Parenting Health News

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8/10/2015
Some Babies May Pick Up 2nd Language More Easily

Research suggests a behavior called 'gaze shifting' may be key

8/10/2015
Old Electronics Potential Source of Lead Exposure in Kids

Man who worked at recycling company brought toxins home to his kids via his clothes and hair, expert says

8/8/2015
Parents of Kids With Diabetes Need to Plan for School Days

Only 30 states have laws ensuring children access to proper care

8/7/2015
What Parents Can Do to Promote Good Dental Health

Eat right and teach kids how to care for their teeth properly, expert suggests

8/7/2015
Parents' Happiness Key to How Big Families Grow

Study finds couples are less likely to have second child if their emotional well-being declines

8/7/2015
Online Program Boosts Hand Washing, Cuts Infections

Study finds risk of flu-like illness dropped 20 percent

8/6/2015
What Works Best to Curb a Preschooler's Bad Behaviors?

New look at the evidence supports 'time-outs,' withholding privileges or toys in some cases

8/6/2015
Over 4 Million Americans Say They've Driven Drunk in Prior Month: CDC

Typical drunk driver is a young male with a history of binge drinking, survey shows

8/5/2015
Brain Scans Show Why Reading to Kids Is Good for Them

Those who heard stories regularly showed more activity in areas linked to word meanings, imagination

8/4/2015
Does Fatherhood When Young Boost Odds of Dying in Middle Age?

Men who became dads in their early 20s were more likely to die in their late 40s and early 50s, Finnish study finds

8/4/2015
More Evidence That Kids of Gay Parents Do Just Fine

Studies show children raised by 2 moms or 2 dads consider themselves 'different,' but stigma is lessening

8/3/2015
To Sway Anti-Vaccine Beliefs, Focus on Consequences: Study

When parents learn about the harms of measles, mumps and rubella, many change their stance

8/3/2015
Liquid Nicotine From E-Cigs Poses Poison Danger to Kids

Even small amounts of the chemical can cause serious illness, expert says

8/3/2015
Head Injury Tied to Long-Term Attention Issues in Kids

Study says brief lapses in attention can persist, even if brain injury is mild

8/3/2015
Severe 'Picky Eating' May Point to Mental Health Issues in Kids

1 in 5 young children has limited palate, study finds

8/2/2015
Obese Kids a Universal Target for Bullies

Survey finds parents favor stronger policies, laws to address weight-based abuse

7/31/2015
Health Tip: When a Child Sucks the Thumb

Suggestions to help break the habit

7/30/2015
Too Few U.S. Teens Getting HPV Vaccine: CDC

4 out of 10 girls, 6 out of 10 boys haven't started series that helps prevent some cancers, survey finds

7/29/2015
Certain Antibiotics Linked to Hearing Loss, Mouse Study Finds

Inflammation caused by the infection that's being treated may make ear damage more likely

7/29/2015
Health Tip: Teach Kids to Protect Themselves

Smart strategies to lower danger risk

7/27/2015
Early Birth Linked to Introversion, Neuroticism in Adult Life

Study found people who were very premature at birth were more likely to be socially withdrawn

7/27/2015
Teens Using E-Cigs More Prone to Take Up Smoking: Study

Experts want greater regulation of these nicotine-containing products

7/27/2015
New Moms Often Get Poor Advice on Baby Care: Study

Tips from family or media can run counter to expert guidelines on vaccines, breast-feeding

7/26/2015
School's Out, Fattening Behaviors Are In

Kids eat more sugar, watch more TV over summer vacation, study says

7/24/2015
Transgender Youth Don't Have Hormone Abnormalities

Levels generally match those of gender assigned at birth, study finds

7/23/2015
U.S. Health Officials Examine Pot-Linked Death in Colorado

Experts aren't clear on cause, but undiagnosed mental illness might have played a part

7/22/2015
Hormone Linked to Social Difficulties With Autism, Early Study Finds

Levels of vasopressin associated with 'theory of mind' tasks in children with ASD

7/22/2015
Teen Drinking, Smoking on the Decline, U.S. Study Finds

But, research also notes more teens are trying marijuana

7/22/2015
Health Tip: Strengthen Your Child's Hands

Here's what your little one can try

7/21/2015
The Dreaded 'Dad Bod' Is Real

First-time fathers tend to add on extra pounds, researchers say

7/21/2015
Health Tip: Selecting a Summer Camp

Consider activities and location

7/20/2015
Poverty May Hinder Kids' Brain Development, Study Says

Reduced gray matter, lower test scores reported for poor children

7/20/2015
Will Good Students Be Able to Sidestep Alzheimer's?

Better grades, complex jobs linked to a lower risk for dementia, research suggests

7/20/2015
Antibiotics Myths Still Common Among Parents

Those with Medicaid insurance tend to know less about the drugs, study finds

7/18/2015
Dermatologist Offers Advice on Treating Kids' Hives

Allergic rash can have many causes; avoiding trigger is key to prevention

7/16/2015
Childhood Stress May Spur Weight Gain in Women

Emotion-driven eating might start early, research suggests

7/16/2015
Most College Students Stressed About Money, Study Finds

Despite financial strain, they still think education is a good investment

7/14/2015
More Teen Athletes Undergoing Tommy John Elbow Surgery: Study

Year-round focus on one sport likely behind the increase, doctors say

7/14/2015
Health Tip: When Your Newborn Wants to Eat

Learn signs that it's time for a feeding

7/13/2015
U.S. Hospitals May Often Miss Signs of Child Abuse

Less than half follow up on suspicious fractures among at-risk kids, study finds

7/11/2015
Experts Offer Diving Safety Tips

Unsafe practices can lead to serious neck and spine injuries

7/10/2015
Second Severe Allergic Reaction Isn't Uncommon

Study finds about one in seven kids has repeat episode

7/10/2015
Health Tip: Prevent Boating Accidents

Keep children safer with a life jacket

7/9/2015
Many Overweight or Obese Teens Don't See the Problem

Around 40 percent thought their weight was about right, British study finds

7/8/2015
Cost a Barrier to Healthier Diets for Diabetic Kids, Study Shows

Why many parents of children with type 1 diabetes struggle to provide better food choices

7/8/2015
Health Tip: Let Kids Learn in the Kitchen

Hands-on experience can encourage healthier eating

7/7/2015
Health Tip: Help Kids Prevent Stress

Teach coping techniques while they're young

7/7/2015
More Parents See Benefits of Vaccines, Poll Finds

Reports on outbreaks of measles, whooping cough in past year may have shifted opinions, pediatrician says

7/6/2015
Anti-Vaccine Trend Has Parents Shunning Newborns' Vitamin Shot

Doing so can lead to dangerous internal bleeding, experts say

7/3/2015
Noise From Fireworks Threatens Young Ears

Expert advises families to sit at least 500 feet from launch area