Parenting Health News

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4/19/2013
Sons of Absent or Abusive Fathers May Pick More Bar Fights: Survey

Study looked at aggression tied to drinking in young Australian men

4/19/2013
Kids' Learning Disabilities May Have Multiple Causes

Educational approaches that address each issue work best, review suggests

4/19/2013
Too Much Texting, Facebook Time May Lower College Women's Grades

Media use for freshmen adds up to 12 hours daily, poll finds

4/19/2013
4/18/2013
Why Carrying Your Baby Calms Him

This quieting effect is an evolutionary win-win, study finds

4/17/2013
Fecal Transplant Studied for Kids With Bowel Disease

Symptoms of ulcerative colitis disappeared for one-third of patients after process

4/17/2013
Health Tip: Promote Fine Motor Skills in Preschoolers

Let them play with blocks and puzzles

4/17/2013
Helping Children Make Sense of the Senseless

Tragedies like the Boston bombings require a loving, shared response, experts say

4/16/2013
Colic May Be Linked to Childhood Migraine, Study Says

Expert suspects disrupted sleep cycles might play a role in both disorders

4/15/2013
Age of Autism Diagnosis May Depend on Symptoms: Study

Early identification essential to help kids reach their potential, researcher says

4/15/2013
Parents Who Veto Vaccinations Often Seek Like-Minded Opinions

Study suggests friends, family may be important sources of advice

4/15/2013
Lullabies Soothe Preemies, Parents Alike

Study looked at music therapy combining songs and special womb-like sounds

4/15/2013
Health Tip: What's Keeping Your Child Awake?

Often, it's fear of the dark

4/14/2013
Do Teens Who Sleep In Stay Slimmer?

Study finds association between more shuteye, healthier weight

4/12/2013
Health Tip: Encourage Your Toddler to Read

Gently note words that are pronounced incorrectly

4/11/2013
Health Tip: Helping Kids Conquer Bedwetting

What you can do to help your children stay dry

4/10/2013
Smoking in Youth-Rated Movies Doubles: Report

On-screen tobacco use encourages kids to start habit, CDC says

4/9/2013
Smog Exposure During Pregnancy Might Raise Child's Cancer Risk: Study

But research needs replication before conclusions are drawn, experts say

4/9/2013
Health Tip: Keep Medications Out of Youngsters' Reach

And reduce their risk of accidental poisoning

4/8/2013
Kids With Autism May Be Less Likely to Imitate 'Silly' Behavior

In study, they tended to only copy necessary actions by adults when completing tasks

4/8/2013
When Teens Focus on TV, Obesity Risk Rises

Study suggests that messages from junk food ads are getting through

4/8/2013
Frequent Eating in Kids Tied to Less Weight Gain

But this won't hold true with unhealthy foods, expert warns

4/7/2013
Parents' Military Deployment Takes Toll on Kids, Study Finds

Binge drinking and drug use more likely

4/5/2013
Scans May Reveal Pre-Schizophrenia Brain Changes

By identifying vulnerable children, doctors might be able to prevent the illness, study says

4/5/2013
Teen Boys With Enlarged Breasts Show Emotional Effects

Study found condition may lower general health as well

4/5/2013
Less Salt, More Potassium = Millions of Lives Saved

Modest dietary changes would reduce risk of stroke, heart disease, studies confirm

4/4/2013
Despite Big Progress, Many Kids Have High Lead Levels in Blood

Mineral has been linked to learning and behavioral problems, CDC says

4/4/2013
Common Asphalt Sealant May Raise Cancer Risks

Small study looked at coal-tar sealcoat and exposure to 'PAH' chemical compound

4/3/2013
Melanoma Rates Rising in U.S. Children

Deadly skin cancer still rare in kids, but long-term study found 2 percent yearly increase among whites

4/2/2013
Repeat Births by Teen Girls Still Too High: CDC

20 percent are repeat births and these babies face health risks, agency says

4/2/2013
Child's Cancer Often Causes Parents Severe Distress: Study

Odds of recovery, pain and finances are major worries

4/2/2013
Chickenpox Shot Provides Long-Term Protection, Study Finds

Effectiveness did not wane over 14 years

4/1/2013
One in 10 U.S. Kids Diagnosed With ADHD: Report

But many children who get diagnosis may not really have the condition, experts say

4/1/2013
Parent-Focused Classes May Help Tots at Risk for ADHD

Programs try to promote positive relationship between parent and child

4/1/2013
Parents Will Push for Medication, Even If Doc Says Not Needed

Survey dealt with hypothetical diagnosis of digestive disorder in young child

3/31/2013
Kids of Better-Educated Parents Have Healthier Diets: Study

European research compared nutritional choices such as fruits and veggies, sugary drinks

3/31/2013
Hot Tap Water May Pose Scalding Hazard

Study found temperatures often set higher than safety standard

3/30/2013
Keep Kids Safe From Laundry Detergent Packets

Curious children may get concentrated product in their mouth or eyes

3/29/2013
Pre-College Parental Chat May Reduce Freshman Drinking

Study found discussion influenced how students handle alcohol choices, peer pressure

3/29/2013
Another Study Sees No Vaccine-Autism Link

Experts say finding should reassure parents of young children

3/28/2013
Frequent Moves Take Toll on Poor Kids, Study Suggests

Fallout anticipated from U.S. housing crisis, researcher says

3/27/2013
Genes and Early Wheezing Tied to Childhood Asthma Risk

Common cold symptom increased odds for asthma in study

3/27/2013
Should Short Boys Take Growth Hormone?

If they're healthy, probably not, experts say

3/27/2013
Same-Sex Parents May Face Harsher Criticism Than Others

Study examined onlookers' response to parenting behaviors

3/26/2013
Too Much TV May Make Kids Antisocial, Study Suggests

Spending hours in front of the tube at age 5 linked to bad behavior at age 7, researchers say

3/26/2013
Health Tip: Kids Keeping You From Exercising?

Find time even if family keeps you busy

3/25/2013
Parents' Divorce May Up Kids' Odds for Smoking as Adults

Study authors suggest habit might be 'coping mechanism' for some

3/25/2013
Certain Parents Less Likely to Follow Doctors' Advice: Poll

Household income one factor if parents heeded guidance on kids' health, safety and lifestyle

3/25/2013
Family Meals Nourish Teens' Mental Health: Study

Dinners with parents may improve behavior and well-being, study finds

3/25/2013
Four in 10 Babies Given Solid Foods Too Early, Study Finds

Hunger, inability to sleep through the night often cited as reasons