Child Development News

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11/12/2006
Clogged Arteries Showing Up in Kids

Fatty diets, lack of exercise are boosting children's heart risks, study shows

11/10/2006
Higher IQs Protect Kids From Traumatic Events

Smarter children are less vulnerable to trauma and its aftermath, study suggests

11/7/2006
Childhood Trauma Ups Risk of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

2 studies found early stressors increased chances of debilitating disease

11/7/2006
Childhood Cancer Survivors Face Long-Term Stroke Risk

Actual risk is low but still 4 times that of general population, study finds

11/6/2006
Infant Iron Deficiency Lowers Teen Test Scores

Children from poorer families face highest cognitive risk, researchers say

11/6/2006
Most Americans Favor Comprehensive Sex Education

80 percent believe instruction should include abstinence plus other methods

11/6/2006
Kids' Smoking, Drinking Linked to R-Rated Movies

Most parents want to restrict children's viewing but don't succeed, researchers say

11/6/2006
Hot Air Spells Death for Head Lice

New device exterminates the bugs and their eggs, developers say

11/6/2006
School Bus Injuries Much More Common Than Thought

New numbers are two to three times higher than previous figures, study finds

11/3/2006
Regular Exercise Helps Obese Teens' Hearts

But a push from parents is crucial to keeping kids healthy, experts say

11/3/2006
Make School Breakfasts Free for All: Study

'Universal' programs boost kids' nutrition, research suggests

11/2/2006
Big Tobacco's Anti-Smoking Ads Boost Teen Smoking

In study, kids thought cigarettes were less harmful after viewing ads

11/1/2006
Antidepressants Lower Kids' Suicide Risk, New Research Finds

Study runs counter to recent FDA warning on the drugs

11/1/2006
Poor Reading Skills Raise Teen Suicide Risk

Literacy trouble also boosted school dropout rate, study found

10/30/2006
Drug-Slang Quiz Helps Parents Help Kids

Use of terms like 'fry stick' or 'schwagg' are clues youngsters are in trouble, experts say

10/27/2006
Teen Brains Build Tolerance to Alcohol's Effects

But this also boosts their likelihood for alcoholism, researchers warn

10/23/2006
Many Kids Will Outgrow Migraines

More than half no longer suffered these headaches as adults, study found

10/16/2006
Health Tip: Growing Pains?

How to comfort your child

10/16/2006
Animal Study Links Teen Aggression With Prozac

It may help explain why some children become agitated, even suicidal, on the drug

10/15/2006
Low-Cal Drinks Help Teens Trim Down

Study found some lost a pound a month

10/11/2006
Link Between Breast-Feeding and Child's IQ Debunked

Study suggests smart moms have the smarter babies

10/10/2006
Sweet Drinks Are Kids' Top Choice at School

Vending machines, fast-food outlets make independent contributions to total sugar intake

10/5/2006
Exercise Alone Won't Prevent Childhood Obesity

British study suggests diet and other changes are needed, too

10/5/2006
Behavior Therapy Eases Kids' Sleep Woes

New review of the data shows these interventions work

10/4/2006
ADHD Raises Kids' Health Costs Even Before Diagnosis

Study also finds race-based differences in ADHD spending

10/3/2006
Study Yields Clues to Cerebral Palsy

Infections during pregnancy, premature delivery linked to the illness

10/2/2006
Fatty Liver Disease Endangers 6.5 Million U.S. Kids

It's a silent problem that can lead to liver failure, experts warn

10/2/2006
TV Hurts Kids' School Performance: Study

Other research suggests TV food ads boost kids' obesity risk

9/29/2006
Taller Moms More Likely to Have Twins

And a key liver protein may explain why, new research shows

9/28/2006
Married Parents Show Better Mental Health

Study found higher rates of depression, violence among unmarried couples

9/28/2006
U.S. High-School Athletes Suffering Fewer Injuries

Sports-linked woes have fallen by half in 10 years, study finds

9/28/2006
Inner-City Montessori School Creates Model Citizens

Children perform well academically and are socially responsible, study contends

9/27/2006
Stress During Pregnancy Linked to Smaller Babies

Cortisol may help transmit mom's anxiety to fetus, study finds

9/26/2006
Researchers Look for Vaccine to Treat Ear Infections

Otitis media is No. 1 cause of childhood hearing loss

9/25/2006
Parents Often Naive About Children's Drug Use

Age a key factor as the older the child, the more likely moms and dads are aware

9/19/2006
Bacterial Meningitis Puts Kids' Hearing at Risk

One strain of the bug may pose a bigger threat, study shows

9/18/2006
Health Tip: Spotting Speech Disorders

Here are potential warning signs

9/18/2006
Studies Reveal Slow Progress on Global Child Deaths

Lack of funds means vulnerable countries are falling behind, experts say

9/16/2006
Tanning Still in Style With U.S. Teens

Messages about skin cancer are having little impact, survey shows

9/15/2006
Kids Don't Benefit From Calcium Supplementation

Studies show it doesn't help them avoid adult fractures

9/14/2006
More Kids of All Races Getting Their Shots

Three-fourths of U.S. children have received 6 key vaccines, CDC says

9/14/2006
Support Shields Kids from Racist Slurs

Family, friends act as buffer against discrimination, study shows

9/13/2006
Boys With Heart Rhythm Defect at Higher Risk Than Girls

Those with long-QT syndrome more prone to cardiac events, study finds

9/12/2006
Child Drug Safety Data Not Reaching Doctors

Manufacturers are conducting research, then burying the results, study suggests

9/11/2006
9/11's Grim Toll on Health Continues

As fifth anniversary dawns, witnesses, workers and local children may show long-term effects, experts say

9/8/2006
Poor Sleep Can Have Big Impact on Kids

Experts urge parents to spot, address sleep problems

9/8/2006
Lack of Health Insurance Threatens Hispanic Kids

It can keep them from regular care, study finds

9/7/2006
FDA Advisers Reject Safety Report on Dental Fillings

Mercury-containing amalgams need further study, they contend

9/7/2006
Child Health Insurance Programs Pay Off

They improve poorer kids' lives in many ways, study finds

9/6/2006
Drinking While Pregnant May Boost Child's Alcoholism Risk

It's another reason not to drink during pregnancy, experts say