Child Development News

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9/28/2006
Married Parents Show Better Mental Health

Study found higher rates of depression, violence among unmarried couples

9/28/2006
Inner-City Montessori School Creates Model Citizens

Children perform well academically and are socially responsible, study contends

9/27/2006
Stress During Pregnancy Linked to Smaller Babies

Cortisol may help transmit mom's anxiety to fetus, study finds

9/26/2006
Researchers Look for Vaccine to Treat Ear Infections

Otitis media is No. 1 cause of childhood hearing loss

9/25/2006
Parents Often Naive About Children's Drug Use

Age a key factor as the older the child, the more likely moms and dads are aware

9/19/2006
Bacterial Meningitis Puts Kids' Hearing at Risk

One strain of the bug may pose a bigger threat, study shows

9/18/2006
Health Tip: Spotting Speech Disorders

Here are potential warning signs

9/18/2006
Studies Reveal Slow Progress on Global Child Deaths

Lack of funds means vulnerable countries are falling behind, experts say

9/16/2006
Tanning Still in Style With U.S. Teens

Messages about skin cancer are having little impact, survey shows

9/15/2006
Kids Don't Benefit From Calcium Supplementation

Studies show it doesn't help them avoid adult fractures

9/14/2006
More Kids of All Races Getting Their Shots

Three-fourths of U.S. children have received 6 key vaccines, CDC says

9/14/2006
Support Shields Kids from Racist Slurs

Family, friends act as buffer against discrimination, study shows

9/13/2006
Boys With Heart Rhythm Defect at Higher Risk Than Girls

Those with long-QT syndrome more prone to cardiac events, study finds

9/12/2006
Child Drug Safety Data Not Reaching Doctors

Manufacturers are conducting research, then burying the results, study suggests

9/11/2006
9/11's Grim Toll on Health Continues

As fifth anniversary dawns, witnesses, workers and local children may show long-term effects, experts say

9/8/2006
Poor Sleep Can Have Big Impact on Kids

Experts urge parents to spot, address sleep problems

9/8/2006
Lack of Health Insurance Threatens Hispanic Kids

It can keep them from regular care, study finds

9/7/2006
FDA Advisers Reject Safety Report on Dental Fillings

Mercury-containing amalgams need further study, they contend

9/7/2006
Child Health Insurance Programs Pay Off

They improve poorer kids' lives in many ways, study finds

9/6/2006
Drinking While Pregnant May Boost Child's Alcoholism Risk

It's another reason not to drink during pregnancy, experts say

9/5/2006
Programs Help Teens Avoid 'Crystal Meth'

Results come after just a few sessions, researchers say

9/5/2006
Baby Fat Predicts Obesity in Pre-Teens

Overweight youngsters usually become overweight adolescents, study finds

9/5/2006
Methamphetamine Use Restricts Fetal Growth

Study finds babies more than three times likely to be underweight

9/5/2006
Older Fathers More Likely to Have Autistic Children

But experts disagree on whether age-related genetic alteration is cause

9/1/2006
Tots Have Trouble Anticipating Future Needs

They base decisions on how they're feeling now, study finds

8/30/2006
Dogs Plus Smog Bad for Asthmatic Kids

But cats didn't boost pollutant-linked symptoms, study found

8/30/2006
Health Tip: Your Child's Pacifier

It shouldn't be used once permanent teeth emerge

8/29/2006
New Cholesterol Guidelines Proposed for Teens

Gender, age taken into account to assess future heart-disease risk

8/27/2006
School Backpacks Shouldn't Be a Pain

Here are tips on keeping the strain off kids' backs

8/25/2006
Bad Habits May Run in the Family

Kids of smokers, drinkers especially prone to these behaviors, study finds

8/22/2006
High-Cal, Low-Fiber Diets Driving Kids to Obesity

One expert blames this regimen for epidemic of overweight

8/21/2006
Finding Adds Another Piece to Autism Puzzle

Accelerated brain growth not a factor in these kids, researchers claim

8/21/2006
24-Hour Lighting May Disrupt Newborn's Bio-Clock

Mouse study suggests it could have negative long-term effects

8/20/2006
Back-to-School Means Adjusting Kids' 'Sleep Clocks'

Tips on keeping youngsters well-rested as fall term begins

8/18/2006
Many U.S. Kids Not Getting Timely Vaccinations

Delay leaves children open to many preventable diseases, experts say

8/17/2006
Schools Should Boost Kids' Daily Exercise

AHA calls on schools, states to lead fight against obesity

8/16/2006
Watching Cartoons Eases Children's Pain

Kids' TV helps distract youngsters from minor medical procedures, study shows

8/14/2006
Medication Errors Common in Kids' Leukemia Treatment

Complicated medication regimens appear to be the reason, researchers contend

8/11/2006
'Loner' Kids May Face Adult Heart Woes

Early social isolation can take long-term toll on health, study finds

8/10/2006
Over 3 Percent of U.S. Teens Have Traded Sex for Money, Drugs

Researchers say this statistic may underestimate real prevalence

8/10/2006
Getting Grownups and Kids on the Same Page

When teens believe parents' reactions fit the circumstances, things go better, study finds

8/10/2006
Many Teens Don't Use Condoms Correctly

U.K. study suggests more education is needed to protect kids

8/9/2006
Unsafe Gun Storage Endangering Teens

Parents focus on the risk to youngsters, not older children, study finds

8/9/2006
Health Tip: If Your Son Has Been Circumcised

Here's how to prevent infection

8/9/2006
Violent Video Games Numb Players to Real-Life Brutality

Their reactions to horrific scenes were subdued after gaming, study found

8/8/2006
Successful Anti-HIV Program Targets Hispanic Teens

Pilot project focused on abstinence, condom use

8/7/2006
Antidepressants Do Raise Kids' Suicide Risk: Study

Finding supports recent FDA moves to highlight the drugs' dangers

8/4/2006
Breast-Fed Babies Handle Stress Better Later in Life: Study

Much less likely to be anxious than those who had been bottle-fed

8/2/2006
Health Tip: If Your Child Has Flat Feet

It's usually not something to worry about

8/1/2006
Pregnancy and Pot Don't Mix

Marijuana's active ingredient hampers egg's ability to implant, study suggests