Parenting Health News

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3/23/2015
Secondhand Smoke May Put Kids at Risk for Heart Disease as Adults

Children of smokers nearly twice as likely to have plaque buildup in carotid arteries years later, study says

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