Child Development News

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4/30/2013
Study Looks at Vitamin D Needs in Breast-Fed Babies

Supplements helped infants meet recommended blood levels to support bone health

4/26/2013
Poor Parenting Styles Linked to Bullying Behavior in Kids

Being overprotective may be just as bad as being neglectful for spurring bully and victim roles

4/25/2013
Newborn's Placenta May Predict Autism Risk, Study Suggests

Identifying infants with higher odds could improve treatment, researchers say

4/22/2013
HIV Drugs May Help Protect Young Patients' Hearts: Study

Far from harming the cardiovascular health of infected children, drug cocktails may give benefit

4/21/2013
Help Young Pitchers Avoid Overuse Injuries

Expert urges parents and coaches to make kids aware of how overdoing it can harm their health

4/19/2013
Kids' Learning Disabilities May Have Multiple Causes

Educational approaches that address each issue work best, review suggests

4/18/2013
Guideline Changes Have Asperger's Community on Edge

Psychiatric manual will fold it into autism spectrum disorders, leaving many unsure about getting needed services

4/18/2013
The 'Learning Curve' of Living With Asperger's

People who have the disorder and their families share their experiences

4/17/2013
Health Tip: Promote Fine Motor Skills in Preschoolers

Let them play with blocks and puzzles

4/17/2013
No Tie Between Light Drinking During Pregnancy, Child's Development: Study

No mental deficit for 7-year-olds born to mothers who drank once or twice a week; one doctor urges caution

4/16/2013
Colic May Be Linked to Childhood Migraine, Study Says

Expert suspects disrupted sleep cycles might play a role in both disorders

4/16/2013
Babies Born Even Slightly Early May Lag Behind: Study

Women urged to rethink early elective C-sections, inductions unless medically needed

4/15/2013
Lullabies Soothe Preemies, Parents Alike

Study looked at music therapy combining songs and special womb-like sounds

4/12/2013
Health Tip: Encourage Your Toddler to Read

Gently note words that are pronounced incorrectly

4/9/2013
Hospitals Work to Reduce Unnecessary Early Births

Full-term deliveries give infants best chance to develop and thrive, experts say

4/8/2013
Babies' Birth Month May Affect MS Risk: Study

Lower levels of vitamin D seen among those born in May

4/8/2013
Kids With Autism May Be Less Likely to Imitate 'Silly' Behavior

In study, they tended to only copy necessary actions by adults when completing tasks

4/8/2013
When Teens Focus on TV, Obesity Risk Rises

Study suggests that messages from junk food ads are getting through

4/8/2013
Lengthy Seizures May Delay Mental Development, Study Suggests

Convulsive status epilepticus could have long-lasting impact for infants

4/5/2013
Expert Pitches Safety Tips for Young Baseball Players

It's a great youth sport, but beware the possible injuries, doctor advises

4/5/2013
Dental Anesthesia May Interrupt Wisdom Teeth Growth

Study finds link between numbing of lower jaw and lack of tooth buds

4/4/2013
Despite Big Progress, Many Kids Have High Lead Levels in Blood

Mineral has been linked to learning and behavioral problems, CDC says

3/28/2013
Rubella in Pregnancy Rare in U.S., But Can Be Devastating for Baby

'German measles' caused serious birth defects in 3 cases in 3 states in 2012, health officials say

3/28/2013
Frequent Moves Take Toll on Poor Kids, Study Suggests

Fallout anticipated from U.S. housing crisis, researcher says

3/27/2013
Should Short Boys Take Growth Hormone?

If they're healthy, probably not, experts say

3/26/2013
Too Much TV May Make Kids Antisocial, Study Suggests

Spending hours in front of the tube at age 5 linked to bad behavior at age 7, researchers say

3/25/2013
Working While Pregnant Won't Harm the Baby, Study Finds

Employment didn't raise risk of preterm, low birth-weight baby, researchers report

3/25/2013
Stress During Pregnancy May Raise Heart Defect Risk for Baby

Large Danish study looked at women who had lost a close relative while expecting

3/25/2013
Four in 10 Babies Given Solid Foods Too Early, Study Finds

Hunger, inability to sleep through the night often cited as reasons

3/21/2013
Child Health Experts Come Out in Favor of Same-Sex Marriage

Kids benefit from having stable home, two loving parents, regardless of sexual orientation, AAP says

3/21/2013
Suicidal Thoughts More Common in Kids With Autism: Study

But expert advises parents not to panic over mood changes

3/20/2013
Women Abused in Childhood at Higher Odds of Having Child With Autism: Study

Researchers speculate that effect on immune system, stress response might explain why

3/20/2013
Study: Antidepressant Use in Pregnancy May Not Affect Baby's Growth

Psychiatrist says untreated depression has health consequences for mother, baby

3/20/2013
Meth in Pregnancy May Blunt Child's Reaction to Stress: Study

Combination of methamphetamine, troubled home environment muted toddlers' responses

3/20/2013
One in 50 School-Aged Children in U.S. Has Autism: CDC

Significant increase in the prevalence of the condition over the past five years, researchers say

3/19/2013
Vitamin D Levels in Pregnancy May Not Affect Kids' Future Bone Health

Fewer mothers-to-be need supplementation than currently recommended, U.K. study suggests

3/19/2013
Switch to Skim Milk Won't Prevent Toddler's Obesity: Study

Surprise finding runs counter to standard recommendations from doctors' groups

3/13/2013
Don't Give ADHD Meds to Undiagnosed Kids, Experts Urge

Neurologists say some doctors are prescribing these drugs as a way to boost school performance

3/13/2013
Sports Help Dads, Daughters Bond, Study Says

Many shared activities can help cement relationship, researchers find

3/4/2013
Most Kids With Autism Overcome Language Delays, Study Finds

70 percent achieved 'phrase' or higher-level speech

3/1/2013
City Kids Exposed to More Lead From Contaminated Dust in Summer

Scientists found that wind, humidity raise levels of airborne particles

3/1/2013
Plastics Chemical BPA Tied to Higher Asthma Risk in Kids

While study did not show cause and effect, expert said it's best to avoid exposure

2/27/2013
Animals May Boost Social Interaction in Kids With Autism

Study found children were more talkative and engaged with people in presence of small pets

2/27/2013
Brain Connections Differ in Children With Autism

Study found more short-range connections, fewer long-range connections

2/26/2013
Gene Disorder Screen Benefits Baby Boys, Girls Equally: Study

It was previously thought that the deadly form of the birth defect was easier to spot in girls

2/25/2013
Slow-Growing Babies Nearly Catch Up With Peers by Teens

Large study found those with delayed weight gain reached normal range by 13

2/25/2013
Food Allergies Tied to Impaired Growth in Kids

Early study suggests that avoiding allergy triggers might be a factor

2/22/2013
Children Born With Heart Defects Show Growth Lags 3 Years Later

Study found gaps in weight, length and head size compared to other kids

2/21/2013
Fetal Heart May Develop Later in Pregnancy Than Thought

British study suggests muscle may not be fully formed until 20th week

2/21/2013
Health Tip: Reading to Baby

It helps the child grow intellectually and develop