Parenting Health News

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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

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
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