Parenting Health News

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1/17/2007
Waiting for Ear Tubes Won't Affect Child Development

The implanted devices are often used to ease persistent fluid build-up

1/17/2007
Health Tip: Children Can Have High Blood Pressure, Too

Especially if it runs in the family

1/16/2007
Health Tip: Alleviate Homesickness

Prepare your children before they go away

1/13/2007
Parents Doubt Their Discipline of Kids Works: Study

One-third perceive methods as ineffective, much as their parents' tactics were with them

1/8/2007
Health Tip: When Your Teen Wants to Light Up

Suggestions to help change her mind

1/5/2007
Sleep Woes Differ in Depressed Youths

Study suggests different treatments needed to target specific nocturnal disturbances

1/4/2007
Health Tip: Treating Colic

Suggestions to soothe your fussy baby

1/3/2007
Meningitis Guidelines Cut Unnecessary Treatments

They distinguish viral from more deadly bacterial infections, study finds

1/2/2007
Send Summer Camp Homesickness Packing

Tips for parents to help their children enjoy their home away from home

1/1/2007
Keep Sugary Drinks Out of Sippy Cups

Bathing young teeth in sweet liquids boosts tooth decay, dentists warn

12/29/2006
Ad Campaigns Help Get Kids Active

Media spots moved youngsters toward healthy exercise, CDC team say

12/28/2006
More U.S. Kids Developing Kidney Stones

The likely cause: too little water, too much salt, experts say

12/28/2006
Low-Income Preschoolers Prone to Obesity

And Latino children face greater risk than blacks or whites, study finds

12/28/2006
12/20/2006
Obesity No.1 Kids' Health Issue: Survey

Most polled think parents are key to reversing current trends

12/19/2006
For Holiday Toys, Think Safety First

Hundreds of thousands of American children suffer injuries every year

12/18/2006
Health Tip: Monitor Your Child's TV Watching

Set limits on time, acceptable programs

12/16/2006
Helping Grieving Children Through the Holidays

New guidebook offers tips on aiding kids who've lost a loved one

12/15/2006
Kids With High IQs Grow Up to Be Vegetarians

The smarter they are, the more likely they'll shun meat as adults, British researchers contend

12/10/2006
Go for Gifts That Get Kids Hopping

Toys that boost physical activity keep on giving, experts say

12/9/2006
College Students Can Pack Stress for Holiday Home Stay

Newfound independence may mean a change in plans for all in the family

12/8/2006
Infant Car Seats Might Pose Breathing Risks

Small study found leaving sleeping babies alone in them could lead to blocked airways

12/7/2006
Parents Key to Protecting Teen Drivers: Experts

Set limits on kids driving with friends or at night, pediatric group advises

12/7/2006
Teens Who Smoke, Drink Alone at Higher Risk

Solitary use predicts future troubles, study finds

12/5/2006
Depression, Mental Woes More Common in First-Time Moms

The risk is highest in first months after birth, study finds

12/5/2006
Teen Use of Eating Disorders Web Sites on the Rise

And parents often unaware children are visiting dangerous sites, study finds

12/5/2006
Average U.S. Child Consumes Too Many Calories

Excess of up to 165 calories day --about a can of soda -- creates 'energy gap,' leading to overweight

12/4/2006
Movie, TV Smoking Doubles Kids' Chances of Lighting Up

Study finding underscores need to have FDA regulate sale and marketing of tobacco products, expert says

12/4/2006
Fast Food Inside Hospitals Fuels Concern

An onsite McDonald's at a kids' hospital had patients rating the meals as healthier

12/4/2006
Ads Are Selling U.S. Kids Poor Health: Experts

TV, print, Web ads push bad food, alcohol and cigarettes, pediatrics group warns

12/3/2006
Choosing Safe Christmas Toys Isn't Child's Play

Expert offers tips to picking out appropriate playthings

12/1/2006
Diabetes Drug Halts Weight Gain in Kids Taking Antipsychotics

Metformin may allow children to stay healthy mentally and physically, study finds

12/1/2006
Hormone Imbalance Could Spur Some Bed-Wetting

Finding may explain why some children don't respond to treatment

11/30/2006
Taping Doctors' Conversations Helps Parents of Newborns in Intensive Care

But Web-based communication is even more effective, one expert says

11/30/2006
Sleep Problems Can Strike Preschoolers, Too

Most don't get enough sleep, experts suspect

11/30/2006
Contraception Driving U.S. Decline in Teen Pregnancies

Study finds abstinence is also playing a minor, but important, role

11/29/2006
Smoking May Boost Problem Drinking in Teens

Nicotine could put young brains on track for alcoholism, study suggests

11/28/2006
One in Four Overweight Kids Gets Poor Sleep

Regular exercise will bring most trouble-free slumber, experts say

11/28/2006
Video Game Violence Goes Straight to Kids' Heads

Brain scans show games boost emotion, lower self-control

11/21/2006
Health Tip: Watch What Your Child Drinks

Calories in fruit juice, soda add up

11/17/2006
Eye Tests Predict Later Vision Trouble for Preemies

Astigmatism at young age is likely to continue, study finds

11/16/2006
Smoking Quadruples Kids' Asthma Risk

Even short-term smoking boosts the odds, researchers add

11/15/2006
Health Tip: Help the Medicine Go Down

How to make it taste better

11/13/2006
Flu Drug Tamiflu May Cause Odd Behavior in Children

Meanwhile, CDC calls flu vaccine plentiful, despite some delays in shipments

11/12/2006
Clogged Arteries Showing Up in Kids

Fatty diets, lack of exercise are boosting children's heart risks, study shows

11/10/2006
Higher IQs Protect Kids From Traumatic Events

Smarter children are less vulnerable to trauma and its aftermath, study suggests

11/6/2006
Kids' Smoking, Drinking Linked to R-Rated Movies

Most parents want to restrict children's viewing but don't succeed, researchers say

11/6/2006
Hot Air Spells Death for Head Lice

New device exterminates the bugs and their eggs, developers say

11/6/2006
School Bus Injuries Much More Common Than Thought

New numbers are two to three times higher than previous figures, study finds

11/3/2006
Regular Exercise Helps Obese Teens' Hearts

But a push from parents is crucial to keeping kids healthy, experts say