Parenting Health News

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12/1/2014
Infants Remember a Good Time, Study Finds

Positive reinforcement seems to improve memory, researchers say

12/1/2014
Babies Still Sleeping With Soft Bedding Despite SIDS Risk: CDC

Over half have items in crib that may up odds of sudden infant death syndrome

11/28/2014
11/27/2014
Want Kids to Eat Better? Get Them Cooking

Children involved in food prep classes may eat more fruits, veggies and fiber, study says

11/25/2014
Parents Need to Take Lead on Teen Concussion Prevention

Expert advises protective gear, and baseline concussion testing for athletes

11/25/2014
Full-Day Preschool Beats Part-Day for School Preparedness

Full-time program for youngest tots boosts test scores, attendance: study

11/25/2014
Early Puberty Linked to Increased Risk of Depression in Teens

Researchers find odds raised in both boys and girls developing sooner than peers

11/24/2014
Kids' Bag Lunches Not Meeting Nutrition Guidelines: Study

Second study found that providing classroom breakfast didn't improve grades, though longer-term studies are needed

11/24/2014
Childhood Obesity Brings Host of Health Problems, Researchers Report

High blood pressure, liver problems and heart disease risk upped in heavy kids

11/24/2014
Adult-Sized ATVs Deadly for Kids, Report Shows

Study highlights risks associated with all-terrain vehicles

11/24/2014
Eczema Cases Rising Among U.S. Children: Report

For most, proper skin care and topical treatments help, experts say

11/22/2014
'Tis the Season of Challenges for Those With Food Allergies

Expert gives tips on avoiding problems

11/21/2014
Close Friends May Be Key to Teens' Drinking

Larger peer group is less important when it comes to drinking or not, study says

11/21/2014
Health Tip: Beware of Bathroom Chemicals

Turn on bathroom fan while in use

11/19/2014
U.S. School Meal Rules Might Work Against Good Nutrition, Study Says

Federal mandates don't limit added sugar or carbohydrates, researchers say

11/19/2014
Health Tip: Easing Baby's Nasal Congestion

Use a cool-mist humidifier

11/18/2014
Parents Want Children in Day Care to Be Vaccinated: Poll

Three-quarters said they'd pull their kids out if others weren't up to date on shots

11/17/2014
Home Cooking Helps Keep the Calories Down

But veggies at school lunches get left on the plate, say researchers studying healthy eating

11/17/2014
Head Trauma in Abused Babies, Toddlers Can Have Lifelong Impact

Shortened lifespan, disability often come in wake of these injuries, study finds

11/17/2014
Many Teens Suffer 'Cyber' Dating Abuse, Study Suggests

Researcher said the participants were part of 'high-risk' population

11/17/2014
Preterm-Birth Complications Leading Global Killer of Young Children

To mark World Prematurity Day on Monday, researchers announce $250 million to combat the problem

11/13/2014
More Than One-Fifth of High School Students Smoke: CDC

Experts say more regulation could stop young Americans from picking up the deadly habit

11/12/2014
Falls Leading Cause of Serious Head Trauma for Kids, Study Shows

Seatbelts and bike helmets can help prevent severe head injuries, experts say

11/12/2014
Health Tip: Easing Your Child's Bedtime Fears

Offer reassurance, but don't offer your bed

11/11/2014
Food Rules for Toddlers May Lead to Healthy Eating Habits

Study found telling 2-year-olds what they can't eat meant they ate better at age 4

11/10/2014
Kids Obese at Young Age Often Stay That Way, Study Shows

Weight at 11 a good indicator of weight at 16, researchers found

11/10/2014
Laundry Detergent Pods Pose Poisoning Risk to Kids, Study Says

One death, more than 700 illnesses among young U.S. children

11/10/2014
Health Tip: When Your Child Is Ready to Read

Offer support, but don't rush the learning process

11/7/2014
School Lunches More Nutritious Than Home-Packed Lunches: Study

Little ones' lunchboxes often contain fat, desserts, sugary drinks, researchers say

11/6/2014
Kids With Epilepsy Face Higher Early Death Risk, Study Reports

Coordinated care is essential for reducing death rates, experts say

11/6/2014
Newer Pneumonia Vaccine for Kids Beats Older Version: Study

Almost 30 percent fewer kids under 2 hospitalized for serious lung infections

11/6/2014
'Unconditional Regard' Buoys Kids' Self-Esteem

Study finds children who know friends will always care are more resilient

11/5/2014
ADHD Linked to Expectant Moms' Smog Exposure

Traffic and fossil fuels for heat, electricity biggest factors, study suggests

11/5/2014
The ABCs of Successful Classroom Design

Lighting, temperature can influence student achievement, researchers say

11/5/2014
11/4/2014
Health Tip: Signs of a Yeast Diaper Rash

Call the pediatrician if you notice these symptoms

11/3/2014
Better Detection, Diagnosis Major Factors Behind Rise in Autism Cases: Study

But, reporting changes don't explain the total increase, experts say

11/3/2014
Mom's Words Matter Most to Newborns

Study also finds that parents respond more to sounds of babies who match their gender

11/3/2014
Typical ADHD Care Leaves Room for Improvement, Study Finds

Many pediatricians fail to follow guidelines for diagnosis, treatment

11/3/2014
Health Tip: Teach Children Never to Play in the Car

And lock the car when not in use

10/31/2014
Child's Appendix More Likely to Rupture in Regions Short of Surgeons

Transfer to another hospital delays treatment, researchers say

10/31/2014
Study Shows How Toddlers Adjust to Adult Anger

Even 15-month-olds can recognize ways to avoid arousing the wrath of a grown-up

10/31/2014
Kids: An Rx for Menopause's Hot Flashes?

'Bonding' hormone may play a role in study's findings, researchers say

10/30/2014
Halloween Safety Tips for Kids With Asthma

Trick-or-treaters should bring quick-relief inhalers with them, experts advise

10/30/2014
Health Tip: Dress Kids in Safe Halloween Costumes

Avoid tripping hazards and obstructed vision

10/29/2014
FDA Cautions Against 'Undeclared' Food Allergens

Labels omitting certain ingredients are leading cause of FDA recalls

10/28/2014
Sleep Woes Common Among Troubled Young Children, Study Says

Researchers link psychiatric issues to 'behavioral insomnias of childhood'

10/28/2014
'Social Host' Laws May Help Curb Underage Drinking, Study Says

Controversial statutes hold parents responsible for teen alcohol consumption

10/27/2014
Placebo Treatment May Quiet Kids' Cough

Parents report a spoonful of agave nectar or flavored water reduced symptoms

10/27/2014
Health Tip: Get Kids Outdoors

How outside exercise can boost health