Parenting Health News

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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

2/16/2015
2/15/2015
Dentists Offer Tips to Keep Young Children Cavity-Free

Snacking 24/7 can lead to serious decay

2/13/2015
U.S.-Born Latino Teens Feel the Stress of Discrimination More

Study finds that adolescents born outside the country aren't as affected

2/13/2015
'Play' May Be More Stressful for Kids With Autism: Study

Brain scans also reveal apparent lack of social recognition during video play, researchers say

2/12/2015
Parents of Young Stroke Victims at Risk for PTSD, Researchers Find

In small study, almost a quarter met all criteria for the trauma-induced disorder

2/11/2015
Prolonged Rescue Efforts May Not Help Young Drowning Victims: Study

Researchers found brain damage and death likely when resuscitation attempts went beyond 30 minutes

2/10/2015
Is Measles' Return the 'New Normal'?

Pediatricians and parents struggle with keeping children safe amid concerns over vaccine

2/9/2015
Energy Drinks Tied to Inattention, Hyper Behavior in Middle Schoolers: Study

Kids shouldn't drink sugary, caffeinated beverages, researchers conclude

2/9/2015
HPV Vaccination Does Not Appear to Boost Risky Teen Sex, Study Shows

After its introduction, increase in STD rates was same in vaccinated, unvaccinated girls

2/6/2015
Program for 1-Year-Olds Tries to Lessen Autism's Impact

Parents taught to work on concerning behaviors before diagnosis

2/6/2015
Preemies More Likely to Have Asthma, Study Finds

But, they will likely outgrow the airway condition, researchers report

2/6/2015
Overly Controlling Moms Lose Out, Study Says

Allowing some freedom at age 2 reaped benefits by fifth grade

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