Child Development News

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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

11/5/2013
Childhood Music Lessons May Offer Lifelong Benefits

Long-lasting effect on brain seen in response to speech

11/4/2013
Childhood Obesity Again Tied to Earlier Puberty in Girls

Study compared onset age of breast development in 1997 and now

11/1/2013
Domestic Violence Travels Down Through Generations, Study Finds

Adults whose parents experienced intimate-partner violence often become abusers or victims themselves

11/1/2013
U.S. Preemie Birth Rate Continues to Fall: Report

But, rate still highest among industrialized countries

10/31/2013
Try Talking More to Boost Your Toddler's Vocabulary

Study compared number of words spoken in households, children's language skills

10/31/2013
Babies Work Specific Brain Areas to Imitate People

Study mapped their brain response while copying adults playing with toys

10/30/2013
Can Hearing Music in the Womb Boost Babies' Brain Development?

Study showed the effects of the learning was still apparent at 4 months of age

10/29/2013
Overuse Injuries May Rise When Kids Specialize in One Sport

Spending more time in free play reduces injury odds, study finds

10/29/2013
Poverty May Harm a Child's Brain Development, Study Suggests

As stressors rose, key structures tied to memory shrank in size, researchers found

10/28/2013
More Weight Gain in Pregnancy Tied to Higher Autism Risk for Kids: Study

However, this doesn't mean more weight causes neurodevelopmental disorder, authors stress

10/25/2013
Are Today's Artsy Kids Tomorrow's Business Leaders?

Study suggests arts and crafts participation in childhood raises odds of becoming inventor, entrepreneur

10/25/2013
Kids With Head Injuries May Be Prone to Depression

Study found they were more likely to be diagnosed with mood disorder, but reason for link is unclear

10/24/2013
Early Periods May Signal Greater Diabetes Risk, Study Suggests

Obesity alone doesn't explain the findings, researchers say

10/24/2013
Gene Mutation Tied to Higher Obesity Risk in Kids

A type of DNA appears to be linked to bigger appetites, slower metabolism, study found

10/22/2013
Kids Who Exercise More May Get Better Grades

U.K. study looked at math, science and English performance

10/21/2013
Bottle-Feeding May Raise Risk of Stomach Obstruction in Infants

Study also found older age of mother increased chances of serious condition

10/21/2013
Kids Still Spanked, to Their Detriment, Study Finds

Poorer language skills and behavior found at age 9 for children physically punished years earlier

10/18/2013
Stutterers Show Different Brain Development, Study Says

Less gray matter seen in areas responsible for speech

10/15/2013
Lower Smog Levels Tied to Lower Birth Weights

Pregnant women's exposure to air pollution from traffic, industry still too high, European study finds

10/14/2013
Overweight Teen Years Tied to Later Cancer Risk

Study found too much weight may be connected to esophageal disease

10/14/2013
Irregular Bedtimes Lead to Behavior Problems in Kids: Study

But, setting a consistent bedtime can get children back on track, researcher says

10/10/2013
Health Tip: Help Children Quit Thumb Sucking

Praise them when they don't do it

10/8/2013
A Nurse Who Lends an Ear May Ease Anxiety in Moms of Preemies

Private talk sessions with a NICU nurse improved new mothers' depression, self-esteem

10/7/2013
Parents' Feeding Choices May Raise Baby's Risk for Celiac Disease

Study links late introduction of gluten, breast-feeding beyond 1 year to development of the digestive disorder

10/3/2013
Smoking in Pregnancy May Be Tied to Bipolar Disorder in Adult Offspring: Study

Research adds to other health hazards of tobacco smoke exposure in the womb

10/3/2013
Missing Genes May Be Tied to Development of Autism: Study

Gene deletions, having only 1 copy of a gene instead of 2, may alter activity of brain neurons, researchers say

10/3/2013
Does Your Preschool Child Have ADHD?

Relying on several sources, including teachers, clinicians and yourself, is best way to find out, study says

10/2/2013
Study Suggests Late-Term Preemies Don't Do as Well in Life

But experts say research based on those born almost 80 years ago may now be irrelevant

10/2/2013
10/1/2013
Kids With Autism Often Have Trouble Sleeping, Study Shows

From age 2.5 until their teens, children with the disorder tend to wake up frequently during the night

9/27/2013
Teaching Sleep Tips to Parents Seems to Help Kids With Autism

Boosting exercise, limiting caffeine and reducing video games at bedtime are important

9/27/2013
Fine Muscle Control May Continue Developing Into Teen Years

New finding paves way for improved therapy for kids with neurological disorders, researchers say

9/27/2013
Simple Method May Help Predict Tiny Preemies' Outlook

Canadian researchers develop model for assessing infants' risk of complications

9/26/2013
Blood Levels of Banned Flame Retardant Drop for Pregnant Women in California

Statewide ban of toxic PBDEs likely behind the sharp decrease, study authors say

9/24/2013
Kidney Damage a Risk of Some Childhood Cancer Treatments, Finds Study

Likelihood greatest with use of certain chemotherapy drugs, surgery

9/24/2013
Bed-Sharing With Babies Tied to More Breast-Feeding

But suffocation risk outweighs benefit of moms sleeping with infants, experts say

9/23/2013
Can Afternoon Naps Help Preschoolers Learn Better?

Rest time boosts a child's memory, small study suggests

9/22/2013
Racism Takes a Toll on Kids' Mental Health, Research Shows

Review found strong links between discrimination and anxiety, low self-esteem in minority teens