Parenting Health News

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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

3/27/2014
3/25/2014
Spanking Triggers Vicious Cycle, Study Finds

Unruly kids more likely to be spanked, but doing so leads to more misbehavior, researcher says

3/25/2014
Toddlers Who Sleep Less May Eat More

Short sleepers might be at greater risk for obesity, study suggests

3/24/2014
Violent Video Games Tied to Combative Thinking in Study

Kids 'start to see world in a more aggressive way,' researcher says

3/24/2014
When Moms Get Active, Kids Follow

Study of 4-year-olds suggests mothers help by spurring activity, taking part and being role models

3/24/2014
Health Tip: Switching to a 'Big Kid' Bed

Suggestions for a smoother transition

3/21/2014
How You Parent Is Partly Genetic, Study Suggests

Child's behavior also influences parenting style

3/20/2014
Childhood Abuse May Lead to Health Ills in Adulthood

Might trigger hormone problems linked to obesity, diabetes, study suggests

3/19/2014
Rigid Parenting Style Linked to Obese Kids

Demanding, inflexible approach might foster negative response, study suggests

3/19/2014
Health Tip: Floss Your Child's Teeth

Take time to do it correctly

3/17/2014
Sweet, Salty Taste Preferences Tied Together in Kids

Study also suggests that children's growth and development affect their choices

3/17/2014
TV, Computer Time Tied to Heavier, Less Happy Kids: Study

Parents can help reduce screen time, experts say

3/17/2014
Teens Often Copycat Others Who Drink and Drive: Study

If kids have ridden with a drunk driver, they're more likely to drive while impaired, researchers find

3/17/2014
TV Time, Feeding Habits Set Babies Up for Obesity: Study

Practices that foster weight gain are common among U.S. parents, researchers say

3/17/2014
Health Tip: Washing Baby's Clothes

Avoid skin irritation

3/14/2014
Gardening Might Give Kids a Fitness Boost

Digging, raking were high-intensity tasks in South Korean study

3/14/2014
When a Parent Dies, What Helps a Child Cope?

Study suggests grieving can affect school performance; mental health therapy an effective option

3/14/2014
Stress Can Quickly Harm Kids' Health: Study

And chronic stress takes a toll on their well-being, research shows

3/14/2014
Head Lice Growing Resistant to Standard Meds

It's probably time to turn to newer treatments, study suggests

3/14/2014
Health Tip: Create Good Eating Habits

Start with a healthy breakfast

3/12/2014
Returning Military Dads Often Struggle to Reconnect With Kids

The toddler they come home to can be much different from the baby they left behind

3/10/2014
Just 1.5 Hours of TV a Day May Disrupt Kids' Sleep, Study Says

The more they watch, the greater the sleep loss

3/10/2014
Kids Who Repeat a Grade Can Become Discipline Problems, Study Says

Schools that had more repeaters had more suspensions, other signs of trouble in student body

3/10/2014
September Peak Month for Kids' Asthma Flares: Study

Experts say rise in allergy triggers, summer medication 'breaks' and back-to-school virus exposure may all contribute

3/10/2014
When Smartphone Is Near, Parenting May Falter

Study found many caregivers focused on devices instead of children

3/10/2014
3/10/2014
Health Tip: What to Exclude from Baby's Crib

Sleep positioner isn't necessary

3/7/2014
Younger Siblings of Kids With Autism May Show Early Signs of Problems

Study found developmental or behavioral red flags in babies as young as 1 year

3/6/2014
Kids With ADHD May Face Higher Obesity Risk as Teens

Finnish study also found more physical inactivity in this group

3/6/2014
Shared Family Activities May Boost Preschoolers' Emotional Health

Eating dinner, having fun together can help kids learn to form good relationships

3/6/2014
State Flu Shot Rule for Preschoolers Curbs Kids' Hospitalizations: CDC

When vaccination rates rose in Connecticut, serious complications dropped, report finds

3/6/2014
Kids Lacking At-Home Enrichment Gain Most From Head Start: Study

Researcher says the preschool program is 'vital' for certain children

3/6/2014
Despite Media Companies' Claims, Your Baby Can't Learn to Read: Study

Necessary skills don't develop until age 5 or 6 years, researchers say

3/6/2014
Health Tip: When Baby's Cries Signal Trouble

Advice for when to call the doctor

3/6/2014
3/5/2014
Moving Out of Poor Neighborhood May Disrupt Boys' Mental Health: Study

However, girls tend to do better with upward mobility, researchers say