Child Development News

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12/12/2012
Gene Study Uncovers More Autism Clues

Scientists spot nearly 100 genes linking the disorder with inherited fragile X syndrome

12/10/2012
Young Binge Eaters Prone to Illicit Drug Use: Study

Overeating occurred first in large review of 17,000 boys and girls

12/10/2012
Could Kids' Salt Intake Affect Their Weight?

Study found those who consumed more sodium also drank more sugary beverages

12/6/2012
Plastics Chemical BPA Found in Fetal Livers

Fetuses less able to rid body of the worrisome chemical than adults, researchers say

12/4/2012
Is Childhood Intelligence Linked to Pain Problems in Adulthood?

Kids who do worse in school more likely to have manual jobs, smoke and be overweight, study suggests

12/3/2012
Tap-Water Chemical May Be Linked to Food Allergy

Pesticide-treated fruits, vegetables may also harbor the compound, researchers say

11/30/2012
Could Baby's Crying Give Clues to Autism?

Small study found subtle differences in sounds made by at-risk infants through computer analysis

11/30/2012
Make Sure Toys You Buy Are Safe for Tots

Keep kids' ages in mind when shopping, doctors urge

11/29/2012
Violence in a Soldier's Past May Up PTSD Risk

Study found those abused as kids, attacked by spouses were more likely to develop the condition

11/29/2012
Teen Behavior Problems, Not Depression, Tied to Lower Grades

Study also linked delinquency, substance use to lesser education degrees

11/28/2012
Toxic Chemicals in Many Couches Sold in U.S.: Report

Flame-retardants Tris and pentaBDE have been tied to cancer, hormone problems

11/27/2012
Smoking in Pregnancy Tied to Poor Reading Skills in Kids: Study

Mothers with pack-a-day habits may have children who lag behind classmates

11/27/2012
U.S. Kids Getting Enough Sleep After All: Survey

Amounts reported for infants, children, teens in line with CDC recommendations

11/26/2012
Study Sees Possible Link Between Air Pollution and Autism Risk

Infants in high-smog areas were more likely to develop the condition

11/22/2012
Secondhand Smoke Very Unhealthy for Kids in Cars: Study

Backseat exposure to polluted air is worse than in restaurants, bars, casinos

11/19/2012
Bigger Babies Have Bigger Brains as Teens: Study

But difference doesn't seem to affect brain functioning later in life

11/19/2012
Chronic Pain Is Often a Family Affair, Study Finds

Teens whose parents suffered such discomfort were at higher risk themselves

11/19/2012
Happier Childhoods Tied to More Wealth as Adults: Study

Cause-and-effect link isn't proven, but it's possible sunnier folk get promoted more, experts say

11/19/2012
Kids in Daycare More Prone to Be Overweight

Researchers don't yet have an explanation for the link

11/16/2012
Does Eating Fish During Infancy Cut Asthma Risk?

Researchers say timing is key, but one expert advises against seafood for babies

11/16/2012
Kids With Autism and Child Prodigies May Share Certain Traits

Study found high attention to detail, working memory scores

11/15/2012
Flame Retardants in Furniture, Carpets Might Affect Kids' Development

California study found that higher exposures were linked to IQ, attention deficits

11/14/2012
Moderate Drinking in Pregnancy Tied to Lower IQ in Child

Study finds 1 to 6 weekly drinks could be harmful

11/12/2012
Early Exposure to Stress at Home Affects Girls' Brains, Study Says

The result may be more anxiety in females than males, research suggests

11/12/2012
Study Explores Possible Tie Between Fever, Flu in Pregnancy and Autism

Even if higher risk exists, it's still very small, researcher stressed

11/9/2012
Better Economic Status Tied to Peanut Allergy in Kids: Study

For children aged 1 to 9, living in affluent household may raise risk, researchers say

11/2/2012
Summer Babies Less Likely to Be CEOs, Study Contends

Children born in June, July don't seem to do as well in corporate ranks

11/1/2012
Obese Children Struggle With Joint Pain: Study

Experts say vicious cycle of inactivity, poor diet set overweight kids up for arthritis as adults

11/1/2012
Fewer U.S. Kids Dying of Diabetes: CDC

More than 60 percent decline over 4 decades is likely due to better treatment, awareness

11/1/2012
Liberal or Conservative: Study Finds Childhood Influence

Did you talk back to your parents? Were you fearful or focused?

11/1/2012
For Many, 'Superstorm' Sandy Could Take Toll on Mental Health

People who were impacted by the event will have symptoms, but they should fade, experts say

10/31/2012
Play-Focused Program Might Help Kids With Autism

Success of intensive interactive therapy highlights value of early intervention, researchers report

10/30/2012
Homelessness, Frequent Moves Affect How Kids Do in School

Study finds some children show 'academic resilience' and keep up with peers

10/30/2012
Autism Tough to Spot Before 6 Months of Age, Study Suggests

Signs didn't typically emerge until later, and early diagnosis didn't mean case was more severe

10/29/2012
Potty-Training Method Won't Affect Tot's Health: Study

Rather than arguing or punishing, parents can help make this a positive experience

10/25/2012
Foster Kids Adopted by Same-Sex Parents Make Big Gains, Study Says

Children progressed as quickly as those placed in heterosexual homes

10/22/2012
Little Evidence Organic Food Better in Long Run: Report

But pediatricians' group acknowledged that lower pesticide levels may be better for growing brain

10/19/2012
Kids With Autism Find It Hard to Describe Poor Behavior, Study Finds

Scans showed less brain activity in areas involved with language when these kids saw others being bad

10/18/2012
Caring Parents Less Likely to Raise a Bully, Study Finds

Encouraging academics, positive communication are key

10/18/2012
10/16/2012
Parents' Love in Infancy Pays Off Later, Study Finds

School-age kids had fewer psychological woes if even one parent formed a strong bond early on

10/15/2012
Some Boys With ADHD May Struggle as Adults

Study found 20% more likely to have trouble with schooling, relationships or jobs

10/12/2012
Could Stem Cells Treat Autism? Newly Approved Study May Tell

Children will receive infusion of stem cells from their own umbilical cord blood

10/9/2012
Importance of Family Meals Questioned

Study finds shared breakfasts, dinners have no effect on kids' academics, behavior

10/8/2012
Antidepressants in Pregnancy May Affect Babies' Language Development

Study didn't look at long-term impact on children's speech milestones

10/8/2012
Nearly Half of Children With Autism Wander From Safety: Survey

Advocates say a system such as Amber Alerts is needed for these kids

10/8/2012
Health Tip: Starting Baby on Solid Foods

Make them easier to swallow

10/5/2012
Late-Preterm Babies Needing ICU Catch Up With Other Preemies: Study

By age 3, both groups show similar developmental progress

10/4/2012
BPA Exposure Impacts Pregnant Women's Thyroids, Study Suggests

Widely used chemical linked to lower levels of hormone in newborn boys, but not girls

10/3/2012
Early Humans Commonly Consumed Meat, Researchers Say

Lesions on skull fragment indicate that meat was regular part of diet more than a million years ago