Parenting Health News

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7/22/2010
7/22/2010
Giving Kids Booze, Medicines Can Be Child Abuse

Parents' motives range from punishment or sedation to amusement, research suggests

7/21/2010
Health Tip: Treating Cradle Cap

Scaliness and redness on a baby's scalp

7/20/2010
Mom's Alcoholism Especially Tough on Daughter's Mental Health

Study finds that outcomes are worse for daughters of affected women, vs. other parent-child pairings

7/20/2010
Health Tip: Weaning Baby from a Bottle

Suggestions for 'upgrading' to a cup

7/19/2010
Autistic Kids Often Fussier Eaters, but Nutrition OK

Slower, pickier eating can arise in infancy, but growth tends to be unimpaired, study finds

7/16/2010
Kids Who Do Poorly in School More Likely to Become Bullies

Youngsters who have trouble resolving problems with others also at risk of becoming bullies, victims or both, researchers say

7/15/2010
Mom's Mental State Influenced Kids' Well-Being After 9/11: Study

Children fared worse when mothers struggled with PTSD, depression, researchers say

7/15/2010
Too Many Tots Watching Too Much TV: Study

Oregon study finds 1 in 5 young kids exposed to more than the recommended 2 hours a day

7/14/2010
1 in 5 Parents Missed Work for H1N1 School Closings: Survey

But many students visited places other than home, finds CDC report

7/14/2010
Community Programs Can Help Mothers Control Weight: Study

Women who had ongoing support exercised more and were less likely to gain weight, researchers found

7/14/2010
Mood Disorders Going Undetected in U.S. Children

Without treatment, anxiety and depression can plague kids through adult years, experts warn

7/13/2010
Program Teaches Parents How to Nurture Healthy Eaters

Early feeding practices can play critical role in kids' eating patterns, study suggests

7/12/2010
Survey Links Puberty to Violent Behavior

U.S.-Australian study finds mid-stage puberty a time for trouble

7/12/2010
Health Tip: Help Prevent Burnout

Share responsibilities and make time for fun

7/12/2010
Screening Guidelines Miss Many Kids With High Cholesterol

Researchers suggest that universal testing may be a better option

7/9/2010
As Parents Lose Jobs, Kids Often Lose Out on Health Care

Unemployment greatly ups odds that children will face gaps in care, study finds

7/9/2010
U.S. Report on Kids' Health Brings Mixed Results

Preterm births and teen pregnancy are down, but recession means more children now living in poverty

7/8/2010
Health Tip: Help Prevent Choking While Eating

Things you can do to protect your child

7/8/2010
Babies Born Poor Often Remain Poor

Supports for low-income families could improve outcomes, study suggests

7/7/2010
Health Tip: Protect Children From Sunburn

Use sunscreen and limit exposure

7/7/2010
Relentless Heat Threatens Your Health

Kids, elderly are most vulnerable, but experts say simple steps can help

7/6/2010
Mental Health Woes Plague 'Cyberbullies' and Their Victims

Harassment of vulnerable teens via cell phone, Web is a growing problem, experts say

7/6/2010
Too Much Screen Time Can Threaten Attention Span

Kids, young adults who overdo TV, video games almost twice as likely to have problems, study finds

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
Kids With Lesbian Parents Do Just Fine

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