Parenting Health News

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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

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