Child Development News

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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

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