Parenting Health News

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1/24/2012
How Did Generation X Respond to the H1N1 'Swine' Flu Epidemic?

Young adults did 'reasonably well,' report concludes, although most avoided flu shot

1/23/2012
Parents May Hold Key to Treating Kids' Obesity

Heart association identifies successful strategies for helping children to achieve weight loss

1/23/2012
Dyslexia's Brain Changes May Occur Before Kids Learn to Read

Study findings might help identify at-risk children at younger age

1/23/2012
Only 1 in 4 Young Teens Uses Sunscreen Regularly, Study Finds

Sunburn in childhood a major risk factor for skin cancer, experts note

1/23/2012
'Co-Occurring' Disorders May Explain Change in Autism Diagnosis

As symptoms of other conditions become more apparent, labels may vary, study suggests

1/20/2012
Asthma Meds Likely Safe During Pregnancy: Study

Slight increase in rare birth defects, but cause not clear

1/20/2012
Experts Weigh Changes to Definition of Autism

The goal: to create a clearer diagnosis of what constitutes the disorder; many could be affected

1/20/2012
Rapid Infant Growth Linked to Asthma in Study

First three months might be critical window, researchers say

1/17/2012
Drinking Late in First Trimester May Be Most Hazardous

But no alcohol use is safe during pregnancy, study finds

1/17/2012
Health Tip: Stop Your Child's Thumb-Sucking Habit

The practice can be harmful to teeth

1/16/2012
Is Continued Lip-Reading an Early Sign of Autism?

Researchers say that typically developing infants focus on a speaker's eyes after age 1

1/16/2012
Teens of Lesbian Parents Appear Well-Adjusted

Teasing, stereotypes did not affect their quality of life, small study found

1/16/2012
Pediatricians Split on Heart Tests Before Kids' ADHD Meds

About 15 percent order EKGs; recent studies say drugs don't pose heart risk

1/16/2012
Children's Drowning Injuries, Deaths Decline: Study

Youngest children at risk in bathtubs, older boys at most risk from swimming

1/14/2012
Healthy Children, Safe Homes a Winning Combination

From checking for radon to selecting seafood, you can lower chemical exposure

1/13/2012
Recent Rotavirus Vaccines Safe, Study Says

Gastrointestinal complications not associated with updated formulations

1/13/2012
Health Tip: Buy Safe Toys

Suggestions to help protect youngsters

1/12/2012
Children Exposed to HIV Before Birth at Risk for Language Delay

Researchers recommend routine screening for communication problems

1/11/2012
Health Tip: When Your Child Cries at Night

Suggestions for what to do

1/9/2012
Most Parents Tell Kids About Test Results for Breast Cancer Genes

Children can handle the information, study suggests, except very youngest

1/5/2012
Blood Test May Reveal Child's Sex Soon After Conception

More work is needed, but blood draw could reduce invasive procedures, researchers say

1/5/2012
Experts Endorse Lower Lead-Poisoning Threshold

Cutting the safe blood level of lead in children is long overdue, advocates say

1/5/2012
Health Tip: When Aggressive Behavior Signals a Problem

Requiring a call to the pediatrician

1/5/2012
Health Tip: Is it Time to Potty Train?

Signs your little one is ready

1/4/2012
Family Tips for Getting Fit

Look for ways to stay active together, experts say

1/4/2012
'Safety-First' Playgrounds Linked to Bored, Inactive Kids: Study

Review of daycares suggests many preschoolers play less now, but safety experts support newer equipment

1/4/2012
Health Tip: Practice Sledding Safety

Suggestions to help prevent injury

1/3/2012
Fun Ways to Include Kids in Fitness Resolutions

Expert tips for making fitness a family matter in 2012

1/3/2012
1/2/2012
Health Tip: Minimize Nightmares

Help foster sweet dreams

12/30/2011
12/27/2011
Health Tip: Discuss Weight With Your Child

Teach good habits and a healthy approach

12/26/2011
Mother-Toddler Bond May Influence Teen Obesity

Prevention strategies should go beyond eating, exercise, study suggests

12/26/2011
Health Tip: When Children Break the Rules

Suggestions to encourage better behavior

12/23/2011
Keeping Kids Warm, Dry and Safe in Cold Weather

Expert offers tips to prevent frostbite, exposure this winter

12/23/2011
Overweight 7-Year-Olds Face Higher Risk of Asthma

Slimming down before that age can help prevent onset of the disease, study suggests

12/23/2011
Parents May Hold Key to Healthy Weight in Hispanic Kids

Lower-fat family meals can help reduce high obesity rate in this population, study suggests

12/23/2011
Toddlers Don't Seem to Listen to Own Voices to Correct Speech

But study finds 4-year-olds, adults do adjust their pronunciation that way

12/23/2011
Health Tip: Use Medications Safely

Dos and don't for giving medicine to children

12/22/2011
Caring for Low Birth-Weight Baby Hard on Moms: Study

The added stress takes its toll on health, researchers say

12/22/2011
Noisy Toys Might Harm Kids' Hearing

If held too close to the ear, these toys might cause permanent damage, researchers say

12/21/2011
12/19/2011
Discerning Gift-Givers Look for Toys That Offer More Than Fun

Some of the best choices spur imagination and exercise, experts say

12/19/2011
Choosing a Toy? Think 'Kid-Powered'

These are gifts that offer open-ended chances for children to explore, imagine and play

12/19/2011
Nearly 1 in 3 Young U.S. Adults Have Arrest Records: Study

At 18, the estimate is 25 percent; pediatricians can help keep kids out of trouble, researchers say

12/19/2011
Health Tip: Skip the Cold Medicine Before Age 4

Here's what you can offer instead

12/17/2011
Pediatricians Offer Tips to Avoid Holiday Hazards

Check this list from the American Academy of Pediatrics twice to make sure holiday is nice

12/16/2011
New Device Approved for Children With Heart Failure

To be used until donor heart can be found

12/16/2011
Recession Hurt Parent-Child Ties, Survey Finds

Seattle families reported less connectedness, social generosity, researchers say

12/15/2011
NYC Sees Drop in Child Obesity; Can Other Cities Do Same?

Still, 1 in 5 children is obese, researchers say