Parenting Health News

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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

11/25/2013
Why Many U.S. Preteens Aren't Getting the HPV Shot

Review found cost, fear of kids becoming sexually active deters some parents

11/25/2013
Smaller Bowls May Keep Kids From Overeating

Researchers say tactic could help curb childhood obesity

11/21/2013
Sports for Teens Are Beneficial -- Up to a Point

Researchers found 14 hours a week were best, while high or low extremes lowered well-being scores

11/21/2013
Health Tip: Is Your Child Overloaded?

Signs that he's under too much stress

11/20/2013
Health Tip: Track Your Child's Sleep

A sleep diary can help identify problems

11/19/2013
Kids Worldwide Getting Less Heart Fit, Research Shows

Large study of running fitness in recent decades found today's children are much slower

11/19/2013
Drinking Milk as Teens Might Not Protect Men's Bones, Study Suggests

Instead, research found boys who consumed more milk had higher risk of hip fractures as adults

11/19/2013
Health Tip: When Your Child Is Overweight

Openly support efforts to lose extra pounds

11/18/2013
Bedroom TV, Video Games Linked to Less Sleep in Boys With Autism

But whether one causes the other isn't clear

11/18/2013
Breast Milk With Solid Foods Might Stave Off Allergies

Study also found waiting until 17 weeks to introduce solids is key

11/18/2013
New Push by Doctors to Limit Antibiotic Use in Kids

Many upper respiratory infections, such as mild strep throat, don't require the drugs, report says

11/15/2013
Working Moms Spend More Time Parenting Than Dads: Study

But fathers also 'highly involved' with their babies, researchers say

11/15/2013
How to Handle a Child's Seizure

First incident requires emergency medical care, expert says

11/15/2013
Preterm Boys Face Worse Odds Than Girls, Study Says

Possible challenges include learning disabilities, motor problems

11/15/2013
Health Tip: Ease the Sting of Strep Throat

Offer the right liquids to drink

11/14/2013
11/14/2013
Health Tip: Uninflated Balloons Aren't Safe for Young Children

They are the leading cause of child suffocation

11/12/2013
Music Training May Boost Young Brains, Studies Suggest

Effects appear strongest when kids start lessons before age 7