Parenting Health News

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2/25/2014
On-time Use of Routine Vaccine Keeps Kids Out of Hospital

Illnesses rose when measles-mumps-rubella shot was given out of order, Danish study found

2/24/2014
Use of Tylenol in Pregnancy Tied to Higher ADHD Risk in Child

Risk increases with longer use, researchers say; experts caution the finding needs verification

2/24/2014
Kids' Checkups Should Include Cholesterol, Depression Tests, Doctors Say

HIV screening also recommended under revised American Academy of Pediatrics guidelines

2/24/2014
Mysterious Polio-Like Illness Strikes Kids in California

Only a small number of cases identified, experts say, with no clear common cause

2/23/2014
Frequent School Moves May Harm Kids' Mental Health

Study of British preteens might have found increased risk of psychiatric symptoms

2/22/2014
Students' Health Habits Tied to School Success

Fitness, nutrition, proper sleep and TV restrictions appeared to make a difference in study of city kids

2/21/2014
Family Conflicts Can Impair Child's Brain Development: Study

Early exposure to parental tension is a risk factor for later mental woes, researchers say

2/18/2014
Heavy Kids May Suffer Worse Elbow Fractures

Study found they were more likely to have complex 'type-3' breaks than normal-weight kids

2/18/2014
'Talking' Medical Devices, Apps Continue to Evolve

Innovations can help people manage their conditions, function in emergencies, keep doctors informed

2/17/2014
Clues to Obesity Found in Infants

Twin studies looked at differences in genetics, appetite and feeling full after eating

2/17/2014
STD Education Must Start Long Before Kids Engage in Sex

Parenting, friends and academics all influence likelihood of contracting sexually transmitted diseases, study says

2/17/2014
Beauty, Not Health May Spur Teens to Use Sunscreen

Tanning's damaging effect on looks mattered more to teens than skin cancer risks, study found

2/17/2014
Bullying May Have Lasting Health Effects on Kids

Study of students in grades 5 through 10 found mental, physical fallout even if harassment stopped

2/17/2014
Mother's Voice on Special Pacifier Helps Preemies Learn to Eat

When properly sucking, baby is rewarded with a song from Mom, researchers say

2/17/2014
Health Tip: Pack the Right Sports Snacks

To help your young athlete succeed

2/16/2014
Start Heart-Healthy Lessons in Childhood, Expert Says

Limiting screen time, boosting exercise are essentials

2/14/2014
Health Tip: Protect Kids in Motor Vehicle Crashes

Always use car seats and seat belts

2/14/2014
Health Tip: Talk to Teens About Tanning

Make sure they use sunscreen

2/12/2014
Infections Like Colds, Chickenpox Tied to Some Stroke Risk in Kids

The brain attacks are rare in children, experts note, and study found vaccines may offer some protection

2/12/2014
Health Tip: OTC Medications for Children

Talk with the pediatrician before your child's first dose

2/11/2014
Partial HPV Vaccine Series May Help Prevent Genital Warts in Girls

But Swedish study didn't address more critical issue of cervical cancer prevention

2/11/2014
States May Be Getting Stricter on Child Vaccine Exemptions

Study finds bills to expand parental opt-outs are failing, while others to limit them have passed

2/11/2014
Teens' Stress Levels Rival Those of Adults, Survey Finds

Top worries include post-graduation choices, financial concerns

2/11/2014
Dentists' Group Expands Recommended Use of Fluoride Toothpaste for Kids

They should use an amount the size of a grain of rice as soon as first tooth appears, ADA says

2/11/2014
Health Tip: Choosing the Right Babysitter

Select someone with references

2/10/2014
New Obesity Weapon: Kids Teaching Kids

Children more likely to listen to peers than adults, study suggests

2/10/2014
Teen Pregnancy Rates Much Higher for Girls With Serious Mental Illness: Study

But it's not clear from Canadian study if there's a direct connection

2/10/2014
Premature Babies Benefit From Adult Talk, Study Finds

Starting in intensive care unit, 'conversations' appear to aid language development

2/10/2014
Autism Costs Average $17,000 Yearly for Each Child, Study Finds

School systems bear the brunt, not parents, researchers find

2/10/2014
Energy Drinks, Coffee Increasing Sources of Caffeine for Kids, CDC Says

Effects of excessive caffeine intake on youngsters aren't yet known, experts warn

2/10/2014
Health Tip: Storing Toys

Prevent injuries by putting toys away

2/10/2014
Health Tip: Trampoline Injuries

Here's how kids can get hurt

2/7/2014
Single-Sex Education's Benefits Challenged in Study

Research review finds no significant difference academically

2/7/2014
Teens' Energy Drink Habit May Be Linked to Booze, Tobacco, Drug Use

But study doesn't prove that one leads to the other

2/5/2014
Shy Kids Might Not Have Difficulty With Language

Study suggests these toddlers understand what they hear as well as more outgoing peers

2/4/2014
Blood Sugar Monitoring System Approved for Children

However, device didn't perform as well in kids as in adults, FDA says

2/4/2014
Infants at Highest Risk for Childhood Burns

Hot beverages, hair irons most often the cause, British study found

2/3/2014
U.S. Teens Eat Too Much Salt, Hiking Obesity Risk: Study

Researchers found that kids consume at least twice the recommended daily amounts

2/3/2014
Many Parents of Obese Children Underestimate Their Weight

And parents of normal-weight kids often think they're too thin, review found

2/3/2014
Gay Teen Boys More Likely to Use Muscle-Building Steroids: Survey

They're also reporting heavier use, possibly putting themselves at risk for harmful side effects

2/1/2014
Secure Those Sets for Super Bowl Viewing

As part of National TV Safety Day, experts warn that televisions can tip over on kids

1/31/2014
1/30/2014
Baby May Help Keep Couples With Fertility Problems Together

Higher risk of breakup seen after infertility treatment fails, Danish study finds

1/30/2014
Gradual Exposure to Peanuts May Help Some Allergic Kids

Experimental therapy increased tolerance, but much more testing needed, doctors say

1/30/2014
Health Tip: Inform Your Allergic Child

The youngster should know to avoid certain foods

1/29/2014
Treatment Often Inadequate for Children With Anxiety Disorders, Study Finds

Just 47 percent gained long-term relief of symptoms, researchers say

1/29/2014
Smartphone Apps for Diabetes: Do They Really Work?

You can use them to count carbs, log blood sugar, but users say they're no substitute for patient knowledge and a doctor's care

1/29/2014
Health Tip: Make Sure Baby's Crib Sheets Fit

Baby shouldn't be able to pull them off the mattress

1/28/2014
Health Tip: Don't Give Raw Milk to Children

Make sure all dairy products are pasteurized

1/27/2014
Childhood Events Tied to Slow Recovery From Depression Later

People who were abused as kids or had parents with addiction might take longer to regain mental health