Child Development News

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5/21/2009
Teen Stress May Have Roots in First Three Years of Life

Overuse of day care, insensitive moms linked to higher stress levels in adolescence

5/13/2009
Most Depressed Teens Don't Get Treatment

Lack of insurance often reason why, government report suggests

5/8/2009
Obesity May Raise Kids' Allergy Risk

With both problems on the rise, researchers call for more study

5/7/2009
FDA Orders Label Warning for Testosterone Gels

Men who use the medications must be sure none rubs off on children, agency says

5/7/2009
Pooches Sometimes Miss the Point

Like 2-year-old kids, dogs understand some but not all gestures, researchers say

5/5/2009
Writing Disorder May Be Common Among Kids

Study finds rate as high as 14.7 percent in one Minnesota city

5/4/2009
More Low-Income Kids Are Getting Vaccinated

The immunization gap between wealthier, poorer children is shrinking, study finds

4/27/2009
Pregnant Women With Epilepsy Should Avoid Valproate

New guidelines stress that, with good planning, most moms-to-be will do fine

4/27/2009
Autism Tied to Older Moms, Breech Birth

But it's unlikely these factors cause the neurological condition, experts say

4/27/2009
Meds Help Kids With ADHD in Classroom

Study finds they test higher than unmedicated peers in grade school

4/22/2009
Binge Drinking May Damage Teens' Brains

'White matter' impairment could mean a 10% decline in information recall, scientists say

4/21/2009
Resuscitated Newborns at Risk for Lower IQs

Even infants without neurological symptoms have higher chance of problems, researchers say

4/17/2009
Exercise During Pregnancy May Help Baby

Researchers saw improved fetal development when moms-to-be worked out

4/16/2009
Writing About Values Boosts Grades for Middle Schoolers

But positive effect was only seen in black children, study finds

4/15/2009
Epilepsy Drug Impairs Baby's Intelligence

When taken during pregnancy, valproate lowers IQ, study finds

4/15/2009
Fetal Exposure to Methamphetamine May Harm Child's Brain

Scans show neurological differences in toddlers born to drug abusers

4/15/2009
Deployment Takes Toll on Military Moms and Teens

Their children are prone to risky behaviors, study finds

4/6/2009
More U.S. Kids Taking Diabetes, Blood Pressure Drugs

Prescriptions rose by more than 15 percent in 3 years, researchers say

4/6/2009
Kids Who Lack Self-Control May Be Prone to Weight Gain

New research finds that need for instant gratification might play a part

4/3/2009
TV Time May Not Be Benign

Behavioral problems, obesity more likely in kids who watch 2 hours-plus a day

3/31/2009
Health Tip: Managing the Teen Years

Suggestions for anxious parents

3/30/2009
School PE Programs Don't Lower Child Obesity

But they do boost fitness and are still valuable, study finds

3/30/2009
Babies Born Only 2 to 3 Weeks Early May Face Development Delays

While risk to individual newborn is small, doctors should be aware, study says

3/27/2009
Baby's Sleep Position May Not Affect Severity of Head Flattening

But study finds lower gestational age, being male did have a correlation

3/26/2009
Genes May Boost Harm to Kids From Secondhand Smoke

Certain variants weaken lungs' defenses against free radicals, researchers say

3/23/2009
Health Tip: Check Your Baby's Feet

Make sure they're developing normally

3/9/2009
Late-Life Fatherhood May Lower Child's Intelligence

A man's biological clock may be ticking too, researchers say

3/3/2009
Impulsive Kindergartners May Turn to Gambling

It's just one of the serious consequences these children are prone to, study suggests

3/2/2009
TV Watching Doesn't Fast-Track Baby's Skills

Study finds no value -- but also no harm -- from TV viewing by young children

2/27/2009
Girls' Anti-Social Behavior Predictive of Later Depression

Early elementary school interventions could identify those most at risk, study says

2/24/2009
'Degrading' Lyrics Linked to Teen Sex

But music doesn't necessary cause promiscuity, experts stress

2/23/2009
Head Injury While Young Ups Epilepsy Risk

But treatment can prevent the illness from emerging, Danish researchers say

2/23/2009
Watching R-Rated Movies Boosts Kids' Smoking Risk

The finding could point to a general parental permissiveness, researchers say

2/20/2009
Bill Clinton, Health Groups to Tackle Childhood Obesity

Public, private coalition hopes to meet weight-linked healthcare needs of 6.2 million kids

2/17/2009
Deaf Children Can Create Own Sign Language

It evolves in ways that are similar to verbal communication, Nicaraguan study shows

2/12/2009
Baby Gestures Linked to Vocabulary Development

Kids from high-income families do better at both, but researchers not exactly sure why

2/6/2009
For Preschoolers, Even 'Play' Tends to Be Sedentary

Study finds great inactivity and little encouragement for kids to be otherwise

2/5/2009
Health Tip: Wean Your Child From Breast-Feeding

Suggestions to ease the transition

2/4/2009
Gene Mutation Tied to Majority of Cases of Mental Retardation

Finding might lead to better diagnosis and drug treatments, study says

2/2/2009
Teen TV Time Tied to Adult Depression

More exposure meant more symptoms, study found

1/30/2009
Adult Fast-Food Diets Tied to Too Much TV as Teen

Hours of ads for greasy, sugary fare may be to blame, researchers say

1/28/2009
Childhood Stress Compromises Immune System

Early emotional environment a key to later physical health, study says

1/27/2009
Newborns Feel the Rhythm

Research suggests infants can detect off beats in music

1/26/2009
Cell Phones, Traffic a Deadly Combo for Kids

They're more likely to be hit crossing intersections, study shows

1/26/2009
Recess Makes for Better Students

Study finds getting enough of it each day helps kids perform better in classroom

1/23/2009
CDC Warns of Rise in Childhood Infections Tied to Meningitis Germ

5 cases, 1 fatal, in Minnesota could be linked to shortage of vaccine, officials say

1/16/2009
Saliva Test Could Indicate Autism

Presence of abnormal proteins might be sign of the condition, study says

1/16/2009
National Children's Study Begins Recruiting

Effort will track development of 100,000 kids from birth to age 21

1/15/2009
Mothers, Newborns at High Risk in Developing World

UNICEF report finds 500,000 new mothers dying each year

1/7/2009
Teen Birth Rate Up in 26 States in 2006

Highest rates in South, Southwest; lowest rates in Northeast, government reports