Parenting Health News

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10/8/2010
Low Vitality Score at Birth Associated with Cerebral Palsy Risk

But 90 percent with low scores did not develop the disease, researchers said

10/8/2010
Health Tip: When a Working Mother Breast-Feeds

Suggestions to maintain the milk supply

10/8/2010
For Many Gay Youth, Bullying Exacts a Deadly Toll

Recent reports of teens taking their own lives 'the tip of the iceberg,' one expert says

10/7/2010
Many Americans Plan to Skip Flu Shot This Year

Surveys suggest more than 40 percent of adults will forego vaccine, while a third of moms won't vaccinate kids

10/7/2010
Health Tip: Feed Your Toddler Enough Iron

How to offer sufficient iron in the diet

10/6/2010
Breast-Feeding Less Common for Black Moms

Many prefer using formula or aren't aware of nursing's benefits, study found

10/6/2010
Trans Fats While Breast-Feeding May Plump Up Baby

More research needed to see how mom's fatty diet affects infant's long-term health, study notes

10/5/2010
1 in 4 U.S. Teens and Young Adults Binge Drink: CDC

Largely unrecognized problem raises risks of violence, car crashes and chronic disease

10/5/2010
Health Tip: Taking Baby Out of the Home

Essentials to bring along

10/4/2010
Anorexic Teens May Gain From Whole-Family Treatment

Instead of blaming parents, these experts involve them in recovery process

10/4/2010
Moms' Influence on Kids' Weight Starts in Pregnancy, Study Finds

But most underestimate their own ability to help stop cycle of obesity, researchers say

10/4/2010
Companies Can Motivate Families to Live Healthier

Study found cash incentive drove lifestyle changes for IBM employees

10/1/2010
Absent Father Might Mean Earlier Puberty for Higher-Income Girls

Findings add to previous research, but experts still can't explain link

9/30/2010
Health Tip: Taming a Toddler's Tantrum

Help prevent frustration

9/28/2010
Health Tip: Waking Baby

Suggestions to get your infant up and moving

9/27/2010
Pediatricians Want to Restrict Ads for Tobacco, Booze, Viagra

American Academy of Pediatrics would ban cigarette advertisements altogether

9/26/2010
ER Visits for Kids' Ice Hockey Injuries Soar

From 1990 to 2006, emergency treatment for players aged 9 to 14 rose 163 percent, study finds

9/26/2010
U.S. Kids Drink Too Little Water: Study

And sugary beverages account for much of their fluid intake

9/25/2010
Stress of Returning to School Can Worsen Bed-Wetting: Expert

Tips on what to do from a pediatric urologist

9/23/2010
Health Tip: Help Prevent Bed Wetting

Suggestions for staying dry

9/21/2010
Health Tip: Control Food Allergies at School

Suggestions to help keep your child safe

9/17/2010
Same-Sex Couples May Feel Pressure to Raise Heterosexual Kids

Expert urges society to support families in allowing children to be themselves

9/17/2010
Medicines Pose Greater Threat to Kids Than Chemicals

Poisonings often stem from pills left out or in a medicine cabinet, experts say

9/17/2010
Aggressive Kids With ADHD May Not Need Antipsychotic Meds

Study suggests judicious tweaking of stimulant drugs, plus psychotherapy, may be enough

9/17/2010
More Maternal Education Saves Children's Lives

Study found more than 4 million deaths prevented in 2009 by expanding schooling to women of childbearing age

9/16/2010
Teacher Interaction Key to Pre-K Success: Study

Kids spending most time in free-choice play make fewer gains, researchers find

9/15/2010
Training Seems to Close Gender Gap in Spatial Ability

Small Israeli study eliminates divide through special program for first graders

9/15/2010
Autistic Children Don't Seem to Yawn 'Contagiously'

Study suggests this behavior may signal a lack of recognition of others' feelings

9/14/2010
Health Tip: Teach Kids Internet Safety

Suggestions for safe chatting and instant messaging

9/13/2010
More Evidence That Vaccines Don't Cause Autism

Children exposed to high, low levels of thimerosal had similar odds for the disorder, study found

9/13/2010
Health Tip: Help Kids Do Their Homework

What role a parent should play

9/13/2010
More Kids Who Play Basketball Suffering Head Injuries

While other types of injuries have declined, concussions have gone up 70 percent, study finds

9/11/2010
Play Heads-Up Football to Avoid Getting Hurt

Campaign seeks to reduce the number of injuries suffered by young athletes

9/10/2010
Heavy Drinking Part of Social Acceptance for Young: Study

This process needs to be considered when creating anti-drinking campaigns, researcher says

9/10/2010
Back to School Can Mean a Return to Head Lice Worries

Close contact fuels infestations, but experts urge vigilance to keep critters at bay

9/10/2010
Kids' Habit of Wallowing Caters to Lice

School nurse suggests parents take a breath, then get meticulous about battling outbreak

9/8/2010
9/8/2010
Health Tip: When You Feed Baby Formula

Tips for preparation and serving

9/8/2010
Young Parents May Be Especially Prone to Depression

Greatest risk is during first year after child is born, researchers say

9/7/2010
Health Tip: Making Healthy Lunch Choices

Offer kids healthier alternatives

9/7/2010
Lack of Sleep May Be Linked to Childhood Obesity

Study found more than 30% of kids who didn't get enough nighttime rest gained too much weight

9/7/2010
Autistic Toddlers Prefer to Gaze at Geometric Patterns: Study

Finding could help spot the disorder early, when treatments are most effective, researchers say

9/6/2010
Keep Health in Mind When Planning School Day Menus

Expert urges parents to pack some variety and nutrition into kids' lunch boxes

9/6/2010
Health Tip: Quit Thumb Sucking

Encourage your child to stop

9/3/2010
Infants May Display Subtle Autism Signs at 6 Months: Study

Infrequent gazing at others without prompting may be a tip-off, researchers say

9/3/2010
Disease May Be Only a Plane Ride Away

Without vigilant adherence to childhood immunizations, outbreaks could return, experts say

9/3/2010
Health Tip: Breast-Feeding Benefits Baby

It's been linked to fewer health problems

9/2/2010
Health Tip: Get Ready for Baby's Bath

Be prepared before you put baby in the tub

9/1/2010
Even After Leaving Abuser, Moms' Mental Health Declines

Levels of depression and anxiety still high at least 2 years after escaping abusive relationship, study finds

8/31/2010
Babies Born Late May Face Small Cerebral Palsy Risk

But researcher cautioned real risk is still very low for both late-term and pre-term newborns