Parenting Health News

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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

5/2/2007
Poorer Kids Have Poorer Sleep: Study

It could undermine their health, school performance, researchers say

4/30/2007
More Young Children Suffering From Tooth Decay

But report finds some signs of improvement in dental care

4/30/2007
Mentally Ill Kids Face Widespread Stigma

Most Americans also believe children are overmedicated, survey finds

4/30/2007
Health Tip: Treating Ear Infections in Children

Antibiotics may not always be necessary

4/26/2007
Health Tip: Precautions While Mowing the Lawn

Steps to help prevent injury

4/25/2007
New U.S. Standards Look to Limit Junk Foods in Schools

Guidelines encourage nutritious foods, drinks to help combat obesity epidemic

4/25/2007
Health Tip: Using Car Seats

Make sure your child is properly restrained

4/24/2007
TV Food Ads Lead to Weight Gain in Kids: Study

Prompted a 134 percent increase in amount of food eaten by obese children

4/20/2007
Traffic Accidents Take Deadly Toll on Teens

In the U.S., more than 5,000 teens die in crashes each year, experts say

4/20/2007
Health Tip: Treating Cradle Cap

Try baby oil or petroleum jelly

4/19/2007
Kids' Diarrhea Virus Makes Its Way Into Blood

Children can harbor rotavirus without gastro complaints, experts say

4/17/2007
Antidepressants Help More Kids Than They Harm

Largest review of its kind finds benefits outweighing risks

4/16/2007
Can Too Much Weight Cause Ear Infections in Kids?

A South Korean study suggests a link, but some U.S. doctors are skeptical

4/13/2007
90% of Elementary School Kids Are Bullied: Survey

Some experts doubt the problem is that pervasive, but all agree it needs to be eliminated

4/13/2007
Teens' 'Competence Skills' Key to Avoiding Drug Abuse: Study

Strong self-image, ability to say 'no' deciding factors in resisting peer pressure

4/10/2007
Health Tip: Constipation in Children

A better diet may help

4/9/2007
TV Diners Miss the Big Health Picture

Watching while eating negates potential nutritional benefits, study finds

4/7/2007
Cleaning Products Pose Child Poison Dangers

Here are some tips for keeping kids safe

4/6/2007
Vaccine Cuts U.S. Child Pneumonia Rate By 39%

Unexpected benefit makes the shot more valuable, experts say

4/5/2007
Health Tip: Choking Hazards for Kids

Avoid giving these foods to young children

4/3/2007
Kids' Head Injury is Often Repeated: Study

Having one such trauma doubles the risk for a second head injury, researchers find

4/3/2007
Health Tip: Choosing a Day Care Provider

Be sure to ask the right questions

4/3/2007
Health Tip: Preventing Baby Bottle Decay

Watch what your child drinks

4/2/2007
Young Black, Native-American Children at Higher Risk of Fatal Accidents

While the gap is closing, more education efforts are needed, study says

4/2/2007
Parental Depression Takes Toll on Kids

They're more likely to visit emergency rooms, specialists, study finds

3/30/2007
Health Tip: Your Child's Development

Make sure he gets enough exercise

3/30/2007
Health Tip: Reading to Your Baby

It's never too early, experts say

3/29/2007
Baby Chicks Linked to Salmonella

Parents should not give the birds to their children as pets, experts say

3/29/2007
Health Tip: Symptoms of Dyslexia

Possible warning signs of learning disability

3/29/2007
Health Tip: Toilet Training Your Child

Suggestions to make the transition easier

3/29/2007
Cervical Cancer Vaccine Continues to Spark Debate

Most agree that Gardasil is effective, but should its use be compulsory?

3/28/2007
Health Tip: Never Leave a Child Alone in the Tub

Suggestions to make bath time safe

3/23/2007
Health Tip: My Child's Sick

Should I take him to the doctor?

3/23/2007
Health Tip: If Your Child Has a Seizure

How to protect her from injury

3/20/2007
High Rate of Psychiatric Woes in Children Bereaved by 9/11

Rates of PTSD and other conditions doubled in the years after the attacks, study found

3/19/2007
Health Tip: Prevent Sports Injuries

Sports should be safe and fun