Child Development News

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1/18/2007
Good Heart Health Habits Should Start in Childhood

Parents urged to act early to reduce future risk of disease

1/17/2007
Genes May Spur Some Childhood Obesity

Mutations change activity of 'fat hormone' leptin, researchers say

1/17/2007
Waiting for Ear Tubes Won't Affect Child Development

The implanted devices are often used to ease persistent fluid build-up

1/13/2007
Parents Doubt Their Discipline of Kids Works: Study

One-third perceive methods as ineffective, much as their parents' tactics were with them

1/12/2007
Lifestyle Traits Boosts Kids' Weight

More TV time, fewer family meals, unsafe neighborhoods cited by study

1/5/2007
Cerebral Palsy Declines in High-Risk Infants

European study suggests better neonatal care is paying off for low birth weight babies

1/3/2007
Tiny Pets Can Hold Salmonella Dangers

Hamsters, other creatures linked to serious illness, experts say

1/3/2007
Meningitis Guidelines Cut Unnecessary Treatments

They distinguish viral from more deadly bacterial infections, study finds

12/29/2006
Living With Kids Could Add Pounds

Study finds those with children in the home consume more saturated fat

12/29/2006
Ad Campaigns Help Get Kids Active

Media spots moved youngsters toward healthy exercise, CDC team say

12/28/2006
More U.S. Kids Developing Kidney Stones

The likely cause: too little water, too much salt, experts say

12/28/2006
Low-Income Preschoolers Prone to Obesity

And Latino children face greater risk than blacks or whites, study finds

12/28/2006
12/21/2006
Fish Oil Supplements During Pregnancy Boost Kids' Hand-Eye Coordination

Whether these benefits last is unknown, one expert says

12/21/2006
Stem Cell Technique Could Help Kids Avoid Root Canal

It allows the tooth's regenerative cells to continue making strong teeth

12/16/2006
Helping Grieving Children Through the Holidays

New guidebook offers tips on aiding kids who've lost a loved one

12/15/2006
Kids With High IQs Grow Up to Be Vegetarians

The smarter they are, the more likely they'll shun meat as adults, British researchers contend

12/12/2006
Younger Siblings May Boost Brain Tumor Risk

The link might be infections passed on in adolescence, researchers say

12/10/2006
Go for Gifts That Get Kids Hopping

Toys that boost physical activity keep on giving, experts say

12/7/2006
Parents Key to Protecting Teen Drivers: Experts

Set limits on kids driving with friends or at night, pediatric group advises

12/4/2006
Fast Food Inside Hospitals Fuels Concern

An onsite McDonald's at a kids' hospital had patients rating the meals as healthier

12/4/2006
Ads Are Selling U.S. Kids Poor Health: Experts

TV, print, Web ads push bad food, alcohol and cigarettes, pediatrics group warns

12/3/2006
Choosing Safe Christmas Toys Isn't Child's Play

Expert offers tips to picking out appropriate playthings

12/1/2006
Diabetes Drug Halts Weight Gain in Kids Taking Antipsychotics

Metformin may allow children to stay healthy mentally and physically, study finds

12/1/2006
Hormone Imbalance Could Spur Some Bed-Wetting

Finding may explain why some children don't respond to treatment

11/30/2006
Contraception Driving U.S. Decline in Teen Pregnancies

Study finds abstinence is also playing a minor, but important, role

11/29/2006
Pregnant Smokers May 'Prime' Their Kids to Smoke

Their children had triple the risk of smoking at 14, study found

11/29/2006
Smoking May Boost Problem Drinking in Teens

Nicotine could put young brains on track for alcoholism, study suggests

11/28/2006
One in Four Overweight Kids Gets Poor Sleep

Regular exercise will bring most trouble-free slumber, experts say

11/28/2006
Video Game Violence Goes Straight to Kids' Heads

Brain scans show games boost emotion, lower self-control

11/21/2006
Tonsillectomy May Prevent Recurrent Strep Throat in Kids

Intact tonsils triple the risk for infection, study finds

11/20/2006
Sorry, Kids: School Tests Do Enhance Learning

Study finds people remember things better if quizzed

11/17/2006
Eye Tests Predict Later Vision Trouble for Preemies

Astigmatism at young age is likely to continue, study finds

11/13/2006
Sports Chest Protectors Don't Fully Protect Young Hearts

Heart rhythm changes upon impact can still prove fatal, study finds

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