Parenting Health News

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11/11/2010
'Fake Marijuana' Users Showing Up in Emergency Rooms

Called 'K2' or 'Spice,' the drug is legal in many states

11/11/2010
Many Kids Skipping Meals, Snacking Instead

U.S. survey finds they typically miss breakfast or dinner but get lunch at school

11/10/2010
Special Infant Formula Might Help Shield Babies from Type 1 Diabetes

Study suggested a protective effect, but experts say it's too early for recommendations

11/10/2010
ADHD Rates Soar in U.S. Kids: Study

Better diagnosis and screening may play a role in increase, researchers say

11/10/2010
Few Young Women Getting Cervical Cancer Vaccine

Study finds less than a third start the three-dose series, many fail to complete it

11/9/2010
High Carcinogen Levels Seen in Kids Living With Smokers

Parents may not understand children's risk from secondhand smoke, researcher says

11/9/2010
Obese Teens Likely to Be Obese Adults, Study Finds

Excess weight sets kids up for serious health problems, researchers say

11/9/2010
OMG! Excessive Texting Tied to Risky Teen Behaviors

Kids who send more than 120 a day more likely to try drugs, alcohol and sex, researchers find

11/9/2010
Health Tip: Buy a Safe Toy Chest

Suggestions to help protect your child

11/8/2010
Kids of Deployed Soldiers May Face More Mental Health Woes

Study found they needed more doctor visits to handle issues from parent's absence

11/8/2010
Breast-Feeding Won't Rob Mom of Sleep: Study

Finding challenges belief that breast-feeding women get less sleep than those who formula-feed

11/5/2010
Older Brothers More Likely to Bully

Older sisters more protective of younger siblings, Italian study finds

11/4/2010
Overheating in Infants Can Lead to SIDS, Experts Warn

Multiple blankets, heavy clothing for sleep on cold nights increases the risk, officials say

11/4/2010
Teens of Epileptic Mothers May Lag Academically: Study

Taking more than one anti-seizure drug in pregnancy should be avoided if possible, researchers say

11/4/2010
U.S. Government Food Program Needs Improving: Report

Institute of Medicine calls for healthier meals for kids, adults in day care facilities

11/3/2010
Many Higher-Income Parents Forgoing Kids' Vaccinations: Report

More outbreaks feared as immunization rates for children in commercial health plans plummet

11/3/2010
Many Coaches Unprepared for Student-Athletes' Asthma

More education needed, experts say

11/2/2010
Canadian Kids Seem More Likely to Be Sidelined by Asthma

They report more isolation, exclusion from sports compared with kids in other nations, researchers say

11/2/2010
Dolphins Get By With a Little Help From Their (Female) Friends

Study finds dolphin moms more successful if aided by female friends, relatives

11/2/2010
Health Tip: Is Your Child's Fever Serious?

Signs the condition may be mild

11/1/2010
Pandemic H1N1 Flu Hit Kids Hard in 2009

Experts doubt current flu season will pose similar threat, but urge vaccinations

11/1/2010
Study Finds Teens' Late Night Media Use Comes at a Price

Tied to learning problems, anxiety, depression, mood swings

11/1/2010
Race, Income Affect Care for Ear Infections: Study

White kids more likely to get medicine, see specialist, researchers find

11/1/2010
Health Tip: Running Errands With Your Kids

Suggestions to help make it easier

10/31/2010
Halloween Candy Has Limited Shelf Life

Chocolates past expiration date may cause illness, expert says

10/29/2010
Many Parents in the Dark About Drug-Resistant Infections: Study

Efforts to educate, reassure caregivers will benefit kids with MRSA, researchers say

10/28/2010
Moms' Literacy Pivotal to Kids' Academic Success

Boosting them may help close achievement gap between rich and poor, study says

10/27/2010
Children with ADHD Symptoms at Higher Risk of Obesity

Hyperactivity, impulsiveness associated with a 63 percent increase, researchers found

10/27/2010
Egg Donors Happy They Helped Out: Study

But they profess less 'belief in human goodness' than surrogate moms, researchers say

10/27/2010
Parent-Only Programs Can Help Obese Kids Lose Weight: Study

Compared with groups including children, adult-only sessions had equal success, researchers found

10/25/2010
Teens, Parents Often Lie About Illicit Drug Use

Doctors can't rely on self-reporting for truth about cocaine, opiates, study finds

10/25/2010
Most Babies Start Sleeping Through Night at 2 to 4 Months

But doing so on family's schedule may take a while longer, researchers say

10/25/2010
10/25/2010
10/22/2010
Health Tip: Have a Spooky, Yet Safe Halloween

Suggestions for safe trick-or-treating

10/21/2010
Mom's Suicide May Raise Child's Odds for Later Suicide Attempt

Swedish study found a near-doubling of risk, but no such effect if father had killed himself

10/19/2010
Newborn Hearing Tests More Effective Than Later Screening

Kids tested two weeks after birth do better than those tested at 9 months, researchers find

10/19/2010
Binge Drinking, Pot Could Put Teens' Intellect at Risk: Study

Test scores fell as substance abuse levels went up, researchers say

10/19/2010
Pediatricians Issue New Iron Guidelines

Up to 15% of children under age 3 don't get enough, AAP says

10/19/2010
Violent Media Can Desensitize the Minds of Young Males

Study found repeated exposure dampened their reaction to seeing aggression

10/18/2010
Young Kids Easily Trust What They're Told: Study

Preschoolers believed adults' lie about the location of a hidden sticker even after it was proven wrong 8 times

10/18/2010
Health Tip: Some Shouldn't Take Antidiarrheal Drugs

Who should avoid these medications

10/13/2010
Screen Time May Consume Nearly 1/3 of Day for U.S. Kids

Child experts issue updated policy statement on use of electronic media for entertainment

10/13/2010
Health Tip: Don't Smoke During Pregnancy

Here's how it can harm the baby

10/13/2010
Health Tip: Take a Break From Parenting

Make time for yourself when you're able

10/13/2010
Siblings of Autistic Children May Also Have Subtle Traits

Around 20 percent of siblings affected by language delays and other problems, study finds

10/12/2010
Health Tip: Teach Kids Playground Safety

Suggestions to prevent accidents

10/11/2010
Could Excess Computer, TV Time Harm Kids Psychologically?

Study suggests a link, but cause-and-effect relationship unclear, experts say

10/11/2010
Health Tip: Is Earwax a Problem?

Here are some suggestions

10/10/2010
October Named International Walk to School Month

Kids urged to get some exercise every day by walking or biking to school