Parenting Health News

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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

8/25/2013
Doctors' Tips for Backpack Safety

Good padding, weight distribution and correct lifting will help prevent injuries

8/24/2013
How to Help Kids Quell Back-to-School Jitters

First, sixth and ninth grades provoke the most anxiety, expert says

8/24/2013
Expert Tips for School Bus Safety

Parents can do a lot to keep their kids out of harm's way

8/23/2013
A Mother's Hopes and Worries for Adult Sons With Autism

They may find it difficult to make friends or keep a job, she says

8/23/2013
Allergies, Asthma Show Links to ADHD: Study

All three conditions on the rise, but it's unclear whether ADHD risk is affected by others

8/22/2013
U.S. Circumcision Rates Drop by 10 Percent: CDC

Whether male babies undergo procedure has become a personal decision between families and their doctors, experts say

8/21/2013
'Fat Letters' Take the Stage in Childhood Obesity Debate

Experts, parents split over schools' role in weight screening

8/20/2013
How Toddlers' TV Time Can Hurt Kindergarten Success

Weaker skills seen in kids who watch more than 2 hours daily, study says

8/20/2013
Hispanic Teens More Likely to Abuse Drugs: Survey

Concern is that behavior is increasingly considered 'normal,' expert says

8/20/2013
Health Tip: Practice Water Safety With Children Around

Never leave a child unsupervised near water

8/19/2013
Determining Child's Risk When Older Sibling Has Autism

About 7 times higher odds seen for full-siblings in large Danish study, lower than other research

8/19/2013
Health Tip: Protect Kids From Mercury Exposure

Limit certain fish in their diet

8/18/2013
Backpack Safety Tips for Back to School

It's not only how much weight a kid totes, but also how it's packed and distributed

8/16/2013
Talking to Your Daughter About Puberty

Expert shares tips for parents of tweens

8/16/2013
Hand Gestures May Help Kids Solve Problems

Children up to age 5 who gestured did better with shape-and-color sorting in study

8/16/2013
Kindergartners' Soda Intake Linked to Aggression in Study

Nearly half of urban 5-year-olds consume soft drinks every day, their mothers say

8/15/2013
Health Tip: Underage Drinking is Risky

It can impair social relationships

8/13/2013
Health Tip: When Your Child Is Scared of the Dark

Offer assurance that he or she is safe