Parenting Health News

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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

4/30/2012
Low-Income Mothers May Overfeed Their Infants

Depression, being single also linked to tendency to add cereal to baby bottle, which promotes obesity

4/30/2012
Parents' Poor Math Skills May = Medication Errors

27 percent of study participants had math skills at the third-grade level or below

4/30/2012
Secondhand Smoke Permeates Many Apartment Buildings: Study

Advocate wants smoking bans in housing complexes to safeguard kids from incursion

4/27/2012
More Babies Today Have Irregular Head Shape: Expert

In many cases, repositioning techniques can treat the problem

4/26/2012
Battling the Bullying of an Autistic Child

Parents feel their child's pain, frustration, and need to seek out help and support services

4/24/2012
Texting May Help More Kids Get Flu Shots

Novel way of sending reminders to families linked to more vaccinations: study

4/24/2012
Could the Childhood Obesity 'Epidemic' Be Ebbing?

Massachusetts study finds significant decline in rates for kids under 6

4/24/2012
Measles Deaths Falling Worldwide

But more than 100,000 still die each year, report says

4/23/2012
Cyberbullying May Call for New Prevention Tactics

Existing anti-bully programs won't get through to online aggressors, researcher says

4/20/2012
Childhood Obesity May Raise Odds of Adult Liver Cancer

Findings underscore importance of healthy weight in youth, researcher says

4/20/2012
U.S. Children Exposed to Hours of Background TV Daily

Parents urged to keep sets out of kids' bedrooms and to limit exposure

4/20/2012
Health Tip: When Your Child is Stressed

It may trigger physical symptoms

4/19/2012
Health Tip: Touch, Sing and Play With Baby

Suggestions to help parents and newborns bond

4/16/2012
Troubled Homes May Fuel Obesity in Girls

Study found nearly doubled risk in families coping with poverty, drug abuse, other stress

4/16/2012
Young Risk-Takers Drawn to Dangerous 'Choking Game'

Study finds 6% of Oregon eighth graders admitted trying it, two-thirds had played more than once

4/13/2012
Gay Adults Rejected by Parents Have Worse Health, Study Finds

Massachusetts survey found most lesbians, gays, bisexuals received emotional support from parents

4/13/2012
Alternative Therapies Aren't Used as Substitutes for Asthma Meds: Study

Parents still give kids traditional treatments in addition to less orthodox ones

4/12/2012
Even Toddlers Succumb to Peer Pressure, Study Says

2-year-olds -- like chimps -- follow the majority

4/12/2012
Vitamin D Doesn't Help Kids Do Better in School, Study Finds

U.K. researchers say vitamin's possible brain benefits might only hold for adults

4/12/2012
More Unmarried Couples Having Babies: CDC

Many older women also having more than one child, researchers find

4/10/2012
Sexual Abuse May Put Boys at Risk for Unsafe Sex

Multiple partners, teen pregnancies more likely among those who were victimized, surveys show

4/6/2012
Pregnancy Length May Influence Severity of Autism

Babies born early or late have more severe symptoms, study shows