Child Development News

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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

2/8/2006
Program Gets Teens Off the Couch

Doctor-guided initiative increased exercise rates and improved diet

2/7/2006
Body Checking Hits Young Hockey Players Hard

High injury risk suggests it should be banned for those under 14, researchers say

2/7/2006
Most Doctors Mishandling Teen Drug Tests

Majority don't follow procedures that ensure accuracy, study finds

2/7/2006
Low-Birth-Weight Babies Become Successful Adults

Many complete schooling, find jobs and get married, study finds

2/7/2006
Ill-Fitting Masks Hamper Child Asthma Care

In some cases, almost no inhaled medication gets through, study finds

2/7/2006
Give Kids Dairy 3 Times a Day, Experts Advise

Milk products strengthen bones for a lifetime

2/6/2006
Parents Heed Hype on Flu Shots

As news coverage increased during 2003-2004 season, so did flu shot rates, study finds

2/6/2006
Obesity Doubles Kids' Diabetes Risk

And a third of diabetic children in the U.S. are also obese, study finds

2/6/2006
Parents' Views on Violence Guide Child's Behavior

Those who spank or support 'fighting back' often raise kids who fight, study found

2/1/2006
Gas Stoves a Wheezing Hazard for Asthmatic Kids

The problem seems largely limited to children in multi-family dwellings, researchers say

1/30/2006
Drops Better than Pills for Chronic Ear Infections

More effective at drying out ears, study finds

1/27/2006
Kids' Chronic Headache and Sleeplessness Go Hand-in-Hand

One may exacerbate the other, new research finds

1/26/2006
Treatment for Childhood Disorder Brings Sleep Dangers

Growth hormones raise sleep apnea risks in children with Prader-Willi syndrome, study finds

1/22/2006
Building Self-Esteem One Lap at a Time

Program sets pre-teen girls on the path to confidence

1/19/2006
Study Compares Kids' Asthma Drugs

Inhaled corticosteroids provide more symptom control than a second class of drugs

1/18/2006
America's Young Adults Less Healthy Than Teens

Rates for smoking, obesity and other ills rise steeply after high school, study finds

1/18/2006
Protecting Your Toddler's Teeth

Good hygiene is key leading to first dentist visit

1/13/2006
Iron, Folate Supplements May Harm Kids in Regions Rife With Malaria

Programs distributing the nutrients to poor children may not be best, experts warn

1/3/2006
Cheerleading Injuries on the Increase

Youthful cheerleaders, mostly girls, getting hurt as sport turns serious

1/3/2006
Safe Neighborhoods Keep Kids Leaner

New research shows that families who live in unsafe areas have fatter kids

12/23/2005
Minority Children Last to Get New Asthma Technologies

Study of steroid inhalers finds black and Hispanic kids waited longest

12/19/2005
Health Tip: Separation Anxiety Doesn't Have to Go On and On

Here's how to make it less painful for your child

12/18/2005
Smart Holiday Shoppers Select Safe Toys

Simple precautions can help parents keep their children from harm

12/16/2005
Working Moms' Kids Eat Just as Well: Study

They eat more meals outside the home, but their diets are comparable to those of other youngsters

12/16/2005
Is There a 'Secondhand Smoke' Gene?

Smoke-linked illness more common in kids with a specific mutation, study found

12/9/2005
Parents Can Sway Teens' Attitudes on Drugs

Tolerance for illicit drugs by parents raises kids' risks, study finds

12/7/2005
Enlarged Brain Might Be Hallmark of Autism

Head circumference also begins to increase after age 1, study found

12/6/2005
Marketers Urged to Junk the Junk-Food Ads for Kids

Emphasis should be on healthful food and drink choices, report says

12/6/2005
Healthy Childhood Diets Protect Hearts

Boys eating low-fat diets from infancy had healthier arteries, study found

12/5/2005
Backpacks A Heavy Burden for Kids

Most are shouldering far too much weight for safety, researchers say

12/5/2005
Community Outreach Helps Hispanic Kids Get Insurance

A shared culture makes all the difference, study finds

12/5/2005
Baby Girls Often Misdiagnosed with Movement Disorder

In many cases, harmless infantile masturbation is the real cause, experts say

12/1/2005
Hispanic Kids Face Diabetes Dangers

They may be especially vulnerable to sugary foods, study finds

11/30/2005
Heavy Pot Smoking Might Raise Schizophrenia Risk

It's linked to abnormalities in the adolescent brain, researchers say

11/30/2005
Go-Carts May Speed Kids Toward Injury

They aren't toys, research on accidents shows

11/28/2005
Teens Turning to Cigars

In one state survey, more boys were smoking stogies than cigarettes

11/27/2005
Simple Test Gauges Childhood Asthma Control

The seven-question quiz helps parents and doctors improve treatment

11/25/2005
Zinc Supplements Safe, Effective for HIV-infected Kids

They reduce deadly diarrhea and pneumonia, new study finds

11/23/2005
Asthma Symptoms May Be Set By Age 6

Study finds wheezing patterns don't change much over next 10 years