Child Development News

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9/5/2006
Programs Help Teens Avoid 'Crystal Meth'

Results come after just a few sessions, researchers say

9/5/2006
Baby Fat Predicts Obesity in Pre-Teens

Overweight youngsters usually become overweight adolescents, study finds

9/5/2006
Methamphetamine Use Restricts Fetal Growth

Study finds babies more than three times likely to be underweight

9/5/2006
Older Fathers More Likely to Have Autistic Children

But experts disagree on whether age-related genetic alteration is cause

9/1/2006
Tots Have Trouble Anticipating Future Needs

They base decisions on how they're feeling now, study finds

8/30/2006
Dogs Plus Smog Bad for Asthmatic Kids

But cats didn't boost pollutant-linked symptoms, study found

8/30/2006
Health Tip: Your Child's Pacifier

It shouldn't be used once permanent teeth emerge

8/29/2006
New Cholesterol Guidelines Proposed for Teens

Gender, age taken into account to assess future heart-disease risk

8/27/2006
School Backpacks Shouldn't Be a Pain

Here are tips on keeping the strain off kids' backs

8/25/2006
Bad Habits May Run in the Family

Kids of smokers, drinkers especially prone to these behaviors, study finds

8/22/2006
High-Cal, Low-Fiber Diets Driving Kids to Obesity

One expert blames this regimen for epidemic of overweight

8/21/2006
Finding Adds Another Piece to Autism Puzzle

Accelerated brain growth not a factor in these kids, researchers claim

8/21/2006
24-Hour Lighting May Disrupt Newborn's Bio-Clock

Mouse study suggests it could have negative long-term effects

8/20/2006
Back-to-School Means Adjusting Kids' 'Sleep Clocks'

Tips on keeping youngsters well-rested as fall term begins

8/18/2006
Many U.S. Kids Not Getting Timely Vaccinations

Delay leaves children open to many preventable diseases, experts say

8/17/2006
Schools Should Boost Kids' Daily Exercise

AHA calls on schools, states to lead fight against obesity

8/16/2006
Watching Cartoons Eases Children's Pain

Kids' TV helps distract youngsters from minor medical procedures, study shows

8/14/2006
Medication Errors Common in Kids' Leukemia Treatment

Complicated medication regimens appear to be the reason, researchers contend

8/11/2006
'Loner' Kids May Face Adult Heart Woes

Early social isolation can take long-term toll on health, study finds

8/10/2006
Over 3 Percent of U.S. Teens Have Traded Sex for Money, Drugs

Researchers say this statistic may underestimate real prevalence

8/10/2006
Getting Grownups and Kids on the Same Page

When teens believe parents' reactions fit the circumstances, things go better, study finds

8/10/2006
Many Teens Don't Use Condoms Correctly

U.K. study suggests more education is needed to protect kids

8/9/2006
Unsafe Gun Storage Endangering Teens

Parents focus on the risk to youngsters, not older children, study finds

8/9/2006
Health Tip: If Your Son Has Been Circumcised

Here's how to prevent infection

8/9/2006
Violent Video Games Numb Players to Real-Life Brutality

Their reactions to horrific scenes were subdued after gaming, study found

8/8/2006
Successful Anti-HIV Program Targets Hispanic Teens

Pilot project focused on abstinence, condom use

8/7/2006
Antidepressants Do Raise Kids' Suicide Risk: Study

Finding supports recent FDA moves to highlight the drugs' dangers

8/4/2006
Breast-Fed Babies Handle Stress Better Later in Life: Study

Much less likely to be anxious than those who had been bottle-fed

8/2/2006
Health Tip: If Your Child Has Flat Feet

It's usually not something to worry about

8/1/2006
Pregnancy and Pot Don't Mix

Marijuana's active ingredient hampers egg's ability to implant, study suggests

7/28/2006
Vision Test Can Help Spot 'Lazy Eye'

The condition can go undetected in children for years, experts warn

7/27/2006
Openness Helps Child When a Parent is Dying

The process is never easy, but access, honesty are key, experts say

7/27/2006
Health Tip: If Your Child Stutters

Be patient, and help her relax

7/26/2006
Birth Weight's Link to Hypertension Varies by Race

Black newborns, but not whites, face a higher risk if born heavy, study finds

7/25/2006
America's Homeless Women Face Worsening Health

They're poorer and sicker than in the early 1990s, study shows

7/24/2006
Health Tip: Signs of Colic

Crying could also mean that your baby is sick

7/20/2006
Kids Need More Exercise to Stave Off Future Heart Trouble

Guidelines recommending 1 hour per day should be revised upward, experts say

7/20/2006
Farm Worker's Kids Show High Pesticide Exposures

Immigrant families may be at risk, scientists say

7/20/2006
Chemotherapy in Childhood Can Bring Adult Heart Woes

Researchers are seeking ways to prevent this long-term complication

7/18/2006
Today's Air Bags Less Dangerous: Study

They help prevent crash-related deaths but pose little threat to smaller passengers

7/14/2006
Earlier Is Better for Cochlear Implants

Improved hearing in infancy boosts child's language skills, study finds

7/13/2006
Preemies Cost $26 Billion a Year

Government report suggests infertility treatments are part of the problem

7/6/2006
Depressed Teens at Higher Risk for Pregnancy, STDs

They're more likely to forego condoms or contraceptives, study finds

7/6/2006
Many Young Rape Victims Fail to Take HIV-Preventing Drugs

Just 15% took the full regimen as recommended by doctors

7/5/2006
Air Pollution Harms Healthy Kids' Lung Function

Carbon from vehicle exhaust finds its way into youngsters' airways, study finds

7/5/2006
Breast-Feeding May Protect Against Bed-Wetting

Children breast-fed longer than three months less likely to wet, study suggests

7/5/2006
DDT Linked to Developmental Delays in Babies

Breast-feeding seems to offset some of the pesticide's negative effects, study finds

7/3/2006
Antihistamine Doesn't Help Babies Sleep

Benadryl actually made some children hyperactive, researchers find in stopping trial early

6/29/2006
Alcohol a Bigger Threat to U.S. Youth Than Drugs

Yet public attention and funding focuses on preventing drug abuse, experts say

6/29/2006
Mercury in Dental Fillings Safe for School-Age Children

But data is lacking on their effect, if any, on preschoolers' cognition, researchers say