Child Development News

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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

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