Parenting Health News

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4/20/2012
Health Tip: When Your Child is Stressed

It may trigger physical symptoms

4/19/2012
Health Tip: Touch, Sing and Play With Baby

Suggestions to help parents and newborns bond

4/16/2012
Troubled Homes May Fuel Obesity in Girls

Study found nearly doubled risk in families coping with poverty, drug abuse, other stress

4/16/2012
Young Risk-Takers Drawn to Dangerous 'Choking Game'

Study finds 6% of Oregon eighth graders admitted trying it, two-thirds had played more than once

4/13/2012
Gay Adults Rejected by Parents Have Worse Health, Study Finds

Massachusetts survey found most lesbians, gays, bisexuals received emotional support from parents

4/13/2012
Alternative Therapies Aren't Used as Substitutes for Asthma Meds: Study

Parents still give kids traditional treatments in addition to less orthodox ones

4/12/2012
Even Toddlers Succumb to Peer Pressure, Study Says

2-year-olds -- like chimps -- follow the majority

4/12/2012
Vitamin D Doesn't Help Kids Do Better in School, Study Finds

U.K. researchers say vitamin's possible brain benefits might only hold for adults

4/12/2012
More Unmarried Couples Having Babies: CDC

Many older women also having more than one child, researchers find

4/10/2012
Sexual Abuse May Put Boys at Risk for Unsafe Sex

Multiple partners, teen pregnancies more likely among those who were victimized, surveys show

4/6/2012
Pregnancy Length May Influence Severity of Autism

Babies born early or late have more severe symptoms, study shows

4/5/2012
Parents of Children With Cancer Wary of Online Health Information

Study found they had concerns about accuracy, fears of 'worst-case scenarios'

4/5/2012
Sex Education Efforts Lagging in Schools, CDC Says

Many states' schools fail to teach students how to avoid unwanted pregnancy, HIV and other STDs, study finds

4/4/2012
Researchers Find Gene Mutations That May Be a Key to Autism

'Spontaneous' mutations, not generational ones, could play role in up to 20 percent of cases, study says

4/4/2012
Health Tip: Stop Toddler Tantrums Before They Start

Suggestions to avoid a maddening meltdown

4/3/2012
Prenatal Antipsychotic Drugs Linked to Motor Delays: Study

Movement, posture, reflexes below normal for many exposed infants

4/3/2012
Coffee Drinking in Pregnancy Won't Lead to Sleepless Baby: Study

It also found no increase in wakefulness among breast-fed babies whose mothers consumed caffeine

4/2/2012
Drug, Alcohol Abuse Common Among U.S. Teens, Study Finds

15 percent qualified as substance abusers, and initiation may be start of lifelong troubles

4/2/2012
Many Preschoolers Not Getting Enough Outdoor Play

Look at outdoor activity as a daily necessity, not a weekend luxury, study says

4/2/2012
Certain Children With Autism Show More Improvement Than Others

In study, 'bloomers' reached higher levels of functioning and had parents with more access to resources

4/2/2012
Smelly Urine a Red Flag for Kids' UTI

Symptom should prompt doctors to test for urinary infection, study shows

4/2/2012
Health Tip: Selecting a Childcare Provider

Factors to consider include staff-to-child ratio

3/30/2012
Secondhand Smoke Affects Young Girls More Than Boys: Study

By age 7, lung function was six times worse for exposed girls than boys, research shows

3/30/2012
Study Weighs In on Diets for Kids

Meal plan with very low carbs was tough for children to follow, researchers say

3/30/2012
Two-Thirds of Kids With Autism Have Been Bullied: Study

Middle school typically the worst time for being picked on, researchers say

3/30/2012
Dating Violence Common by 7th Grade: Survey

More than one-third report psychological abuse, 15 percent cite physical abuse

3/27/2012
High Out-of-Pocket Costs for Kids' Asthma Drugs Could Pose Dangers

Study suggests steeper co-pays reduce medication use in insured children

3/26/2012
Teen Girl Drivers Likelier to Use Electronic Devices: Study

In-car videos showed more girls using cellphones, grooming, eating behind the wheel

3/26/2012
1 in 5 Pharmacies Hinders Teens' Access to 'Morning-After' Pill: Study

Whether they deliberately mislead callers or simply don't know the law is unclear

3/26/2012
Bed-Sharing, Smoking Play Role in Sudden Infant Death

Tummy sleeping still top cause, but other risk factors are culprits, too, research shows

3/26/2012
Health Tip: Watch for Choking Hazards

Don't offer these foods to your baby or toddler

3/23/2012
When a Child With Autism Wanders, It's Crucial to Stay a Step Ahead

No locks, alarms, tracking devices can guarantee parents complete peace of mind

3/23/2012
Vacationing With a Wanderer Demands Planning

One mother took a picture of her son every morning so if he got lost she could show people what he was wearing that day

3/22/2012
Common Respiratory Virus Affecting Many Young Children

No vaccine for RSV, but hand washing can help prevent spread, expert says

3/22/2012
Parents Should Lead By Example in Weight Loss, Study Finds

When parents shed pounds, overweight kids on weight-loss plan slimmed down, too

3/22/2012
Adults Seem to Have Most Impact on Teens' School Success

Study found influence of peers not as strong as parents, teachers

3/20/2012
Infants' Faces Trigger Caregiving Impulse in Adults' Brains

The response occurred even when adults didn't know the baby, study found

3/19/2012
Secondhand Smoke in Childhood Linked to Lung Disease Years Later

Study found it nearly doubled risk for breathing condition

3/19/2012
Mothers of Kids With Autism Earn Less, Study Shows

Moms may need to devote time to caring for the child, researchers say

3/19/2012
Kids Using Synthetic Pot a Growing Public Health Concern

Popularity on rise despite illegality, uncertain ingredients, bad reactions

3/19/2012
Kids of Meth-Using Moms at Risk of Behavioral Woes

Study suggests prenatal exposure to methamphetamine raises chances of ADHD, depression, anxiety

3/19/2012
3/16/2012
With Spanking, Nature and Nurture Create More Aggression, Study Suggests

Physical discipline seen to make problem worse in boys with certain genetic tendencies

3/16/2012
Health Tip: Make 'Tummy Time' Fun

Suggestions to help improve playtime

3/16/2012
Stressed Parents May Affect Preemie Behavior Later

Aggression, distraction more likely at 3 if mom, dad seemed troubled when child turns 2, researchers report

3/12/2012
Farm Hazards a Serious Threat to Kids, Study Finds

Injuries often severe, usually not work-related, researchers say

3/12/2012
Stair-Related Injuries a Threat to Preschoolers: Study

Study estimates 931,000 youngsters hurt from 1999 to 2008

3/12/2012
Circumcision Linked to Lower Risk for Prostate Cancer, Study Finds

But researchers can't confirm the procedure directly lowers risk of the disease

3/12/2012
Health Tip: Caring for Baby After Circumcision

Advice to foster healing and prevent infection

3/9/2012
EKG Testing May Spot Fatal Heart Conditions in Children

Evidence review looked at three conditions that cause sudden cardiac death