Child Development News

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2/20/2015
Health Tip: Prepare Your Child for Reading

Make the experience enjoyable for both of you

2/19/2015
Plastics Chemical Tied to Changes in Boys' Reproductive Development

Study links exposure in womb to condition that may increase later infertility risk

2/18/2015
Preschoolers May Not Need Naps, Review Reports

Enforcing naps after children naturally outgrow them leads to less sleep overall

2/17/2015
Sleep Group Updates Shuteye Guidelines

Biggest changes for babies and seniors

2/15/2015
Dentists Offer Tips to Keep Young Children Cavity-Free

Snacking 24/7 can lead to serious decay

2/14/2015
When It Comes to Singing, Practice Makes Perfect

Like an instrument, your voice can get better, music expert notes

2/13/2015
'Play' May Be More Stressful for Kids With Autism: Study

Brain scans also reveal apparent lack of social recognition during video play, researchers say

2/9/2015
No Link Seen Between Oxytocin-Assisted Labor and ADHD

Previous research with animals had suggested a possible connection

2/6/2015
Program for 1-Year-Olds Tries to Lessen Autism's Impact

Parents taught to work on concerning behaviors before diagnosis

2/6/2015
Overly Controlling Moms Lose Out, Study Says

Allowing some freedom at age 2 reaped benefits by fifth grade

2/4/2015
Income Inequality Affects Kids' Health, Research Shows

Study of 34 countries finds widening gap in physical and mental health of rich and poor

2/3/2015
58 Million Americans Exposed to Secondhand Smoke: CDC

Two out of five children breathing in passive smoke, study says

2/2/2015
Toddler Snacks, Meals Have Lots of Salt and Sugar: Study

Most toddler dinners were high in sodium, and infant snacks had added sugar

1/30/2015
Lead Exposure May Be Bigger Threat to Boys Than Girls

Hormones may offer young females some protection from toxic effects, study says

1/30/2015
Early Exposure to English May Help Spanish-Speaking Kids in School

Hearing it at home can bolster success in classroom, researcher says

1/29/2015
Good Sleep Habits, Enforced Rules Help Kids Sleep: Study

Regular bedtime, plus limits on caffeine and electronics in the bedroom, all key

1/28/2015
Some Kids With Autism Show Improvement by Age 6: Study

20 percent experienced gains in daily functioning, 11 percent had less severe symptoms, researchers say

1/27/2015
A Son's Struggles and Triumphs After Premature Birth

As 'national ambassador' for March of Dimes this year, Elijah Jackson and his family will help raise awareness of issue

1/26/2015
Childhood Neglect May Affect Brain Development, Study Says

Changes in white matter seen in institutionalized children

1/26/2015
Troubled Boys, Girls Have Sex Earlier, Study Finds

Disruptive behavior at age 5 was predictive in boys, age 10 for girls

1/22/2015
School Sports Costs Leave Some Students on Sidelines

Only one-third of kids from families making less than $60,000 play on teams

1/22/2015
Study Hints That 'Video Feedback' Therapy May Help Curb Autism

Research suggests an effect for at-risk babies, but more study is needed, expert says

1/21/2015
More Extreme Preemies Are Surviving, Study Finds

But 25 percent still die, pointing to need for better pregnancy interventions, doctors say

1/21/2015
Better Outcomes for Children Born With Fertility Treatments

Implanting just one embryo a significant factor in the change, study author says

1/19/2015
Family Income, Expectations Tied to Kindergarten Performance

Kids scored better overall when their parents focused more on reading, computer use and preschool

1/12/2015
Happy Childhood May Be Good for Your Heart

Study found those in safe, secure families were more likely to practice healthy habits

1/12/2015
Naps May Boost Your Baby's Memory

Study found infants recalled tasks better if they slept within four hours of learning

1/12/2015
Autism Signs May Be Missed in Short Checkups

Typical behaviors often exceed atypical ones and mislead clinicians in brief assessments, study finds

1/12/2015
Head Start Program Might Help Fight Childhood Obesity: Study

Preschoolers' weight loss attributed to emphasis on nutrition, exercise and structure

1/8/2015
Study Reinforces Link Between Low Birth Weight, Diabetes Risk

Possible reasons include insulin resistance, problems with blood vessel lining and high blood pressure

1/5/2015
Can Pets Help Boost Social Skills for Kids With Autism?

Study finds slight evidence that family pets boost social skills in children with the disorder

12/26/2014
Diabetes May Affect Kids' Brain Growth, Study Reports

But there was no effect on thinking and memory skills, researchers say

12/24/2014
Abuse in Childhood Tied to Migraines in Adulthood

Emotional or sexual maltreatment linked to higher odds of serious headache, study finds

12/23/2014
Can Fast Food Hinder Learning in Kids?

Researchers found test-score differences between 5th and 8th grades

12/18/2014
Sensitive Parenting May Boost Kids' Social Skills, School Performance

Researchers found the positive effect lingered into adulthood

12/18/2014
Smog Exposure During Pregnancy Linked to Autism Risk

Expert notes, however, that potential threat is small

12/16/2014
Music Classes Boost Language Skills, Study Says

Kids who actively participate show greater thought processing gains

12/12/2014
Mom, Put Down That Smartphone at Dinner

Study finds mothers who are distracted by devices at mealtimes connect less well with kids

12/11/2014
Almost Half of U.S. Kids Suffer Traumatic Stress, Study Shows

Teaching adults in their lives how to heal may be best first step, researchers say

12/11/2014
Almost All U.S. Teens Are Sleep Deprived, Study Finds

Too-early school start times are one big factor, experts say

12/11/2014
For Young Kids, Too Little Sleep Linked to Later Obesity

Sleep issues, such as sleep apnea, also associated with excess weight, study finds

12/10/2014
Prenatal Exposure to Common Chemicals Linked to Lower IQs in Study

Children's IQs were about 7 points lower among mothers with the highest exposures

12/5/2014
Nearly One-Third of Kids in U.S. Cities Live in Poverty

Two-generation solution calls for education, job training for parents, researcher says

12/5/2014
Longer Breast-Feeding May Protect Infants at Risk for Obesity

Those who drank mother's milk for less than 2 months were more likely to gain extra weight

12/4/2014
New Parents Favor In-Depth Genetic Testing, Survey Finds

But further research is needed to explore impact, study authors say

12/3/2014
Mom's Obesity May Affect Newborn Survival

Infant deaths are more likely among very heavy women, but still rare, study finds

12/1/2014
Infants Remember a Good Time, Study Finds

Positive reinforcement seems to improve memory, researchers say

12/1/2014
High School Football Tied to Brain Changes, Even Without Concussion

Small study suggests that blows to the head in a typical season might alter brain

11/25/2014
Full-Day Preschool Beats Part-Day for School Preparedness

Full-time program for youngest tots boosts test scores, attendance: study

11/25/2014
Early Puberty Linked to Increased Risk of Depression in Teens

Researchers find odds raised in both boys and girls developing sooner than peers