Parenting Health News

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7/6/2010
Later School Start Times May Foster Better Students

High school pushed back start of day by 30 minutes, with good results

7/3/2010
Leave July 4 Fireworks to the Pros

Fireworks caused two deaths and nearly 9,000 injuries in 2009, report says

7/2/2010
'Family-Centered Rounds' for Pediatric Patients Applauded

Including families in hospital discussions benefits trainees, children, parents, study finds

7/1/2010
Hospital Visits for Underage Drinking Soar on July 4 Weekend

And 5,000 deaths of people under age 21 are linked to alcohol each year, U.S. study says

7/1/2010
Eating Disorders, Addictions Tough to Treat in Teens

What works in adult patients may not help younger people, experts say

6/30/2010
Health Tip: Help Keep Baby Moving

Suggestions to encourage activity

6/28/2010
Health Tip: Dealing With Picky Eaters

Suggestions to get them to eat

6/28/2010
More Than 1.5 Million Cancer Survivors Have Kids Under 18

Findings may lead to greater assistance for patients and families, researchers say

6/28/2010
When Parents Smoke, Kids' Weight, Behavior May Suffer

Research suggests tie between lighting up and child's health, although cause-and-effect not clear

6/28/2010
Combo Vaccine Raises Risk of Fever-Related Seizures in Kids

MMR, varicella vaccines given separately seem safer, though real risk still rare, study finds

6/24/2010
Warm But Watchful Parents Can Keep Kids From Heavy Drinking

Parenting style has a lot to do with whether bad habits form, survey finds

6/23/2010
Seasonality of Child Abuse Could Be a Myth

Deaths from abuse not more likely to occur during winter holidays, researchers find

6/23/2010
Health Tip: If Your Child Stutters

Here are suggestions for parents

6/22/2010
6/21/2010
Cartoon Characters Sell Kids on Unhealthy Foods

Using likes of Shrek and Dora to market treats should be banned, researcher says

6/18/2010
On Father's Day, Give Dad Gift of Health

Staying healthy is part of being a good dad, expert suggests

6/18/2010
Reading Comes Easier for Kids When Rover's Around

Reciting aloud to dogs boosts children's literacy, studies find

6/16/2010
Playtime with Parents May Shape Gender Roles

Fathers more assertive, moms more helpful when playing with tots, study shows

6/16/2010
Health Tip: When Kids Have Separation Anxiety

Here's a list of classic symptoms

6/15/2010
6/14/2010
Stricter Rules Can Steer Kids Away From TV

And physically active kids watch less television, researchers report

6/11/2010
Honesty Helps Young Girls Build Better Relationships

Those inclined to speak their mind had less depression, more self-esteem, researcher found

6/9/2010
Children of Older Dads at Higher Risk of Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma

Adult women more prone to the cancer if born to father over 40, study shows

6/9/2010
Health Tip: When You Shop With Children

Practice shopping cart safety

6/7/2010
Military Deployment May Affect Kids' Health Care

Children of single parents saw the doctor less frequently, study found

6/7/2010
Health Tip: Secure a Child's Swingset

Suggestions for setting it up properly

6/7/2010
Consistent Bedtime May Give Kids Developmental Boost

Preschoolers should routinely get at least 11 hours each night, experts say

6/7/2010
Kids With Lesbian Parents Do Just Fine

Study shows they might even be better adjusted than kids from traditional families

6/4/2010
One-Third of U.S. Girls Get HPV Vaccine

But many parents choose to skip Gardasil shots for daughters age 13 to 17, survey finds

6/3/2010
Donor-Assisted Conception Sparks Disclosure Dilemmas

Tell kids 'early and often,' some suggest, but others say it's not always that simple

6/3/2010
Health Tip: Protect Your Child From a Sports Injury

Precautions to take before the game

6/2/2010
Impulsive Behavior, Drinking Decline in Early Adulthood

Biggest improvement occurs between 18 and 25, researchers say

6/1/2010
Health Tip: Keep a Log of Your Child's Medicines

It's important to track anything your child takes

5/31/2010
Health Tip: Set Rules at the Pool

To help keep kids safe

5/25/2010
Germs in Soil Might Give Learning a Boost

Mice exposed to the bacteria got through mazes twice as fast, researchers report

5/25/2010
As Autism Web Sites Boom, Experts Urge Caution

Too often 'treatments' turn out to be bogus, but simple guidelines can help

5/25/2010
5/24/2010
Children With Epilepsy Feel on Par With Healthy Siblings

Parents disagree, may underestimate their quality of life, researchers say

5/24/2010
5/24/2010
No Benefit Seen in Delaying Infant Vaccinations

Some parents worry babies get 'too much too soon,' but study finds no impact on neurological health

5/24/2010
'Button' Batteries Killing, Disabling Children

Researchers call for safety controls to prevent more tragedies from accidental swallowings

5/23/2010
Parents Want Electronic Access to Their Children's Docs: Survey

E-mail, Internet access could reduce frustration, researchers say

5/21/2010
Communication Program Didn't Improve Autism Symptoms

But it did enhance parent-child interaction, study found

5/21/2010
Health Reform Should Provide Insurance to Many Young Adults

Some provisions start in September and will make coverage more affordable, easier to get, report says

5/19/2010
An Autistic Child Doesn't Mean Parents Will Divorce

Study debunks conventional wisdom about couples split by condition-related stress

5/19/2010
Meaningful Conversations Boost Kids' Language Skills

Give-and-take discussions help them gain skills needed for school success, study shows

5/19/2010
Health Tip: Change Diapers Safely

Suggestions for using a changing table

5/19/2010
Alcohol Companies Use New Media to Lure Young Drinkers: Report

Spirits industry says it's committed to responsible online advertising

5/18/2010
A Mother's Love Overcomes Poverty's Effect on Health

Caring moms seem to boost child's immune response throughout life, study finds

5/17/2010
Health Tip: Giving Your Newborn a Bath

Make it pleasant and comfortable