Parenting Health News

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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

3/2/2015
1 in 5 U.S. Teen Girls Physically or Sexually Abused While Dating

National survey finds one in 10 teen boys also experiences dating violence

3/2/2015
Teens Can Easily Buy E-Cigarettes Online

Study finds minors successfully purchased smoking devices 3 out of 4 times tried

3/2/2015
Doctors Often Yield to Parents' Requests to Delay Kids' Vaccines

But most believe it puts children at risk, study finds

2/28/2015
Tips for Safe Snow Fun

Winter sports account for more than 343,000 injuries in U.S. a year, experts say

2/27/2015
ER Physician Raises Concerns About Powdered Caffeine

One teaspoon of substance equivalent to about 25 cups of coffee

2/27/2015
1 in 5 Preemies With Lung Disease Exposed to Secondhand Smoke

22 percent were from what parents said were nonsmoking homes, study finds

2/26/2015
Good Supermarkets in Poor Areas May Not Prompt Better Eating

Study found no change in availability of healthy foods for children in low-income homes

2/26/2015
ADHD May Raise Odds for Premature Death

Risk is small, but a sign the disorder is a serious problem, experts say

2/25/2015
Viruses Increasingly Behind Child Pneumonia Cases

Bug that causes common cold, other infections often to blame, study finds

2/23/2015
Cat, Dust Mite Allergies Linked to Childhood Asthma

Study findings reveal possible early risk factors for asthma

2/23/2015
Reminders From States May Boost Timely Vaccination Rates

Centralized notification systems might be more effective than doctors' office messages, study suggests

2/23/2015
Arsenic in Well Water Can Raise Level in Baby Formula: Study

Researchers found overall amounts low, but recommend testing privately supplied tap water

2/23/2015
Could a Dishwasher Raise Your Child's Allergy, Asthma Risk?

Study found children from homes that hand-washed dishes had less allergic disease

2/23/2015
A Little Fat, Sugar OK for Kids If Diet Is Healthy: Study

Do what's necessary to make nutrient-rich foods palatable, pediatricians say

2/23/2015
Health Tip: Take Seven Steps for Heart-Healthy Kids

From food to exercise, promote heart health in children

2/20/2015
Health Tip: Prepare Your Child for Reading

Make the experience enjoyable for both of you

2/19/2015
Mental Health Woes Common Among Homeless Kids, Study Finds

Exposure to poverty, violence and poor health care may up the odds

2/19/2015
Health Tip: If Your Child Has Trouble Hearing

Here are common warning signs

2/18/2015
Heart Drug Clears Up 'Strawberry' Birthmarks

Study suggests propranolol as a new option to treat infantile hemangioma

2/18/2015
Preschoolers May Not Need Naps, Review Reports

Enforcing naps after children naturally outgrow them leads to less sleep overall

2/17/2015
Methamphetamine May be More Harmful to Teen Brains

MRI-based study finds illicit drug causes more damage in adolescents

2/17/2015
Kids Can Get Migraines Too

Tracking pain patterns and getting treatment can help, experts explain

2/16/2015
Parents Split on Later School Start Time for Teens

Many were concerned about logistics, impact on after-school activities, survey finds

2/16/2015
Study Links Antibiotics to Digestive Complication in Infants

Risk, though small, appears highest when medications given in first 6 weeks, researchers report

2/16/2015
Moldy Homes May Mean More Asthma in Young Kids

Those with allergies at greatest asthma risk, study finds

2/16/2015
U.S. Teens Getting Less Sleep Than Ever

Researchers find more adolescents today are short on shut-eye than in the 1990s