Parenting Health News

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Article Title
3/4/2009
Kids' Risks Increase When Parents Are Bipolar

Knowing that mood disorders are more common in offspring may aid in detection, experts say

3/4/2009
Health Tip: Coping With Juvenile Arthritis

How to help your child adjust

3/3/2009
Impulsive Kindergartners May Turn to Gambling

It's just one of the serious consequences these children are prone to, study suggests

3/3/2009
Smoking, Drinking Should Matter in Movie Ratings, Parent Survey Finds

But, they underestimate potential impact film scenes have on their kids

3/2/2009
Swimming Lessons Don't Increase Drowning Risk, Study Says

But experts warn parents that instruction alone is no guarantee

3/2/2009
TV Watching Doesn't Fast-Track Baby's Skills

Study finds no value -- but also no harm -- from TV viewing by young children

2/27/2009
Teens From Smoke-Free Homes Carry on Tradition

Youths prefer living quarters without puffers once they move on, study finds

2/27/2009
Health Tip: Prevent Your Children From Choking

Suggestions to reduce their risk

2/27/2009
Health Tip: Dealing With Depression After Pregnancy

How to help get rid of the blues

2/26/2009
2/25/2009
Work May Not Be Best for Young Kids

Study suggests jobs such as baby-sitting, lawn mowing could spell trouble

2/23/2009
Are Internet-Addicted Kids More Violent?

Taiwanese study says yes, but American experts aren't so sure

2/23/2009
Watching R-Rated Movies Boosts Kids' Smoking Risk

The finding could point to a general parental permissiveness, researchers say

2/20/2009
Bill Clinton, Health Groups to Tackle Childhood Obesity

Public, private coalition hopes to meet weight-linked healthcare needs of 6.2 million kids

2/19/2009
Health Tip: Keeping Your Children Warm in Winter

Dress youngsters for cold weather

2/14/2009
Men Must Contend With a Biological Clock, Too

Older males face higher risk of fathering children with medical problems, research finds

2/12/2009
Baby Gestures Linked to Vocabulary Development

Kids from high-income families do better at both, but researchers not exactly sure why

2/6/2009
Parental Distrust May Explain Lack of Black Children in Clinical Trials

They express more doubt as to safety, transparency of medical research, study finds

2/6/2009
For Preschoolers, Even 'Play' Tends to Be Sedentary

Study finds great inactivity and little encouragement for kids to be otherwise

2/5/2009
What Moms Learned May Be Passed to Offspring

Mouse study concludes rich environmental memories can affect learning in children

2/5/2009
Health Tip: Wean Your Child From Breast-Feeding

Suggestions to ease the transition

2/4/2009
Tainted China Formula Caused High Rate of Kidney Stones in Kids

Almost 10% of infants who ingested melamine developed deposits, study finds

2/4/2009
RSV to Blame for 1 in 13 Pediatrician Visits

Respiratory virus strikes healthy kids, and it affects more youngsters than flu, study finds

2/3/2009
Childhood Beach Vacations May Boost Melanoma Risk

Each seaside stay increased skin moles by 5%, study found

2/3/2009
Health Tip: Safe Use of Air Bags

How you and your children should be seated

2/2/2009
Teen TV Time Tied to Adult Depression

More exposure meant more symptoms, study found

1/30/2009
Adult Fast-Food Diets Tied to Too Much TV as Teen

Hours of ads for greasy, sugary fare may be to blame, researchers say

1/26/2009
Moms Who Breast-Feed Less Likely to Neglect Child

Australian researchers suggest hormone released during act reinforces maternal bond

1/26/2009
Cell Phones, Traffic a Deadly Combo for Kids

They're more likely to be hit crossing intersections, study shows

1/26/2009
Hallucinations Are Rare Side Effects of ADHD Medications

Visual or tactile sensations of bugs an uncommon, but possible, reaction, study finds

1/26/2009
More Accidental Infant Deaths Blamed on Suffocation in Bed

Black boys under age of 4 months most susceptible, analysis finds

1/26/2009
Health Tip: Problems With a Picky Eater?

Suggestions to maintain proper nutrition

1/23/2009
CDC Warns of Rise in Childhood Infections Tied to Meningitis Germ

5 cases, 1 fatal, in Minnesota could be linked to shortage of vaccine, officials say

1/23/2009
Salmonella Common in U.S. Poultry

2 outbreaks highlight the dangers of infection from live birds, report shows

1/19/2009
Preschool Lunch Doesn't Always Pack Nutritious Punch

Study finds meals from home often lack fruits, veggies, whole grains

1/16/2009
Health Tip: Easing a Croupy Cough

Help make your child more comfortable

1/13/2009
Vicks VapoRub Linked to Infant Breathing Problems

Misuse may cause respiratory distress, researchers say; company says product is safe

1/9/2009
Parents Not Best Barometer of Kid's Eating, Exercise Habits

Survey found mismatch between perception, reality

1/7/2009
Health Tip: Help Stop Thumbsucking

Before it affects your child's teeth

1/5/2009
Health Tip: Help Prevent Toy Injuries

Make sure they're age-appropriate

12/31/2008
Health Tip: Choosing a Crib

Help keep baby safe

12/31/2008
Dubious Drugs, Tainted Foods Top 2008's Health Stories

But deaths from heart disease, cancer show encouraging drop

12/29/2008
Many Teens Don't Keep Virginity Pledges

Pledgers are also less likely to use birth control, study finds

12/25/2008
Consider Kids' Health on Tropical Trips

Make sure shots are up to date and avoid local dangers, expert advises

12/23/2008
Health Tip: Preparing Your Child For Therapy

Suggestions for how to reassure your youngster

12/21/2008
The Best Holiday Toys Are Safe Holiday Toys

New federal law requires extensive testing before they hit store shelves

12/19/2008
Moms-to-Be Who Drink May Damage Fetus' White Matter

Study says brain microstructural changes may lead to cognitive problems

12/19/2008
Almost Half of Kids Still Exposed to Secondhand Smoke

Survey says that despite progress, more is needed to clean up air in homes, cars

12/18/2008
'Hot' Toys May Not Be the Best Present

Giving the gift of your time with kids is one option to consider

12/16/2008
Among Cardiologists, Women Cite Discrimination

Survey finds roadblocks still plague female practitioners