Parenting Health News

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2/5/2015
Exclusive Breast-Feeding May Ease Transition to Solid Food

Formula appears to change composition of gut bacteria, researchers say

2/3/2015
Electronic Devices May Disrupt Teen Sleep, Study Reports

Kids using computers and phones take longer to drift off at night

2/3/2015
Health Tip: Keep Babies Warm During Winter

Dress them in layers when venturing outside

2/2/2015
Toddler Snacks, Meals Have Lots of Salt and Sugar: Study

Most toddler dinners were high in sodium, and infant snacks had added sugar

2/2/2015
Some Kids Use Tobacco, E-Cigarettes Together, Study Finds

Additional products may increase addiction to nicotine, expert says

2/2/2015
Medication Problems May Spur Many Child ER Trips, Study Finds

Bad reactions, misuse are the common culprits, researchers say

2/2/2015
Health Tip: Why Your Child's Back Hurts

It may be a simple muscle sprain

2/2/2015
Certain Genes in Babies May Up Preterm Birth Risk

Mother's genes don't appear linked to premature delivery, study suggests

1/30/2015
Lead Exposure May Be Bigger Threat to Boys Than Girls

Hormones may offer young females some protection from toxic effects, study says

1/30/2015
Early Exposure to English May Help Spanish-Speaking Kids in School

Hearing it at home can bolster success in classroom, researcher says

1/30/2015
Girls Outperform Boys Academically Around the Globe, Study Says

Even in countries with gender inequality, female students often have better grades

1/30/2015
1/29/2015
Good Sleep Habits, Enforced Rules Help Kids Sleep: Study

Regular bedtime, plus limits on caffeine and electronics in the bedroom, all key

1/29/2015
Little Improvement in Children Paralyzed After Viral Infection, Study Finds

Cluster of Colorado cases may be tied to 2014 outbreak of enterovirus D68, experts say

1/29/2015
Arizona Officials Say Nearly 1,000 People May Have Been Exposed to Measles

Latest infection tally on outbreak that originated in California now stands at 95

1/28/2015
U.S. Measles Outbreak Now Numbers 87 Cases

Officials say most patients hadn't been vaccinated against the disease

1/27/2015
1/26/2015
Childhood Neglect May Affect Brain Development, Study Says

Changes in white matter seen in institutionalized children

1/26/2015
Autism Genes Vary, Even in Affected Siblings, Study Finds

Only one-third of siblings with autism shared similar genetic variations, researchers say

1/26/2015
Menu Calorie Counts May Mean Less Fattening Meals for Kids

Study suggests certain calorie information might also prompt parents to encourage more exercise

1/26/2015
Morphine After Tonsillectomy Tied to Breathing Problems in Study

Motrin, Advil a safe option for children, researchers say

1/26/2015
Pediatricians' Group Opposes Legal Marijuana

American Academy of Pediatrics says drug has potential to harm children

1/26/2015
78 People Now Infected in U.S. Measles Outbreak

Most patients hadn't been vaccinated against the disease, officials say

1/23/2015
Many Parents Too Quick to Switch Child Car Seats, Study Finds

Front-facing models unsafe before age 2, experts say

1/23/2015
Many U.S. Girls Aren't Getting HPV Vaccine, Study Finds

Researchers note that CDC recommends vaccination at age 11 or 12

1/22/2015
School Sports Costs Leave Some Students on Sidelines

Only one-third of kids from families making less than $60,000 play on teams

1/22/2015
Study Hints That 'Video Feedback' Therapy May Help Curb Autism

Research suggests an effect for at-risk babies, but more study is needed, expert says

1/22/2015
California Measles Outbreak Shows How Quickly Disease Can Resurface in U.S.

More parents refusing to have their kids vaccinated against highly contagious illness, experts note

1/21/2015
More Extreme Preemies Are Surviving, Study Finds

But 25 percent still die, pointing to need for better pregnancy interventions, doctors say

1/21/2015
Could Nutrients in Fish Shield Fetus From Mercury's Harms?

No developmental problems seen in kids of frequent seafood eaters from Seychelles islands, study says

1/21/2015
Better Outcomes for Children Born With Fertility Treatments

Implanting just one embryo a significant factor in the change, study author says

1/20/2015
Researchers Rethink Inner-City Asthma Theory

Poverty, race, ethnicity are more accurate predictors, study says

1/19/2015
TV Alcohol Ads Tied to Problem Drinking for Teens, Study Finds

Researchers saw correlation between the commercials and drinking initiation, binge drinking

1/19/2015
Family Income, Expectations Tied to Kindergarten Performance

Kids scored better overall when their parents focused more on reading, computer use and preschool

1/19/2015
Vaccine Opponents Often Cluster in Communities

California study found certain areas have high numbers of parents who forgo immunizing kids

1/19/2015
Pizza Takes a Slice Out of Kids' Health, Study Finds

Children, teens consume more calories, fat and salt on days they eat this American staple

1/15/2015
Neural Tube Defects, Such as Spina Bifida, on the Decline: CDC

Experts cite mandatory fortification of grain products with folic acid, but not enough women get the B vitamin

1/15/2015
1/14/2015
Recess Promotes Healthy Eating by School Kids: Study

Changing the timing of activity session may get students to eat more fruits, veggies

1/12/2015
Head Start Program Might Help Fight Childhood Obesity: Study

Preschoolers' weight loss attributed to emphasis on nutrition, exercise and structure

1/12/2015
Health Tip: Teach Kids About Snack Safety

Leftovers that should be avoided

1/9/2015
Middle School Football Doesn't Seem to Cause Short-Term Brain Damage: Study

Small review found hits to head occurred less often than for older players; one doctor has some concerns

1/8/2015
Health Tip: Dealing With Temper Tantrums

Suggestions to help calm an angry toddler

1/7/2015
Long-Term Study Finds Measles Vaccines Safe

Research included more than a half-million vaccine doses in 1- or 2-year-olds

1/6/2015
Health Tip: When Baby Needs a Medical Test

How to comfort and calm the infant

1/5/2015
Overweight Teens Who Lose Weight for Health More Likely to Succeed: Study

Parents can help by modeling healthy behavior and providing healthier meals

1/5/2015
Brain Damage Rare When Newborn Jaundice Is Treated, Study Finds

Serious complications often avoided with American Academy of Pediatrics-guided therapy

1/5/2015
Bad Flu Season Getting Worse, CDC Says

43 states reporting widespread influenza activity and 21 child deaths

1/5/2015
Can Pets Help Boost Social Skills for Kids With Autism?

Study finds slight evidence that family pets boost social skills in children with the disorder

1/5/2015
Kids With Bedroom Smartphones Sleep Less: Study

Experts recommend limiting use of small screen devices