Parenting Health News

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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

5/16/2010
Guard Kids' Eyes Against Long-Term Sun Damage

Youngsters are especially vulnerable to harmful rays, experts warn

5/14/2010
Doctors Can Use Rotavirus Vaccine Again: FDA

Contaminant found in March no health risk, agency says

5/14/2010
Parent Involvement in Grade School Boosts Child's Social Skills

Research also shows students are less aggressive and disruptive

5/14/2010
Most High Schoolers Today Cheat

But they may not always realize they're cheating, researchers say

5/14/2010
Listening to Mozart Won't Make Your Child Smarter

Studies show no evidence of the so-called 'Mozart Effect,' Austrian researchers say

5/14/2010
Low Umbilical Cord pH Tied to Death, Brain Damage

Review reveals 'strong and consistent association'

5/14/2010
Benefits of Good Child Care Extend Into Teen Years

In long-term study, adolescents had higher academic achievement scores

5/13/2010
Health Tip: Help Prevent Heat Rash

Keep baby cool and comfy

5/11/2010
Some Women Lack Strong Feelings About Motherhood

Nearly one-quarter of those surveyed were 'OK either way'

5/11/2010
Health Tip: Before the Babysitter Cares for Your Child

Here are suggestions for what parents should do

5/10/2010
Health Tip: Sign Up Your Child for a Sport

Here are issues to consider first

5/10/2010
Breast-Fed Babies Know When to Say When

Cues, which bottle-fed infants don't learn, seem to help later on, study suggests

5/7/2010
Health Tip: Ways to Treat Positional Plagiocephaly

Alternate the position of baby's head

5/6/2010
Health Tip: Coping With Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis

Suggestions to help soothe symptoms

5/5/2010
Stress Hormones Predict Trouble for Kids Left in Abusive Homes

Specific hormonal pattern tied to later psychological problems, researchers say

5/5/2010
FDA Found Bacteria in Ingredients for Recalled Tylenol, Benadryl

Agency also cited maker Johnson & Johnson for 'numerous deficiencies' at plant

5/4/2010
Misinformation About Vaccine Safety Puts Kids at Risk of Illness

More than one-third of U.S. parents surveyed had delayed or refused early childhood immunizations

5/4/2010
5/3/2010
Obesity a Bigger Threat to Kids in Southern States

Rate in Mississippi is double that of children in Oregon, CDC study finds

5/3/2010
Involved Parents Less Likely to Raise Bullies

Knowing your children's friends and good communication are key, study finds

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