Child Development News

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3/10/2011
Animal Study May Explain Low Birth Weight-Obesity Link

Research suggests brain may be programmed to eat more in those malnourished before birth

3/10/2011
Popular Baby Media May Not Actually Advance Learning

As science catches up to marketing, doubts arise about value, effectiveness

3/7/2011
Surviving Serious Childhood Illness Takes Toll Later: Study

Not achieving educational, work goals can plague young adult survivors, researchers say

3/7/2011
Cartoon Branding Affects Kids' Cereal Choice, Regardless of Taste

But if no characters are on the box, kids prefer product promoting health over sugar, study finds

3/4/2011
Parents Tend to Focus on Joy, Not Costs, of Raising Children

Researchers suggest it might be a coping mechanism

2/26/2011
Brain-Imaging in Depressed Moms Shows Blunted Response to Crying Infant

But the response is muted rather than negative, study finds

2/23/2011
Early Childhood Might Affect Love Life in Adult

Infants with secure attachments coped better with conflict later, study finds

2/23/2011
Violent Video Games May Not Desensitize Kids: Study

Data suggests children's long-term 'emotional memory' not affected

2/17/2011
Delivery Even a Bit Early May Mean Developmental Delays

But study also suggests interventions can help children catch up to peers

2/14/2011
Hand Movements May Give Clues to ADHD Severity

But some experts question the usefulness of the study findings

2/11/2011
Early Birth Risky, Even With Fully Developed Lungs: Study

Delivery before 39 weeks linked to higher rates of respiratory and other health problems

2/11/2011
Overweight Kids Who Exercise Improve Thinking, Math Skills: Study

Chronic sedentary behavior 'is compromising children's ability and achievement,' research suggests

2/7/2011
'Kinship Caregivers' Get Less Help Than Foster Parents: Study

Better services needed to benefit young relatives in their care, researchers say

2/7/2011
Prenatal Exposure to Pesticides May Harm Kids' Development

At age 3, children of mothers exposed to highest levels were adversely affected, researchers find

2/7/2011
Giving Baby Solid Foods Too Early Linked to Obesity Later

But the risk was found only in bottle-fed babies, study reports

2/7/2011
Too Many Hours on the Job May Put Teens at Risk

Schoolwork, behavior may suffer when high schoolers work more than 20 hours a week, study says

2/6/2011
Frequent Pitching Could Harm Kids' Shoulders, Elbows

They should pitch no more than 100 innings per calendar year, and some less, experts say

2/4/2011
Good Child Care May Help Make Up for Troubled Homes

Positive experiences can give preschoolers a healthier outlook on life, researchers say

2/4/2011
Bilingual People More Adept at Learning Third Language

Israeli study finds 6th graders who spoke both Russian and Hebrew picked up English more easily

2/4/2011
Rare Children's Strokes Sometimes Misdiagnosed

MRI might be a better way to identify ischemic strokes, researchers say

2/4/2011
High Rates of Early Elective Delivery at Some U.S. Hospitals: Report

Induction without good medical reason puts babies at risk, watchdog group warns

2/2/2011
Early Puberty Onset Linked to Stronger Bones

Less bone mass and greater risk for osteoporosis in those who matured later, study suggests

2/2/2011
Parents Have Stronger Relationship When Dad Plays With Kids

But when father shared caregiving duties, researchers found conflicts

2/2/2011
Better Nutrition Seems to Help Preemies With Lung Disease

Babies with above-average weight gain showed the most improvement, small study finds

2/2/2011
Adults With Autism May Not Understand Others' Intentions

They tend to judge other people's mistakes harshly, study finds

1/27/2011
Babies Seem to Sense Who's Boss

Study suggests even the youngest understand size predicts social dominance

1/24/2011
Self-Control Could Turn Kids Into Successful Adults

Children who display persistence, patience at age 3 become healthier, wealthier, study finds

1/17/2011
Poverty May Keep Kids From Full Genetic Potential

Study finds disparities between rich, poor show up by age 2

1/17/2011
Video Game 'Addiction' Tied to Depression, Anxiety in Kids

Impulsive or socially inept children more likely to get hooked, study suggests

1/12/2011
Infants Process Words Much Like Adults, Study Finds

They have the same neural machinery for understanding language, researchers say

1/12/2011
Health Tip: Enjoying Tummy Time

Suggested rules to help keep baby safe

1/4/2011
Survey Finds Much Victimization of Children Goes Unreported

Percentage of cases revealed to authorities has risen, experts say, but many remain hidden

12/29/2010
Health Tip: Playtime Is Important

It helps your child learn and grow

12/28/2010
Preteens With Conduct Disorders Risk Violence, Delinquency as Teens

Those who fought, stole, bullied and destroyed property as youngsters more likely to be arrested later on: study

12/24/2010
12/21/2010
Young Female Chimps Use Sticks as 'Dolls'

Study finds correlation with human play

12/17/2010
Smokers' Former Homes May Retain Tobacco Toxins

Residues in walls, ceilings could pose harm to new residents, study finds

12/16/2010
Majority of U.S. Adults Had Troubled Childhoods: CDC

Study finds nearly 60 percent lived with abuse or other difficult family situations

12/16/2010
Most Young Children Consume Caffeine Each Day

Much of it comes through sodas, and it can keep them awake, study suggests

12/15/2010
Scientists Spot Genetic Areas Key to Embryonic Development

More than 2,000 'enhancers' uncovered that activate at specific times

12/15/2010
Starting School Early May Keep Girls Thin

Younger classmates less likely to be obese in adolescence, study finds

12/13/2010
Kids Not So Stuck on Sugary Breakfast Cereals, Study Finds

When given a choice and with fruit on hand, most will be happy with low-sugar fare

12/10/2010
Toys May Shape Language Development

Toddlers with differently shaped objects learned new words more quickly, study found

12/9/2010
Grades in High School Might Influence Adult Health

Study of people tracked since the 1950s ties better scores back then to less sickness later

12/7/2010
Watching R-rated Movies Ups Odds of Teens Smoking

Yet, only one in three is restricted by parents from viewing such movies, study finds

12/7/2010
Could Cell Phones Raise Odds for Behavioral Woes in Kids?

Research suggests exposure to electromagnetic fields before and after birth might play role

12/6/2010
Littlest Kids in Big Day-Care Centers May Have Better Health Later On

Once in elementary school, ear and respiratory infections are fewer, study finds

11/30/2010
Confusing Labeling Found on Many Nonprescription Kids' Meds

Related dosing mix-ups could have serious consequences, researchers warn

11/29/2010
Rate of Eating Disorders in Kids Keeps Rising

Anorexia and bulimia showing up more often in boys, minorities, experts report

11/24/2010
Women Taking Certain Epilepsy Drugs Can Safely Breast-Feed, Study Suggests

Findings could bring valuable guidance to new mothers, experts say