Parenting Health News

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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

5/20/2012
Fees Lead Some Kids to Skip After-School Sports: Survey

Total cost of participating in a sport averages $381, results show

5/18/2012
Tiny Tots in the Dentist's Chair Among Changes in Pediatric Dentistry

Options for kids now include sealants and early removal of wisdom teeth

5/18/2012
From One Generation to the Next, Dental Care Changes

Mom of 3 notes less trepidation from kids, more choices from dentists

5/17/2012
Parents Often Lose Sleep Over Child's Epilepsy, Study Finds

Many sleep in the same room or bed as their child because of worries about nighttime seizures

5/17/2012
Drowning Is Leading Cause of Kids' Accidental Death: CDC

Swimming lessons can help protect toddlers, experts say

5/16/2012
Head Blows May Hamper Learning in College Athletes

Some football, hockey players show postseason decline, study finds

5/16/2012
CDC Lowers Lead-Poisoning Threshold for Kids

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

5/16/2012
Many Parents of Kids With Autism Don't Put Faith in Pediatricians

Researchers say pediatricians also don't feel knowledgeable enough to guide families on treatments

5/16/2012
Developmental Woes Common in Siblings of Children With Autism

Some show subtle developmental delays, study finds

5/14/2012
Baby Bottles, Pacifiers, Sippy Cups Can Injure

Nationwide survey of ER visits revealed rates of cuts and bruises for infants, toddlers

5/14/2012
'Button' Batteries Sending More Kids to ER: Study

Emergency visits for accidental swallowing have doubled

5/12/2012
Does Your Child Have Seasonal Allergies or a Cold?

Expert describes how parents can tell the difference

5/11/2012
5/11/2012
Only Half of Meds Taken by Kids Have 'Adequate' Safety Info: Study

Medications used in newborns especially under-studied, doctor says

5/9/2012
Study: Kids Who Sleep in Parents' Bed Less Likely to Be Overweight

Children allowed to snuggle up with mom, dad may feel more secure and eat less, researchers say

5/9/2012
Health Tip: Help Prevent Chronic Ear Infections

Children should avoid secondhand smoke

5/9/2012
Health Tip: Make Sure Your Child's Bike is the Right Size

Don't purposely buy one that the child will 'grow into'

5/8/2012
Friends' Parents Can Sway Teens' Odds for Drinking, Smoking

'Good' parenting helps kids steer clear of risky behaviors, researchers say

5/7/2012
Aim Skin Cancer Warnings at the Young, Too, Experts Say

To get message across, doctors should focus on sun's damage to looks, not health, panel advises

5/7/2012
In Mom's Eyes, Overweight Toddler May Not Be

Study finds many mothers misjudge child's 'weight status,' thinking plumpness equals good parenting

5/7/2012
Kids Most Likely to Start Abusing Painkillers at 16: Study

Prevention efforts that begin later are 'too little, too late,' researchers say

5/7/2012
Study: More Pre-Teens Get Vaccines When Middle Schools Require Them

Vaccinations protect against serious, and sometimes deadly, diseases, experts say

5/7/2012
Health Tip: When Baby Has a Fever

If it's above 100.4F, call the doctor at once

5/4/2012
Swaddling Infants Too Tightly May Cause Hip Problems

Babies should be able to move their hips and knees, experts say

5/4/2012
A Heart Disease Veteran at Just Age 12

Survivor stresses importance of asking questions and pushing for answers

5/4/2012
Today's Kids May Be Destined for Adult Heart Disease

Solution lies in instilling healthy habits, not adding medication, experts say

5/3/2012
Health Tip: Recognize Early Signs of Autism

Including no babbling or pointing by age 1

5/1/2012
Many Asthmatic Kids Harmed by Secondhand Smoke: Study

Exposure leads to more doctor visits, disturbed sleep, exercise limitations

5/1/2012
4/30/2012
U.S. Sees Tripling of Babies Born Addicted to Painkillers

They suffer from irritability, breathing problems, perhaps long-term brain damage, study finds

4/30/2012
Insecticide Linked to Brain Abnormalities in Kids

But study doesn't prove exposure caused the differences

4/30/2012
Having Kids Doesn't Inspire Adults to Eat Healthier: Study

But at least new parents' diets didn't get worse, researchers say

4/30/2012
Health Tip: Installing a Playground at Home

Make sure the ground below is well-cushioned

4/30/2012
TV Ads May Play Role in Underage Drinking, Obesity

The greater the familiarity with the ads, the greater these risks, researchers say