Child Development News

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

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

7/28/2006
Vision Test Can Help Spot 'Lazy Eye'

The condition can go undetected in children for years, experts warn

7/27/2006
Openness Helps Child When a Parent is Dying

The process is never easy, but access, honesty are key, experts say

7/27/2006
Health Tip: If Your Child Stutters

Be patient, and help her relax

7/26/2006
Birth Weight's Link to Hypertension Varies by Race

Black newborns, but not whites, face a higher risk if born heavy, study finds

7/25/2006
America's Homeless Women Face Worsening Health

They're poorer and sicker than in the early 1990s, study shows

7/24/2006
Health Tip: Signs of Colic

Crying could also mean that your baby is sick

7/20/2006
Kids Need More Exercise to Stave Off Future Heart Trouble

Guidelines recommending 1 hour per day should be revised upward, experts say

7/20/2006
Farm Worker's Kids Show High Pesticide Exposures

Immigrant families may be at risk, scientists say

7/20/2006
Chemotherapy in Childhood Can Bring Adult Heart Woes

Researchers are seeking ways to prevent this long-term complication

7/18/2006
Today's Air Bags Less Dangerous: Study

They help prevent crash-related deaths but pose little threat to smaller passengers

7/14/2006
Earlier Is Better for Cochlear Implants

Improved hearing in infancy boosts child's language skills, study finds

7/13/2006
Preemies Cost $26 Billion a Year

Government report suggests infertility treatments are part of the problem

7/6/2006
Depressed Teens at Higher Risk for Pregnancy, STDs

They're more likely to forego condoms or contraceptives, study finds

7/6/2006
Many Young Rape Victims Fail to Take HIV-Preventing Drugs

Just 15% took the full regimen as recommended by doctors

7/5/2006
Air Pollution Harms Healthy Kids' Lung Function

Carbon from vehicle exhaust finds its way into youngsters' airways, study finds

7/5/2006
Breast-Feeding May Protect Against Bed-Wetting

Children breast-fed longer than three months less likely to wet, study suggests

7/5/2006
DDT Linked to Developmental Delays in Babies

Breast-feeding seems to offset some of the pesticide's negative effects, study finds

7/3/2006
Antihistamine Doesn't Help Babies Sleep

Benadryl actually made some children hyperactive, researchers find in stopping trial early

6/29/2006
Alcohol a Bigger Threat to U.S. Youth Than Drugs

Yet public attention and funding focuses on preventing drug abuse, experts say

6/29/2006
Mercury in Dental Fillings Safe for School-Age Children

But data is lacking on their effect, if any, on preschoolers' cognition, researchers say

6/22/2006
Migraines More Common in Overweight Kids

Being obese may exacerbate headaches, experts say

6/19/2006
Engineered Cells Could Control Irregular Heartbeat

Natural tissues might replace implanted pacemakers in children, study suggests

6/19/2006
Peanut Allergy Incidents Waning, But Still a Problem

Canadian study shows more education is needed

6/16/2006
Food-Allergic Teens Taking Dangerous Risks

Peer pressure spurs many to neglect medication, try hazardous foods, study finds

6/16/2006
Health Tip: If Your Baby's Skin Looks Yellow

Take her to the pediatrician

6/14/2006
Youngsters Endangered by Falling TVs

Kids can suffer serious injury when sets tumble, study finds

6/12/2006
Health Tip: Teaching Your Baby to Breast-Feed

A newborn may need a little help

6/9/2006
Holding Pattern Linked to Crybabies

Quieter infants get mid-range care, European study finds

6/9/2006
Teen Girls Feel Pressure to Have Unwanted Sex

Four out of 10 said they've complied with boyfriends' demands

6/6/2006
Strict Parenting Can Produce Overweight Kids

Study questions the clean-your-plate-or-else approach

6/5/2006
False Positives on Newborns' Disease Tests Worry Parents

Stress lingers even after test results are refuted, study finds

6/2/2006
Teen Hockey Players Risking Injury in Locker Room 'Game'

'Helmets and gloves' is prevalent and dangerous form of boxing, experts say

6/2/2006
Laws Banning Tobacco Sales to Minors Don't Work

Data shows kids still get cigarettes in other ways

6/1/2006
Fewer Young American Teens Drinking

30-year study shows a decline, but underage drinking still prevalent

5/31/2006
Education Linked to Better Fathers: Study

U.S. data shows trend between education and time spent with kids

5/31/2006
Be On Guard Against Dog Bites

Experts offer tips that could prevent serious injury

5/31/2006
Parents Key to Helping Kids Cope with Violence

The right approach eases stress in tough neighborhoods, study finds

5/30/2006
Teens With Bipolar Disorder Misinterpret Facial Expressions

Brain scans show they're more apt to see hostility where none exists

5/30/2006
Poorer Kids With Juvenile Arthritis Fare Worse

In study, lower family income meant lower quality of life

5/30/2006
Ritalin May Keep Mental Distraction at Bay

Rat study may point to ADHD drug's underlying mechanism

5/30/2006
Scientists Probe Secrets of Kids' TV

Characters that make eye contact with toddlers help them learn, study finds

5/26/2006
Child-Care Workers Won't Replace Mom

In British-German study, kids bonded more firmly to mothers

5/23/2006
Poverty Increases Teens' Risk of Overweight

Sweetened beverages, inactivity and skipping breakfast cited as major factors

5/23/2006
Childhood Sensitivity to Cold Air May Predict Asthma

It doubles the risk of getting the disease in adulthood, researchers say

5/22/2006
Low Vitamin D Tied to Poorer Lung Function in Teens

The nutrient could be key to warding off respiratory ailments, researchers say

5/21/2006
In-School Program Helps Kids Keep Obesity at Bay

Effort boosted daily exercise for fourth- and fifth-graders

5/19/2006
Some Sports Parents Are 'Out of Bounds'

Their 'enthusiasm' can damage a child's development, study says

5/19/2006
Hypertension in Teens Predicts Adult Heart Woes

Left unchecked, blood pressure rises 7 percent per year, study finds

5/18/2006
May's the Month for Free Asthma Screening in U.S.

Experts nationwide will check for respiratory trouble