Parenting Health News

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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

8/12/2013
Breast-Feeding Tied to Reduced Child Obesity

Large Japanese study looked at schoolchildren aged 7 and 8

8/12/2013
Obesity Risk Factors May Vary for Boys, Girls

Playing team sports, even drinking milk affected kids differently in study

8/12/2013
Childhood Tummy Aches May Be Tied to Adult Anxiety, Depression

Study looked at young adults a decade later

8/12/2013
Health Tip: Help Toddlers Prepare for School

Teach them to play well with others

8/12/2013
Health Tip: Comfort a Child With Croup

But if the toddler is under 4, hold the cough medicine

8/11/2013
Early Sex, Drugs More Common Among Teens With Half-Siblings, Study Suggests

Having children with multiple partners is increasingly common, researchers noted

8/9/2013
What to Do If Your Child Chokes

Infants require different steps than older kids

8/9/2013
Lasers in Toys Can Cause Serious Eye Damage, FDA Warns

Although sold as playthings, they emit powerful beams

8/8/2013
Many Kids With Asthma Live With Secondhand Smoke: CDC

These children have worse symptoms and more outbreaks, experts warn

8/8/2013
Early Discipline Tied to Less Use of Drugs, Alcohol in Teens

A program to help correct disruptive behavior at ages 7 to 9 seemed to make a difference through age 17

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