Parenting Health News

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7/14/2011
Food Industry Sets Standards for Advertising to Kids

New criteria are less stringent than U.S government's recommendations

7/14/2011
Less Lighting Up in Movies Aimed at Kids

For fifth straight year, fewer characters are smoking in youth-oriented films, study finds

7/13/2011
Rural Workers Often Lack Access to Sick Leave

Paid sick days for all would help employees meet work, family responsibilities, experts say

7/12/2011
Soaring Temps Can Pose Serious Health Risks

Experts offer advice on coping with the heat wave gripping much of the U.S.

7/11/2011
Help Your Kids Stay in Shape This Summer

Experts share tips on planning for exercise, fun and healthy eating

7/8/2011
Health Tip: Child Safety Seats

Basics for your toddler

7/7/2011
U.S. Obesity Epidemic Continues to Spread

Report finds South with highest rates, but no state showed a decline over the last year

7/6/2011
Health Tip: Does Your Baby Have GERD?

Here are common symptoms

7/5/2011
Parents' Military Deployment May Harm Kids' Mental Health

Longer service duration raises risk that children will develop stress, behavioral problems, anxiety

7/5/2011
Tots Who Are 'Late Talkers' Typically Turn Out Fine: Study

Children not talking by age 2 usually catch up with no lasting issues, researchers say

7/5/2011
Environment May Be Especially Key to Autism: Study

Other research finds that certain antidepressants taken in pregnancy might influence risk

7/4/2011
Health Tip: Set Rules for Swimming

Protect kids in the water

7/2/2011
Make Water Safety a Priority for Your Kids

Drowning is second-leading cause of death of U.S. children

7/1/2011
Understanding Numbers Isn't as Simple as 1, 2, 3

Researchers say '4' is magic number for kids to really comprehend counting

7/1/2011
Emotional, Behavioral Issues Affect Many Kids in Foster Care

Identifying such problems may lead to improved care for these children, researchers suggest

7/1/2011
Health Tip: Lather Kids With Sunscreen

To protect against sunburn

6/30/2011
A Child's Surgery May Prompt Parents to Try to Quit Smoking

Exposure to secondhand smoke is especially harmful postsurgery, experts say

6/30/2011
Hong Kong Strain of Scarlet Fever Unlikely to Spread to U.S., Experts Say

But they advise keeping an eye on outbreaks of chickenpox, which may result from the illness

6/30/2011
July 4 Weekend Dangerous for Underage Boys Who Drink: Report

ER visits double for young males when alcohol is involved, researchers say

6/28/2011
Flexible Schedule Helps Keep New Moms in the Workplace

Leeway in working hours helps women meet demands of home, job, study found

6/28/2011
Health Tip: Why Your Child Is Wetting the Bed

Here's a list of potential risk factors

6/28/2011
New Crib Safety Rules to Take Effect

Goal is to create a 'safe environment' for babies as they sleep

6/27/2011
Many Pediatricians Aren't Testing Tots for Developmental Delays

More than half aren't using standardized screening methods for kids under 3, study finds

6/23/2011
Effects of Premature Birth May Stretch Into Adulthood: Study

21-year study found physical, psychological differences compared to those born full-term

6/23/2011
Ways to Curb Childhood Obesity Outlined in U.S. Report

Identify overweight kids, encourage more activity, promote good sleep habits, experts say

6/23/2011
Teens Look to Parents as Guide to Healthy Sexual Behaviors

Study found Mom, Dad most often key to developing attitudes, not friends or media

6/21/2011
Parents Find Media Rating Systems Lacking

Create a univeral system to rate movies, TV and video games, study suggests

6/21/2011
Making Sure Child's Play Doesn't Turn Into Gunplay

Nationwide 'ASK' campaign urges parents to ask if unlocked guns are present in playmates' homes

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