Parenting Health News

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4/7/2011
Doctors Most Trusted Source of Vaccine Information, Study Finds

But parents also pay attention to government, celebrities and other parents

4/5/2011
U.S. Teen Birth Rate Hits Record Low

But young American women still having babies at rates higher than other developed nations, CDC says

4/5/2011
Health Tip: Getting My Child to Go to Sleep

Establish a bedtime routine

4/4/2011
Cases of 'Flattened Head' Babies on the Rise, Study Finds

Texas report ties increase to more parents placing infants to sleep on their backs to prevent SIDS

4/3/2011
Pediatrics Group Offers Guidelines to Keep Young Campers Safe, Healthy

Involve kids in camp selection, get med check-ups and discuss homesickness beforehand

4/1/2011
Many Moms Have Kids With Different Dads, U.S. Study Finds

28% of women with two or more offspring have children by more than one man, analysis showed

4/1/2011
FDA Panel Delays Action on Dyes Used in Foods

It calls for more research, but many parents and scientists fear link to ADHD

3/31/2011
Are Some Kids Overscheduled?

Experts debate pros, cons of highly programmed childhood

3/31/2011
Health Tip: Help Prevent Toddler Falls

Suggestions to help keep them safe

3/30/2011
Babies Who Sleep in Smokers' Rooms Face 'Thirdhand' Smoke

Spanish study found nicotine levels in infants' hair 3 times higher than those who slept elsewhere

3/30/2011
FDA Panel Examines Possible Links Between Food Dyes, ADHD

It's the first time the agency has ever seriously looked at the issue, experts say

3/28/2011
Teens Who Smoke Early Often Try Pot Later, Study Finds

If they first lit up at 12, they were 26 times more likely to try pot by 17

3/28/2011
Social Media Has Good and Bad Effects on Kids: Experts

Sites like Facebook build communities, but bullying, 'sexting' can occur too, pediatrics group says

3/28/2011
No Good Evidence That Folk Remedies Ease Colic

More study needed on home cures such as fennel, herbal tea, sugar water, review finds

3/26/2011
Expert Shares Spring Break Safety Tips

Consider the ground rules before your college student takes off

3/25/2011
Study Highlights How Moms' Depression, Anger Stresses Kids

Research looked at stress hormone levels in saliva from 3 year olds

3/25/2011
Interest in Toys May Predict Success of Autism Home Therapy

Tots who played the least seemed to benefit most from parent-guided autism program, study found

3/24/2011
Children With Tourette Syndrome Have Better Motor Control, Study Finds

Enhanced abilities likely result from brain changes linked to constantly repressing tics, researchers say

3/24/2011
Dangerous Wandering a Lesser Known Side of Autism

Many parents have stories of autistic children wandering off, running away unexpectedly

3/23/2011
Many Obese Moms and Kids Underestimate Their Weight

Where obesity is common, overweight people may look normal, study finds

3/23/2011
Health Tip: Taking Baby's Temperature

Suggestions for using a thermometer

3/22/2011
3/21/2011
Keep Kids in Rear-Facing Car Seats Until 2, Experts Say

Pediatricians' group says positioning kids longer in this way is safer

3/21/2011
Health Tip: Breast-Feeding When You Have Diabetes

Avoiding low glucose becomes more challenging

3/19/2011
Teen Girls Who Befriend Boys at Higher Risk for Substance Abuse

Same isn't true for boys, who get more emotional support from girls, study found

3/18/2011
Small Study Finds Hearing Loss in 1 in 4 College Students

Unexpected result may be due to the use of personal music players, researchers say

3/17/2011
Germs Thrive on Horns Passed Around in School Bands: Study

Instruments tested from one troupe were contaminated with bacteria, fungi

3/17/2011
Young Adults May Need 'Safety Net'

Many parents provide housing, other assistance to children in their 20s, study finds

3/17/2011
3/16/2011
Parents Can Help Prevent Problem Drinking in College Kids

Outcome best when student's social life is monitored by opposite-gender parent, study finds

3/15/2011
Kids Can Rebound Quickly After Mom's Depression Lifts: Study

Their behavior and mental health improves rapidly, researchers find

3/15/2011
Updates Urged for Kids' Heart, Breathing Rate Guidelines

Existing range classifies half of healthy 10-year-olds as having abnormal rates, review finds

3/14/2011
'Medical Homes' Help Kids Get Comprehensive Care

But minority, low-income and chronically ill children least likely to have one, study says

3/14/2011
Depressed Dads More Likely to Spank, Shortchange Kids: Study

Sad fathers also read less to their children than other dads, researchers find

3/12/2011
Asthma Awareness Can Help Prevent Rush to ER: Experts

Thousands wind up in hospital daily because of poorly managed disease, physicians' group says

3/11/2011
Health Tip: Evaluate Back Pain in Children

Often it can signal a more serious condition

3/10/2011
Popular Baby Media May Not Actually Advance Learning

As science catches up to marketing, doubts arise about value, effectiveness

3/9/2011
Women Feel More Guilt, Distress About Work Intrusions at Home, Study Says

Barrage of work emails, calls outside normal business hours take less of a toll on men, researchers find

3/9/2011
Health Tip: Check Baby's Toys for Safety Issues

Take steps to help prevent injury

3/7/2011
Cartoon Branding Affects Kids' Cereal Choice, Regardless of Taste

But if no characters are on the box, kids prefer product promoting health over sugar, study finds

3/7/2011
In Shaken Baby Syndrome, Women as Likely to be Perpetrators as Men: Study

But men are more likely to cause greater injury and to confess the crime, researchers say

3/4/2011
Parents Tend to Focus on Joy, Not Costs, of Raising Children

Researchers suggest it might be a coping mechanism

3/4/2011
Ready to Talk to Your Teen About Alcohol?

Handbook on underage drinking might help get you started

3/4/2011
Health Tip: If Your Child Has Diabetes

Suggestions for what to tell a babysitter

3/2/2011
Teens With Congenital Heart Disease Need Help Moving to Adult Care

Parents should begin the process as child enters adolescence, experts say

3/1/2011
Health Tip: Controlling Baby's Eczema

Here's what experts recommend

2/28/2011
Alzheimer's Risk Looks Higher if Mom Had the Disease

Brain scans of dementia-free adults revealed more atrophy in those whose mothers had the disorder

2/28/2011
Stress May Help Spur Weight Gain in New Moms, Study Finds

And those with higher BMIs developed more signs of depression, researchers found

2/26/2011
Brain-Imaging in Depressed Moms Shows Blunted Response to Crying Infant

But the response is muted rather than negative, study finds

2/25/2011
Health Tip: If Your Child Has Cystic Fibrosis

Make sure nutritional needs are met