Parenting Health News

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9/30/2013
Preschoolers' Use of Psychiatric Drugs Levels Off, Study Shows

Findings suggest doctors may have safety concerns

9/30/2013
Health Tip: Waking Up at Night

Suggestions to prevent early wakeups in children

9/28/2013
Tips for Preventing, Coping With Pinkeye

Conjunctivitis more likely to spread with school in session, expert says

9/27/2013
Teaching Sleep Tips to Parents Seems to Help Kids With Autism

Boosting exercise, limiting caffeine and reducing video games at bedtime are important

9/27/2013
Can Eating Peanut Butter Cut Breast Cancer Risk in Later Life?

Regular consumption in childhood tied to 39 percent lower odds of benign breast disease by age 30

9/27/2013
Health Tip: Dealing With a Child's Cough

Many times, it won't require medical treatment

9/26/2013
Health Tip: Prevent Food Poisoning in Baby Food

Wash your hands before preparation

9/26/2013
9/25/2013
Parenthood May Reduce Diabetes-Related Death Risk, Study Suggests

Benefits more pronounced for women than men, researchers contend

9/25/2013
It's Not Too Soon to Get Your Flu Shot, Doctor Says

This season's vaccine protects against 4 types of flu virus

9/25/2013
Survey Could Spot Parents Who Shun Child Vaccinations

Under-immunized children more likely to develop and spread serious infectious diseases

9/24/2013
Bed-Sharing With Babies Tied to More Breast-Feeding

But suffocation risk outweighs benefit of moms sleeping with infants, experts say

9/24/2013
Health Tip: When Kids Are Home Alone

Make sure they're prepared

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