Child Development News

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5/3/2010
Obesity a Bigger Threat to Kids in Southern States

Rate in Mississippi is double that of children in Oregon, CDC study finds

5/3/2010
Kids Raised by Relatives Face Increased Health Risks

Extra support is needed when children don't live with a parent, expert says

5/1/2010
Probiotics Beneficial for Tiniest Preemies

Supplements help underweight babies gain pounds, researchers find

4/30/2010
Motor Skills Lag in Poor Preschoolers

Delays in running, catching, throwing lead to sedentary lifestyle, study finds

4/23/2010
How, When Child Develops Autism May Determine Outcomes

Those whose communication skills regressed tended to have more severe cases, study finds

4/22/2010
One in Five Parents Would Spank in Certain Settings

But poll found using reason was by far most common choice of discipline

4/22/2010
Better Teachers Make for Stronger Young Readers

Twins' study shows quality instruction helps kids achieve their potential

4/19/2010
Day Care Centers Too Quick to Send Mildly Ill Kids Home

Colds, stomach bugs are already contagious long before symptoms appear, study authors say

4/16/2010
Most Teen Bloggers Play It Safe Online

Study finds vast majority of chat sticks to everyday concerns, not risky behaviors

4/16/2010
Even 9-Month-Olds Choose 'Gender-Specific' Toys

Study found boys went for cars and trucks, while girls chose doll, teddy bear

4/15/2010
Video Games Before Bed May Not Shortchange Slumber

Study found it took teens only few more minutes to fall asleep

4/12/2010
Poverty Can Slow Kids' Normal Development

Remedies for 'material hardships' depend on society's willingness, expert says

4/12/2010
Spanking May Make a Child More Aggressive

Corporal punishment at 3 linked to behavior changes at age 5, study suggests

4/9/2010
Child Obesity Soaring in Rural America

In one Louisiana community, one in two kids is now overweight or obese, study finds

4/9/2010
More Kids Falling Prey to Sports Overuse Injuries

New campaign highlights need for education and prevention

4/6/2010
U.S. Teen Birth Rate Drops

And the number of women delaying motherhood until their 40s grows, CDC report finds

4/5/2010
Good Foster Care Helps Neglected Kids Thrive

Study of Romanian orphans shows that better diet, close attention makes all the difference

4/5/2010
Exercise Helps Teens Overcome 'Obesity Gene'

DNA does not make overweight inevitable, new study shows

4/4/2010
Dealing With Those All-Too-Public Tantrums

Don't let glares, stares tempt you to give into your child's meltdowns, expert says

3/28/2010
Infants' Sensitivity to Voices May Develop by 7 Months

Findings could further understanding of autism and related conditions

3/26/2010
ADHD Symptoms Often Subside Within a Year

Children should be rechecked annually to prevent unneeded treatment, researchers say

3/22/2010
FDA Asks Docs to Suspend Using Glaxo Rotavirus Vaccine

Rotarix is contaminated with pig virus but poses no known health risk, officials say

3/22/2010
Motherhood a Buffer Against Suicide

Study shows that risk declines as number of children rises

3/22/2010
Too Many Infants Short on Vitamin D

Most should be getting supplement to meet 400 IU daily requirement, study finds

3/19/2010
Common Pesticide Tied to Development Delays in Kids

Chlorpyrifos, used on fruits and vegetables, affects mental and motor skill development, researchers say

3/18/2010
Learning May Be Tougher for the Teen Brain

When puberty hits, mastery of new skills declines, but research in mice might lead to a solution someday

3/18/2010
FDA Toughens Rules on Tobacco Sales to Kids

Move includes near-elimination of cigarette vending machines, restrictions on advertising

3/15/2010
Siblings of Kids With Autism May Be Prone to Hyperactivity

But it shouldn't affect mental health overall, study finds

3/3/2010
Fitness May Boost Kids' Grades

Study finds link between physical health and academic test scores

3/1/2010
Risk of Childhood Obesity Higher Among Minorities

Study found risk factors start before birth, stretch into preschool years

2/28/2010
Household Dirt Won't Raise Asthma Risk in Infants

Allergens not linked to wheezing in kids, study finds

2/26/2010
Genes Behind Tooth Development Discovered

Scientists say they affect appearance of first one, number of teeth in first year

2/24/2010
Naptime Helps Babies Remember New Things

Developing brains retained more when sleep followed learning, research shows

2/23/2010
Antidepressants in Pregnancy May Delay Developmental Milestones

Children exposed in womb slower to sit without support, walk, study finds

2/22/2010
Pediatricians Want Redesign of Hot Dogs, Candy to Curb Kids' Choking

New AAP policy also pushes for warning labels on packaging of high-risk foods

2/18/2010
Device Helps Kids With Single-Sided Deafness

In study, bone-anchored hearing aids boosted hearing in such children

2/17/2010
Bilingualism Might Begin in the Womb

Newborns of moms who spoke more than one language paid attention to both, study found

2/17/2010
Flat Head Syndrome Linked to Developmental Delays

More study needed to see if one causes the other in infants, researcher says

2/12/2010
Research Sheds Light on Increasing Cerebral Palsy Rates Among Preemies

Findings suggest link to umbilical cord inflammation

2/9/2010
Gastric Banding Most Effective for Obese Teens

Study found those who had it lost much more weight than peers who tried lifestyle changes

2/8/2010
3 Home Habits Help Youngsters Stay Slim

Eating together, limiting TV and getting enough sleep cut risk of obesity, study finds

2/3/2010
Health Tip: Help Your Newborn Learn

Use age-appropriate toys and encourage play

2/2/2010
Later Puberty Seen for Obese Boys

Effect of excess fat differs between the sexes, findings show

2/1/2010
Health Tip: Feeding Baby Solid Foods

Signs that the infant is ready

1/25/2010
Female Teachers Pass on Math Anxieties

Girls in their classes performed worse and had stereotypical notions about boys' math prowess, study found

1/25/2010
Listing Calories on Fast-Food Menus Cuts Kids' Intake

Parents routinely chose about 100 fewer calories per meal for their children, study found

1/22/2010
Environment Crucial to Boosting Child's Reading Skills

While genes matter, teacher/parent input is key, researchers find

1/20/2010
U.S. Kids Using Media Almost 8 Hours a Day

Survey finds few parents set rules as use of 'smart' phones, computers soars

1/18/2010
Parents Not Taking Concussions Seriously Enough

These injuries can be dire and must be monitored, study says

1/18/2010
Federal Panel Urges Obesity Screening for Kids Ages 6 and Up

Children who are obese should be referred to treatment, USPSTF panel says