Child Development News

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8/15/2012
More Delays in Brain Growth Seen With ADHD

Latest study finds the covering of the cerebral cortex developed more slowly

8/15/2012
Health Tip: Get Baby Moving

Exercise is healthy, even for infants

8/13/2012
Hepatitis C Treatment May Hamper Kids' Growth

Study found weight returned to normal after peginterferon, but not always height

8/10/2012
Pay Attention in Preschool, Graduate From College: Study

Certain social, behavioral skills at young age key to later academic success, researchers found

8/10/2012
Childhood Friendships May Be Key to Adult Happiness

Quality of relationships has more effect than intelligence or academic record, study finds

8/7/2012
Parents Spank, Slap Kids in Public More Often Than Thought

And fathers are more likely than people think to use a gentle approach, study found

8/2/2012
Pregnant Mothers' Gut Changes May Support Fetal Growth

Women's gut microbes become less 'normal' and less diverse as pregnancy progresses, study shows

8/1/2012
Pets May Help Kids With Autism Develop Social Skills

Study found if animal came into home after child was born, communication improved

8/1/2012
Signs of ADHD Evident by Preschool, Expert Says

Early identification improves odds for social, academic success

7/30/2012
Heart Defect at Birth Signals Need to Check for Other Disorders: AHA

Early evaluations can catch related developmental problems, experts say

7/30/2012
Scientists ID New Gene Linked to Vision Loss in Infants

18 genes now associated with Leber congenital amaurosis, a rare inherited retinal disease

7/24/2012
Child Abuse Linked to Higher Odds for Cancer as Adult

Tumor risk rose with the frequency, intensity of childhood trauma, study found

7/24/2012
Neglect May Harm Brain Growth in Children

Moving to a more nurturing environment can partially restore some of the lost white matter, study suggests

7/23/2012
Heavy Drinking in Pregnancy Linked to Host of Problems in Children

Even in kids without fetal alcohol syndrome, study found higher risk for mental abnormalities

7/23/2012
Parents of Severely Disabled Kids Say They Enrich Their Lives

Families dealing with trisomy 13-18 face grim predictions, turn to online support, study found

7/23/2012
'Toe-Walking' More Common in Kids With Mental Woes: Study

Many healthy children also adopt this stance, which can lead to posture problems, experts say

7/23/2012
Mom's HIV Drugs May Pass to Baby in Womb, Breast-Feeding

Hair, blood samples revealed HIV-negative infants were exposed to antiretrovirals, researchers say

7/20/2012
Simple Measures May Curb Excessive Weight Gain in Pregnancy

A walking program and healthy meal plan kept moms-to-be from gaining extra pounds during study

7/19/2012
Dad's Early Engagement With Son May Shape Behavior Later

Study found connection at age 3 months made difference by a baby's first birthday

7/19/2012
1 in 13 Pregnant Women Drinks, CDC Says

Binge drinking also a problem among a small minority of moms-to-be, new study finds

7/17/2012
Plastics Chemical in Dental Fillings Might Affect Children's Behavior: Study

But research could not prove bisphenol-A (BPA) caused the subtle changes

7/16/2012
Preschool TV Habits Linked to 4th-Grade Waist Size, Fitness

Youngsters who watched more TV had bigger bellies, lower muscular fitness levels, study finds

7/13/2012
Obesity Alone May Not Hurt Kids' Classroom Performance

Study suggests that socioeconomic, genetic factors have greater effect

7/12/2012
Babies Born to Obese Mothers May Have Low Iron: Study

Iron deficiency at birth can lead to developmental delays

7/12/2012
Gene Mutation Linked to Facial, Skull Abnormalities

Seems to play a role in brain-cell survival, but more research is needed, scientists say

7/12/2012
Caffeine in Pregnancy Won't Harm Offspring: Study

But too much of the stimulant might still be dangerous, other experts say

7/12/2012
Disabled Kids 4 Times More Likely to Suffer Violence: Study

Children with mental, intellectual disabilities at greatest risk for sexual abuse, analysis shows

7/10/2012
H1N1 Flu Vaccine Safe for Expectant Moms, Offspring: Study

Second study reports slight increase in Guillain-Barre syndrome after vaccination

7/6/2012
Infant Formula Can Be a Major Source of BPA: Experts

Some makers have switched to products free of the preservative, but labeling remains unclear

7/5/2012
Parents Key to Whether Kids Get Enough Exercise, Studies Find

When grownups aren't around, children spend less time being active

6/29/2012
Toddlers Are Happier to Give Than Receive: Study

Sharing their own treats was most rewarding, their reactions showed

6/28/2012
Standing at Work All Day While Pregnant Linked to Smaller Babies

Infant head size may be affected if mom-to-be spends long hours on her feet, researchers say

6/25/2012
Delaying ADHD Meds Could Hurt Kids' Math Scores

Study finds starting stimulant drugs sooner helps prevent academic decline

6/22/2012
HIV Exposure Before Birth May Raise Kids' Risk of Hearing Loss

HIV-positive children most likely to have problems with sound transmission, study found

6/22/2012
Exercise Won't Affect Breast Milk, Baby's Growth: Study

But evidence is sparse and more study is needed, researchers say

6/22/2012
Active, Outdoor Teens Are Happier Teens: Study

And those who spend more time indoors in front of screens are more likely to feel lonely, shy

6/21/2012
Study Ties Kids' Allergy Risks to Antibacterials, Preservatives

Chemicals in some soaps, toothpaste, mouthwash may play a role in immune system development

6/18/2012
Brain-Injury Recovery Varies Widely Among Children

Evidence review finds that cause of injury can make a difference

6/15/2012
Fathers Can Teach Their Children Persistence: Study

'Authoritative' parenting brings out perseverance skills in kids

6/15/2012
Parents' Fighting May Have Long-Lasting Effect on Kids

But if conflict is handled constructively, children's sense of security stays intact, research suggests

6/15/2012
Kids With Autism Face Health Care Disparities, Study Finds

These children have less access to specialized care than kids with other illnesses, researchers say

6/15/2012
Dad's Love Can Be Crucial for Happy Childhood, Study Confirms

For many kids, rejection by father can be even more devastating than by mother

6/14/2012
Vision Problems Tied to Extreme Prematurity in Study

Danish researchers found link between brain damage, sharpness of eyesight

6/14/2012
Mom's Smoking Tied to Dangerous Gut Illness in Preemies

Study found it was strongest risk factor for 'necrotizing enterocolitis' in newborns

6/14/2012
Research Solves How Fetus Is Shielded From Immune System

Moms' immune response gets deactivated in the structure that houses the placenta and fetus

6/14/2012
Overweight Kids May Do Worse in Math: Study

Researchers looked at test scores from kindergarten to 5th grade

6/7/2012
Most 'Extreme Preemies' Grow Into Happy, Healthy Teens

These children, born at less than 2.2 pounds, tended to fare well by adolescence, study found

6/4/2012
Parental Abuse, Neglect Linked to Increased Skin Cancer Risk

Study found those who suffered it were more likely to get second skin cancer later in life

6/1/2012
Young Girls, Boys Can Compete on Equal Level

Analysis of nearly 2 million swim records found little or no difference until age 13

5/30/2012
'Cooling' Helps Oxygen-Deprived Newborns: Study

While not a cure, hypothermia treatment may boost long-term survival