Child Development News

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4/16/2007
Early Life Factors May Boost Breast Cancer Risk

Birth size, smoking, race may all play role in DNA changes that increase odds of disease

4/13/2007
90% of Elementary School Kids Are Bullied: Survey

Some experts doubt the problem is that pervasive, but all agree it needs to be eliminated

4/7/2007
Cleaning Products Pose Child Poison Dangers

Here are some tips for keeping kids safe

4/6/2007
Vaccine Cuts U.S. Child Pneumonia Rate By 39%

Unexpected benefit makes the shot more valuable, experts say

4/3/2007
Language Barriers May Hamper Pediatric Care

Many doctors rely on untrained interpreters for non-English-speaking families, study finds

4/3/2007
Kids' Head Injury is Often Repeated: Study

Having one such trauma doubles the risk for a second head injury, researchers find

4/3/2007
First U.S. Online Autism Registry Begins

The goal is better research aimed at a cure, experts say

4/3/2007
Baby's Poor Response to Name Might Warn of Autism

It's just one of many findings pointing to better diagnosis, treatment

4/2/2007
Parental Depression Takes Toll on Kids

They're more likely to visit emergency rooms, specialists, study finds

4/2/2007
Urine-Based Drug Tests Too Flawed for Widespread Use: Study

Error rate is just too high, researchers say

3/31/2007
U.S. Centers to Launch Major Study of Anorexia

Developing effective treatments keyed to family support is researchers' goal

3/30/2007
Health Tip: Your Child's Development

Make sure he gets enough exercise

3/30/2007
Health Tip: Reading to Your Baby

It's never too early, experts say

3/29/2007
Health Tip: Symptoms of Dyslexia

Possible warning signs of learning disability

3/29/2007
Health Tip: Toilet Training Your Child

Suggestions to make the transition easier

3/29/2007
Cervical Cancer Vaccine Continues to Spark Debate

Most agree that Gardasil is effective, but should its use be compulsory?

3/22/2007
Heart Association Backs Statin Use for At-Risk Kids

Those with family history of heart disease, diabetes could benefit from cholesterol drug therapy, revised guidelines now say.

3/21/2007
Raising a Glass for the World's Poor

On Thursday, NYC diners join global push for U.N. World Water Day

3/20/2007
High Rate of Psychiatric Woes in Children Bereaved by 9/11

Rates of PTSD and other conditions doubled in the years after the attacks, study found

3/19/2007
Cellular 'Fingerprint' IDs Infectious Disease

Technique could help doctors diagnose flu, strep, staph, other illnesses

3/16/2007
Zinc Supplements Save Poor Children's Lives

Simple intervention stopped pneumonia, diarrhea in African trial

3/15/2007
Child Sexual Abuse More Likely in Single-Parent Homes

Parent's absence leaves more opportunity for predators, researchers say

3/14/2007
Chickenpox Vaccine Booster Shot a Good Idea

Protection fades after first immunization, study shows

3/12/2007
Health Tip: Dealing With Separation Anxiety

How to help your child say goodbye

3/12/2007
Baby Talk: Silly Sounds That Carry Real Impact

Study suggests it helps promote language development

3/7/2007
Booster Seat Laws Keep Kids Safe

More youngsters are being properly restrained to prevent injury, researchers say

3/6/2007
Flu Shot Cuts Kids' Infection Risk in Half

CDC study findings back government guidelines on who should get the shots.

3/6/2007
R-Rated Movies May Boost Teens' Smoking Rates

But the phenomenon was seen only in white teens, not blacks, researchers say

3/5/2007
Severe Stress May Damage Children's Brains

PTSD could shrink a key center for emotion and memory, study suggests

3/5/2007
Stressed-Out Kids More Prone to Fever

Family-linked anxiety may open the door to infection, study suggests

3/5/2007
Ibuprofen Best for Kids' Injury Pain

ER study finds over-the-counter painkiller outperformed codeine, acetaminophen

3/5/2007
Obesity May Trigger Earlier Puberty for Girls

Breast development at 9 linked to weight gain in younger years, study finds

3/5/2007
Many U.S. Teens Work Dangerous Jobs

Child labor law violations are common, study found

3/2/2007
Mom's Smoking Raises Kids' Adult Heart Risk

And Dad's secondhand smoke can cause long-term trouble, too, study finds

3/1/2007
Do Early Growth Spurts Protect Against Bad Cholesterol?

Finding suggests adult heart disease may have roots in childhood

2/28/2007
Too Much TV Bad for Tots' Tummies

Study of 3-year-olds found diets got worse as viewing time rose

2/28/2007
Kids Keep Slimmer When in School

It's during summer vacation when many put on too much weight, study finds

2/27/2007
MRI Finds Hidden, High-Risk Fat in Teens

More precise estimates of deep fat can help predict their risk for disease

2/26/2007
Children With Cancer at Risk for Fragile Bones

Lack of exercise plus treatment side effects are to blame, experts say

2/25/2007
More Teens Are Saying, 'Have a Cigar'

They're getting the message about cigarette dangers but not 'stogies', research finds

2/25/2007
Lead Removal Times Too Lengthy: Study

Clean-up of home toxins getting quicker but lag endangers children

2/23/2007
Don't Wait Till School Starts to Vaccinate Against Meningitis

Parents can help reduce vaccine shortages by getting kids the shot earlier, experts say

2/23/2007
Eye Movements May Spot Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Disorders

Simple test tracking child's ocular range might help diagnose other problems

2/21/2007
Kids of U.S. Soldiers in Iraq Prone to Stress

These youngsters may need special monitoring and care, researchers say

2/21/2007
ADHD Drugs Need Better Warnings on Heart, Psychiatric Risks: FDA

All meds must now come with patient guideline inserts, agency says

2/21/2007
Kids Living Near 'Green Spaces' Less Likely to Be Overweight

But socioeconomic factors also play a part in children's activity levels, experts say

2/18/2007
Free Handbook Helps Hispanic Families Tackle ADHD

It helps parents recognize the condition in kids and seek help

2/16/2007
Kids' Sports Injuries on the Increase

Youngsters are playing too much of one sport, almost year-round, experts warn

2/15/2007
Fish During Pregnancy Helps Child's Development

Study contradicts U.S. government advice on limiting fish intake

2/15/2007
Eating in Large Groups Boosts Food Intake

Study in children finds 'social facilitation' overrides normal appetite