Child Development News

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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

5/30/2012
Infant 'Smarts' Similar With Different Types of Formula: Study

But breast-fed babies score slightly higher than those on soy or cow's milk formulas

5/30/2012
FDA Warns of Fake Version of ADHD Drug Adderall

Counterfeit drug lacks active ingredient; real medicine is currently in short supply

5/29/2012
Fever During Pregnancy May Raise Odds for Autism in Offspring

But experts say taking fever-relieving meds cuts the risk

5/28/2012
Doubt Cast on Usefulness of 'Sensory' Therapies for Autism

Experts say proof is lacking for these techniques in other disorders, too

5/24/2012
Babies' Vulnerability to Colds Tied to Immune Response at Birth

Small study found some infants had up to 10 colds in their first year

5/24/2012
Autism Often Not Diagnosed Until Age 5 or Older: U.S. Report

But earlier interventions make a big difference, experts say

5/24/2012
C-Section May Hike Risk for Toddlers' Obesity, Study Suggests

By age 3, Caesarean babies are more likely to be overweight, researchers found

5/16/2012
Developmental Woes Common in Siblings of Children With Autism

Some show subtle developmental delays, study finds

5/14/2012
Baby Bottles, Pacifiers, Sippy Cups Can Injure

Nationwide survey of ER visits revealed rates of cuts and bruises for infants, toddlers

5/7/2012
In Mom's Eyes, Overweight Toddler May Not Be

Study finds many mothers misjudge child's 'weight status,' thinking plumpness equals good parenting

5/4/2012
Prenatal Smoking Linked to High-Functioning Autism in Kids

But study only found slight association, not a cause-and-effect relationship

5/3/2012
HIV Drug Tenofovir Safe During Pregnancy, Study Suggests

Baby's birth size not affected, but more research needed for long-term risks, experts say

4/30/2012
Insecticide Linked to Brain Abnormalities in Kids

But study doesn't prove exposure caused the differences

4/30/2012
Mothers' Stress Could Cause Iron Deficiency in Newborns

Study found lower iron in babies when women were exposed to violence early in pregnancy

4/30/2012
Pacifiers Don't Discourage Breast-Feeding, Study Says

Formula feedings actually rose after 'binkies' were banned on a hospital maternity unit

4/30/2012
Low-Income Mothers May Overfeed Their Infants

Depression, being single also linked to tendency to add cereal to baby bottle, which promotes obesity

4/27/2012
Animals More Interesting to Kids Than Toys, Study Shows

Children even prefer spiders and snakes over inanimate objects, researchers say

4/26/2012
Battling the Bullying of an Autistic Child

Parents feel their child's pain, frustration, and need to seek out help and support services

4/24/2012
Impulsive Tots at Risk for Gambling Problems Later: Study

Self-control in preschool years may improve life outcomes in adulthood

4/23/2012
Cyberbullying May Call for New Prevention Tactics

Existing anti-bully programs won't get through to online aggressors, researcher says

4/20/2012
U.S. Children Exposed to Hours of Background TV Daily

Parents urged to keep sets out of kids' bedrooms and to limit exposure

4/17/2012
Overweight Pregnant Women at Higher Risk for Complications

Moms with elevated blood sugar also may fall under doctors' radar, researchers say

4/17/2012
Depressed Moms May Hinder Babies' Sleep

Sad, anxious mothers may seek comfort by picking up their child at night, study suggests

4/16/2012
Troubled Homes May Fuel Obesity in Girls

Study found nearly doubled risk in families coping with poverty, drug abuse, other stress

4/13/2012
Even Preschoolers View the Overweight Negatively

Young children judged heavier kids more harshly than they did normal-weight kids, study shows

4/12/2012
Even Toddlers Succumb to Peer Pressure, Study Says

2-year-olds -- like chimps -- follow the majority

4/12/2012
Vitamin D Doesn't Help Kids Do Better in School, Study Finds

U.K. researchers say vitamin's possible brain benefits might only hold for adults

4/11/2012
In Mice, Drug Reverses Symptoms of Condition Linked to Autism

It works by acting on a neurotransmitter tied to Fragile X syndrome, researchers report

4/10/2012
Young Americans Need to Cut Calorie Intake: Study

Without reducing consumption, more than one in five children will be obese by 2020