Parenting Health News

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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

6/11/2008
Health Tip: Considering Adoption?

How to choose the right agency

6/10/2008
6/3/2008
Risk Factors for Eating Disorders Vary by Gender

Rejecting media images, resilience to negative comments should be focus of prevention

6/3/2008
6/2/2008
Health Tip: Protect Your Child From Burns

In the bath and around the house

6/2/2008
U.S. Childhood Cancers Vary by Sex, Region

Pediatric malignancies are more common in the Northeast, and boys are at higher risk than girls, study finds

5/29/2008
Health Tip: Giving Your Child Medicine

How to make it easier for both of you

5/28/2008
Brain May Ignore Bladder Signals, Causing Bedwetting

Study suggests overactive bladder may desensitize brain

5/28/2008
Secondhand Smoke Leaves Kids Prone to Severe Infections

And those infections force many children to be hospitalized, study finds

5/27/2008
Health Tip: Exposure to Secondhand Smoke

It's particularly dangerous for children

5/27/2008
Health Tip: Get Your Child Back to Bed

Sleeping with you isn't a good idea

5/22/2008
Health Tip: Listen to Your Child's Breathing

Check for warning signs of asthma

5/21/2008
Health Tip: Soothing a Child's Sunburn

Help the child feel better

5/21/2008
Health Tip: Heart-Healthy Diet Should Start in Infancy

Here's what the American Heart Association recommends

5/19/2008
5/14/2008
Heart Disease Starts Early in Life

And childhood obesity is a key culprit, study says

5/12/2008
Multiple Sclerosis Affects Children's Cognitive Skills

Low IQ more likely the younger a child is at diagnosis, study finds

5/8/2008
5/6/2008
Many Ob-Gyn Textbooks Lack Good Info on Breast-Feeding

That could mean the wrong advice getting passed on to new moms, experts say

5/6/2008
Many Teen Drivers Don't Think They're Inexperienced

But a lack of experience can be deadly, say authors of a new survey

5/5/2008
Ethnicity Plays Role in Parents' Treatment of Childhood Fever

Hispanics had the highest 'fever phobia,' study finds

5/5/2008
Low-Income Moms Rarely Speak to Infants During TV/Video Time

What they're watching impacts frequency of verbal interactions, study finds

5/5/2008
Breast-Feeding May Boost IQ

Study finds children who were nursed exclusively had higher test scores

5/5/2008
Adopted Children at Slightly Higher Mental Health Risk

But the vast majority of adoptees are 'doing fine,' researcher says

5/5/2008
Heart Hormone Elevated in Children Who Wet Bed

Snoring also related to problem, researchers report

5/5/2008
5/5/2008
One-Third of Parents Lack Facts About Child Development

Pediatricians could help bridge this knowledge gap, experts say

4/29/2008
Measurements Poor for Assessing Clinical Trials With Children

Few studies since 1950 had agreement on standard outcomes, review finds