Parenting Health News

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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
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

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