Parenting Health News

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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

1/5/2015
Extra Bed Rest May Not Be Best for Kids With Concussions

Two days proved more effective than five days in small study of teens

1/5/2015
1/2/2015
1/1/2015
Dealing With Cold Weather Injuries

Safety precautions can prevent serious problems during winter activities

1/1/2015
Health Tip: Have Your Child's Eyes Checked

Especially if the child was born early

12/31/2014
Preventing Diaper Rash

Dermatologist shares tips for protecting your baby's skin

12/30/2014
Parent's Suicide Attempt Makes Child's Much More Likely: Study

Suicidal behavior appears to run in families, with certain conditions putting kids at higher risk

12/30/2014
Flu Now Epidemic in U.S., With 15 Child Deaths Reported

But it's too early to know if this year's strain is more severe than usual, CDC says

12/26/2014
Diabetes May Affect Kids' Brain Growth, Study Reports

But there was no effect on thinking and memory skills, researchers say

12/25/2014
Make Your Home 'Kid Safe' During the Holidays

Experts warn against leaving medications, drinks, ashtrays, lamp oils, toxic plants within reach of children

12/24/2014
Abuse in Childhood Tied to Migraines in Adulthood

Emotional or sexual maltreatment linked to higher odds of serious headache, study finds

12/23/2014
Greater Cooling of Oxygen-Deprived Infants Fails to Improve Survival

Study was halted early because of disappointing results

12/23/2014
Can Fast Food Hinder Learning in Kids?

Researchers found test-score differences between 5th and 8th grades

12/22/2014
Concussion Laws Helping Student-Athletes, Study Finds

Researchers believe raising public awareness made a big difference, too

12/22/2014
Mother's Depression Tied to Later Delinquency in Kids

Treating parent's mental health issues is critical, experts say

12/19/2014
Preschoolers Need Eye Screening, Experts Say

Testing recommended annually from age 3 to 6

12/18/2014
Sensitive Parenting May Boost Kids' Social Skills, School Performance

Researchers found the positive effect lingered into adulthood

12/18/2014
Smog Exposure During Pregnancy Linked to Autism Risk

Expert notes, however, that potential threat is small

12/17/2014
Few Parents Think 18-Year-Olds Can Handle Their Health Care

Yet poll says two-thirds think older teens should be able to take charge

12/17/2014
Health Tip: When Children Wake at Night

Separation anxiety is a frequent cause

12/16/2014
First Newborn Screening Test Approved for Rare Immune Disorder

Blood test can help identify Severe Combined Immunodeficiency

12/16/2014
Health Tip: Protect Children During Holidays

Clean up quickly after a party

12/15/2014
Drug Interactions Common Among Hospitalized Kids, Study Says

Medication combos may cause side effects or reduce treatment effectiveness, expert notes

12/15/2014
Vaccinating Schoolkids Cuts Flu in Communities: Study

Infection rate went down among other population segments, such as preschoolers and adults

12/15/2014
E-Cigarette Use May Be Rising Among Teens

Nearly one-third of those surveyed in Hawaii have tried the devices

12/12/2014
Mom, Put Down That Smartphone at Dinner

Study finds mothers who are distracted by devices at mealtimes connect less well with kids

12/11/2014
More Young Adults Getting Preventive Care After Obamacare, Study Finds

More people in early 20s getting blood pressure and routine health checks

12/11/2014
Almost Half of U.S. Kids Suffer Traumatic Stress, Study Shows

Teaching adults in their lives how to heal may be best first step, researchers say

12/11/2014
Almost All U.S. Teens Are Sleep Deprived, Study Finds

Too-early school start times are one big factor, experts say

12/11/2014
Raised Asthma Risk Seen for Toddlers Who Share Bed With Parents

But researchers weren't able to show why the association was found

12/11/2014
For Young Kids, Too Little Sleep Linked to Later Obesity

Sleep issues, such as sleep apnea, also associated with excess weight, study finds

12/10/2014
Having Eczema Won't Make You Shorter

Though a few kids who also have sleep trouble may grow slower, study says