Parenting Health News

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4/3/2015
Faster, Taller Youth League Pitchers May Face Greater Risk of Injury

Playing on multiple teams can also harm young arms, study suggests

4/3/2015
Health Tip: Simplify Bedtime With the 4 B's

This routine helps get kids to sleep

4/3/2015
Could Household Bleach Raise Kids' Risk for Flu, Other Infections?

European study shows 'modest' effect, but cause-and-effect not clear

4/2/2015
Excess Weight Early in Life Linked to Colon Cancer Risk in Women

Study supports evidence that body size in childhood may influence cancer risk decades later

4/1/2015
More Americans Survive Childhood Cancers, But Health Problems Persist

Malignancies and treatments can take toll on quality of life in adulthood, study finds

3/31/2015
Benefits of Iron Supplements Unclear for Pregnant Women, Young Children

Task force concludes there's too little information to recommend screening for deficiencies

3/31/2015
Health Tip: Shopping for Teens' Shoes

Consider fit and function

3/31/2015
Letting Kids Sip Alcohol May 'Send Wrong Message'

Study suggests it might make booze more appealing to children

3/31/2015
New Research Tightens Childhood Paralysis-Enterovirus D68 Link

Lab tests confirm half of cases in recent outbreak tied to specific virus strain

3/30/2015
U.S. Kids Getting Fewer Daily Calories From Fast Food

But one-third still eating it every day, study finds

3/30/2015
Milliliter-Only Dosing Recommended for Kids' Meds

Using metrics, not teaspoons, reduces medication errors, American Academy of Pediatrics says

3/27/2015
Avoid Medication Overdoses in Children

Expert offers tips for keeping kids safe

3/27/2015
Expert Offers Tips to Help Babies With Stuffy Noses

Humidity and moisture can help prevent and treat congestion

3/27/2015
E-Cigarettes May Pose a Risk in Pregnancy and to Children

Nicotine can harm developing brains, experts say

3/27/2015
Free School Breakfasts Appear to Boost Kids' Grades

Math, reading and science scores better in schools that subsidized morning meals

3/27/2015
3/26/2015
Abused Kids Not Destined to Be Abusive Parents, Study Finds

But neglect, sexual abuse was more likely in kids of parents who were abused as children

3/26/2015
3/25/2015
Counseling Beats School Suspension at Curbing Pot Use: Study

Drug policies should educate students, not just penalize them, researchers note

3/25/2015
3/24/2015
Tips to Make Healthy School Lunches Kids Will Actually Eat

Expert says keep loose teeth and time constraints in mind when choosing foods

3/24/2015
School Dismissal a Dangerous Time for Kids Getting Hit By Cars

Study authors and expert say better supervision, less smartphone use might cut the risk

3/24/2015
Young Pitchers Often Pressured to Play Despite Pain, Study Says

Majority of parents are unaware of safe throwing guidelines, researchers find

3/24/2015
Health Tip: Help Prevent Baby's Spit-Up

Avoid playtime just after feedings

3/23/2015
Adopting U.S. Culture Ups Diabetes Risk in Mexican-American Kids

Greater use of English and more non-Hispanic friends increased risk of disease, study finds

3/23/2015
Secondhand Smoke May Put Kids at Risk for Heart Disease as Adults

Children of smokers nearly twice as likely to have plaque buildup in carotid arteries years later, study says

3/23/2015
Adopted Kids' Average IQ Higher Than Non-Adopted Siblings: Study

Parents' education levels may account for difference, researchers suggest

3/23/2015
Chef's Input Helps Make School Meals Healthier, Study Finds

Students chose more veggies, fruits after cafeterias got professional consultation

3/23/2015
ADHD Children May Gain More From Family-Centered Care

Study found teaching positive parenting skills in compassionate way improved outcomes

3/20/2015
Parents' Attitude May Be Key to Pre-Game Jitters in Kids

Anxieties over performance transmit easily from parent to child, study suggests

3/20/2015
When to Keep Kids Home From School

Pediatrician offers advice on common childhood ailments

3/19/2015
Can Fish Oil Help Boys With ADHD Pay Attention?

Perhaps, but it won't take the place of medication, expert says

3/18/2015
Slowed Growth Could Signal Crohn's Disease in Kids

Failure to gain weight, or weight loss, can point to a gastrointestinal issue, expert says

3/18/2015
Dad's Depression Affects Toddler's Behavior, Too

Study found a father's moods might increase risk of his youngster's anxiety, sadness

3/18/2015
Recess: An Essential Part of the School Day

Study shows supervised play boosts teamwork, friendships and positive attitudes

3/18/2015
Breast-Fed Babies May Be Smarter, Richer Adults, Study Suggests

But many factors determine IQ, not just mother's milk, experts note

3/17/2015
Health Tip: Help Your Child Adjust to a Sibling

Suggestions to smooth the transition

3/16/2015
Could Your Child Have Migraines?

Symptoms can include nausea, abdominal pain, experts say

3/13/2015
Health Tip: Choose Healthier Fast Food for Kids

Here are some better selections

3/12/2015
More Americans Support Vaccines: HealthDay/Harris Poll

Measles outbreak likely driving the trend, experts say, but critics of the shots remain

3/11/2015
6 in 10 Americans Interested in Genetic Testing, Survey Finds

But researchers wonder if everyone is adept at accurately interpreting test results

3/10/2015
Divorce May Mean Kids Down More Soft Drinks

Study found children whose parents had split or were separated consumed more sugary beverages

3/10/2015
Health Tip: Easing Your Child's Allergies

Close the windows to help keep pollen out

3/9/2015
Don't Delay School for Summer-Born or Premature Kids: Study

Holding children back linked to lower scores on standardized tests later

3/9/2015
Overindulgent Parents May Breed Narcissistic Children

Kids who were told they were better than others came to believe it, researchers report

3/6/2015
Pneumonia in Early Childhood Tied to Higher Odds of Asthma

Lung problems before age 3 may have enduring impact, study says

3/6/2015
Health Tip: Teach Children About Dental Hygiene

Show them how to brush and floss properly

3/4/2015
14 Percent of Toddlers May Be Drinking Coffee

Boston survey also found that 2.5 percent of 1-year-olds get a java jolt

3/3/2015
About 7 Percent of Kids Worldwide Have ADHD: Study

But some question accuracy of estimate

3/3/2015
Helping Student-Athletes With Mental Health Issues

Guidelines issued for U.S. high schools