Child Development News

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10/19/2017
Self-Harm on the Rise Among Teen Girls

Behavior was strongly linked to greater suicide risk, UK study found

10/17/2017
Scoliosis Screenings Can Help Catch Spine Problem Early

Treatments vary, depending on severity of the condition

10/10/2017
Homing In on Homework Help

Hint: Don't do it for them

10/6/2017
10/4/2017
Too Little of This Vitamin Could Harm Young Hearts

Leafy green veggies are a good source of the vital nutrient

10/2/2017
Bilingual Kids Learn New Languages Better

Scans revealed differences in their brain wave patterns that seemed to give them an advantage

9/29/2017
Researchers Learn More About Gender's Role in Autism Risk

When oldest female child has the disorder, risk is raised for younger siblings, especially boys: study

9/28/2017
Whooping Cough Shot Works, But Many Moms-to-Be Skip It: CDC

Timely vaccination can prevent three-quarters of cases in newborns

9/27/2017
High Blood Pressure in Pregnancy May Boost Child's Obesity Risk

Even high readings in the last trimester linked to greater odds, study found

9/26/2017
Genetics a Cause of Autism in Most Cases: Study

Re-analysis of stats from earlier study shows new estimate of DNA impact

9/21/2017
When Adults Show Determination, Babies Copy

'It's OK to let your kids see you sweat,' researcher says

9/20/2017
When Moms Don't Sleep Well, Neither Do Their Kids

That could take a toll on child's development, researchers say

9/19/2017
Obesity Rates Have Stopped Rising for Young Americans

But progress is fragile and rates still too high, report authors say

9/19/2017
Are Today's Teens Putting the Brakes on Adulthood?

They're often postponing traditional 'milestones' to growing up, study suggests

9/14/2017
Vision Problems Common in Babies Infected With Zika

Impairments range in severity, two studies found

9/14/2017
Could Swine Flu Be Linked to Type 1 Diabetes?

Study suggests Norwegians hit by H1N1 flu pandemic more likely to develop the autoimmune disease

9/13/2017
Does Mother's Mental Health Affect Pregnancy?

Having depression, panic disorder or anxiety disorder won't hurt your baby, researcher says

9/12/2017
Is an Occasional Drink OK During Pregnancy?

Evidence isn't yet clear, but a new review says there's a slight chance of possible harm

9/8/2017
Could Folic Acid Fight a Cause of Autism?

Prenatal supplements may help reduce harms of pesticide exposure, study suggests

9/6/2017
Team Sports for Kids: A Winning Combo

Life lessons can be learned on the playing field

9/6/2017
Smoking Bans Help Kids Breathe Easier

Analysis found anti-smoking policies were linked to drops in childhood chest infections, asthma attacks

9/6/2017
Harvey's Wrath Still Poses Risks to Children

Toxins left by flood waters a particular concern, doctors say

9/5/2017
Helping Kids Adapt to a New School

Ease the transition to a different grade or district

9/5/2017
Mom-to-Be's Cellphone May Not Harm Fetal Brain

Devices' electromagnetic fields aren't linked to problems with language or motor skills in study

9/1/2017
Does General Anesthesia Affect Babies' Brains?

Small study finds reduction in white matter among children operated on as infants

8/29/2017
Many Parents Not Happy With Later School Start Times

More shut-eye means healthier, more alert students, but survey finds half of parents pushing back

8/25/2017
Some Newborns Don't Get Heart Defect, Hearing Loss Tests

Such screens are critical to early intervention efforts, CDC officials say

8/22/2017
Close Friendships in High School Make for Happier Adults

Meanwhile, popular kids may end up with more anxiety later, study suggests

8/21/2017
Having Same-Sex Parents Won't Affect Kids' Gender Identity: Study

Research showed no differences from children raised by heterosexual couples

8/13/2017
Calming Those Back-to-School Jitters

Child development expert offers advice on how to ease anxiety as classes start

8/11/2017
Therapy for Kids With Autism Pays Off for Moms, Dads

Study found when parents become therapy partners, they become less depressed, learn to keep emotions in check

8/9/2017
By Age 12, Poor May Show Signs of Heart Risks Ahead

Neck arteries are narrower than those of wealthier children, study says

8/8/2017
Low Blood Sugar in Newborns Tied to Brain Problems Later

These babies 2 to 3 times more apt to struggle with planning, memory, attention at age 4, study finds

8/8/2017
Can Scans Predict Some Autism Cases?

When the disorder is caused by a certain genetic defect, MRI may spot brain abnormalities, researchers say

8/7/2017
How Preschoolers Begin Learning the Rules of Reading, Spelling

Exposing them to written words early on will give them a strong start, researcher says

8/4/2017
Prenatal Exposure to Certain Flame Retardants Linked to Lower IQs

Chemicals known as PBDEs can affect generations to come, researcher says

8/4/2017
Picky Eater? It Might Just Be Your Child's Personality

Temperament determines which kids will resist new foods, study suggests

8/4/2017
Can Breast Milk Feed a Love of Vegetables?

Think of it as an early stealth strategy in the war against picky eating, researchers say

7/31/2017
Genetic Testing Can Help Pinpoint Epilepsy Earlier

Faster diagnosis leads to faster treatment, researcher says

7/28/2017
Vision Problems Can Harm Kids' Development, Grades

Eye experts say children should have routine exams to detect trouble early

7/27/2017
Hearing Loss Rates Holding Steady for U.S. Teens: Study

Vaccine that prevents ear infections may have counterbalanced surge in headphone use, expert says

7/21/2017
Making the Most of Childhood Wellness Visits

Advance preparation can help get your questions answered

7/20/2017
Antidepressants in Pregnancy Tied to Slight Increase in Autism

But difference in risk is quite small, experts say

7/19/2017
Can Fetal Alcohol Damage Be Undone?

Two common medications show promise in lab rats, researchers report

7/17/2017
Teens Keep Building Bone After They Stop Growing: Study

10 percent of bone mass accumulates after teens reach their adult height, making healthy habits a must

7/17/2017
Impaired Eyesight May Be First Sign of Zika Damage in Babies

All infants with prenatal exposure to the virus need a vision exam, researchers say

7/12/2017
No Sign That Antidepressants in Pregnancy Harm Kids' Brains: Study

Large Swedish study found no link between mom's use of the drugs and kid's intellectual disability

7/11/2017
Do Moms Who Smoke in Pregnancy Raise Their Odds for a Troubled Teen?

Study found link between smoking and antisocial, criminal behavior in offspring

7/10/2017
Can a Spritz of 'Love Hormone' Help Kids With Autism?

Researchers seek to boost social abilities in small study

7/10/2017
Sugary Drinks in Pregnancy Tied to Heavier Kids Later

2 or more sweet drinks a day in second trimester linked to an extra 2 pounds in 8-year-olds