Diabetes, Obesity During Pregnancy Linked with Autism, Developmental Delays in Children
April 09, 2012, Cari Nierenberg, MyHealthNewsDaily Contributor
A mother's health during pregnancy might affect her child's chances of having autism or developmental delays, a new study suggests.
Fatal Accidents Rise for Young Women Who Drink and Drive
April 03, 2012, MyHealthNewsDaily Staff
For underage females who've been drinking, the risk of being in a fatal car crash has grown recently and is now the same as that of underage males, a new study says.
Mothers' Caffeine Intake Doesn't Wake Babies at Night, Study Finds
April 02, 2012, Karen Rowan, MyHealthNewsDaily Managing Editor
Pregnant and nursing women who consume caffeine aren't causing their babies to wake up at night, a new study says.
Why Some Kids With Severe Autism 'Bloom'
April 02, 2012, Rachael Rettner, MyHealthNewsDaily Staff Writer
About 10 percent of autistic children progress from severely affected to high functioning.
Caterpillars the Culprit for Kids' Rashes, Report Finds
March 29, 2012, Rachael Rettner, MyHealthNewsDaily Staff Writer
Children can develop skin rashes after handling caterpillars.
Parents of Kids with Autism Earn Less
March 19, 2012, Rachael Rettner, MyHealthNewsDaily Staff Writer
Autism places a significant financial burden on families.
Youth Smoking Rates Still High, Government Report Finds
March 08, 2012, Rachael Rettner, MyHealthNewsDaily Staff Writer
More needs to be done to prevent youth smoking.
Best Age to Raise Kids? Older Parents Say 30s
March 08, 2012, Karen Rowan, MyHealthNewsDaily Managing Editor
In a new study, people who became parents after age 40 answered the question: What's the optimal age for parenting?
Encouraging Eye Contact May Disturb Autistic Kids' Thinking
March 07, 2012, MyHealthNewsDaily Staff
Although kids with autism can benefit from being encouraged to make eye contact, sometimes, they just need a minute to think.
Selfish Kids? Immature Brain Gets the Blame
March 07, 2012, Linda Thrasybule, MyHealthNewsDaily Contributor
Young children behave selfishly not because they understand the benefits of sharing, but because an immature region of their brain makes it hard to resist selfish impulses, a new study says.
ADHD Overdiagnosed in Youngest Kids in Class
March 05, 2012, MyHealthNewsDaily Staff
Kids who are the youngest in their class are more likely to be diagnosed with ADHD than their peers, and some researchers say they know why.
Kids with Sleep Apnea More Likely to Develop Behavioral Problems
March 05, 2012, Linda Thrasybule, MyHealthNewsDaily Contributor
Children with breathing problems during their sleep were more likely to develop hyperactivity and agression in a new study.
Teenage Brains Particularly Vulnerable to Concussions
February 28, 2012, Rachael Rettner, MyHealthNewsDaily Staff Writer
Teens may be more vulnerable to the effects of concussions than adults and younger children.
Moms Gain Health Benefits From Breast-Feeding, Too
February 27, 2012, MyHealthNewsDaily Staff
Breastfeeding brings a host of health benefits for moms, the American Academy of Pediatrics says.
Yoga for Babies: Is it Safe?
February 27, 2012, Rachael Rettner, MyHealthNewsDaily Staff Writer
Yoga, just like any movement, can stimulate muscle and nerve development in babies, but precautions should be taken to avoid injury.
Why Synthetic Marijuana Is More Dangerous Than the Real Thing
February 24, 2012, Linda Thrasybule, MyHealthNewsDaily Contributor
Synthetic marijuana, also called K2 or spice, nothing like the real thing. It's legal and easily accessible to kids, and much worse for their health.
4 Tips for Sneaking 'Health' into Your Kids' Food
February 22, 2012, Deborah Enos, CN, MyHealthNewsDaily Columnist
Getting kids to eat healthy food can be a battle, but here are a few tips.
3 New Dangerous Drug Habits in Teens
February 16, 2012, Allison Becker, MyHealthNewsDaily Contributor
It's well-known that teens experiment with alcohol and marijuana, but recently, children and teens have turned their attention to other drugs.
Why Prescription Drug Addiction Is Growing Among Teens
February 15, 2012, Maureen Salamon, MyHealthNewsDaily Contributor
Nearly 8 percent of teens now report they have abused a prescription drug.
The Old Drug Talk: 7 New Tips for Today's Parents
February 13, 2012, Lauren Cox, MyHealthNewsDaily Contributor
Experts in drug abuse prevention and rehabilitation gave MyHealthNewsDaily some helpful tips for parents to help children avoid drugs, or stop using them.
Kids' Lack of Sleep a Century-Old Problem, Study Finds
February 13, 2012, Cari Nierenberg, MyHealthNewsDaily Contributor
Recommendations about how much sleep kids need have changed since the late 1800s, but studies have consistently shown that kids get less sleep than recommended.
Spanking Linked to More Aggression in Kids
February 06, 2012, Linda Thrasybule, MyHealthNewsDaily Contributor
Children who are spanked or slapped can develop higher levels of aggression.
Children's Bed-Wetting May Be Caused by Constipation
February 03, 2012, Linda Thrasybule, MyHealthNewsDaily Contributor
After children in a study were treated with laxatives, most did not wet their beds for the next three months.
3 Changes to Children's Vaccine Recommendations Announced
February 01, 2012, Cari Nierenberg, MyHealthNewsDaily Contributor
Experts now recommend that pre-teen boys get vaccinated against HPV, that 16-year-olds receive a meningitis booster shot, and that almost all children receive a flu shot annually.
Carpooling Parents Less Vigilant About Booster Seats
January 30, 2012, Cory Hatch, MyHealthNewsDaily Contributor
A survey of parents show they don't use booster seats as often when carpooling.