Child Development News

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11/17/2011
Bipolar Kids May Focus on Different Facial Features

Avoiding eyes could make it harder to determine others' emotions, study says

11/9/2011
Study Spots Early Signs of Math Disabilities in Kids

Certain difficulties in kindergarten predicted problems by fifth grade

11/8/2011
Health Tip: Causes of Failure to Thrive in Babies

Typical reasons for this condition

11/7/2011
Where a Child Is Tested May Affect Autism Diagnosis

Centers vary on how a child is deemed to have autism, Asperger or other developmental disorder

11/4/2011
Mentoring Works Best When Adults, Kids Share Common Interests

Most programs aren't effective when the kids have really serious problems, researchers say

10/31/2011
Many Parents Skipping Kids' Shots, Putting Other Kids at Risk

In California study, 1 in 5 children at some schools intentionally unvaccinated, raising concerns

10/28/2011
Preschool Peers May Boost Language Skills in Kids

Low-ability students improve when placed in classes with higher-achieving children, study finds

10/26/2011
Bond With Teacher Can Help Curb Aggression in Kids

Twins study suggests student-teacher relationship counters genetic disposition to bad behavior

10/24/2011
Outdoor Time May Reduce Nearsightedness in Children

Kids with myopia spend about four hours less outside each week than others, study shows

10/24/2011
Could Airway Abnormality Point to Autism?

Researcher noticed difference in lung structure of children with autism spectrum disorder

10/21/2011
Blocked Tear Ducts Linked to 'Lazy Eye' in Kids

These children need comprehensive eye examinations, researchers say

10/21/2011
Some Kids Respond Better to ADHD Drug Than Others

Gene variant may predict which children do better on methylphenidate

10/20/2011
Teen Drivers Prone to 'G-Force' Errors, Researchers Say

Sudden braking, high-speed turns and other common mistakes contribute to higher crash rate

10/18/2011
'Screen-Free' Play Best for Toddlers' Brains

Even 'educational' programming is less healthy than independent play, experts say

10/17/2011
Profanity on TV Linked to Foul-Mouthed Kids

But study doesn't confirm 4-letter words in media cause kids to cuss

10/14/2011
Protein May Help Spot Newborns With Brain Damage

Doctors already track GFAP levels to measure brain injury in adults

10/13/2011
Young Children Collaborate Better Than Chimps

Three-year-old kids preferred to solve problems together, unlike primates

10/13/2011
Overzealous Parents, Coaches Take the Fun From Kids' Sports

The result: It might push children away from physical activity

10/12/2011
Preemies With Faster Brain Growth May End Up Smarter

British study found growth rate of the cortex predicted scores on intelligence tests

10/11/2011
Children of Older Dads Fare as Well in School as Other Kids

Findings contradict other research that found paternal age could negatively impact children's IQ

10/11/2011
Folic Acid in Pregnancy May Prevent Kids' Language Delays

Moms started supplements before conception in Norwegian study

10/9/2011
Kids May Develop a Sense of Fairness Earlier Than Thought

Toddlers who are quick to share toys act surprised when food isn't divided equally, study finds

10/7/2011
Boys With Autism May Grow Faster as Babies

'Overgrowth' in length, weight and head circumference may signal a problem, study finds

10/7/2011
Traffic-Related Pollution Tied to Raised Risk of Preemie Birth

Certain toxins may boost risk by up to 30%, California study finds

10/6/2011
TV Ads Whet Kids' Appetite for Junk Food

But study finds parents can counteract the influence by encouraging healthy choices

10/4/2011
Overweight Kids at Greater Risk for High Blood Pressure

Paves the way for hypertension in adulthood, researchers say

10/4/2011
Stress May Affect Preemies' Brains, Study Shows

Intensive-care stressors range from diaper changes to invasive procedures

10/4/2011
Happy Kids a Product of Genes, Parenting, Study Finds

Positive, supportive home can brighten outlook for children with gloomy dispositions, researchers say

10/3/2011
Facebook Pages May Offer Clues to Underage Drinking

For college students, risks rose as online references to boozing went up, study found

10/3/2011
Early, Intensive Therapy Better for Kids With Autism, Study Finds

Social, communication skills improved more when treatment started at early age

10/3/2011
Could Surgery, Anesthesia While Very Young Hamper Kids' Development?

Study suggests link for multiple procedures for those under 2, but more research needed

9/29/2011
Does Your Picky Eater Have a 'Feeding Disorder'?

It's normal for kids to resist new foods, but rejecting entire food groups may signal a problem

9/28/2011
Lung Function of Late Preemies May Improve With Age

Infants born moderately premature seem to have improved lung function in teen years, study shows

9/27/2011
Fiber Beats Other Remedies for Constipated Kids, Study Says

Processed, 'white' foods blamed for common childhood complaint

9/26/2011
Asthma Can Complicate Diabetes Care in Kids

Untreated asthma may worsen blood sugar control, study suggests, but reasons remain unclear

9/24/2011
Good Moms Seem to Help Poor Kids Become Healthy Adults

Having a nurturing mother may protect against health risks associated with poverty, study finds

9/22/2011
Less Play Time = More Troubled Kids, Experts Say

Adult interference may deprive children of needed challenges, not to mention fun

9/20/2011
Problems From Preterm Birth May Return in Adulthood

Young adults born prematurely have an increased risk of death, finds study

9/20/2011
Can Fatty Acids in Breast Milk or Formula Make Kids Smarter?

Studies find benefits at 14 months and about 10 years

9/19/2011
ADHD Drug Delays Puberty in Male Monkeys, Study Finds

Much more research needed before finding on Ritalin can have implications for humans, experts say

9/19/2011
Obese Kids May Face Social, Emotional Woes

Study finds higher risk for 'peer problems' at age 8 and 9

9/19/2011
Lack of Sleep Hurts Kids' Academic Performance: Study

Primary school children need at least 9 hours of sleep each night, research shows

9/15/2011
Not Enough Kids Drink Low-Fat Milk, U.S. Study Finds

Nearly a third of children and teens report they consume whole milk

9/14/2011
Trouble With Math? Blame Your Lack of 'Numbers Sense'

Math ability is largely something you're born with, study says

9/12/2011
Is 'SpongeBob' Too Much for Young Minds?

4-year-olds did worse in thinking skills after watching the cartoon, study says

9/8/2011
9/11 a Life-Defining Day for the Young

As the 10th anniversary approaches, experts offer advice for parents to help kids cope

9/7/2011
Bilingual Homes Help Babies Exercise Their Brain: Study

Brain flexibility lasts longer when more than one language is spoken at home, research shows

9/2/2011
Some Kids Seem to Cope Better With Bullying

Those who deny it happened or who are worried about popularity struggle more, study finds

9/2/2011
Memory Development Incomplete Until Adulthood: Study

This is why courtroom suggestions can distort teens' remembrances, researchers say

9/2/2011
Close Bond With Mom Helps Keep Teen Boys Safe

Odds for delinquency rose when mother and son were in conflict, study found