Child Development News

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11/14/2007
Adult Type 2 Diabetes Can Be Predicted in Childhood

Data covering 34 years shows parental history, overweight are markers for adult disease

11/14/2007
Kids Who Skimp on Sleep Tend to Be Fatter

Just 45 minutes more shut-eye a night might make a difference, study finds

11/12/2007
ADHD Delays Growth of Certain Brain Areas

But affected children do catch up over time, researchers add

11/7/2007
Heart Defects Can Delay Baby's Brain Development

Corrective cardiac surgery is not to blame, study suggests

11/7/2007
Many Vaccine Booster Shots Unnecessary: Study

For some infections, immunization lasts much longer than previously assumed

11/5/2007
Early Weight Gain Can Mean Heart Trouble Later in Life

Children as young as 7 show signs of cardiovascular risk factors, study finds

11/5/2007
Breast-Feeding Confers Long-Term Heart Benefits

Lower body mass, high levels of good cholesterol combat cardiovascular disease, study says

11/5/2007
TV Violence May Spur Aggression in Boys

Preschoolers who watched such fare more likely to act out at 7, 10, study found

10/30/2007
Too Much TV Can Raise Kids' Blood Pressure

It's linked to obesity, which then triggers hypertension, study suggests

10/29/2007
Pediatricians' Group Issues New Autism Guidelines

2 reports detail detection and treatment recommendations

10/23/2007
Uncontrolled Asthma Leads to Missed School, Work

Lack of consistent medicine use likely important cause, experts say

10/22/2007
Saving Millions of Children's Lives Is Possible

Better food, water, sanitation would make all the difference, report finds

10/19/2007
Secondhand Smoke Hurts Kids' Grades

Teens exposed to fumes at home less likely to pass exams, research shows

10/19/2007
FDA Panel Recommends Ban on Cold Medicines for Kids

Over-the-counter drugs are unsafe for children under 6, advisers say.

10/18/2007
FDA Panel Weighs Ban on Kids' Cold Medicines

Experts disagree on whether the medicines are safe for children under 6.

10/10/2007
U.S. Kids Not Getting Needed Health Care

Report finds youngsters worse off than adults; biggest gaps found in preventive care

10/9/2007
Intervening in Preschool Years Can Prevent Juvenile Delinquency

Sessions alter at-risk kids' stress responses, study suggests

10/8/2007
Health Tip: Playtime for Newborns

Even the youngest babies can play and learn

10/3/2007
Medical, Behavioral Woes Can Drive Dogs to Bite

Study found pain, nervous disposition helps spur these outbursts

10/2/2007
Most Homeless Youth Lack Health Insurance

Study finds even a brief stint on the street makes a difference

10/2/2007
Toy Blocks Might Boost Toddlers' Language Skills

'Imaginative learning' play may help, study suggests

9/28/2007
Trouble at Home Boosts Kids' Asthma

As environments got worse, symptoms worsened, too, study found

9/28/2007
Older Brothers Might Spur Kids' Aggression

Their presence seems to have that effect, study found

9/28/2007
Health Tip: Even Babies Can Have Foot Problems

They can begin in the very young

9/27/2007
Genes Might Predispose Antidepressant Users to Suicidal Thoughts

Someday, DNA tests might spot those most at risk, experts say

9/26/2007
Kids' Vaccine Ingredient Not Likely Linked to Neurological Problems

CDC study finds no clear association between thimerosal, mental woes

9/26/2007
Music Training Helps Gets People Talking

It affects brain to enhance verbal skills, study finds

9/26/2007
Health Tip: Weaning Baby From a Pacifier

Here are some suggestions

9/25/2007
Junk Food, TV Driving Kids to Obesity

Studies find it's tougher than ever for youngsters to stay healthy

9/21/2007
Teenage Drinking Can Spell Lasting Trouble

The earlier kids abuse alcohol, the more likely it is to persist, experts say

9/20/2007
Health Tip: Pacifier Safety

How to protect your infant

9/20/2007
Brain Defect Helps Drive Fragile X Syndrome

The condition is leading cause of inherited mental retardation

9/12/2007
Family Dinners Shape Healthier Eating Habits

Routine helps teens make better food choices as adults, study finds

9/5/2007
Health Tip: Break the Habit of Thumb Sucking

It can affect the alignment of a child's teeth

9/4/2007
Parents' Worries Hamper Kids' Asthma Treatment

Moms and dads withhold drugs because of side effect concerns, study finds

8/27/2007
Back to School Means Backpack Safety

Help protect kids from stress and strain, experts say

8/24/2007
Sugary Sodas High in Diabetes-Linked Compound

But experts say more study is needed to confirm any danger

8/24/2007
Obese Children Miss More School Days

Teasing, health woes may contribute, researchers say

8/24/2007
Monkey Moms Use Baby Talk, Too

They turn to certain sounds to attract, coax infants, study finds

8/23/2007
Parental Stress Can Keep Kids Obese

Helping children slim down may mean helping parents, study finds

8/22/2007
Traffic Fumes Plus Genes Boosts Kids' Asthma Risk

Study finds some children are more vulnerable

8/21/2007
Doctors Often Miss High Blood Pressure in Kids

About three-quarters of cases went unnoticed, study found

8/20/2007
Does Pathological Shyness Make for School Shooters?

Researchers devise screen that may be able to spot teens prone to violence

8/17/2007
Time to Set Kids' Back-to-School Sleep Clocks

Adjusting schedule now avoids trouble in September, experts say

8/15/2007
Dirty City Air Stunts Kids' Lungs

Mexico City study shows slowed growth of airways

8/10/2007
Obesity-Linked Woes Boost Kids' Lifetime Heart Risk

'Metabolic syndrome' includes higher blood pressure, cholesterol

8/7/2007
Many Kids With Private Insurance Missing Vaccinations

Plans may not cover a particular shot or its administration, study finds

8/7/2007
DVDs Don't Produce Brainy Babies

Despite marketing claims, videos don't boost language skills, study says

8/6/2007
Foods Taste Better With McDonald's Logo, Kids Say

Study suggests branding has powerful effect on preschoolers' diet

7/27/2007
Sunlight in Youth Might Shield Against MS

But experts warn that too much sun poses skin cancer risk