Parenting Health News

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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

10/24/2012
Health Tip: Stay Safe This Halloween

Avoid trick-or-treating hazards

10/23/2012
Kids Still Swallowing Magnets Despite Warning Labels

When more than one is ingested, they can cause life-threatening complications in stomach, bowel

10/23/2012
Is Perfect Pitch Genetic?

Study suggests this form of musical know-how is not simply training-related

10/23/2012
Health Tip: Don't Take the Wrong Medication

Suggestions to prevent accidental ingestion

10/22/2012
More Evidence Links Bullying, Abuse to Suicidal Thoughts in Youth

Study found sharp rise in risk when kids face 7 or more types of victimization

10/22/2012
Kids With Stressed-Out Parents Eat More Fast Food: Study

Child obesity was more likely as parental stress scores rose

10/22/2012
10/22/2012
Many Grandparents Lack Latest Child Safety Info: Study

Not all caregivers aware of guidelines on car seats, infant sleep, walkers

10/19/2012
A Parent's Grief Highlights Flu Shot's Importance

General good health is no protection from infection or death, CDC study shows

10/19/2012
'Plugged-In' Teens Vulnerable in Traffic: Study

Research shows they're more likely to be hit by cars while using electronic devices

10/19/2012
Health Tip: Is Your Child a Biter?

These actions may help curb the practice

10/19/2012
Health Tip: Encourage Your Family to Exercise

They'll have more energy for fun activities

10/18/2012
Caring Parents Less Likely to Raise a Bully, Study Finds

Encouraging academics, positive communication are key

10/18/2012
10/18/2012
Dad's Advice Could Be Key to Teens' Sexual Activity

More communication may translate to less sex, review suggests

10/18/2012
Fewer Children for Women After Ectopic Pregnancy: Study

Those who've had miscarriage, abortion or healthy delivery have more babies in the long-term

10/17/2012
Study Sees Link Between Prolonged Formula Feeding, Leukemia Risk

But the research only uncovered an association, it didn't prove cause and effect

10/17/2012
10/16/2012
Parents' Love in Infancy Pays Off Later, Study Finds

School-age kids had fewer psychological woes if even one parent formed a strong bond early on

10/16/2012
Preemies Born to Poor Families May Face Higher Risk for Brain Bleeds

These hemorrhages can have long-lasting effects and are expensive to treat, researchers say

10/16/2012
Health Tip: Help Keep Head Lice From Coming Back

Suggestions to prevent reinfestation

10/15/2012
Kids Who Sleep a Bit Longer Behave Better in School, Study Finds

Extra half-hour a night made a difference in alertness, attention

10/15/2012
HPV Shot Doesn't Encourage Sexual Activity in Girls: Study

No increase seen in STDs, pregnancy or birth control counseling

10/14/2012
Taking Terror Out of Nightmares: Tips for Parents

Expert explains how to ease children's fears and possibly prevent bad dreams

10/12/2012
Teens Who Self-Harm Need Adult Influences, Professional Help: Expert

In survey, hopelessness was a major factor among kids who attempted suicide

10/12/2012
Parents May Be Taking Concussion Symptoms Too Lightly: Survey

Many don't seek medical evaluation for children or themselves after head injuries

10/11/2012
Health Tip: Avoid Spreading Pinkeye

Teach kids to wash hands often

10/9/2012
Kids With Hemophilia Should Be Active, But Avoid Risky Sports: Study

Non-contact activities safest, allowing children to enjoy exercise, experts say

10/9/2012
Importance of Family Meals Questioned

Study finds shared breakfasts, dinners have no effect on kids' academics, behavior

10/9/2012
Teens Want Voice in End-of-Life Decisions

New guide helps seriously ill teens and young adults talk about their needs

10/9/2012
Health Tip: Easing Teething Pain

Suggestions to soothe a fussy baby