Child Development News

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7/8/2015
Asbestos Found in Kids' Crayons, Toy Kits: Report

Health experts, big retailer say they're concerned about findings on products from China

7/2/2015
Behind Many High-Achieving Children...

Is a parent who nurtured their development, study suggests

7/2/2015
Children with Autism Respond Differently to Smells: Study

Kids with ASDs didn't change their sniff response when odors were unpleasant

7/1/2015
Are Too Many Young Americans Getting Antipsychotics for ADHD?

Study shows rise in prescriptions for the powerful medications, even though they're not OK'd for this use

6/29/2015
U.S. Kids Suffer High Rates of Assault, Abuse, Study Finds

Long-term effects include poor mental and physical health, experts say

6/29/2015
Parents, Stop Hovering: 'Risky' Play May Have Benefits for Kids

Less free-time supervision helps social development, and children get more exercise, experts say

6/26/2015
'Overwhelming' Evidence That Same-Sex Parenting Won't Harm Kids

Review of thousands of studies on the issue finds broad consensus among experts

6/24/2015
Smoking Around Toddlers May Raise Their Obesity Risk

Study can't prove cause-and-effect, but changes to kids' hormones might be the link

6/22/2015
Poor Health as Teen, Poor Job Prospects Later, Study Suggests

Chronic mental or physical problems were tied to worse education, employment goals in adult life

6/18/2015
Many Parents Who Smoke Expose Kids to Fumes at Home

4 in every 10 U.S. households with a smoking parent had no 'smoke-free' rules in place, study finds

6/15/2015
'Green Space' at School May Help Kids Learn, Study Suggests

Expert says findings bolster the case for parks, playgrounds

6/15/2015
Breast-Feeding May Have Dental Benefits, Study Suggests

But kids also had fewer 'misaligned' teeth if they reduced pacifier use, researchers say

6/11/2015
U.S. Kids Not Drinking Enough Water Each Day

Under-hydration can pose real health risks for children, study authors say

6/9/2015
Parents' Age May Be Factor in Child's Autism Risk

Greater odds of disorder in kids of teen moms, older moms and parents with big age gap, study suggests

6/8/2015
More Evidence That General Anesthesia May Affect Young Brains

Anesthesia and surgery still safest for necessary procedures, experts say

6/5/2015
Special Diets, Supplements Not Always Helpful for Kids With Autism

These interventions are often tied to too little, or too much of certain nutrients, study finds

6/3/2015
'Fracking' Linked to Low Birth Weight Babies

Pregnant women who live near multiple natural gas wells tend to have smaller infants, research suggests

6/3/2015
Pesticides Linked to ADHD, Study Says

Research found greater exposure tied to more hyperactivity and impulsivity in boys

6/3/2015
6/3/2015
Bullied Teens at Risk for Later Depression, Study Finds

Getting picked on at age 13 tied to raised odds of poor mental health at 18, U.K. researchers report

6/2/2015
Risk to Baby From Antidepressant Use in Pregnancy Is Small, Study Says

Newborn circulatory condition rate similar whether mom's depression was treated or not

5/31/2015
Babies Prefer Sound of Other Babies Over Adults

Researcher says infants may be 'finding their voice'

5/27/2015
For Kids Who Stutter, Rhythm Perception May Be Key

Expert says study emphasizes brain differences in those with speech problem

5/26/2015
Heed the Warning Signs of Teen Suicide, Experts Say

Withdrawal, changes in daily habits can signal trouble

5/26/2015
Delaying Umbilical Cord Clamping Might Boost Child Development

Fine-motor and social skills slightly improved in boys, but no difference in IQ, researchers say

5/25/2015
Dyslexia Unrelated to Vision Problems: Study

Eye therapies will not cure reading disorder, experts say

5/22/2015
Animals May Ease Social Anxiety in Children With Autism

Playing with guinea pig in stressful situation was calming, study finds

5/18/2015
Preschoolers Get Too Little Physical Activity in Child Care

At least two hours recommended every day, study authors say

5/16/2015
Clowning Around May Be Good Medicine for Kids Facing Surgery

Study found real psychological benefits for kids, plus lower medical bills

5/15/2015
Learning Daily Skills Prepares Kids With Autism for Adult Life

Those who can clean house and make meals more likely to be employed, study says

5/14/2015
CDC: 1 in 10 Children Diagnosed With ADHD

Numbers remain unchanged since 2007; boys still twice as likely to have the condition as girls

5/13/2015
Girls With Autism Fare Worse Than Boys, Study Finds

Though they are far less likely to to be diagnosed with the disorder, their behavioral differences are worse

5/12/2015
Expectant Mothers' Lifestyle May Influence Child's Later Weight

Smoking, gaining too much weight in pregnancy linked to obesity in children

5/11/2015
Study Links Sleep Troubles to Children's Mental Health

Some of the problems included anxiety, depression and ADHD, researchers say

5/11/2015
Concussion May Hurt School Performance for a While

Several weeks of academic accommodations might be needed, experts say

5/6/2015
For Gay Children, Bullying Begins Early, Happens Often: Study

LGBT students experience higher levels of peer harassment as early as fifth grade

5/6/2015
Does Mom's Cellphone Startle the Fetus?

Researchers say yes, but potential consequences are unclear

5/5/2015
Preemie Girls Feed Sooner Than Boys, Study Finds

Their eating timetable affects release date from hospital

5/1/2015
Moms' Pre-Pregnancy Obesity Tied to ADHD, Other Issues in Kids

Nature of connection between the conditions isn't clear, however, experts say

4/29/2015
Put Car Seat on Your Summer-Travel Checklist

Expert clarifies age and size requirements

4/29/2015
3D 'Printout' Device Keeps Very Ill Babies Breathing

Flexible implant adapts with child's growth, researchers say

4/29/2015
Curbing School Bus Pollution Might Reduce Absences

Improved emission controls produced big benefits for students with asthma, study found

4/29/2015
4/28/2015
Start Healthy Eating Habits Early to Head Off Obesity in Kids

Provide a variety of nutritious options, model good eating behavior, experts suggest

4/28/2015
Milder Autism Typically Diagnosed Later in Girls

They're more likely to show social awkwardness rather than physical symptoms, study finds

4/27/2015
Young Brains May Gain Skills When Parents Read to Kids

Small study using MRIs suggests being read to boosts ability to visualize stories

4/24/2015
Childhood Self-Control Linked to Better Job Prospects Later in Life

Study shows potential long-term impact from behavior learned as a child

4/24/2015
Childhood Abuse, Neglect Linked to High Blood Pressure in Adulthood

Finding suggests interventions aimed at these kids might make a difference, researcher says

4/21/2015
Training Programs for Parents Tied to Better Behavior in Kids With Autism

Behavior management strategies seemed to make a difference, study found

4/21/2015
Many Young Adults With Autism Face Unemployment, Isolation

Report highlights need for more services for this age group