Child Development News

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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

2/20/2013
Brains of Fetuses 'Build a Bridge' Between Regions, Images Show

Research might one day lead to better treatments for disorders such as ADHD, autism, scientists say

2/18/2013
Switching Kids Away From Violent TV May Lower Aggression

Two studies suggest television can have a profound impact on children's behavior

2/14/2013
'Bilingual Babies' Can Tell Languages Apart

Study found even 7-month-olds can start to learn both languages

2/14/2013
Those Childhood Piano Lessons Should Start Early

Research shows that musical training that begins before the age of 7 boosts motor skills

2/13/2013
'Hovering' Moms May Take Fun Out of Play

Preschoolers in study played most cheerfully when mothers were warm but non-interfering

2/12/2013
Praising Kids for Efforts, Not Qualities, May Help Them Succeed

Study finds telling youngsters they're smart, great, wonderful could backfire later

2/11/2013
ADHD Treatments Not Working for Most Young Children

Six-year study starting in preschool found symptoms persisted even for kids on medication

2/10/2013
Early Dental Care Can Help Keep Kids Smiling for Years to Come

Parents urged to make brushing, flossing and visiting dentist a regular habit

2/8/2013
Infants' Inattentiveness Might Signal Later Autism, Study Says

Signs of social impairment may be evident early, research suggests

2/8/2013
Day Care May Not Raise Behavior Woes in Kids After All

Large study from Norway contradicts earlier research from U.S., whose systems differ in many ways

2/7/2013
Maternal Depression, Violence at Home May Raise Child's ADHD Risk

Study found kids who were exposed to one or both before the age of 3 were more likely to be diagnosed by 6

2/5/2013
Diabetes Drug May Offer 'Modest' Weight Loss for Very Obese Teens: Study

Byetta users showed small improvement, but drug is pricey and has side effects

1/30/2013
Obesity May Be Linked to MS Risk in Children

However, study is preliminary and MS still rare in kids, experts say

1/30/2013
Childhood Abuse May Be Tied to Uterine Fibroids: Study

They are the most common type of benign tumor in women of childbearing age

1/25/2013
Lead Levels Down in U.S. Kids, But Asthma Cases Rising: EPA

Report looks at the environment's effect on children's health

1/23/2013
Study Links Epilepsy Drug in Pregnancy to Lower IQ

Children's scores at age 6 were lower if moms took valproate

1/22/2013
One Path to Fitter Kids: More P.E. at School

Study finds that reinstating daily classes would fulfill 1/3rd of U.S. goals for kids' exercise

1/17/2013
Childhood Obesity Rates Drop in New York City, Los Angeles: Study

State programs promoting healthy lifestyles work, but it takes time before results are seen, researchers say

1/17/2013
Obese Kids May Face Immediate Health Woes, Study Finds

Higher rates of ADHD, asthma and learning problems seen in overweight children, study shows

1/15/2013
No Link Between Low Birth Weight, Asthma: Study

Results expand understanding of the disease, expert says

1/14/2013
Researchers Link 25 New Gene Variants to Autism

Finding might one day help predict risk among younger siblings of those with the disorder

1/14/2013
Chimpanzees, Like Humans, Seem to Have Sense of Fairness

Study pitted chimps against children in 'Ultimatum Game'

1/14/2013
Could Baby's Tummy Bacteria Help Spur Colic?

Balance of good/bad microbes may determine which infants have common condition, study suggests

1/11/2013
Heart Muscle Cells Regenerate in Kids, Research Shows

Finding may one day lead to new therapies to repair damaged hearts, study suggests

1/10/2013
Mother-to-Be's Pollen Exposure May Boost Asthma Risk in Baby

Swedish study tied infant hospitalizations to high pollen counts late in pregnancy

1/8/2013
Do Babies Begin Learning Language in the Womb?

Study suggests process starts in last 10 weeks of pregnancy

1/7/2013
Let Babies 'Cry It Out,' Study Suggests

Resist the urge to immediately respond to your infant's nighttime awakenings, researchers say

1/7/2013
Moms May Use TV to Calm Fussy Infants: Study

Babies with obese mothers were most likely to watch up to 3 hours daily instead of playing

1/7/2013
Mental Health of Dads-to-Be May Influence Toddler's Behavior

During pregnancy appointments, ask about father's state of mind, experts say

1/4/2013
Low Vitamin D in Early Pregnancy Tied to Lower Birth Weight

Researchers looked at full-term births from 50 years ago

1/3/2013
Study Tracks Kids' Brain Activity While Watching 'Sesame Street'

Children whose scans seemed most like those of adults did better on tests, researchers say

1/1/2013
Economic Conditions at Birth Linked to Behavior in Teen Years

Being born during a time of chronic unemployment may boost odds of juvenile delinquency, study says

1/1/2013
Health Tip: Boost Baby's Brain With Toys

Choose the right toys to help little ones develop

12/31/2012
Don't Cut School Recess, Pediatricians Say

It helps kids' overall development and gives them a chance to decompress

12/27/2012
'Teaching Gardens' Nurture Kids' Interest in Healthy Foods

An idea that began at the White House can take root in almost any home, one expert says

12/27/2012
Kids and Healthy Eating Can Go Together

Initiatives from cooking classes to 'teaching gardens' can make it happen

12/26/2012
College-Bound Girls May Feel Pressure to 'Speak Properly'

Study found they were more likely to drop their 'local' accent

12/26/2012
Young Girl's Plea For Contact Lenses Pays Off

Preteen's organized personality was key to safe use of these devices, mom says

12/26/2012
What's Best for Kids' Eye Health? Experts Give Insight

Advice on diet, screening, and proper use of glasses and contacts