Parenting Health News

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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

5/21/2014
5/21/2014
Health Tip: Giving Medicine to Your Child

Make sure you're well-informed

5/20/2014
High Cholesterol May Delay Parenthood, Study Suggests

Whether lowering cholesterol in prospective parents will aid conception isn't clear, researchers say

5/20/2014
Stillbirth Remains an 'Unacknowledged Problem'

These early deaths are rarely included in national medical records, study says

5/19/2014
Delaying Measles-Related Vaccines May Raise Seizure Risk: Study

Researchers say findings emphasize importance of following timing guidelines

5/19/2014
More Evidence Ties Poor Sleep to Obesity in Kids

Study highlights need for consistent bedtime, experts say

5/19/2014
Health Tip: Keep Kids Safe in Shopping Carts

Suggestions to prevent tipping and injuries

5/18/2014
Tweens Who Play Sports Less Likely to Smoke: Study

And non-school clubs may help reduce risk of drinking, researchers find

5/16/2014
Single Moms' Job Loss May Have Long Term Impact on Kids

Children's education and long-term mental health often seem to suffer, research shows

5/16/2014
Health Tip: Help Your Child Give Up Thumb Sucking

Suggestions to help break the habit

5/14/2014
Early Repetitive Behaviors May Signal Autism Risk

Research in siblings of children with autism may give parents a way to spot signs of the disorder earlier

5/13/2014
Almost 1 in 20 Young Teens Binge Drinks, Canadian Study Finds

4 percent of 12- to 14-year-olds say they've downed more than 5 drinks in a sitting over past year

5/13/2014
College Students' Unhealthy Habits Can Mark Their Future

Smoking, drinking, not eating right and not exercising will add up to future health woes, researchers say

5/12/2014
Smoking More Likely Among Teens Whose Parents Light Up

Quitting early in child's life helps reduce risk, researchers say

5/12/2014
Drug Therapy May Lower Odds That Kids With ADHD Will Smoke

Children with the disorder typically have higher smoking rates, experts note

5/12/2014
Health Tip: Dealing With Baby's Gas

Is mom eating foods that may contribute?

5/9/2014
Tips for New Moms on Mother's Day

FDA experts offer advice on doctor visits, use of medications

5/9/2014
5/8/2014
Brain Activity Changes in Pregnant Women, Study Finds

Boost in activity in brain region that reads faces may prepare mom to bond with baby, researcher suggests

5/7/2014
Nicotine Poisoning of Infant Highlights 'E-Cig' Dangers, Docs Report

10-month-old boy was sickened but survived toxic ingestion of liquid used for 'vaping'

5/7/2014
Health Tip: Understanding Childhood Obesity

Why extra weight is dangerous

5/6/2014
Skills Like Walking, Talking Don't Come Easily for Minority Kids With Autism

Phenomenon occurs twice as often in black children, 1.5 times more in Hispanics than in whites: study

5/6/2014
Could Energy Drinks Be Wrong Choice for Some Teens?

Unhealthy behaviors may be more common in those who consume the beverages, research suggests

5/6/2014
5/5/2014
Hard Work Propels Asian-American Students to Head of Class: Study

Reading, math tests showed little difference in innate abilities compared to whites, other minorities

5/5/2014
Disease Outbreaks May Not Change Minds of Vaccine Opponents

Study of whooping cough epidemic in Washington state found no rise in immunization of babies

5/5/2014
In Crashes That Kill Children, It's Their Driver Who's Often Drunk

Finding highlights need for additional penalties for those convicted of drunk driving with a child passenger, MADD says

5/5/2014
Many Parents Not Following Safe Sleep Practices for Babies

About one-third don't place infants to sleep on their backs, although that's known to help prevent SIDS

5/5/2014
Young Adults Think E-Cigs Safer Than Tobacco Ones

Survey finds young parents and non-smokers among users

5/5/2014
Genes, Environment May Play Equal Parts in Autism Risk: Study

Interaction between the two is probably complex, needs more research, experts say

5/2/2014
Your Kids May Not Be Ignoring You on Purpose

Children focused on other tasks 'blinded' to what's going on around them, study says

5/2/2014
Preschoolers Getting Too Much Screen Time: Survey

With some spending 3 or more hours daily, other childhood activities get crowded out, expert warns

5/2/2014
With Kids In Car, Parents Still Likely to Use Cellphones

Study shows 90 percent admit to driving while distracted by talking, texting or giving food to a child

5/2/2014
Helmets Not Helpful for Babies With 'Flat Head' Syndrome: Study

Dutch researchers found similar improvement in infants who received no treatment

5/2/2014
Health Tip: Talk to Your Kids About Alcohol

Start a dialog when they're young

5/2/2014
Health Tip: Batteries May Be Dangerous for Kids

Keep devices with batteries away from children

5/2/2014
News Coverage of Teen Suicides May Have Ripple Effect

Study finds possible link between prominent stories and copy-cat deaths

5/1/2014
Psst, Girls Have Been Better Students Than Boys for Decades

Study authors call female superiority a 'well-kept secret' that's been true for nearly 100 years

5/1/2014
Overweight Teens Feel Stigmatized, Bullied: Study

British survey finds some young people link excess weight to laziness and lack of self-control

4/30/2014
Pregnancy Ultrasound a Big Bonding Moment for Dads-to-Be

Fetal image helps men take in reality of pending birth, study suggests

4/30/2014
By 9 Months, Baby's Visual Learning Kicks In: Study

At this age, infants can view pictures, then recognize the objects in real life

4/30/2014
Health Tip: Make Time for Breakfast

And help your toddler get a healthy start

4/29/2014
Caring for Severely Ill Kids May Have Silver Lining

Many parent caregivers show signs of 'post-traumatic growth,' study says

4/29/2014
Working With Horses May Ease Stress in Kids

After 12-week riding program, students had lower levels of stress hormone in small study

4/29/2014
Calling Young Girls 'Fat' May Increase Their Teen-Obesity Risk

Stigma alone could spur overeating, study authors say

4/29/2014
'Breast Milk Banks' Gain in Popularity

Experts say they're safer than online milk-sharing sources

4/28/2014
U.S. Kids Experiencing Less Violence: Surveys

School shootings, bullying make the headlines, but they're the exception, expert says

4/28/2014
Gastro Woes More Common in Kids With Autism: Review

Their risk for digestive problems is 4 times higher than in typically developing peers, researchers found