Child Development News

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Article Title
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

6/22/2006
Migraines More Common in Overweight Kids

Being obese may exacerbate headaches, experts say

6/19/2006
Engineered Cells Could Control Irregular Heartbeat

Natural tissues might replace implanted pacemakers in children, study suggests

6/19/2006
Peanut Allergy Incidents Waning, But Still a Problem

Canadian study shows more education is needed

6/16/2006
Food-Allergic Teens Taking Dangerous Risks

Peer pressure spurs many to neglect medication, try hazardous foods, study finds

6/16/2006
Health Tip: If Your Baby's Skin Looks Yellow

Take her to the pediatrician

6/14/2006
Youngsters Endangered by Falling TVs

Kids can suffer serious injury when sets tumble, study finds

6/12/2006
Health Tip: Teaching Your Baby to Breast-Feed

A newborn may need a little help

6/9/2006
Holding Pattern Linked to Crybabies

Quieter infants get mid-range care, European study finds

6/9/2006
Teen Girls Feel Pressure to Have Unwanted Sex

Four out of 10 said they've complied with boyfriends' demands

6/6/2006
Strict Parenting Can Produce Overweight Kids

Study questions the clean-your-plate-or-else approach

6/5/2006
False Positives on Newborns' Disease Tests Worry Parents

Stress lingers even after test results are refuted, study finds