Parenting Health News

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4/12/2010
Spanking May Make a Child More Aggressive

Corporal punishment at 3 linked to behavior changes at age 5, study suggests

4/9/2010
Child Obesity Soaring in Rural America

In one Louisiana community, one in two kids is now overweight or obese, study finds

4/9/2010
Kids Often Misled About Child Abuse

Parents warn of stranger danger but not relatives or friends, survey finds

4/9/2010
More Kids Falling Prey to Sports Overuse Injuries

New campaign highlights need for education and prevention

4/7/2010
Kids Need Parents' Help in Managing Type 1 Diabetes

Adherence to treatment declines if adults fail to monitor, study finds

4/7/2010
Health Tip: Exposure to Lead

Here's a list of common sources

4/6/2010
Long-Term Methotrexate Won't Help Kids With Juvenile Arthritis

Using drug for up to a year did not affect relapse rate, study found

4/6/2010
It Takes a Village to Help Babies Sleep Safely

Constant chorus of advice might prevent SIDS in more infants, study shows

4/6/2010
Health Tip: Babyproofing the House

Help keep your child safe

4/6/2010
Most Holiday Injuries to Kids Spurred by Everyday Mishaps

More than 500,000 a year wind up in ER during major U.S. holidays, researchers find

4/5/2010
Good Foster Care Helps Neglected Kids Thrive

Study of Romanian orphans shows that better diet, close attention makes all the difference

4/5/2010
Exercise Helps Teens Overcome 'Obesity Gene'

DNA does not make overweight inevitable, new study shows

4/5/2010
Health Tip: Signs That Your Child Needs a Nap

Make sure your little one gets enough sleep

4/5/2010
Wider Breast-Feeding Could Save Babies' Lives

It could also save U.S. $13 billion a year, study finds

4/4/2010
Dealing With Those All-Too-Public Tantrums

Don't let glares, stares tempt you to give into your child's meltdowns, expert says

4/3/2010
Working Wives Still Expected to Do It All, Study Finds

Women whose husbands work 60 hours or more a week often quit their own jobs, researchers say

4/2/2010
Health Tip: Talking to Your Child About Divorce

Suggestions for how to break the news

4/2/2010
Body Piercing: Sign of Deviance or Normal Practice?

Piercings suggest need to assess self-image, mental health, researchers say

4/1/2010
Small Tax on Soda Won't Curb Child Obesity

But higher tariffs could slash youngsters' consumption, study finds

3/31/2010
Parent in Recovery Room Tied to Behavior in Day Surgery Kids

No immediate benefit found, but positive results seen two weeks after, research shows

3/30/2010
Many Kids Not Fully Informed of Their Role in Cancer Studies

Parents usually call the shots; doctors unclear in their explanations, study finds

3/28/2010
Infants' Sensitivity to Voices May Develop by 7 Months

Findings could further understanding of autism and related conditions

3/26/2010
ADHD Symptoms Often Subside Within a Year

Children should be rechecked annually to prevent unneeded treatment, researchers say

3/25/2010
Parents Aren't Only Ones Who Feel Stress of Unemployment

Joblessness also affects children's health and well-being, experts say

3/23/2010
Health Tip: Secondhand Smoke Can Harm Children

Here's what exposure may do to kids

3/23/2010
Health Tip: Finding a Birthing Class

To help you prepare for baby's arrival

3/22/2010
FDA Asks Docs to Suspend Using Glaxo Rotavirus Vaccine

Rotarix is contaminated with pig virus but poses no known health risk, officials say

3/22/2010
Motherhood a Buffer Against Suicide

Study shows that risk declines as number of children rises

3/22/2010
Obese Kids Suffer More Leg, Foot Injuries: Study

Have limb pain evaluated, experts advise

3/22/2010
Health Tip: Reduce Baby's Exposure to BPA

The chemical is found in many plastics

3/19/2010
Common Pesticide Tied to Development Delays in Kids

Chlorpyrifos, used on fruits and vegetables, affects mental and motor skill development, researchers say

3/19/2010
Health Tip: Doing Baby's Laundry

Prevent skin irritation

3/18/2010
3/17/2010
'Gaming' Sends Boys' Test Scores Sliding

Study finds they spend less time on academics with video-game systems at home

3/17/2010
Risks of Kids' Surgeries May Not Stick With Parents

Despite giving 'informed consent,' many can't recall details, study finds

3/15/2010
Siblings of Kids With Autism May Be Prone to Hyperactivity

But it shouldn't affect mental health overall, study finds

3/15/2010
Health Tip: Buying Baby's Car Seat

How to choose a safe one

3/11/2010
Inhalant Abuse a Deadly Middle-School Concern

'Huffing' more common than smoking pot, snorting cocaine among 12-year-olds, study finds

3/10/2010
Entire Family Genome Sequenced for First Time

Children receive 30 mutations from each parent, researchers find

3/10/2010
For Tough Head Lice, Pill Tops Lotion

Ivermectin may offer alternative for hard-to-treat infestations, study shows

3/10/2010
Health Tip: What's Behind Childhood Obesity

Factors that increase a youngster's risk

3/10/2010
Jump in Kids' Sports Injuries Due to Overuse

Awareness can slow this 'silent epidemic,' prevent long-term problems, expert says

3/6/2010
Protect Your Baby's Smile

Follow these tips to prevent early tooth decay, damage

3/3/2010
Fitness May Boost Kids' Grades

Study finds link between physical health and academic test scores

3/2/2010
Screen Time May Take a Toll on Kids' Relationships

More hours spent in front of TV, computer linked to less bonding with peers, parents, researchers say

3/2/2010
Child Obesity Rates Going Up

Junk food intake is up, and many kids have few places to burn calories, studies find

3/1/2010
Some Parents Consider Hastening a Sick Child's Death

Desire to save kids terminally ill with cancer from further pain prompts feelings, survey finds

3/1/2010
Watching Special Videos May Not Make Kids Brainier

Real-life interaction is more apt to enhance verbal skills, experts say

3/1/2010
Risk of Childhood Obesity Higher Among Minorities

Study found risk factors start before birth, stretch into preschool years

3/1/2010
Health Tip: Introduce Your Child to Music

Here's how your youngster could benefit