Parenting Health News

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5/24/2013
Low-Income, Minority Parents More Open to HPV Vaccine for Girls, Study Says

White, middle-class parents less accepting of the cervical cancer shot, researchers contend

5/24/2013
Parents Underestimate Influence Over Teens' Substance Abuse: Survey

1 in 5 thought child wouldn't listen to advice on the issue, but research suggests otherwise

5/24/2013
How Many Calories in Your Fast-Food Meal? Guess Again

Diners underestimated by as much as 500 calories in study

5/23/2013
5/22/2013
More Kids Getting Donor Organs, But Gaps Persist, Study Finds

Researchers looked at whether change in U.S. donor criteria made a difference

5/21/2013
Student Suicide May Spur Similar Thoughts in Teens

'Suicide contagion' occurs even among those who didn't know victim, study found

5/21/2013
Bed-Sharing Raises SIDS Risk Fivefold, Study Finds

Number of cases would drop dramatically if parents did not sleep with their babies, researchers noted

5/21/2013
Weather Worries Can Threaten a Child's Mental Health

Psychologist offers advice for coping with tragedies like the Oklahoma tornado

5/20/2013
Primary Care Docs Should Play Role in Kids' Dental Health, Experts Say

Government-appointed panel says family physicians can apply fluoride to children's teeth to prevent decay

5/20/2013
Study: Older Whooping Cough Vaccine More Effective

But it was phased out because of side effects; newer version works, study notes

5/20/2013
5/20/2013
5/17/2013
Teen Bullies May Turn to Crime as Adults

Long-term study followed working-class British males

5/16/2013
Adult Children of Substance Abusers More Prone to Depression

Risk rose steeply if a parent had been addicted to alcohol or drugs, study found

5/16/2013
Most Americans Say 'No' to Smoking in Their Homes, Cars

4 out of 5 adults have household bans, but millions of people still breathe secondhand smoke, CDC says

5/16/2013
Many Public Pools Contaminated With Human Waste: CDC

Agency offers clear advice to help you avoid infections

5/15/2013
5/14/2013
Even Low Levels of Lead Hamper Kindergartners' Reading Skills: Study

Some experts say no level of exposure is safe, push for zero tolerance from CDC

5/14/2013
Health Tip: Schedule Baby's First Dental Visit

As soon as the first tooth pops out

5/13/2013
Many U.S. Kids Victims of Violence, Abuse: Survey

Attacks that wouldn't be tolerated against adults may be shrugged off when children involved, expert says

5/13/2013
Nearly Half of High Schoolers Text While Driving: Survey

Those teens also more prone to drunk driving, results show

5/12/2013
More Time in Gym Class Equals Stronger Kids

And fracture risk doesn't rise when physical activity clock is extended, study finds

5/10/2013
When Teen Dating Turns Abusive and Violent

Parents urged to watch for signs of behavior that affects 1 in 10 children

5/7/2013
Magnesium-Rich Food May Help Keep Kids' Bones Strong

Higher levels of the mineral tied to greater bone density in study

5/7/2013
Gasoline Poisonings in Kids Spike During Summer: Study

Children can die when toxic chemicals are stored in water bottles or other harmless-looking containers, experts warn

5/7/2013
Health Tip: Monitor Fat in Preschoolers' Diet

Limit consumption of cheese, fruit juice

5/6/2013
FDA Proposes Tougher Warnings for Tanning Beds

But stops short of ban for those younger than 18, as advisory panel had recommended

5/6/2013
Want Tots Without Allergies? Try Sucking on Their Pacifiers

Study suggests transferring adult bacteria to infants' mouths through saliva may train immune system to ignore allergens

5/6/2013
Many Parents Texting, Phoning While Driving Their Kids: Survey

Cell phone chats most common, but distractions also include grooming, Web surfing and child care

5/6/2013
No Need to Toss Your Child's Toothbrush After Strep Throat, Study Suggests

The common practice may be unnecessary because strep bacteria typically don't survive

5/6/2013
16 Percent of U.S. High Schoolers Victims of Cyberbullying: Study

About 1 in 6 reported being targeted within past year

5/6/2013
More Kids Diagnosed With Mental Health Disabilities, Study Finds

Conditions such as autism, ADHD appear to drive 16 percent increase in a decade

5/3/2013
Kids on Medicaid May Face Barriers to Eczema Treatment

Study investigated access to dermatologists for children with the skin condition

5/3/2013
Preordered School Lunches May Be Healthier, Study Finds

Kids make better choices when they aren't swayed by enticing smell, appearance of less-nutritious fare

5/3/2013
At-Home Drug Errors Common for Kids With Cancer, Research Shows

Study author says parents need more support, better awareness

5/2/2013
Brain Differences Seen in Kids With Conduct Problems

Specifically, they reacted less to images of people in pain during study

5/2/2013
5/1/2013
More Than 4,000 U.S. Kids Hurt Each Year on Amusement Rides

Researchers call for standardized safety regulations to reduce injuries

4/30/2013
Study Looks at Vitamin D Needs in Breast-Fed Babies

Supplements helped infants meet recommended blood levels to support bone health

4/30/2013
Study Debunks Lyme Disease-Autism Link

Children with autism no likelier than others to have signs of tick-borne infection

4/30/2013
Blind Cords Pose Danger to Toddlers, Doctors Warn

Experts suggest cordless blinds, short pull cords, safety devices, and keeping beds away from windows

4/29/2013
Allergies: As American as Apple Pie?

U.S.-born children more likely to have asthma, hay fever and eczema than foreign-born kids, study finds

4/29/2013
Health Tip: Manage Visitors After Bringing Home Baby

Let guests know when is convenient

4/28/2013
Kids' Smoking Influences May Change Over Time

Friends' cigarette use a bigger factor in middle school than in high school, research shows

4/27/2013
Protect Your Kids From Pollen Allergies: Expert

Tips for keeping allergens away from their skin, out of air in your home

4/26/2013
Poor Parenting Styles Linked to Bullying Behavior in Kids

Being overprotective may be just as bad as being neglectful for spurring bully and victim roles

4/26/2013
Don't Blame Parents for Sins of the Child

Outside forces can unleash violence like Boston bombings, Sandy Hook school shooting, experts say

4/25/2013
Newborn's Placenta May Predict Autism Risk, Study Suggests

Identifying infants with higher odds could improve treatment, researchers say

4/24/2013
Many Kids Who Undergo Stem Cell Transplants Must Return to Hospital

Study found readmissions for fever, infections and gastro problems

4/23/2013
Many Parents Give Kids Cold Medicines When They Shouldn't, Survey Finds

They often miss fine print on the label warning against use in children younger than 4 years old