Child Development News

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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

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