Child Development News

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4/17/2015
Stronger Muscles = Healthier Bones in Kids

Added bone mass may help delay osteoporosis, study suggests

4/17/2015
Higher Altitude States Have Fewer Kids With ADHD, Study Finds

Low-lying states have rates up to 16 percent versus 6 percent in mountain regions

4/16/2015
E-Cigarette Use Triples Among U.S. Teens in 1 Year

Federal health officials say the nicotine-based products pose major health threat to kids

4/15/2015
Child's Popularity May Rely on Understanding Others

Researcher suggests sensitivity training for socially isolated kids

4/13/2015
Not Interested in School? Maybe They're Born That Way

Study suggests genetics contribute to a student's lack of motivation

4/13/2015
Narcotic Painkillers in Pregnancy Common, Harmful to Baby: Study

Smoking, use of antidepressants may add to harms

4/9/2015
Brain Scans May Predict Language Skills in Kids With Autism

But research is still preliminary, expert says

4/8/2015
Family Stress Linked to Teen Obesity in Study

Efforts to keep childhood weight in check need to take home environment into account, researcher says

4/7/2015
In Rare Cases, Kids Can Get Food Allergies From Donated Blood

But these 'transferred' reactions clear up within a few months, experts say

4/3/2015
Surprises Help Babies Learn, Research Finds

Unpredictable situations seem to make infants more interested in exploring

4/2/2015
Excess Weight Early in Life Linked to Colon Cancer Risk in Women

Study supports evidence that body size in childhood may influence cancer risk decades later

3/31/2015
Benefits of Iron Supplements Unclear for Pregnant Women, Young Children

Task force concludes there's too little information to recommend screening for deficiencies

3/31/2015
Scientists Find More Evidence of Breast Milk's Goodness

It's packed with even a wider level and variety of proteins than that of monkeys, study finds

3/27/2015
E-Cigarettes May Pose a Risk in Pregnancy and to Children

Nicotine can harm developing brains, experts say

3/25/2015
Scientists Spot Gene Tied to Severe Autism in Girls

Research aims to get at root causes of the disorder

3/25/2015
Prenatal Exposure to Pollutants May Spell Trouble for Kids

Small study found higher risk of ADHD symptoms, other thinking and behavioral problems

3/24/2015
Health Tip: Help Prevent Baby's Spit-Up

Avoid playtime just after feedings

3/23/2015
Adopted Kids' Average IQ Higher Than Non-Adopted Siblings: Study

Parents' education levels may account for difference, researchers suggest

3/23/2015
ADHD Children May Gain More From Family-Centered Care

Study found teaching positive parenting skills in compassionate way improved outcomes

3/18/2015
Slowed Growth Could Signal Crohn's Disease in Kids

Failure to gain weight, or weight loss, can point to a gastrointestinal issue, expert says

3/18/2015
Recess: An Essential Part of the School Day

Study shows supervised play boosts teamwork, friendships and positive attitudes

3/17/2015
Kids' Bad Diets May Mean Worse Health as Adults

Cholesterol levels, weight results troubling for many children, study finds

3/12/2015
Teens' Heavy Pot Smoking Tied to Memory Problems

Daily marijuana use also linked to brain abnormalities, study finds

3/9/2015
Overindulgent Parents May Breed Narcissistic Children

Kids who were told they were better than others came to believe it, researchers report

3/6/2015
Painkiller-Addicted Babies a Growing U.S. Concern, Especially in Fla.

Newborns suffering from neonatal abstinence syndrome go through a difficult withdrawal

3/4/2015
Decrease in Air Pollution Tied to Healthier Lungs in Children

Long-term Los Angeles-area study finds kids' lungs develop better with less smog

3/4/2015
14 Percent of Toddlers May Be Drinking Coffee

Boston survey also found that 2.5 percent of 1-year-olds get a java jolt

3/3/2015
About 7 Percent of Kids Worldwide Have ADHD: Study

But some question accuracy of estimate

3/2/2015
Growth Checks in Children Might Spot Celiac Disease

The gastrointestinal illness typically slows height, weight gains, experts say

2/27/2015
When Babies Spit Up, Don't Panic

Expert offers tips on lowering chances of episodes, knowing when to worry

2/23/2015
Exposing Babies to Peanuts May Help Curb Allergy Risk

Many high-risk infants should be given peanut products starting at four months, researchers say

2/23/2015
Arsenic in Well Water Can Raise Level in Baby Formula: Study

Researchers found overall amounts low, but recommend testing privately supplied tap water

2/23/2015
Could a Dishwasher Raise Your Child's Allergy, Asthma Risk?

Study found children from homes that hand-washed dishes had less allergic disease

2/23/2015
Host of Factors Influence Baby's Immune System

Breast-feeding, less sterile environment spurs healthier makeup of gut bacteria, researchers report

2/20/2015
Researchers Measure Scope of Muscular Dystrophies That Strike Boys

Hispanics more likely to develop muscle-weakening disorders, but it's not clear why

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