Parenting Health News

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7/2/2013
New 'Active' Video Games May Give Kids More Exercise

Youngsters in Australian study were a bit less sedentary

7/2/2013
7/1/2013
Even Younger Babies 'Prep' Themselves to Be Picked Up

By 2 months of age, most respond to their parents' cues, study showed

6/30/2013
Fireworks Displays Spark Safety Concerns

Doctors share tips for injury-free Fourth of July celebration

6/30/2013
Dealing With Kids' Summer Dental Surprises

Outdoor activities can mean more injuries to teeth

6/29/2013
Tick Safety Tips for Kids at Summer Camp

Experts describe steps to prevent Lyme disease, other illnesses

6/28/2013
U.S. Women Delay Motherhood, Teen Births Historically Low: CDC

Preterm births, low birth weight babies declined in 2011, report says

6/28/2013
Health Tip: Watch Kids Closely at the Playground

Before play begins, make sure the area is safe

6/27/2013
Many 8-Year-Olds in U.S. Have Tasted Alcohol: Study

Early exposure may be linked with drinking problems later, experts warn

6/27/2013
Speed a Factor in One-Third of Deadly Crashes Involving Teen Drivers

Report includes tips for parents to promote safer driving

6/27/2013
C-Sections in U.S. Stable After 12-Year Rise: CDC

Guidelines discouraging early elective deliveries may have helped

6/27/2013
6/26/2013
Is Your Fido Really a Furry Baby?

Study found dog's bond to owner mirrors child's connection with parent

6/26/2013
Health Tip: Reduce the Risk of Head Lice

Don't share personal items with infested person

6/25/2013
ADHD May Be Tied to Longer-Lasting Head Injury, Study Says

Author says contact sports should be avoided; another expert disagrees

6/25/2013
You Can Boost Your Baby's Vocabulary

Study shows that giving non-verbal clues helps infants learn more words

6/24/2013
Focus on Health, Not Fat, in Food Talks With Kids

Teens whose parents harped about weight gain tended to have more unhealthy eating behaviors, study shows

6/24/2013
Minority Kids Less Likely to Be Diagnosed, Treated for ADHD: Study

Finding points to possible disparities in care

6/21/2013
Kids' ER Visits Decline If Doctor Has Evening Hours: Study

Availability of later appointments cut trips to emergency room by half, researchers say

6/21/2013
Quicker Infant Growth Tied to Higher IQ Later

But difference in scores was fairly small in study of full-term babies

6/21/2013
Children's Eye Injuries Peak in Summer, Expert Says

Swimming pool accidents top the list

6/21/2013
Potty-Training Pitfalls and How to Avoid Them

Starting too early is a common mistake, expert says

6/19/2013
Day Care May Help Kids of Depressed Moms

They showed fewer signs of emotional problems if they weren't cared for solely by their mother

6/19/2013
HPV Vaccine Lowering Infection Rates Among Girls: CDC

Extent of protection from sexually transmitted virus higher than expected, suggesting 'herd immunity' is at work, experts say

6/19/2013
A Deadly Form of Diabetes That Doctors Sometimes Miss

Common signs of type 1 diabetes often resemble symptoms of other illnesses

6/17/2013
Junk Food Ads May Help Drive Obesity in Hispanic Kids, Study Suggests

Many of the more than 4,200 TV pitches children view each year highlight fatty, sugary fare

6/17/2013
Sibling Bullying Can Lead to Depression, Anxiety in Victims

Study says it may be as damaging as abuse from peers

6/17/2013
Minority Kids With Autism Less Likely to Use Specialty Services: Study

Compared to white children, black and Hispanic patients may be missing out on certain types of care

6/16/2013
Stepdads Must Navigate Tricky Waters

Study shows talking through issues, having shared parenting style help the new family survive the journey

6/14/2013
Health Tip: Protect Kids' Eyes

Avoid toys with sharp edges

6/14/2013
Health Tip: Vary Your Child's School Lunch

Make it appealing and nutritious

6/13/2013
'Domestic' Dads Often Face Scorn at Work, Study Finds

When men or women step outside traditional gender roles, some colleagues react badly, research shows

6/13/2013
Dads Who Bond With Kids Help Keep Marriage Strong

Sharing housework also key, study found, as is open communication with spouse

6/13/2013
TV Commercials May Spur Junk Food Habit in Kids, Study Finds

Advertising exposure seems to up odds that preschoolers will become obese

6/13/2013
Health Tip: Be Smart While Mowing the Lawn

Make sure kids maintain a safe distance

6/12/2013
Health Tip: Protect Young Ones From Suffocation

Rid the crib of pillows, blankets and stuffed animals

6/11/2013
More Evidence Shows Breast-Feeding Helps Babies' Brains

MRI study showed increased growth in areas related to language, emotional function, motor skills

6/11/2013
Health Tip: Kids Need Strong Bones, Too

Teach proper bone health at an early age

6/11/2013
Health Tip: Prevent Furniture Tipping

And help keep kids safe

6/10/2013
Too Little Known on How Primary Care Docs Can Prevent Child Abuse

U.S. panel couldn't make recommendations about kids without obvious signs of maltreatment

6/10/2013
Kids With Past Concussions Take Longer to Recover

Study has implications for how long children should wait to resume activities, experts say

6/8/2013
Summer Camp Health Tips for Parents

How to keep water sports from causing skin infections and other expert advice

6/7/2013
Sleeping on Back to Prevent SIDS Doesn't Appear to Hurt Babies' Ability to Roll

Canadian study compared infant development before and after Back to Sleep campaign

6/7/2013
Even Mild Weight Loss May Lower Diabetes Risk in Obese Teens

Study worked with adolescents and their families to boost activity, healthy eating

6/7/2013
What to Do When Lightning Strikes

Planning for the worst may be the best protection, experts say

6/7/2013
Health Tip: Get Your Child to the Eye Doctor

Especially if the youngster has these symptoms

6/6/2013
Vision, Dyslexia Not Linked: Study

Findings will advance understanding, treatment of the reading disorder, says expert

6/6/2013
Football Concussion Risk Highest During Games, Not Practice: Study

Young players may not be learning proper tackling techniques, one expert says

6/5/2013
'Sensory-Focused' Autism Therapy Shows Early Promise

In small study, parents used variety of methods to stimulate boys' senses

6/5/2013
Scientists ID Gene Behind Early Onset Puberty

Discovery could help children with 'central precocious puberty,' give insights to development