Child Development News

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9/25/2009
Studies Evaluate Thyroid Treatment During Pregnancy

Efforts in U.S. and Europe are testing effects on women and their offspring

9/25/2009
Spanking May Lower Kids' IQs

Experts believe corporal punishment can affect psychological well-being

9/24/2009
Infant Head-Flattening Linked to Ear Infections

Recommended back-sleeping could have downside, study suggests

9/21/2009
Drinking in Adolescence May Lead to Risky Choices Later

Study showed young rats made poor decisions long after they were sober

9/19/2009
School Sports May Spell Trouble for Ankles

Because children's bones are still developing, injuries require special care, doctors say

9/18/2009
With Alcohol, Starting Young May Lead to Dependency

Study suggests teens who drink could trigger genetic predisposition

9/17/2009
Even Small Amounts of Lead Harmful to Kids

Current 'safe' levels of exposure set by CDC need to be lowered, experts say

9/16/2009
Less TV Brings More Parent-Child Interaction

Communication drops by 20% when 'the tube' is on, researchers find

9/16/2009
Better Day Care, Smarter Kids?

High-quality child care offsets deficits of poverty, study finds

9/15/2009
Early Spankings Make for Aggressive Toddlers, Study Shows

Kids spanked at age 1 also had worse performance on cognitive tests at age 3

9/14/2009
Very Small Head Size Could Signal Problems in Newborns

Early screening urged for detection of epilepsy and other health issues, experts say

9/14/2009
Chlorine in Pools Raises Kids' Asthma, Allergy Risk

Too many homes over-treat their pools, boosting the odds, experts say

9/9/2009
Day Care May Not Shield Kids From Asthma, Allergies

Study debunks 'hygiene hypothesis' that early exposures boost immune response

9/9/2009
Some Parents Aren't Giving Kids Pain Meds Post-Surgery

Fears of addiction or underestimation of child's discomfort may be to blame, experts say

9/8/2009
Motivation May Be at Root of ADHD

Scans suggest that symptoms stem from deficits in brain's rewards system

9/8/2009
Program Curbs Teen Substance Abuse, Delinquency

Prevention efforts focused on the community pay off, study finds

9/7/2009
Single Parents May Do as Well as Two: Study

Family stability may be more crucial than dual parents for child's success

9/3/2009
Take the Load Off Your Child's Back

To avoid injuries, watch backpack weight and fit, expert suggests

9/2/2009
Kids Need More Than Sports for Positive Growth

Engaging in youth development programs produces caring, competent teens, research finds

9/2/2009
Weight-Loss Surgery Breaks Families' 'Obesity Cycle'

Moms operated on before pregnancy had thinner children, study found

8/31/2009
Exposure to Tobacco Smoke Before Birth Affects DNA

Cigarettes may trigger prenatal gene changes, leading to lifelong health problems, study suggests

8/31/2009
Is Eye Exam on Your Back-to-School List?

Kids should have first vision screening at 6 months of age, optometrists say

8/30/2009
Young Athletes at Risk of Heat Injury

Sports medicine experts issue hot-weather guidelines for coaches

8/25/2009
Nick Jonas: Livin' the Dream Despite Diabetes

Youngest member of popular Jonas Brothers band speaks about life with the condition

8/20/2009
Teen Athletes Sleep Better Than Couch Potatoes

They also report higher energy during the day and greater ability to concentrate

8/17/2009
For Short Kids, No Lack of Self-Esteem

Despite some parents' worries, study finds small stature not a problem

8/14/2009
Kids of Deployed Soldiers Vulnerable to Stress

Study found one-third were at risk for psychosocial problems

8/12/2009
Experts Urge Cognitive Testing of Kids With Epilepsy

Underlying brain abnormalities may cause learning problems, study finds

8/12/2009
U.S. Women Delaying Motherhood, Report Shows

Average age of first birth now 25, a 3.6-year increase in age since 1970

8/11/2009
Many Parents, Caregivers Lack Basic Child-Safety Information

Parents, day-care workers recognized fewer than half of household hazards in study

8/10/2009
Kids With High IQs Live Longer

Nurturing family environment may be the key to longevity, an expert says

8/10/2009
Young Moms Follow Their Mother's Parenting Style

Fathers don't seem swayed by the maternal influence, survey finds

8/10/2009
Dogs and 2-Year-Olds on Same Mental Plane

Research shows canines can count, learn words

8/8/2009
Good Planning Paves Way for Kid's Operation

Before your child undergoes surgery, follow these helpful tips

8/3/2009
Young Kids' Screen Time May Raise Blood Pressure

Watching TV raises risk more than other low-level activities, such as painting, study finds

7/30/2009
Infants Cared for in Another Home Become Heavier Toddlers

Being in own home, day-care centers didn't increase weight, study found

7/28/2009
More Dairy, Calcium in Childhood Could Mean Longer Life

Study beginning in 1930s suggests link, but experts unsure

7/24/2009
Babies Can Comprehend 'Canine' Language

They matched type of bark with right canine expression, researcher says

7/20/2009
Exposure to Common Pollutant in Womb Might Lower IQ

Study found those kids performed worse on intelligence tests at age 5

7/17/2009
Recession Takes Toll on Children's Health

National poll finds kids in poorest families feel effects most

7/17/2009
Fetal Alcohol Disorders Often Misdiagnosed as ADHD

Behavioral difficulties can look the same, researchers note

7/17/2009
Earlier Testing Needed for Fragile X Syndrome

Delay in diagnosis could be prevented with better screening, study finds

7/17/2009
Parents of Children With Autism Report High Stress Levels

Behavior problems, not additional caretaking, seem to cause the distress

7/17/2009
Easy Baby or Fussy -- It May Be Out of Mom's Control

Gene, brain activity may determine child's temperament, study finds

7/16/2009
Teen Behaviors Stem From Genetics, Environment

When it comes to drinking and acting out, genes alone aren't destiny, study finds

7/15/2009
Ability to Consider Other People's Thoughts Grows After Age 6

Brain scan study sheds light on social development

7/15/2009
Younger Teens Really Do Care What People Think

The opinion of others is key to their self-image, study finds

7/15/2009
Many Kids Outgrow Chronic Headaches

Those with migraines more likely to struggle in adulthood, study finds

7/15/2009
U.S. Students' Academic Interests Tend to Wane in Middle School

Chinese teens more likely to keep education a priority, research finds

7/10/2009
Stillbirth Not an Issue for Next-Born

No increased psychological risk for subsequent child: study