Parenting Health News

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7/2/2012
Spanking Batters Kids' Mental Health: Study

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

6/30/2012
Young Athletes Face Unhealthy Food Choices, Parents Say

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

6/29/2012
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

6/28/2012
Job Worries for Parents May Mean Poorer Nutrition for Kids

Study found family meals suffered as work pressures increased

6/28/2012
Health Tip: Help Cool a Temper Tantrum

Offer praise when the child calms down

6/26/2012
Health Tip: Prepare Children for Sleep

Maintain a regular schedule

6/25/2012
More Vigilance Needed to Protect Kids With Food Allergies

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

6/25/2012
Delaying ADHD Meds Could Hurt Kids' Math Scores

Study finds starting stimulant drugs sooner helps prevent academic decline

6/22/2012
HIV Exposure Before Birth May Raise Kids' Risk of Hearing Loss

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

6/21/2012
Child's Scoliosis Stresses Patients, Parents: Study

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

6/18/2012
Brain-Injury Recovery Varies Widely Among Children

Evidence review finds that cause of injury can make a difference

6/18/2012
Health Tip: Keep Kids Safe in the Backyard

Check the area for dangerous plants

6/15/2012
Parents' Fighting May Have Long-Lasting Effect on Kids

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

6/15/2012
Does Weight-Loss Surgery Work for Teens? Yes, Study Says

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

6/15/2012
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

6/14/2012
Liver Transplantation No Bar to Successful Pregnancy

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

6/14/2012
Overweight Kids May Do Worse in Math: Study

Researchers looked at test scores from kindergarten to 5th grade

6/14/2012
Health Tip: Secondhand Smoke is Dangerous

How it may harm infants and children

6/13/2012
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

6/13/2012
Health Tip: Does Your Child Have a Seasonal Allergy?

Look for symptoms that emerge at the same time each year

6/12/2012
Newborn Screening May Miss Adrenal-Gland Disorder

Review of Minnesota records finds 22 percent error rate

6/12/2012
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

6/11/2012
Self-Harm Showing Up in Elementary Schools: Study

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

6/11/2012
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

6/8/2012
Tylenol Overdose Can Be Deadly for a Child

Doctors, pharmacists urged to educate parents about possible hazards

6/8/2012
Danger at Home Lurks in Pills, Plants, Chemicals and More

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

6/8/2012
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

6/4/2012
'Super Bug' May Thrive in Homes Where Kids Have Staph Infections

Shared objects, household surfaces can spur transmission of MRSA

6/4/2012
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

6/4/2012
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

6/4/2012
Teens Whose Moms Smoked While Pregnant May Have Worse Asthma

Study followed black, Hispanic adolescents

6/4/2012
Only a Third of U.S. Moms Who Plan to Breast-Feed Meet Goals

Formula-feeding at hospital is important barrier, study finds

6/4/2012
Health Tip: Avoid Fighting With the Kids Over Food

Eat healthy yourself, setting a good example

6/1/2012
Small Batteries, Other Shiny Objects Pose Risks to Children

Curious kids may accidentally swallow magnets and batteries, leading to serious injury

6/1/2012
Health Tip: Warning Signs of Infant Dehydration

Including dry mouth and tongue

5/30/2012
They're Cute, But Baby Chicks Can Harbor Salmonella

CDC traces multistate outbreak, says children under 5 shouldn't handle live young poultry

5/30/2012
Infant 'Smarts' Similar With Different Types of Formula: Study

But breast-fed babies score slightly higher than those on soy or cow's milk formulas

5/30/2012
FDA Warns of Fake Version of ADHD Drug Adderall

Counterfeit drug lacks active ingredient; real medicine is currently in short supply

5/30/2012
Health Tip: Stay Safe at the Playground

Use the equipment as designed

5/29/2012
Emotional Woes May Last for Childhood Cancer Survivors

Treatment effects are long-lasting, researchers say

5/28/2012
Doubt Cast on Usefulness of 'Sensory' Therapies for Autism

Experts say proof is lacking for these techniques in other disorders, too

5/25/2012
More Mental Health Care Urged for Kids Who Self-Harm

Parents, ER docs need to be alert for signs of behavior such as cutting, experts say

5/25/2012
Health Tip: Keep Magnets Away From Children

They are choking and ingestion hazards

5/24/2012
Health Tip: Signs That Baby is in Pain

Unhappy facial expressions are a common reaction

5/24/2012
C-Section May Hike Risk for Toddlers' Obesity, Study Suggests

By age 3, Caesarean babies are more likely to be overweight, researchers found

5/22/2012
Health Tip: Eat a Healthy Diet When Nursing

Include drinking plenty of fluids

5/21/2012
Keeping Your Family Safe From Dog Bites

Medical, veterinary experts offer prevention tips

5/21/2012
U.S. Teens Heading for Heart Trouble: Study

High 'bad' cholesterol, pre-diabetes or diabetes affect almost one-quarter of teens

5/21/2012
Health Tip: Comforting Baby's Pain

Direct contact may distract from the hurt

5/21/2012
Study Ties Secondhand Smoke to Bladder Irritation in Kids

Children aged 4 to 10 were at particular risk from exposure