Child Development News

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4/25/2014
Kids' Happiness Doesn't Depend on 2 Natural Parents, Says Study

Relationship quality key, not whether you live with stepparent, single parent or 2 natural parents

4/24/2014
Kids' Genetic Risk for Obesity Rises With Age, Study Finds

Between ages 4 and 10, genes seem to play increasing role in how big kids will grow

4/21/2014
Bowel Illnesses Sometimes Coincide in Kids

Children with irritable bowel syndrome were more likely to also have celiac disease in Italian study

4/21/2014
Language Problems Common for Kids With ADHD, Study Finds

Anxiety often goes hand in hand with attention disorder, too

4/17/2014
Tonsillectomy May Spur Weight Gain in Kids, But Won't Cause Obesity: Study

Post-op rise in weight occurs mostly in younger, thinner children, research shows

4/15/2014
Family Dog Can Help Kids With Autism

The bond between child and pet can also be a 'bridge' to interaction with others, study suggests

4/15/2014
Mother's Pregnancy Weight Gain May Influence Child's Obesity Risk

Study found that either too few or too many added pounds upped child's odds for being overweight

4/14/2014
Crankier Babies May Get More TV Time

Study didn't look at type of programming or possible effect on kids

4/14/2014
Study Ties Antidepressant Use in Pregnancy to Autism Risk in Boys

But the risk is low, and it's important to treat depression in pregnant women, experts say

4/9/2014
Naps Enhance Learning for Young Children, Study Says

Preschoolers, infants performed better on language experiments after brief sleep

4/8/2014
Arsenic in Well Water Tied to Less Brain Power in U.S. Study

Researchers found students exposed to higher levels of the element had lower IQ test scores

4/2/2014
Childhood Eczema Often Persists Into Adulthood, Study Finds

There are steps people can take to reduce or ease flare-ups, experts say

4/1/2014
Health Tip: Preparing for Potty Training

Be positive in your approach

3/28/2014
Many Kids May Have High Cholesterol, Regardless of Weight

Abnormal levels seen in 1 of 3 children, possibly raising future heart disease risk, researcher says

3/27/2014
Intensive Early Childhood Education May Boost Adult Health

Study found kids in special program had lower blood pressure and cholesterol levels, weighed less in their 30s

3/27/2014
Traffic Smog Tied to Hospital Stays for White Kids With Asthma

Among black kids in study, other factors appeared to play bigger role in asthma rehospitalizations

3/25/2014
Spanking Triggers Vicious Cycle, Study Finds

Unruly kids more likely to be spanked, but doing so leads to more misbehavior, researcher says

3/24/2014
When Moms Get Active, Kids Follow

Study of 4-year-olds suggests mothers help by spurring activity, taking part and being role models

3/24/2014
Health Tip: Switching to a 'Big Kid' Bed

Suggestions for a smoother transition

3/20/2014
Childhood Abuse May Lead to Health Ills in Adulthood

Might trigger hormone problems linked to obesity, diabetes, study suggests

3/17/2014
Sweet, Salty Taste Preferences Tied Together in Kids

Study also suggests that children's growth and development affect their choices

3/17/2014
TV, Computer Time Tied to Heavier, Less Happy Kids: Study

Parents can help reduce screen time, experts say

3/14/2014
When a Parent Dies, What Helps a Child Cope?

Study suggests grieving can affect school performance; mental health therapy an effective option

3/14/2014
Stress Can Quickly Harm Kids' Health: Study

And chronic stress takes a toll on their well-being, research shows

3/12/2014
Autism, ADHD Tied to Gender Concerns in Some Kids: Study

These children may be less inhibited, more likely to say they want to be another gender, researchers suggest

3/11/2014
Preschoolers Beat College Kids at Figuring Out Gadgets

Researchers say the very young take more flexible approach to problem-solving

3/10/2014
Just 1.5 Hours of TV a Day May Disrupt Kids' Sleep, Study Says

The more they watch, the greater the sleep loss

3/10/2014
Kids Who Repeat a Grade Can Become Discipline Problems, Study Says

Schools that had more repeaters had more suspensions, other signs of trouble in student body

3/10/2014
When Smartphone Is Near, Parenting May Falter

Study found many caregivers focused on devices instead of children

3/10/2014
3/10/2014
Health Tip: What to Exclude from Baby's Crib

Sleep positioner isn't necessary

3/7/2014
Younger Siblings of Kids With Autism May Show Early Signs of Problems

Study found developmental or behavioral red flags in babies as young as 1 year

3/6/2014
Kids With ADHD May Face Higher Obesity Risk as Teens

Finnish study also found more physical inactivity in this group

3/6/2014
Shared Family Activities May Boost Preschoolers' Emotional Health

Eating dinner, having fun together can help kids learn to form good relationships

3/6/2014
Kids Lacking At-Home Enrichment Gain Most From Head Start: Study

Researcher says the preschool program is 'vital' for certain children

3/6/2014
Despite Media Companies' Claims, Your Baby Can't Learn to Read: Study

Necessary skills don't develop until age 5 or 6 years, researchers say

3/5/2014
Moving Out of Poor Neighborhood May Disrupt Boys' Mental Health: Study

However, girls tend to do better with upward mobility, researchers say

3/3/2014
TV in Child's Bedroom Tied to Weight Gain

But 'active' video games might help youngsters stay slim, researchers stay

3/3/2014
Food Allergies Have Nearly Doubled Among Black Children

Unclear if it's due to better detection or environmental triggers, researchers say

3/3/2014
Baby 'Sleep Machines' Could Damage Hearing, Study Suggests

Keep volume low and place device well away from crib, expert says

2/27/2014
Gene Study Offers Clues to Why Autism Strikes More Males

Girls seem to tolerate more genetic mutations than boys do before showing symptoms of disorder

2/26/2014
Are Kids Born to Older Dads at Risk for Mental Health Woes?

Large Swedish study found higher rates of autism, ADHD and other disorders, but expert says the risk is small

2/26/2014
Kids' Body Image Shaped by Parents, Expert Says

Doctor offers tips for helping children develop healthy eating habits, self-image

2/25/2014
U.S. Obesity Rate Shows Signs of Leveling Off

CDC study finds very young children seem to be slimming down, but more older women are obese

2/25/2014
Heavy Kids Exposed to Everyday Chemicals May Face More Heart Risks

Endocrine system might be disrupted by these water, stain repellants, study says

2/24/2014
Use of Tylenol in Pregnancy Tied to Higher ADHD Risk in Child

Risk increases with longer use, researchers say; experts caution the finding needs verification

2/23/2014
Frequent School Moves May Harm Kids' Mental Health

Study of British preteens might have found increased risk of psychiatric symptoms

2/21/2014
Family Conflicts Can Impair Child's Brain Development: Study

Early exposure to parental tension is a risk factor for later mental woes, researchers say

2/18/2014
Newborns Fed Formula in Hospital Less Likely to Be Breast-Fed Later

Small study found mothers tend to continue formula use at home

2/18/2014
Drinking Early in Pregnancy May Harm Placenta, Study Finds

Alcohol also lowered how much of a chemical that's needed for development reached the fetus