Parenting Health News

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6/20/2011
One in 12 U.S. Children May Have Food Allergies: Report

Peanuts, milk and shellfish most common allergens, study found

6/20/2011
Health Tip: Create an Asthma Action Plan for School

School employees should be prepared

6/18/2011
Adults Reminded to Keep Kids Away From Lawn Mowers

Accidents can be devastating for children, but they are also preventable, expert says

6/17/2011
Dads' Parenting Style Affects Influence as Kids Age: Survey

Setting rules but being open to discussion may work better than being too strict, researchers say

6/17/2011
Deaths Exceed Births in 24% of U.S. Communities: Report

Rural America hit hardest by 'natural decrease' as young move elsewhere, study finds

6/17/2011
Language Delays Seen in Kids in Institutions Beyond Age 2

The earlier they are placed in foster care the better, study suggests

6/17/2011
Reading With Mom Can Boost Kindergarten Readiness

Poor kids tend to be less prepared for school, but having books at home can help, study suggests

6/17/2011
Dad's Good Parenting May Help Daughters Avoid Risky Sex

Quality, not quantity, of time spent with father matters more for girls, study suggests

6/17/2011
Health Tip: Make Sure Your Child's Shoes Fit

Suggestions to protect your little one's feet

6/15/2011
Many Fathers Struggle to Balance Work, Family: Survey

More than half said they'd consider being a stay-at-home dad if financially feasible

6/15/2011
Health Tip: Protect Newborns From the Sun

Suggestions to prevent burns in babies less than 6 months

6/9/2011
Mothers Play Important Role in Recovery From Mental Illness

Negative family attitudes can harm a patient's self-esteem and quality of life, study finds

6/9/2011
Most U.S. Kids Get Recommended Vaccines: CDC

But some still don't, which is a 'serious risk,' expert says

6/9/2011
Health Tip: Teach Your Child Healthy Eating Habits

And avoid issues with their weight

6/7/2011
Health Tip: My Infant Has a Cold

Contact the pediatrician if you notice these symptoms

6/3/2011
Used Football Faceshields May Break on Impact

College football programs have no universal policy for routine replacement, research shows

6/2/2011
U.S. Serves Up New Nutrition Guidelines on 'MyPlate'

The logo, which replaces the Food Pyramid, is designed to encourage healthful eating

6/2/2011
Divorce Can Hurt Kids' Math Scores, Friendships

Study finds children who fall behind in these areas may not catch up for years

5/31/2011
Parents Should Screen Kids' Summer Web Surfing: Expert

Racism, violence, cyberbullying online among things to monitor

5/31/2011
Violent Video Games Linked to Increased Aggression

It's the first study to demonstrate cause-and-effect, researchers say

5/31/2011
Help Your Children Eat Well During Summer Vacation

Involve your kids in the shopping and cooking for family meals, experts suggest

5/27/2011
Complexities of Autism Extend to Its Treatment

Parents struggle to find blend of therapies for children with mix of behavioral symptoms

5/26/2011
Health Tip: Suggestions to Prevent Heat Rash

What to do during hot, humid weather

5/24/2011
Too Many Kids Getting Antibiotics for Asthma

But researchers found fewer were prescribed when doctors educated parents during visits

5/23/2011
U.S. Rates of Autism, ADHD Continue to Rise: Report

Study finds 1 in 6 kids now have a developmental disability, perhaps due to better diagnosis

5/23/2011
Health Tip: Keep a Kid-Friendly Kitchen

For starters, store cleaning products out of reach

5/22/2011
Beware of 'Second-Impact Syndrome' After Concussions

It can occur when athletes return to play too quickly after head injury

5/20/2011
Kids of Deployed Parents May Face Mental Health Risks

Study found 10% higher chance of hospitalization for psychiatric problems in 9- to 17-year-olds

5/18/2011
FDA Advisers Urge Infant Doses for Kids' OTC Fever Relievers

Would better protect those under 2 who use products like Children's Tylenol, experts say

5/17/2011
Parent's Fears Deprive Some Asthmatics of Flu Shot: Study

Those who shun shots also less likely to know that flu can trigger breathing ills, survey finds

5/17/2011
FDA Panels to Weigh Dosing Labels for Kids' OTC Fever Relievers

Might better protect those under 2 who use products like Children's Tylenol, experts say

5/13/2011
Teens Who Drink Seem Drawn to Social Networking Sites

Finding reflects youths' experimenting with alcohol and the Internet, expert says

5/12/2011
Desire to Please Parents Motivates Kids at School

But study of U.S. and Chinese students finds sense of obligation wanes as American children age

5/12/2011
Health Tip: Take Care to Avoid Burns

Practice kitchen safety

5/12/2011
ADHD Drug Shortage Has Patients, Parents Scrambling

Switching from one med to another isn't always an option, experts note

5/11/2011
Autism Takes an Economic Toll on Mom's Job, Income: Study

Families with a child with autism spectrum disorder earn 27% less, researchers find

5/10/2011
Breast-Feeding May Help Quell Behavior Problems

British study finds more conduct issues among kids who were formula-fed

5/6/2011
Health Tip: Cut Back on Preschoolers' Fat

It's not too early to watch their diet

5/5/2011
Parents' Limited English May Prolong Child's Hospital Stay

U.S. study suggests interpreter services may be key to better care

5/5/2011
Drugmakers to End Infant Formulas of Products With Acetaminophen

Goal is to reduce chances of overdosing on the painkiller

5/5/2011
Prolonged Bottle Feeding Boosts Kids' Obesity Risk: Study

Nearly one-quarter of 2-year-old bottle feeders were obese at age 5, researchers say

5/5/2011
Health Tip: Could Your Child Be Constipated?

Here are possible warning signs

5/4/2011
FDA Issues Guidelines for Liquid OTC Medicines

Big part of the goal is to make sure children get products in the right doses

5/4/2011
Football Legend Steve Young Urges Kids, Parents to Play It Safe

Experts offer tips on how to help prevent youth sports injuries

5/3/2011
TVs Common in Daycare Centers, Flouting Guidelines

Ohio study finds media is too often a replacement for adult-child interaction

5/2/2011
Breast-feeding May Influence Long-Term Health: Study

Formula vs. breast-fed babies show metabolic differences in first three years of life

5/2/2011
Soaring Costs Deprive Some Children of Medical Care

Excessive financial burden keeps parents from filling prescriptions, calling doctor, study finds

5/2/2011
Mom's Exposure to Plastics Chemical Tied to Baby's Wheeze

Higher BPA levels in pregnancy doubled likelihood of breathing problem at 6 months, study says

5/2/2011
Study Questions Giving Babies Botanical Supplements, Teas

Nearly 1 in 10 infants fed these largely unregulated products, researchers say

5/2/2011
Family Meals Keep Kids Slimmer, Healthier, Study Finds

Eating together also reduces likelihood of eating disorders, researchers say