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  1. Hard Work Propels Asian-American Students to Head of Class: Study

    By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, May 5, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Asian-American students have a reputation as high achievers, and a new study suggests their success comes mainly from hard work rather than innate ability. It's well known that compared with white students, Asian-American kids

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  2. Spanking May Be More Common Than Parents Admit

    By Barbara Bronson Gray HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, April 29, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Ask any busy parent of preschool children: Early evening can be a stressful time. Now a small new study that audiotaped families soon after they returned home from work and day care suggests that spanking is surpr

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  3. 'Breast Milk Banks' Gain in Popularity

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, April 29, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A wave of new nonprofit breast milk banks are opening across North America, driven by research that has promoted the use of donated mother's milk for healthy babies. Five new milk banks are expected to open this year i

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  4. Kids' Happiness Doesn't Depend on 2 Natural Parents

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, April 25, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Children who live with a stepparent or a single parent are just as happy as kids in homes with two biological parents, a new British study finds. "It's the quality of the relationships in the home that matters -- not the

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  5. Naps Enhance Learning for Young Children: Study

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, April 9, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Naps play a crucial role in helping infants and preschoolers remember things they've just learned, according to new research. Investigators examined young children's ability to recognize instances that are similar, but

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  6. Toddlers Who Sleep Less May Eat More

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, March 25, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Toddlers who get too little sleep tend to eat more and are at increased risk for obesity, a new study indicates. The study included children in over 1,300 British families who had their sleep measured when they were 16 m

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  7. Rigid Parenting Style Linked to Obese Kids

    By Maureen Salamon HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, March 19, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Kids with demanding parents who are rigid about rules, stingy with affection and won't discuss limits are far more likely to be obese than children whose parents practice a more balanced parenting style, new research

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  8. TV Time, Feeding Habits Set Babies Up for Obesity?

    By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, March 17, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Many parents feed their babies in ways suspected of boosting the risk of obesity later in life, a new study finds. Researchers found that of nearly 900 parents of 2-month-olds, many reported at least one habit studies have l

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  9. When Smartphone Is Near, Parenting May Falter

    By Serena Gordon HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, March 10, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Mealtime is supposed to be family time, but a new study suggests that ever-present smartphones are impeding parent-child communication at the table. Researchers who observed more than 50 family-type groups eating out foun

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  10. Baby 'Sleep Machines' Could Damage Hearing: Study

    By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, March 3, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Some of the "sleep machines" marketed to soothe infants seem capable of generating enough noise to potentially damage a baby's hearing, a new study suggests. The popular devices promise to help infants fall asleep and stay as

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