Parenting Health News

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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

1/12/2011
Report Alleges Money Motivated Doctor Behind Autism-Vaccine Scare

Disgraced physician had various schemes to profit from study's aftermath, according to investigation

1/11/2011
Optimism Could Help Kids Keep Depression at Bay

Teaching them to be upbeat may be a buffer, expert suggests

1/11/2011
For College Students, Praise May Trump Sex and Money

Movement to make everyone a winner created 'damaging' sense of entitlement, research suggests

1/11/2011
Health Tip: Brush Baby's Gums

And brush teeth as soon as they appear

1/10/2011
Parents Say They Want to Teach Sex Ed to Their Kids

But many feel peers, media have greater influence, survey finds

1/10/2011
Secondhand Smoke Tied to High Blood Pressure in Kids

Exposure poses risk for lifelong cardiovascular problems, experts say

1/7/2011
Teens Breast-fed as Infants Have Stronger Leg Muscles

They did better on horizontal jump, 'explosive strength' tests, study finds

1/7/2011
U.S. Officials Recommend Reduced Fluoride Levels in Water

Goal is to prevent kids from getting too much, developing spotted teeth, experts say

1/6/2011
Infant Organ Donors Could Help Meet Transplant Needs: Study

Some good could come from tragic loss, researchers suggest

1/5/2011
1/4/2011
Survey Finds Much Victimization of Children Goes Unreported

Percentage of cases revealed to authorities has risen, experts say, but many remain hidden

1/3/2011
In U.S., Obesity Afflicts Even Some of the Tiniest Tots

Study points out the problem, but reasons remain unclear

12/30/2010
For Many, Sledding Ends in Dash to the ER

Experts offer tips on how to keep kids safe while enjoying winter play

12/29/2010
Health Tip: Playtime Is Important

It helps your child learn and grow

12/28/2010
Preteens With Conduct Disorders Risk Violence, Delinquency as Teens

Those who fought, stole, bullied and destroyed property as youngsters more likely to be arrested later on: study

12/28/2010
Many Parents Frown on Kids' Internet Use, Survey Says

They worry about diminished time spent with friends, family

12/28/2010
Hearing Loss Rising Among Teen Girls, Study Finds

Increasing, unprotected exposure to loud club and concert music may be to blame, researchers say

12/28/2010
Health Tip: Keep Emergency Phone Numbers on Hand

Especially when caring for young children

12/27/2010
Type of Formula May Influence Infant Weight Gain

Babies fed cow's milk-based formula gained faster, study finds

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