Parenting Health News

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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

4/2/2015
Excess Weight Early in Life Linked to Colon Cancer Risk in Women

Study supports evidence that body size in childhood may influence cancer risk decades later

4/1/2015
More Americans Survive Childhood Cancers, But Health Problems Persist

Malignancies and treatments can take toll on quality of life in adulthood, study finds

3/31/2015
Benefits of Iron Supplements Unclear for Pregnant Women, Young Children

Task force concludes there's too little information to recommend screening for deficiencies

3/31/2015
Health Tip: Shopping for Teens' Shoes

Consider fit and function

3/31/2015
Letting Kids Sip Alcohol May 'Send Wrong Message'

Study suggests it might make booze more appealing to children

3/31/2015
New Research Tightens Childhood Paralysis-Enterovirus D68 Link

Lab tests confirm half of cases in recent outbreak tied to specific virus strain

3/30/2015
U.S. Kids Getting Fewer Daily Calories From Fast Food

But one-third still eating it every day, study finds

3/30/2015
Milliliter-Only Dosing Recommended for Kids' Meds

Using metrics, not teaspoons, reduces medication errors, American Academy of Pediatrics says

3/27/2015
Avoid Medication Overdoses in Children

Expert offers tips for keeping kids safe

3/27/2015
Expert Offers Tips to Help Babies With Stuffy Noses

Humidity and moisture can help prevent and treat congestion

3/27/2015
E-Cigarettes May Pose a Risk in Pregnancy and to Children

Nicotine can harm developing brains, experts say

3/27/2015
Free School Breakfasts Appear to Boost Kids' Grades

Math, reading and science scores better in schools that subsidized morning meals

3/27/2015
3/26/2015
Abused Kids Not Destined to Be Abusive Parents, Study Finds

But neglect, sexual abuse was more likely in kids of parents who were abused as children

3/26/2015
3/25/2015
Counseling Beats School Suspension at Curbing Pot Use: Study

Drug policies should educate students, not just penalize them, researchers note

3/25/2015
3/24/2015
Tips to Make Healthy School Lunches Kids Will Actually Eat

Expert says keep loose teeth and time constraints in mind when choosing foods

3/24/2015
School Dismissal a Dangerous Time for Kids Getting Hit By Cars

Study authors and expert say better supervision, less smartphone use might cut the risk

3/24/2015
Young Pitchers Often Pressured to Play Despite Pain, Study Says

Majority of parents are unaware of safe throwing guidelines, researchers find

3/24/2015
Health Tip: Help Prevent Baby's Spit-Up

Avoid playtime just after feedings

3/23/2015
Adopting U.S. Culture Ups Diabetes Risk in Mexican-American Kids

Greater use of English and more non-Hispanic friends increased risk of disease, study finds

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