Child Development News

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11/17/2014
Head Trauma in Abused Babies, Toddlers Can Have Lifelong Impact

Shortened lifespan, disability often come in wake of these injuries, study finds

11/17/2014
Many Teens Suffer 'Cyber' Dating Abuse, Study Suggests

Researcher said the participants were part of 'high-risk' population

11/17/2014
Preterm-Birth Complications Leading Global Killer of Young Children

To mark World Prematurity Day on Monday, researchers announce $250 million to combat the problem

11/11/2014
Food Rules for Toddlers May Lead to Healthy Eating Habits

Study found telling 2-year-olds what they can't eat meant they ate better at age 4

11/10/2014
Minority Kids May Be Missed in Autism Diagnoses: Study

White children more likely to be identified by schools, but researchers aren't sure what's behind this trend

11/10/2014
Health Tip: When Your Child Is Ready to Read

Offer support, but don't rush the learning process

11/7/2014
Study Builds Case for Later High School Starting Time

Researchers followed kids, teens as they grew up and found sleeping patterns shifted, shrunk

11/6/2014
Premature Births Down in U.S., But Rates Still High, Reports Say

Changing medical practices credited with some of the decline

11/6/2014
'Unconditional Regard' Buoys Kids' Self-Esteem

Study finds children who know friends will always care are more resilient

11/5/2014
ADHD Linked to Expectant Moms' Smog Exposure

Traffic and fossil fuels for heat, electricity biggest factors, study suggests

11/5/2014
The ABCs of Successful Classroom Design

Lighting, temperature can influence student achievement, researchers say

11/5/2014
11/3/2014
Better Detection, Diagnosis Major Factors Behind Rise in Autism Cases: Study

But, reporting changes don't explain the total increase, experts say

11/3/2014
Mom's Words Matter Most to Newborns

Study also finds that parents respond more to sounds of babies who match their gender

10/31/2014
Study Shows How Toddlers Adjust to Adult Anger

Even 15-month-olds can recognize ways to avoid arousing the wrath of a grown-up

10/29/2014
Plastics' Chemical May Affect Baby Boys' Genital Development

Link between phthalates and possible defect needs more study, researcher says

10/28/2014
More Clues to Spotting Autism in Siblings of Those With Disorder

20 percent of younger brothers, sisters also diagnosed by age 3, researchers report

10/27/2014
More Kids Harmed by Drinking in Pregnancy Than Expected, Study Reports

Fetal alcohol spectrum disorders may affect about 5 percent of U.S. children

10/24/2014
Could Air Pollutants Raise a Child's Autism Risk?

Chromium, styrene implicated in preliminary study

10/23/2014
Teen Conflicts Spill Over to Other Areas of Their Lives

Home troubles affect school life, school issues affect home, researchers report

10/22/2014
Discussing Ebola: Children Feel Safe, Calm When Adults Do, Too

Be prepared with appropriate answers for the inevitable questions, experts say

10/21/2014
10/20/2014
'Desensitized' Parents Let Kids Watch More Movie Violence, Sex

Study found that as parents viewed more of it themselves, they became more lax about how much kids could see

10/17/2014
U.S. Kids Use ADHD Meds More During School Year

Researchers suggest this may be to boost academic achievement

10/14/2014
Exercise May Not Ward Off Teen Depression

U.K. research finds no apparent link, but U.S. experts are not convinced

10/13/2014
Broccoli Compound Shows Promise for Autism Symptoms in Small Study

Researchers caution that not everyone improved, and findings are preliminary

10/13/2014
Calm, Positive Family Meals May Help Keep Kids Slim

Having both parents present, eating in kitchen also linked to healthier weights, researchers report

10/10/2014
Hearing Their Own Babble Helps Babies Learn to Speak: Study

Researchers found infants with hearing loss quickly caught up to peers after cochlear implants

10/10/2014
Today's Teens Can Be Adept Multitaskers, Study Suggests

Some kids do just fine juggling multiple forms of media throughout the day, research shows

10/10/2014
Common Childhood Vaccine Cuts 'Superbug' Infection: Study

Cases of antibiotic-resistant pneumonia, meningitis fell after pneumococcal shot introduced in 2010

10/8/2014
Schools Key to Reaching Kids With Mental Health Needs, Experts Say

Left untreated, children may suffer long-term damage

10/6/2014
Genes May Play Big Role in Academic Success, Study Suggests

But a number of other factors affect schoolwork and achievement, experts stress

10/6/2014
Teen 'Sexting' Often Precedes Actual Sex, Study Finds

Researcher says don't throw out the phone, do discuss safe behavior

10/6/2014
10/3/2014
Certain Autoimmune Drugs in Pregnancy May Up Newborn Infection Risk: Study

Colitis therapy tied to 4 cases of low white blood cell count in newborns, but some docs question the finding

10/2/2014
Study Shows Benefits of Building Baby's Language Skills Early

Helping infants learn to focus on sounds appears to speed up speech-related brain development

10/2/2014
Cancer Treatments in Pregnancy Safe for Offspring, Small Studies Find

Chemo, radiation given after first trimester did not raise health risks for children

9/30/2014
Spacing Between Sibling Births Tied to Autism Risk in Study

But authors, expert stressed that couples shouldn't base family planning on this finding

9/29/2014
Antibiotic Use Before Age 2 Might Raise Obesity Risk, Study Says

Researchers suspect broad-spectrum versions change makeup of microbes in gut

9/29/2014
Obese in Adolescence, Colon Cancer in Later Life?

Study doesn't prove cause-and-effect, but suggests the need for healthy habits in childhood

9/29/2014
After-School Exercise Yields Brain Gains: Study

Findings suggest physical education, recess may improve academic success

9/29/2014
ADHD Can Hamper School Performance as Early as 2nd Grade, Study Says

Researchers report problems with reading, math, social skills

9/25/2014
Boys With Autism Show Certain Grammar Skills in Study

They were able to form some past tense verbs faster than boys without the disorder

9/25/2014
Many Kids With ADHD May Be Missing Out on Talk Therapy

Study finds just one in four taking medication gets additional treatment

9/22/2014
Can Brain Scans Help Predict Young Children's Reading Abilities?

Imaging might detect early reading troubles like dyslexia, researchers say

9/18/2014
Study: Exposure to Diversity Might Boost Baby's Social Skills

Hearing different languages early in life could help reduce bias, researchers say

9/18/2014
Mentors May Steer Young People Toward More Rewarding Careers

The result: Greater authority, responsibility likelier early on, study says

9/12/2014
The Parenting Trap: Coddling Anxious Kids

Trying to protect children from source of anxiety may make things worse, researchers say

9/12/2014
Health Tip: Helping Your Newborn Sleep

Watch for signs that the infant is tired

9/11/2014
Medications Plus Parent Training May Help Kids With Aggression, ADHD

Combination treatment seems to reduce anger and violent tendencies, study finds