Parenting Health News

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Article Title
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

8/5/2008
Health Tip: Keep Baby From Heat Rash

Help the infant stay cool and dry

8/4/2008
Children in Blended Families Still Close to Biological Mothers

Family situation shapes parental involvement less than thought, study finds

8/4/2008
Many Kids Under 15 Watch Violent Movies

In some cases, parents encourage the habit, U.S. survey shows

8/4/2008
OTC Cold Medicines Sending Children to Emergency Rooms

The FDA recently advised that kids under 2 not use these products

8/1/2008
Wives Often Head Home When Husband's Workload Grows

However, the reverse isn't usually true, study says

7/31/2008
Health Tip: Feeding Your Baby

What the infant should eat, and how often

7/23/2008
Health Tip: Bottled or Tap?

Common pollutants are riskier for some

7/23/2008
Family Meals Can Help Teen Girls Avoid Drugs, Alcohol

But the study didn't find a similar effect on boys

7/22/2008
Health Tip: Keep Baby Safe in the Crib

Suggestions to prevent injury

7/21/2008
Stretch That Grocery List in Lean Times

Tips to serve your family healthy meals for less

7/21/2008
Health Tip: If Your Child Wears Glasses

How to encourage their use

7/19/2008
Access Is Key to Kids' Decision to Smoke

Smoking friends or stores selling cigarettes make the habit more likely, study finds

7/18/2008
Breast-Fed Babies Have Fewer GI Infections

But they're more likely to be iron-deficient, study finds

7/18/2008
Prenatal Alcohol Exposure Endangers Neurotrophin Levels

These peptides are critical for normal development of the brain, study says

7/17/2008
Low-Fat Milk OK for Some Toddlers

Pediatricians look to help those at risk of obesity or with high cholesterol

7/16/2008
Premature Birth Linked to Some Unexpected Later Problems

Education, even income levels, appear to be affected by early birth, study finds

7/16/2008
Health Tip: Signs of Problems at Daycare

Make sure your child is safe

7/15/2008
Health Tip: Toddler-Proof Your Home

Protect your child from injury

7/15/2008
Background TV Distracts Kids From Play

It may interfere with the development of attention skills, study suggests

7/14/2008
Health Tip: Teens and Sleep

Signs that you're not getting enough

7/11/2008
Workshop Helps Parents, Kids Talk About Sex

Lunch break dialogues drew both together to discuss attitudes, health issues

7/10/2008
A Young Life Lost to Prescription Drug Abuse

Harrison Neal, 17, is one of a growing list of victims from this addiction, experts say

7/10/2008
Health Tip: Parenting Twins

Help each establish a unique identity

7/8/2008
A Sweet Way to Shield Baby's Teeth

Syrup containing sugar substitute xylitol actually helps prevent cavities, researchers say

7/7/2008
Child Care May Lead to Unwanted Weight Gain in Infants

Lack of breast-feeding and early introduction of solid foods may be to blame, study says

7/7/2008
Baby's Smile Lights Up Mom's Brain

A crying infant didn't evoke same response, study found

7/7/2008
Pediatricians Recommend Cholesterol Drugs for Some Kids

Children as young as 2 should be tested for high cholesterol, group says

7/7/2008
ADHD Might Raise Kids' Obesity Risk

Parents should be aware of small risk for those not on meds, expert says

7/7/2008
'Sideline' Rage Triggers Mirror Those of Angry Drivers

Parents who rant at kids' sporting events let ego get in the way, study says

7/7/2008
Health Tip: Safety on Wheels

Prevent injuries from roller sports

7/4/2008
On Independence Day, Think Fireworks Safety First

Experts say leave the July 4 celebrations to the pros

7/4/2008
Health Tip: Have a Safe Fourth of July

Keep kids away from fireworks

7/3/2008
SIDS Linked to Brain Chemical Dysfunction

Improper regulation of serotonin triggered sudden death in mice, researchers report

7/3/2008
Playing It Safe With High School Sports

Coaches, athletic trainers focus on prevention, better treatment for young athletes

6/27/2008
Start Packing for Great American Backyard Campout

National Wildlife Federation says turn off TVs, computers, venture into nature

6/27/2008
Health Tip: Depression Among Teens

Factors that increase their risk

6/26/2008
Many Teens Getting Free Alcohol From Adults

Federal survey finds some getting alcohol from their parents

6/26/2008
6/26/2008
Health Tip: Prevent Falls From Windows

Here are some safety suggestions

6/25/2008
Health Tip: Swing Set Safety

Take precautions to keep your child safe

6/24/2008
New Scheduler Helps Track Kids' Shots

Computerized program tells them when to give vaccines after child misses appointment

6/23/2008
6/20/2008
Measle's Spread Doesn't Depend on Airways

Instead, certain immune cells may be key, new study shows

6/20/2008
6/17/2008
Health Tip: Colicky Baby?

Understanding the condition will help

6/13/2008
Parents Worry About Tweens Left Alone

Poll finds they fret about kids' knowledge of safety, privacy, emergency practices, but will leave them alone anyway

6/12/2008
Health Tip: Back Pain in Children

Don't ignore symptoms