Parenting Health News

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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

5/2/2011
5/2/2011
Young Kids' Prescriptions Not Always on the Mark

For tiniest tots, indicated dosage for narcotics is too high 40 percent of the time, study finds

4/29/2011
You're Not Doing Your Teen Any Favors by Letting Them Drink

Study finds this permissive approach leads to alcohol-related problems later in life

4/29/2011
4/28/2011
Quick Screening May Help Spot Autism in Babies

Questionnaire targets 1-year-olds at well-baby check-ups

4/25/2011
4/25/2011
Pediatricians Urge Better Protection From Chemicals

Children, pregnant women inadequately safeguarded from hazardous compounds, experts say

4/25/2011
Bullied Kids Showing Up in School Nurses' Offices

Those with physical complaints for no apparent cause 'may be getting picked on,' research finds

4/22/2011
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Hits Teens, Too

Dutch study finds pediatricians more apt to diagnose the condition than general practitioners

4/21/2011
U.S. Parents Want Kids More Active During School Day: Poll

A third think elementary schools should devote more time to PE, survey finds

4/21/2011
Corticosteroid Creams Safe for Kids With Eczema: Study

Researchers saw no worrisome side effects for those using the often effective medications

4/21/2011
Poverty Can Hinder a Child's Cognitive Development, Study Says

Family instability has no impact, researchers report

4/19/2011
Minority Kids With Heart Defects More Likely to Die in Childhood

Black children affected have 32% greater odds of dying before five than white peers, study finds

4/19/2011
Most Parents Vaccinate Kids, Trust Docs' Advice on Shots

Yet too many still rely on misinformation from celebrities, survey says

4/19/2011
Health Tip: Kid-Proof Your Bathroom

Safety suggestions to keep children safe from injury

4/19/2011
Too Many Parents Think Injuries Are 'Part of the Game'

But half of team-sports injuries are preventable, survey says

4/18/2011
Parents Want Genetic Testing for Kids: Study

But direct-to-consumer screening for children can backfire, experts say

4/17/2011
Alcoholic Parents May Predispose Kids to Drinking Problem

Association seems even stronger for female children, study finds

4/14/2011
Kids May Mimic How Parents Handle Pain

Study detects familial style of coping, even among adult children

4/14/2011
Parents, Saying 'Um' and 'Uh' May Aid Learning

These pauses in speech alert toddlers to pay attention, researchers say