Child Development News

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1/15/2010
Health Agencies Express Concern Over BPA

HHS, FDA pledge funds for more research on the common plastics chemical

1/14/2010
Deadly 'Choking Game' Still Common Among Kids

6 percent of those responding to Oregon poll said they tried the dangerous pastime

1/11/2010
Very Low Levels of Lead Harm Kids' Kidneys: Study

Amounts deemed safe are still too high, researchers say

1/11/2010
Misconnections in Developing Brain May Cause Autism

Mounting evidence opens possibility of future drug treatment, researchers say

1/8/2010
After Cochlear Implant, Music Therapy May Aid Speech

Toddlers exposed to musical activities were more communicative, study finds

1/7/2010
Health Tip: What's Failure to Thrive?

What it means for babies

1/6/2010
Fat May Help Build Bone Mass in Girls

Excessive weight loss in teen years may increase risk of osteoporosis, findings suggest

1/3/2010
For Baby and Mom Alike, Breast-Feeding May Be Best

Experts explore the why and wherefore of method's benefits

12/24/2009
Video Games Could Boost Certain Thinking Skills

Accuracy, speed can improve depending on how product is designed, study shows

12/24/2009
Health Tip: Help Baby Stretch and Move

Encourage a newborn's development

12/23/2009
Teen Marijuana Use Might Have Lasting Effects on Mood, Anxiety

Rat study found troubling changes in levels of key brain chemicals well into adulthood

12/18/2009
Marijuana, Alcohol Addiction May Share Genes

But that doesn't predestine anyone to abuse either, researchers say

12/15/2009
Puberty May Trigger Sleep Apnea in Overweight Kids

Obesity combined with developmental changes increases risk in teens, study suggests

12/14/2009
Many Doctors Unaware of Deadly 'Choking Game'

Dozens of teens have died trying to achieve euphoric state, experts warn

12/13/2009
Hardship in Childhood May Affect Long-Term Health

Age-related diseases stem from adverse events in first decade of life, study suggests

12/10/2009
When It Comes to Toys, Shop Smart, Shop Safe

Common sense this holiday season can help you avoid gifts that might pose a risk to children

12/8/2009
Music of Mozart Soothes the Preemie Baby

Repetitive melodies encourage less energy use, more growth, study finds

12/7/2009
Docs Not Giving Clear Advice on Infant Sleep Positions

Survey finds it might explain why number of caregivers putting babies on backs has leveled off

12/7/2009
New Target May Be Eyed in Kids' Brain Cancer

Scientists closer to understanding the development of deadly neuroectodermal tumors

12/7/2009
Sex Talk Taking Place After the Fact

Parents, children need to discuss sexual matters sooner, researchers say

12/3/2009
Bullies May Intimidate Siblings, Too

Roles of aggressor, victim often play out at school and home, study finds

12/2/2009
More Preemies Born Among the Poor

Even with equal care, very preterm births more likely, British study finds

12/1/2009
Childhood Lead Exposure Causes Permanent Damage: Study

Long-lasting effects on brain seen by researchers using functional MRI

11/26/2009
Graduated Driver's Licensing Saves Lives: Study

Three-step process 'keeping teenagers alive and families intact'

11/23/2009
Day Care Boosts Kids' TV Time

But children in home-based settings get far more screen time than those in center-based care, study finds

11/23/2009
Health Tip: Bonding With Your New Baby

Suggestions to connect with your newborn

11/23/2009
Smoking During Pregnancy, Lead Exposure Raise ADHD Risk in Kids

Study found one more than doubled chances, while both increased risk eightfold

11/17/2009
'Fearless' 3-Year-Olds Might Be Tomorrow's Criminals

20-year study finds adults with records were more likely as tots to not be afraid

11/13/2009
Kids Kept Indoors Due to Poor Clothing Choices

Children without proper attire can prevent their class from playing outdoors, study finds

11/12/2009
Wireless Phones Alter Levels of Brain Chemical

Study found elevated amounts of protein involved in blood-brain barrier

11/8/2009
Good Posture May Inspire Confidence

Straight-back, chest-out position promotes self-assurance, research finds

11/6/2009
Breast-Feeding Benefits Moms and Babies: Report

Nursing exclusively for six months, then with foods until at least 12 months is ideal, dietitians say

11/2/2009
TV May Increase Aggression in Toddlers

The more watched, the more aggressive the behavior, study finds

10/29/2009
Toxins Make Halloween Face Paints Scary

Report finds all products tested contained lead and some had known skin allergens

10/28/2009
Let Kids Sleep Late on Weekends to Fight Fat: Study

Too little shuteye contributes to obesity, researchers say

10/26/2009
Treat Kids to a Safe Halloween

Some simple precautions will safeguard young trick-or-treaters, experts say

10/23/2009
Babies Spot Human Speech at 5 Months

They easily distinguish language from animal sounds, researchers say

10/20/2009
Clues to Hypertension in Kids May Be Seen in Bones

Accelerated skeletal maturation may be early sign, researchers say

10/19/2009
Mercury Levels Not Abnormal in Autistic Children

Study finds no differences when compared to kids without disorder

10/14/2009
Dyslexia More Complicated for Chinese

Study uncovers combination of phonological and visuospatial deficits

10/9/2009
'No Flu Shots for My Kids'

Some moms aren't convinced vaccines are necessary, safe or effective

10/8/2009
Half of U.S. Kids Assaulted Each Year: Study

Report calls for better ways to identify and treat young victims of violence

10/6/2009
Teens With ADHD, Depression Risk Internet Addiction

In a wired world, obsessive use is likely to increase, experts say

10/2/2009
Daily Candy in Childhood Linked to Violence in Adulthood

But experts note cause-and-effect not proven in study

10/1/2009
Health Tip: Reduce the Risk of Preterm Labor

Lifestyle choices can help you have a healthy pregnancy

9/29/2009
Social Status as a Teen Predicts Health as an Adult

Research finds those at the top of the pecking order fared the best

9/28/2009
Improved Screening for Jaundice Can Protect Newborns

Universal testing would help prevent severe cases that can lead to brain damage, study finds

9/28/2009
Children's Growth Charts Don't Measure Up With Parents

Many don't understand how to read or interpret them, survey shows

9/26/2009
Teachers May Be Swayed by Child's Reputation

Opinions about parents affect how kids are perceived at school, researchers find

9/25/2009
Firm Parents Keep Teen Drivers Safe

Supportive rules reduce crashes, drunk driving and cell phone use on the road: studies