Parenting Health News

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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

5/2/2014
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

4/26/2014
Single Motherhood Doesn't Seem to Hinder Happiness

Raising a child more likely to brighten these women's lives, study says

4/25/2014
Keep Prescription Drugs Secure From Teens: Expert

Too often, addiction and abuse begin at home, he warns

4/25/2014
Kids' Happiness Doesn't Depend on 2 Natural Parents, Says Study

Relationship quality key, not whether you live with stepparent, single parent or 2 natural parents

4/25/2014
FDA Advisers: Ban Use of Behavior-Modifying 'Shock Devices'

The controversial tools are used on emotionally disabled kids at a Mass. facility

4/24/2014
FDA Reconsiders Behavior-Modifying 'Shock Devices'

Agency meets Thursday to discuss outlawing tools used on emotionally disabled kids

4/24/2014
1 in 13 U.S. Schoolkids Takes Psych Meds: Report

More than half of parents said the drugs are helpful

4/23/2014
Health Tip: Signs Your Child Has An Overuse Injury

Is the child in pain while exercising?

4/21/2014
Bowel Illnesses Sometimes Coincide in Kids

Children with irritable bowel syndrome were more likely to also have celiac disease in Italian study

4/21/2014
Too Much Codeine Still Prescribed to U.S. Kids: Study

ERs give potentially dangerous drug to thousands of children each year

4/21/2014
Language Problems Common for Kids With ADHD, Study Finds

Anxiety often goes hand in hand with attention disorder, too

4/19/2014
Spring Cleaning Safety Tips

How to avoid accidental poisonings from chemicals, medications

4/18/2014
Health Tip: If Your Child is Constipated

Signs the youngster should see a doctor

4/17/2014
Low Birth Weight, Lack of Breast-Feeding Tied to Inflammation Risk in Adulthood

Study of more than 10,000 people suggests these infants may someday have more health problems

4/17/2014
Mouse Study Reveals New Secrets of Fertilization

British researchers discover receptors on egg cells that allow sperm to attach, fertilize egg

4/17/2014
Health Tip: Avoid Diaper Rash

Keep your little one dry and clean

4/16/2014
Health Tip: Use a Safe Stroller

Make sure toys can't fall on your child

4/14/2014
Young People With Epilepsy Face Higher Injury Risk: Study

British researchers found increased odds of fractures, burns, medication poisoning

4/14/2014
Crankier Babies May Get More TV Time

Study didn't look at type of programming or possible effect on kids

4/14/2014
Young Dads at Risk of Depressive Symptoms, Study Finds

But experts stress findings don't mean fatherhood at an early age dooms men to clinical depression

4/14/2014
Health Tip: Secondhand Smoke Puts Babies at Risk

Of early death and other complications

4/13/2014
Campfire Precautions Can Protect Kids From Burns

Adult supervision, barriers around fire essential, expert says

4/12/2014
Protecting Children From Poison Emergencies

Safety, treatment advice for parents from the American Academy of Pediatrics

4/10/2014
Measles Cases Linked to U.S. Adoptions of Chinese Children: CDC

The highly infectious illness is still endemic in China, so adopted kids should get their shots, experts say

4/10/2014
Girls Suffer Worse Concussions, Study Suggests

Researchers found they had more severe symptoms, longer recovery times than boys

4/9/2014
Naps Enhance Learning for Young Children, Study Says

Preschoolers, infants performed better on language experiments after brief sleep

4/9/2014
Health Tip: Naptime for Toddlers

Keep them on schedule

4/8/2014
Too Many Younger Teens Still Getting Pregnant: CDC

Girls aged 15 to 17 account for about one-quarter of teen births, report shows

4/8/2014
Health Tip: Know the Hazards of Lead

It's particularly dangerous during childhood and pregnancy

4/7/2014
More U.S. Children Severely Obese, Study Says

Report, which conflicts with recent CDC review, finds growing number of kids likely to suffer serious health problems

4/7/2014
Stress Hormone May Drive Risk-Taking by Teen Motorists

Study found those with lower cortisol levels were more likely to crash

4/7/2014
Kids' Concussions Defined by Where They Live, Study Finds

Sports fell more city children; motorized vehicles a danger in the country