Parenting Health News

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9/16/2010
Teacher Interaction Key to Pre-K Success: Study

Kids spending most time in free-choice play make fewer gains, researchers find

9/15/2010
Training Seems to Close Gender Gap in Spatial Ability

Small Israeli study eliminates divide through special program for first graders

9/15/2010
Autistic Children Don't Seem to Yawn 'Contagiously'

Study suggests this behavior may signal a lack of recognition of others' feelings

9/14/2010
Health Tip: Teach Kids Internet Safety

Suggestions for safe chatting and instant messaging

9/13/2010
More Evidence That Vaccines Don't Cause Autism

Children exposed to high, low levels of thimerosal had similar odds for the disorder, study found

9/13/2010
Health Tip: Help Kids Do Their Homework

What role a parent should play

9/13/2010
More Kids Who Play Basketball Suffering Head Injuries

While other types of injuries have declined, concussions have gone up 70 percent, study finds

9/11/2010
Play Heads-Up Football to Avoid Getting Hurt

Campaign seeks to reduce the number of injuries suffered by young athletes

9/10/2010
Heavy Drinking Part of Social Acceptance for Young: Study

This process needs to be considered when creating anti-drinking campaigns, researcher says

9/10/2010
Back to School Can Mean a Return to Head Lice Worries

Close contact fuels infestations, but experts urge vigilance to keep critters at bay

9/10/2010
Kids' Habit of Wallowing Caters to Lice

School nurse suggests parents take a breath, then get meticulous about battling outbreak

9/8/2010
9/8/2010
Health Tip: When You Feed Baby Formula

Tips for preparation and serving

9/8/2010
Young Parents May Be Especially Prone to Depression

Greatest risk is during first year after child is born, researchers say

9/7/2010
Health Tip: Making Healthy Lunch Choices

Offer kids healthier alternatives

9/7/2010
Lack of Sleep May Be Linked to Childhood Obesity

Study found more than 30% of kids who didn't get enough nighttime rest gained too much weight

9/7/2010
Autistic Toddlers Prefer to Gaze at Geometric Patterns: Study

Finding could help spot the disorder early, when treatments are most effective, researchers say

9/6/2010
Keep Health in Mind When Planning School Day Menus

Expert urges parents to pack some variety and nutrition into kids' lunch boxes

9/6/2010
Health Tip: Quit Thumb Sucking

Encourage your child to stop

9/3/2010
Infants May Display Subtle Autism Signs at 6 Months: Study

Infrequent gazing at others without prompting may be a tip-off, researchers say

9/3/2010
Disease May Be Only a Plane Ride Away

Without vigilant adherence to childhood immunizations, outbreaks could return, experts say

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