Child Development News

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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

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