Child Development News

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8/27/2013
Fewer U.S. Kids Buying Tobacco Products: Report

Rate at which retailers violate under-18 sales ban has fallen to just 9 percent

8/27/2013
Simple Strategies Aren't Always Enough for Bedwetting

In tougher cases, alarms or medications may be the answer, experts say

8/27/2013
What Is 'Play' to a Child With Autism?

Motion preferred to arts and crafts or pretending, study finds

8/26/2013
Babies May Remember Words Heard Before Birth

Study found repeated exposure to a 'pseudoword' during late stages of pregnancy led infant's brains to react to it

8/26/2013
U.S. Schools Show Progress in Healthy Behaviors, CDC Says

Report highlights good news: better nutrition, more physical activity and tobacco bans

8/26/2013
More Links Seen Between Autism, ADHD

Study found 1 in 5 kids with attention disorder also had autistic-type traits

8/26/2013
Stuttering May Not Cause Emotional Woes in Preschoolers: Study

Research also suggests many of these children actually have advanced language skills

8/22/2013
Breast-Feeding May Pass Good Bacteria From Mom to Baby

Study found same beneficial strains in the guts of mother and child, as well as in breast milk

8/22/2013
Early Course of HIV Therapy May Give Infants a Break From Drugs

Immediate short-term treatment seems to delay start of lifelong antiretroviral regimen

8/21/2013
Antipsychotic Drugs May Triple Kids' Diabetes Risk, Study Suggests

This class of drugs is increasingly used to treat children with ADHD, depression

8/20/2013
How Toddlers' TV Time Can Hurt Kindergarten Success

Weaker skills seen in kids who watch more than 2 hours daily, study says

8/20/2013
Childhood Bullying Scars Can Last Into Adulthood

Higher risk of illness, work and social problems seen in long-term study

8/19/2013
Determining Child's Risk When Older Sibling Has Autism

About 7 times higher odds seen for full-siblings in large Danish study, lower than other research

8/19/2013
Insulin Pumps Better Than Injections for Kids With Type 1 Diabetes: Study

Over a median of 3.5 years, the devices worked better at controlling blood sugar, researchers say

8/16/2013
Hand Gestures May Help Kids Solve Problems

Children up to age 5 who gestured did better with shape-and-color sorting in study

8/16/2013
Kids With Autism Outperformed Others on Math Test, Study Found

Parents might be reassured by focusing on children's strengths, researcher says

8/13/2013
MRI Might Allow Earlier Diagnosis of Dyslexia: Study

Size of a structure in the brain appears to hold key to predicting, treating reading problems sooner

8/12/2013
Breast-Feeding Tied to Reduced Child Obesity

Large Japanese study looked at schoolchildren aged 7 and 8

8/12/2013
Health Tip: Help Toddlers Prepare for School

Teach them to play well with others

8/8/2013
Many Kids With Asthma Live With Secondhand Smoke: CDC

These children have worse symptoms and more outbreaks, experts warn

8/8/2013
Early Discipline Tied to Less Use of Drugs, Alcohol in Teens

A program to help correct disruptive behavior at ages 7 to 9 seemed to make a difference through age 17

8/7/2013
Nice Kids Get Treated Nicely: Study

Reputation matters among kindergarteners, Japanese researchers found

8/6/2013
Earlier Acne Outbreaks May Be Caused by Earlier Puberty: Experts

New guidelines released to help doctors treat younger patients age-appropriately

8/5/2013
Economic Recession Tied to 'Harsh' Parenting From Mothers

But study only found effect for those with specific type of gene

8/5/2013
If Parents Ever Smoked, Teens May Be More Likely to Light Up

Study also shows influence of older siblings

8/5/2013
Mother's Asthma During Pregnancy May Raise Child's Health Risks

Large study of Danish women followed their children up to age 6

8/2/2013
Childhood Abuse Linked to Later Thyroid Problems for Women

Stress hormone in 'fight-or-flight' reaction may be involved, researcher suggests

8/1/2013
Bullied Kids May Have More Legal Woes in Adulthood

They're more apt to be convicted of crimes, do jail time, 14-year study found

7/31/2013
Brain Chemistry Differs in Kids With Autism: Study

Over time, levels of chemical involved in connectivity differed from levels in children with other developmental delays

7/30/2013
How Many Extra Calories Add Up to Obesity for Kids?

Study finds overweight children consume more excess calories daily than previously thought

7/30/2013
Siblings of Disabled Kids May Show Emotional Effects

Study found stress, care schedule may squeeze out parental time with brothers, sisters

7/30/2013
Kids With Autism Benefit From Early Intervention, Regardless of Method

Study found similar improvement among preschoolers in different types of programs

7/30/2013
Growing Up Poor May Raise Odds for Smoking: Study

Study suggests kids in poor families may have less self-control when it comes to healthy behaviors

7/26/2013
Overnight Separation From Mother Linked to Weaker Infant Bond

With joint custody common, study findings matter, researcher says

7/24/2013
Very Preterm Babies May Have Trouble Bonding With Parents

Study authors say parenting problems are not the cause

7/24/2013
Smoking During Pregnancy Tied to Behavior Issues in Kids

But the cause of the association remains unknown, researchers say

7/23/2013
Study Sees No Link Between Mercury Exposure, Autistic Behavior

The chemical is often found in fish, prompting many pregnant women to avoid the food

7/23/2013
Poll: U.S. Adults Support Smoking Ban in Cars With Kids

3 of 4 also agree homes of children with asthma, other lung problems should be smoke-free

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