Parenting Health News

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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

12/8/2015
Most Teens' Physical Activity Occurs at School

But they aren't getting enough exercise and need more avenues for active recreation, experts say

12/7/2015
Infant Weight Gain Linked to Possible Type 1 Diabetes Risk

But study author says it's too soon to recommend changes in feeding practices

12/7/2015
Health Tip: Before You Give Your Child Medicine

Speak with your doctor and ask questions

12/4/2015
11/30/2015
Teens More Cautious About Sex When Parents Set Rules, Study Finds

Kids tend to delay sex if Mom and Dad keep an eye on what they're doing, who they're with

11/27/2015
Bullies May Face Higher Odds of Eating Disorders: Study

Risk of anorexia or bulimia significantly higher than for kids not involved in bullying

11/23/2015
Health Tip: Safety Suggestions for Teenage Babysitters

For starters, be sure there's someone to escort you home from a babysitting job at night

11/23/2015
ADHD Medications Linked to Sleep Problems in Kids

Review of studies finds drugs like Ritalin, Adderall may create sleep woes for some

11/20/2015
Most First-Time Moms Plan to Follow Vaccine Schedule

11 percent intend to spread out the recommended inoculations, survey finds

11/20/2015
Teasing Girls About Weight May Cause Lasting Harm

Study finds link between being made fun of and problematic eating behaviors

11/18/2015
Health Tip: Help Your Toddler Develop Needed Skills

Suggested activities include playing with blocks, stringing large beads

11/17/2015
More Gluten Before Age 2 Linked to Celiac Disease in At-Risk Kids

But it's not clear if limiting the protein in baby's diet would help, experts say

11/17/2015
Experts Pan Gene Testing of Budding Athletes

Scientific evidence is far too weak to determine a child's talent, panel says

11/14/2015
How to Keep Your Baby's Slumber Safe

Babies should be placed on their back and in their own bed to sleep, pediatrician advises

11/13/2015
CDC: Child Autism Rate Now 1 in 45 After Survey Method Changes

The number differs based on new questions parents were asked about their children

11/12/2015
Military Deployment Tied to Greater Odds of Child Abuse, Neglect

Periods during and just after deployment are highest risk, study finds

11/12/2015
California Vaccine Refusers Cluster in Rich, White Areas

But changes are coming to that state's 'personal belief' exemption law

11/12/2015
Sharp Increase in U.S. Babies Born With Syphilis: CDC

Pregnant women should be screened for the sexually transmitted disease, experts say

11/11/2015
Losing a Parent in Childhood May Raise Suicide Risk Decades Later

Rate of suicide for people who'd suffered such an early loss was double that of those who hadn't, study found

11/11/2015
Health Tip: Reducing Your Child's Risk of Lead Poisoning

Be especially careful if you live in an older home

11/10/2015
Bystander CPR Helps Some Kids Survive Cardiac Arrest

Unfortunately, infants don't appear to be benefitting, study finds

11/10/2015
Insulin Pumps Give Kids With Type 1 Diabetes Better Blood Sugar Control

Study included almost 55,000 children and teens

11/10/2015
Obese Kids as Young as 8 Show Signs of Heart Disease

MRI scans reveal structural abnormalities associated with cardiac strain

11/9/2015
Challenges for Extreme Preemies Can Last into Teens

But majority of very preterm or very small newborns do well, experts say

11/9/2015
Parents the Target of Deceptive Food Ads, Study Says

Commercials that misstate benefits of sugary products concern researchers

11/9/2015
3-D Computer Modeling Might Improve Children's Heart Transplants

Technology could help doctors choose a better organ size match, study suggests

11/9/2015
Just One Energy Drink Sends Young Adults' Stress Hormone Levels Soaring

Researchers also found the beverage pushed blood pressure levels higher

11/8/2015
What You Need to Know When Your Child Gets a Rash

Most clear up on their own or are easily treated, but some are contagious -- even dangerous

11/5/2015
Rule Changes Might Lead to More Lung Transplants for Kids

Study suggests that widening the geographic pool could increase available organs

11/5/2015
Don't Assume Siblings Will Have Food Allergies, Too

Study found only 1 in 10 was allergic to same things; experts advise against routine testing for them

11/5/2015
11/4/2015
Children of Stressed Parents May Be Prone to Obesity

Study, one of first to identify parental pressure as risk factor for weight gain, focused on Hispanic households

11/3/2015
Weight Gain a Challenge for Children With Autism: Study

Preschoolers, teens on the spectrum are more likely than peers to be overweight, obese

11/3/2015
Health Tip: Talk to Kids About Fire Safety

Explain how to help prevent fires

11/3/2015
Health Tip: Avoid Back Pain While Feeding Baby

Put less pressure on your spine

11/2/2015
Teens Do Listen to Parents' Advice About Sex: Study

Discussions may help kids delay sexual activity, and use condoms or other birth control