Parenting Health News

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7/24/2014
7/23/2014
Parent's Death May Raise Risk of Early Death for Grown Children, Study Suggests

Odds of dying prematurely 50 percent higher in adults who'd lost a parent in childhood, researchers report

7/23/2014
Many Obese U.S. Kids Think They're Thinner Than They Are

They won't take steps to reach a healthy weight if they don't see the problem, experts note

7/22/2014
Obesity During Pregnancy Linked to Raised Asthma Risk in Kids

Threat of respiratory disease may be up to 30 percent higher, study suggests

7/22/2014
Parents of Children With Autism Need Help, Too

Study found mothers who were taught stress-reduction skills had less depression, anxiety

7/22/2014
Health Tip: Soothing Bug Bites

Remedies to help fight the pain and itch

7/21/2014
Life Skills, Parenting Classes May Cut Inflammation in Poor Kids

That, in turn, may help reduce health ills, such as diabetes and heart disease, researcher says

7/21/2014
Smoking While Pregnant Linked to ADHD in Children

Expectant moms' use of nicotine-replacement therapy could also spell problems for kids, study suggests

7/21/2014
Waistlines of U.S. Kids Seem to Be Holding Steady, Study Finds

But too many children and teens remain obese, experts say

7/21/2014
7/21/2014
Common Genes Implicated in Autism Study

Findings suggest genetics play a bigger role than environment in risk of disorder

7/18/2014
Full-Time Job May Disrupt Breast-Feeding Plans

Study found moms who returned to part-time work were better able to meet their goals

7/17/2014
College Alcohol Violations Often Draw a Slap on the Wrist: Study

Often, campus security won't report booze-related infractions to police or to health services, researchers say

7/17/2014
'Little League Shoulder' on the Rise

Rest, possibly combined with physical therapy, key to recovery, research suggests

7/15/2014
Kids From Dairy Farms Have Lower Allergy Risk, Study Finds

Benefits evident from birth, researchers say

7/15/2014
Health Tip: Watch for Warning Signs of Choking

Including difficulty breathing

7/14/2014
Babies' Brains Prep for Speech Long Before First Words Come Out

Scans found motor areas were activated when infants heard others talking, researchers report

7/14/2014
iPads Can Trigger Nickel Allergies in Kids

Report involving 11-year-boy points to a simple solution: an iPad case

7/14/2014
Bed-Sharing Linked to SIDS

Study also finds risk factors for sleep-related death vary with baby's age

7/14/2014
Spoon Measurements Behind Many Child Drug-Dosing Errors: Study

Experts recommend medications be administered in milliliters only

7/14/2014
Health Tip: Giving Children Chores

Can help boost self-esteem

7/10/2014
Researchers See Link Between Dyslexia, Abuse

But they're not sure which one might lead to the other

7/9/2014
TB Rates Among Children May Be Higher Than Estimated

As many as 650,000 kids worldwide infected each year, researchers report

7/8/2014
Kids on Tight Schedules May Lose Out, Study Says

Study shows having more free time teaches children how to plan, solve problems and make decisions

7/7/2014
Health Tip: Minimizing Food Allergies

Early breast-feeding may help

7/7/2014
7/3/2014
Unwed Parents Should Tie the Knot Before Child Turns 3: Study

Doing so creates strongest family bond, researcher explains

7/2/2014
Glaucoma Can Affect Babies, Too

In U.S., one in 10,000 infants is born with the vision-robbing disease

7/2/2014
Many Teens May Get Several Pro-Marijuana Tweets a Day

Twitter might be influencing young people's opinions of the drug, study suggests

7/1/2014
iPads May Help Boost Speaking Skills in Kids With Autism: Study

Combining use of device with therapy sessions helped minimally verbal children talk, interact

7/1/2014
Dad's Ethnicity May Influence Baby's Birth Weight

Infants born to foreign-born fathers weighed less at birth, Canadian study finds

7/1/2014
Childhood Vaccines Vindicated Once More

No link to autism found in large review of previous research on measles, mumps, rubella vaccine

6/30/2014
A Laptop May Boost a Hospitalized Child's Recovery

Kids who videoconference with family, friends report less stress, study says

6/30/2014
Health Tip: Healing After Baby is Born

Ease back into your routine

6/29/2014
Protect Your Kids From the Heat

Expert offers tips on avoiding heat-related illness in children

6/27/2014
Summer's a Great Time for Tonsil Removal

Surgery won't disrupt school schedule, kids can relax during recovery, doctor says

6/27/2014
Health Tip: Keep High Schoolers Safe During Sports

Make sure they train properly and wear protective equipment

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
Numbing Medications Can Harm Teething Babies, FDA Warns

Products containing lidocaine or benzocaine have been linked to serious illness and even death, agency says

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