Parenting Health News

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9/27/2012
TV for Kids Filled With Social Bullying, Study Finds

But it's unknown if popular shows influence behavior

9/27/2012
Health Tip: Get Some Rest After Giving Birth

Suggestions to help you recover

9/26/2012
Can Parents' Divorce Boost Son's Risk for Stroke?

Researchers suspect stress hormone may play a role

9/26/2012
Why Some Mothers (Wrongly) Let Kids Try Alcohol

Early introduction may lead to problem drinking in teen years, researchers say

9/26/2012
Doctors' Intuition May Be Key to Spotting Infections in Kids

Physicians should pay attention to their 'gut feeling' to detect serious illness in children

9/26/2012
Son's Real-Life Drama Leads Comedy Queen to Medical Role

Julie Bowen of 'Modern Family' spearheads allergy-awareness campaign

9/26/2012
Obesity Now Puts Kids' Hearts at Risk Later

Large review found increased blood pressure, cholesterol levels and other forerunners of disease

9/25/2012
9/24/2012
Antibiotics in Childhood May Increase Bowel Disease Risk: Study

But real-world risk still is low, experts say

9/24/2012
Health Tip: Kids on the Run

Precautions before they begin

9/21/2012
Kids Gain Weight With Sugary Drinks, Genes May Contribute: Studies

Supplying alternatives like water, diet drinks made a difference

9/21/2012
Untreated Food Allergies More Likely in Poor, Minority Kids

Some symptoms aren't as obvious as hives, puffy eyes or rash, researchers say

9/19/2012
More Kids Opting Out of School-Required Vaccinations: Study

Parents more likely to have requirements waived in states with easy or philosophical exemption policies

9/18/2012
9/17/2012
Too Much Salt Might Harm Kids' Health: Study

High intake may lead to rise in blood pressure, especially in overweight children

9/17/2012
'Sexting' May Go Hand-in-Hand With Unprotected Sex Among Teens

Study found association with other forms of sexual risk-taking among high school students

9/17/2012
Vitamin D in Pregnancy Critical for Brain Development, Study Says

Babies whose mothers had adequate levels appeared to do better on mental, motor tests

9/17/2012
Health Tip: Keep Baby Safe in a Stroller

Don't leave the child alone

9/16/2012
At-Home Moms Cook, Shop, Play More With Kids: Study

But working mothers can still take steps to make sure kids eat right, keep active, expert advises

9/15/2012
Do Video Games Promote Reckless Driving in Certain Teens?

Study found young sensation-seekers had more accidents, tickets and unsafe habits behind the wheel

9/14/2012
Health Tip: Coping With Separation Anxiety

Avoid leaving when your child is hungry or sleepy

9/13/2012
Improved Developmental Screening Urged for Hispanic Kids

Many cases of autism missed when parents don't know what signs to look for, researchers say

9/13/2012
Gestational Diabetes, Poverty Linked to ADHD

But breast-feeding appears to have protective effect, researchers say

9/12/2012
U.S. Expands SIDS Prevention Effort

NIH 'Safe to Sleep' campaign now includes all sleep-related infant deaths

9/11/2012
Swallowed Toothpicks Can Lead to Big Trouble, Experts Warn

One woman suffered blood poisoning but recovered after surgery

9/10/2012
Kids' Vaccine Exemptions Too Easy to Obtain: Study

Only kindergarten students who truly need waivers should get them, to protect group immunity

9/10/2012
Pediatricians' Group Urges Flu Shot for Kids Aged 6 Months and Up

Parents, daycare workers also should be immunized, AAP guidelines say

9/10/2012
Multiple Methods Can Safely Help Babies Get to Sleep, Study Shows

At age 6, no differences seen in attachment, behavior, sleep quality

9/10/2012
Postpartum Depression May Lead to Shorter Kids: Study

It's not certain why, but feeding practices might play a part, expert says

9/9/2012
Put Traffic Safety on Back-to-School 'To-Do' List: Experts

Kids, whether traveling by bus, bike, car or foot, should be taught how to avoid accidents

9/7/2012
Super-Shy Preschoolers Might Struggle Academically

Kids who are highly withdrawn may fall behind in math and reading, study suggests

9/7/2012
Health Tip: Protect Kids From Mosquito Bites

And reduce their risk of West Nile virus

9/6/2012
Kids Develop Sense of Humor by Age 1, Study Finds

At 6 months, babies watched closely as their parents laughed at absurd events, researchers say

9/6/2012
Health Tip: Cleaning a Young Child's Teeth

Oral care should start just after birth

9/6/2012
Health Tip: Packing a Backpack

Make it as light as possible

9/4/2012
Health Tip: Help a Child With ADHD Sleep Better

Maintain a consistent schedule

9/3/2012
Almost Half of U.S. Kids With Autism Have Been Bullied

Problem is much more widespread than parents may realize, experts say

9/2/2012
How Dog-Savvy Is Your Child?

Simple safety tips can prevent nasty bites, expert says

9/1/2012
Pack School Lunches That Are Healthy and Fun

Pediatrician offers tips on nutritious foods that kids will like

8/31/2012
Turning Off the Tube Linked to Healthier Weight in Teens

Study that limited TV time for a year found that kids, but not adults, gained fewer pounds

8/30/2012
Afinitor Disperz Approved for Rare Tumor

Sanctioned for children aged 1 and older

8/29/2012
Daily Temper Tantrums Not the Norm for Preschoolers: Study

Fewer than 1 in 10 'melt down' that often; finding helps define when parents should be concerned

8/29/2012
Kids With Neurological Conditions at Higher Risk of Flu Death: CDC

Medical, parenting groups working to increase flu vaccination, awareness

8/29/2012
8/28/2012
Snoring Kids Should Be Screened for Sleep Apnea: Experts

New guidelines issued by American Academy of Pediatrics also urge weight loss for obese snorers

8/27/2012
Circumcision Benefits Are Significant, Pediatricians Say

But decision should stay with parents, they add

8/25/2012
Making Parental Peace With Kids' Homework

Help your child get the most from homework without hassles, hovering

8/23/2012
Kindergarten Vaccines Close to Target Levels: CDC

But measles, chickenpox protection remains a concern

8/22/2012
Minority Fifth Graders Face Health Obstacles, Study Finds

But with similar schools, family income, disparities declined

8/22/2012
Childhood Music Lessons May Create Better Listeners

Even a few years' training in childhood confers benefits years later, small study suggests