Parenting Health News

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9/23/2013
Some Birth Defects in the Heart Present Infection Risk, Study Finds

Doctors should educate parents about infective endocarditis, researcher says

9/23/2013
Can Afternoon Naps Help Preschoolers Learn Better?

Rest time boosts a child's memory, small study suggests

9/23/2013
'Superbug' MRSA Infections Aren't Dropping in Children: CDC

While overall rates still low for kids, study finds infants and black children face higher risk

9/23/2013
Breast-Feeding Problems Common for First-Time Moms

They need support after hospital discharge, study recommends

9/23/2013
Health Tip: Communicating With Kids

Make sure you have time to listen

9/21/2013
Child's Chronic Illness Can Affect the Whole Family

Care demands can create more stress than severity of illness, researchers say

9/20/2013
9/20/2013
Health Tip: Eat a Good Breakfast

Make sure you get enough fiber

9/18/2013
Genetic Condition May Be Mistaken for Autism in Some Kids: Report

Rigorous evaluations needed to rule out deletion syndrome in children, experts say

9/18/2013
9/17/2013
9/16/2013
1 in 5 High School Seniors Binge Drinks: Study

'Extreme' binge drinking levels remain steady, while bingeing has declined, researchers say

9/16/2013
Costs for Kids' Food Allergies Estimated at Nearly $25 Billion

Allergen-free foods, special diets alone cost U.S. families $1.7 billion yearly, study finds

9/16/2013
Same-Sex Couples' Kids Less Likely to Have Private Health Insurance: Study

Better coverage found in states that recognize gay unions

9/16/2013
Bullied Kids Often Develop Physical Symptoms, Study Says

Sometimes a stomach ache or headache can be a cry for help

9/16/2013
Health Tip: Spot the Signs of 'Lazy Eye'

They may include poorer vision in one eye

9/13/2013
9/12/2013
Packing School Lunches With Food Safety in Mind

Expert tips on container care, perishables and sandwich choices

9/12/2013
Vaccine Coverage High in U.S., but Measles Outbreaks a Concern: CDC

159 cases reported so far this year in unvaccinated people

9/12/2013
Report: Child Neglect a Continuing Problem in U.S.

More research called for to prevent and treat occurrences

9/11/2013
Young People May Respond Better to Upbeat Health Messages

Campaigns focusing on dangers, risks might not work when you feel invincible, study suggests

9/11/2013
Health Tip: Climbing at the Playground

Make sure equipment is age-appropriate

9/10/2013
Changes in Household Routines Help Reduce Kids' Obesity: Study

Parents who limited kids' TV time, increased sleep time saw less excess weight gain in children

9/10/2013
Health Tip: Buying Children's Shoes

Make sure they're sturdy

9/9/2013
Whooping Cough Risk Higher Among Kids Who Miss Vaccinations: Study

It's important to get all doses without delay, researchers say

9/9/2013
Smaller Testicles, Bigger Parenting Role, Study Suggests

Researchers explore why some dads are more nurturing

9/9/2013
For Obese Kids, Weight Loss Can Sometimes Lead to Eating Disorders

Problems like anorexia may go undiagnosed or be disregarded, case studies show

9/9/2013
Adopted Teens More Likely to Attempt Suicide, Study Finds

Parents should be aware, but not unduly alarmed, researcher says

9/5/2013
Teens' Use of E-Cigarettes Doubles in a Year: CDC

Health officials worry the devices may cause more children to become addicted to tobacco products

9/5/2013
Health Tip: Help Ease Teething Pain

Massage the gums with your fingers

9/4/2013
Screaming, Cursing at Your Misbehaving Teen May Backfire

Study found verbal abuse promoted more disobedience and conflict

9/3/2013
Health Tip: Safe Use of a Car Seat

Make sure it's installed properly

9/2/2013
Parents' Goals Guide ADHD Treatment Choice

Therapy may be more successful when decision-making is shared, researcher suggests

9/2/2013
9/1/2013
Most Childhood Sleep Problems Are Preventable: Expert

Issues can disrupt entire family, pediatrician says

8/30/2013
For Teens, Favorite Tunes May Impair Driving

On-road study found they drove more safely with calmer music chosen by others

8/30/2013
Health Tip: If Your Child Has Diabetes

How to prepare for a field trip

8/29/2013
Fast-Food Ads Aimed at Kids Focus on Toys, Not Food

Almost 70 percent include free toys or other giveaways, study says

8/29/2013
Toddlers Can Die From Swallowing Parents' Drug Detox Meds

Buprenorphine responsible for 2,380 poison cases, 4 deaths in less than 3 years, study found

8/29/2013
8/27/2013
Measles Outbreak Hits Texas Megachurch

As many as 16 unvaccinated people infected so far, reports say

8/27/2013
Simple Strategies Aren't Always Enough for Bedwetting

In tougher cases, alarms or medications may be the answer, experts say

8/27/2013
Readmission Rates for Children May Not Reflect Hospital Performance

Study suggests that parents should base decisions on other factors

8/27/2013
What Is 'Play' to a Child With Autism?

Motion preferred to arts and crafts or pretending, study finds

8/27/2013
Health Tip: Kids Shouldn't Watch Too Much TV

Young coach potatoes more prone to obesity

8/27/2013
Health Tip: Pack Safe School Lunches

Take steps to prevent foodborne illness

8/26/2013
More Links Seen Between Autism, ADHD

Study found 1 in 5 kids with attention disorder also had autistic-type traits

8/26/2013
Parents Deliberately Making Child Ill Can Be Deadly

Family violence expert warns doctors to be on lookout for Munchausen syndrome by proxy

8/26/2013
Most Medications OK During Breast-Feeding, Report Says

Mothers may be able to take needed drugs while nursing

8/25/2013
Good Nutrition Can Boost School Performance, Expert Says

Start the day with grains, fruit and dairy