Parenting Health News

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6/26/2014
Daughters Drink More Than Their Moms Did -- in Australia, at Least

It's possible findings would apply to U.S., experts say

6/26/2014
Precautions Help Keep Kids Safe in Water

Children can drown in as little as 2 inches of water, pediatrician warns

6/26/2014
For Young Kids, Nasal Spray Beats Needle for Flu Immunization

CDC says getting seasonal vaccine via the nose confers better protection for those ages 2 to 8

6/26/2014
Milk, Egg Allergies Seem to Make Parents Most Anxious

Two-thirds of parents accurately assess severity of their child's food allergy, study reports

6/26/2014
6/25/2014
Persistent Cough in Kids Can Often Be Whooping Cough

In British study, 1 in 5 cases of chronic hacking turned out to be the respiratory ailment

6/24/2014
Mother's Birthplace May Affect Autism Risk in Kids

Some foreign-born mothers now in U.S. are more likely to have children with the disorder, study finds

6/24/2014
Pediatrics Group Wants Parents to Read to Their Children Every Day

The practice should begin in infancy, American Academy of Pediatrics says, to prepare kids for school, life

6/23/2014
Web-Based Program May Help Beginner Drivers

A new spin on behind-the-wheel education improves teen safety, study says

6/23/2014
Study Links Pesticide Exposure During Pregnancy to Autism Risk in Kids

But it doesn't prove pesticides cause autism, and didn't directly measure women's chemical exposure, expert notes

6/23/2014
Health Tip: Protect Your Child's Hearing

Avoid exposure to loud noise

6/22/2014
Tips for Keeping That Bounce House Safe

Children get hurt when colliding with others or falling, expert says, so supervision is needed

6/21/2014
For Safety's Sake, Don't Leave Kids in Cars

Warmer weather puts them at risk of heat stroke, other dangers, expert says

6/20/2014
A Defining Act for Fathers and Sons

25 years later, that game of catch in 'Field of Dreams' still resonates for many, and experts explain why

6/20/2014
Health Tip: Teach Children About Responsibility

Make sure your expectations are understood

6/18/2014
Parents of a Child With Autism Often Forgo Further Childbearing: Study

Stress of caring for an affected child is probably a big factor, one expert says

6/17/2014
Health Tip: Is Your Teen Abusing Alcohol?

Warning signs that a teen may be drinking

6/13/2014
Background TV May Hinder Toddlers' Language Development

Communication skills benefit when parents focus solely on the child, study suggests

6/13/2014
Dads Who Do Housework May Spur Daughters to Aim High: Study

Promoting gender equality at home may foster ambition in girls, researchers say

6/12/2014
Less Smoking, Sex and Fighting Among U.S. High School Kids: CDC

But rates for other unhealthy behaviors, such as texting while driving, are up, agency says

6/12/2014
Cool Teens, Uncool Future?

Status-seeking behaviors of adolescence don't translate well to adult world, study suggests

6/12/2014
When School's Out, Weight Can Pile On

For certain kids, summer vacation adds unwanted pounds, review finds

6/11/2014
Parents' Sleep May Affect Child's Risk of Obesity: Study

All family members need adequate rest to protect against preschoolers' weight gain, experts say

6/9/2014
Measles Journey Highlights Risk to Unvaccinated Kids

Minnesota outbreak began with a toddler traveling overseas, study says

6/9/2014
Vaccine for Infant Tummy Bug Cuts Hospitalizations: CDC

Fewer children admitted for severe diarrhea tied to rotavirus, researchers say

6/9/2014
Health Tip: Worried About a Child's Back Pain?

Signs the child should see a doctor

6/6/2014
Genetic 'Networks' May Play Role in Autism

Finding might provide new targets for drugs to treat disorder, researchers say

6/6/2014
Many Childhood Leukemia Survivors Aren't Taking 'Maintenance' Meds: Study

These drugs help stop acute lymphocytic leukemia from coming back, experts note

6/6/2014
Too-Clean Homes May Encourage Child Allergies, Asthma: Study

Exposure to a little dust, dander in infancy might prime tots' immune systems, research finds

6/6/2014
Health Tip: Teach Kids Bike Safety Rules

Including where it's safe to ride

6/5/2014
Health Tip: Consider Air Bag Safety for Children

Seat them in the back of the car

6/5/2014
Kids' Obesity Risk Rises With Parents' Divorce: Study

Stress, unhealthy coping strategies may be to blame, experts say

6/3/2014
Hormone Levels in Womb Tied to Autism Risk in Boys: Study

Experts caution that finding is preliminary, with no current implications for treatment or prevention

6/3/2014
Health Tip: Help Improve Your Child's Sleep

Regulate the youngster's exposure to light

6/2/2014
1 of 8 U.S. Kids Mistreated Before Age 18, Study Finds

Risk highest early in life, with 2 percent of children having a confirmed report by 1st birthday, researchers say

6/2/2014
Boston Marathon Bombings Left Psychological Scars on Kids

11 percent of parents surveyed months later described PTSD symptoms in children, study found

5/31/2014
Preventing Tick Bites

Long pants, socks and insect repellant help protect you from ticks

5/29/2014
U.S. Measles Cases at 20-Year High

Almost all infections involve unvaccinated residents who traveled abroad, CDC says

5/29/2014
Having Babies May Be 'Contagious' Among Long-Time Friends

Women tend to get pregnant soon after friends they've known since high school give birth, study finds

5/29/2014
5/28/2014
Mediterranean Diet May Keep Kids Slimmer

Children who followed eating plan were 15 percent less likely to be overweight, study finds

5/27/2014
Kids' Snacking Gets Less Nutritious as They Age

With youngsters eating about three snacks daily, focus should be on healthy foods, says expert

5/27/2014
Dad's Brain Becomes More 'Maternal' When He's Primary Caregiver: Study

Regions where emotions are processed get more active, researchers report

5/26/2014
5/26/2014
Health Tip: Easing Baby's Cradle Cap

Wash baby's scalp frequently

5/23/2014
Fit Kids Have Better Body-Fat Distribution, Study Finds

Active children show fewer signs of future heart disease

5/23/2014
Cyberbullying Knows No Socio-economic Bounds

Study finds poor kids are getting harassed online, too

5/23/2014
New Dialysis Machine Treats Tiniest of Newborns

Device needed because adult dialysis machines overpower babies' blood vessels, experts say

5/22/2014
Costs a Barrier to Asthma Care for Some Kids

High co-pays prevent some children from seeing a doctor or getting needed meds, study finds

5/22/2014
Health Tip: Swaddle Baby Safely

Follow these guidelines