Parenting Health News

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8/22/2012
Many Teens Drinking, Taking Drugs During School: Survey

Roughly half knew classmates who sold drugs, and knew nearby spots to drink or get high during the day

8/21/2012
Unhappy Kids Are More Materialistic, Study Finds

Research with children ages 8 to 10 says TV ads play big part in 'spoiling' those who aren't content

8/21/2012
Teens Benefit by Spending More Time With Parents

Encounters with Dad may boost self-worth and social skills the most, research suggests

8/20/2012
Curbing Circumcision Boosts STDs, Study Contends

Resulting infections, including HIV, could add billions to U.S. health spending, researchers say

8/20/2012
Vaccinations Belong on Parents' Back-to-School Checklists

Preventable diseases can threaten children's lives, expert warns

8/20/2012
Health Tip: Applying Insect Repellent

Read the instructions carefully

8/17/2012
Teens With ADHD May Need Help Making Transition to College

Experts offer suggestions for students on how to compensate for their disorder

8/16/2012
Carbon Monoxide Poisoning: An Underestimated Threat

Study finds 450 Americans die, more than 2,000 are hospitalized each year

8/16/2012
Does Just Feeling Fat Make You Gain Weight?

Study shows teens with a bloated body image more likely to become fat in their 20s

8/16/2012
Most Parents Think Social Media Not a Bad Thing: Survey

Many believe it prepares their kids for future work world, broadens their thinking

8/16/2012
Kids Who Can Resist Sweets Might Be Slimmer as Adults

Decades-long research shows self-control as tot may mean an obesity-free maturity

8/16/2012
Chickenpox Cases Fall 80% Over Decade: CDC

Two-dose schedule will deliver further improvement, experts say

8/16/2012
With Very Sick Infants, Doctors and Parents Often Miscommunicate

Mothers often have different impressions of their babies' condition than physicians meant to convey

8/16/2012
Two-Thirds of U.S. Youth Have Had Oral Sex, CDC Reports

Many may believe it's safer than it actually is, expert says

8/15/2012
Health Tip: Get Baby Moving

Exercise is healthy, even for infants

8/14/2012
Health Tip: Protect Your Child in Extreme Heat

Have an air-conditioned place in mind

8/14/2012
Baby's Healthy Diet Feeds IQ, Study Finds

Infants, toddlers reared on junk food scored slightly lower at 8 years

8/14/2012
Parents' Religious Beliefs Can Complicate Kids' End-of-Life Care

Hoping for a miracle might lead them to request futile treatments for their children, researchers say

8/14/2012
Health Tip: Is Anxiety Affecting Your Child?

Insomnia is a potential warning sign

8/13/2012
Snoring Toddlers May Have More Behavior Problems

But breast-feeding helped protect against snoring in youngsters, study found

8/13/2012
Health Tip: Possible Signs of an Ear Infection

They include pulling at the ear

8/12/2012
Parents Can Adapt, Thrive After 'Empty Nest'

The parent-child relationship evolves, but doesn't end when kids leave for college, expert explains

8/11/2012
Expert Tips for Summer Sports Safety

Warmer weather requires a few extra precautions for active adults, young athletes

8/11/2012
How to Quell 9th-Grade Angst

Freshman year can set the tone for entire high school career, expert says

8/10/2012
Mold Exposure in Infancy May Raise Asthma Risk

Three species linked to wheezing at age 7

8/10/2012
Babies of Heavy Moms Grow Slower: Study

Findings suggest obesity epidemic harms kids even before birth

8/10/2012
Pay Attention in Preschool, Graduate From College: Study

Certain social, behavioral skills at young age key to later academic success, researchers found

8/10/2012
8/8/2012
All That Txtng May B Hrtng Kids' Grammar

Parents can set good example by avoiding shorthand like 'ur' and '2' in own text messages, expert says

8/7/2012
Few Follow Car Safety Guidelines for Kids, Study Finds

Common problems include lack of proper restraints, youngsters sitting in front seat

8/7/2012
Parents Spank, Slap Kids in Public More Often Than Thought

And fathers are more likely than people think to use a gentle approach, study found

8/7/2012
More Kids Taking Antipsychotics for ADHD: Study

Unapproved uses of these powerful drugs need further investigation, experts say

8/7/2012
8/6/2012
Violent TV Shows Keep Young Kids Awake: Study

Preschoolers who stuck to nonviolent fare just before bed were much more likely to sleep well

8/6/2012
Grateful Teens May Have Less Risk for Depression, Other Problems

Parents, teachers can help kids learn to identify good things in their lives, study says

8/5/2012
Sleep Loss Often Disruptive for City Kids With Asthma

Study linked combination to missed school days, ER visits and less sports participation

8/3/2012
Child Abuse Might Alter Onset of Menstruation in Girls

Those who suffered sexual, physical trauma began periods earlier or later than average

8/3/2012
Fitter Kids May Make Better Grades: Study

Policymakers should realize the importance of phys-ed classes, researcher says

8/3/2012
Health Tip: If Your Child Gets Headaches

Keep a log of symptoms to help doctors isolate a cause

8/2/2012
When Parents Get Active, So Do Kids: Study

Weekends are ideal time to get moving as a family, researchers say

8/2/2012
Health Tip: If Your Older Child Wets the Bed

Ask the pediatrician if it could mean a medical problem

8/1/2012
Boys' Impulsiveness May Add Up to Edge in Math

Because they're risk-takers, they get more practice, researchers say

8/1/2012
Signs of ADHD Evident by Preschool, Expert Says

Early identification improves odds for social, academic success

8/1/2012
7/30/2012
Mental Abuse of Kids Leaves Lifelong Scars

Frequent put-downs, tirades, threats may constitute psychological maltreatment

7/30/2012
Health Tip: Help Baby Develop Healthy Sleep Habits

Try not to interfere with the infant's natural sleep patterns

7/29/2012
Teething Baby? Avoid Benzocaine, FDA Says

This over-the-counter anesthetic can lead to a deadly condition in children

7/26/2012
Health Tip: Keep Your Child's Eczema at Bay

Make the bathwater warm, not hot

7/24/2012
Survey Finds Big Drop in Sexual Activity Among Black Teens

But overall, U.S. teens of all racial, ethnic groups as sexually active as a decade ago

7/24/2012
More Than a Third of Births 'Unintended': CDC

That number hasn't changed since the 1980s, government report finds