Parenting Health News

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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

5/5/2015
Preemie Girls Feed Sooner Than Boys, Study Finds

Their eating timetable affects release date from hospital

5/5/2015
Health Tip: Help Kids Succeed at School

Healthy habits are a good foundation

5/4/2015
Sleepwalking Parents Likely to Have Sleepwalking Kids

Nighttime wandering passed down to as many as 60 percent of children, study finds

5/4/2015
Many Young Football Players Get Concussions at Practice, Study Says

Limiting player-to-player contact may reduce risk of head trauma, experts say

5/4/2015
Health Tip: Understanding Eye Injuries in Kids

Don't touch an injured eye. Seek immediate treatment.

5/1/2015
ADHD Tied to Higher Risk of Eating Disorder in Kids and Teens

Study links attention disorder and a form of binge-eating syndrome

5/1/2015
Kids' Eye Injuries From Air, BB and Paintball Guns on the Rise

Study found a 511 percent jump between 2010 and 2012

5/1/2015
When Restaurants Offer Healthy Kids' Fare, Children Eat It

After menu makeover, more nutritious items were ordered more often, study found

4/30/2015
Health Tip: Fight Food-Related Peer Pressure

Teach kids how to make healthy choices while with friends

4/29/2015
Put Car Seat on Your Summer-Travel Checklist

Expert clarifies age and size requirements

4/29/2015
4/28/2015
Start Healthy Eating Habits Early to Head Off Obesity in Kids

Provide a variety of nutritious options, model good eating behavior, experts suggest

4/28/2015
Health Tip: Gear up for Sports

Drink lots of water

4/28/2015
Bullying May Take Bigger Toll Than Child Abuse, Neglect

Anxiety, depression and self-harm more likely in those picked on by peers than in those mistreated by adults, study says

4/28/2015
Divorce May Increase Psychosomatic Symptoms in Teens: Study

Fewest health-related problems occurred in adolescents with two parents living in same home

4/27/2015
Smartphone App Blocks Teens From Texting, Phoning While Driving

New study suggests experimental device might reduce distracted-driving accidents

4/27/2015
Pediatrics Group Advises Doctors on How to Spot Child Abuse

New guidance offers suggestions on protecting children, too

4/27/2015
Doctors Say Head Lice Should Not Bar Kids From School

American Academy of Pediatrics also gives advice on best medicines to treat infestation

4/27/2015
Depression, Weapons May Be More Common for Bullied Teens

Cyber abuse often causes more damage than face-to-face nastiness, researcher says

4/27/2015
HPV Vaccine Produces Early Benefits for Teen Girls: Study

Risk of precancerous changes dropped 44 percent several years after immunization

4/27/2015
Pediatricians Issue New Guidelines for Hospital Release of Newborns

Doctors should consider baby's health, as well as family readiness and support

4/27/2015
Young Brains May Gain Skills When Parents Read to Kids

Small study using MRIs suggests being read to boosts ability to visualize stories

4/27/2015
Teens With History of Self-Poisoning Face Greater Suicide Risk

Study finds odds as much as 30 times higher, even years later

4/27/2015
More Than 1 in 10 Teens Has Tried E-Cigarettes, Study Finds

Use of the devices highest among older teens and males

4/27/2015
Phone-Focused Parents a Danger to Their Kids at Playground

This distraction raises odds of child injuries, study finds

4/27/2015
Just 1 Hour of Daily TV Boosts Kids' Obesity Risk, Study Suggests

Odds increased nearly 50 percent with 60 minutes or more of daily screen time

4/27/2015
Very Young Kids Often Use Tablets, Smartphones, Study Finds

By age 2, many spend an hour or more a day on mobile devices, but parents have concerns

4/27/2015
Health Food Stores Often Promote Adult-Only Supplements to Teens

More than 40 percent of stores called by minors suggested buying testosterone booster

4/24/2015
Baby Swings, Car Seats Not Safe for Sleeping

To avoid suffocation, put infants down in a crib, expert says

4/24/2015
4/22/2015
Health Tip: Dealing With Bedtime Anxiety

Reassure children that they'll be safe

4/21/2015
Training Programs for Parents Tied to Better Behavior in Kids With Autism

Behavior management strategies seemed to make a difference, study found

4/21/2015
Many Young Adults With Autism Face Unemployment, Isolation

Report highlights need for more services for this age group

4/21/2015
Freedom to Fidget Helps Kids With ADHD Learn: Study

The more they were able to move during tests, the better they did

4/21/2015
Another Study Finds No Vaccine-Autism Link

Finding held true even for children at risk for the developmental disorder

4/21/2015
Babies May Be More Sensitive to Pain Than Adults

Study of newborns upends some longstanding beliefs

4/20/2015
Swallowing Pills? Children Can Learn How

Five strategies were identified that help get the medicine down

4/17/2015
For Breast-Feeding Moms, Tips on Eating for Two

U.S. health officials outline a healthy meal plan

4/17/2015
Stronger Muscles = Healthier Bones in Kids

Added bone mass may help delay osteoporosis, study suggests

4/17/2015
1 in 3 Teen Boys Sexually Assaulted Tries Suicide, Study Finds

Psychologist calls for greater support for all victims -- female and male

4/17/2015
Higher Altitude States Have Fewer Kids With ADHD, Study Finds

Low-lying states have rates up to 16 percent versus 6 percent in mountain regions