Child Development News

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7/22/2013
7/18/2013
Epilepsy Drugs in Pregnancy Tied to Developmental Delays in Children

Large Norwegian study followed offspring for up to 3 years

7/15/2013
More U.S. Kids May Be at Risk for High Blood Pressure

Study looked at rise in body fat, waist size and salt intake over 13-year period

7/15/2013
Kids Mimic Parents' TV Viewing Habits

Study found that the more Mom and Dad watch, the more children turn on the television themselves

7/15/2013
Physical Punishment in Childhood Tied to Health Woes as Adults

Study found higher odds for adult obesity, heart disease, arthritis

7/12/2013
Poverty Rate Still High Among U.S. Children: Report

Almost one-quarter live in low-income homes, which experts say affects their health and education

7/10/2013
Assisted Conception Not Linked to Cancer Risk in Kids, Studies Say

Two reviews examined parents who used IVF and other such methods to get pregnant

7/10/2013
Extra Brain Fluid May Predict Autism Diagnosis: Study

But findings from small MRI review of infants need to be replicated by other researchers

7/9/2013
Mother's Immune System Might Play Role in Certain Cases of Autism

'Auto-antibodies' in maternal blood appear tied to particular form of the condition, studies find

7/9/2013
Solid Food Timing for Babies Tied to Diabetes Risk

Study found ages 4 to 5 months safest for introducing solids to infants at higher risk for type 1 disease

7/9/2013
Irregular Bedtimes May Sap Kids' Brainpower

Study found that the longer children go to sleep at different times each night, the lower their scores on thinking tests

7/8/2013
Struggles With Motor Skills Compound Social Problems in Autism

Fortunately, help is available for kids to improve abilities like throwing and catching

7/8/2013
Nearly Half of Infants Have Flat Spots on Their Heads: Study

But researcher stresses importance of still having babies sleep on their back to prevent SIDS

7/3/2013
Lower Bacteria Levels in Gut May Be Tied to Autism in Kids

Study compared digestive tract samples from 40 children

7/2/2013
IVF Tied to Small Risk of Mental Deficits in Children

Large Swedish study did not find higher risk for autism

7/1/2013
Even Younger Babies 'Prep' Themselves to Be Picked Up

By 2 months of age, most respond to their parents' cues, study showed

6/25/2013
You Can Boost Your Baby's Vocabulary

Study shows that giving non-verbal clues helps infants learn more words

6/25/2013
Are Breast-fed Kids More Upwardly Mobile?

British study says yes, 24% of kids who were consistently breast-fed attained higher social class than parents

6/24/2013
Focus on Health, Not Fat, in Food Talks With Kids

Teens whose parents harped about weight gain tended to have more unhealthy eating behaviors, study shows

6/21/2013
Quicker Infant Growth Tied to Higher IQ Later

But difference in scores was fairly small in study of full-term babies

6/20/2013
Obesity Linked to Greater Risk of Hearing Loss in Teens

Experts urge screening of overweight kids because many may be unaware their hearing is impaired

6/19/2013
Day Care May Help Kids of Depressed Moms

They showed fewer signs of emotional problems if they weren't cared for solely by their mother

6/18/2013
Gene Research May Help Spot Baby's Obesity Risk

Finding might lead to better ways to prevent those at higher risk from becoming overweight later

6/18/2013
Polluted Air Linked to Autism Risk

Pregnant women who live with smog at higher risk, but experts caution the finding is not definitive

6/18/2013
Could 'Moderate' Drinking Be Safe During Pregnancy?

British study finds no problems with balance in kids, but some experts have concerns about the findings

6/17/2013
Junk Food Ads May Help Drive Obesity in Hispanic Kids, Study Suggests

Many of the more than 4,200 TV pitches children view each year highlight fatty, sugary fare

6/17/2013
BPA Exposure Tied to Undescended Testicles in Boys

Early study doesn't prove that common chemical causes the condition, experts say

6/12/2013
More Evidence Links BPA to Childhood Obesity

Study finds preteen girls who had high levels of common chemical were twice as likely to be overweight

6/11/2013
More Evidence Shows Breast-Feeding Helps Babies' Brains

MRI study showed increased growth in areas related to language, emotional function, motor skills

6/10/2013
Junk Food Bans Help Schoolkids Avoid Unhealthy Snacks: Study

But most elementary schools are in districts or states that don't limit sales of fat, sugar, salt to students

6/7/2013
Sleeping on Back to Prevent SIDS Doesn't Appear to Hurt Babies' Ability to Roll

Canadian study compared infant development before and after Back to Sleep campaign

6/6/2013
Autism, ADHD Often Occur Together, Research Shows

Study finds nearly one-third of kids with autism also have problems with attention and hyperactivity

6/5/2013
'Sensory-Focused' Autism Therapy Shows Early Promise

In small study, parents used variety of methods to stimulate boys' senses

6/5/2013
Scientists ID Gene Behind Early Onset Puberty

Discovery could help children with 'central precocious puberty,' give insights to development

5/31/2013
Health Tip: Encourage Safe Exploring Outdoors

Suggestions for interacting with nature

5/29/2013
Word Tests at Age 2 Might Predict Gains for Kids With Autism, Study Finds

Toddlers' brain responses corresponded with later language, thinking and self-care skills

5/28/2013
A Strong Marriage Can Shield Kids From Dad's Depression: Study

Supportive spouse seems to improve a depressed father's relationship with his children

5/24/2013
Parents Underestimate Influence Over Teens' Substance Abuse: Survey

1 in 5 thought child wouldn't listen to advice on the issue, but research suggests otherwise

5/23/2013
Low Prenatal Iodine May Affect Child's Brain Development

Mothers with deficiency had kids with lower IQs and reading ability, researchers say

5/20/2013
Primary Care Docs Should Play Role in Kids' Dental Health, Experts Say

Government-appointed panel says family physicians can apply fluoride to children's teeth to prevent decay

5/20/2013
Living Near Major Roadways in Pregnancy Tied to Respiratory Woes in Children

Infants may have higher risk for conditions like pneumonia, study found

5/17/2013
Teen Bullies May Turn to Crime as Adults

Long-term study followed working-class British males

5/16/2013
Adult Children of Substance Abusers More Prone to Depression

Risk rose steeply if a parent had been addicted to alcohol or drugs, study found

5/16/2013
1 in 5 U.S. Kids Has a Mental Health Disorder: CDC

ADHD is most common current diagnosis in children aged 3 to 17

5/15/2013
5/14/2013
Kids With Autism May Perceive Movement More Quickly

Researchers say this might lead to sensory overload

5/13/2013
Many U.S. Kids Victims of Violence, Abuse: Survey

Attacks that wouldn't be tolerated against adults may be shrugged off when children involved, expert says

5/13/2013
Kids' Reading, Math Skills Tied to Future Success

Better performance at age 7 linked to better incomes, jobs and housing in adulthood, U.K. study says

5/13/2013
Many Heart Defects Aren't Inherited, Study Finds

Researchers also found links between these anomalies and autism

5/9/2013
Bacteria in Baby's Belly May Influence Growth, Study Says

One species appears linked to slowed progress, researchers find