Parenting Health News

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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

4/7/2014
Childhood Obesity Adds Nearly $20K to Lifetime Medical Costs: Study

Losing weight while young may help kids lower future health care expenses, researcher says

4/7/2014
Could Dads' Obesity Raise Autism Risk for Kids?

Study finds slight increase linked to weight of fathers, not mothers

4/7/2014
Having Kids Walk to School Comes With Risks, Benefits

Added physical activity is healthy for youngsters, but traffic poses danger, study finds

4/4/2014
Teens' Screen Time May Affect Their Bone Health: Study

Researchers in Norway found contrasting bone density results in boys, girls

4/4/2014
4/2/2014
More Evidence That Probiotics Won't Ease Baby's Colic

Parents gave Lactobacillus reuteri to colicky infants in study

4/1/2014
Parents' Addiction May Be Linked to Arthritis in Offspring

More studies needed to explore the apparent association, researchers say

4/1/2014
Popular Kids May Be Targets for Bullying: Study

Competition for social status could play a role, researchers say

4/1/2014
Parental Messages That Stress No Alcohol Do Get Through, Survey Finds

92 percent of teens who said parents opposed underage drinking weren't drinkers, MADD says

4/1/2014
Health Tip: Preparing for Potty Training

Be positive in your approach

3/31/2014
Monitoring Kids' Screen Time May Improve Their Behavior

Researchers report better sleep, school performance

3/31/2014
Stronger Muscles May Mean Better Health for Kids

Study of 6th-graders links greater strength to lower risk for heart disease

3/28/2014
Health Tip: Check Your Child's Playground

Inspect carefully before play begins

3/28/2014
Health Tip: Keep Poisons From Children

Put them out of kids' reach