Child Development News

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6/22/2007
Candy Cigarettes May Lead to the Real Thing

Adult smokers much more likely to have played with them as kids, study finds

6/21/2007
To the First-Born Go the Smarts

Higher IQ determined by birth order, not genetics, study contends

6/20/2007
Digging Holes in the Sand Can Be Deadly

31 people, mostly kids, have suffocated over the past 10 years, experts say

6/20/2007
Autism-Linked Proteins Help Guide Brain Cells

The discovery moves scientists one step closer to treatments

6/19/2007
Smokers' Infants Have High Nicotine Levels

Mom's habit quadruples concentration of cotinine in urine, study finds

6/13/2007
Sleeping on Weekends Hurts Kids' Grades

It creates a 'jet lag-like' scenario for Monday morning, experts say

6/11/2007
Add Meningitis Shot to Summer Camp To-Do List

The potentially lethal disease can strike youngsters, experts warn

6/5/2007
More Research That Secondhand Smoke Harms Kids

Even minor exposure can compromise cardiovascular system, study says

6/4/2007
Many Teen Girls Use Steroids

Self-image, not sports, is the motivation, study says

6/1/2007
Poor Bond With Siblings May Boost Depression Risk

The exact nature of the link isn't clear, study's authors say

5/30/2007
Preschoolers Don't Need Math to Do Math

They already have good grasp of how much is 'more' or 'less,' study shows

5/29/2007
Most Errors in Pediatric Chemo Make It to Patients

Dispensing, administration mistakes were most likely cause, study found

5/27/2007
Autism's Rise May Reflect Broader Definition, Better Diagnosis

Experts weigh in on possible causes for the mysterious disorder

5/24/2007
Babies Can Discern Languages Through Visual Cues

Speaker's facial expressions tell the tale, study suggests

5/20/2007
Hot Water Wash Rids Laundry of Allergens: Study

Other research suggests that dustier homes help kids avoid allergy

5/20/2007
Most Teens Want a Later Start to School Days

Sleep experts agree the move would boost grades

5/18/2007
Mental Development Similar Among Boys, Girls

U.S. study is first major examination of typical changes through childhood

5/17/2007
Friends Are Key to Teens' Views on Sex

Young Americans also seek out like-minded companions, study finds

5/16/2007
Secondhand Smoke Harms Underweight Babies

They suffer more when young from wheezing, infections, study finds

5/14/2007
Race Plays Role in Women's Folic Acid Intake

Those of childbearing age risk neural tube defects in babies without it, study says

5/13/2007
New Cholesterol Check Gauges Kids' Heart Risk

But the new tool might be too cumbersome for some doctors, one expert says

5/9/2007
No Link Between 100% Juice and Kids' Overweight: Study

But more than half of children drink no juice at all, researchers say

5/8/2007
Retail Tobacco Ads Boost Likelihood of Teens' Smoking

Price cuts, promotions lure casual users into regular puffing, study finds

5/7/2007
Teen TV Buffs Prone to Learning Problems

The time could be better spent reading and doing homework, study suggests

5/7/2007
U.S. Kids Have Watched Stars Smoking Billions of Times

Brad Pitt, Lord of the Rings lead offenders, study finds

5/7/2007
TV Use Pervasive Among Tiniest Tots

Almost two-thirds of kids under 2 watch TV daily, study finds

5/4/2007
Eating Disorders Often Overlooked in Boys

They don't share the warning signs of young girls, studies find

5/4/2007
Autistic Kids Have Difficulties Learning Words

They find it hard to focus on, distinguish new words, brain study finds

5/3/2007
Autistic Toddlers Easily Study Photos of Faces

Finding is surprising, since most will avoid real-life eye contact

5/2/2007
Poorer Kids Have Poorer Sleep: Study

It could undermine their health, school performance, researchers say

5/1/2007
No Link Between Autism, Celiac Disease: Study

Findings challenge previous research suggesting food allergy connection

4/30/2007
Mentally Ill Kids Face Widespread Stigma

Most Americans also believe children are overmedicated, survey finds

4/26/2007
Researchers Identify Genes for Childhood Seizures

The discovery gives insight into these fever-related attacks

4/25/2007
Researchers Develop Animal Model of Infant Seizures

It could speed discovery of new treatments

4/25/2007
Vitamin A May Boost Vaccine Effectiveness in Kids

This could greatly benefit children in developing world, researchers say

4/23/2007
Health Tip: When Your Child Outgrows a Car Seat

Make sure the seatbelt has a proper fit from the start

4/20/2007
Traffic Accidents Take Deadly Toll on Teens

In the U.S., more than 5,000 teens die in crashes each year, experts say

4/19/2007
Kids' Diarrhea Virus Makes Its Way Into Blood

Children can harbor rotavirus without gastro complaints, experts say

4/18/2007
Better Testing Shields Hospitalized Kids From 'Superbugs'

Screening targets drug-resistant staph and enteroccocus, experts explain

4/18/2007
Many Kids in ICU Don't Need Transfusions

Finding could reduce unnecessary procedures and risks to children, experts say

4/17/2007
Antidepressants Help More Kids Than They Harm

Largest review of its kind finds benefits outweighing risks

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