Parenting Health News

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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

8/24/2015
Promacta Approval Expanded to Kids With Rare Blood Disorder

Immune thrombocytopenic purpura involves low blood platelet counts

8/24/2015
Sex Lives Best When Couples Share Child Care Duties, Survey Shows

Relationship suffered when one partner took on all parenting responsibilities

8/23/2015
Back-to-School Tips for Healthy Teeth

Dental hygiene, good diet and regular checkups make for pearly whites, expert says

8/22/2015
Focus on Healthy Backs for Back-to-School

Spending hours hunched over electronic devices is a no-no, expert says

8/21/2015
Excessive Sports Training Hurts Kids, Expert Warns

Parents should set limits to help prevent injuries

8/21/2015
Healthy Breakfast Is Essential for Kids

Expert shares tips for morning meals they can't pass up

8/21/2015
Health Tip: Keep Kids Active

Make playtime exercise time

8/18/2015
Head Lice Now Resistant to Common Meds in 25 States

Prescription drugs are still effective, however

8/18/2015
Vocabulary at 2 May Help Predict Kindergarten Success

Researchers recommend reaching out to children in disadvantaged homes

8/17/2015
Protective Eyewear in Girls' Field Hockey Means Fewer Injuries

Eye-related injuries dropped, and rate of concussions didn't rise after requirement, study says

8/17/2015
How Parents Can Ease Transition to First Grade

Remain positive with your child, get involved in school life, expert says

8/17/2015
Family Struggles May Affect Boys' Brain Development

Mental health symptoms, reduced gray matter volume noted in study

8/17/2015
Kids' Risky Behaviors a Concern in Some Military Families

Subset of children struggle to cope with effects of parents serving in war, study shows

8/17/2015
8/17/2015
Neglecting Teen Health May Lead to Bigger Problems as Adults

More depression, poorer health reported at age 30, study says

8/15/2015
Don't Let Backpacks Lead to Back Injury

Experts offers tips for avoiding problems

8/14/2015
Headaches Are Common in Kids, Teens

Treatment often as simple as a glass of water, a good meal or some sleep, expert says

8/14/2015
Clubs, Adult Support Can Help Kids Stay Slim

Being active and having positive role models is key, new study finds

8/14/2015
More American Children Diagnosed With ADHD

U.S. Food and Drug Administration offers tips on coping with attention disorder

8/12/2015
Kids Exposed to Lots of Alcohol Ads While Watching Sports on TV

Australian study finds many drinking ads aired during kids' peak daytime viewing times

8/12/2015
Health Tip: Ease the Transition to a New School

Help your child cope with change

8/11/2015
Sexting, Internet Safety for Kids Big Concerns in Survey

Adults more worried about both problems in latest poll

8/11/2015
Health Tip: Teach Children About Internet Safety

Describe OK sites, and those to avoid

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