Parenting Health News

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

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

11/21/2008
Getting Tough on Bullying

Kids, parents and schools need to work together to stop abusive behavior, experts say

11/21/2008
Autumn Babies More Prone to Asthma

Winter viruses may be to blame, study suggests

11/21/2008
11/20/2008
CDC Monitors Shortage of Hib Vaccine

The shot protects against infection that can cause meningitis, pneumonia in young children

11/20/2008
Parent Smoking During Pregnancy Raises Kids' Heart Risks

More carotid artery thickening in these young adults points to danger, study finds

11/19/2008
11/18/2008
Health Tip: Conditions That May Affect a Newborn's Skin

Most should resolve themselves in a few weeks

11/14/2008
High-Fat Diet While Pregnant May Produce Obese Kids

It may lead to permanent changes in the fetal brain, study says

11/12/2008
Early Onset Approved for ADHD Drug

30-minute onset of action for Focalin XR

11/12/2008
U.S. Teens Brimming With Self-Esteem

But parent-instilled 'overconfidence' may be spurring unrealistic expectations, study suggests

11/11/2008
Health Tip: Doing Your Baby's Laundry

Protect sensitive new skin

11/10/2008
Childhood Food Allergies on the Rise

But researchers are working on new therapies to combat the problem

11/10/2008
11/6/2008
Counseling Can Combat Youth Violence

And referrals should start with emergency room doctors, study says

11/6/2008
Salmonella Outbreak Tied to Dry Dog Food Continues

Eight more people -- mostly young children -- infected, bringing total to 79, CDC says

11/6/2008
Health Tip: Evaluating Your Child's Vision

How to spot potential problems

11/6/2008
Health Tip: Choosing Your Child's Therapist

What to look for when deciding

11/5/2008
Most Parents Don't Overreact to Child Gene Tests

They weigh the results as they do family history, study finds

11/5/2008
Health Tip: After Your Child is Born

Spot warning signs of umbilical cord infection

11/4/2008
Smokers' Homes More Likely to House Hungry Kids

Study finds twice the incidence of 'food insecurity'

10/31/2008
Excess Weight Gain During Pregnancy a Risk to Mother and Child

It doubles the chances of having a heavy baby, study finds

10/31/2008
Family Halloween Safety Can Be Fiendishly Simple

Limit trick-or-treating to familiar places, don't take candy from strangers, expert says