Child Development News

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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

2/16/2012
U.S. Teen Driving Deaths Up: Report

Fatalities for 16- and 17-year-olds rose 11 percent in 2011, the first increase in years

2/16/2012
1 in 10 U.S. Kids Lives With Parent Who Has Abused Alcohol: Report

In many homes, the sole caregiver has a drinking problem, researchers say

2/16/2012
Health Tip: Is Your Baby Breast-Feeding Enough?

Signs that baby is getting plenty to eat

2/15/2012
Babies May Be Smarter Than You Think

Word comprehension is evident at 6 or 9 months, study finds

2/14/2012
Teens With Autism Preoccupied With TV, Video Games: Study

But they're much less likely to use screen time for social media or email

2/14/2012
Don't Forget Your Kids on Valentine's Day

Experts suggest ways to show love and respect for your children all year long

2/13/2012
Mom's Vitamin D Levels Linked to Language Problems in Kids

Study finds association between low levels in pregnancy and development at ages 5 & 10

2/11/2012
Kindergartners Who Can Pay Attention May Reap Benefits Later

Study showed the skill served them well in later grades

2/10/2012
When Mom Has Pregnancy Diabetes, Breast-Feeding Curbs Child Obesity

Long-term study found lower BMI in children breast-fed at least 6 months

2/10/2012
Study Weighs Pros, Cons of Home or Hospital Birth

More seizures, lower Apgar scores found in home

2/10/2012
Chemo During Pregnancy Doesn't Seem to Harm Baby

Study suggests treatment of expectant mothers is feasible after first trimester

2/8/2012
Screening Moms-to-Be for Thyroid Trouble May Not Help Offspring

Study finds intervening early in pregnancy had no effect on children's mental function later

2/8/2012
Quality Day Care Predicts Later Parental Involvement in School

Mothers whose kids attended good day care were more involved in their children's schools later on

2/7/2012
Letting Baby Eat Finger Foods May Spur Healthier Weight

Babies who are spoon-fed purees more likely to prefer sweets, become overweight, study says

2/6/2012
Spanking Produces Troubled Kids, Study Contends

Punishment linked to more aggression in children, two decades of research shows

2/3/2012
Why Human Brains Are Smarter Than Chimp Brains

Synapses in key brain region continues to develop much longer in babies than in primates, study finds

2/3/2012
Health Tip: Teach Your Toddler Good Behavior

Suggestions for disciplining your little one

2/2/2012
Stroke Can Impact a Child's Language, Hand-Eye Coordination

Problems lingered 10 months after the stroke, research finds

2/1/2012
Child Abuse, Neglect a Major Public Health Problem: CDC

Report found it costs U.S. $124 billion a year; overall price tag similar to diabetes, stroke

1/31/2012
For Kids, Laughter Really May Be the Best Medicine

Scans show that humor activates parts of the brain linked to resilience, well-being in children

1/31/2012
When Mom-to-Be's Overweight and Smokes, Risk for Birth Defects Rises

This combination more than doubled odds of heart damage in newborn, study finds

1/30/2012
Nurturing Moms May Help Their Child's Brain Develop

Study found toddlers with loving mothers had more growth in key brain area

1/30/2012
Study Looks at Possible HIV Drugs-Birth Defect Link

More research needed into unconfirmed association between antiretrovirals and cleft lip/palate

1/26/2012
Brain Activity May Help Predict Autism Before Age 1: Study

Differences in responses to eye contact detected in brains of at-risk infants as early as 6 months

1/26/2012
Testosterone Exposure May Explain Boys' Language Delay

Male hormone levels before birth appear linked to speech differences, study contends

1/25/2012
Less Salt, More Veggies in School Lunches: USDA

New rules call for healthier foods but some say changes don't go far enough

1/25/2012
Kids' Snacks Can Be Healthy and Inexpensive

New study at YMCAs finds food combinations that satisfy budgets, nutrition guidelines

1/25/2012
'Inner Dialogue' Might Aid People With Autism

Learning strategy may help with planning, functioning independently, small study says

1/24/2012
Can Low Birth Weight Raise Autism Risk?

In twins study, smaller size was associated with greater risk

1/24/2012
Common Household Chemicals Might Harm Kids' Immunity

Study found lower response to vaccines in those with higher levels of PFCs in their blood

1/23/2012
Dyslexia's Brain Changes May Occur Before Kids Learn to Read

Study findings might help identify at-risk children at younger age

1/23/2012
Only 1 in 4 Young Teens Uses Sunscreen Regularly, Study Finds

Sunburn in childhood a major risk factor for skin cancer, experts note

1/20/2012
Experts Weigh Changes to Definition of Autism

The goal: to create a clearer diagnosis of what constitutes the disorder; many could be affected

1/17/2012
Drinking Late in First Trimester May Be Most Hazardous

But no alcohol use is safe during pregnancy, study finds

1/17/2012
Health Tip: Stop Your Child's Thumb-Sucking Habit

The practice can be harmful to teeth

1/16/2012
Is Continued Lip-Reading an Early Sign of Autism?

Researchers say that typically developing infants focus on a speaker's eyes after age 1

1/14/2012
Healthy Children, Safe Homes a Winning Combination

From checking for radon to selecting seafood, you can lower chemical exposure

1/12/2012
Children Exposed to HIV Before Birth at Risk for Language Delay

Researchers recommend routine screening for communication problems

1/5/2012
Missed Naps Could Put Toddlers at Risk for Mood Disorders

Study found lack of sleep hampers ability to express feelings

1/5/2012
Health Tip: Is it Time to Potty Train?

Signs your little one is ready

1/4/2012
'Safety-First' Playgrounds Linked to Bored, Inactive Kids: Study

Review of daycares suggests many preschoolers play less now, but safety experts support newer equipment

12/27/2011
More Schooling Might Raise IQ

Intelligence quotient isn't fixed at birth, and can increase with education, study suggests

12/26/2011
Mother-Toddler Bond May Influence Teen Obesity

Prevention strategies should go beyond eating, exercise, study suggests

12/23/2011
Toddlers Don't Seem to Listen to Own Voices to Correct Speech

But study finds 4-year-olds, adults do adjust their pronunciation that way

12/22/2011
Noisy Toys Might Harm Kids' Hearing

If held too close to the ear, these toys might cause permanent damage, researchers say

12/22/2011
Does Your Teen Constantly Challenge You?

The good news is teens' assertiveness may help them resist peer pressure, study finds

12/21/2011
Scientists Probe the Origins of Dyslexia

Differences in how people process sounds might be one cause of this learning disability, study suggests