Child Development News

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9/22/2015
Girls Who Are Impulsive, Poor Planners May Be Prone to Weight Gain

They're also more likely to binge eat, study suggests

9/21/2015
Though Rare, Some Disabilities Seen Long After Newborn Heart Surgery

Study authors suggest a lack of oxygen before the procedure may play a role

9/18/2015
'Preemie' Birth Linked to Less Wealth, Education in Adulthood

British study found many people who were born preterm had poor math skills

9/14/2015
ADHD May Mask Autism in Young Kids

This might lead to delay in getting the right diagnosis and treatment, experts say

9/14/2015
Home Pesticide Use Tied to Child Cancer Risk

Indoor insecticides may increase chances of leukemia or lymphoma a bit, research review reports

9/11/2015
Short Lunch Periods Leave Kids Eating Less, Study Finds

Schools should take steps to expedite long lines to give students more time to eat, researchers say

9/10/2015
9/4/2015
Autism Behaviors May Differ in Boys and Girls

Study also found gender differences in brains of children with the disorder

9/3/2015
One-Third of U.S. Kids With ADHD Diagnosed Before Age 6: Report

But researchers add that few valid tests exist to support diagnosis in children that young

9/3/2015
Light From Smartphones, Tablets May Lower Sleep Hormone in Kids

Finding suggests use of electronic devices before bedtime could delay slumber

9/1/2015
Day Care Won't Cause Aggressive Behavior in Child, Study Finds

Results from children in Norway could reassure working parents

8/27/2015
Health Tip: Balance Homework With Down Time

Do what works for your child

8/27/2015
Oldest Sister at Greater Risk of Obesity, Study Contends

Researcher suggests firstborns may have decreased blood supply, nutrients in womb

8/26/2015
Mixed Findings on Pot's Effect on the Developing Brain

One of two new studies suggests marijuana use in teen years might be more harmful for males

8/25/2015
Many Parents Put 'Food Pressure' on Their Kids, Study Finds

Overweight moms, dads often limit food intake, while those of normal weight push children to eat more

8/24/2015
Brief Drop in Blood Sugar at Birth Tied to Poorer School Performance

But researchers say it's too soon to recommend routine screening

8/24/2015
CT Scan Use in Kids Fell Over Past Decade

More children are undergoing MRI scans and ultrasounds, which don't carry radiation risks

8/18/2015
Vocabulary at 2 May Help Predict Kindergarten Success

Researchers recommend reaching out to children in disadvantaged homes

8/17/2015
How Parents Can Ease Transition to First Grade

Remain positive with your child, get involved in school life, expert says

8/14/2015
Clubs, Adult Support Can Help Kids Stay Slim

Being active and having positive role models is key, new study finds

8/14/2015
More American Children Diagnosed With ADHD

U.S. Food and Drug Administration offers tips on coping with attention disorder

8/11/2015
Antidepressants During Pregnancy Have Benefits, Risks: Study

Birth complications may be reduced, but some health issues for babies might increase

8/6/2015
What Works Best to Curb a Preschooler's Bad Behaviors?

New look at the evidence supports 'time-outs,' withholding privileges or toys in some cases

8/6/2015
Most U.S. Schools Start Too Early for Kids to Get Enough Sleep: Study

Less than 18 percent of high schools, middle schools start at 8:30 a.m. or later

8/5/2015
Brain Scans Show Why Reading to Kids Is Good for Them

Those who heard stories regularly showed more activity in areas linked to word meanings, imagination

8/3/2015
Severe 'Picky Eating' May Point to Mental Health Issues in Kids

1 in 5 young children has limited palate, study finds

7/27/2015
Early Birth Linked to Introversion, Neuroticism in Adult Life

Study found people who were very premature at birth were more likely to be socially withdrawn

7/22/2015
Hormone Linked to Social Difficulties With Autism, Early Study Finds

Levels of vasopressin associated with 'theory of mind' tasks in children with ASD

7/22/2015
Health Tip: Strengthen Your Child's Hands

Here's what your little one can try

7/22/2015
Low Birth Weight Tied to Higher Type 2 Diabetes Risk Decades Later

Risk was even greater if the person also had an unhealthy adult lifestyle, study found

7/17/2015
Many Obese Teens Don't Think They're Fat, Study Shows

Weight problem has to be recognized before it can be addressed, researchers say

7/15/2015
Mental Health Problems in Childhood Linked to Adult Woes

Study found those who suffered depression, anxiety while young were more likely to struggle later in life

7/14/2015
Health Tip: When Your Newborn Wants to Eat

Learn signs that it's time for a feeding

7/9/2015
Study Questions Safety of Chemicals Used in Plastic Consumer Products

Researchers say they see link to risk of high blood pressure and diabetes in children

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