Parenting Health News

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5/3/2010
Parent Error Common When Medicating Chronically Ill Kids

Even well-educated parents need more help with lifesaving drug regimens, study finds

5/3/2010
Kids Raised by Relatives Face Increased Health Risks

Extra support is needed when children don't live with a parent, expert says

5/3/2010
Teens' Facebook Sex Talk May Not Be Just Talk

Sexual references signal intent to have intercourse, study finds

5/3/2010
Child Abuse Head Injuries Rise as Economy Falls

Study found almost twice as many per month in a downturn

5/3/2010
Parents of Autistic Children Turning to Alternative Treatments

Little research supports most options, but families driven by need to help, experts say

5/2/2010
Kids Suffer When Parents Choose Between Health Care, Bills

Children in these homes are at greater risk of developmental delays, hospitalization, study finds

5/1/2010
Drug Maker Recalls More Than 40 Allergy, Cold Meds for Kids

Medicines involved in the voluntary action include Tylenol, Tylenol Plus, Motrin and Benadryl

4/30/2010
Motor Skills Lag in Poor Preschoolers

Delays in running, catching, throwing lead to sedentary lifestyle, study finds

4/30/2010
Grandparents Play Vital Role for Autistic Children

Many help with child care, treatment decisions and political advocacy, survey finds

4/27/2010
Educational Program Urges Parents to Immunize Kids

Campaign will explain serious threat of re-emerging diseases, AAP says

4/26/2010
Health Tip: Offering Baby a Pacifier

Guidelines for new parents

4/23/2010
Early Surgery Best for Children With Hearing Loss

Cochlear implants yielded best results when put in those younger than 18 months

4/23/2010
How, When Child Develops Autism May Determine Outcomes

Those whose communication skills regressed tended to have more severe cases, study finds

4/22/2010
One in Five Parents Would Spank in Certain Settings

But poll found using reason was by far most common choice of discipline

4/22/2010
4/21/2010
Managing Type 1 Diabetes Can Stress Teens

Glucose levels tend to rise, study finds, as youths control their own care

4/20/2010
Teen Inhalant Use Drops by One-Third in U.S.

But study finds use of propellants, like computer-cleaning sprays, becoming more popular

4/19/2010
Genetics, Psychology May Trigger ADHD

Gene variant and sense of family discord implicated in new study

4/19/2010
Day Care Centers Too Quick to Send Mildly Ill Kids Home

Colds, stomach bugs are already contagious long before symptoms appear, study authors say

4/19/2010
Kids Could Overdose From Nicotine-Laced 'Candy'

R.J. Reynolds launched product for smokers in smoke-free settings, but doctors have concerns

4/16/2010
Most Teen Bloggers Play It Safe Online

Study finds vast majority of chat sticks to everyday concerns, not risky behaviors

4/16/2010
Even 9-Month-Olds Choose 'Gender-Specific' Toys

Study found boys went for cars and trucks, while girls chose doll, teddy bear

4/15/2010
Video Games Before Bed May Not Shortchange Slumber

Study found it took teens only few more minutes to fall asleep

4/14/2010
Play Creatively as a Kid, Be a Healthier Adult

Grown-ups need to stop restricting kids' activity, researcher says

4/13/2010
4/12/2010
Spanking May Make a Child More Aggressive

Corporal punishment at 3 linked to behavior changes at age 5, study suggests

4/9/2010
Child Obesity Soaring in Rural America

In one Louisiana community, one in two kids is now overweight or obese, study finds

4/9/2010
Kids Often Misled About Child Abuse

Parents warn of stranger danger but not relatives or friends, survey finds

4/9/2010
More Kids Falling Prey to Sports Overuse Injuries

New campaign highlights need for education and prevention

4/7/2010
Kids Need Parents' Help in Managing Type 1 Diabetes

Adherence to treatment declines if adults fail to monitor, study finds

4/7/2010
Health Tip: Exposure to Lead

Here's a list of common sources

4/6/2010
Long-Term Methotrexate Won't Help Kids With Juvenile Arthritis

Using drug for up to a year did not affect relapse rate, study found

4/6/2010
It Takes a Village to Help Babies Sleep Safely

Constant chorus of advice might prevent SIDS in more infants, study shows

4/6/2010
Health Tip: Babyproofing the House

Help keep your child safe

4/6/2010
Most Holiday Injuries to Kids Spurred by Everyday Mishaps

More than 500,000 a year wind up in ER during major U.S. holidays, researchers find

4/5/2010
Good Foster Care Helps Neglected Kids Thrive

Study of Romanian orphans shows that better diet, close attention makes all the difference

4/5/2010
Exercise Helps Teens Overcome 'Obesity Gene'

DNA does not make overweight inevitable, new study shows

4/5/2010
Health Tip: Signs That Your Child Needs a Nap

Make sure your little one gets enough sleep

4/5/2010
Wider Breast-Feeding Could Save Babies' Lives

It could also save U.S. $13 billion a year, study finds

4/4/2010
Dealing With Those All-Too-Public Tantrums

Don't let glares, stares tempt you to give into your child's meltdowns, expert says

4/3/2010
Working Wives Still Expected to Do It All, Study Finds

Women whose husbands work 60 hours or more a week often quit their own jobs, researchers say

4/2/2010
Health Tip: Talking to Your Child About Divorce

Suggestions for how to break the news

4/2/2010
Body Piercing: Sign of Deviance or Normal Practice?

Piercings suggest need to assess self-image, mental health, researchers say

4/1/2010
Small Tax on Soda Won't Curb Child Obesity

But higher tariffs could slash youngsters' consumption, study finds

3/31/2010
Parent in Recovery Room Tied to Behavior in Day Surgery Kids

No immediate benefit found, but positive results seen two weeks after, research shows

3/30/2010
Many Kids Not Fully Informed of Their Role in Cancer Studies

Parents usually call the shots; doctors unclear in their explanations, study finds

3/28/2010
Infants' Sensitivity to Voices May Develop by 7 Months

Findings could further understanding of autism and related conditions

3/26/2010
ADHD Symptoms Often Subside Within a Year

Children should be rechecked annually to prevent unneeded treatment, researchers say

3/25/2010
Parents Aren't Only Ones Who Feel Stress of Unemployment

Joblessness also affects children's health and well-being, experts say

3/23/2010
Health Tip: Secondhand Smoke Can Harm Children

Here's what exposure may do to kids