Parenting Health News

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10/23/2014
Gene Scan Helps Diagnose Mystery Disorders in Children

Using DNA from parents and child, test hones in on disease-causing mutations

10/23/2014
As Pot Use Rises, Teens' Grades May Fall: Study

Occasional use might not have impact, but heavy users had lower test scores, researchers found

10/23/2014
Teen Conflicts Spill Over to Other Areas of Their Lives

Home troubles affect school life, school issues affect home, researchers report

10/23/2014
Health Tip: Using a Pacifier to Soothe Baby

Make sure the infant really doesn't want to eat instead

10/22/2014
Discussing Ebola: Children Feel Safe, Calm When Adults Do, Too

Be prepared with appropriate answers for the inevitable questions, experts say

10/21/2014
10/21/2014
Traffic Pollution May Be a Risk While Pregnant

Reduced lung function seen in children at age 4, study says

10/21/2014
Health Tip: Snacking After School

Take steps to avoid getting sick

10/21/2014
10/20/2014
Medication Errors Occur Every 8 Minutes in U.S. Children

Study finds that liquid drugs are the most commonly misused at home

10/20/2014
As U.S. Economy Worsened, Vasectomy Rates Rose, Study Finds

National data shows a 28 percent rise in men opting for the procedure

10/20/2014
Circumcision Past Newborn Stage Poses Risk for Boys, Study Finds

Delaying procedure also linked with higher costs, experts say

10/20/2014
'Desensitized' Parents Let Kids Watch More Movie Violence, Sex

Study found that as parents viewed more of it themselves, they became more lax about how much kids could see

10/20/2014
Health Tip: Listen to Your Child About Food Allergies

Things kids may say when they're having an allergic reaction

10/17/2014
Athletic Trainers' Group Advises Heart Tests for Young Athletes

Identifying problems may prevent sudden cardiac arrest, new guidelines suggest

10/17/2014
Dads Face Guilt About Workouts, Just Like Moms Do

Both parents tend to view exercise as a selfish behavior that takes up family time, researcher says

10/17/2014
U.S. Kids Use ADHD Meds More During School Year

Researchers suggest this may be to boost academic achievement

10/17/2014
Tonsillectomy Complications May Be More Likely in Poor, Minority Kids

Access to care might play a role, researcher says

10/16/2014
Detergent Pods Pose Risk to Kids' Eyes, Researchers Warn

Young children may be attracted to the brightly colored chemicals, study suggests

10/16/2014
'To Burn Off Calories in This Soda, Walk 5 Miles'

Teens drank fewer sugary drinks when energy content info was converted to exercise, study found

10/16/2014
Teens Still Sending Naked Pictures Via Cellphone

New study suggests one in five 'sexts,' despite potential consequences

10/15/2014
Teen Girls May Face Greater Risk of Depression

Relationship-related stress contributes to higher rates, researchers say

10/15/2014
Family Support Tied to Safer Sex for Young Gay Males: Study

Closeness, open discussions with parents may help prevent risky sexual behavior, findings suggest

10/15/2014
Parenthood May Push Cancer Patients to Seek More Treatment

They may choose aggressive therapy in attempt to have more time with children, study finds

10/15/2014
Health Tip: Installing a Child's Car Seat

Follow the product's instructions carefully

10/14/2014
More Kids Using ERs for Medical Care, Researchers Say

Uninsured and privately insured children show biggest increases in California study

10/14/2014
Exercise May Not Ward Off Teen Depression

U.K. research finds no apparent link, but U.S. experts are not convinced

10/13/2014
Broccoli Compound Shows Promise for Autism Symptoms in Small Study

Researchers caution that not everyone improved, and findings are preliminary

10/13/2014
Eating Disorders May Start in Elementary School

They're often linked with other mental health issues, researchers say

10/13/2014
Calm, Positive Family Meals May Help Keep Kids Slim

Having both parents present, eating in kitchen also linked to healthier weights, researchers report

10/13/2014
Sleeping on Sofa Can Be Deadly for Babies, Study Finds

Researchers uncover higher risk for SIDS, suffocation

10/10/2014
Study Finds Many Newborns Have Risky First Ride Home From Hospital

More than 90 percent of parents don't install, position the car seat correctly, researchers say

10/10/2014
Many Parents Need to Educate Themselves About Concussions

Experts believe lack of knowledge could hinder child's recovery

10/10/2014
Common Childhood Vaccine Cuts 'Superbug' Infection: Study

Cases of antibiotic-resistant pneumonia, meningitis fell after pneumococcal shot introduced in 2010

10/9/2014
10/8/2014
Schools Key to Reaching Kids With Mental Health Needs, Experts Say

Left untreated, children may suffer long-term damage

10/6/2014
Genes May Play Big Role in Academic Success, Study Suggests

But a number of other factors affect schoolwork and achievement, experts stress

10/6/2014
Officials Report First Confirmed Child Death Due to Enterovirus D68

Virus, which can cause paralysis, has spread to 43 states, CDC says

10/6/2014
It's Confirmed: You Have Parents to Thank (or Blame) for Your Height

New study doubles the number of gene regions linked to height

10/6/2014
10/2/2014
Study Shows Benefits of Building Baby's Language Skills Early

Helping infants learn to focus on sounds appears to speed up speech-related brain development

10/2/2014
Most Who Abuse Painkillers Are Unprepared If Overdose Strikes: Study

Although anti-OD meds are available, many addicts hold misguided views on what to do

10/2/2014
Health Tip: If Your Child's Grades Are Dropping

Make sure a physical problem isn't the cause

10/2/2014
Kids With Autism Tend to Be Less Active, Study Says

But 'underlying physical abilities are there'

10/2/2014
42 States Reporting Respiratory Virus That Targets Kids

Health officials also investigating whether it's linked to several deaths, cases of muscle weakness, paralysis

10/1/2014
Infant's Early Diet Doesn't Change Celiac Disease Risk, Study Finds

Breast-feeding, waiting to introduce foods with gluten didn't prevent autoimmune disorder

10/1/2014
Preterm Birth, Pneumonia Leading Causes of Death for Children Under 5

New global estimates suggest 2 million die each year from these conditions

9/30/2014
Spacing Between Sibling Births Tied to Autism Risk in Study

But authors, expert stressed that couples shouldn't base family planning on this finding

9/30/2014
Health Tip: Curbing Nighttime Nursing

Feed baby more during the day

9/29/2014
40 States, District of Columbia Reporting Respiratory Virus That Targets Kids

Health officials also investigating whether germ is tied to cases of muscle weakness in 9 Colorado children