Child Development News

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2/4/2014
Expectant Mothers' Colds May Affect Baby

Exposures in womb might raise risk of asthma, allergies in childhood, study suggests

2/3/2014
Embryo Selection May Help Prevent Some Inherited Disorders

Genetic test for deadly condition spotted healthy embryos for implantation, researchers report

1/31/2014
Childhood Cancer Report Brings Mixed News

While treatment advances mean more children are surviving, long-term problems persist into adulthood

1/29/2014
Early Childhood Memories May Fade Long Before Childhood Is Over

By age 8 or 9, kids in study remembered only a third of events they experienced before they were 3

1/28/2014
Premature Birth Linked to Asthma, Wheezing in Childhood

Study suggests respiratory problems don't improve with age in these kids

1/27/2014
Childhood Events Tied to Slow Recovery From Depression Later

People who were abused as kids or had parents with addiction might take longer to regain mental health

1/27/2014
'Sensitive' Older Sibling May Help Boost Preschoolers' Language Skills

Study found a difference, particularly in large families where parents are stretched for time

1/22/2014
New Diagnosis Rules Could Lead to Drop in Autism Numbers

Study says stricter definition of the condition means fewer children will meet threshold

1/22/2014
Children Who Lose Close Relative at Risk of Mental Problems: Study

Youngest kids, those exposed to suicide most likely to develop illnesses such as schizophrenia, researchers found

1/21/2014
Genes May Be to Blame for Hard-to-Handle Toddlers

But parents can still be successful in changing aggressive behavior, researchers say

1/17/2014
New Test Helps Diagnose Intellectual Disability in Children

Scan tracks entire genome from a blood sample

1/17/2014
Smoking While Pregnant Raises Baby's Risk of Cleft Palate, Cleft Lip

Report from U.S. Surgeon General confirms maternal smoking's link to these birth defects

1/16/2014
Postpartum Depression Often Linked to Long-Term Woes, Review Suggests

Doctors urged to consider psychological history of mothers-to-be

1/15/2014
Health Tip: Is Baby in Pain?

Excessive crying may be a warning sign

1/14/2014
Are Teen Brains Hyper-Wired for Rewards?

Study suggests there may be some logic in their choices after all

1/14/2014
Alternative Therapies Widely Used for Autism

Study finds many parents use them alongside conventional treatments to try to manage symptoms

1/13/2014
Marketing of Unhealthy Foods Still Common in U.S. Schools: Study

Vending machines, soda-company contracts push high-calorie fare at kids, researchers say

1/11/2014
Ear Tubes May Not Have Long-Term Benefits for Kids With Ear Infections

Review found no evidence of later hearing, speech or language improvement after procedure

1/10/2014
Certain Childhood Fractures May Signal Low Bone Density: Study

Doctors urged to consider level of trauma causing injury

1/8/2014
Health Tip: Why Babies Wake at Night

Temperament may be a factor

1/7/2014
Preemies' 'Excessive' Crying Tied to Risk of Behavior Problems Later

Study found an association, but experts don't know whether treatments would make a difference

1/6/2014
High Praise Might Backfire on Kids With Low Self-Esteem

Inflated compliments may cause some kids to back away from challenges, researchers say

12/31/2013
Health Tip: Weaning Baby From a Bottle

Don't try it during stressful times

12/30/2013
Health Tip: When Baby Spits Up Excessively

Here's what parents can do

12/23/2013
Girls' Brain Connectivity Happens Sooner Than for Boys: Study

Researchers say this might explain why girls mature faster

12/18/2013
Antidepressant Use During Pregnancy Not Linked to Autism

Large study finds little connection between mother's use of drugs like Prozac and children's autism risk

12/16/2013
Youngest Child Often Not as Small as Mother Thinks

Study might explain why 'baby of the family' label persists

12/12/2013
Health Tip: Stay Active With Baby

Even if newborn is too young to crawl

12/11/2013
Will Music Make Your Child Smarter?

Study finds no evidence to support that belief

12/11/2013
Genes Beat Family, Teachers for Academic Success, Study Suggests

DNA appeared to play biggest role in sciences, but outcomes could also change based on upbringing

12/11/2013
Kids' Social Skills May Suffer When Mothers Drink During Pregnancy

Study suggests effect on children's brains goes beyond intelligence

12/5/2013
Sensory Therapy Might Work for Kids With Autism

Study found it helped children bothered by ordinary noises, feel of toothbrush or shower water on skin

12/5/2013
Why Johnny Can't Sleep

New research on teens says parenting, social ties play bigger role than biology

12/3/2013
Home Visits During Pregnancy and Beyond May Give Poor Kids a Boost

Better focus and stability noted in families seen by nurses and other trained caregivers, study finds

12/2/2013
Brain Scans May Support Venus/Mars Divide Between Sexes

Study analyzed brain 'wiring' of kids, teens and young adults

11/27/2013
Health Tip: If Your Child Has a Learning Disability

Put yourself in his or her shoes

11/26/2013
Preemies Show Subtle Differences in Brain Development

But researchers aren't sure if that translates into problems, disabilities down the road

11/25/2013
DNA Can Predict Unusually Tall Height, Study Shows

Findings might help treat kids with growth issues and identify criminal suspects

11/22/2013
1 in 10 U.S. Children Now Has ADHD, CDC Says

Good news is that the rate of increase is slowing, researchers add

11/21/2013
Mercury Levels Dropping in Younger U.S. Women: Report

EPA findings suggest those of childbearing age are making safer choices with fish, shellfish

11/19/2013
Drinking Milk as Teens Might Not Protect Men's Bones, Study Suggests

Instead, research found boys who consumed more milk had higher risk of hip fractures as adults

11/13/2013
Very Early Preemies May Face Higher Risk of Future Eye Problem

Large Swedish study found more retinal detachment in those born at less than 32 weeks' gestation

11/12/2013
Music Training May Boost Young Brains, Studies Suggest

Effects appear strongest when kids start lessons before age 7

11/11/2013
Exercise in Pregnancy May Boost Baby's Brain, Study Says

Whether early advantage continues through childhood remains to be seen

11/8/2013
What Happens When a Child With Autism Refuses Most Foods?

Case report suggests vitamin deficiencies, serious health problems can follow

11/8/2013
Could Mothers' Allergy Shots in Pregnancy Lower Kids' Risk?

More research needed to confirm early study findings

11/7/2013
Parental Stress, Domestic Violence May Affect Kids' Development: Study

Although no direct link was found, researchers suggest screening children for risk factors

11/6/2013
Family Meals May Keep Kids, Parents at Healthy Weight

Study found it's best to eat dinner in kitchen or dining room

11/6/2013
Autism Sign May Appear in First Months of Life

Eye contact starts declining at 8 weeks, finds study

11/6/2013
Poorer Childhoods, More Colds as Adults?

Study links financial status in youth to biological differences that affect adults' risk of getting sick