Parenting Health News

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12/24/2010
12/23/2010
Doctor Shortage Adds to Pain of Juvenile Arthritis

Specialists can be hard to find, but new treatment method has shown success, experts say

12/23/2010
Demanding Relatives May Raise Heart Risks in Middle Age

Worrisome partners, children linked to increased reports of angina symptoms, study finds

12/21/2010
Young Female Chimps Use Sticks as 'Dolls'

Study finds correlation with human play

12/21/2010
Sudden Infant Deaths Most Common on New Year's

Boozing parents may be responsible for spike in cases

12/20/2010
Do Breast-Fed Baby Boys Grow Into Better Students?

Those nursed at least six months outscored peers at age 10, study found

12/17/2010
Reading to Newborns in Intensive Care a Boon for Parents

It helped parents feel closer, more in control during difficult time, study finds

12/17/2010
Not Just the Newest Toys Hold Risks for Kids

Danger lurks among tricycles as well as battery- and magnet-loaded gadgets, experts warn

12/17/2010
12/17/2010
Health Tip: Reduce the Risk of Pinworm Infection

Can affect people of all ages and economic status

12/16/2010
Majority of U.S. Adults Had Troubled Childhoods: CDC

Study finds nearly 60 percent lived with abuse or other difficult family situations

12/16/2010
Most Young Children Consume Caffeine Each Day

Much of it comes through sodas, and it can keep them awake, study suggests

12/15/2010
Starting School Early May Keep Girls Thin

Younger classmates less likely to be obese in adolescence, study finds

12/15/2010
12/14/2010
Depression During Pregnancy Might Affect Baby

Higher levels of stress hormones, weaker muscle tone noted, but significance is unclear

12/13/2010
Kids Not So Stuck on Sugary Breakfast Cereals, Study Finds

When given a choice and with fruit on hand, most will be happy with low-sugar fare

12/13/2010
Health Tip: Keep Your Gums Healthy

Brush and floss regularly

12/12/2010
'Tis the Season to Give Allergen-Free Gifts

Buying for people with asthma, allergies takes extra thought, experts say

12/11/2010
Accidental Falls a Leading Cause of Head Injury

Simple precautions can prevent a holiday visit to the emergency room, doctors say

12/10/2010
Study Challenges Initiative to Lower Drinking Age to 18

Effort to encourage social rather than binge drinking would be ineffective, researchers say

12/10/2010
FDA Weighs In as Sharing of Breast Milk Booms

Opinions vary on benefits and risks of milk banks and Web-based outlets

12/8/2010
Serotonin May Be the Key to SIDS

Lack of biochemical causes baby's alarm system to fail if breathing problems develop, experts say

12/8/2010
Mother Talks of the Anger, Confusion and Grief of a SIDS Death

After losing a son, Georgia woman now tries to help others

12/7/2010
Parents' Acceptance May Help Protect Gay Teens

Less likely to turn to substance abuse, suicide as they age if they get support in their youth, study finds

12/7/2010
Could Cell Phones Raise Odds for Behavioral Woes in Kids?

Research suggests exposure to electromagnetic fields before and after birth might play role

12/7/2010
Health Tip: Make Dressing Baby Easier

Choose the right clothing

12/6/2010
Littlest Kids in Big Day-Care Centers May Have Better Health Later On

Once in elementary school, ear and respiratory infections are fewer, study finds

12/6/2010
Health Tip: Choosing Baby's Formula

Suggestions to help you plan what's best for you and your baby

11/30/2010
Kids Can't Accurately Judge Speed of Approaching Cars: Study

Young children can't tell the speed of a vehicle 5 seconds away and moving faster than 20 mph

11/30/2010
Confusing Labeling Found on Many Nonprescription Kids' Meds

Related dosing mix-ups could have serious consequences, researchers warn

11/30/2010
Health Tip: Using a Baby Carrier

Help keep your infant safe

11/29/2010
'Love Hormone' May Boost Men's Memories of Mom -- Good or Bad

Study puts brain chemical oxytocin's role in new light

11/29/2010
Rate of Eating Disorders in Kids Keeps Rising

Anorexia and bulimia showing up more often in boys, minorities, experts report

11/27/2010
Identifying Cleft Palate Before Birth of Little Help to Parents

Study found that, outside of improving feeding, prenatal diagnosis didn't change much

11/26/2010
Parents of Bullies Urged to Open Lines of Communication

Kids need to be taught, and reminded often, to treat others with respect, expert says

11/26/2010
Gun-Safety Talk a Safe Bet for All Families, Experts Say

Only 48% of parents without firearms have discussed gun safety with their kids, poll finds

11/24/2010
Preparation Can Help Kids With Nut Allergies Travel Safely

Pack snacks, meds and sanitizing wipes to reduce likelihood of a reaction, expert suggests

11/24/2010
Health Tip: Keep Baby Safe While in a Playpen

Here are suggested precautions

11/23/2010
Shots, Hygiene Can Help Shield Kids From Flu

Experts say common-sense steps by parents can stop germs from spreading

11/23/2010
Children Born 'Late Pre-Term' More Prone to Low IQ

Risk of attention problems at age 6 also rises for those born between 34 and 36 weeks, study finds

11/23/2010
Health Tip: Treating an Ear Infection

Suggestions for what to do

11/22/2010
Children of Divorce Face Twice the Lifetime Risk of Stroke: Study

But researchers stress that causal link not certain

11/22/2010
For Teens, Privacy May Trump Health Care

Doctors should respect their concerns about being judged, expert says

11/22/2010
Kids' ER Visits Down After Cold Medicine Withdrawal

Cough, cold medications not meant for children under 4, experts say

11/18/2010
Poor Children Get Biggest Literacy Boost From Preschool

But benefits accrue to kids from more affluent families, researchers note

11/16/2010
Antibiotics a Mixed Bag for Kids' Ear Infections: Analysis

The number of kids who benefit is similar to the number experiencing side effects, researchers find

11/16/2010
Health Tip: Treat Your Child's Sunburn

Suggestions to help the youngster feel better

11/15/2010
Video Games Not Harmful to Most Teens: Study

But a minority of 'problem gamers' may embrace unhealthy ways, research suggests

11/15/2010
Death of Loved One May Trigger Elevated Heart Rate

Worrisome signs seemed to revert to normal within 6 months, study suggests

11/13/2010
Early Intro to Math Seems to Improve Kids' Skills Later

Preschoolers benefit from talking with parents about numbers, study finds