Child Development News

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8/30/2011
Flame Retardants Tied to Lower Birth Weights

Phased out in 2004, the chemicals remain in older furnishings and household items, study says

8/30/2011
Mother's Love Can Help Babies With Difficult Temperaments

Irritable babies who are secure in their attachment to mom do better as toddlers

8/24/2011
Breast-Feeding Won't Prevent Kids' Eczema, Researchers Say

Babies that were exclusively breast-fed just as likely to develop common skin disorder, study finds

8/23/2011
Boys Mature Sexually Earlier Than Ever Before: Study

For males, 'being 18 today is like being 22 in 1800,' researcher says

8/22/2011
Abuse, Neglect in Childhood Linked to Depression in Adulthood

This kind of depression is also harder to treat, study finds

8/17/2011
Cartoon Characters Prod Kids to Nag for Unhealthy Foods

Study finds TV ads key element in why young children whine for sugary treats

8/11/2011
Like Those in Humans, Baby Chimps' Forebrains Immature

White matter increases, but not at the same rate as human infants, study finds

8/9/2011
Healthy Lunch and Breakfast Keep Students Alert

Expert offer tips on avoiding the same-old sandwich syndrome

8/8/2011
Bullying Takes Toll on High School Test Scores

Study shows students' performance drops up to 6 percent amid climate of bullying

8/3/2011
Parenting Style May Affect Child's Mental Health

Depression, anxiety less likely when mom takes kids' personalities into account, study finds

8/3/2011
Many Kids Now Engage in Media 'Multi-Tasking'

Filling every empty moment, they switch between phones, TV, computers, UK study finds

8/1/2011
Childhood Depression, Anxiety Tied to Pain in Adulthood

Kids living with adversity, such as abuse, more likely to have chronic diseases later, study finds

8/1/2011
Study Tracks Masturbation Trends Among U.S. Teens

Data from nationwide survey finds boys starting earlier, doing more often than girls

8/1/2011
More Families Turning to Public Plans for Children's Health Care

Lost jobs, expanded access to government-sponsored coverage is spurring the trend, researchers say

7/29/2011
New Dog Gene May Shed Light on Childhood Epilepsy

Researchers hope the discovery will aid understanding of human brain development

7/28/2011
Growing Up Near Livestock Tied to Blood Cancers

Risk was three times higher for people raised on a poultry farm, New Zealand study finds

7/28/2011
Coaches Can Play Big Role in How Kids Feel About Sports

Best ones foster team spirit, encourage kids to strive for personal best, study finds

7/27/2011
Scientists ID Gene Linked to Syndrome Behind Elephant Man Disease

Hope is that cancer therapies might one day prove useful

7/27/2011
Cell Phones Don't Seem to Pose Cancer Risk to Kids: Study

But the researchers and other experts urge more research on possible link

7/27/2011
Kids From Unplanned Pregnancies Tend to Lag Behind Intellectually

But British study pins the blame on children's socioeconomic status

7/26/2011
Poor Health Linked to Very Preemie Birth Stabilizes by Adolescence

One exception was rising rate of obesity in these initially underweight kids, finds study

7/25/2011
Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual Teens Often Homeless: Study

And many live without family support or supervision, survey finds

7/22/2011
Children Fare OK if Mom Works, Study Finds

Kids appear best off when both parents are gainfully employed, U.K. researchers say

7/20/2011
Preemies at Risk for Psychiatric Disorders as Teens, Study Contends

Injuries suffered before or after birth linked to problems such as ADHD, say researchers, calling for more studies

7/18/2011
Sharing Bed With Toddler Won't Harm Development: Study

Practice made no difference in later tests for learning, behavioral issues

7/15/2011
Kids of Moms With History of Depression Seem Less Happy

Those who rarely smile, laugh or hug may be at higher risk of depression, study suggests

7/14/2011
Less Lighting Up in Movies Aimed at Kids

For fifth straight year, fewer characters are smoking in youth-oriented films, study finds

7/7/2011
Religious Identity Remains Constant in Teen Years: Study

Participation may decline, but belief system stays steady through high school, research suggests

7/6/2011
Urban, Low-Income Kids More Likely to Walk or Bike to School

It's an easy, affordable way to get more physical activity into the day, researchers say

7/5/2011
Tots Who Are 'Late Talkers' Typically Turn Out Fine: Study

Children not talking by age 2 usually catch up with no lasting issues, researchers say

7/5/2011
Environment May Be Especially Key to Autism: Study

Other research finds that certain antidepressants taken in pregnancy might influence risk

7/1/2011
Understanding Numbers Isn't as Simple as 1, 2, 3

Researchers say '4' is magic number for kids to really comprehend counting

7/1/2011
Emotional, Behavioral Issues Affect Many Kids in Foster Care

Identifying such problems may lead to improved care for these children, researchers suggest

6/30/2011
A Child's Surgery May Prompt Parents to Try to Quit Smoking

Exposure to secondhand smoke is especially harmful postsurgery, experts say

6/28/2011
Health Tip: Why Your Child Is Wetting the Bed

Here's a list of potential risk factors

6/27/2011
Many Pediatricians Aren't Testing Tots for Developmental Delays

More than half aren't using standardized screening methods for kids under 3, study finds

6/27/2011
Content, Timing of TV Can Take Toll on Kids' Sleep

Study found violent content, evening screen time shortens shut-eye for preschoolers

6/24/2011
Extreme Dieting Often Lasts From Early Teens to Adulthood

Girls and young women are more likely to do it, but boys aren't immune, study finds

6/23/2011
Effects of Premature Birth May Stretch Into Adulthood: Study

21-year study found physical, psychological differences compared to those born full-term

6/23/2011
Teens Look to Parents as Guide to Healthy Sexual Behaviors

Study found Mom, Dad most often key to developing attitudes, not friends or media

6/21/2011
Parents Find Media Rating Systems Lacking

Create a univeral system to rate movies, TV and video games, study suggests

6/21/2011
Making Sure Child's Play Doesn't Turn Into Gunplay

Nationwide 'ASK' campaign urges parents to ask if unlocked guns are present in playmates' homes

6/20/2011
Bullying's Scars May Last a Lifetime, Experts Say

For victims, damage to self-esteem can be profound, researcher warns

6/17/2011
Language Delays Seen in Kids in Institutions Beyond Age 2

The earlier they are placed in foster care the better, study suggests

6/17/2011
Reading With Mom Can Boost Kindergarten Readiness

Poor kids tend to be less prepared for school, but having books at home can help, study suggests

6/17/2011
Dad's Good Parenting May Help Daughters Avoid Risky Sex

Quality, not quantity, of time spent with father matters more for girls, study suggests

6/15/2011
Gene Sequencing Helps Twins With Rare Disorder

Children thrived after results found they had a subtype of disease requiring different treatment

6/15/2011
Many Fathers Struggle to Balance Work, Family: Survey

More than half said they'd consider being a stay-at-home dad if financially feasible

6/13/2011
Child Care Can Help Kids With Depressed Moms

Enrollment tied to fewer behavior troubles as children grew up, study found

6/13/2011
Early Exposure to Pets Won't Up Kids' Allergy Risk: Study

And living with a cat or dog in infancy may even be protective, researchers find