Child Development News

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3/30/2009
School PE Programs Don't Lower Child Obesity

But they do boost fitness and are still valuable, study finds

3/30/2009
Babies Born Only 2 to 3 Weeks Early May Face Development Delays

While risk to individual newborn is small, doctors should be aware, study says

3/27/2009
Baby's Sleep Position May Not Affect Severity of Head Flattening

But study finds lower gestational age, being male did have a correlation

3/26/2009
Genes May Boost Harm to Kids From Secondhand Smoke

Certain variants weaken lungs' defenses against free radicals, researchers say

3/23/2009
Health Tip: Check Your Baby's Feet

Make sure they're developing normally

3/9/2009
Late-Life Fatherhood May Lower Child's Intelligence

A man's biological clock may be ticking too, researchers say

3/3/2009
Impulsive Kindergartners May Turn to Gambling

It's just one of the serious consequences these children are prone to, study suggests

3/2/2009
TV Watching Doesn't Fast-Track Baby's Skills

Study finds no value -- but also no harm -- from TV viewing by young children

2/27/2009
Girls' Anti-Social Behavior Predictive of Later Depression

Early elementary school interventions could identify those most at risk, study says

2/24/2009
'Degrading' Lyrics Linked to Teen Sex

But music doesn't necessary cause promiscuity, experts stress

2/23/2009
Head Injury While Young Ups Epilepsy Risk

But treatment can prevent the illness from emerging, Danish researchers say

2/23/2009
Watching R-Rated Movies Boosts Kids' Smoking Risk

The finding could point to a general parental permissiveness, researchers say

2/20/2009
Bill Clinton, Health Groups to Tackle Childhood Obesity

Public, private coalition hopes to meet weight-linked healthcare needs of 6.2 million kids

2/17/2009
Deaf Children Can Create Own Sign Language

It evolves in ways that are similar to verbal communication, Nicaraguan study shows

2/12/2009
Baby Gestures Linked to Vocabulary Development

Kids from high-income families do better at both, but researchers not exactly sure why

2/6/2009
For Preschoolers, Even 'Play' Tends to Be Sedentary

Study finds great inactivity and little encouragement for kids to be otherwise

2/5/2009
Health Tip: Wean Your Child From Breast-Feeding

Suggestions to ease the transition

2/4/2009
Gene Mutation Tied to Majority of Cases of Mental Retardation

Finding might lead to better diagnosis and drug treatments, study says

2/2/2009
Teen TV Time Tied to Adult Depression

More exposure meant more symptoms, study found

1/30/2009
Adult Fast-Food Diets Tied to Too Much TV as Teen

Hours of ads for greasy, sugary fare may be to blame, researchers say

1/28/2009
Childhood Stress Compromises Immune System

Early emotional environment a key to later physical health, study says

1/27/2009
Newborns Feel the Rhythm

Research suggests infants can detect off beats in music

1/26/2009
Cell Phones, Traffic a Deadly Combo for Kids

They're more likely to be hit crossing intersections, study shows

1/26/2009
Recess Makes for Better Students

Study finds getting enough of it each day helps kids perform better in classroom

1/23/2009
CDC Warns of Rise in Childhood Infections Tied to Meningitis Germ

5 cases, 1 fatal, in Minnesota could be linked to shortage of vaccine, officials say

1/16/2009
Saliva Test Could Indicate Autism

Presence of abnormal proteins might be sign of the condition, study says

1/16/2009
National Children's Study Begins Recruiting

Effort will track development of 100,000 kids from birth to age 21

1/15/2009
Mothers, Newborns at High Risk in Developing World

UNICEF report finds 500,000 new mothers dying each year

1/7/2009
Teen Birth Rate Up in 26 States in 2006

Highest rates in South, Southwest; lowest rates in Northeast, government reports

1/7/2009
More 'Screen Time' Linked to Poor Fitness in Girls

But teenage boys don't seem to be as susceptible, study suggests

1/6/2009
Childhood Trauma Tied to Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Finding means condition could be biologically driven, researchers say

12/29/2008
Many Teens Don't Keep Virginity Pledges

Pledgers are also less likely to use birth control, study finds

12/25/2008
Consider Kids' Health on Tropical Trips

Make sure shots are up to date and avoid local dangers, expert advises

12/19/2008
Almost Half of Kids Still Exposed to Secondhand Smoke

Survey says that despite progress, more is needed to clean up air in homes, cars

12/19/2008
Multiple Doses of Steroids Don't Help Preemies

More than one course can lead to smaller babies, study says

12/18/2008
Elective Early Deliveries Pose Risks for Babies

C-sections done too soon can lead to respiratory trouble, other problems, doctors say

12/18/2008
'Hot' Toys May Not Be the Best Present

Giving the gift of your time with kids is one option to consider

12/15/2008
Later School Start Time Cuts Teens' Car Crash Risk

A little more sleep means sharper young drivers, study suggests

12/13/2008
New Food Pyramid Is Aimed at Kids

'MyPyramid for Preschoolers' helps parents expand little ones' diet in a healthy way

12/11/2008
Late Preterm Birth Poses Developmental Risks

Caesarean or induction should not be done before 39 weeks unless necessary, study says

12/10/2008
Obese Kids More Prone to Limb Injuries in Car Crashes

Weaker bones from poor diet, less exercise may be to blame, experts say

12/10/2008
Secondhand Smoke Boosts Asthmatic Boys' Behavior Woes

Nicotine could alter youngsters' nervous systems, researchers say

12/10/2008
Obesity is a Family Affair

Skipped meals, too much TV time end up harming kids, study finds

12/9/2008
Report Finds Fault With U.S. Health Services for Teens

Among recommendations: More coordinated care, better training for providers

12/8/2008
Childhood Constipation Carries a Big Price Tag

Study estimates US treatment costs at $4 billion, similar to asthma

12/4/2008
Gene Tied to Infants' Lung Maturation

Deleting it in mice caused fatal respiratory distress, study says

12/4/2008
Mom's Cells Prime Fetal Immune System

Process prevents growing baby from rejecting the mother, researchers find

12/3/2008
School-Based Program Can Change Kids' Lives

A Seattle project was linked to better education, mental health 15 years later

12/3/2008
C-Section Might Boost Baby's Asthma Risk

Large study suggests the procedure impairs healthy immune response

12/3/2008
Exercise Eases Obesity and Anger in Kids

After-school aerobics helped youngsters feel better mentally, physically, researchers say