Parenting Health News

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4/5/2013
Less Salt, More Potassium = Millions of Lives Saved

Modest dietary changes would reduce risk of stroke, heart disease, studies confirm

4/4/2013
Despite Big Progress, Many Kids Have High Lead Levels in Blood

Mineral has been linked to learning and behavioral problems, CDC says

4/4/2013
Common Asphalt Sealant May Raise Cancer Risks

Small study looked at coal-tar sealcoat and exposure to 'PAH' chemical compound

4/3/2013
Melanoma Rates Rising in U.S. Children

Deadly skin cancer still rare in kids, but long-term study found 2 percent yearly increase among whites

4/2/2013
Repeat Births by Teen Girls Still Too High: CDC

20 percent are repeat births and these babies face health risks, agency says

4/2/2013
Child's Cancer Often Causes Parents Severe Distress: Study

Odds of recovery, pain and finances are major worries

4/2/2013
Chickenpox Shot Provides Long-Term Protection, Study Finds

Effectiveness did not wane over 14 years

4/1/2013
One in 10 U.S. Kids Diagnosed With ADHD: Report

But many children who get diagnosis may not really have the condition, experts say

4/1/2013
Parent-Focused Classes May Help Tots at Risk for ADHD

Programs try to promote positive relationship between parent and child

4/1/2013
Parents Will Push for Medication, Even If Doc Says Not Needed

Survey dealt with hypothetical diagnosis of digestive disorder in young child

3/31/2013
Kids of Better-Educated Parents Have Healthier Diets: Study

European research compared nutritional choices such as fruits and veggies, sugary drinks

3/31/2013
Hot Tap Water May Pose Scalding Hazard

Study found temperatures often set higher than safety standard

3/30/2013
Keep Kids Safe From Laundry Detergent Packets

Curious children may get concentrated product in their mouth or eyes

3/29/2013
Pre-College Parental Chat May Reduce Freshman Drinking

Study found discussion influenced how students handle alcohol choices, peer pressure

3/29/2013
Another Study Sees No Vaccine-Autism Link

Experts say finding should reassure parents of young children

3/28/2013
Frequent Moves Take Toll on Poor Kids, Study Suggests

Fallout anticipated from U.S. housing crisis, researcher says

3/27/2013
Genes and Early Wheezing Tied to Childhood Asthma Risk

Common cold symptom increased odds for asthma in study

3/27/2013
Should Short Boys Take Growth Hormone?

If they're healthy, probably not, experts say

3/27/2013
Same-Sex Parents May Face Harsher Criticism Than Others

Study examined onlookers' response to parenting behaviors

3/26/2013
Too Much TV May Make Kids Antisocial, Study Suggests

Spending hours in front of the tube at age 5 linked to bad behavior at age 7, researchers say

3/26/2013
Health Tip: Kids Keeping You From Exercising?

Find time even if family keeps you busy

3/25/2013
Parents' Divorce May Up Kids' Odds for Smoking as Adults

Study authors suggest habit might be 'coping mechanism' for some

3/25/2013
Certain Parents Less Likely to Follow Doctors' Advice: Poll

Household income one factor if parents heeded guidance on kids' health, safety and lifestyle

3/25/2013
Family Meals Nourish Teens' Mental Health: Study

Dinners with parents may improve behavior and well-being, study finds

3/25/2013
Four in 10 Babies Given Solid Foods Too Early, Study Finds

Hunger, inability to sleep through the night often cited as reasons

3/25/2013
Fit Kids May Dodge Fractures in Old Age

Regular exercise linked to increases in peak bone mass, study says

3/24/2013
U.S. Agency Puts Poison Prevention in Spotlight

EPA urges adults to keep pesticides and disinfectants locked away from children

3/22/2013
Picky Eating in Youngsters Might Be Largely Caused by Genes

But study author says parents can still encourage children to try new foods

3/22/2013
Even a Little Pot Use Ups College Dropout Risk

Second study found similar connection with other drugs

3/21/2013
Ready-to-Eat Foods for Toddlers Often Too Salty: Study

Parents urged to balance convenience with healthier meals, snacks

3/21/2013
They're Cute, But Chicks Carry Salmonella Dangers

Major 2012 outbreak was linked to mail-order chicks, ducklings, CDC says

3/21/2013
Child Health Experts Come Out in Favor of Same-Sex Marriage

Kids benefit from having stable home, two loving parents, regardless of sexual orientation, AAP says

3/21/2013
Suicidal Thoughts More Common in Kids With Autism: Study

But expert advises parents not to panic over mood changes

3/20/2013
'Cruise Ship Virus' Also Sickens 1 Million U.S. Kids Yearly

Norovirus has overtaken rotavirus in causing gastric illness, CDC study finds

3/20/2013
One in 50 School-Aged Children in U.S. Has Autism: CDC

Significant increase in the prevalence of the condition over the past five years, researchers say

3/19/2013
Fewer Kids Getting Hurt in Most Sports, Study Finds

However, football and soccer injuries have risen over past decade

3/19/2013
Black Children Less Likely to Get Antibiotics: Study

Experts suspect the difference may stem from over-treatment in white children

3/19/2013
Switch to Skim Milk Won't Prevent Toddler's Obesity: Study

Surprise finding runs counter to standard recommendations from doctors' groups

3/18/2013
Parents' Worries About HPV Vaccine on the Rise: Study

Doctors puzzled by the growing safety concerns, because shot guards against virus that can cause cervical cancer

3/17/2013
How to Prevent, Treat Diaper Rash

Excessive moisture, lotions and wipes can irritate a newborn's skin

3/15/2013
Avoiding Scary Situations May Leave Kids More Anxious: Study

Study author says counseling may help youngsters face issues head-on

3/15/2013
Health Tip: Protect Kids From Stress

Many factors can cause childhood anxiety

3/13/2013
Don't Give ADHD Meds to Undiagnosed Kids, Experts Urge

Neurologists say some doctors are prescribing these drugs as a way to boost school performance

3/13/2013
ERs Not Doing Enough to Educate Parents on Car-Seat Safety: Study

Treatment after a crash can be a teachable moment on proper use of passenger restraints

3/13/2013
Sports Help Dads, Daughters Bond, Study Says

Many shared activities can help cement relationship, researchers find

3/12/2013
Breast-Feeding Won't Prevent Pre-Teen Obesity, Study Finds

Nursing exclusively has no effect on later weight, but many other benefits exist

3/12/2013
In Seriously Ill Kids, Obesity May Be Tied to Higher Death Risk: Study

But more research is needed to confirm the association, experts say

3/11/2013
Kids' Pet Frogs Caused Salmonella Outbreak: CDC

Infection traced to animals bred at single California facility

3/11/2013
More Evidence Whooping Cough Protection Wanes

Vaccine still recommended, although it appears to weaken after fifth dose, study finds

3/10/2013
Tips on Coping With Daylight Saving Time

Tweaking sleeping, eating, drinking and online habits all can help, experts advise