Child Development News

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9/11/2014
Physical Activity May Boost School Performance, Especially for Boys

Walking, bicycling to school linked to better reading scores in study

9/10/2014
Parents' Divorce May Hit Higher-Income Kids Harder

Dramatic changes in lifestyle can lead to behavior problems, study suggests

9/10/2014
Teens' Daily Marijuana Use Linked to Poor Outcomes

Everyday pot habit reduced odds of higher education, increased suicide risk, study contends

9/9/2014
Nine of 10 American Kids Eat Too Much Salt: CDC

Almost half of daily intake comes from the 10 foods they eat most

9/9/2014
Spotting, Treating Autism Symptoms in Infancy May Prevent Delays

But, study doesn't show that parent-based therapy can change course of autism

9/8/2014
Smoking Before Fatherhood May Raise Asthma Risk in Kids: Study

But no similar association was found between mother and children

9/8/2014
Kidney and Thyroid Cancer Rates Up Among U.S. Children, Study Finds

But these pediatric cancers remain rare and the increases are very small, experts say

9/8/2014
Sibling Bullies May Leave Lasting Effects

Study links harassment at home to higher levels of depression, anxiety

9/8/2014
Putting Baby to Sleep on Animal Fur May Lower Asthma Risk: Study

Researchers suggest contact with natural microbes may offer protection

9/3/2014
Music Lessons May Help Bridge 'Achievement Gap'

Two years of instruction was followed by brain changes in children, study found

9/3/2014
Health Tip: Get the Right Nutrients While Nursing

Beef up your diet for baby's health

9/2/2014
ADHD Medications Won't Stunt Kids' Growth, Study Finds

Research suggests that stimulant drugs don't affect adult height

9/2/2014
More Evidence Breast-Feeding Lowers Child's Risk of Infections, Allergies

Human milk contains important immunological protection for children, study authors say

8/29/2014
Encouraging Your Baby's Babbling May Speed Language Development

Researchers found that when parents responded, infants began to form more complex sounds

8/29/2014
Scientists Find Differences in Brains of Those With Dyslexia

Scans showed less connectivity in regions linked to reading

8/28/2014
Less Sleep in Teen Years Tied to More Pounds at 21

16-year-olds should get more than 8 hours of shuteye a night to help avoid obesity, research says

8/27/2014
Study: Young Adults Who Had Depression Have 'Hyper-Connected' Brain Networks

Finding might help predict, prevent and treat the disorder, researchers say

8/26/2014
Hormone Might Help Preemies' Brains

But one expert says more evidence on EPO is needed

8/26/2014
When It Comes to a Growing Child, the Brain Comes First

Needs of the developing human brain trump physical growth, research suggests

8/25/2014
Pediatricians Offer New Dental Recommendations

American Academy of Pediatrics urges fluoride use on first teeth to prevent decay

8/19/2014
Fitness May Boost Kids' Brainpower

Study found fitter kids had different white matter, which helps brain regions communicate with each other

8/18/2014
Childhood Mental Disability Rates Up, Study Finds

Largest increase reported among wealthier families

8/15/2014
When Your Child Asks for Contact Lenses

Consider kid's maturity level before giving your answer, FDA says

8/12/2014
Preemies' Thinking Skills May Catch Up by Adolescence

Study hints at the importance of nutrition and a stimulating home environment

8/7/2014
Health Tip: Reading Out Loud With Your Child

It helps improve self-esteem

8/5/2014
Clues to How Heavy Drinking in Pregnancy Harms Child's Brain

Study may explain why attention, behavior problems persist in kids with fetal alcohol disorders

8/4/2014
'Love Hormone' Oxytocin May Play Key Role in Kids' Social Skills

While looking for possible link to autism, researchers found hormone affected all kids

8/4/2014
Could a Little Video Game Play Be Good for Kids?

Study found children who played an hour or less a day were the most well-adjusted

7/31/2014
Preschoolers With Special Needs May Gain From 'Inclusion' Classrooms

Peers with stronger language abilities have positive effect, study finds

7/30/2014
Make Kids' Weight Loss a Family Affair, Study Suggests

If parent and preschooler are both overweight, tackling it together works best, researchers say

7/29/2014
Less Flexibility Seen in Brain Wiring of Kids With Autism: Study

Scans reveal differences that might explain why transitions are difficult

7/28/2014
Preemies May Have Higher Risk of Blood Clots, Even as Adults

Odds are small, but family, doctors should keep possibility in mind, researchers say

7/25/2014
Rhymes Reveal Evidence of Learning in the Womb

By third trimester, unborn babies respond to rhymes recited by their mothers, research shows

7/25/2014
Genes May Be Key to Language Delay in Kids

Study of twins suggests vocabulary, grammar skills largely inherited

7/24/2014
Young Readers, Tomorrow's Leaders?

Study suggests link between early reading skills and later intelligence

7/23/2014
Gene Study Gives New Insight Into Puberty in Girls

Findings may also provide clues on biology of diseases, such as type 2 diabetes, researcher says

7/22/2014
Obesity During Pregnancy Linked to Raised Asthma Risk in Kids

Threat of respiratory disease may be up to 30 percent higher, study suggests

7/21/2014
Life Skills, Parenting Classes May Cut Inflammation in Poor Kids

That, in turn, may help reduce health ills, such as diabetes and heart disease, researcher says

7/21/2014
Smoking While Pregnant Linked to ADHD in Children

Expectant moms' use of nicotine-replacement therapy could also spell problems for kids, study suggests

7/21/2014
Good Schools May Be Good for a Teen's Health, Too

Study found lower-income kids at challenging high schools less likely to engage in risky behaviors

7/21/2014
Common Genes Implicated in Autism Study

Findings suggest genetics play a bigger role than environment in risk of disorder

7/15/2014
Kids From Dairy Farms Have Lower Allergy Risk, Study Finds

Benefits evident from birth, researchers say

7/14/2014
Babies' Brains Prep for Speech Long Before First Words Come Out

Scans found motor areas were activated when infants heard others talking, researchers report

7/10/2014
Researchers See Link Between Dyslexia, Abuse

But they're not sure which one might lead to the other

7/9/2014
Exercising Moms-to-Be Have Less Chubby Babies, Study Finds

This could benefit newborns later in life, researcher suggests

7/9/2014
Same Genes May Influence Reading, Math Skills: Study

But genes don't set academic abilities in stone; experience matters too, experts say

7/8/2014
Kids on Tight Schedules May Lose Out, Study Says

Study shows having more free time teaches children how to plan, solve problems and make decisions

7/7/2014
Home Nurse Visits May Improve Survival of Moms, Babies

Deaths were far more common when poor women did not receive follow-up care, study finds

6/27/2014
Grief in Pregnancy May Trigger Obesity in Adulthood

Extreme stress even before conception can affect unborn child's weight, study suggests

6/24/2014
Mother's Birthplace May Affect Autism Risk in Kids

Some foreign-born mothers now in U.S. are more likely to have children with the disorder, study finds