Parenting Health News

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6/11/2015
Underage Drinking Down in Past Decade

U.S. report finds fewer than one in four teens recently had alcohol

6/10/2015
Babies Who 'Resettle' on Their Own Get Better Sleep

And that could be a blessing to sleep-starved parents of infants, research suggests

6/10/2015
1 Dose of HPV Vaccine May Offer Protection: Study

Two large international trials suggest single immunization may be as good as two or three

6/10/2015
6/9/2015
Like Mother, Like Child: Study Hints at Why Obesity May Run in Families

Cells might be programmed in the womb to accumulate extra fat, researchers suggest

6/9/2015
Parents' Age May Be Factor in Child's Autism Risk

Greater odds of disorder in kids of teen moms, older moms and parents with big age gap, study suggests

6/9/2015
More Young Children Exposed to Marijuana, Study Finds

Kids younger than 3 may eat the drug when it's baked into brownies and cookies

6/8/2015
Health Tip: Check for Children in the Driveway

Walk a lap around the car before you drive

6/5/2015
Safety Precautions Help Prevent Summer Camp Injuries

Accidents often happen during supervised activities, experts warn

6/5/2015
Cyberbullying Less Stressful Than In-Person Bullying, Study Claims

Face-to-face aggression coupled with online harassment seems most distressing to kids

6/5/2015
Special Diets, Supplements Not Always Helpful for Kids With Autism

These interventions are often tied to too little, or too much of certain nutrients, study finds

6/5/2015
Autism Linked to Higher Smog Levels, Study Says

But no mechanism explains the link so far, and one expert expressed skepticism

6/5/2015
Health Tip: If Your Child Is Always Eating

Hunger may not be the only reason

6/4/2015
Falls Are Leading Cause of Childhood Injuries, Expert Says

Parents should be particularly careful about windows

6/4/2015
Fewer Young Men Fathering Children Outside of Marriage: CDC

Rate of first-time dads having child out of wedlock fell from 1980s to 2000s, research shows

6/4/2015
Health Tip: Prevent Dog Bites

Don't approach one that's sleeping, eating or playing with a toy

6/3/2015
Pesticides Linked to ADHD, Study Says

Research found greater exposure tied to more hyperactivity and impulsivity in boys

6/2/2015
Most Teens Seek Health Info Online: Survey

Yet parents remain adolescents' No. 1 source of information

6/1/2015
Tougher Alcohol Laws for Adults May Also Lower Teen Drinking

Study found states that limited access for all had lower teen drinking rates

6/1/2015
5/31/2015
Babies Prefer Sound of Other Babies Over Adults

Researcher says infants may be 'finding their voice'

5/29/2015
Health Tip: Don't Use Food as a Reward

Here are suggested alternatives

5/26/2015
Heed the Warning Signs of Teen Suicide, Experts Say

Withdrawal, changes in daily habits can signal trouble

5/26/2015
Fewer U.S. Hospitals Send New Moms Home With Formula

But CDC survey finds one-third continue the practice, which can undermine breast-feeding efforts

5/26/2015
Health Tip: Be Safe Around Lawn Mowers

Don't let kids play nearby while mowing

5/25/2015
Tips for Preventing Dog Bites

Even a friendly pooch may overreact when startled

5/25/2015
Dyslexia Unrelated to Vision Problems: Study

Eye therapies will not cure reading disorder, experts say

5/25/2015
Living at Higher Elevations Linked to SIDS Risk

Study found odds were doubled, though still very rare even at greater altitudes

5/25/2015
Health Tip: Keep Your Child at a Healthy Weight

Promote healthier eating and activity

5/22/2015
Young Athletes With ACL Injuries Often Need Repeat Surgery: Study

Starting athletics early, focusing on just one sport contribute to risks

5/22/2015
Animals May Ease Social Anxiety in Children With Autism

Playing with guinea pig in stressful situation was calming, study finds

5/19/2015
Health Tip: Discourage Too Much Screen Time

Avoid couch potato children

5/19/2015
Health Tip: When to Call the Pediatrician About Tantrums

If the angry bouts last longer than 10 minutes

5/18/2015
Suicide Rate Up Among Young Black Children in U.S.

But fewer white kids aged 5 to 11 are taking their own life, study shows

5/18/2015
Parents of Child Cancer Patients Prefer Honesty, Study Finds

Parents say they're less anxious, better able to plan

5/18/2015
Many Kids With Asthma Also Sensitive to Peanuts: Study

Parents may not realize that wheezing, shortness of breath could be allergy

5/18/2015
Health Tip: Set Regular Eating Times for the Family

And don't skip meals because it can lead to overeating

5/18/2015
Preschoolers Get Too Little Physical Activity in Child Care

At least two hours recommended every day, study authors say

5/14/2015
CDC: 1 in 10 Children Diagnosed With ADHD

Numbers remain unchanged since 2007; boys still twice as likely to have the condition as girls

5/13/2015
Infectious-Disease Expert Debunks Common Vaccine Myths

Decades of studies show they are very safe, and highly effective in saving kids from illness and death

5/12/2015
Peanut Allergy Exposure Occurs Most Often at Home, Study Says

Majority of moderate, severe reactions are handled inappropriately

5/11/2015
Many Parents Blind to Their Child's Weight

Even as U.S. youngsters get heavier, moms and dads think they look about right, surveys find

5/11/2015
5/11/2015
Concussion May Hurt School Performance for a While

Several weeks of academic accommodations might be needed, experts say

5/7/2015
Measles May Weaken Immune System for Up to 3 Years, Study Contends

Findings highlight importance of measles vaccine for preventing damaging infection, doctors say

5/7/2015
Canadian Teens Trying E-Cigarettes as Often as Cigarettes: Study

Findings mirror what's happening in the United States

5/6/2015
For Gay Children, Bullying Begins Early, Happens Often: Study

LGBT students experience higher levels of peer harassment as early as fifth grade

5/6/2015
'Love Hormone' May Help New Moms Heed Crying Babies

Brain scan study suggests oxytocin might play role in getting new mothers to care for infants

5/5/2015
Is It a Cold or an Allergy?

How parents can help relieve kids' hay fever symptoms

5/5/2015
Self-Driving Cars Will Still Need Limits for Teens, Survey Finds

Most favor restrictions on speed and passengers