Child Development News

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6/10/2011
Brain Scan Spots Differences in Tots With ADHD Symptoms

Researchers suggest earlier diagnosis of behavioral disorder could lead to better outcomes for kids

6/9/2011
Preschool's Benefits Linger Into Adulthood, Study Finds

After 25 years, kids enrolled in fulltime program had better life than children who were not, researchers say

6/6/2011
More Risky Behaviors Among Gay, Bisexual High School Students: CDC

U.S. data shows higher rates of substance abuse, suicide attempts compared to straight peers

6/3/2011
Having More Toys May Boost Exercise Levels in Kids

Playtime physical activity rises along with number of playthings to choose from, study finds

6/3/2011
30 Years Into the Epidemic, a Generation With HIV Comes of Age

Most U.S. teens, young adults who contracted virus as newborns are healthy, hopeful

6/2/2011
Male Heart Disease May Be Linked to Mom's Lifetime Nutrition

Risk associated, in part, with mother's body size, placenta size and shape at birth, researchers say

6/2/2011
Divorce Can Hurt Kids' Math Scores, Friendships

Study finds children who fall behind in these areas may not catch up for years

5/27/2011
Violence Doesn't Make TV Shows More Enjoyable for Kids

Boys were especially turned off by violent cartoon characters, study finds

5/27/2011
More Sleep May Cut Kids' Risk of Obesity

Lack of adequate slumber negatively affects young children's weight, body fat, study finds

5/26/2011
Babies May Perform 'Pure Reasoning,' Study Suggests

1-year-olds showed ability to be surprised by counterintuitive events

5/23/2011
U.S. Rates of Autism, ADHD Continue to Rise: Report

Study finds 1 in 6 kids now have a developmental disability, perhaps due to better diagnosis

5/20/2011
Infants' Cries May Predict Later Language Development

Babies whose cries lacked complexity at 2 months more likely to have language delays at age 2, study suggests

5/18/2011
Early Adversity May Shorten Child's Life

Study of Romanian orphans suggests neglect can alter chromosomes, speed aging

5/18/2011
Massachusetts Study Shows Sharp Rise in Early Autism Diagnoses

Most of the increase seen among boys, children under 3, researchers note

5/13/2011
Teens Follow Mom's Lead on Tanning Beds

If mothers use indoor tanning, daughters are more likely to as well, survey finds

5/12/2011
Young Children Can Access Earliest Memories, Study Finds

Researchers say the very young may recall events from before age 2

5/11/2011
Parents' Fighting Can Even Affect Infants: Study

Infants whose parents had more relationship 'instability' slept more poorly at 18 months old

5/5/2011
Parents' Limited English May Prolong Child's Hospital Stay

U.S. study suggests interpreter services may be key to better care

5/5/2011
Prolonged Bottle Feeding Boosts Kids' Obesity Risk: Study

Nearly one-quarter of 2-year-old bottle feeders were obese at age 5, researchers say

5/2/2011
Brains of Autistic Kids Still Larger at Age 4, 5

Study suggests enlargement might occur at around 1 year

5/2/2011
Exercising While Learning Boosts Test Scores, Study Finds

When physical activity was combined with academic skills, elementary students retained more

5/2/2011
Mom's Exposure to Plastics Chemical Tied to Baby's Wheeze

Higher BPA levels in pregnancy doubled likelihood of breathing problem at 6 months, study says

5/2/2011
Extra Sleep in Infants Seems to Signal Growth Spurts

Bodies of babies lengthened within 48 hours of sleep bursts, study found

5/2/2011
Autism Tests for Preemies May Be Faulty, Study Suggests

It may be better to wait until baby turns 30 months old, researchers say

4/29/2011
You're Not Doing Your Teen Any Favors by Letting Them Drink

Study finds this permissive approach leads to alcohol-related problems later in life

4/27/2011
No Long-Term Effects Seen From Anesthesia in Infancy

Study offers reassurance for parents of babies who need surgery, but more research urged

4/26/2011
Vitamin E, Diabetes Drug May Not Ease Obesity-Linked Liver Trouble in Kids

Fatty liver disease affects 1 in 20 U.S. children, and can have serious consequences, study authors say

4/22/2011
Pregnant and Stressed May Mean Offspring Who Misbehave

Not the type of stress but the number of incidents has most effect, study finds

4/21/2011
Babies' Persistent Fussiness Could Mean Behavioral Woes Ahead

Study links problems in infancy to temper tantrums, aggressive actions and more

4/21/2011
Poverty Can Hinder a Child's Cognitive Development, Study Says

Family instability has no impact, researchers report

4/19/2011
Too Many Parents Think Injuries Are 'Part of the Game'

But half of team-sports injuries are preventable, survey says

4/14/2011
Parents, Saying 'Um' and 'Uh' May Aid Learning

These pauses in speech alert toddlers to pay attention, researchers say

4/5/2011
U.S. Teen Birth Rate Hits Record Low

But young American women still having babies at rates higher than other developed nations, CDC says

4/3/2011
Pediatrics Group Offers Guidelines to Keep Young Campers Safe, Healthy

Involve kids in camp selection, get med check-ups and discuss homesickness beforehand

4/1/2011
FDA Panel Delays Action on Dyes Used in Foods

It calls for more research, but many parents and scientists fear link to ADHD

3/30/2011
FDA Panel Examines Possible Links Between Food Dyes, ADHD

It's the first time the agency has ever seriously looked at the issue, experts say

3/30/2011
Childhood Mental Health Woes Could Hurt Adult Romance, Finance

Study found more trouble with relationships, earning potential

3/26/2011
Expert Shares Spring Break Safety Tips

Consider the ground rules before your college student takes off

3/25/2011
Study Highlights How Moms' Depression, Anger Stresses Kids

Research looked at stress hormone levels in saliva from 3 year olds

3/25/2011
Interest in Toys May Predict Success of Autism Home Therapy

Tots who played the least seemed to benefit most from parent-guided autism program, study found

3/24/2011
Children With Tourette Syndrome Have Better Motor Control, Study Finds

Enhanced abilities likely result from brain changes linked to constantly repressing tics, researchers say

3/21/2011
Newborn Screenings May Miss Hearing Loss in Some Kids

One-third of children who received cochlear implants had passed initial hearing test, study says

3/21/2011
Could a Type of Ear Infection Help Make Kids Obese?

Chronic infection with fluid might alter taste, causing children to eat more, study suggests

3/21/2011
Moms' Use of 'the Pill' Won't Raise Kids' Asthma Risk: Study

Research refutes claim that pre-pregnancy birth control causes respiratory problems in babies

3/21/2011
Keep Kids in Rear-Facing Car Seats Until 2, Experts Say

Pediatricians' group says positioning kids longer in this way is safer

3/21/2011
Severe Eczema Linked to Lasting Milk, Egg Allergy in Kids

Mild cases of the skin condition suggest children may outgrow the food reactions, researchers say

3/17/2011
Young Adults May Need 'Safety Net'

Many parents provide housing, other assistance to children in their 20s, study finds

3/15/2011
Kids Can Rebound Quickly After Mom's Depression Lifts: Study

Their behavior and mental health improves rapidly, researchers find

3/15/2011
Updates Urged for Kids' Heart, Breathing Rate Guidelines

Existing range classifies half of healthy 10-year-olds as having abnormal rates, review finds

3/14/2011
Depressed Dads More Likely to Spank, Shortchange Kids: Study

Sad fathers also read less to their children than other dads, researchers find