Child Development News

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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

10/23/2006
Many Kids Will Outgrow Migraines

More than half no longer suffered these headaches as adults, study found

10/16/2006
Health Tip: Growing Pains?

How to comfort your child

10/16/2006
Animal Study Links Teen Aggression With Prozac

It may help explain why some children become agitated, even suicidal, on the drug

10/15/2006
Low-Cal Drinks Help Teens Trim Down

Study found some lost a pound a month

10/11/2006
Link Between Breast-Feeding and Child's IQ Debunked

Study suggests smart moms have the smarter babies

10/10/2006
Sweet Drinks Are Kids' Top Choice at School

Vending machines, fast-food outlets make independent contributions to total sugar intake

10/5/2006
Exercise Alone Won't Prevent Childhood Obesity

British study suggests diet and other changes are needed, too

10/5/2006
Behavior Therapy Eases Kids' Sleep Woes

New review of the data shows these interventions work

10/4/2006
ADHD Raises Kids' Health Costs Even Before Diagnosis

Study also finds race-based differences in ADHD spending

10/3/2006
Study Yields Clues to Cerebral Palsy

Infections during pregnancy, premature delivery linked to the illness

10/2/2006
Fatty Liver Disease Endangers 6.5 Million U.S. Kids

It's a silent problem that can lead to liver failure, experts warn