Child Development News

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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

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