Parenting Health News

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9/26/2011
Asthma Can Complicate Diabetes Care in Kids

Untreated asthma may worsen blood sugar control, study suggests, but reasons remain unclear

9/23/2011
Health Tip: Keep a Diabetes Notebook

For when your youngster becomes sick

9/22/2011
Less Play Time = More Troubled Kids, Experts Say

Adult interference may deprive children of needed challenges, not to mention fun

9/21/2011
Vaccine for Childhood Diarrhea Helps Kids, Saves Dollars

Rotavirus inoculation kept thousands of kids out of the hospital, saved millions in costs, study found

9/21/2011
CDC Urges Americans: Get Your Flu Shot

Supplies are plentiful and the vaccine is a good match for circulating strains, officials say

9/20/2011
Can Fatty Acids in Breast Milk or Formula Make Kids Smarter?

Studies find benefits at 14 months and about 10 years

9/19/2011
ADHD Drug Delays Puberty in Male Monkeys, Study Finds

Much more research needed before finding on Ritalin can have implications for humans, experts say

9/19/2011
Obese Kids May Face Social, Emotional Woes

Study finds higher risk for 'peer problems' at age 8 and 9

9/19/2011
Recession Tied to Rise in Child Abuse Injuries

Incidence of 'shaken baby syndrome' and other head trauma almost doubled, study found

9/19/2011
Exercise Ups Kids' Quit-Smoking Success Rate

Approach much more successful than intervention alone, especially for boys, finds study

9/19/2011
9/19/2011
Health Tip: How to Spot Underage Drinking

More children abuse alcohol than tobacco or illicit drugs

9/15/2011
Flu Killed 115 Children Last Season: CDC

Many of the deaths could have been prevented with vaccinations, agency says

9/15/2011
Health Tip: Coping With a Pet Allergy

What to do if you're allergic to a faithful friend

9/15/2011
9/14/2011
Trouble With Math? Blame Your Lack of 'Numbers Sense'

Math ability is largely something you're born with, study says

9/12/2011
Testosterone Levels Seem to Fall With Fatherhood

Dip may come with focus on taking care of children, researchers suggest

9/12/2011
Is 'SpongeBob' Too Much for Young Minds?

4-year-olds did worse in thinking skills after watching the cartoon, study says

9/11/2011
College Students Not Getting Enough Z's

Working a full-time job to pay for school may contribute to the problem for some, study suggests

9/10/2011
Parents' Positive Attitude Can Help Kids Get Homework Done

Let children know they are loved regardless of math, language skills, researchers say

9/9/2011
Children More Likely to Drink & Drive if Parents Drink: Study

Even moderate alcohol consumption by mom or dad influences kids' behavior later, researchers say

9/8/2011
Losing Child in First Year Might Raise Early Death Risk for Parent

Study found mothers in particular remained vulnerable decades later

9/8/2011
9/11 a Life-Defining Day for the Young

As the 10th anniversary approaches, experts offer advice for parents to help kids cope

9/8/2011
Health Tip: Recognizing Asthma in Children

Here are common warning signs

9/7/2011
Parents Who Smoke at Home May Risk Kids' Academic Success

Family's bottom line can also be undermined, researchers found

9/6/2011
Health Tip: When a Doctor Should Evaluate Diaper Rash

Signs that medical attention may be needed

9/5/2011
Health Tip: Teach Your Child That Bullying Is Wrong

Set stern limits for aggressive behavior

9/3/2011
Making Sure 'Back to School' Doesn't Mean 'Back to Bullying'

Parents can help teach kids to deal with the problem, expert says

9/2/2011
Close Bond With Mom Helps Keep Teen Boys Safe

Odds for delinquency rose when mother and son were in conflict, study found

9/1/2011
Circumcision Rate Down Slightly in U.S. Hospitals

CDC notes this reverses trend toward more of the procedures throughout the 1990s

8/31/2011
Health Tip: Plan for Potty Training

Help your toddler succeed

8/30/2011
Family Heart Disease Risk Linked to Genes, Not Lifestyle

Study including adoptive and biological parents sheds light on nature versus nurture question

8/30/2011
Mother's Love Can Help Babies With Difficult Temperaments

Irritable babies who are secure in their attachment to mom do better as toddlers

8/29/2011
For Kids, Natural Disasters Can Whip Up Worries

Experts offer ways to help children cope with news of hurricanes and earthquakes

8/29/2011
Pediatric Groups Want to KO Boxing for Kids

Choose sports that don't encourage blows to the head, policy statement urges

8/27/2011
Back-to-School Shouldn't Mean a Too-Heavy Backpack

An expert advises parents to check how much is loaded inside, to avoid injury

8/26/2011
Walk-to-School Programs Put Kids' Fitness First

In study, Texas communities involved parent volunteers to get youngsters more active

8/25/2011
U.S.-Mandated Report Finds Vaccines Safe for Kids

IOM panel pored over 1,000 studies and found little evidence for lasting harm

8/25/2011
Parents Can Ease Back-to-School Stress

Kids need time to transition from summer schedules to more rigorous academic routine, experts say

8/25/2011
Health Tip: Children May Have PTSD

Symptoms may differ from those in adults

8/24/2011
2 Salmonella Outbreaks Traced to Baby Chicks, Ducklings

CDC says they came from the same mail-order hatchery in Ohio

8/24/2011
Health Tip: Make Kids' Lunch Interesting

Pack healthy meals they'll enjoy

8/23/2011
Study Links Writing Difficulties to ADHD

Kids with the condition 5 times more likely to have problems with spelling, writing than those without it

8/22/2011
Happy Teens Usually Crime-Free Teens, Study Finds

Even a low level of depression seemed to help push adolescents to illegal activity

8/22/2011
Falls From Windows Claiming Too Many Children's Lives

Over past two decades, nearly 2,000 deaths and many more injuries have occurred, U.S. study finds

8/19/2011
Children With Food Allergies Often Face Skepticism

Study found that even family and friends can be less than supportive

8/17/2011
Cartoon Characters Prod Kids to Nag for Unhealthy Foods

Study finds TV ads key element in why young children whine for sugary treats

8/10/2011
Baby's Fever May Not Signal Teething

Study finds it may cause temperatures to rise slightly but not go outside normal range

8/10/2011
Health Tip: Considering a Baby Walker?

American Academy of Pediatrics says they're not safe

8/9/2011
Health Tip: Is Your Child Being Cyberbullied?

Here are possible warning signs