Child Development News

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5/5/2008
Heart Hormone Elevated in Children Who Wet Bed

Snoring also related to problem, researchers report

5/5/2008
One-Third of Parents Lack Facts About Child Development

Pediatricians could help bridge this knowledge gap, experts say

5/3/2008
Middle Class Uninsured Kids' Health Risk Almost as High as Poor Children's

More than 40% of middle class children with no health insurance don't see a doctor all year

5/2/2008
Special Diet Can Ease Epileptic Seizures in Kids

Strong support for ketogenic regimen from major randomized trial

4/29/2008
1 in 4 U.S. Toddlers Improperly Vaccinated

They either miss shots or get them at the wrong time, CDC study finds

4/22/2008
Pot Plus Alcohol Kills Young Rats' Brain Cells

Finding another warning to pregnant women that drug use can affect fetal brain development

4/17/2008
Breast-Feeding While on Seizure Meds Doesn't Harm Babies

Study finds no negative impact on children's cognitive development

4/16/2008
Gestational Age Not Sole Predictor of Preemie Survival

Four other factors, including gender and weight, play role in infant's chances, study finds

4/8/2008
Genes' Influence on Fears Changes Over Time

Their impact on childhood anxieties changes during adolescence, study found

4/3/2008
Mother-Child Bond Affects Quality of Conflict Resolution

Security determined outcome of 'terrible 2s' battles but not frequency, study suggests

3/27/2008
Health Tip: Help Your Child's Cognitive Development

Encourage thinking and reasoning

3/4/2008
Restricting TV and Computer Time Helps Kids Lose Weight

Finding offers hope for curbing pediatric obesity epidemic in U.S.

3/3/2008
Skip Breakfast, Pack on the Pounds

Teens who start the day with a healthful meal tend to stay trimmer, study suggests

3/3/2008
That 'Sex Talk' With Your Kids Should Be Ongoing

Continuing dialogue can head off risky behaviors, study suggests

2/28/2008
Spanking Raises Chances of Risky, Deviant Sexual Behavior

Review found physical punishment of kids linked to unprotected, masochistic sex as adults

2/26/2008
Teen Aggression May Really Be a State of Mind

Study finds biological differences in brains of combative kids

2/19/2008
Eyes a Window to Hearing Loss?

Pupils dilate in reaction to sounds, might be way to spot hearing problems, study finds

2/11/2008
Gene Variations Help Regulate Response to Stress

Adults abused in childhood lack protective changes against depression, U.S. study says

2/6/2008
Drug Helps Prevent Breast-Feeding Moms From Passing on HIV

6 weeks of nevirapine greatly reduced infant infections in Africa, India, study found

2/5/2008
9/11 Exposure Linked to Behavior Trouble in Kids

Preschoolers living near the World Trade Center had sleeplessness, other problems, study shows

2/4/2008
1 in 3 Hit Songs Mentions Substance Abuse, Smoking

Rap music especially prone to these types of lyrics, survey finds

2/4/2008
Many Babies Exposed to Chemicals

Evidence of phthalates found in urine after using shampoo, lotion and powder, study shows

2/1/2008
Pregnant Women With Asthma Should Stay on Low Dose of Meds

Group sets guidelines on monitoring for fetal growth restriction, preterm birth

2/1/2008
Ear Wax Softener Can Affect Hearing, Study Reports

In animal study, Cerumenex also caused damage to eardrum and inner ear

1/11/2008
Health Tip: Working and Breast-feeding

Suggestions on how to manage both

1/8/2008
Health Tip: Help Your Newborn Sleep Longer

Establish a bedtime routine

1/7/2008
Youth Suicide Warnings Are Slowing Antidepressant Sales

Study finds drop in SSRI prescriptions for children and adults

1/7/2008
Parental Control of Eating Leads to Lighter Toddlers

Pushing child to eat more or less food had same effect on weight at age 2, study says

1/6/2008
Breast Is Best for Reducing Stress

Early breast-feeding may bolster kids' ability to handle anxiety

1/4/2008
Almost Half of 10-Year-Olds Have Tasted Alcohol

These initial sips typically happen in the home or at church, study finds

1/3/2008
Body Abnormalities, Childhood Cancer May Share Genes

Finding could help predict which children are at risk for malignancy, experts say

1/1/2008
Children Who Sleep Less Weigh More

Kids' sleep patterns also vary by season, day, researchers report

12/26/2007
Study Spotlights 'Exercise-Friendly' Day-Care Centers

Outdoor spaces and lots of portable toys get kids moving, researchers say

12/25/2007
Parents Face Tough Questions When Santa's Magic Fades

The best response to little skeptics? Simply listen, experts say

12/21/2007
Shorter Legs Might Boost Liver Risks

Childhood nutrition may be the link, British team says

12/21/2007
Kids in Poor Neighborhoods Fall Behind in School

Study finds they lose about 4 points on IQ tests compared to better-off peers

12/21/2007
School Salad Bar Boosts Kids' Fruit, Veggie Intake

Servings rose from 3 to 4 per day after service was added to lunchroom, study found

12/20/2007
Parents Should Postpone Child Vaccine Booster: CDC

Recall of 1.2 million doses of the standard Hib shot means shortage could last a year, experts say

12/20/2007
Parents' Smoking Boosts Child's Allergy Risk

Secondhand fumes doubled the odds, study found

12/16/2007
Picking the Right Toys Isn't Child's Play

Find items or activities that stretch youngsters' creativity and forge bonds with others, experts say

12/11/2007
Amount of Exercise Key to Lowering Kids' Blood Pressure

Study finds total levels of activity more important than intensity

12/5/2007
Overweight Kids Often Become Obese, Unhealthy Adults

Experts warn of surge in cardiovascular troubles by 2035

12/5/2007
Depressed Moms' Kids at Higher Injury Risk

Boys, especially, were also more likely to 'act out', study found

12/3/2007
No Link Between Hepatitis B Shot, MS: Study

New research may help resolve ongoing debate

12/3/2007
Want to Raise a Fruit-and-Veggie Lover? Be Persistent

Offering your baby healthy foods early and often works, research suggests

11/29/2007
Health Tip: Cut Baby's Nails

To prevent scratches

11/21/2007
Babies Can Tell Friend From Foe

Researchers say infants make distinctions based on behaviors

11/19/2007
Tonsillectomy Not Always Cost-Effective for Kids' Throat Woes

Close monitoring and treatment may often be the smarter choice, study suggests

11/16/2007
Fetal Heart Rate Points to Later Child Development

It gives clues to neurological progress in toddler years, study finds

11/16/2007
Major U.S. Autism Study Gets Under Way

Trial will track environmental, genetic factors at six sites nationwide