Parenting Health News

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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

9/29/2014
After-School Exercise Yields Brain Gains: Study

Findings suggest physical education, recess may improve academic success

9/29/2014
ADHD Can Hamper School Performance as Early as 2nd Grade, Study Says

Researchers report problems with reading, math, social skills

9/29/2014
Health Tip: Building a Safe Swing Set

Make sure anchors are below ground

9/26/2014
Ban Electronics in Kids' Bedrooms, Expert Says

Electronic lights, action keep kids up at night and can impact school performance

9/26/2014
Preemies May Have Stronger Immune Systems Than Suspected

Study finds infant's cells can mount inflammatory response to bacteria

9/26/2014
Health Tip: Keep Your Child's Weight Down

Or he could become obese later

9/25/2014
Boys With Autism Show Certain Grammar Skills in Study

They were able to form some past tense verbs faster than boys without the disorder

9/25/2014
Many Kids With ADHD May Be Missing Out on Talk Therapy

Study finds just one in four taking medication gets additional treatment

9/24/2014
29 States, District of Columbia Reporting Respiratory Illness That Targets Kids

Health officials urge good hygiene to help contain spread of Enterovirus D68

9/23/2014
Breast Milk a Risk for Spreading Common Virus to Preemies, Study Finds

CMV dangerous for low birth weight infants, but mom can be tested before delivery to see if she carries virus

9/22/2014
Can Brain Scans Help Predict Young Children's Reading Abilities?

Imaging might detect early reading troubles like dyslexia, researchers say

9/22/2014
Brainwaves May Help Gauge Autism Severity: Study

Seeing how fast a child processes sounds might lead to earlier diagnosis, too, researchers say

9/22/2014
Many Parents Use Online Ratings to Pick a Pediatrician, Study Finds

Reliability of the reviews is a concern, experts say

9/22/2014
Pediatricians Urge Flu Vaccine for All Kids 6 Months and Older

Nasal spray vaccine can be considered for many kids 2 to 8, doctors say

9/20/2014
Cyberbullying Seems to Ramp Up in Middle School

Effective prevention strategies must not be 'one-size-fits-all,' researcher says

9/19/2014
More Schools Stocking Shots That Counter Serious Allergic Reactions

Having epinephrine auto-injectors on hand can save lives, advocates say

9/18/2014
Study: Exposure to Diversity Might Boost Baby's Social Skills

Hearing different languages early in life could help reduce bias, researchers say

9/17/2014
12 States Now Reporting Severe Respiratory Illness That Targets Kids

Health officials urge good hygiene to limit exposure to Enterovirus D68

9/17/2014
Prenatal Exposure to Chemicals in Plastics Linked to Asthma Risk in Kids

Association between phthalates and lung disorder needs additional research, study authors say

9/16/2014
Researchers Don't See Long-Term Benefits From Drug for Preemies

Magnesium sulfate still useful in short term for helping to reduce risk of cerebral palsy, study says

9/16/2014
Fewer U.S. Teens Using Illegal Drugs and Alcohol, Report Finds

Plus, teen tobacco use fell to new low in 2013, government statistics show

9/15/2014
Kids' Severe Respiratory Virus Confirmed in Northeast

Health officials urge good hygiene to limit exposure to Enterovirus D68

9/15/2014
Kids Prescribed Antibiotics Twice as Often as Needed, Study Finds

More than 11 million prescriptions may be unnecessary, researchers say

9/15/2014
Small Number of Drugs Behind Kids' Accidental Poisonings: CDC

Narcotic painkillers, addiction medications and sedatives top the list

9/15/2014
9/12/2014
The Parenting Trap: Coddling Anxious Kids

Trying to protect children from source of anxiety may make things worse, researchers say

9/12/2014
Health Tip: Helping Your Newborn Sleep

Watch for signs that the infant is tired

9/11/2014
Medications Plus Parent Training May Help Kids With Aggression, ADHD

Combination treatment seems to reduce anger and violent tendencies, study finds

9/11/2014
Physical Activity May Boost School Performance, Especially for Boys

Walking, bicycling to school linked to better reading scores in study

9/11/2014
Health Tip: If Your Child Can't Sleep

Signs you should alert the pediatrician

9/10/2014
Many U.S. Kids Missing Out on Preventive Care, CDC Says

Report finds gaps in basic medical care, vaccines, and vision and hearing screenings

9/10/2014
Parents' Divorce May Hit Higher-Income Kids Harder

Dramatic changes in lifestyle can lead to behavior problems, study suggests

9/10/2014
Failed Infertility Treatment Linked to Worse Mental Health in Study

All women who undergo treatment should receive psychological support, researchers suggest

9/9/2014
Nine of 10 American Kids Eat Too Much Salt: CDC

Almost half of daily intake comes from the 10 foods they eat most

9/9/2014
E-Cigarette Refills Pose Danger to Kids, Experts Say

British researchers warn of accidental liquid nicotine poisoning from easily accessed e-cartridges