Parenting Health News

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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

9/4/2015
Autism Behaviors May Differ in Boys and Girls

Study also found gender differences in brains of children with the disorder

9/3/2015
More High School Athletes Using 'Dip' and 'Chew,' CDC Finds

Experts think ban on smokeless tobacco among pro athletes might help curb use among kids

9/3/2015
One-Third of U.S. Kids With ADHD Diagnosed Before Age 6: Report

But researchers add that few valid tests exist to support diagnosis in children that young

9/3/2015
Health Tip: If Your Child Chooses Unhealthy Foods

Suggestions to help break the habit

9/3/2015
Light From Smartphones, Tablets May Lower Sleep Hormone in Kids

Finding suggests use of electronic devices before bedtime could delay slumber

9/1/2015
Day Care Won't Cause Aggressive Behavior in Child, Study Finds

Results from children in Norway could reassure working parents

9/1/2015
Cutting-Edge Gene Tests May Improve Management of Autism

Results could help personalize care, experts say

8/31/2015
Many Teens With Chronic Illnesses Use Alcohol, Pot

Four out of 10 high schoolers with medical conditions used one or both in past year, study found

8/31/2015
Proposed NYC Law May Trim 54 Calories From Kids' Fast Food Meals

If passed, legislation would also reduce levels of fat and sodium, study says

8/31/2015
Some Sobering Stats on Kids and Drinking

Report finds many starting at younger ages, so more likely to binge drink

8/31/2015
Health Tip: When Kids Walk to School

Make sure they follow safety rules

8/28/2015
How Parents Add to Math Anxiety

Voicing concerns, helping with homework may increase child's fear, study finds

8/28/2015
Settling the Back-to-School Jitters

Mental health expert says some kids get anxious about returning to the classroom, but parents can help

8/28/2015
Many Parents Unaware of Dangers E-Cigarettes Pose to Little Kids: Survey

Users should store liquid nicotine where small children can't find it, researchers say

8/28/2015
8/28/2015
'Goth' Teens Report More Depression, Self-Harm

But study findings didn't prove cause-and-effect, only showed an association

8/27/2015
Despite Pockets of Resistance, Most U.S. Kids Getting Vaccinated

Health officials call the finding heartening, but worry about lingering opposition to inoculations

8/27/2015
Even Short Bouts of Activity May Help Kids' Health

Three minutes every half hour for three hours lowered blood sugar levels, study says

8/27/2015
Healthier School Meals Offered Across U.S., Feds Find

Students get more fruits and veggies, less salt

8/27/2015
Summer Is High Time for College Kids Trying Illegal Substances

But illicit painkiller use tends to begin in winter, study finds

8/27/2015
Health Tip: Balance Homework With Down Time

Do what works for your child

8/27/2015
Oldest Sister at Greater Risk of Obesity, Study Contends

Researcher suggests firstborns may have decreased blood supply, nutrients in womb

8/26/2015
Teens Not the Only Ones Using Cellphones While Driving

Many adults are calling, texting when behind the wheel, survey finds

8/25/2015
Parents' Clothing Can Infect Newborns in Intensive Care

Researchers tested for respiratory syncytial virus

8/25/2015
American Kids Growing Fatter Than Their Canadian Cousins

Rates for school children differ significantly, CDC study finds

8/25/2015
Many Parents Put 'Food Pressure' on Their Kids, Study Finds

Overweight moms, dads often limit food intake, while those of normal weight push children to eat more

8/25/2015
Health Tip: Your Child's Bowel Function

Signs you should visit a doctor