Child Development News

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Article Title
4/23/2006
Diet Changes Could Curb Bedwetting

Avoiding bladder-irritating foods like caffeine can help

4/23/2006
Helping Kids Make Healthy Lifestyle Choices

What parents and schools can do to 'tip the scale' in the right direction

4/21/2006
High Rate of Sleep Apnea in Down Syndrome Kids

But parents might not spot the problem without proper testing, experts add

4/12/2006
Soccer Scores a Goal for Bone Health

Similar 'high-impact' sports help girls' skeletons grow strong, experts say

4/11/2006
4/10/2006
Infant Snoring Tied to Parental Snoring

Condition can lead to learning disabilities, heart disease, metabolic disorders, study says

4/10/2006
Parents Can Help in Children's Drug Trials

They are accurate reporters of how kids are faring, study finds

4/7/2006
Gene Therapy Trial for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy Begins

It's the first study of its kind in the U.S.

4/7/2006
New School Standards May Boost Odds of ADHD Diagnosis

Increased emphasis on performance means kids under more scrutiny, study suggests

4/7/2006
Number of Kids on Type 2 Diabetes Drugs Doubles

Experts blame two-fold jump in 4 years on rise in child obesity

4/5/2006
Migraines Untreated in Teens

Most use over-the-counter remedies to battle pain, study finds

4/4/2006
Fit Teens May Be Safer Teens

Physical activity helps ward off bad behaviors, study shows

4/3/2006
Mass Media May Prompt Kids to Try Sex: Study

TV, movies, CDs and magazines are surrogate sources of sex ed, researchers say

4/3/2006
TV and Video-Game Violence Harms Kids

It boosts aggression while keeping children isolated, studies find

4/3/2006
Too Few Car Seats For America's Obese Kids

Study uncovers dangerous shortfall as children's weight rises

4/2/2006
Score a Point for Kids' Sports Safety

Spring is perfect time to brush up on injury prevention

3/31/2006
Alcohol-Branded Merchandise Boosts Teen Drinking

Study raises concern about the impact these products might have

3/29/2006
Intelligence Linked to Childhood Brain Growth Patterns

A specific thickening, then thinning of the brain's cortex reflected high IQ

3/28/2006
Health Tip: Car Seat Safety

Make sure it fits properly

3/28/2006
Sleep-Deprived Teens Pose Safety Hazard

Half have driven while drowsy, survey finds

3/24/2006
Many Kids Don't Adhere to Sleep Apnea Therapy

Too many are foregoing nighttime air mask, or not using it enough, study finds

3/23/2006
Teens' Use of Herbals May Raise Drug Abuse Risk

Study finds strong association, although exact link remains unclear

3/22/2006
Pollutants Threaten Poor, Minority Kids

Their families are more likely to live near lead, pesticides, study finds

3/21/2006
Mom's Depression Can Put Kids at Same Risk

Those treated successfully lower their child's chance of developing a psychiatric disorder

3/20/2006
Cutting Ads, Raising Taxes Lowers Youth Drinking

Researchers say a partial ban on alcohol products would be sufficient

3/20/2006
Petting Zoos Can Breed Illness

3 studies show bacterial infections from animal-to-human contact

3/16/2006
'Smoking Room' at Home Won't Shield Asthmatic Kids

Quit, or smoke outside instead, researchers warn

3/9/2006
Bottle-Feeding May Not Raise Child Obesity Risk

Neither will an earlier shift to solid foods, new research suggests

3/8/2006
Postpartum Depression Impacts Infant Care

Depressed moms less likely to breast-feed, play with new baby, study finds

3/8/2006
SCHIP Program Boosts Kids' Dental Care

Study finds the state-run initiative is having an impact

3/7/2006
Low-Cal Drinks Help Teens Stay Trim

Switching from high-calorie beverages makes big difference, study suggests

3/6/2006
Don't Blame TV for ADHD Symptoms

Research finds kindergarteners exposed to TV no more likely to develop the disorder

3/6/2006
Postpone Family Dog Until Kids Are School-Age: Experts

Study finds the bulk of bites occur among infants, toddlers

3/4/2006
Youth Can Lose Weight With Yoga

Overweight teens shed an average six pounds over 12 weeks, researchers say

3/2/2006
Pesticide Risk to Babies Underestimated: Study

They're up to 130 times more sensitive than adults, researchers warn

2/27/2006
Eye Damage Might Not Signal Child Abuse

Contrary to conventional wisdom, retinal hemorrhage has many causes, study finds

2/27/2006
Health Tip: Thumb Sucking Can Cause Long-Term Problems

May affect tooth and jaw alignment

2/24/2006
Child Care Needs Keep Poor Addicts From Treatment

The problem is especially tough among the homeless, study finds

2/24/2006
Teen Girls Sip More Soda as They Age

The more soft drinks they consumed, the less calcium they took in, study finds

2/24/2006
Adult Ecstasy Use Tied to Childhood Depression

The 'club drug' can give sense of connectedness with others, researchers note

2/22/2006
If Your Child is Especially Short

There may be a growth hormone deficiency

2/20/2006
Organic Food Fends Off Pesticides

Residue levels in kids dropped after a few days of organic food, researchers say

2/17/2006
Body's Response to Drugs, Toxins Varies With Age

Scientists found big differences between children and adults

2/16/2006
More Girls Are Taking Up Smoking

Global survey suggests growing acceptance of tobacco use

2/16/2006
2/15/2006
Diabetes Can Harm Young Children's Gums

Study finds evidence of damage in kids as young as 6

2/11/2006
Asthma Shouldn't Stop Wintertime Fun

Expert offers tips on keeping cold weather wheezing at bay

2/10/2006
Parents' Fighting Has Long-Term Impact on Kids

Studies show they don't 'get used to it' with time

2/9/2006
New 'Toolkit' Helps Schools Get the Lead Out

Removing lead from water supplies can ensure children's health, experts say

2/9/2006
Parents, Vending Machines Can Hamper Good School Nutrition

A number of hidden factors make it tough to eat right on campus, study finds