Parenting Health News

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11/10/2011
Fatherhood May Help Tough Guys Straighten Out

Crime, alcohol use dropped among first-time dads, study finds

11/9/2011
Doctors Might Miss Some Cases of Child Abuse

Primary care providers failed to note some suspicious injuries, study found

11/9/2011
Low-Income Dads Are Involved With Their Kids, Study Finds

But doctors still focus mostly on moms, researchers say

11/9/2011
11/7/2011
Where a Child Is Tested May Affect Autism Diagnosis

Centers vary on how a child is deemed to have autism, Asperger or other developmental disorder

11/7/2011
When Dads Have Depression, Kids May Be at Risk, Too

But study doesn't confirm a cause and effect

11/7/2011
Health Tip: Dealing With a Picky Eater

Suggestions to help ensure that your child gets all necessary nutrients

11/1/2011
Health Tip: Install Car Seats Correctly

And other suggestions for seat safety

10/31/2011
Many Parents Skipping Kids' Shots, Putting Other Kids at Risk

In California study, 1 in 5 children at some schools intentionally unvaccinated, raising concerns

10/31/2011
Teens With a Deployed Parent May Be More Prone to Violence

Military kids at greater risk of fighting, carrying weapons and joining gangs, study finds

10/31/2011
Experts Offer 'Lucky 13' Tips for Safe and Healthy Halloween

List includes what to wear, trick-or-treating pointers, food and drinks to avoid

10/30/2011
Prevention Is Key for Fall Asthma Flare-Ups in Kids

The best way to avoid asthma attacks is to avoid the triggers that cause them, experts say

10/29/2011
Experts Offer 'Lucky 13' Tips for Safe and Healthy Halloween

List includes what to wear, trick-or-treating pointers, food and drinks to avoid

10/28/2011
Job Market Tough for Young Adults With Autism

But strategies can help individuals learn job skills and prepare for the workforce

10/25/2011
Parental Training May Benefit ADHD Kids Under 6: Report

Researchers find no evidence that meds help these youngsters, but parents' program seems effective

10/25/2011
Soft Drinks Linked to Violent Tendencies in Teens: Study

But association could be due to poor parenting, researchers note

10/24/2011
Outdoor Time May Reduce Nearsightedness in Children

Kids with myopia spend about four hours less outside each week than others, study shows

10/24/2011
Health Tip: Creating a Smoke-Free Home

Doing so will protect your children from second-hand smoke

10/24/2011
Health Tip: Children and Bedwetting

What parents can do to help solve the problem

10/21/2011
Health Tip: Kids Should Eat Healthy, Too

What to order for them at restaurants

10/20/2011
Flu Shots for Pregnant Women Also Protect Newborns

New research also suggests that the vaccine does not increase miscarriage risk

10/20/2011
Unvaccinated Kids Behind Largest U.S. Measles Outbreak in Years: Study

Vaccination and quick public health response are limiting these outbreaks, experts say

10/18/2011
Parents, Doctors Often Differ on Chemo for Incurable Kids

Health professionals would usually opt for supportive care alone, study shows

10/18/2011
'Screen-Free' Play Best for Toddlers' Brains

Even 'educational' programming is less healthy than independent play, experts say

10/18/2011
Breast-Feeding, Vaccinations Lower SIDS Risk, Experts Say

Also in updated guidelines from pediatricians' group: don't use crib 'bumper pads'

10/17/2011
It's Easy to Mistake Medicine for Candy

In study run by 2 elementary school kids, tots and teachers got mixed up 20% of the time

10/17/2011
Fewer Than Half of Kids Hurt in Car Crashes Wearing Seat Belts

Black, Hispanic and Native American children less likely to buckle up, study says

10/14/2011
Teen Crash Risk High in First Month of Driving, Study Finds

Speeding, inattention, failing to yield are most common mistakes, research shows

10/13/2011
Overzealous Parents, Coaches Take the Fun From Kids' Sports

The result: It might push children away from physical activity

10/11/2011
Children of Older Dads Fare as Well in School as Other Kids

Findings contradict other research that found paternal age could negatively impact children's IQ

10/10/2011
Children's Chest Pain Rarely Cause for Alarm: Study

Common complaint can trigger anxiety for parents, excessive cardiac screenings for kids

10/10/2011
10/9/2011
Number of U.S. Kids Injured on Halloween Is Scary

Children at 4 times the risk of being hit by a car on Oct. 31 than any other night, experts warn

10/9/2011
Kids May Develop a Sense of Fairness Earlier Than Thought

Toddlers who are quick to share toys act surprised when food isn't divided equally, study finds

10/8/2011
Cold, Flu Season Poses Risks for Kids With Asthma

Respiratory expert offers advice on ways to protect your child

10/7/2011
Melanoma May Be More Aggressive in Kids

Spread of this skin cancer more common among children than adults, study reveals

10/7/2011
Is Female Hormone Disorder Tied to Familial Heart Risk?

Various forms of heart disease seen in parents of polycystic ovary syndrome patients, study says

10/4/2011
Overweight Kids at Greater Risk for High Blood Pressure

Paves the way for hypertension in adulthood, researchers say

10/4/2011
Happy Kids a Product of Genes, Parenting, Study Finds

Positive, supportive home can brighten outlook for children with gloomy dispositions, researchers say

10/3/2011
Conviction Rates Similar for Suspects of Child, Adult Murder in Utah

Most child abuse homicide suspects are white dads, researchers say

10/3/2011
Some U.S. Parents Ignoring Vaccination Guidelines

More than one in 10 opt to skip doses or delay shots, study found

10/3/2011
Could Surgery, Anesthesia While Very Young Hamper Kids' Development?

Study suggests link for multiple procedures for those under 2, but more research needed

10/2/2011
Kids Can Enjoy Halloween Candy, Still Protect Teeth

Sugar creates the perfect breeding ground for bacteria that cause tooth decay, expert warns

9/30/2011
Health Tip: When Your Child Has a Headache

Here's a list of possible causes

9/28/2011
Teens With Lots of Friends More Likely to Start Drinking: Study

Limiting the size of kids' social networks, more family bonding may delay alcohol use

9/28/2011
Child Face Mask Approved to Help Prevent Spread of Germs

In hospitals and other health care settings

9/28/2011
Number of U.S. Kids on ADHD Meds Keeps Rising

But the rate of increase has slowed considerably since 1990s, study authors note

9/27/2011
Fiber Beats Other Remedies for Constipated Kids, Study Says

Processed, 'white' foods blamed for common childhood complaint

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