Parenting Health News

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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

10/8/2010
Low Vitality Score at Birth Associated with Cerebral Palsy Risk

But 90 percent with low scores did not develop the disease, researchers said

10/8/2010
Health Tip: When a Working Mother Breast-Feeds

Suggestions to maintain the milk supply

10/8/2010
For Many Gay Youth, Bullying Exacts a Deadly Toll

Recent reports of teens taking their own lives 'the tip of the iceberg,' one expert says

10/7/2010
Many Americans Plan to Skip Flu Shot This Year

Surveys suggest more than 40 percent of adults will forego vaccine, while a third of moms won't vaccinate kids

10/7/2010
Health Tip: Feed Your Toddler Enough Iron

How to offer sufficient iron in the diet

10/6/2010
Breast-Feeding Less Common for Black Moms

Many prefer using formula or aren't aware of nursing's benefits, study found

10/6/2010
Trans Fats While Breast-Feeding May Plump Up Baby

More research needed to see how mom's fatty diet affects infant's long-term health, study notes

10/5/2010
1 in 4 U.S. Teens and Young Adults Binge Drink: CDC

Largely unrecognized problem raises risks of violence, car crashes and chronic disease

10/5/2010
Health Tip: Taking Baby Out of the Home

Essentials to bring along

10/4/2010
Anorexic Teens May Gain From Whole-Family Treatment

Instead of blaming parents, these experts involve them in recovery process

10/4/2010
Moms' Influence on Kids' Weight Starts in Pregnancy, Study Finds

But most underestimate their own ability to help stop cycle of obesity, researchers say

10/4/2010
Companies Can Motivate Families to Live Healthier

Study found cash incentive drove lifestyle changes for IBM employees

10/1/2010
Absent Father Might Mean Earlier Puberty for Higher-Income Girls

Findings add to previous research, but experts still can't explain link

9/30/2010
Health Tip: Taming a Toddler's Tantrum

Help prevent frustration

9/28/2010
Health Tip: Waking Baby

Suggestions to get your infant up and moving

9/27/2010
Pediatricians Want to Restrict Ads for Tobacco, Booze, Viagra

American Academy of Pediatrics would ban cigarette advertisements altogether

9/26/2010
ER Visits for Kids' Ice Hockey Injuries Soar

From 1990 to 2006, emergency treatment for players aged 9 to 14 rose 163 percent, study finds

9/26/2010
U.S. Kids Drink Too Little Water: Study

And sugary beverages account for much of their fluid intake

9/25/2010
Stress of Returning to School Can Worsen Bed-Wetting: Expert

Tips on what to do from a pediatric urologist

9/23/2010
Health Tip: Help Prevent Bed Wetting

Suggestions for staying dry

9/21/2010
Health Tip: Control Food Allergies at School

Suggestions to help keep your child safe

9/17/2010
Same-Sex Couples May Feel Pressure to Raise Heterosexual Kids

Expert urges society to support families in allowing children to be themselves

9/17/2010
Medicines Pose Greater Threat to Kids Than Chemicals

Poisonings often stem from pills left out or in a medicine cabinet, experts say

9/17/2010
Aggressive Kids With ADHD May Not Need Antipsychotic Meds

Study suggests judicious tweaking of stimulant drugs, plus psychotherapy, may be enough

9/17/2010
More Maternal Education Saves Children's Lives

Study found more than 4 million deaths prevented in 2009 by expanding schooling to women of childbearing age