Parenting Health News

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10/24/2012
Lax Parents, Dealers May Lead to ATV Crashes, Study Suggests

Licensing, training needed to restrict use by children, researcher says

10/24/2012
Exercise Boosts School Performance for Kids With ADHD: Study

20-minute activity sessions helped them focus on classwork

10/24/2012
Health Tip: Stay Safe This Halloween

Avoid trick-or-treating hazards

10/23/2012
Kids Still Swallowing Magnets Despite Warning Labels

When more than one is ingested, they can cause life-threatening complications in stomach, bowel

10/23/2012
Is Perfect Pitch Genetic?

Study suggests this form of musical know-how is not simply training-related

10/23/2012
Health Tip: Don't Take the Wrong Medication

Suggestions to prevent accidental ingestion

10/22/2012
More Evidence Links Bullying, Abuse to Suicidal Thoughts in Youth

Study found sharp rise in risk when kids face 7 or more types of victimization

10/22/2012
Kids With Stressed-Out Parents Eat More Fast Food: Study

Child obesity was more likely as parental stress scores rose

10/22/2012
10/22/2012
Many Grandparents Lack Latest Child Safety Info: Study

Not all caregivers aware of guidelines on car seats, infant sleep, walkers

10/19/2012
A Parent's Grief Highlights Flu Shot's Importance

General good health is no protection from infection or death, CDC study shows

10/19/2012
'Plugged-In' Teens Vulnerable in Traffic: Study

Research shows they're more likely to be hit by cars while using electronic devices

10/19/2012
Health Tip: Is Your Child a Biter?

These actions may help curb the practice

10/19/2012
Health Tip: Encourage Your Family to Exercise

They'll have more energy for fun activities

10/18/2012
Caring Parents Less Likely to Raise a Bully, Study Finds

Encouraging academics, positive communication are key

10/18/2012
10/18/2012
Dad's Advice Could Be Key to Teens' Sexual Activity

More communication may translate to less sex, review suggests

10/18/2012
Fewer Children for Women After Ectopic Pregnancy: Study

Those who've had miscarriage, abortion or healthy delivery have more babies in the long-term

10/17/2012
Study Sees Link Between Prolonged Formula Feeding, Leukemia Risk

But the research only uncovered an association, it didn't prove cause and effect

10/17/2012
10/16/2012
Parents' Love in Infancy Pays Off Later, Study Finds

School-age kids had fewer psychological woes if even one parent formed a strong bond early on

10/16/2012
Preemies Born to Poor Families May Face Higher Risk for Brain Bleeds

These hemorrhages can have long-lasting effects and are expensive to treat, researchers say

10/16/2012
Health Tip: Help Keep Head Lice From Coming Back

Suggestions to prevent reinfestation

10/15/2012
Kids Who Sleep a Bit Longer Behave Better in School, Study Finds

Extra half-hour a night made a difference in alertness, attention

10/15/2012
HPV Shot Doesn't Encourage Sexual Activity in Girls: Study

No increase seen in STDs, pregnancy or birth control counseling

10/14/2012
Taking Terror Out of Nightmares: Tips for Parents

Expert explains how to ease children's fears and possibly prevent bad dreams

10/12/2012
Teens Who Self-Harm Need Adult Influences, Professional Help: Expert

In survey, hopelessness was a major factor among kids who attempted suicide

10/12/2012
Parents May Be Taking Concussion Symptoms Too Lightly: Survey

Many don't seek medical evaluation for children or themselves after head injuries

10/11/2012
Health Tip: Avoid Spreading Pinkeye

Teach kids to wash hands often

10/9/2012
Kids With Hemophilia Should Be Active, But Avoid Risky Sports: Study

Non-contact activities safest, allowing children to enjoy exercise, experts say

10/9/2012
Importance of Family Meals Questioned

Study finds shared breakfasts, dinners have no effect on kids' academics, behavior

10/9/2012
Teens Want Voice in End-of-Life Decisions

New guide helps seriously ill teens and young adults talk about their needs

10/9/2012
Health Tip: Easing Teething Pain

Suggestions to soothe a fussy baby

10/8/2012
Strict Moms Influence Kids' Friends: Study

Authoritative parenting can help teen friends cut drinking, smoking and drug use, researchers say

10/8/2012
Nearly Half of Children With Autism Wander From Safety: Survey

Advocates say a system such as Amber Alerts is needed for these kids

10/8/2012
Health Tip: Starting Baby on Solid Foods

Make them easier to swallow

10/6/2012
Halloween Means Gobbling Candy

Expert offers tips to minimize sweets consumption among trick-or-treaters

10/5/2012
Late-Preterm Babies Needing ICU Catch Up With Other Preemies: Study

By age 3, both groups show similar developmental progress

10/5/2012
Health Tip: Manage Your Child's Allergy

Limit exposure to potential triggers

10/3/2012
Genes Linked to Retardation Not Inherited, Study Suggests

Testing found new mutations only in people with the condition, not their parents

10/2/2012
Impact Tests Show Bike Helmets Protect Kids in Crashes

Acceleration forces, effects of crush accidents were reduced

10/2/2012
New Autism Criteria Will Have Minor Impact: Study

Most children should still be eligible for care, researchers say

10/2/2012
10/1/2012
U.S. Kids Exposed to 4 Hours of Background TV Daily: Study

Excessive exposure hinders ability to learn, doctors warn

10/1/2012
Child Abuse Injuries Have Risen, Study Finds

Child protective agencies reported decline, but hospital data tell a different story

9/30/2012
Mailed Kits May Prompt Parents to Protect Kids From Sun

Low-cost mailers led to greater use of 'sun-protective' clothing, hats and shade, study finds

9/28/2012
Health Tip: Treat a Toddler to a Picnic

And make healthy eating fun

9/27/2012
Families Who Adopt Should Use Extra Health Services, School Support: Experts

And professionals who work with kids can show more awareness

9/27/2012
What Looks Like Play May Really Be a Science Experiment

Toddlers often test hypotheses, make inferences while having fun, review finds

9/27/2012
Flu Season's Approaching So Roll Up Your Sleeve

U.S. health officials say this year's vaccine protects against two new strains