Child Development News

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11/24/2016
Are Your Kids Thankful?

These tips from a child development expert will help you foster an everyday attitude of gratitude in your children

11/23/2016
U.S. Kids Are Eating Healthier Now, But . . .

Their salt intake has risen and veggies are still shunned, study finds

11/23/2016
'Enthusiastic' Dads May Mean Less Troubled Kids: Study

A man's enjoyment, confidence in his role as father seemed even more important than time spent

11/21/2016
TV Snack Ads Make Preschoolers Snack More: Study

This happened even with kids who weren't hungry, researchers found

11/16/2016
Moms' Rheumatoid Arthritis May Be Linked to Epilepsy Risk in Kids

Researcher stressed that most children born to women with the autoimmune condition not at risk for seizures

11/15/2016
Guidelines May Have Helped Curb ADHD Diagnoses in Preschoolers

Still, too few with disorder receive behavior therapy, child psychologist says

11/14/2016
Depression on the Rise Among U.S. Teens, Especially Girls

Report authors point to cyberbullying, social media use as possible causes, but say that hasn't been proven

11/14/2016
Fewer American Parents Are Spanking Their Kids

More are relying on timeouts to discipline children, study shows

11/11/2016
PTSD May Affect Boys, Girls Differently, Brain Scans Show

Changes in brain regions seemed to differ by gender, researchers say

11/3/2016
Too Many Kids Still Eating Too Much Salt

9 out of 10 exceed daily recommendations, CDC researchers find

10/27/2016
Kids With Gay or Lesbian Parents Do Just Fine: Study

Study finds no differences between children of gay, lesbian or heterosexual couples

10/26/2016
Parent-Led Autism Therapy Shows Lasting Benefits

Early intervention reduced symptom severity years later, study finds

10/25/2016
Childhood PTSD May Leave Imprint on Brain

MRI detects variations in neural connections of earthquake survivors, Chinese researchers say

10/18/2016
Cost Keeps Many Kids From School Sports, Other Activities

Poor children missing out on valuable pursuits, survey finds

10/17/2016
Foster Kids Face Higher Risk of Health Problems: Study

They were even more vulnerable than children in low-income, single-parent families

10/13/2016
How to Prepare Your Child for a New Brother or Sister

Children's reactions to family changes depend on their age, pediatric experts advise

10/7/2016
Most Low-Income Dads Stay Involved With Their Kids: Study

Working hours may limit parent-child time, but these men aren't 'deadbeat dads,' research finds

10/4/2016
Pre-K Program Helps Low-Income Kids Succeed in School

Family-centered intervention counters stresses of poverty, researchers say

9/27/2016
How Much Video Gaming Is Too Much for Kids?

Benefits seen with 1 hour a day, but behavioral problems rose after 9 hours a week

9/26/2016
9 of 10 U.S. Teens Don't Get Enough Exercise

And bad habits continue after high school for most, study shows

9/25/2016
Healthy Diet as Teen, Less Weight Gain as Adult

Study suggests food choices made at 15 may establish long-term eating habits

9/23/2016
Gardening May Give Kids' Diets a Boost

Those who gardened ate more fruits, veggies by the time they were in college, study shows

9/20/2016
Close Bond Between Kids, Parents Has Long-Term Health Benefits

Childhood mistreatment offsets the advantages of growing up in a well-off home, research shows

9/16/2016
Tourette Threat Surges for Babies When Mom Smokes in Pregnancy

Researchers probe increased risk of chronic tics and other disorders due to prenatal nicotine exposure

9/13/2016
Makeup of Germs in Newborn's Gut May Triple Allergy, Asthma Risk

Study finds abnormality present in 10 percent of kids seems to undermine immune function

9/12/2016
Does Losing a Father in War Shorten a Child's Life?

Study examines effects of early life adversities on children of World War I veterans

9/9/2016
CDC's Frieden: We're Nearly Out of Money to Fight Zika

He urges Congress to allocate more funding to combat the virus that causes severe birth defects

9/7/2016
Congress Can't Agree on Additional Funding to Fight Zika

Health officials say the money is needed as more infections are reported in Florida

9/6/2016
U.N. Tightens Safe Sex Guidelines for Visitors to Zika Zones

Male and female travelers, with or without symptoms, should practice safe sex or abstinence for 6 months after return

9/2/2016
CDC Awards $2.4M to 5 Locales to Fight Zika

The goal: To assist in monitoring and dealing with Zika-related birth defects

9/1/2016
3 Zika-Carrying Mosquitoes Found in Florida

A first for continental U.S.; 95 other tested mosquitoes Zika-free, officials say

9/1/2016
Strong Link Emerges Between Zika, Spikes in Temporary Paralysis Cases

Multi-country analysis documents increases in Guillain-Barre syndrome when virus is spreading

8/31/2016
Funds to Fight Zika Nearly Exhausted: CDC

Mosquito season in Gulf Coast states only half over, officials say

8/30/2016
Researchers Find Another Way Zika Can Harm Babies

Close to 6 percent who were diagnosed with microcephaly also had hearing loss

8/25/2016
Autism-Linked Genes Often Differ Between Siblings

Findings suggest developmental disorder's causes may be even more complex

8/24/2016
Zika May Persist for Months in Newborns, Study Shows

Brazilian infant appeared outwardly fine at birth, but neurological troubles arose later

8/24/2016
Season of Conception May Affect Fetal Brain Growth

Babies conceived in winter more apt to have learning problems and vitamin D might play a role, study finds

8/23/2016
ADHD More Often Missed in Minority Kids

Study found disparities in diagnosis, treatment rates

8/23/2016
Banned PCB Chemicals Still Tied to Autism in U.S. Kids

These toxins have lingered in the environment, study authors say

8/22/2016
No More Than 6 Teaspoons of Added Sugars a Day for Kids

New guidelines aim to help improve children's overall diet, health

8/19/2016
Think Safety When Picking, Packing School Backpacks

Heavy, unbalanced loads can cause injury that is easy to avoid, experts say

8/17/2016
Child Abuse May Shorten Some Women's Lives

Extreme stress may affect the way the body's cells function

8/16/2016
Celiac Disease Risk May Be Tied to Time, Place of Birth

Swedish study finds lower risk of the digestive disorder in babies born in winter or cooler climates

8/12/2016
Sending Kids Off to College Doesn't Have to Be Tearful

Discuss money, expectations beforehand, then let go, experts say

8/3/2016
Stressed Dads Can Affect Kids' Development

Fathers make unique contributions, pediatric expert says

8/2/2016
Babies' Sleep 'Twitching' May Aid Their Development

Tiny movements help trigger muscle activity, researchers say

7/21/2016
Helping a Child Manage a Chronic Illness

Feeling they have control over their health helps, researchers say

7/21/2016
Noisy Homes Can Slow a Toddler's Vocabulary

Limit background chatter when teaching new words, study says

7/14/2016
Early Bedtime for Preschoolers, Healthier Weight Later?

Getting shuteye by 8 p.m. appeared linked with lower obesity risk as teens, researchers say

7/13/2016
Alzheimer's Gene May Show Effects in Childhood

Brain scans reveal slower development in certain areas