Parenting Health News

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8/7/2013
Obese Kids More Likely to Have Asthma, With Worse Symptoms

Study analyzed medical records of more than 600,000 children

8/6/2013
Earlier Acne Outbreaks May Be Caused by Earlier Puberty: Experts

New guidelines released to help doctors treat younger patients age-appropriately

8/5/2013
Economic Recession Tied to 'Harsh' Parenting From Mothers

But study only found effect for those with specific type of gene

8/5/2013
If Parents Ever Smoked, Teens May Be More Likely to Light Up

Study also shows influence of older siblings

8/4/2013
Healthy Eating, Good Night's Sleep Really Do Help Kids Learn

Experts explain importance of these habits to school success

8/3/2013
Training in the Heat

Expert describes safe transition from air conditioning to sports conditioning

8/1/2013
New Dads' Interest in Sex Often Drops After Childbirth: Study

They're also stressed and tired, survey finds

8/1/2013
Health Tip: Ask Questions About Your Child's Medication

Be informed about what's being taken

7/30/2013
How Many Extra Calories Add Up to Obesity for Kids?

Study finds overweight children consume more excess calories daily than previously thought

7/30/2013
Siblings of Disabled Kids May Show Emotional Effects

Study found stress, care schedule may squeeze out parental time with brothers, sisters

7/30/2013
Kids With Autism Benefit From Early Intervention, Regardless of Method

Study found similar improvement among preschoolers in different types of programs

7/30/2013
'Engaged' Teens More Likely to Stay in School, Study Shows

These kids participate academically, feel connected and are motivated to learn

7/30/2013
Health Tip: What Should Preschoolers Drink?

Offer water or milk instead of soda or sweetened fruit juice

7/29/2013
Breast-Fed Baby May Become Higher-IQ Child, Study Suggests

Benefits for children seen at 3 years, 7 years

7/29/2013
Childhood Hazard: Choking on Food Persists

About 34 children admitted to U.S. emergency rooms daily as experts urge greater public awareness

7/29/2013
Video Game 'Addiction' More Likely With Autism, ADHD

Study cites poor peer relationships as one reason these kids embrace gaming

7/29/2013
Health Tip: Giving Baby a Pacifier

Make sure it doesn't pose a choking risk

7/28/2013
Don't Let Playground Injuries Spoil the Fun

More than 600,000 U.S. kids were hurt last year, but certain steps can help keep them safe

7/26/2013
Overnight Separation From Mother Linked to Weaker Infant Bond

With joint custody common, study findings matter, researcher says

7/26/2013
Bedsores More Common Than Thought for Hospitalized Kids

Often caused by medical devices, these wounds can cause distress for family members, researchers say

7/25/2013
Music May Ease Pain for Kids During Hospital Procedure

Young listeners did better when getting IVs, and parents were happier with care, study found

7/25/2013
Health Tip: Use Baby Pools Safely

Don't leave children unattended

7/24/2013
Very Preterm Babies May Have Trouble Bonding With Parents

Study authors say parenting problems are not the cause

7/24/2013
Smoking During Pregnancy Tied to Behavior Issues in Kids

But the cause of the association remains unknown, researchers say

7/23/2013
Poll: U.S. Adults Support Smoking Ban in Cars With Kids

3 of 4 also agree homes of children with asthma, other lung problems should be smoke-free

7/23/2013
Health Tip: Children Are Vulnerable in the Heat

Have them chill in an air-conditioned place

7/22/2013
Convenience Steers Parents to Pediatric Retail Clinics, Study Finds

Families with regular doctor may use drug-store services because of extended hours

7/22/2013
Homemade Blowgun Darts Pose Choking Dangers for Teens

Boys found DIY instructions online in 3 emergency cases described in report

7/22/2013
TVs Toppling Onto Tots at Alarming Rate, Study Finds

As families own more TVs, tip-overs have doubled, study finds

7/22/2013
7/20/2013
Tips to Prevent Serious Lawn Mower Injuries in Kids

Having family member nearby isn't enough, expert warns

7/17/2013
7/16/2013
Health Tip: Disciplining Your Toddler

Offer praise when appropriate

7/15/2013
Kids Mimic Parents' TV Viewing Habits

Study found that the more Mom and Dad watch, the more children turn on the television themselves

7/15/2013
Physical Punishment in Childhood Tied to Health Woes as Adults

Study found higher odds for adult obesity, heart disease, arthritis

7/10/2013
5 Things Kids Should Tell Their Asthma Doctor

Experts list key topics to discuss for optimum care

7/9/2013
Solid Food Timing for Babies Tied to Diabetes Risk

Study found ages 4 to 5 months safest for introducing solids to infants at higher risk for type 1 disease

7/9/2013
Irregular Bedtimes May Sap Kids' Brainpower

Study found that the longer children go to sleep at different times each night, the lower their scores on thinking tests

7/8/2013
Depressed Preschoolers Show Brain Changes, Scans Find

These differences could mark the start of a lifelong problem, researcher says

7/8/2013
Struggles With Motor Skills Compound Social Problems in Autism

Fortunately, help is available for kids to improve abilities like throwing and catching

7/8/2013
Nearly Half of Infants Have Flat Spots on Their Heads: Study

But researcher stresses importance of still having babies sleep on their back to prevent SIDS

7/7/2013
Breast Milk Supply May Be Linked to Insulin Production: Study

Findings could have implications for prediabetic mothers, researchers say

7/6/2013
Baseballs, Softballs Often to Blame for Kids' Facial Fractures

Errant catches can lead to serious trauma, study found

7/5/2013
Check Your Summer Burn IQ

From grills to fireworks to hot sand, danger lurks

7/4/2013
Celiac Disease Shouldn't Keep Family From BBQ Fun: Experts

Making sure gluten-free kids remain that way when away from home is challenging, but doable

7/3/2013
Health Tip: When Your Child Has a Cold

Suggestions for how to ease symptoms

7/2/2013
ATV Injuries to Kids on Decline for Now: Study

But experts say all-terrain vehicles are still a big problem for young riders

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