Parenting Health News

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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

3/1/2010
Parents Still Worried About Vaccine Safety

Although most get their children inoculated, concerns persist, study found

2/24/2010
Shortage of Black Doctors Rooted in Social, Economic Ills

Parents' education, local school spending factors that influence career paths, study finds

2/24/2010
Parents' Divorce Doesn't Harm College-Age Kids

Study found those students as happy as others

2/23/2010
Antidepressants in Pregnancy May Delay Developmental Milestones

Children exposed in womb slower to sit without support, walk, study finds

2/22/2010
Pediatricians Want Redesign of Hot Dogs, Candy to Curb Kids' Choking

New AAP policy also pushes for warning labels on packaging of high-risk foods

2/19/2010
Health Tip: Reduce Your Baby's Risk of SIDS

Suggestions to help keep the infant safe

2/18/2010
Health Tip: When Baby is Born With a Heart Murmur

Usually, it's nothing to worry about

2/16/2010
Health Tip: Preventing Baby Bottle Tooth Decay

Most often affecting the upper front teeth

2/11/2010
Movies Loaded With Images of Junk Food

Soft drinks, candy and salty snacks particularly pervasive, study finds

2/11/2010
2/9/2010
Health Tip: Protect Your Child at Day Care

Reduce the youngster's risk of illness

2/8/2010
Older Moms More Apt to Have Autistic Child

Dad's age didn't matter unless father was older, mom much younger, study found

2/8/2010
Health Tip: Spot Unsafe Playgrounds

Equipment that could be dangerous

2/8/2010
3 Home Habits Help Youngsters Stay Slim

Eating together, limiting TV and getting enough sleep cut risk of obesity, study finds

2/5/2010
Kids Born Early in Year More Likely to Be Athletes?

Size advantage in school translates to success on playing field, author says

2/5/2010
2/4/2010
Review Spotlights Clues to Serious Childhood Infection

Signs may not be recognized because they are rare in developed countries, authors say

2/4/2010
Black and Hispanic Infants Much More Likely to Have HIV

Preventive efforts needed to reduce transmission from mother to child, experts say

2/3/2010
Mealtime a Challenge for Some With Autism

Those with the disorder prone to restrictive, obsessive eating habits

2/3/2010
Health Tip: Help Your Newborn Learn

Use age-appropriate toys and encourage play

2/2/2010
Serotonin May Be Key to Sudden Infant Deaths

Deficiency hampers babies' ability to respond to low oxygen, study suggests

2/2/2010
Spanish-Speaking Mothers Less Likely to Turn on TV

Kids of English-speaking Hispanic moms spend more time in front of the tube, study finds

2/2/2010
Children Likelier to See Dentist if Parents Go Too

To improve tooth health, target mom, dad and pediatricians, experts say

2/1/2010
Abstinence-Only Classes Reduced Sexual Activity, Study Found

Younger teens who took the course were more likely to delay having sex

2/1/2010
Loving Foster Homes Improve Kids' Attention, Impulsivity

A stable environment also helps behavior, researchers find

1/28/2010
Kids' Use of Alternative Therapies Often Mimics Parents'

About 12 percent of U.S. youths report using treatments, study finds

1/27/2010
Alcohol Affects Baby's Pain Regulation

Exposure in womb caused blunted response to needle prick, researchers say

1/27/2010
Are Two Mommies as Good as Mom and Dad?

Yes, according to a new analysis of research

1/25/2010
Listing Calories on Fast-Food Menus Cuts Kids' Intake

Parents routinely chose about 100 fewer calories per meal for their children, study found

1/22/2010
Potty Training Best Between Ages 2 and 3

Timing is more important than method, study says

1/20/2010
U.S. Kids Using Media Almost 8 Hours a Day

Survey finds few parents set rules as use of 'smart' phones, computers soars

1/18/2010
Health Tip: Prevent Injuries From Toys

Help keep your child safe

1/18/2010
Parents Not Taking Concussions Seriously Enough

These injuries can be dire and must be monitored, study says

1/18/2010
Federal Panel Urges Obesity Screening for Kids Ages 6 and Up

Children who are obese should be referred to treatment, USPSTF panel says

1/15/2010
Health Agencies Express Concern Over BPA

HHS, FDA pledge funds for more research on the common plastics chemical

1/14/2010
Deadly 'Choking Game' Still Common Among Kids

6 percent of those responding to Oregon poll said they tried the dangerous pastime