Parenting Health News

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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

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