Child Development News

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4/4/2012
Researchers Find Gene Mutations That May Be a Key to Autism

'Spontaneous' mutations, not generational ones, could play role in up to 20 percent of cases, study says

4/3/2012
Coffee Drinking in Pregnancy Won't Lead to Sleepless Baby: Study

It also found no increase in wakefulness among breast-fed babies whose mothers consumed caffeine

4/2/2012
Drug, Alcohol Abuse Common Among U.S. Teens, Study Finds

15 percent qualified as substance abusers, and initiation may be start of lifelong troubles

4/2/2012
Many Preschoolers Not Getting Enough Outdoor Play

Look at outdoor activity as a daily necessity, not a weekend luxury, study says

4/2/2012
Certain Children With Autism Show More Improvement Than Others

In study, 'bloomers' reached higher levels of functioning and had parents with more access to resources

4/2/2012
Smelly Urine a Red Flag for Kids' UTI

Symptom should prompt doctors to test for urinary infection, study shows

4/2/2012
Measles Vaccines Won't Raise Seizure Risk in Young Kids: Study

Kaiser Permanente researchers find youngsters aged 4 to 6 not at higher risk after shots

3/30/2012
Secondhand Smoke Affects Young Girls More Than Boys: Study

By age 7, lung function was six times worse for exposed girls than boys, research shows

3/29/2012
Heavier Baby Girls at Higher Risk for Diabetes, Heart Woes as Adults

Study found that as teens, they have larger waist size, higher blood levels of insulin, fat

3/29/2012
U.S. Autism Rate Rises to 1 in 88 Children, CDC Reports

Boys have even higher risk; experts say part of increase may be due to better diagnosis

3/23/2012
When a Child With Autism Wanders, It's Crucial to Stay a Step Ahead

No locks, alarms, tracking devices can guarantee parents complete peace of mind

3/23/2012
Vacationing With a Wanderer Demands Planning

One mother took a picture of her son every morning so if he got lost she could show people what he was wearing that day

3/22/2012
Adults Seem to Have Most Impact on Teens' School Success

Study found influence of peers not as strong as parents, teachers

3/22/2012
Breathing Smog in Pregnancy Linked to Child's Behavior Problems

Study found with moms' higher exposure, kids were likelier to have anxiety, depression at age 6

3/19/2012
Secondhand Smoke in Childhood Linked to Lung Disease Years Later

Study found it nearly doubled risk for breathing condition

3/19/2012
Kids Using Synthetic Pot a Growing Public Health Concern

Popularity on rise despite illegality, uncertain ingredients, bad reactions

3/19/2012
Kids of Meth-Using Moms at Risk of Behavioral Woes

Study suggests prenatal exposure to methamphetamine raises chances of ADHD, depression, anxiety

3/17/2012
Spring Break Boozing May Put Young Brains at Risk

Binge drinking by teens, young adults linked to long-term problems with impulse control

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