Child Development News

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3/16/2012
Deaf People Have More Mental Health Problems, Less Access to Care

Review finds patients need doctors skilled at communication

3/16/2012
With Spanking, Nature and Nurture Create More Aggression, Study Suggests

Physical discipline seen to make problem worse in boys with certain genetic tendencies

3/16/2012
Stressed Parents May Affect Preemie Behavior Later

Aggression, distraction more likely at 3 if mom, dad seemed troubled when child turns 2, researchers report

3/15/2012
Fetal Exposure to Cellphone Radiation Tied to ADHD-Like Symptoms in Mice

Behaviors seemed to rise with added exposure, but experts stress that rodent findings are preliminary

3/15/2012
Giving Birth to Small Babies Linked to Heart Disease in Moms: Study

Risk of cardiovascular trouble was nearly doubled for these women

3/13/2012
Mothers on Antidepressants Less Likely to Breast-Feed: Study

Pregnant women who take selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors may need more nursing education

3/12/2012
Exercise Might Boost Kids' Academic Ability

Pretest 'warm-ups' boosted test scores in study of Italian schoolchildren

3/12/2012
Stair-Related Injuries a Threat to Preschoolers: Study

Study estimates 931,000 youngsters hurt from 1999 to 2008

3/9/2012
EKG Testing May Spot Fatal Heart Conditions in Children

Evidence review looked at three conditions that cause sudden cardiac death

3/7/2012
Self-Centered Kids May Just Have Immature Brains

Study suggests poor impulse control improves with age

3/7/2012
Drug Approved to Prevent Respiratory Distress Syndrome

Surfaxin treats lung disorder that affects premature babies

3/6/2012
Ban on Public Smoking Linked to Fewer Preterm Deliveries

After Scotland put new laws in place, even nonsmoking pregnant women benefited, study found

3/6/2012
Amish Farm Kids Have Lower Asthma, Allergy Risk: Study

Findings on Swiss children support notion that early exposure to allergens may be beneficial

3/5/2012
Moms' Antidepressants May Affect Babies' Head Size: Study

Pregnant women may want to try alternatives to treat depression, experts say

3/5/2012
Late Preemie Birth May Be Linked to Higher Asthma Risk

About 1 in 4 born at 34 to 37 weeks' gestation developed respiratory disease by age 8, study finds

3/5/2012
Youngest Kids in Class More Apt to Get ADHD Diagnosis: Study

Researchers suggest some may just be immature for their grade

3/5/2012
Smoke Exposure Late in Pregnancy Might Boost Baby's Eczema Risk

But study finds no raised risk for skin condition from exposure early in pregnancy or after birth

3/2/2012
Young Puzzle-Solvers May Be Tomorrow's Engineers

Study found playing with puzzles at early age helps children develop spatial skills

3/2/2012
Parents' Wishes Sway Docs' Choices on Preterm Deliveries

Study found practice, counseling in very early gestation differed greatly among obstetricians

3/2/2012
Timing of Preemie Birth May Be Key to Kids' Health Later

The earlier the delivery, the poorer the health at ages 3 to 5, researchers say

2/29/2012
Dad's Depression May Rub Off on Child's Behavior

Unemployment and depression often go hand in hand, study says

2/29/2012
Nicotine Patches May Not Help During Pregnancy

Most women stopped using them early, making it harder to draw conclusions, study says

2/29/2012
Preschool Kids Best Prepared for Kindergarten: Study

Minority and poor children benefit most from early education

2/29/2012
Sports Concussion: Myths and Facts

Expert describes recognition, symptoms and proper treatment of common injury

2/29/2012
Efforts to Improve Research on Kids' Drugs Paying Off: Report

But information still limited on long-term safety, efficacy, especially for infants

2/28/2012
Ecstasy Use During Pregnancy May Harm Fetus: Study

Babies exposed to ecstasy in utero had poorer motor skills, coordination at 4 months

2/27/2012
As Youth Baseball Season Nears, Experts Urge Injury Prevention

Seek help when kids show signs of overuse-linked problems, pediatricians say

2/27/2012
Exclusive Breast-Feeding Best for Baby: Experts

Pediatricians reaffirm nursing's benefits for mother and child

2/27/2012
'Active' Video Games May Not Boost Kids' Fitness: Study

Wii games were no better than 'inactive' selections, researchers found

2/22/2012
Toddlers With Angry Parents May Have More Temper Tantrums

Youngsters tend to mimic coping behaviors they see at home, study shows

2/20/2012
Study Links Colic in Infants to Migraines in Moms

Mothers with chronic headache condition more than twice as likely to have babies who cry excessively

2/17/2012
Motor Impairments Appear to Be a Characteristic of Autism

Study suggests that the disorder itself may be behind patients' difficulty with physical skills

2/16/2012
U.S. Teen Driving Deaths Up: Report

Fatalities for 16- and 17-year-olds rose 11 percent in 2011, the first increase in years

2/16/2012
1 in 10 U.S. Kids Lives With Parent Who Has Abused Alcohol: Report

In many homes, the sole caregiver has a drinking problem, researchers say

2/16/2012
Health Tip: Is Your Baby Breast-Feeding Enough?

Signs that baby is getting plenty to eat

2/15/2012
Babies May Be Smarter Than You Think

Word comprehension is evident at 6 or 9 months, study finds

2/14/2012
Teens With Autism Preoccupied With TV, Video Games: Study

But they're much less likely to use screen time for social media or email

2/14/2012
Don't Forget Your Kids on Valentine's Day

Experts suggest ways to show love and respect for your children all year long

2/13/2012
Mom's Vitamin D Levels Linked to Language Problems in Kids

Study finds association between low levels in pregnancy and development at ages 5 & 10

2/11/2012
Kindergartners Who Can Pay Attention May Reap Benefits Later

Study showed the skill served them well in later grades

2/10/2012
When Mom Has Pregnancy Diabetes, Breast-Feeding Curbs Child Obesity

Long-term study found lower BMI in children breast-fed at least 6 months

2/10/2012
Study Weighs Pros, Cons of Home or Hospital Birth

More seizures, lower Apgar scores found in home

2/10/2012
Chemo During Pregnancy Doesn't Seem to Harm Baby

Study suggests treatment of expectant mothers is feasible after first trimester

2/8/2012
Screening Moms-to-Be for Thyroid Trouble May Not Help Offspring

Study finds intervening early in pregnancy had no effect on children's mental function later

2/8/2012
Quality Day Care Predicts Later Parental Involvement in School

Mothers whose kids attended good day care were more involved in their children's schools later on

2/7/2012
Letting Baby Eat Finger Foods May Spur Healthier Weight

Babies who are spoon-fed purees more likely to prefer sweets, become overweight, study says

2/6/2012
Spanking Produces Troubled Kids, Study Contends

Punishment linked to more aggression in children, two decades of research shows

2/3/2012
Why Human Brains Are Smarter Than Chimp Brains

Synapses in key brain region continues to develop much longer in babies than in primates, study finds

2/3/2012
Health Tip: Teach Your Toddler Good Behavior

Suggestions for disciplining your little one

2/2/2012
Stroke Can Impact a Child's Language, Hand-Eye Coordination

Problems lingered 10 months after the stroke, research finds