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When it comes to food, do your children want what they can't have?
...r of the study, "This research does not imply that parents
should let children have whatever they want whenever theywant it. Structure is as important in child feeding as it is in any other aspect of parenting. Parents should provide children witha variety of nutritious foods and with enough guidance to help...
Doctors find muscle-builder cream caused sex development in toddler
...hair sprouted. His penis grew. His worried parents
sought medical help. "Testing showed that...the child's exposure to thetestosterone cream, his parents
took him back to the doctors for follow-upevaluation, D'Ercole said. Although his penis remained the...
One in seven adolescents still doesn't have health insurance
...ly to have no doctor or clinic where they andtheir parents
know they can go for care; and four times more lik...kely to offer healthinsurance as a benefit. When parents
were asked why their adolescent children were not covered byhealth insurance, most cited the high c...
New study shows abuse homicides more common than records reveal
...ere is the outcry for these 800 children killed by parents
or othercaregivers?" Support for the study came from the U.S. Department of Justice, the N.C.Department of Crime Control and Public Safety, the Governor's Crime Commission,the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the N.C. State...
Better psychiatric support needed for children who lose a parent
... that both the bereaved children and the surviving parents
showed more psychiatric difficulties than the team...athers and that psychological distress in bereaved parents
is associated with psychological difficulties in their children. In terms of the support given to th...
Study shows benefit of pioneering U-M program for newborns at risk of hearing impairment
... weeks later. For those who pass, theU-M sends the parents
a questionnaire about hearing-loss symptoms when t...-risk babies for testing - and ifpediatricians and parents
are educated about the early outward symptoms of bothimmediate and delayed infant hearing problems. ...
Bullying is not limited to unpopular loners, say researchers; many childrenbully each other especially in middle school
...h theirbehavior. And we did find that teachers and parents
can be a source of supportfor students who are being bullied." An effective intervention for bullying, said Dr. Espelage, "would be tochange the school climate, since it isn't just a few problem kids that arecausing this rise in aggressive behavio...
High-achieving children off to a good Head Start academically and socially, but study shows some are not 'turned on' by school
...avior than other students.Teachers also viewed the parents
of high achievers as more supportive inencouraging...ool than other parents, she said,even though these parents
didn't report this behavior. Parents also rated their high-achieving children as better skilled soc...
One of first bone marrow transplants for juvenile rheumatoid arthritis in the United States is approved for Oregon girl
...onstant emotional and physical pain,"said Mollie's parents
Kathy and Sam Hauck."We hope Mollie's experience with this treatment will open the doors for otherchildren who suffer from JRA and other autoimmune diseases." Mollie suffers from an extreme case of systemic onset juvenilerheumatoid arthritis....
Study finds parental influence still important during adolescence
... New research suggests that parents
continue toinfluence thei... other hand, the influence of parents
did not show any pattern of change, but remained steady through theteen ...
UCSF/Mount Zion violence prevention project receives grant to establish clinic
for child witnesses of domestic violence
...ldrenbetween the ages of 6 and 12. In addition, 25 parents
will enroll in theUCSF/MZVPP's parenting classes that provide education about child development,discipline techniques, and alternatives to corporal punishment. Annually, San Francisco General Hospital Medical Center will treat an estimated35 childre...
Education may help the fight against high blood pressure
...NDO, Fla., Sept.15 -- Higher educational levels of parents
may be associatedwith a reduced risk of high blood...sure. "Our study is the first to show that having parents
with some college educationcan help teens compensate for the negative effects of living in a lowsoci...
Parents serve as models for adolescents' health behavior
... whoseparents smoke, tend to smoke; and kids whose parents
regularly exercise tend toexercise as well. These findings held true even after the researcherscontrolled for the family's social status, which has been shown in previousresearch to predict health behavior. In two-parent households, the effects of p...
Peering into the amazing mind behind those baby blue eyes
..., is not another how-to book. It's a book aimed at parents
and other adultswho want to know how children's mi...rst three years oflife and how, often unknowingly, parents
and others help the process along. "We are born to teach" said Kuhl, "We do this naturally...
Diabetes therapy may impair memory function in children
...in the study had a severehypoglycemic episode, the parents
were required to report it to the nurses. "Atthe end of two years, kids in the IT group had a three-fold higher rate ofsevere hypoglycemic incidents, though not every child had such an incident,"said Tamara Hershey, Ph.D., the paper's lead author and...
Young children who are in regular contact with farm animals are less likely to develop allergies later in life
..., under the responsibility of Dr JosefRiedler. The parents
of the children were asked in a detailed questionnaire to provideinformation about the children's daily lives and about any allergies they weresuffering from. At the same time, 1137 of the children were subjected to whatthe doctors call "skin prick t...
Elderly less likely than other adults to have economic problems
... economic burden on their parents
than the government assumes when it calculates poverty statistics. "The poverty formula the government uses simplydoesn't keep up with the demands of children. Children make ...
Americans expect to live a year longer than statistics suggest
... expect to live longer than their parents
andgrandparents, Mirowsky said, but this was not reflected in theirlife expectancy estimates. Although the findings suggest people have a generally g...
Cancer treatment may cause learning problems in children
...he significant gap continued into thenext year. As parents
agonize over which cancer treatment to authorize, scientists striveto better understand the effects. By the year 2000, one in 1,000 young adultswill be a survivor of childhood cancer. Radiation therapy's harmful effects oncognitive abilities are we...
Baby walkers may impede child development
Although many parents
use baby walkers as a way to give their infants ex... According to the researchers, 70 to 90 percent of parents
of one-year-olds usebaby walkers. A 1994 report by the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC)cit...
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