Child Development News

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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

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