Parenting Health News

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3/5/2013
Spotting Sleep Problems in Special-Needs Children

Small changes at home can help them get essential shuteye

3/5/2013
Motherhood May Spur Obsessive-Compulsive Behavior in Some

Symptoms usually temporary, half of the women studied reported improvements after 6 months

3/4/2013
Most Kids With Autism Overcome Language Delays, Study Finds

70 percent achieved 'phrase' or higher-level speech

3/4/2013
Heart-Healthy Habits in Childhood May Prevent Future Disease

Keys are better food choices, more physical activity and no secondhand smoke, doctor says

3/1/2013
Plastics Chemical BPA Tied to Higher Asthma Risk in Kids

While study did not show cause and effect, expert said it's best to avoid exposure

2/28/2013
When Kids Exercise More, Their Grades Might Rise Too

Study of young students questions value of phasing out PE in public schools

2/27/2013
Animals May Boost Social Interaction in Kids With Autism

Study found children were more talkative and engaged with people in presence of small pets

2/26/2013
Soccer Kicks Up Activity Level of Overweight Kids: Study

After-school program got the heaviest children moving more

2/26/2013
Mother's Drinking Increases Risk of Infant's Death: Study

Babies of women with alcohol problems during or after pregnancy had three times the risk of sudden, unexplained death

2/26/2013
2/25/2013
C-Section May Raise Child's Risk of Allergies, Asthma: Study

Natural delivery appears to expose babies to beneficial bacteria, researchers say

2/25/2013
Slow-Growing Babies Nearly Catch Up With Peers by Teens

Large study found those with delayed weight gain reached normal range by 13

2/25/2013
Allergy 'Rescue' Shots May Work Better in Lower Thigh of Overweight Kids

Study found needles for lifesaving medication too short to reach upper-thigh muscle

2/25/2013
Poll: Many Americans Don't See Their Kids as Overweight

But national statistics contend that there's an obesity epidemic among children

2/25/2013
Without Laws, Many Tanning Salons Would Allow Kids: Study

Missouri survey found operators often misrepresent indoor tanning as safe, even healthy

2/25/2013
Pediatrics Group Issues New Ear Infection Guidelines

Less antibiotic use, added focus on pain control among key points

2/25/2013
Childhood Allergies May Be Affected by Race, Genetics

Early study found black toddlers more sensitive than whites to food allergens in particular

2/25/2013
Food Allergies Tied to Impaired Growth in Kids

Early study suggests that avoiding allergy triggers might be a factor

2/22/2013
Children Born With Heart Defects Show Growth Lags 3 Years Later

Study found gaps in weight, length and head size compared to other kids

2/22/2013
Parents: Revealing Your Past Smoking, Pot Use May Not Help Your Kids

Candid confessions might backfire, new study shows

2/21/2013
U.S. Kids Consuming Fewer Calories, Report Finds

Experts credit healthier fare at schools, information campaigns for the turnaround

2/21/2013
Health Tip: Reading to Baby

It helps the child grow intellectually and develop

2/21/2013
2/20/2013
Many Younger Parents Weigh Online Doctor Reviews: Poll

But word of mouth still prevails overall

2/19/2013
Drug, Alcohol Abuse More Likely Among High School Dropouts

U.S. report also confirms that kids who fail to complete school are more apt to take up cigarettes

2/18/2013
Lower Lung Function in Infancy Linked to Wheeze in Adulthood

Smoking also played key role in respiratory trouble for young adults, study found

2/18/2013
Health Tip: Sled Safely

Make sure an adult is always watching

2/14/2013
'Bilingual Babies' Can Tell Languages Apart

Study found even 7-month-olds can start to learn both languages

2/13/2013
Kids With Knee ACL Injuries Require Special Care

Researchers say ligament injury, once rare in youngsters, is rising with sports training intensity

2/13/2013
Teens' Friends Can Influence Their School Performance

Study shows students whose buddies have better GPAs more likely to improve their own test scores

2/13/2013
Little-Known Respiratory Infection Sends Many Kids to Hospital

Discovered in 2001, human metapneumovirus is worse in very young, very old

2/13/2013
Do Teens With Happy Home Life Have Happier Marriages?

Positive early family experiences may influence relationship satisfaction in adulthood, study says

2/13/2013
'Hovering' Moms May Take Fun Out of Play

Preschoolers in study played most cheerfully when mothers were warm but non-interfering

2/13/2013
'Cyberbullying' as Harmful as Physical Threats, Study Finds

Online activity must be considered when creating policies to combat bullying, researchers say

2/12/2013
Praising Kids for Efforts, Not Qualities, May Help Them Succeed

Study finds telling youngsters they're smart, great, wonderful could backfire later

2/11/2013
ADHD Treatments Not Working for Most Young Children

Six-year study starting in preschool found symptoms persisted even for kids on medication

2/11/2013
Little Known on How to Best Help Kids After Trauma

In wake of Newtown shooting, review finds more evidence needed on what to do when children can't cope

2/10/2013
Early Dental Care Can Help Keep Kids Smiling for Years to Come

Parents urged to make brushing, flossing and visiting dentist a regular habit

2/9/2013
Skin-Care Basics for Your New Baby

For example, bathing every other day is sufficient, expert says

2/9/2013
Don't Overlook Eating Issues Tied to Autism, Study Warns

These feeding problems can lead to nutritional deficiencies, expert says

2/8/2013
Infants' Inattentiveness Might Signal Later Autism, Study Says

Signs of social impairment may be evident early, research suggests

2/8/2013
Type 1 Diabetes Up 70 Percent in Kids, Study Finds

Experts suspect the jump may be linked to unknown environmental causes

2/8/2013
Day Care May Not Raise Behavior Woes in Kids After All

Large study from Norway contradicts earlier research from U.S., whose systems differ in many ways

2/7/2013
Breast-Feeding Still Less Common for Black Babies: CDC

Racial gap suggests need for additional, targeted support, experts say

2/7/2013
Stroke During Childhood May Raise Risk for Epilepsy, Study Says

Practitioners have 'concrete numbers' to give to families

2/7/2013
Maternal Depression, Violence at Home May Raise Child's ADHD Risk

Study found kids who were exposed to one or both before the age of 3 were more likely to be diagnosed by 6

2/7/2013
Health Tip: Giving Up Baby's Bottle

Don't rush the transition

2/4/2013
Needed: Recruits of All Ages for Medical Research

Lack of awareness limits participation, study finds

2/4/2013
For Most Bullied Gay Kids, Things Do 'Get Better,' Study Finds

While gay British teens more likely to be bullied in school, situation improved by young adulthood

2/1/2013
Chips, Sodas Out, Healthier Fare In With New School Snack Rules

USDA's proposals go beyond school meals to vending machines