Child Development News

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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

10/3/2012
Genes Linked to Retardation Not Inherited, Study Suggests

Testing found new mutations only in people with the condition, not their parents

10/3/2012
Could Hypertension in Pregnancy Harm Child's Thinking Skills for Decades?

Study found those whose mothers experienced high blood pressure scored lower on tests in their 70s

10/2/2012
Poor Sleep in Teen Years Linked to Heart Risks in Adulthood

But association seen in study doesn't prove that sleep problems cause cardiovascular disease

9/28/2012
Common Pesticide Linked to Birth Defect, Study Suggests

Children of Texas mothers living where atrazine most used were more likely to have nasal passage blockage

9/27/2012
What Looks Like Play May Really Be a Science Experiment

Toddlers often test hypotheses, make inferences while having fun, review finds

9/27/2012
More Than Half of Severe Mental Disability Cases Not Inherited: Study

Finding may encourage parents to have more children, researcher says

9/27/2012
Research Lacking on Drugs for Older Children With Autism, Study Finds

Majority seem to be 'taking medications we have very little evidence for,' doctor says

9/26/2012
Declining Funding May Cause U.N. to Fall Short of Health Goals

Improving women's and children's health a priority

9/26/2012
Virus Patterns Where Kids Live May Affect Asthma Risk

Certain respiratory infections more common in urban than suburban infants, study finds

9/26/2012
Obesity Now Puts Kids' Hearts at Risk Later

Large review found increased blood pressure, cholesterol levels and other forerunners of disease

9/25/2012
Stress Linked to Greater Weight Gain in Black Girls, Study Finds

Results may help explain racial differences in obesity rates

9/24/2012
Animal Study Ties Common Chemical to Reproductive Problems

BPA linked to disrupted egg development, miscarriages and birth defects

9/19/2012
Secondhand Smoke in Pregnancy Seems to Harm Baby, Too

Newborns' brain development shows effects of mothers' exposure to passive smoke, researchers say

9/17/2012
Vitamin D in Pregnancy Critical for Brain Development, Study Says

Babies whose mothers had adequate levels appeared to do better on mental, motor tests

9/16/2012
At-Home Moms Cook, Shop, Play More With Kids: Study

But working mothers can still take steps to make sure kids eat right, keep active, expert advises

9/13/2012
Improved Developmental Screening Urged for Hispanic Kids

Many cases of autism missed when parents don't know what signs to look for, researchers say

9/11/2012
Children of U.S. Immigrants May Have Academic Edge

Their mental health is similar to children of native-born Americans, study also finds

9/11/2012
More Pregnant Women on Blood Pressure Drugs: Study

Experts consider some meds safer than others for developing fetus

9/10/2012
Pediatricians' Group Urges Flu Shot for Kids Aged 6 Months and Up

Parents, daycare workers also should be immunized, AAP guidelines say

9/10/2012
Multiple Methods Can Safely Help Babies Get to Sleep, Study Shows

At age 6, no differences seen in attachment, behavior, sleep quality

9/10/2012
Postpartum Depression May Lead to Shorter Kids: Study

It's not certain why, but feeding practices might play a part, expert says

9/7/2012
Super-Shy Preschoolers Might Struggle Academically

Kids who are highly withdrawn may fall behind in math and reading, study suggests

9/6/2012
Kids Develop Sense of Humor by Age 1, Study Finds

At 6 months, babies watched closely as their parents laughed at absurd events, researchers say

9/5/2012
Poor Sleep Among Preschoolers May Be Tied to Special Ed Needs Later

But, study doesn't prove a cause-and-effect link

9/3/2012
Obesity Might Lower Teens' Thinking Skills, Study Suggests

Those with cluster of symptoms did worse on tests, showed brain changes on MRI

9/3/2012
Child's Use of Certain Asthma Drugs Could Shorten Adult Height

But study found impact was slight, a half-inch on average, and steroid meds help control attacks, experts say

8/30/2012
Multiple Abortions May Raise Risk of Preemie Birth Later

First baby born to women who had 3 or more induced abortions more likely to have low birth weight, study says

8/29/2012
Daily Temper Tantrums Not the Norm for Preschoolers: Study

Fewer than 1 in 10 'melt down' that often; finding helps define when parents should be concerned

8/27/2012
Heavy Marijuana Use in Teen Years May Lower IQ Later

Study found those who smoked in adolescence lost roughly 8 points on IQ tests

8/22/2012
Minority Fifth Graders Face Health Obstacles, Study Finds

But with similar schools, family income, disparities declined

8/22/2012
Childhood Music Lessons May Create Better Listeners

Even a few years' training in childhood confers benefits years later, small study suggests

8/21/2012
Unhappy Kids Are More Materialistic, Study Finds

Research with children ages 8 to 10 says TV ads play big part in 'spoiling' those who aren't content

8/21/2012
Popular Characters Can Help Kids Eat Healthy Foods Too

Branding tactics used to sell junk food also may be used to promote better nutrition, research shows

8/21/2012
Antibiotic Use in Infants Tied to Overweight Later: Study

Babies receiving these drugs before 6 months of age were heavier for height at 3 years

8/21/2012
Teens Benefit by Spending More Time With Parents

Encounters with Dad may boost self-worth and social skills the most, research suggests

8/20/2012
Anesthesia Before Age 3 May Raise Risk of Learning Delays: Study

Research found even one exposure is associated with language deficits by age 10

8/16/2012
New Brain Measurements Can Pinpoint Children's Age

Taken together, they might help detect developmental disorders, researchers say

8/16/2012
Kids Who Can Resist Sweets Might Be Slimmer as Adults

Decades-long research shows self-control as tot may mean an obesity-free maturity

8/16/2012
Chemo During Pregnancy Doesn't Seem to Harm Newborn

More research needed on the long-term effects of chemotherapy exposure in the womb, expert says

8/15/2012
High BPA Levels Seen in People With Narrowed Arteries: Study

More of chemical used in plastics showed up in the urine of adults with coronary artery disease

8/15/2012
Drinking in Pregnancy Shows Up in Child's Growth: Study

Research finds reduced height, weight, head size in kids whose mothers drank heavily while expecting