Parenting Health News

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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
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