Child Development News

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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

12/21/2012
Omega-3s in Formula Can Help Baby's Eyesight: Review

Breast-fed babies already have this advantage, experts note

12/20/2012
Family Meals Encourage Kids to Eat More Veggies, Fruit: Study

Researchers also found that children mimic parents' healthy eating habits

12/20/2012
Early Language Skills Reduce Preschool Tantrums, Study Finds

Verbalizing their frustrations may help little ones cope

12/20/2012
'Not Fair!' How Sibling Fights May Lead to Later Mood Problems

Everyday teen issues can contribute to depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, researchers say

12/20/2012
Motivation and Study, Not IQ, Are Keys to Kids' Math Success

Research highlights role of learning skills, determination in developing numerical competence

12/19/2012
12/17/2012
Having Babies Sit Up May Help Them Learn

They can fully explore nearby objects that way, study says

12/17/2012
12/14/2012
Less Mental Decline Seen in Older Blacks Who Went Hungry as Kids

Reason for possible protective effect is unclear, researchers say

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