Parenting Health News

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11/11/2013
Fewer ER Visits for Kids After Cold Medicine Restrictions

CDC study ties improvement to label changes, voluntary manufacturer withdrawals

11/11/2013
Health Tip: Avoid Mishaps at Restaurants

Have the waiter remove any candles

11/11/2013
Exercise in Pregnancy May Boost Baby's Brain, Study Says

Whether early advantage continues through childhood remains to be seen

11/8/2013
Kids in Southern U.S. More Likely to Have Hay Fever: Study

But escaping allergens isn't just a matter of moving, experts say

11/8/2013
Health Tip: Keep Kids Safe Around Animal Exhibits

Wash hands after leaving the petting zoo

11/7/2013
Parental Stress, Domestic Violence May Affect Kids' Development: Study

Although no direct link was found, researchers suggest screening children for risk factors

11/7/2013
For Children of Teen Parents, Most Injuries Due to Falls: Study

ER records suggest efforts should be made to teach better supervision skills to young parents, researcher says

11/7/2013
Despite Major Progress, Some Childhood Cancers Are Still Killers

Better funding is vital to improve treatments, experts say

11/6/2013
Family Meals May Keep Kids, Parents at Healthy Weight

Study found it's best to eat dinner in kitchen or dining room

11/6/2013
Stomach Troubles Common for Kids With Autism, Study Confirms

Digestive distress often accompanied by irritability, social withdrawal

11/6/2013
IVF Conception Doesn't Seem to Raise Kids' Cancer Risk: Study

British researchers followed more than 100,000 children for 17 years

11/6/2013
Autism Sign May Appear in First Months of Life

Eye contact starts declining at 8 weeks, finds study

11/4/2013
Don't Ask, Just Tell Parents When It's Time for Vaccines: Study

Research finds physicians' approach influences resistance to immunizations

11/4/2013
Kids Who Add Sleep Can Subtract Pounds, Study Suggests

But other lifestyle factors also influence weight control, experts say

11/1/2013
With Flu Season Here, Docs Offer Tips to Stay Healthy

Immunization highly advised, plus simple methods to avoid spreading virus

11/1/2013
Domestic Violence Travels Down Through Generations, Study Finds

Adults whose parents experienced intimate-partner violence often become abusers or victims themselves

11/1/2013
Few Parents Use Kids' Asthma Meds Correctly: Study

The result: inaccurate dosing and uncontrolled symptoms

10/31/2013
Try Talking More to Boost Your Toddler's Vocabulary

Study compared number of words spoken in households, children's language skills

10/31/2013
Babies Work Specific Brain Areas to Imitate People

Study mapped their brain response while copying adults playing with toys

10/31/2013
Halloween Safety Tips for Kids With Food Allergies

Specialist tells parents how to avoid trick-or-treating hazards

10/31/2013
Health Tip: When Baby Confuses Days With Nights

Here's how to help reverse the schedule

10/31/2013
10/30/2013
Think You Know What Your Child's Up to Online? Think Again

Parents underestimate exposure to bullying, sexual content, survey finds

10/30/2013
Halloween Treats Can Spook Kids' Teeth

Dentists offer cavity-prevention tips

10/29/2013
Trick-or-Treating Safety Tips From an ER Doc

Flashlights, reflective tape and large groups can help keep kids safe

10/29/2013
Overuse Injuries May Rise When Kids Specialize in One Sport

Spending more time in free play reduces injury odds, study finds

10/29/2013
Poverty May Harm a Child's Brain Development, Study Suggests

As stressors rose, key structures tied to memory shrank in size, researchers found

10/28/2013
Help Your Children Manage Media Use, Experts Urge

Smartphones, social media and TV take up large chunks of most kids' days

10/28/2013
Childhood Gun Injuries, Deaths on Rise in U.S., Study Finds

Researchers find link between firearms in the home and gunshot wounds among kids

10/28/2013
There Is No Safer Football Helmet for Kids: Study

Researchers compared high-tech helmets to standard gear for concussion protection

10/28/2013
'Super-Magnets' Pose Rising Threat to Kids, Study Finds

Ingestion of these magnets in desk toys, other items continues, pediatricians say

10/25/2013
Are Today's Artsy Kids Tomorrow's Business Leaders?

Study suggests arts and crafts participation in childhood raises odds of becoming inventor, entrepreneur

10/24/2013
Health Tip: Avoid Bathseats for Toddlers

American Academy of Pediatrics discourages use

10/23/2013
Parents Favor Email Medical Consults for Kids' Minor Illnesses: Survey

But it's unclear how much -- or whether -- they should pay for this service

10/22/2013
Many Kids With Autism on Multiple Medications, Study Finds

Experts say parents should be cautious about their use

10/22/2013
Kids Who Exercise More May Get Better Grades

U.K. study looked at math, science and English performance

10/21/2013
Kids With ADHD Often Prone to Bowel Problems: Study

Bodily cues often overlooked, experts say

10/21/2013
Fewer Infants Hospitalized for Whooping Cough, Study Finds

Increase in teens vaccinated against the infection has resulted in decrease in babies contracting it, researchers suggest

10/21/2013
Kids Still Spanked, to Their Detriment, Study Finds

Poorer language skills and behavior found at age 9 for children physically punished years earlier

10/21/2013
10/17/2013
Parents Who Used Donor Eggs Often Struggle Over Decision to Tell Kids

Study found, however, that anxiety ended once the revelation was made

10/17/2013
Children of Teen Mothers Don't Have Mental Disadvantage, Study Suggests

But language delay was noted in kids born to youngest moms

10/17/2013
10/14/2013
Irregular Bedtimes Lead to Behavior Problems in Kids: Study

But, setting a consistent bedtime can get children back on track, researcher says

10/11/2013
Cafeteria Debit Cards Linked to Less-Healthy School Lunches

Study found kids consume more calories when cash isn't a lunch-line option

10/11/2013
Health Tip: Is Your Child Sleep-Deprived?

Here are typical warning signs

10/11/2013
Health Tip: Keep Baby Safe in a Carrier

Make sure it's used properly and fits well

10/10/2013
Health Tip: Help Children Quit Thumb Sucking

Praise them when they don't do it

10/8/2013
A Nurse Who Lends an Ear May Ease Anxiety in Moms of Preemies

Private talk sessions with a NICU nurse improved new mothers' depression, self-esteem

10/8/2013
Smog, Stressed Mom May Raise Risk of Behavior Woes in Kids

Exposure to a combination of the two in the womb is worse than either alone, study suggests