Parenting Health News

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2/6/2012
Spanking Produces Troubled Kids, Study Contends

Punishment linked to more aggression in children, two decades of research shows

2/6/2012
Thousands of U.S. Kids Hospitalized for Abuse

Infants, poor children most vulnerable, study suggests

2/6/2012
Health Tip: Common Reasons for Potty Training 'Accidents'

They're just a step backward in the learning process, experts say

2/5/2012
Safe Social Networking Tips for Teens

Parents can support a positive experience for their kids, experts say

2/3/2012
Health Tip: Teach Your Toddler Good Behavior

Suggestions for disciplining your little one

2/3/2012
Health Tip: Prepare for Breast-feeding

Suggestions for getting ready

2/2/2012
Pet Turtles Carry Salmonella Dangers, CDC Warns

Tougher laws needed to protect children from infection, report says

2/2/2012
Health Tip: Talk to Teens About Distracted Driving

Help keep them safe behind the wheel

2/1/2012
Child Abuse, Neglect a Major Public Health Problem: CDC

Report found it costs U.S. $124 billion a year; overall price tag similar to diabetes, stroke

1/31/2012
Pediatricians' Group Urges More Input From Parents

New policy statement calls for strong family presence, greater decision-making role

1/31/2012
Health Tip: Most Teens Don't Get Enough Sleep

Experts point to potential health consequences

1/30/2012
Nurturing Moms May Help Their Child's Brain Develop

Study found toddlers with loving mothers had more growth in key brain area

1/30/2012
Health Tip: How to Protect Toddlers From Burns

Precautions include keeping child out of kitchen while you're cooking

1/26/2012
Testosterone Exposure May Explain Boys' Language Delay

Male hormone levels before birth appear linked to speech differences, study contends

1/25/2012
Less Salt, More Veggies in School Lunches: USDA

New rules call for healthier foods but some say changes don't go far enough

1/25/2012
Kids' Snacks Can Be Healthy and Inexpensive

New study at YMCAs finds food combinations that satisfy budgets, nutrition guidelines

1/24/2012
Common Household Chemicals Might Harm Kids' Immunity

Study found lower response to vaccines in those with higher levels of PFCs in their blood

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