Parenting Health News

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2/6/2009
Parental Distrust May Explain Lack of Black Children in Clinical Trials

They express more doubt as to safety, transparency of medical research, study finds

2/6/2009
For Preschoolers, Even 'Play' Tends to Be Sedentary

Study finds great inactivity and little encouragement for kids to be otherwise

2/5/2009
What Moms Learned May Be Passed to Offspring

Mouse study concludes rich environmental memories can affect learning in children

2/5/2009
Health Tip: Wean Your Child From Breast-Feeding

Suggestions to ease the transition

2/4/2009
Tainted China Formula Caused High Rate of Kidney Stones in Kids

Almost 10% of infants who ingested melamine developed deposits, study finds

2/4/2009
RSV to Blame for 1 in 13 Pediatrician Visits

Respiratory virus strikes healthy kids, and it affects more youngsters than flu, study finds

2/3/2009
Childhood Beach Vacations May Boost Melanoma Risk

Each seaside stay increased skin moles by 5%, study found

2/3/2009
Health Tip: Safe Use of Air Bags

How you and your children should be seated

2/2/2009
Teen TV Time Tied to Adult Depression

More exposure meant more symptoms, study found

1/30/2009
Adult Fast-Food Diets Tied to Too Much TV as Teen

Hours of ads for greasy, sugary fare may be to blame, researchers say

1/26/2009
Moms Who Breast-Feed Less Likely to Neglect Child

Australian researchers suggest hormone released during act reinforces maternal bond

1/26/2009
Cell Phones, Traffic a Deadly Combo for Kids

They're more likely to be hit crossing intersections, study shows

1/26/2009
Hallucinations Are Rare Side Effects of ADHD Medications

Visual or tactile sensations of bugs an uncommon, but possible, reaction, study finds

1/26/2009
More Accidental Infant Deaths Blamed on Suffocation in Bed

Black boys under age of 4 months most susceptible, analysis finds

1/26/2009
Health Tip: Problems With a Picky Eater?

Suggestions to maintain proper nutrition

1/23/2009
CDC Warns of Rise in Childhood Infections Tied to Meningitis Germ

5 cases, 1 fatal, in Minnesota could be linked to shortage of vaccine, officials say

1/23/2009
Salmonella Common in U.S. Poultry

2 outbreaks highlight the dangers of infection from live birds, report shows

1/19/2009
Preschool Lunch Doesn't Always Pack Nutritious Punch

Study finds meals from home often lack fruits, veggies, whole grains

1/16/2009
Health Tip: Easing a Croupy Cough

Help make your child more comfortable

1/13/2009
Vicks VapoRub Linked to Infant Breathing Problems

Misuse may cause respiratory distress, researchers say; company says product is safe

1/9/2009
Parents Not Best Barometer of Kid's Eating, Exercise Habits

Survey found mismatch between perception, reality

1/7/2009
Health Tip: Help Stop Thumbsucking

Before it affects your child's teeth

1/5/2009
Health Tip: Help Prevent Toy Injuries

Make sure they're age-appropriate

12/31/2008
Health Tip: Choosing a Crib

Help keep baby safe

12/31/2008
Dubious Drugs, Tainted Foods Top 2008's Health Stories

But deaths from heart disease, cancer show encouraging drop

12/29/2008
Many Teens Don't Keep Virginity Pledges

Pledgers are also less likely to use birth control, study finds

12/25/2008
Consider Kids' Health on Tropical Trips

Make sure shots are up to date and avoid local dangers, expert advises

12/23/2008
Health Tip: Preparing Your Child For Therapy

Suggestions for how to reassure your youngster

12/21/2008
The Best Holiday Toys Are Safe Holiday Toys

New federal law requires extensive testing before they hit store shelves

12/19/2008
Moms-to-Be Who Drink May Damage Fetus' White Matter

Study says brain microstructural changes may lead to cognitive problems

12/19/2008
Almost Half of Kids Still Exposed to Secondhand Smoke

Survey says that despite progress, more is needed to clean up air in homes, cars

12/18/2008
'Hot' Toys May Not Be the Best Present

Giving the gift of your time with kids is one option to consider

12/16/2008
Among Cardiologists, Women Cite Discrimination

Survey finds roadblocks still plague female practitioners

12/15/2008
Health Tip: Braces Basics

Take care of your teeth and braces

12/15/2008
Later School Start Time Cuts Teens' Car Crash Risk

A little more sleep means sharper young drivers, study suggests

12/13/2008
New Food Pyramid Is Aimed at Kids

'MyPyramid for Preschoolers' helps parents expand little ones' diet in a healthy way

12/11/2008
Study Questions Value of Anti-Meth Campaign

Kids seem to be ignoring message that methamphetamine is dangerous

12/10/2008
Gene May Make Kids Crave Junk Food

Some are genetically driven to eat more calories, study suggests

12/10/2008
Obese Kids More Prone to Limb Injuries in Car Crashes

Weaker bones from poor diet, less exercise may be to blame, experts say

12/10/2008
Obesity is a Family Affair

Skipped meals, too much TV time end up harming kids, study finds

12/10/2008
38% of U.S. Adults Use Alternative Treatments

As do 12% of children, new government survey says

12/9/2008
Report Finds Fault With U.S. Health Services for Teens

Among recommendations: More coordinated care, better training for providers

12/8/2008
Childhood Constipation Carries a Big Price Tag

Study estimates US treatment costs at $4 billion, similar to asthma

12/8/2008
Laws Governing Indoor Tanning by Teens Don't Work

Study says lax enforcement probably to blame; experts cite risk of skin cancer

12/5/2008
Decongestant Exposure Needs Closer Look

Study says pseudoephedrine for kids under 2 poses toxicity issues because of use patterns

12/3/2008
Exercise Eases Obesity and Anger in Kids

After-school aerobics helped youngsters feel better mentally, physically, researchers say

12/1/2008
Preemies' Low Blood Pressure Linked to SIDS

Preterm infants already at higher risk for SIDS and this may be why, researchers say

11/28/2008
Beware of Toxic Toys This Holiday Season

Dangerous chemicals make some playthings unfit for kids, report claims

11/26/2008
Hair Beads Spurring Head Trauma in Kids

And hard plastic versions often aren't visible on CT scans, experts note

11/24/2008
Parents Often Choose ER for Routine Kids' Care

Wait times, frustration with primary care doctors driving the trend, study finds