Parenting Health News

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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

11/16/2012
Cartoons May Ease Anxiety for Kids Facing Surgery

Study also found bringing a favorite toy from home can help

11/16/2012
Does Eating Fish During Infancy Cut Asthma Risk?

Researchers say timing is key, but one expert advises against seafood for babies

11/16/2012
Health Tip: Caring for Baby's Cradle Cap

Use baby shampoo when needed

11/15/2012
Flame Retardants in Furniture, Carpets Might Affect Kids' Development

California study found that higher exposures were linked to IQ, attention deficits

11/14/2012
Kids' Generosity May Depend on Who's Watching: Study

By age 5, children motivated much like adults

11/14/2012
11/13/2012
Can Playing Soccer Lead to Brain Damage?

Small study sees changes in white matter; parents shouldn't worry about their kids, experts say

11/13/2012
11/12/2012
Many Smokers Light Up With Kids in Car: Study

Smoke-free campaigns should target parent drivers, researchers say

11/9/2012
Some Kids May Overcome or Outgrow Egg Allergy, Study Suggests

Children were able to tolerate baked eggs during food challenges in controlled setting

11/7/2012
Parents' Social Anxiety May Raise Kids' Risk for Anxiety Disorder

Parental behaviors linked to risk include a lack of affection and too much criticism, study shows

11/6/2012
Health Tip: Protect Your Child From Abduction

Keep close eye on the child while you're out

11/2/2012
Dirty Pacifiers May Make Infants Sick: Study

But some experts say concerns about germs are overstated and parents should not be worried

11/2/2012
Migraines May Hurt Kids' Grades Too

Chronic headaches linked to poorer school performance in study

11/2/2012
Food Allergies Can Make Kids Targets for Bullies

Some children reported that other kids intentionally contaminated their food with allergens

11/1/2012
Identifying Teen Drivers Curbs Crashes in N.J., Study Finds

Decal law also helps police enforce regulations, researchers say

11/1/2012
Liberal or Conservative: Study Finds Childhood Influence

Did you talk back to your parents? Were you fearful or focused?

11/1/2012
For Many, 'Superstorm' Sandy Could Take Toll on Mental Health

People who were impacted by the event will have symptoms, but they should fade, experts say

10/31/2012
Play-Focused Program Might Help Kids With Autism

Success of intensive interactive therapy highlights value of early intervention, researchers report

10/31/2012
Help Kids Breathe Easier on Halloween

Doctor tells how to avoid allergy, asthma triggers

10/30/2012
Homelessness, Frequent Moves Affect How Kids Do in School

Study finds some children show 'academic resilience' and keep up with peers

10/30/2012
Autism Tough to Spot Before 6 Months of Age, Study Suggests

Signs didn't typically emerge until later, and early diagnosis didn't mean case was more severe

10/29/2012
Potty-Training Method Won't Affect Tot's Health: Study

Rather than arguing or punishing, parents can help make this a positive experience

10/25/2012
Foster Kids Adopted by Same-Sex Parents Make Big Gains, Study Says

Children progressed as quickly as those placed in heterosexual homes

10/25/2012
Obese Boys, Impotent Men?

Small study found lower testosterone levels in heavy young males, but more research needed

10/25/2012
Staying Home With Sick Kids Causes Job Worries for Parents: Survey

Many ill children aren't allowed to attend day care

10/25/2012
Health Tip: Enjoy a Healthier Halloween

You don't have to serve up 'junk food'

10/24/2012
Antibiotics Don't Ease Coughs in Kids With Common Cold: Study

No treatment is sometimes the best option, experts say

10/24/2012
Lax Parents, Dealers May Lead to ATV Crashes, Study Suggests

Licensing, training needed to restrict use by children, researcher says

10/24/2012
Exercise Boosts School Performance for Kids With ADHD: Study

20-minute activity sessions helped them focus on classwork