Parenting Health News

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1/16/2013
As Parents' Share of College Fees Rises, Students' GPAs Fall: Study

But the research also found that parents' financial support boosted college graduation rate

1/16/2013
Childhood Vaccine Schedule Is Safe, Report Says

Critics call for more research into whether shots may be linked to some developmental disorders

1/15/2013
Study Finds Low Flu Vaccine Rates in U.S. Kids

This also puts infants too young for immunization at risk, researcher says

1/15/2013
No Link Between Low Birth Weight, Asthma: Study

Results expand understanding of the disease, expert says

1/14/2013
Screen Time Near Bedtime Means Less Sleep for Kids

Survey found watching TV, playing video games before bed delays sleep

1/14/2013
Fast Food Tied to Asthma, Eczema and Hay Fever in Kids

Study isn't conclusive, but it's another reason to make healthier choices, expert says

1/14/2013
Could Baby's Tummy Bacteria Help Spur Colic?

Balance of good/bad microbes may determine which infants have common condition, study suggests

1/14/2013
30 Percent of U.S. Teen Girls Meet Up With Online Strangers

Study found that abused or neglected girls were more likely to do so

1/11/2013
Bullying Harms Kids With Autism, Parents Say

Many suffer emotional trauma, physical injury

1/11/2013
Safe Ways to Relieve Your Young Child's Flu Symptoms

Medications not intended for children younger than 4, expert says

1/10/2013
Technique IDs Deadliest Whooping Cough Cases

Take white blood cell counts early and often, study says

1/9/2013
Many U.S. Teens at Risk for Suicide Despite Treatment: Study

About 1 in every 20 teens attempts suicide, often when already being treated for mental health woes

1/8/2013
Do Babies Begin Learning Language in the Womb?

Study suggests process starts in last 10 weeks of pregnancy

1/7/2013
Some HPV-Linked Cancers Rising in U.S.: Report

Changing sexual practices a likely reason; vaccination urged

1/7/2013
Let Babies 'Cry It Out,' Study Suggests

Resist the urge to immediately respond to your infant's nighttime awakenings, researchers say

1/7/2013
Moms May Use TV to Calm Fussy Infants: Study

Babies with obese mothers were most likely to watch up to 3 hours daily instead of playing

1/7/2013
Mental Health of Dads-to-Be May Influence Toddler's Behavior

During pregnancy appointments, ask about father's state of mind, experts say

1/7/2013
Health Tip: Talk to Kids About Smoking

Help prevent a dangerous habit

1/2/2013
Prenatal Antidepressants Don't Raise Fetal, Infant Death Risk: Study

But doctors, moms-to-be should still approach drugs known as SSRIs with caution, researchers say

1/1/2013
Economic Conditions at Birth Linked to Behavior in Teen Years

Being born during a time of chronic unemployment may boost odds of juvenile delinquency, study says

12/31/2012
Health Tip: Signs That Your Child May Have Juvenile Arthritis

When chronic joint pain and tenderness affect young people

12/27/2012
More Evidence That Violent Video Games Help Spur Aggression

Negative effects accumulate over time, study says

12/27/2012
'Teaching Gardens' Nurture Kids' Interest in Healthy Foods

An idea that began at the White House can take root in almost any home, one expert says

12/27/2012
Kids and Healthy Eating Can Go Together

Initiatives from cooking classes to 'teaching gardens' can make it happen

12/26/2012
Young Girl's Plea For Contact Lenses Pays Off

Preteen's organized personality was key to safe use of these devices, mom says

12/26/2012
What's Best for Kids' Eye Health? Experts Give Insight

Advice on diet, screening, and proper use of glasses and contacts

12/26/2012
Some Kids Abusing Common Baking Ingredients

Trends such as swallowing dry cinnamon, stuffing marshmallows can cause choking emergencies

12/26/2012
Health Tip: Calming a Fussy Baby

Swaddle the infant with a large, lightweight blanket

12/25/2012
Health Tip: Help Keep Your Baby's Crib Safe

Older cribs may not meet new standards

12/24/2012
It's OK for Kids to Keep Believing in Santa, Expert Says

They'll figure it out on their own without a specific age limit

12/24/2012
Make Holiday Meals Safe for Kids With Food Allergies

Expert offers tips for changing recipes and keeping potentially harmful foods separate

12/24/2012
Nearly One-Third of Kids With Food Allergies May Be Bullied

Study found torment is often 'just' teasing but can be more threatening

12/22/2012
Consider Eye Safety When Toy Shopping

Injuries, lack of protective eyewear can lead to ER visits, surgery, expert says

12/21/2012
Flu Drug Tamiflu OK for Babies Under 1: FDA

But dose for these tots must be calibrated to their weight, agency says

12/21/2012
Omega-3s in Formula Can Help Baby's Eyesight: Review

Breast-fed babies already have this advantage, experts note

12/21/2012
Mass Murders: Why Us? Why the U.S.?

From gun availability to a lack of therapists, experts say many factors contribute to the spate of killings

12/20/2012
Family Meals Encourage Kids to Eat More Veggies, Fruit: Study

Researchers also found that children mimic parents' healthy eating habits

12/20/2012
Early Language Skills Reduce Preschool Tantrums, Study Finds

Verbalizing their frustrations may help little ones cope

12/20/2012
'Not Fair!' How Sibling Fights May Lead to Later Mood Problems

Everyday teen issues can contribute to depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, researchers say

12/20/2012
Motivation and Study, Not IQ, Are Keys to Kids' Math Success

Research highlights role of learning skills, determination in developing numerical competence

12/20/2012
Health Tip: Store Breast Milk Safely

Wash your hands before expressing the milk

12/19/2012
Reindeer May Deliver More Than Presents

Report suggests animals also carry a fly larva that causes skin problems, rare eye infections

12/19/2012
Drugs Hold Promise for Severe Juvenile Arthritis Patients

Children's pain, fever, rash reduced in two studies, but questions remain

12/19/2012
Abused Black Girls More Likely to Develop Asthma: Study

Stress still affects immune system years later, researchers say

12/19/2012
Health Tip: Help Prevent Repetitive Stress Injury

Posture is important during computer use

12/19/2012
Health Tip: Keep Kids From Choking Hazards

Offer only safe foods and toys

12/18/2012
Quality of Life Can Suffer for Kids With Heart Devices

Study suggests implanted cardiac defibrillators, pacemakers affect self-perception, behavior

12/18/2012
Is the Mental Health System Failing Troubled Kids?

Spotting, managing young people like the Conn. gunman is difficult and will take more resources, experts say

12/17/2012
Fewer Children Injured From Swallowing Caustic Chemicals: Study

Despite better prevention efforts, too many kids still consume household cleaning products

12/17/2012