Parenting Health News

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2/16/2011
'Resilience Gene' May Save Kids in Troubled Families

Children with the gene have fewer arguments, better relationships with their impaired parents, study finds

2/16/2011
Health Tip: Your Child May Be Stressed

Here are potential warning signs

2/15/2011
Eating Breakfast May Lead Teen Moms to Better Health

Their offspring benefit too, expert says, from a healthier role model

2/15/2011
Calorie Labels Don't Affect Kids' Fast-Food Choices

In study, labeling got noticed but didn't influence orders

2/15/2011
Stress Fractures Hitting High School Athletes

Study finds overuse injuries are common in running-related sports

2/15/2011
2/14/2011
Health Tip: Stay Safe Biking With Baby

Suggestions to help avoid injury

2/11/2011
Overweight Kids Who Exercise Improve Thinking, Math Skills: Study

Chronic sedentary behavior 'is compromising children's ability and achievement,' research suggests

2/10/2011
Dermatitis May Be More Cause Than Effect of Food Allergies

Expert urges parents of young kids to be aware of the risk

2/9/2011
Health Tip: Teach Kids About Portion Control

They may be less likely to overeat

2/8/2011
Bullying May Accompany Drive to Be Popular

Kids engage in teasing, aggression as they struggle to make it to the top, study finds

2/8/2011
Processed, Fatty Foods May Dumb Down Your Kids: Study

But healthful diet for toddlers can boost intelligence later on, researchers say

2/7/2011
'Kinship Caregivers' Get Less Help Than Foster Parents: Study

Better services needed to benefit young relatives in their care, researchers say

2/7/2011
Help for Autism Dwindles After High School

Survey finds almost 40% of young adults with disorder getting no assistance at all

2/7/2011
Community Has a Role in Health of Low-Income Kids

Study suggests social connections protect poor teens against smoking, obesity

2/7/2011
Giving Baby Solid Foods Too Early Linked to Obesity Later

But the risk was found only in bottle-fed babies, study reports

2/7/2011
2/6/2011
Frequent Pitching Could Harm Kids' Shoulders, Elbows

They should pitch no more than 100 innings per calendar year, and some less, experts say

2/4/2011
Quality of Family Mealtimes May Affect Kids' Asthma

Keeping dinner conversation free from TV, disruptions linked to better health, study found

2/4/2011
Good Child Care May Help Make Up for Troubled Homes

Positive experiences can give preschoolers a healthier outlook on life, researchers say

2/4/2011
Rare Children's Strokes Sometimes Misdiagnosed

MRI might be a better way to identify ischemic strokes, researchers say

2/4/2011
The More Mom Works, the Heavier Her Kids Get: Study

Changes in eating, sleeping habits might explain the trend, researcher says

2/2/2011
Parents Have Stronger Relationship When Dad Plays With Kids

But when father shared caregiving duties, researchers found conflicts

2/2/2011
United States Sees Record Drop in Teen Births From 2007-09

Notable decreases found across all racial and ethnic groups, CDC says

2/2/2011
Better Nutrition Seems to Help Preemies With Lung Disease

Babies with above-average weight gain showed the most improvement, small study finds

2/1/2011
Pediatricians Issue New Vaccination Recommendations

Meningitis, whooping cough targeted in new schedule

2/1/2011
Girls Win When They Play Video Games With Parents: Study

Co-playing age-appropriate games can improve behavior, family connections, findings suggest

2/1/2011
Children May Pack on Pounds After Tonsillectomy

Doctors should consider patient's weight before resorting to surgery, researcher says

1/28/2011
Teens With Food Allergies May Feel Unsafe at School

Younger children report feeling more confident because of greater supervision, small study finds

1/27/2011
TV: A Sneaky Part of the Food Pyramid

Many restaurants have them, but experts say they promote bad eating habits

1/27/2011
Kids Fed Unhealthy Foods Learn to Prefer Them

U.S. preschoolers able to recognize fast-food, cola brand images, study found

1/27/2011
Babies Seem to Sense Who's Boss

Study suggests even the youngest understand size predicts social dominance

1/26/2011
Fear of Vaccines Has a Long, Persistent History

Multiple factors may keep some people suspicious of even routine shots, experts say

1/25/2011
Changing Parental Behavior May Help Obese Kids Lose Weight

Young children of parents who took classes in nutrition, exercise kept weight off for 2 years

1/25/2011
Health Tip: Baby Spitting Up?

Here are suggestions to help avoid the problem

1/24/2011
Self-Control Could Turn Kids Into Successful Adults

Children who display persistence, patience at age 3 become healthier, wealthier, study finds

1/24/2011
Preparing Small Doses of Medication From Syringes Called Risky

Errors involving powerful drugs such as morphine dangerous for babies, small children, study finds

1/24/2011
Insufficient, Irregular Sleep Tied to Kids' Obesity

Making up for lost shuteye on weekends seems to help, study finds

1/23/2011
For Safe Sledding, Follow These Tips

Helmets can help prevent serious head injuries, experts say

1/21/2011
Health Tip: Prepare to Bring Baby Home

What you need for the trip from the hospital

1/21/2011
Pets May Pass Illnesses to Owners

Sleeping with or being licked by dogs or cats can be conduit for disease, experts warn

1/20/2011
Parents' Divorce May Contribute to Suicidal Thoughts Years Later

For men, other childhood stressors increase risk even more, study finds

1/20/2011
Nearly Half of Americans Still Suspect Vaccine-Autism Link

18% don't trust measles-mumps-rubella shot, and 30% are undecided, Harris Interactive/HealthDay poll finds

1/18/2011
Genetics Could Play Role in Teen Drinking

In study, getting drunk to cope with negative feelings was tied to certain DNA

1/17/2011
Poverty May Keep Kids From Full Genetic Potential

Study finds disparities between rich, poor show up by age 2

1/17/2011
Cigarette Ads Do Spur Teens to Light Up, Study Finds

The more advertisements they saw, the more likely they were to smoke, researchers say

1/17/2011
Friends a Big Influence on Grades in Middle School: Study

'Pro-social' crowd does better, especially when avoiding troublemakers, findings show

1/17/2011
Video Game 'Addiction' Tied to Depression, Anxiety in Kids

Impulsive or socially inept children more likely to get hooked, study suggests

1/12/2011
Infants Process Words Much Like Adults, Study Finds

They have the same neural machinery for understanding language, researchers say

1/12/2011
Health Tip: Enjoying Tummy Time

Suggested rules to help keep baby safe