Parenting Health News

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7/5/2007
Pet Turtles Pose Salmonella Danger to Kids

They're banned from sale by law but still appear at flea markets, pet shops, experts say

7/4/2007
Health Tip: Preventing Swimmer's Ear

An infection that commonly occurs after pool use

7/3/2007
When It Comes to Fireworks, Leave the Shows to the Pros

An estimated 10,800 injuries were treated in U.S. hospital emergency rooms in 2005

7/3/2007
Video Games Cut Into Teens' Reading, Studying

Another study finds use of violent 'Mature'-rated games is common

7/2/2007
ATVs Not the Only Off-Road Danger to Kids

Go-carts, scooters, other vehicles are leading cause of harm, study shows

6/28/2007
6/28/2007
CDC Panel Recommends Meningitis Vaccine for All Teens

New guideline includes children from 11 through 18 years of age

6/27/2007
Video Games' Addictive Nature Unclear: AMA

Doctors' group backs away from tougher stance, citing need for more research

6/26/2007
Health Tip: Dangers of Sleeping With Baby

Suffocation and strangulation are possible

6/26/2007
Health Tip: Stop Your Child From Biting

Suggestions to break the habit

6/25/2007
Sugary Drinks Fattening Up Preschoolers

Fruit-flavored drinks, sodas between meals are a big culprit, study finds

6/22/2007
Study Compares Teen Driver Safety

Young passengers safer if the teen is an older sibling, research shows

6/22/2007
Candy Cigarettes May Lead to the Real Thing

Adult smokers much more likely to have played with them as kids, study finds

6/22/2007
Health Tip: Preventing Illness at Day Care

Precautions can reduce the spread of germs

6/21/2007
Health Tip: Helping Your Child Through Puberty

Explain that such changes are normal

6/20/2007
Digging Holes in the Sand Can Be Deadly

31 people, mostly kids, have suffocated over the past 10 years, experts say

6/20/2007
Health Tip: Creating a Healthy Body Image

Help prevent eating disorders

6/20/2007
Health Tip: Feeding Picky Eaters

Suggestions to get them eating

6/19/2007
Smokers' Infants Have High Nicotine Levels

Mom's habit quadruples concentration of cotinine in urine, study finds

6/18/2007
Caring for Grandkids Won't Strain Grandparents' Health

Study even found modest improvements in health over time

6/15/2007
Health Tip: Dealing With Temper Tantrums

How to avoid emotional outbursts

6/13/2007
Health Tip: Keeping Kids Safe

Rid your home of potential hazards

6/11/2007
Antibiotic Use in Infants May Up Asthma Risk

The drugs might kill off bad and good bacteria, study suggests

6/11/2007
Add Meningitis Shot to Summer Camp To-Do List

The potentially lethal disease can strike youngsters, experts warn

6/8/2007
Cut Down on Lawn Mower Injuries This Summer

Watch out for flying rocks, steep slopes, experts warn

6/8/2007
Postpartum Depression: A Risk for New Dads, Too

In one large study, 10 percent of fathers reported symptoms

6/7/2007
Experts Offer Parents Guidance on Avoiding Congenital Heart Defects

Folic acid supplements, consultation with doctors important

6/6/2007
Health Tip: When Teens Are Depressed

Don't try to get through it alone

6/5/2007
Most Guns in Homes With Young Kids Not Stored Safely

70% of parents surveyed say they don't take adequate precautions, researchers report

6/5/2007
More Research That Secondhand Smoke Harms Kids

Even minor exposure can compromise cardiovascular system, study says

6/4/2007
Many Teen Girls Use Steroids

Self-image, not sports, is the motivation, study says

6/1/2007
Poor Bond With Siblings May Boost Depression Risk

The exact nature of the link isn't clear, study's authors say

5/31/2007
Health Tip: Leaving Your Child Home Alone

How to know when she's old enough

5/30/2007
Preschoolers Don't Need Math to Do Math

They already have good grasp of how much is 'more' or 'less,' study shows

5/30/2007
Health Tip: Safe Toys For Your Child

Here's how to help prevent accidents

5/29/2007
Most Errors in Pediatric Chemo Make It to Patients

Dispensing, administration mistakes were most likely cause, study found

5/27/2007
Autism's Rise May Reflect Broader Definition, Better Diagnosis

Experts weigh in on possible causes for the mysterious disorder

5/20/2007
Hot Water Wash Rids Laundry of Allergens: Study

Other research suggests that dustier homes help kids avoid allergy

5/20/2007
Most Teens Want a Later Start to School Days

Sleep experts agree the move would boost grades

5/18/2007
Mental Development Similar Among Boys, Girls

U.S. study is first major examination of typical changes through childhood

5/16/2007
Secondhand Smoke Harms Underweight Babies

They suffer more when young from wheezing, infections, study finds

5/15/2007
5/13/2007
New Cholesterol Check Gauges Kids' Heart Risk

But the new tool might be too cumbersome for some doctors, one expert says

5/8/2007
Pediatricians Not Tracking Kids' BMI

Surveys find most failing to measure patients' body weight

5/7/2007
Teen TV Buffs Prone to Learning Problems

The time could be better spent reading and doing homework, study suggests

5/7/2007
U.S. Kids Have Watched Stars Smoking Billions of Times

Brad Pitt, Lord of the Rings lead offenders, study finds

5/7/2007
TV Use Pervasive Among Tiniest Tots

Almost two-thirds of kids under 2 watch TV daily, study finds

5/6/2007
Dads' Parenting Style Influences Childhood Obesity

Clear limits, parental follow-through can help curb overweight epidemic

5/5/2007
Dramatic Rise in U.S. Kids Hospitalized for Type 2 Diabetes

Study authors lay the blame on the obesity epidemic

5/4/2007
Health Tip: Symptoms of Ear Infection in Children

Painful swallowing is a common sign