Child Development News

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7/10/2009
Overall Health of U.S. Children a Mixed Bag

Government study finds gains and losses

7/9/2009
Vaccine May Someday Thwart Ear Infections

Tested on animals, liquid would be administered externally

7/6/2009
For OCD, Not Helping Might Be Best

Well-meaning assistance may do more harm than good, experts say

6/29/2009
Talk With Kids, Not At Them

Give-and-take conversations speed language development, study finds

6/29/2009
Cyber Bullying Affects One in 10 Students

But researchers find supportive parents help keep abusive behaviors at bay

6/25/2009
Abused Kids Face Higher Cancer Risk

'Fight or flight' hormone may play a role, researcher suggests

6/25/2009
Supply of Key Children's Vaccine Almost Back to Normal

CDC says production shortfalls that limited booster shots nearly over; Hib can cause bacterial meningitis

6/23/2009
Whites More Likely to Get Rare Bone Cancer

Reasons for racial disparity remain unclear, researcher says

6/19/2009
Program Helps 1st Graders Stay Safe Long-Term

It cut odds for substance abuse, violence by the time they reached 5th grade

6/19/2009
Standard IQ Test May Undervalue People With Autism

Study shows they could solve problems faster than non-autistics on a different test

6/19/2009
Toilet Training Goes High Tech

Wetting alarm speeds up the potty process, researchers say

6/18/2009
Teens, Young Adults Need More Calcium

Consumption of bone-building dairy products declines in late teens, research shows

6/18/2009
Surging Internet Use Cutting Into Family Time

Rise of Facebook, Twitter coincides with 30% drop in hours spent together, report finds

6/17/2009
Breast-Feeding Boosts Child's School Performance

It led to better chances of higher GPA, college attendance, study shows

6/15/2009
ADHD Drugs Linked to Sudden Death in Kids

But these unexplained events are exceedingly rare, study finds

6/11/2009
Postpartum Anxiety May Delay Puberty in Kids

In animal study, hormonal changes in pregnancy have long-term impact

6/10/2009
If Mom or Dad Is Depressed, Kids Need Help Too

Coordinated assessment and care for all family members is warranted: report

6/4/2009
Tourette Syndrome Diagnosed in 3 in Every 1,000 Kids

Many more cases have not been identified, U.S. health officials say

6/4/2009
Girls and Math: Blame the Culture, Not Ability

Raise the bar and watch females succeed, researcher says

6/2/2009
TV Interferes With Infants' Language Development

More time watching the tube means less time learning to speak, researchers say

6/2/2009
Health Issues in Childhood Often Show Up in Adulthood

Physical, mental stress at young age can have lifelong effects, research shows

6/2/2009
Too Much Media May Be Tough on Kids' Health

Expert warns parents to limit access to computers, TV and more

6/2/2009
More 'Extreme' Preemies Surviving

Almost 70% of babies born at 22-26 weeks make it to 1st birthday, study finds

6/1/2009
1 in 3 U.S. Kids Lack Nearby Trauma Care

Over 17 million are an hour or more away from quality treatment, report finds

6/1/2009
Frequent Household Moves Raise Kids' Suicide Risk

More mobile families may be more stressed, researchers say

5/28/2009
Technology, Caffeine Keeping Teens Awake

Many routinely get just 3 to 5 hours sleep per night, study shows

5/27/2009
Stigma Keeps Teens From Depression Treatment

Barriers to care include worries about family's reaction, study finds

5/26/2009
Hardened Arteries Threaten Obese, Diabetic Youth

Ultrasound shows damage tied to rising odds for stroke, heart attack, researchers say

5/26/2009
Attention Problems in Kindergarten Could Spell Long-Term Academic Trouble

They have bigger impact than issues such as depression, anxiety, study finds

5/21/2009
Teen Stress May Have Roots in First Three Years of Life

Overuse of day care, insensitive moms linked to higher stress levels in adolescence

5/13/2009
Most Depressed Teens Don't Get Treatment

Lack of insurance often reason why, government report suggests

5/8/2009
Obesity May Raise Kids' Allergy Risk

With both problems on the rise, researchers call for more study

5/7/2009
FDA Orders Label Warning for Testosterone Gels

Men who use the medications must be sure none rubs off on children, agency says

5/7/2009
Pooches Sometimes Miss the Point

Like 2-year-old kids, dogs understand some but not all gestures, researchers say

5/5/2009
Writing Disorder May Be Common Among Kids

Study finds rate as high as 14.7 percent in one Minnesota city

5/4/2009
More Low-Income Kids Are Getting Vaccinated

The immunization gap between wealthier, poorer children is shrinking, study finds

4/27/2009
Pregnant Women With Epilepsy Should Avoid Valproate

New guidelines stress that, with good planning, most moms-to-be will do fine

4/27/2009
Autism Tied to Older Moms, Breech Birth

But it's unlikely these factors cause the neurological condition, experts say

4/27/2009
Meds Help Kids With ADHD in Classroom

Study finds they test higher than unmedicated peers in grade school

4/22/2009
Binge Drinking May Damage Teens' Brains

'White matter' impairment could mean a 10% decline in information recall, scientists say

4/21/2009
Resuscitated Newborns at Risk for Lower IQs

Even infants without neurological symptoms have higher chance of problems, researchers say

4/17/2009
Exercise During Pregnancy May Help Baby

Researchers saw improved fetal development when moms-to-be worked out

4/16/2009
Writing About Values Boosts Grades for Middle Schoolers

But positive effect was only seen in black children, study finds

4/15/2009
Epilepsy Drug Impairs Baby's Intelligence

When taken during pregnancy, valproate lowers IQ, study finds

4/15/2009
Fetal Exposure to Methamphetamine May Harm Child's Brain

Scans show neurological differences in toddlers born to drug abusers

4/15/2009
Deployment Takes Toll on Military Moms and Teens

Their children are prone to risky behaviors, study finds

4/6/2009
More U.S. Kids Taking Diabetes, Blood Pressure Drugs

Prescriptions rose by more than 15 percent in 3 years, researchers say

4/6/2009
Kids Who Lack Self-Control May Be Prone to Weight Gain

New research finds that need for instant gratification might play a part

4/3/2009
TV Time May Not Be Benign

Behavioral problems, obesity more likely in kids who watch 2 hours-plus a day

3/31/2009
Health Tip: Managing the Teen Years

Suggestions for anxious parents