Parenting Health News

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10/22/2008
Health Tip: Help Prevent Nosebleeds

Suggestions for children

10/21/2008
Interventions to Promote Breast-Feeding Succeed

Education before and after birth helps new moms participate, task force says

10/21/2008
General Anesthesia Tied to Developmental Woes in Kids

But findings are preliminary, and no reason to keep children from needed surgery, experts say

10/21/2008
Many Kids Lack Insurance, Despite Having Insured Parents

More than 3 million children fall into this category, study suggests

10/21/2008
Health Tip: Protecting Your Child at Day Care

Help prevent the spread of germs

10/20/2008
Secondhand Smoke Worse for Children

Kids at higher risk, since they breathe in more air by weight than adults, study says

10/17/2008
Health Tip: Make Time for Breakfast

Start the day with a healthy meal

10/17/2008
10/16/2008
10/16/2008
Infants Can Tell Happy Music From Sad

Study illustrates the rapid development of the human brain

10/15/2008
Gene Variations, Secondhand Smoke Linked to Early Asthma

The combination nearly tripled the risk for children under 4, study found

10/13/2008
Why Some Kids Are Bullied From the Start

Study finds early aggression, harsh parenting, economic status combine to make a victim

10/10/2008
10/10/2008
Gene Variation Found in Boys With Delinquent Peers

High-risk homes with disengaged moms defined pattern, but not for young girls, study finds

10/9/2008
Health Tip: Prepare Your Child for a New Baby

Adjusting to a new brother or sister

10/8/2008
Family Income Impacts Children's Health

Big gaps exist between states, and between poor, middle- and upper-class families, study finds

10/7/2008
Microwaves a Menace for Young Kids

Scalds, resulting in serious injuries, can occur, study finds

10/7/2008
Drug Companies Say No Cold Meds for Kids Under 4

FDA supports industry's voluntary action to change labeling as agency continues to assess whether products are safe for the youngest set

10/7/2008
For Some Animals, There's No Place at Home

Exotic pets like rodents, reptiles and monkeys can carry disease, report warns

10/6/2008
Bedroom Fan Cuts SIDS Risk by 72%

Increasing ventilation in baby's bedroom produced surprisingly good results, study reports.

10/6/2008
Pediatricians Would Admit Error Only Half the Time

Doctors often don't disclose less obvious mistakes, even if they cause harm, study finds

10/6/2008
Kids' Flu Shot Largely Ineffective Over Past Few Years

Study finds it didn't keep them from hospitals, doctors' offices

10/3/2008
Health Tip: Parenting a Child With ADHD

Suggestions to guide the child's behavior

10/2/2008
FDA Wants More Time to Study Cold Meds for Kids

More data needed on whether OTC remedies are safe, agency official tells public meeting

10/1/2008
Hard Decisions for the Littlest Lives

Study finds poor communication between doctors, parents of gravely ill newborns

10/1/2008
Health Tip: When Your Child is Teething

Normal and unusual symptoms

9/29/2008
9/26/2008
9/26/2008
Babies Who Eat Fish Lower Eczema Risk

Study found doing so before 9 months decreased chances of skin condition by 25%

9/19/2008
Parental Involvement in School Has Its Limits

Overprotective moms and dads need to learn when to let go, expert says

9/18/2008
More Kids Getting Kidney Stones

Doctors blame sedentary lifestyle, obesity, poor diet

9/18/2008
Parenting Plays Key Role in Infant's Response to Stress

While genes affect physiological development, mom's behavior changes effect, study says

9/17/2008
Health Tip: Booster Seat Safety

When your child outgrows the car seat

9/17/2008
Pregnant Mom's Flu Shot Protects Baby

U.S. health officials will mull new findings at vaccine meeting

9/16/2008
Health Tip: Prevent Ear Pain in Flight

Help keep your child comfortable

9/12/2008
Banning Soft Drinks in Schools Has Small Impact

Study finds only limited gains from no-sale policies

9/11/2008
Depressed Moms in Violent Homes Twice as Likely to Hit Kids

Spousal arguing also increased frequency with which mothers slapped children, study says

9/11/2008
Natural Childbirth Moms More Attuned to Babies' Cry

Finding may help shed light on postpartum depression in those choosing Caesareans

9/11/2008
Bullying Top Concern of Parents With Overweight Child

They view intimidation as even greater problem than obesity itself, study says

9/10/2008
9/9/2008
CDC Campaign Targets MRSA Infections

Well-informed parents are a child's best defense, official says

9/8/2008
Health Tip: Stay Safe on the School Bus

Good behavior can help prevent injury

9/5/2008
Non-Hospital Baby Abductions a New Concern

Study highlights the value of education and media involvement

9/5/2008
Think You Are Lead-Free? Check Your Soil

Yards, parks in older U.S. cities retain high amounts of the toxin, research shows

9/4/2008
Most U.S. Kids Getting Recommended Vaccinations

More than 77% are fully inoculated, federal officials say

9/3/2008
Kids of Stressed, Low-Income Moms Prone to Weight Problems

Anxiety may prompt the children to eat unhealthy foods, study suggests

9/2/2008
Paid Family Leave Program Goes Mostly Unused

Study finds only 5% of Californians took benefit of nation's 1st such law, passed in 2004

9/2/2008
Youth Suicides Continue to Rise in U.S.

One reason may be reluctance to prescribe antidepressants, study suggests

9/2/2008
Extremely Preemie Babies Prone to Behavior Woes Later On

Children born at or before 25 weeks were 4 times more likely to have problems at age 6, study found

9/2/2008
Health Tip: Buy a Safe Bathtub for Baby

Make sure it has safety features