Parenting Health News

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10/29/2015
Keep Kids Safe This Halloween

Doctors' group offers tips for avoiding fright-night injuries

10/29/2015
10/28/2015
Breast Milk Makeup May Influence Child's Later Weight, Study Says

Naturally occurring complex carbohydrates could play a role in obesity

10/27/2015
Oxytocin 'Love Hormone' Nasal Spray Shows Promise in Kids With Autism

Small Australian trial suggests it could boost social skills; larger U.S. trials are planned, expert says

10/27/2015
Halloween Can Be a Fright for Kids With Food Allergies

Expert offers tips for getting your ghosts and goblins safely through the holiday

10/26/2015
Shaken Baby Syndrome Program Didn't Reduce Injuries: Study

Over 3 years, more than 90 percent of North Carolina parents of newborns participated

10/26/2015
Safe Tackling OK in Youth Football, Pediatricians' Group Says

New policy statement urges proper training, supervision to avoid injuries among young players

10/26/2015
Too Few Boys Get HPV Vaccine, CDC Study Finds

This leaves them vulnerable to sexually transmitted virus, cancer

10/26/2015
Limiting Tackling Limits Concussions: Study

Brain injury rate twice as high in seasons where tackling wasn't limited during practices

10/23/2015
Doctors Key to Stopping Child Hunger

American Academy of Pediatrics statement says all kids should be screened for signs of malnutrition

10/23/2015
Bullied Teens Face Roadblocks to Mental Health Services

Pediatricians must do more for these children, researcher says

10/23/2015
Health Tip: Talking to Your Child About Safety

A child should never fear confiding in you

10/21/2015
Health Tip: Help Kids Enjoy Technology

Parents should set guidelines

10/21/2015
'Green' Public Housing May Help Families Breathe Easier

Rates of asthma attacks lower in specially designed buildings

10/19/2015
Study Challenges Theory That Birth Order Determines Personality

Adult traits may not be preordained by place in the family heirarchy, researchers say

10/19/2015
Very Young Babies Sense Touch Differently

Study says until 4 months of age, infants can't really place origin of tickle

10/19/2015
Disaster Plans Must Consider Children, Pediatrics Group Says

Youngsters face greater health risks from terrorist attacks, accidents and outbreaks

10/19/2015
Preteen Girls Worry About Breast Cancer If It's in the Family

Doctor recommends honest discussions to alleviate distress

10/19/2015
Health Tip: Promote Healthy Habits During Meals

Do's and don'ts for healthier eating

10/15/2015
Enterovirus D68 No Deadlier for Kids Than the Common Cold: Study

CDC still doesn't know if unusual paralysis cases are caused by this virus

10/15/2015
Vaccines Rarely Cause Life-Threatening Allergic Reactions: CDC

Just 33 people from 25 million immunized were affected, researchers report

10/15/2015
Relax, Parents, Your Teen's Moodiness Should Subside, Study Finds

Early adolescence is stormiest period, Dutch researchers say

10/15/2015
Health Tip: Is Your Child Ready for a Booster Seat?

Suggestions for a safer transition

10/14/2015
Crohn's Disease Treatments for Kids May Not Get Gut Back to Normal

Even after therapy, healthy bacteria, fungi populations not restored, study finds

10/14/2015
Many New Moms Still Lack Breast-Feeding Support at Work

Study finds less than half of workplaces have private space or enough break time to express milk

10/14/2015
Health Tip: Help College Kids Have Healthy Ambition

Results are the only things that matter

10/12/2015
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