Parenting Health News

Date Posted
Article Title
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

9/1/2008
Health Tip: When Your Baby Needs Shots

Make the ordeal less painful

8/27/2008
Study Links Spanking to Physical Abuse

Those who paddled were 3 times likelier to use harsher punishments

8/27/2008
8/25/2008
Health Tip: When Your Child Worries

Help ease the child's fears

8/24/2008
Healthy Lunches Help Kids' Concentration in School

Parents should go light on fats and remember their example is best teacher, expert says

8/22/2008
Home Smoking Ban Keeps Teens From Lighting Up

But parental behavior remains strong influence on kids' attitudes, study says

8/22/2008
8/21/2008
Spoonful of Sugar Really Might Help Medicine Go Down

Some children have evolutionary distaste for bitter remedies, foods, study finds

8/20/2008
8/19/2008
Obesity Rates Up in 37 States: Report

At least 20% of adults are obese in every state except Colorado

8/18/2008
Poor Sleep Linked to High Blood Pressure in Teens

Similar results have been found in studies of adults

8/18/2008
Health Tip: Check Baby's Toys for Safety

Avoid playthings that can cause injury

8/13/2008
Health Tip: Beating Backpack Pain

Wear it the right way

8/12/2008
Health Tip: Read to Your Toddler

Encourage reading when your child is young

8/8/2008
Chickenpox Protection: Get That Booster

Immunity can fade after first injection, so second shot now recommended

8/8/2008
Breast-Feeding: The Stress Buster That Lasts for Years

Researchers say mothers milk makes for even-keeled kids

8/8/2008
Easing Your Teens Into the Back-to-School Schedule

Before classes start, reset those summer sleep times to soften the transition

8/7/2008
Men More Likely Than Women to Adopt Children

Report says it may be that some men adopt women's kids from previous relationship

8/7/2008
Health Tip: Managing Your Child's Migraines

Suggestions to help prevent them

8/6/2008
Autistic Children Make Limited Eye Contact

Finding could offer doctors a chance to treat the disorder earlier

8/5/2008
Many Women Struggle With Challenge of a Newborn

They feel isolated and stressed, as well as physically and emotionally drained, report finds

8/5/2008
Nurturing Parents Can Cut Risk of Aggression in Girls

Teens who mature early without positive feedback more likely to choose bullying behavior