Child Development News

Date Posted
Article Title
11/8/2005
11/7/2005
Prolonged Bottle-feeding Linked to Iron Deficiency

This can lead to anemia and learning problems, researchers caution

11/7/2005
Children Living Among Non-Relatives at Risk for Violence

50 times likelier to die from injury than children living with biological parents, study finds

11/3/2005
Blame Puberty for Teen Sleep Patterns

Study finds natural changes make adolescents hit the sack later

11/3/2005
Health Tip: Buying a Pacifier

Make sure it's the right size

11/3/2005
Hockey Body Checks Not So Hazardous

Rough contact causes only small fraction of injuries in young players, study finds

11/2/2005
Health Tip: What Happens to the Umbilical Cord?

It will fall off shortly after birth, but watch for signs of infection

10/31/2005
Mom's IBS Can Affect Child's Care

They're often overprotective of children's gastro complaints, study finds

10/28/2005
New Program Will Tackle Obesity in Minority Kids

U.S. Hispanic, black youngsters are at high risk of overweight, experts warn

10/26/2005
Child's Growth Predicts Adult Heart Woes

Low birthweight, a failure to thrive, then adding fat boost risks, study finds

10/14/2005
10/13/2005
No Link Between Family Alcoholism, Child's First Drink

Kids who try alcohol early do so for other reasons, study finds

10/13/2005
TB Vaccine Treats Disease, Wards Off Infection

Before new data, experts weren't sure the shot kept kids from getting infected

10/12/2005
Kids' Whooping Cough Shot Also Works in Adults

More older individuals should get immunized, experts advise

10/12/2005
Childhood Stress May Cause Memory Problems Later in Life

Study with rats focused on abuse or neglect of babies

10/7/2005
Saying Goodbye to Early Memories

By age 10, kids can't recall their preschool experiences, study finds

10/6/2005
Mental Illness Behind Self-Harm Often Undiagnosed

ER staffs aren't picking up on underlying causes in young patients, study finds

10/5/2005
Drug Helps Teens Kick Opiate Abuse

Three-quarters treated with buprenorphine stuck with therapy, study found

10/5/2005
Many Kids' Asthma Hospitalizations Preventable

Controlling triggers, taking meds and doctor visits help, study contends

10/4/2005
Experts Issue Guidelines to Treat Juvenile Arthritis

They focus on therapies tailored to individual patients

10/3/2005
New Insights into Preemie Infant Brain Injury

Neurological damage once considered harmless may not be, study suggests

10/3/2005
TV Time Disrupts Tots' Sleep

New study supports guidelines limiting young children's tube time

10/3/2005
Genital Warts May Not Always Signal Child Abuse

New findings run counter to standard pediatric training

10/3/2005
More American Kids Eating Deep-Fried Fast Foods

Numbers doubled in just three years, one study found

10/2/2005
Study: Home Antibacterial Gels Work

They cut transmission of gastrointestinal bugs by 59 percent

9/30/2005
Groups Offer Parents Info on Teen Cough Medicine Abuse

The free brochures will outline the warning signs and where to go for help

9/23/2005
Experts Define Traits Driving Eating Disorders

Perfectionism, anxiety and age at first period are all key, they say

9/20/2005
Toll-Free Hotline Will Offer ADHD Answers

Experts will be on hand Thursday via phone and Internet

9/19/2005
Being Overweight Hurts Kids' Arteries

Extra pounds weaken vessel walls, even at ages as young as 9, study finds

9/19/2005
Long-Term Antibiotic Use May Raise Cold, Flu Risk

In acne patients, use doubled odds for upper respiratory tract infection

9/19/2005
Moms' View on Family Meal Influences Kids' Weight

Families that eat together may stay slim together, study finds

9/16/2005
Teen Smoking Retains Its Cool

Study finds junior high's 'in crowd' more likely to light up

9/15/2005
Violence Can Change Teens' Physiology

Cardiovascular stress 'numbing effect' seen in those most exposed

9/13/2005
Health Tip: Treating Iron Deficiency Anemia

Mix iron pill with juice to make it taste better

9/13/2005
It All Adds Up for Kindergarteners

Arithmetic seems to be innate for 5-year-olds, study suggests

9/12/2005
Even Minimal Counseling Can Change Kids' Eating Habits

Study showed children ate less fat, salt, after just five sessions

9/12/2005
Social, Academic Trouble Can Follow Childhood Cancer

But a focus on education may limit these aftereffects, experts say

9/9/2005
Morning Cereal Helps Girls Stay Slim

Study finds a high-fiber breakfast can benefit teens

9/7/2005
Helping Kids Reset Summer's Sleep Clock

For many, back-to-school means a whole new wake-up time

9/7/2005
9/6/2005
Many Male Teens Fatalistic About Unplanned Pregnancy

In study, majority said they don't intend to impregnate -- but it may happen anyway

9/6/2005
Two-Year-Olds Mimic Parents' Smoking, Drinking

In pretend-shopping, some kids even picked out cigarette brands, study found

9/2/2005
Implanted Nerve Stimulator Eases Epilepsy in Kids

The device is already FDA-approved for use in adults

9/1/2005
Dad's the Link for Childhood Asthma

Researchers find genetic trail leads to fathers

8/29/2005
Cancer Drugs May Fight Rapid-Aging Disease

New hope for children with this rare disorder

8/23/2005
New Test Appears Better at Detecting Infant Iron Deficiency

It's three times more effective than current test, study says

8/19/2005
Violent Video Games Spur Aggression in Kids

Review of studies finds strong short-term effects, especially in boys

8/18/2005
Study: Newborn Hearing Tests Effective

The screen is already mandatory in 32 states

8/18/2005
Parents Have a Place in Child Psychotherapy

Family-linked treatments can fight a wide range of troubles, review finds

8/17/2005
Obesity Runs in the Family

Home environment a strong predictor of childhood overweight, study finds