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Dad's Early Engagement With Son May Shape Behavior Later

Study found connection at age 3 months made difference by a baby's first birthday

Health Tip: Rules for the Pool

Don't let anyone swim alone.

Health Tip: Protect Kids From Lead Exposure

Watch for chipping paint if your home was built before 1978

Plastics Chemical in Dental Fillings Might Affect Children's Behavior: Study

But research could not prove bisphenol-A (BPA) caused the subtle changes

Dad's Smarts May Mean More to His Son's Success Than His Money

Research explores how fathers pass down income level to sons

Health Tip: Poor Air Quality Affects Kids With Asthma

You should limit their time outside

Babies With Pets Not Dogged by Colds: Study

Early exposure, especially to dogs, reduced respiratory infections in infants

Health Tip: Help Kids Have an Active Summer

Put away the video games and go outside

Tips for Memorable Family Road Trips

Word games, attraction stops help, but avoid smelly food spills, take-along work

Keep Infants Out of Sun and Heat, Experts Warn

Avoid using sunscreen on babies under 6 months old and watch for signs of dehydration

Parenthood Seems to Protect Against Catching Colds: Study

Risk was 52 percent lower for parents than for nonparents exposed to viruses

Infant Formula Can Be a Major Source of BPA: Experts

Some makers have switched to products free of the preservative, but labeling remains unclear

Health Tip: If Your Child Has a Nightmare

Comfort her and help her feel safe

Parents Key to Whether Kids Get Enough Exercise, Studies Find

When grownups aren't around, children spend less time being active

Health Tip: Bonding With Your Infant

It's a key part of baby's development

Health Tip: Encouraging a Picky Eater

Offer a variety of foods

Summer Is Peak Time for Teens to Try Drugs, Alcohol: Report

Experts advise parents to be alert, help kids structure their days

More Than 1 in 4 Teens Have 'Sexted': Study

Houston-area survey finds more than half have been asked to send naked photos of themselves

Spanking Batters Kids' Mental Health: Study

Physical punishment linked to mental health disorders, substance abuse in adulthood

Young Athletes Face Unhealthy Food Choices, Parents Say

Junk food, fast food are part of youth sports routine, study finds

Gay or Straight, Parents Too Tired for Sex, Study Suggests

Dads in same-sex relationships may face similar intimacy issues as heterosexual couples with kids

Job Worries for Parents May Mean Poorer Nutrition for Kids

Study found family meals suffered as work pressures increased

Health Tip: Help Cool a Temper Tantrum

Offer praise when the child calms down

Health Tip: Prepare Children for Sleep

Maintain a regular schedule

More Vigilance Needed to Protect Kids With Food Allergies

Study showed more than 70% suffer reactions after exposure, 11% of those severe

Delaying ADHD Meds Could Hurt Kids' Math Scores

Study finds starting stimulant drugs sooner helps prevent academic decline

HIV Exposure Before Birth May Raise Kids' Risk of Hearing Loss

HIV-positive children most likely to have problems with sound transmission, study found

Child's Scoliosis Stresses Patients, Parents: Study

Teen girls dislike wearing a body brace, but parents worry most of all

Brain-Injury Recovery Varies Widely Among Children

Evidence review finds that cause of injury can make a difference

Health Tip: Keep Kids Safe in the Backyard

Check the area for dangerous plants

Parents' Fighting May Have Long-Lasting Effect on Kids

But if conflict is handled constructively, children's sense of security stays intact, research suggests

Does Weight-Loss Surgery Work for Teens? Yes, Study Says

But experts stress that obese kids do have non-surgical options that may work

Dad's Love Can Be Crucial for Happy Childhood, Study Confirms

For many kids, rejection by father can be even more devastating than by mother

Liver Transplantation No Bar to Successful Pregnancy

Researchers say rate of live births even tops that of general population

Overweight Kids May Do Worse in Math: Study

Researchers looked at test scores from kindergarten to 5th grade

Health Tip: Secondhand Smoke is Dangerous

How it may harm infants and children

Young Kids With Hip, Thigh Fractures Heal Well With Single-Leg Casts

Study found healing equal to double-leg casts, with easier caregiving for parents

Health Tip: Does Your Child Have a Seasonal Allergy?

Look for symptoms that emerge at the same time each year

Newborn Screening May Miss Adrenal-Gland Disorder

Review of Minnesota records finds 22 percent error rate

C-Section Babies May Be More Likely to Fail First Hearing Test

Experts concur parents should not be alarmed by finding, as problem is typically temporary

Self-Harm Showing Up in Elementary Schools: Study

Children as young as 7 injured themselves in a variety of ways

Diabetes Rising Rapidly Among U.S. Kids

Both type 1 and type 2 disease rates up more than 20 percent in past decade, finds study

Tylenol Overdose Can Be Deadly for a Child

Doctors, pharmacists urged to educate parents about possible hazards

Danger at Home Lurks in Pills, Plants, Chemicals and More

Parents urged to think like a kid to effectively safety-proof their home

6.6 Million Young Adults Joined Parents' Health Plans in 2011: Report

Affordable Care Act may have expanded access to coverage, but many under 25 still go without

'Super Bug' May Thrive in Homes Where Kids Have Staph Infections

Shared objects, household surfaces can spur transmission of MRSA

Parental Abuse, Neglect Linked to Increased Skin Cancer Risk

Study found those who suffered it were more likely to get second skin cancer later in life

To Help With Dyslexia, S p a c e L e t t e r s A p a r t, Study Says

Technique boosted kids' reading speed by more than 20 percent and doubled text-reading accuracy, researchers say