Session, Kids Need Refresher Course on Hand-Washing

Doctor offers tips on when and how to clean hands