Parenting Health News

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1/1/2015
Health Tip: Have Your Child's Eyes Checked

Especially if the child was born early

12/31/2014
Preventing Diaper Rash

Dermatologist shares tips for protecting your baby's skin

12/30/2014
Parent's Suicide Attempt Makes Child's Much More Likely: Study

Suicidal behavior appears to run in families, with certain conditions putting kids at higher risk

12/30/2014
Flu Now Epidemic in U.S., With 15 Child Deaths Reported

But it's too early to know if this year's strain is more severe than usual, CDC says

12/26/2014
Diabetes May Affect Kids' Brain Growth, Study Reports

But there was no effect on thinking and memory skills, researchers say

12/25/2014
Make Your Home 'Kid Safe' During the Holidays

Experts warn against leaving medications, drinks, ashtrays, lamp oils, toxic plants within reach of children

12/24/2014
Abuse in Childhood Tied to Migraines in Adulthood

Emotional or sexual maltreatment linked to higher odds of serious headache, study finds

12/23/2014
Greater Cooling of Oxygen-Deprived Infants Fails to Improve Survival

Study was halted early because of disappointing results

12/23/2014
Can Fast Food Hinder Learning in Kids?

Researchers found test-score differences between 5th and 8th grades

12/22/2014
Concussion Laws Helping Student-Athletes, Study Finds

Researchers believe raising public awareness made a big difference, too

12/22/2014
Mother's Depression Tied to Later Delinquency in Kids

Treating parent's mental health issues is critical, experts say

12/19/2014
Preschoolers Need Eye Screening, Experts Say

Testing recommended annually from age 3 to 6

12/18/2014
Sensitive Parenting May Boost Kids' Social Skills, School Performance

Researchers found the positive effect lingered into adulthood

12/18/2014
Smog Exposure During Pregnancy Linked to Autism Risk

Expert notes, however, that potential threat is small

12/17/2014
Few Parents Think 18-Year-Olds Can Handle Their Health Care

Yet poll says two-thirds think older teens should be able to take charge

12/17/2014
Health Tip: When Children Wake at Night

Separation anxiety is a frequent cause

12/16/2014
First Newborn Screening Test Approved for Rare Immune Disorder

Blood test can help identify Severe Combined Immunodeficiency

12/16/2014
Health Tip: Protect Children During Holidays

Clean up quickly after a party

12/15/2014
Drug Interactions Common Among Hospitalized Kids, Study Says

Medication combos may cause side effects or reduce treatment effectiveness, expert notes

12/15/2014
Vaccinating Schoolkids Cuts Flu in Communities: Study

Infection rate went down among other population segments, such as preschoolers and adults

12/15/2014
E-Cigarette Use May Be Rising Among Teens

Nearly one-third of those surveyed in Hawaii have tried the devices

12/12/2014
Mom, Put Down That Smartphone at Dinner

Study finds mothers who are distracted by devices at mealtimes connect less well with kids

12/11/2014
More Young Adults Getting Preventive Care After Obamacare, Study Finds

More people in early 20s getting blood pressure and routine health checks

12/11/2014
Almost Half of U.S. Kids Suffer Traumatic Stress, Study Shows

Teaching adults in their lives how to heal may be best first step, researchers say

12/11/2014
Almost All U.S. Teens Are Sleep Deprived, Study Finds

Too-early school start times are one big factor, experts say

12/11/2014
Raised Asthma Risk Seen for Toddlers Who Share Bed With Parents

But researchers weren't able to show why the association was found

12/11/2014
For Young Kids, Too Little Sleep Linked to Later Obesity

Sleep issues, such as sleep apnea, also associated with excess weight, study finds

12/10/2014
Having Eczema Won't Make You Shorter

Though a few kids who also have sleep trouble may grow slower, study says

12/5/2014
'Mean Boys' Rule in Middle, High School, Study Finds

Males may be more likely than girls to use 'relational aggression'

12/5/2014
Nearly One-Third of Kids in U.S. Cities Live in Poverty

Two-generation solution calls for education, job training for parents, researcher says

12/4/2014
New Parents Favor In-Depth Genetic Testing, Survey Finds

But further research is needed to explore impact, study authors say

12/3/2014
Many Kids Exposed to Unneeded X-Rays, Study Finds

Limiting radiation, costs should be objectives, researcher says

12/1/2014
Toddlers Hurt in Falls Often Not Warned About Climbing on Furniture

Researchers found parents of these kids also more likely to not use safety gates at home

12/1/2014
'Trouble in Toyland' Report Targets Hazardous Gifts for Kids

Consumer watchdog group says many playthings can choke or poison

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