Parenting Health News

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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

8/31/2010
U.S. Pediatricians Decry Media's Portrayal of Sex

They urge more responsible programming, and ask doctors and parents to play a more involved role

8/30/2010
8/30/2010
Concussion Rates Soar Among Younger Kids

Pediatrician group issues new guidelines for sport-related head injuries

8/27/2010
Kids + Sports = Risk for Concussion

Being on the alert for symptoms can be key to preventing brain damage

8/27/2010
Health Tip: Treating Rotavirus at Home

It's a common infection in children

8/26/2010
Health Tip: Training a Toddler to Use the Toilet

Suggestions for easier potty training

8/25/2010
Even Before Recession, 14 Million Kids 'Underinsured': Study

2007 data shows many families with private insurance still can't get adequate pediatric care

8/25/2010
U.S. Child Abuse Cases Falling, Despite Recession

Worsening economy has not led to higher incidence between 2007-08, researchers say

8/23/2010
Parents Who Clash More Likely to Spank Kids

Corporal punishment of 3-years-old twice as likely in these homes, study says

8/21/2010
Parenting 101: How to Let Go as Your Child Heads Off to College

Keep in touch, but give them independence and privacy, expert recommends

8/20/2010
Cyberbullying, 'Sexting' Major Problems for Schoolkids

Parents need to help protect children from online harassment, risky acts, expert says

8/20/2010
Health Tip: When Baby Throws a Tantrum

Here are possible triggers

8/19/2010
More U.S. Teens Get Recommended Vaccines

CDC sees rise in shots against meningitis, whooping cough

8/19/2010
High School Football Players Prone to Heat-Linked Illness

They're much more vulnerable than kids playing other sports, study finds

8/16/2010
Health Tip: Wear a Backpack Properly

And avoid a back injury

8/16/2010
Some Minority Groups Hit Hard by Childhood Obesity

Black and American Indian girls continue getting heavier, while trend has leveled out in whites, study finds

8/16/2010
Being an Only Child Won't Harm Social Skills: Study

Kids without siblings just as popular as others, U.S. research shows

8/13/2010
Health Tip: Does Your Child Have Pertussis?

Some common symptoms of 'whooping cough'

8/12/2010
Bond With Dad May Play Role in Whether Men 'Stress Out'

Daily annoyances more apt to irk those who didn't get along with father, researchers say

8/12/2010
One Troubled Adult Child a Drag on Parents' Mental Health

And other children's successes don't outweigh the negative, study finds

8/12/2010
Spanking Remains Common, Studies Show

Nearly 80% of preschool children are still disciplined this way, U.S. researchers estimate

8/12/2010
'Baby Talk' May Play Key Role in Language Acquisition

Mother's brain may be wired to 'goo' and 'coo,' research suggests

8/10/2010
Many Parents Fret Over Time Kids Spend on Phones, Computers

Survey sponsors urge parents to use media to communicate with teens

8/9/2010
Health Tip: Teach Kids to Swim

To help reduce drowning risk

8/9/2010
Many Girls Now Begin Puberty at Age 7, 8

Rate of early onset has doubled for 7-year-old white girls, study finds

8/8/2010
For College Freshmen, Leaving Home May Bring Mixed Emotions

University offers helpful advice to ease transition for students and their parents

8/6/2010
How Parents Come to Accept Down Syndrome Diagnosis

Grief usually turns into joy, resilience, experts say

8/6/2010
Health Tip: Understanding Torticollis

When an infant's neck tilts to one side

8/4/2010
Health Tip: Where to Clean Your Newborn

Baby probably doesn't need a daily bath

8/3/2010
Signs of Autism May Show in Early Infancy

Abnormal arm muscle tone, visual processing evident in month-old babies, study says

8/2/2010
Addictive Internet Use Tied to Depression in Teens

Even healthy ones can run into trouble with too much use, researchers say

8/2/2010
Health Tip: Skateboard Safely

What to do to protect yourself

8/1/2010
Wakefulness Not to Blame for Higher SIDS Deaths in Boys

In fact, very young male infants wake up more readily than girls, study finds

7/30/2010
Health Tip: Does Your Child Have a Behavior Disorder?

When behavior goes beyond typical mischief or rebellion

7/29/2010
Increased Risk of Violence Among Unsupervised Teen Groups

Hanging out with no adult presence a recipe for violence even in 'good' neighborhoods, study finds

7/29/2010
Cuvposa Approved for Chronic Drooling in Children

Primarily those with neurological disorders

7/29/2010
Health Tip: Dealing With Separation Anxiety

Help ease your youngster's fear

7/29/2010
Kids Adopted By Same-Sex Couples 'Thriving': Researcher

No reason to prevent gay, lesbian prospective parents from adopting, study says

7/28/2010
Level of Parent-Child Conflict Seems to Differ Among Nations

Study finds higher rates of disharmony in U.S. families

7/27/2010
Health Tip: Taking a Plane Trip With Baby

Suggestions to help keep the infant calm

7/27/2010
Mom's Affection Helps Babies Grow Into Less Stressed Adults

Study finds link between maternal attention, child's mental state decades later

7/26/2010
Make Sure Your Kids Are Safe in the Water

Drowning can happen 'quickly, silently, and without notice,' expert warns

7/26/2010
More Than 70,000 Kids Injured By Medical Devices Each Year

Contact lenses, IV tubes lead list of items causing trips to the ER, study shows

7/25/2010
Playgrounds More Fun When Safety Rules Come Into Play

More than 200,000 U.S. kids go from the playground to the hospital each year, group reports

7/24/2010
Each Summer, Falls Top the List of Ways Kids Get Hurt

Injuries are often 'predictable and preventable,' expert says

7/23/2010
In Adolescence, Happier Often Means Healthier

Study finds close ties between positive emotions, physical well-being