Parenting Health News

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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

4/16/2015
E-Cigarette Use Triples Among U.S. Teens in 1 Year

Federal health officials say the nicotine-based products pose major health threat to kids

4/16/2015
Health Tip: Measure Your Child's Height and Weight Correctly

First, remove shoes and heavy clothing

4/16/2015
Chemicals in Some Flavored E-Cigs Exceed Recommended Limits: Study

Researchers say findings show need for regulations, such as mandatory listing of ingredients

4/16/2015
About 1 in 10 Kids Tries E-Cigarettes

But fewer than 2 percent of teens become regular users, study finds

4/16/2015
New Synthetic Drug 'Flakka' Triggers Crazed Behaviors

Use of chemical-cousin to 'bath salts' appears to be on the rise, experts say

4/15/2015
1 in 10 U.S. Teens Has Tried Hashish

Drug is more powerful cousin of marijuana, researchers say

4/15/2015
Child's Popularity May Rely on Understanding Others

Researcher suggests sensitivity training for socially isolated kids

4/15/2015
Doctors Often Ignore Parents' Concerns About Autism in Young Kids: Study

Research suggests that needless delays in diagnosis, treatment, occur as a result

4/13/2015
Muscle Strength Helps Baseball Pitchers Avoid Injury

Researchers use computer simulation to show what contributes to elbow problems

4/13/2015
Not Interested in School? Maybe They're Born That Way

Study suggests genetics contribute to a student's lack of motivation

4/13/2015
Know the Signs of Child Abuse

All adults must play role in protecting kids from harm, doctor says

4/13/2015
Boozing in Movies May Boost Teen Drinking

Alcohol use 20 percent higher in adolescents who watched liquor-laden films, study finds

4/13/2015
Health Tip: Use a Trampoline Safely

Never leave a child unattended

4/10/2015
Ease Back Into Springtime Sports, Doctor Cautions

Sports medicine specialist offers tips to help keep teens and adults moving

4/10/2015
Ear Infections Common, But Often Missed, in Infants

Doctor says irritability, fever and pulling at ears are possible signs

4/10/2015
Too Few Kids With Epilepsy, Cerebral Palsy Get Flu Shot: Study

But they are more likely to develop flu-rated complications

4/9/2015
Brain Scans May Predict Language Skills in Kids With Autism

But research is still preliminary, expert says

4/9/2015
Fewer U.S. Children Getting Melanoma: Study

Researchers credit better education on risk of UV rays, changes in children's play

4/9/2015
Migraine Drug May Up Risk of Eating Disorders in Some Teens

Case reports don't prove the medicine caused problems, however

4/9/2015
4/8/2015
Health Tip: Recognize Signs of Bullying

Emotional kids may be most vulnerable

4/7/2015
Teen Use of Long-Term Contraception Rising, But Remains Low

U.S. government report says implants and IUDs are effective and safe options

4/7/2015
In Rare Cases, Kids Can Get Food Allergies From Donated Blood

But these 'transferred' reactions clear up within a few months, experts say

4/7/2015
4/6/2015
Breast Milk Bought Online Might Contain Cow's Milk, Study Finds

Untested samples may also harbor bacteria, viruses, experts say

4/4/2015
Year-Round Baseball Leads to More Youth Injuries, Study Says

Elbow ligament tears more common in South than North

4/3/2015
Easter Doesn't Have to Be a Diet Disaster

Heart group offers tips for a healthier holiday

4/3/2015
Childhood Trauma May Raise Odds of Asthma

Study finds divorce, death and violence appear linked to higher risk of respiratory illness

4/3/2015
Surprises Help Babies Learn, Research Finds

Unpredictable situations seem to make infants more interested in exploring

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