Parenting Health News

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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

3/9/2012
Keeping Young Athletes Safe From Sexual Abuse

Danger lies with familiar people, not strangers, experts say

3/9/2012
3/8/2012
Surgeon General: Nearly 4 Million U.S. Kids Still Smoke

Report says tobacco industry targets marketing toward children

3/7/2012
Genes Play a Role in Drug Abuse Risk Among Adopted Kids: Study

But good adoptive relationships offer some protection, researchers say

3/7/2012
Self-Centered Kids May Just Have Immature Brains

Study suggests poor impulse control improves with age

3/5/2012
Smoke Exposure Late in Pregnancy Might Boost Baby's Eczema Risk

But study finds no raised risk for skin condition from exposure early in pregnancy or after birth

3/2/2012
Young Puzzle-Solvers May Be Tomorrow's Engineers

Study found playing with puzzles at early age helps children develop spatial skills

3/2/2012
Parents' Wishes Sway Docs' Choices on Preterm Deliveries

Study found practice, counseling in very early gestation differed greatly among obstetricians

3/2/2012
Health Tip: Help Your Child Develop a Healthy Approach to Eating

And help prevent extreme concerns about weight

2/29/2012
2/28/2012
Health Tip: Preventing Back Pain Among New Moms

Suggestions to protect yourself

2/27/2012
As Youth Baseball Season Nears, Experts Urge Injury Prevention

Seek help when kids show signs of overuse-linked problems, pediatricians say

2/27/2012
'Active' Video Games May Not Boost Kids' Fitness: Study

Wii games were no better than 'inactive' selections, researchers found

2/27/2012
Health Tip: Fruit Juices and Kids

Some consumption guidelines to help parents

2/24/2012
Gene Might Be a Culprit in Sudden Infant Death for Boys

DNA testing found mutation more prevalent in male babies

2/22/2012
Toddlers With Angry Parents May Have More Temper Tantrums

Youngsters tend to mimic coping behaviors they see at home, study shows

2/21/2012
Study: No Significant Rise in Seizure Risk From Common Kids' Vaccine

Immunizations protect children from life-threatening diseases, experts say

2/20/2012
Health Tip: Never Leave Kids in the Car

Hyperthermia, a potentially dangerous elevation of body temperature, may result

2/17/2012
Parents' Strict Rules Could Curb Kids' Drinking

Researchers say this is the first study to look at how tight parental control helps teens avoid booze

2/17/2012
Health Tip: When a Child Resists Going to Bed

Here are suggestions for making bedtime easier

2/16/2012
1 in 10 U.S. Kids Lives With Parent Who Has Abused Alcohol: Report

In many homes, the sole caregiver has a drinking problem, researchers say

2/16/2012
Health Tip: Is Your Baby Breast-Feeding Enough?

Signs that baby is getting plenty to eat

2/15/2012
Babies May Be Smarter Than You Think

Word comprehension is evident at 6 or 9 months, study finds

2/15/2012
Health Tip: Practice Window Safety

To help prevent accidents

2/15/2012
Health Tip: Add Some Panache to Packed Lunches

And encourage kids to eat healthy food

2/14/2012
Don't Forget Your Kids on Valentine's Day

Experts suggest ways to show love and respect for your children all year long

2/14/2012
Health Tip: Is Your Child Anxious?

Here are possible warning signs

2/13/2012
More Young Adults Get Health Care When They Can Stay on Parents' Plans

The findings suggest a positive impact of the new U.S. health care law, researchers say

2/10/2012
Repeat C-Section Best Scheduled at 39 Weeks, Study Says

Operating sooner, later worse for babies, preliminary research finds

2/10/2012
When Mom Has Pregnancy Diabetes, Breast-Feeding Curbs Child Obesity

Long-term study found lower BMI in children breast-fed at least 6 months

2/9/2012
More People Need Training in Lifesaving Epinephrine Use, Advocates Say

Parents, educators, caregivers, friends can respond to severe food allergies

2/8/2012
Depressed Kids May Be Targets for Bullying, Study Suggests

New research challenges notion that bullying leads to mental health woes