Parenting Health News

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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
12/17/2012
Keep Tots' Milk to 2 Cups a Day: Study

Less won't give enough vitamin D, but more can lower iron stores, researchers say

12/14/2012
Heavy Drinking, Pot Use Tied to Teen Brain Changes

Study found differences in brain's 'information highway,' researcher says

12/14/2012
Parents Key to Easing Psychological Impact of Conn. Shootings

Communication can help children, and adults, cope with the senseless tragedy, mental health experts say

12/14/2012
Family Grapples With Kids' Tech Time

Parental diligence and a few rules allow the good with less risk

12/13/2012
Child Abuse in U.S. Declines for 5th Straight Year

But 681,000 kids are still mistreated, report finds

12/13/2012
2-Year Period After Parent's Suicide Try Most Risky for Children: Study

Mother's admission to psychiatric hospital also linked to high teen suicide risk, especially for daughters

12/13/2012
Health Tip: Shopping for Children's Shoes

Young feet can grow quickly

12/12/2012
Mothers' Pre-Pregnancy Weight Tied to Kids' IQ, Study Says

Excess pounds before pregnancy may contribute to lower test scores for child

12/10/2012
U.S. Task Force Urges Docs to Counsel Kids Against Smoking

Evidence shows that medical advice, education can keep young patients from lighting up

12/10/2012
Young Binge Eaters Prone to Illicit Drug Use: Study

Overeating occurred first in large review of 17,000 boys and girls

12/10/2012
Could Kids' Salt Intake Affect Their Weight?

Study found those who consumed more sodium also drank more sugary beverages

12/10/2012
ADHD Can Cause Lifelong Problems, Study Finds

Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder that persists into adulthood may affect physical and mental health

12/9/2012
Is Your Little One Scared of Santa?

Expert offers tips to make the meeting less intimidating

12/6/2012
Kids May Be at Slightly Higher Asthma Risk If Parents Had Infertility Treatments

Study found elevated odds in children born after in vitro fertilization, but the research didn't prove cause-and-effect

12/6/2012
Childless People Die Sooner, Study Says

After infertility treatment, death rates were two to four times higher among couples without kids

12/4/2012
College Students: 25 Is Perfect Age for Marriage

But surveyed parents said kids should stay single longer

12/4/2012
Health Tip: Make Sure Kids Get Enough Water

Especially when they're sick

12/3/2012
Children's Seizures Not Always Damaging, Study Finds

Those caused by fever don't appear to harm brain function

12/3/2012
What Doctors Don't Know About Treating Kids With Epilepsy

Survey finds significant gaps in knowledge

11/30/2012
When to Worry About Your Child's Fever

A temperature is 'often a friend,' doctor says

11/30/2012
Could Baby's Crying Give Clues to Autism?

Small study found subtle differences in sounds made by at-risk infants through computer analysis

11/30/2012
Make Sure Toys You Buy Are Safe for Tots

Keep kids' ages in mind when shopping, doctors urge

11/29/2012
Violence in a Soldier's Past May Up PTSD Risk

Study found those abused as kids, attacked by spouses were more likely to develop the condition

11/29/2012
Teen Behavior Problems, Not Depression, Tied to Lower Grades

Study also linked delinquency, substance use to lesser education degrees

11/29/2012
Boys With Undescended Testicles at Higher Risk for Testicular Cancer: Study

If testes don't descend, these males may need to be monitored for later malignancy

11/29/2012
11/27/2012
Whooping Cough Vaccine Less Effective Over Time: Study

California outbreak suggests need to reevaluate vaccine schedule

11/27/2012
Smoking in Pregnancy Tied to Poor Reading Skills in Kids: Study

Mothers with pack-a-day habits may have children who lag behind classmates

11/27/2012
U.S. Kids Getting Enough Sleep After All: Survey

Amounts reported for infants, children, teens in line with CDC recommendations

11/27/2012
Health Tip: What's Behind Frequent Nosebleeds?

They could mean a cold or allergy

11/26/2012
Parents' Fear of Dentist May Get Passed On to Kids

Fathers seem to play the greatest role in how their children feel about dental visits, study finds

11/26/2012
Study Sees Possible Link Between Air Pollution and Autism Risk

Infants in high-smog areas were more likely to develop the condition

11/26/2012
Health Tip: Treating a Nosebleed

They're common during childhood, doctors say

11/23/2012
With Bullying, What's a Parent to Do?

What to look for and how to help if your child is being victimized

11/23/2012
11/22/2012
Health Tip: Preparing Baby Formula

Wash your hands first

11/22/2012
Health Tip: Use Antibiotics Wisely

Follow label instructions carefully

11/21/2012
Continued Use of ADHD Drugs May Reduce Criminal Behavior, Study Says

Arrests were lower when people with disorder took their medication, Swedish research found

11/21/2012
Sleep Positioners Linked to Infant Suffocation: CDC

These devices endanger babies' lives and should not be used, U.S. agencies warn

11/21/2012
Annual 'Trouble in Toyland' Report Cites Toy Dangers

Excessive lead levels, choking hazards, magnets can all cause serious injury for kids, PIRG says

11/19/2012
Chronic Pain Is Often a Family Affair, Study Finds

Teens whose parents suffered such discomfort were at higher risk themselves

11/19/2012
Kids With Psoriasis More Likely to Be Overweight: Study

Experts suspect obesity drives the skin problem

11/19/2012
Happier Childhoods Tied to More Wealth as Adults: Study

Cause-and-effect link isn't proven, but it's possible sunnier folk get promoted more, experts say

11/19/2012
Kids in Daycare More Prone to Be Overweight

Researchers don't yet have an explanation for the link

11/19/2012
Youngest Kids in Class May Be More Likely to Get ADHD Diagnosis

Study suggests their immaturity may lead to unnecessary treatment with medication