Child Development News

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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

6/2/2006
Teen Hockey Players Risking Injury in Locker Room 'Game'

'Helmets and gloves' is prevalent and dangerous form of boxing, experts say

6/2/2006
Laws Banning Tobacco Sales to Minors Don't Work

Data shows kids still get cigarettes in other ways

6/1/2006
Fewer Young American Teens Drinking

30-year study shows a decline, but underage drinking still prevalent

5/31/2006
Education Linked to Better Fathers: Study

U.S. data shows trend between education and time spent with kids

5/31/2006
Be On Guard Against Dog Bites

Experts offer tips that could prevent serious injury

5/31/2006
Parents Key to Helping Kids Cope with Violence

The right approach eases stress in tough neighborhoods, study finds

5/30/2006
Teens With Bipolar Disorder Misinterpret Facial Expressions

Brain scans show they're more apt to see hostility where none exists

5/30/2006
Poorer Kids With Juvenile Arthritis Fare Worse

In study, lower family income meant lower quality of life

5/30/2006
Ritalin May Keep Mental Distraction at Bay

Rat study may point to ADHD drug's underlying mechanism

5/30/2006
Scientists Probe Secrets of Kids' TV

Characters that make eye contact with toddlers help them learn, study finds

5/26/2006
Child-Care Workers Won't Replace Mom

In British-German study, kids bonded more firmly to mothers

5/23/2006
Poverty Increases Teens' Risk of Overweight

Sweetened beverages, inactivity and skipping breakfast cited as major factors

5/23/2006
Childhood Sensitivity to Cold Air May Predict Asthma

It doubles the risk of getting the disease in adulthood, researchers say

5/22/2006
Low Vitamin D Tied to Poorer Lung Function in Teens

The nutrient could be key to warding off respiratory ailments, researchers say

5/21/2006
In-School Program Helps Kids Keep Obesity at Bay

Effort boosted daily exercise for fourth- and fifth-graders

5/19/2006
Some Sports Parents Are 'Out of Bounds'

Their 'enthusiasm' can damage a child's development, study says

5/19/2006
Hypertension in Teens Predicts Adult Heart Woes

Left unchecked, blood pressure rises 7 percent per year, study finds

5/18/2006
May's the Month for Free Asthma Screening in U.S.

Experts nationwide will check for respiratory trouble

5/17/2006
Newborn Hearing Tests Keep Kids' Language Skills on Track

Screening spots problems early, so they can be overcome, study finds

5/17/2006
Caffeine Therapy Reduces Lung Problems in Preemies

But long-term neurological effects still unknown, experts caution

5/17/2006
Baby's Rash May Predict Skin Ailment

Outbreaks on arms and joints could point to atopic dermatitis later on, study finds

5/15/2006
Adult Heart Pumps Help Kids Waiting for Transplant

Study finds 85 percent survival rate with these implanted devices

5/14/2006
Bullying Keeps Overweight Kids From Exercise

It's an overlooked barrier to helping children get healthier, study finds

5/12/2006
New Test May Help Prevent Blindness in Developing World

It accurately spots fly-borne trachoma, which blinds millions

5/12/2006
Many U.S. Pediatricians Fail to Screen for Autism

Study found that just 8 percent regularly did so

5/4/2006
Parents Hold the Key to Child's Healthy Weight

High self-esteem and healthy eating habits keep obesity away, experts say

5/3/2006
Treated Jaundice Not Likely to Leave Lasting Effects

Study finds even high levels of bilirubin don't cause neurological problems with proper care

5/3/2006
School Soda Ban Called Good First Step

But more needs to be done to combat childhood obesity epidemic, experts say

5/3/2006
Teens Often Recant 'Virginity Pledges'

Are these vows effective? New study suggests it's hard to tell

5/2/2006
Mom's Mental Health Woes Can Pass to Kids

Research shows higher rates of ADHD, other troubles, in children of ill or abused mothers

5/2/2006
Don't Think Kids Can Get at Household Guns? Think Again

Study shows parents are often wrong when they think children are safe

5/2/2006
Underage Drinking Nets Alcohol Industry Billions

Over a third of U.S. sales go to underage and/or abusive drinkers, study finds

5/2/2006
ADHD Drugs Can Stunt Growth

Impact is relatively slight, and offset by value of the medicines, study finds

5/1/2006
Type 2 Diabetes Rising Among U.S. Adolescents

Curbing obesity can help avert a public health crisis, experts say

5/1/2006
Lead Exposure Tied to ADHD Symptoms

Significant effect seen in children with particular gene types, study reports

5/1/2006
More Can Be Done to Help Aggressive Kids

Many pediatricians aren't referring them to organizations that can help, study finds

4/28/2006
Spit Test Spots Child's Stress

Levels of a key enzyme are higher in saliva of anxious kids, researchers say

4/27/2006
Health Tip: Reduce Your Child's Risk of SIDS

Avoid placing your baby in certain situations

4/24/2006
Skull Study Proves Bike Helmets Work

Dropped or hit hard, helmeted skulls didn't crack under pressure, researchers say