Parenting Health News

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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

9/9/2014
Spotting, Treating Autism Symptoms in Infancy May Prevent Delays

But, study doesn't show that parent-based therapy can change course of autism

9/9/2014
Health Tip: Keeping Your Child Safe in a Car Seat

Babies should ride in a rear-facing device

9/8/2014
Give Aspirin to All Pregnant Women at Risk of Preeclampsia: U.S. Experts

Daily, low-dose regimen cuts odds of complication by 24 percent

9/8/2014
Smoking Before Fatherhood May Raise Asthma Risk in Kids: Study

But no similar association was found between mother and children

9/8/2014
Respiratory Virus Hitting Kids in at Least 12 States

Health officials concerned about a wider outbreak, urge good hygiene to limit exposure

9/8/2014
Kidney and Thyroid Cancer Rates Up Among U.S. Children, Study Finds

But these pediatric cancers remain rare and the increases are very small, experts say

9/8/2014
Sibling Bullies May Leave Lasting Effects

Study links harassment at home to higher levels of depression, anxiety

9/8/2014
Putting Baby to Sleep on Animal Fur May Lower Asthma Risk: Study

Researchers suggest contact with natural microbes may offer protection

9/5/2014
Family Troubles Tied to Poorer Dental Health, Study Discovers

The more physical, verbal aggression there was in the home, the more cavities parents and children had

9/5/2014
9/4/2014
Serious Childhood Burns Tied to Long-Term Mental Health Risks

Adults injured by fire when young are at increased odds of depression, study finds

9/4/2014
Tips for Keeping Breast-Feeding Goals on Track

New moms can use encouragement, support, expert says

9/4/2014
Breast-Feeding May Help Obese Moms Lose Pregnancy Pounds

Positive effect wasn't seen in normal weight or overweight women, study found

9/3/2014
Music Lessons May Help Bridge 'Achievement Gap'

Two years of instruction was followed by brain changes in children, study found

9/3/2014
Health Tip: Get the Right Nutrients While Nursing

Beef up your diet for baby's health

9/2/2014
Booze, Pot Bad for Teens in Different Ways, Study Suggests

Drinking tied to unsafe driving, marijuana use linked to poorer academics, job performance

9/2/2014
More Evidence Breast-Feeding Lowers Child's Risk of Infections, Allergies

Human milk contains important immunological protection for children, study authors say

9/2/2014
Preterm or Small Birth Tied to Long-Term Risks to Heart, Brain

But researchers say exercise, education may help overcome deficiencies

9/1/2014
Family Meals May Defuse Cyberbullying's Impact, Study Says

Support, communication appear to be buffers

8/29/2014
Encouraging Your Baby's Babbling May Speed Language Development

Researchers found that when parents responded, infants began to form more complex sounds

8/29/2014
Scientists Find Differences in Brains of Those With Dyslexia

Scans showed less connectivity in regions linked to reading

8/29/2014
Health Tip: Teach Your Child to Read Food Labels

Have the child check each snack's nutrition

8/28/2014
Parents' Fights May Strain Bonds With Their Kids

On days that mom and dad argue, they treat their children differently, study finds

8/28/2014
Less Sleep in Teen Years Tied to More Pounds at 21

16-year-olds should get more than 8 hours of shuteye a night to help avoid obesity, research says

8/28/2014
Most U.S. Babies Get Their Vaccines: CDC

But booster shots and second doses lag for 2-year-olds, report finds

8/28/2014
Concussion Recovery Can Reverse After Return to Activity, Study Shows

Expert and researcher say the findings highlight need for slow return to playing field

8/27/2014
8/25/2014
Pediatricians Offer New Dental Recommendations

American Academy of Pediatrics urges fluoride use on first teeth to prevent decay

8/25/2014
Start School Later for Older Kids, Pediatricians Urge

Opening bell should be no earlier than 8:30, says Academy of Pediatrics

8/25/2014
8/24/2014
What Parents Need to Know About Sports Participation

Carefully assess the school's athletic program, expert advises

8/23/2014
Getting Back to School Sleep Schedules

Expert offers advice on how to help kids adjust to earlier bedtimes

8/22/2014
With Kids in School, Parents Can Work Out

Include exercise in your weekly calendar of commitments, fitness expert says

8/22/2014
Simple Steps Make Shots Less Scary for Kids, Nurse Says

Parents can help their children handle the sting of getting vaccinated