Parenting Health News

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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

11/12/2010
Health Tip: Prevent the Spread of Rotavirus in Children

Help kids avoid this contagious virus

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