Child Development News

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7/13/2016
Epilepsy May Triple ADHD Risk, Danish Study Finds

It also found possible link between fever-related seizures and the behavioral disorder in kids

7/12/2016
If 1st Baby's Early, 2nd Will Be Too: Study

Chances just as high for women who go into labor naturally as those who are induced

7/11/2016
Insurance Mandates Boost U.S. Autism Diagnoses

Early treatment provides wide range of benefits, researchers say

7/5/2016
Junk Food Ads Sway Kids' Preferences

Children under 8 most vulnerable to marketing's effects, study says

7/1/2016
Family Key to Helping Teens Avoid Obesity

Good relationship with parents, especially between fathers and sons, fosters healthy habits, study finds

6/27/2016
Those Baby 'Milestones' May Have Longer-Term Importance

Early standing could signal better learning and memory skills in preschool years, research suggests

6/22/2016
Behavior Woes Hamper Boys More Than Girls in School: Study

They were more likely to be held back, punished, although they also were more likely to have issues

6/20/2016
No Amount of Lead Is Safe for Kids

American Academy of Pediatrics calls for stronger regulations and new laws to protect children

6/16/2016
Boost Minimum Wage and Babies Benefit: Study

Suggests a $1 increase linked to 4 percent drop in infant deaths, fewer low birth weight babies

6/16/2016
Doctors' Group Backs Later School Start Times

New policy aims to tackle sleep deprivation among teens

6/15/2016
Antibiotics, Formula Feeding Might Change Baby's 'Microbiome'

C-section birth may also diminish diversity of these colonies of helpful microbes, study shows

6/13/2016
Antibiotics May Blunt Breast-Feeding's Benefits

Infants given the drugs were prone to infections and obesity in childhood, researchers say

6/13/2016
Kids Gain From More 'Dad Time'

Pediatricians' report details the many benefits

6/10/2016
Parents Often Using TVs, Tablets as 'Electronic Babysitters'

Study of 44 families found parent-child interaction rare during hours when preschoolers watched media

6/8/2016
Sound Sleep Elusive for Many Kids With ADHD

Those with the attention disorder sleep less, take longer to fall asleep at night, study finds

6/7/2016
Anesthesia Safe for Infants, Toddlers, Study Says

No lingering mental effects seen after one exposure, but more research needed, doctor suggests

6/7/2016
Do Big Bottles Kickstart Infant Weight Issues?

Smaller baby bottles might help prevent early obesity in formula-fed infants, study suggests

6/5/2016
For Refugee Children, Support Breeds Success

Study sees 'potential to perform just as well as their peers'

6/1/2016
Calling Your Kid 'Fat' Could Be Counterproductive

Mom and Dad often misjudge child's weight, studies find

5/31/2016
Baby's Early Walking May Mean Stronger Bones as Teen

Researchers say parents can help improve odds by practicing with toddlers at home

5/25/2016
Genetic Insights May Help Kids Battling Developmental Delays

DNA analysis led to better treatments in 4 of 10 cases studied

5/25/2016
'Fat Shaming' Begins in First Grade

Weight bias affects all aspects of obese kids' lives, researchers say

5/25/2016
Kids' Grades May Suffer When Families Move

The more times a family changed homes, the worse kids performed in math, reading, study found

5/23/2016
Extreme 'Preemies' Often Have Lifelong Challenges

Despite difficulties, study finds most live independently

5/20/2016
Growth Spurts Can Throw Off Teen Boys' Strut

Coordination may be affected by quick addition of height, researchers say

5/18/2016
ADHD Can First Appear in Young Adulthood for Some, Study Suggests

Research in adult twins finds many had symptoms but no prior history of the disorder

5/16/2016
Children's Brains 'Light Up' at Sound of Mom's Voice

Regions linked to emotions, facial recognition and social function were all activated in scan study

5/13/2016
What Works -- And Doesn't -- to Manage Your Tot's Screen Time

Key points: setting regular schedules for media use, and stopping when it feels 'natural,' researchers say

5/12/2016
Gestational Diabetes May Lead to More Body Fat on Babies

Finding held even when mom-to-be's blood sugar condition was well-controlled

5/12/2016
Health Tip: Monitoring Your Child's Development

Make sure your youngster is on track

5/11/2016
Mouse Models Reveal How Zika Infects Fetuses

Virus attacks placenta first, then fetus, study shows

5/10/2016
Kids With Autism Do Well Learning New Words: Study

Like their peers without the disorder, they follow teacher's gaze as new object is named

5/10/2016
Restrictive Diets May Cause Thyroid Troubles in Young Kids

Cutting out foods with iodine led to deficiency that harmed metabolism in 2 children, case reports show

5/6/2016
Babies Not Natural Mimics

Small study shows they aren't born with the ability to copy others, but they learn quickly

5/6/2016
Zika Destroys Fetal Brain Cells, Lab Study Finds

Virus appears to activate an immune system response that turns off or stunts cell development

5/6/2016
Harsh Parenting May Harm a Child's Physical Health

Problems might last into early adulthood, study suggests

5/2/2016
Bullying Can Turn Victims Into Bullies

Greater risk for aggressive behavior when both cyberbullying and in-person taunting took place, study found

5/2/2016
Study Suggests Aerial Pesticide Spraying Tied to Higher Autism Rates

But researcher said finding doesn't prove cause-and-effect connection

4/29/2016
Kids of Older Moms May Have a Leg Up on Their Peers

They tend to be taller, better educated, and societal changes over time may be behind trend, study suggests

4/26/2016
Early Emotional Support May Help Kids Manage Feelings Later

Preschool children given high levels of caring showed specific brain changes

4/26/2016
Rates of Severe Obesity Among U.S. Kids Still Rising: Study

Treatment for these 4.5 million children is urgently needed, researcher says

4/25/2016
Music Might Give Babies' Language Skills a Boost

Small study suggests an effect, but just how long it may last is unclear

4/25/2016
Babies Fed Rice-Based Cereals Have Higher Arsenic Levels, Study Finds

To avoid potential harm, experts recommend consuming a variety of grains early in life

4/25/2016
Certain Cancers Seem Less Likely for Kids of Hispanic Moms Born Outside U.S.

Analyzing immigrant population can help identify tumor causes, researcher says

4/22/2016
New Guidelines Issued on Breast, Genital Plastic Surgery for Teen Girls

Leading ob/gyn group says growing interest in procedures prompted recommendations

4/20/2016
Cow's Milk Allergy in Childhood May Lead to Weaker Bones: Study

But one expert contends that difference in bone density wasn't enough, on average, to worry about fractures

4/19/2016
More Evidence Gay Parents Raise Well-Adjusted Kids

Latest study found no differences in general health, mental health or learning abilities

4/18/2016
Many U.S. Adults Think Kids' Health Is Worse Today

They also think children have higher stress levels, less family time, poorer coping skills and personal friendships, survey finds

4/18/2016
Toddlers' Sweet Tooth a Weight-Gain Danger, Study Confirms

Tots who favored sugary snacks over salty ones tended to be heavier by age 3, researchers found

4/11/2016
Why Do Some Kids Escape Terrible Genetic Disorders?

Insights into 13 rare cases suggest DNA is not always destiny when it comes to inherited diseases