Parenting Health News

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5/22/2009
Babies Come Packed With Natural Knowledge

Study furthers idea that infants don't depend on others to learn

5/22/2009
Health Tip: Thwarting Head Lice

Suggestions to stop their spread

5/19/2009
Parents Influence Sex Decisions, Hispanic Teens Say

Survey findings may spark new pregnancy prevention tactics

5/19/2009
Kids More Apt to Smoke If Mom Did While Pregnant

Research suggests biological changes take place in the womb

5/19/2009
Health Tip: Help Protect Young Athletes

Follow the rules of the game

5/18/2009
Health Tip: Choosing Baby's Playpen

Safety suggestions to help avoid injury

5/15/2009
Fathers' Concern Rises When Teens Start Having Sex

Dads become more motivated to intervene and keep kids safe, study finds

5/15/2009
Health Tip: Reasons for Adenoid Removal

Why your child might need the procedure

5/15/2009
Sharing Cancer Info May Be Empowering

Telling children about genetic risks fosters openness, expert says

5/13/2009
More Single Women Are Having Babies

In U.S., 40 percent of new moms aren't married, CDC reports

5/13/2009
Most Depressed Teens Don't Get Treatment

Lack of insurance often reason why, government report suggests

5/12/2009
Frequent Feedings May Be Making Babies Fat

Moms might not notice signs that infants are full, study concludes

5/11/2009
5/7/2009
Pooches Sometimes Miss the Point

Like 2-year-old kids, dogs understand some but not all gestures, researchers say

5/7/2009
Health Tip: When Children Stutter

Suggestions on how you should respond

5/6/2009
5/5/2009
Health Tip: Common Food Allergies in Children

Here's what may make them react

5/5/2009
Keeping Appointments Key to Keeping Vaccines on Track

Children fall behind on shots when parents don't make it to the doctor

5/4/2009
More Low-Income Kids Are Getting Vaccinated

The immunization gap between wealthier, poorer children is shrinking, study finds

5/4/2009
More Kids Being Hurt by Falling Furniture

Researcher calls for parental diligence and new safety regulations

5/4/2009
5/1/2009
Hearing Loss Tops Parents' Concern for Kids

Damage from loud external noises puts 3 million youngsters under 18 at risk, group says

4/30/2009
Millions of Kids Live With Substance-Abusing Parents

Expert says situation causes mental, physical problems in offspring

4/29/2009
Health Tip: After Baby is Born

Suggestions for maintaining a healthy relationship with your partner

4/23/2009
4/22/2009
Binge Drinking May Damage Teens' Brains

'White matter' impairment could mean a 10% decline in information recall, scientists say

4/20/2009
Kids and Veggies: Offer Them and They Will Eat

Availability in poor areas more of an issue than youngsters' tastes, studies find

4/20/2009
Almost 1 in 10 Young Video Game Users 'Addicted'

Study finds pathological behavior can cause children real problems

4/16/2009
Family Ties May Help Prevent Teen Suicide

Bonds with parents, more than peers, are key, study finds

4/15/2009
Deployment Takes Toll on Military Moms and Teens

Their children are prone to risky behaviors, study finds

4/7/2009
Tough Legislation on Underage Drinking Seems to Save Lives

Laws on purchase and possession of alcohol, zero tolerance prevent more than 700 deaths a year, study says

4/7/2009
Parents Worry That 'Alcopops' Encourage Teen Drinking

The flavored drinks should carry warning labels, survey respondents say

4/7/2009
4/6/2009
More U.S. Kids Taking Diabetes, Blood Pressure Drugs

Prescriptions rose by more than 15 percent in 3 years, researchers say

4/6/2009
Kids Who Lack Self-Control May Be Prone to Weight Gain

New research finds that need for instant gratification might play a part

4/5/2009
Breathe Easier Knowing Spring's Pollen Triggers

Children are especially vulnerable to seasonal allergies, so be prepared, expert says

4/3/2009
TV Time May Not Be Benign

Behavioral problems, obesity more likely in kids who watch 2 hours-plus a day

4/3/2009
Poor Kids Exposed to More Secondhand Smoke

Wealthier households are less apt to include adult smokers, study finds

4/1/2009
Mothers of Multiples May Face Higher Depression Risk

Hopkins researchers find that few new moms seek help for symptoms

4/1/2009
Health Tip: Calming Chickenpox

Help keep your child comfortable

3/31/2009
Health Tip: Managing the Teen Years

Suggestions for anxious parents

3/27/2009
Families That Eat Together Serve Up Good Dietary Habits

Kids make smarter food choices later on, study finds

3/26/2009
U.S. Asked to Do More for Kids' Mental Health

Report urges new role in coordinating, funding local prevention efforts

3/26/2009
Genes May Boost Harm to Kids From Secondhand Smoke

Certain variants weaken lungs' defenses against free radicals, researchers say

3/25/2009
A Child's Sweet Tooth May Be All in the Bones

Study suggests that fast-growing youth have greater fondness for treats

3/23/2009
Health Tip: Check Your Baby's Feet

Make sure they're developing normally

3/20/2009
Lexapro Approved for Adolescent Depression

For people aged 12 to 17 with major depressive disorder

3/16/2009
To Rid Heads of Lice, Wet-Combing May Work Best

But researchers say visual inspections can help determine scope of infestation

3/16/2009
3/16/2009
Exposure to Peanuts May Build Tolerance to Allergy

The therapy is still experimental, and more research is needed, study says