Parenting Health News

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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

4/23/2013
Prescription Drug Abuse Up Among U.S. Teens: Survey

More than 5 million, nearly 25 percent, said they had abused these medications

4/22/2013
'Clean Your Plate' Orders From Parents May Backfire for Kids

'Controlling' food behavior messages are counterproductive, study finds

4/21/2013
Help Young Pitchers Avoid Overuse Injuries

Expert urges parents and coaches to make kids aware of how overdoing it can harm their health

4/19/2013
Breast-Fed Kids May Have Low Iron Levels, Study Finds

Complementary foods should include iron-rich items, experts say

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