Parenting Health News

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2/4/2016
Could IVF Raise Children's Odds for Blood Cancer?

Study of in vitro fertilization shows slightly elevated risk, but experts aren't sounding alarms

2/3/2016
Should Tackling Be Banned From Youth Football?

Expert says doctors need to do more to safeguard kids from concussions

2/3/2016
Parent's Depression May Harm Child's Grades, Study Finds

Treating the adult might help school performance, experts say

2/2/2016
Child Abuse at Daycare, Youth Groups Rarer Than Thought: Survey

Kids at higher risk at home than while in the care of such organizations, study finds

2/2/2016
Health Tip: Help Your Child Kick a Bad Habit

Suggestions to change unwanted behavior

2/2/2016
Less Than Half of U.S. Babies Receive Flu Vaccine: CDC

Many parents don't realize how deadly flu can be, expert says

2/1/2016
Health Tip: Keep Kids Safe in the Bathroom

Suggestions to avoid injury

1/29/2016
Face-to-Face Still Trumps Texts for Social Closeness, Studies Find

In-person communication better at conveying emotions, and helps preteens read nonverbal cues, researchers say

1/29/2016
Worldwide Boost in Breast-Feeding Could Save 800,000 Lives: Study

Global economy would also benefit from more mothers nursing their babies, study contends

1/27/2016
Health Tip: Protect Your Child's Eyes

Keep harmful objects out of reach

1/26/2016
Parents Often Ill-Informed About Food-Allergy Emergencies

Many don't know how, when to use epinephrine, study finds

1/26/2016
Teens Who 'Vape' May Be More Likely to Try Smoking, Too

Study finds e-cigarette users have almost triple the odds compared to nonusers

1/26/2016
Some College Kids Spend a Fifth of Class Time on Digital Devices

Survey finds many are texting, emailing or checking social media

1/23/2016
Healthy-Eating Tots Still Like Junk Food

Obesity prevention efforts may need to do more than encourage kids to eat fruits and veggies, experts say

1/22/2016
'Standing Desks' in Classrooms May Kickstart Kids' Activity

Staying upright might also lead to improved behavior, research suggests

1/22/2016
Health Tip: Promote Healthier Eating in Kids

Suggestions to foster good habits

1/21/2016
Excess Weight Linked to Blood Clot Risk in Kids

One in three children with a clot was obese, study finds

1/21/2016
Supermarkets Nearby May Help Kids Lose Some Weight: Study

Coaching on healthy food choices is a plus, too, experts say

1/21/2016
Parental Debt May Affect Kids' Behavior

The key seems to be the reasons why they borrow, study suggests

1/20/2016
Breast Concerns May Sideline Many Teen Girls From Sports

Survey finds about half of British high school girls forgo activities

1/19/2016
Schools Offering Drinking Water May Have Slightly Slimmer Students

When water was available, kids purchased less milk, study found

1/19/2016
Out-of-Shape Teens May Face High Blood Pressure Later

Even thin kids are at risk, study says, emphasizing importance of exercise

1/18/2016
More Evidence That Severe Poverty Harms Kids' Health

Children living way below poverty line more likely to be obese, exposed to lead

1/18/2016
Health Tip: Let Kids Dip Into Lunch

Pack crackers and veggies with dip

1/14/2016
Health Warning Labels Might Help Parents Skip the Soda Aisle

Survey suggests warnings of tooth decay, obesity, diabetes could reduce sugary drink sales

1/13/2016
Acetaminophen Tops List of Accidental Infant Poisonings

Other common dangers included cough/cold meds, ibuprofen and diaper rash creams, data shows

1/13/2016
1/12/2016
Study Finds Poverty a Stronger Harbinger of Childhood Obesity Than Race

Low-income students may consume more fast food, have less access to activity, researchers suggest

1/12/2016
Health Tip: Treating Your Child's Cold

Suggestions to help ease symptoms

1/11/2016
Students and Secondhand Smoke

Many middle and high schools students are still exposed to secondhand smoke, new survey finds

1/8/2016
Parents Can Play Big Role in Thwarting Teen Fights: Study

Changing mindset that fighting is sometimes OK could help avert violence, researchers say

1/8/2016
1/7/2016
Influential Students Effective at Bully Prevention, Study Finds

Key may be enlisting kids with wide social networks, not who adults think is 'good,' researcher says

1/7/2016
Health Tip: Checking Your Child's Toys for Lead

Protect against lead poisoning

1/6/2016
Single Parents Struggle Most to Get a Good Night's Sleep: Study

New data also shows moms most likely to suffer from lack of shuteye

1/6/2016
Health Tip: Does Your Child Still Need a Sitter?

Signs the child may be able to stay alone

1/5/2016
Try Home Remedies for Child's Cough or Cold

Over-the-counter treatments are riskier and costlier, says American Academy of Pediatrics

1/5/2016
Millions of Teens Exposed to E-Cigarette Ads: CDC

Unrestricted marketing could upend decades of progress against youth smoking

1/4/2016
New School Lunch Program Lets Kids Select More Nutritious Meals

Changes include more variety, and servings of fruits and vegetables, researchers say

1/4/2016
Pediatricians' Group Says U.S. Lacks Resources to Treat Kids in Disasters

Drugs to counter biological or other threats too often geared to adults, American Academy of Pediatrics says

1/1/2016
12/31/2015
Could Football Practices Without Helmets Help Prevent Concussions?

Without protection, players learn to guard their heads, research suggests

12/30/2015
ADHD Meds May Raise Risk for Psychotic Side Effects in Some Kids: Study

Two-thirds of children with parental history of mental illness report 'funny feelings' when on the stimulants

12/28/2015
Childhood Asthma Rates

After years of increasing, childhood asthma rates are on the decline, according to new government study

12/24/2015
More Computer Time May Be Causing Nearsightedness in U.S. Kids

Eye experts suggest boosting outdoor time to get young eyes focusing on distant objects

12/24/2015
Make Toy Safety a Top Concern

Dangerous playthings account for thousands of injuries each year in U.S.

12/24/2015
Health Tip: Watch those Liquid Laundry Packets

They may be a serious hazard for children

12/23/2015
Noisy Electronic Toys May Hamper Babies' Verbal Skills

Study found that toddlers talk less when their toys talk, sing, light up more

12/23/2015
Tiny Turtles Carry Salmonella Threat

Though banned as pets in U.S., they're still sold illegally and children are often the ones sickened, CDC finds

12/22/2015
Smoke Weed in College and Your Grades May Go to Pot

Study links marijuana use to skipped classes, poorer academic performance