Child Development News

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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

2/17/2014
Clues to Obesity Found in Infants

Twin studies looked at differences in genetics, appetite and feeling full after eating

2/17/2014
Bullying May Have Lasting Health Effects on Kids

Study of students in grades 5 through 10 found mental, physical fallout even if harassment stopped

2/17/2014
Mother's Voice on Special Pacifier Helps Preemies Learn to Eat

When properly sucking, baby is rewarded with a song from Mom, researchers say

2/13/2014
Video Games Might Help People With Dyslexia Learn to Read, Study Suggests

Sights, sounds may prove a distraction, researchers say

2/11/2014
Preemie Birth Linked to Higher Insulin Levels in Kids

These babies could be at increased risk of diabetes later in life, study suggests

2/10/2014
Premature Babies Benefit From Adult Talk, Study Finds

Starting in intensive care unit, 'conversations' appear to aid language development

2/10/2014
Energy Drinks, Coffee Increasing Sources of Caffeine for Kids, CDC Says

Effects of excessive caffeine intake on youngsters aren't yet known, experts warn

2/7/2014
Single-Sex Education's Benefits Challenged in Study

Research review finds no significant difference academically

2/6/2014
Brain Study Explores 'Inner World' of Autism

Children with the condition had busier brains at rest, scans showed

2/6/2014
Infants' Response to Talking Faces May Be Clue to Autism

Researchers found 6-month-olds who shifted their gaze away were more likely to develop disorder

2/5/2014
Preemie Breathing Problems Might Linger in Adulthood

Small study suggests people born prematurely might have trouble with altitude changes

2/5/2014
Shy Kids Might Not Have Difficulty With Language

Study suggests these toddlers understand what they hear as well as more outgoing peers

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