Parenting Health News

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1/7/2014
Kids' Suicide Risk Similar for All Newer Antidepressants: Study

Children had roughly the same risk for suicidal thoughts and behaviors, regardless of drug they were taking

1/6/2014
High Praise Might Backfire on Kids With Low Self-Esteem

Inflated compliments may cause some kids to back away from challenges, researchers say

1/3/2014
Keep Your Toddler's Body Clock in Mind at Bedtime

Study found sleep problems arose when kids were put to bed at wrong time

1/3/2014
Daycare Surfaces May Hold Germs Longer Than Thought

Even well-cleaned cribs were contaminated with bacteria that can cause illness, study found

1/1/2014
Health Tip: Little Kids and Some Pets Don't Mix

Animals to avoid until kids are bigger

1/1/2014
Health Tip: New Mom, Protect Your Back

Resume exercise while newborn sleeps

12/31/2013
Health Tip: Teens Need Enough Sleep

Or they may have problems learning and concentrating

12/31/2013
Health Tip: Weaning Baby From a Bottle

Don't try it during stressful times

12/30/2013
Landmark ADHD Study Backed Drugs Over Therapy at a Cost: Report

Children denied counseling may have lost out, experts say

12/30/2013
Health Tip: When Baby Spits Up Excessively

Here's what parents can do

12/24/2013
Mother-Daughter Team Preaches the Gospel of HIV Prevention

'I want other women to know that you can have a good ending,' says Fortunata Kasege

12/24/2013
12/23/2013
Keep the Holidays Merry for Kids With Diabetes

Parents should monitor their child's blood sugar more often, but don't be too restrictive, expert says

12/20/2013
1 in 6 Fathers Doesn't Live With His Kids: CDC

But researchers say living with children doesn't always mean dads are involved

12/19/2013
Teens Who 'Sext' Don't Dwell on Consequences

Peer pressure seems stronger than parental warnings, study suggests

12/19/2013
12/18/2013
Obese Kids Might Have Higher Levels of Stress Hormone

But whether extra weight actually causes stress isn't clear, researcher says

12/18/2013
12/17/2013
Many ADHD Drugs Linked to Painful Erections: FDA

Agency wants drug labels to reflect this rare risk

12/16/2013
Diabetes Drug Metformin Tied to Slight Weight Loss in Obese Kids

But, experts say drug isn't meant for that use, while diet and exercise have proven effective

12/16/2013
Dogs May Guard Babies Against Asthma, Allergies

Researchers working with mice found presence of a pet reduced immune system response to allergens

12/16/2013
Youngest Child Often Not as Small as Mother Thinks

Study might explain why 'baby of the family' label persists

12/16/2013
Bad Night's Sleep May Raise Blood Pressure in Kids

Study from China followed normal-weight teens, and found a slight increase in pressure

12/16/2013
Health Tip: Holiday Safety Suggestions

Use flame-retardant decorations

12/13/2013
Tips for Stress-Free Winter Breaks With College Kids

Here's how parents can adapt when students come home

12/12/2013
Kids' Movies Deliver Mixed Messages on Eating, Obesity

Films condemn obesity, but 'glamorize' inactivity, study finds

12/12/2013
Health Tip: Stay Active With Baby

Even if newborn is too young to crawl

12/11/2013
Will Music Make Your Child Smarter?

Study finds no evidence to support that belief

12/11/2013
New Flu Vaccine May Provide More Protection to Kids

Study used vaccine targeting 4 flu strains rather than the usual 3

12/11/2013
Kids' Social Skills May Suffer When Mothers Drink During Pregnancy

Study suggests effect on children's brains goes beyond intelligence

12/11/2013
'Obamacare' Helping Young Adults Get Health Insurance: Report

Trend largely due to letting them stay on parents' plans longer, experts say

12/10/2013
Health Tip: Keep Kids Away From Corded Blinds and Shades

If possible, use cordless window covers

12/9/2013
Early Puberty in Girls Might Be Linked to Bad Behavior

Study found they were more likely to say they had gotten into fights, skipped school

12/9/2013
Rise in U.S. High Chair Injuries Stuns Experts

Either safety straps aren't working or adults don't use them properly, researchers say

12/6/2013
Nebulizers May Not Deliver Full Drug Dose to Kids With Asthma

Small study found less than one-quarter of the medicine makes it to the lungs

12/5/2013
Measles Still a Threat, U.S. Health Officials Warn

Sporadic outbreaks caused by travelers to countries without vaccination programs, doctors say

12/5/2013
Sensory Therapy Might Work for Kids With Autism

Study found it helped children bothered by ordinary noises, feel of toothbrush or shower water on skin

12/5/2013
Why Johnny Can't Sleep

New research on teens says parenting, social ties play bigger role than biology

12/5/2013
Health Tip: Limit Lead Exposure for Kids

Try to stay elsewhere if your older home is being remodeled

12/4/2013
Less Physical Activity, More TV for Today's Moms, Study Finds

This generation is less active than mothers in 1960s, researchers say

12/4/2013
More Than 6 Percent of U.S. Teens Take Psychiatric Meds: Survey

ADHD, depression most common conditions reported by those on medication

12/4/2013
Health Tip: Prevent Headaches in Teens

Enough regular sleep can help

12/4/2013
Health Tip: Toys to Avoid for Young Children

Any that include straps or strings

12/3/2013
Health Tip: Cleaning Baby Bottles

Sterilize them to kill germs

12/2/2013
How Worried Are Parents About Kids' Online Safety?

Study suggests race, ethnicity, other factors affect their level of concern

11/27/2013
Parents Who Set, Stick to Rules May Help Kids Stay Slim

Australian study found it was more important than what Mom or Dad weighed

11/27/2013
Health Tip: If Your Child Has a Learning Disability

Put yourself in his or her shoes

11/26/2013
Cross These Dangerous Toys Off Kids' Christmas List, Experts Say

Annual 'Trouble in Toyland' report cites playthings that could choke or poison a child

11/26/2013
As More Meningitis Cases Hit Colleges, Experts Urge Awareness

Symptoms include sudden fever, headache, neck stiffness, vomiting and sensitivity to light

11/26/2013
Health Tip: Limiting Kids' TV Time

Set and enforce rules