Parenting Health News

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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

10/30/2008
Halloween Candy: It's Not How Much Kids Eat, It's When

Prolonged exposure to acid in the mouth is the culprit, pediatric dentist says

10/29/2008
Breast-Fed Baby May Mean Better Behaved Child

Psychological woes less likely compared to bottle-fed kids, study found

10/27/2008
Health Tip: If Your Child Takes Medicine

Safety suggestions for dosage and storage

10/26/2008
Family Flu Shots Protect Babies Before Leaving Hospital

Vaccinating those in closest contact with newborns provides 'cocooning effect'

10/24/2008
Kids Who Drink Before 15 Face Poor Health as Adults

They're 2 to 3 times more likely to develop substance dependence, study says

10/24/2008
10/24/2008
Health Tip: Talking With Your Daughter About Menstruation

Suggestions for how to approach the subject

10/22/2008
Health Tip: Help Prevent Nosebleeds

Suggestions for children

10/22/2008
Health Tip: Fluoride Use by Children

How much do they need?

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