Child Development News

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8/17/2005
Walk to School Gets Kids Moving

It boosted exercise rates throughout the day, study found

8/16/2005
Chickenpox Vaccine Cuts Hospitalizations, Saves Money

Vaccine saves millions compared to prevaccination period, study reports

8/13/2005
School Backpacks Can Be a Real Pain

Expert offers tips on sparing kids' spines

8/12/2005
Liquid Detergent Tablets a Danger to Kids

Sold in Europe, they can burst and splash into eyes

8/11/2005
Puberty Comes Sooner for Overweight Girls

But new study rules out early period's link to adult obesity

8/10/2005
Delayed Ear Tube Surgery Doesn't Delay Development

Speech, language unaffected by the timing of procedure in healthy kids, study finds

8/9/2005
Childhood Vaccinations Don't Up Infection Risk

Compared with exposure to other harmful agents, vaccines only a drop in the bucket

8/1/2005
Smoking, Obesity Double Trouble for Teens

Secondhand smoke is nearly as unhealthy as puffing on cigarettes, study finds

7/31/2005
Young Athletes Warned of Asthma's Dangers

Study linked 61 deaths to sudden attacks during play

7/29/2005
Fructose Sweetener Spurs Obesity

It may affect metabolism while boosting calories, experts say

7/26/2005
Liquor Ads Invite Teens to the Party

High school students believe these pitches are aimed at them, survey finds

7/19/2005
Hormone Won't Treat Autism

Review of studies finds no therapeutic value for secretin

7/19/2005
Health Woes Linger for Tiniest Newborns

Study finds chronic problems persisting into childhood

7/19/2005
Many Parents Use Cranberry Juice to Treat Kids' Urinary Trouble

But less than a quarter discuss this with a pediatrician, survey finds

7/17/2005
Pointers to Potty-Training Progress

Step one: make sure the child is ready

7/17/2005
Free Guide Helps Parents Spot Kid's Hearing Loss

Experts estimate over a million pediatric cases go untreated in U.S.

7/15/2005
Teen Inactivity Leads to Obesity for Girls

Transition time from childhood to adulthood appears to involve decreased physical exercise

7/15/2005
Lead Exposure Unhealthy at Any Level

Study finds declines in kids' IQ even at amounts now considered safe

7/8/2005
Baby Talk Can Signal Language Delay

By one year, parents should expect full, intelligible words, expert says

7/8/2005
U.S.-Born Mexican-American Kids at Higher Asthma Risk

Those born in Mexico displayed fewer symptoms, and experts wonder why

7/6/2005
Pediatricians Vary on Reporting Child Abuse

Threshold for alerting authorities is higher for some than others, study finds

7/6/2005
Study Questions Autism Statistics

Are rates rising? Research suggests current data are unreliable

7/5/2005
Weary World View Leads Teens to Risky Behavior

Some who use alcohol, drugs, weapons expect to die young, study finds

7/5/2005
Health Tip: Using Baby Slings

Keep your young infant safe

7/4/2005
Kids Who Watch Too Much TV Have Lower Test Scores

Reading, math scores and college education suffer, studies find

7/3/2005
Summer Travel Can Still Mean Healthy Eating

Some tips for food on the go

7/2/2005
Summer No Break From Kids' Asthma Care

Expert suggests ways to combine the fun and the caution

7/1/2005
Drug Effective Against Autism-Linked Aggression

Risperidone improved behavior, interactions with little side effects

7/1/2005
Fetal, Childhood Secondhand Smoke Can Spur Asthma

It may cause nearly one-quarter of adult cases, study finds

6/30/2005
Public Program Helps Cut Kids' TV Time

The hope is that preschoolers will exercise more, lowering obesity rates

6/26/2005
Preteen Dieting Can Signal Trouble Ahead

Early signs of eating disorders emerging in younger girls, experts say

6/23/2005
Postnatal Depression Can Hit New Dads, Too

Study finds father's 'baby blues' negatively affect child

6/22/2005
Antibiotics No Good for Pinkeye

Study finds this childhood malady usually clears up on its own

6/17/2005
TV Food Ads Misleading Kids

In study, youngsters typically identified less-healthy snacks as 'nutritious'

6/16/2005
Ear Infection Vaccine Effort Underway

Human trials expected within a year, organizers say

6/15/2005
Undiagnosed Childhood Spinal Arthritis Brings Adult Pain

Spotting ankylosing spondylitis early may prevent later disability

6/14/2005
Soaps, Music Videos Linked to Teens' Body Image

'Glamorous' lifestyles offer kids a warped reality, experts say

6/14/2005
Preemie Birth Boosts Risk for Later Vision Trouble

Study finds higher rate of problems at 10 years of age

6/13/2005
Viagra Treats Children's Lethal Hypertension

The impotence drug relaxes lung arteries, extending survival

6/13/2005
Panel: Get American Kids Moving

One hour a day of physical activity is reasonable, healthy, experts say

6/8/2005
Day-Care Centers a Potent Source of Allergens

Pet, cockroach, dust mite triggers abound, researchers say

6/7/2005
Leptin Surge in Infancy May Spur Later Obesity

Mouse study may explain link between undernourished moms, obese kids

6/6/2005
Making Safety Part of Summer Camp Fun

Experts issue new guidelines to parents, staff

6/6/2005
Sleepy Teens May Not Make the Grade

Early school start times leave adolescents groggy, performing poorly on tests, study says

6/5/2005
For Kids, Following the Rules Feels Good

By age 7, most understand the emotional value of behaving well, study finds

6/3/2005
Microbe 'Biofilms' Cause Ear Infection

The finding could lead to more effective treatments, experts say

6/3/2005
Power Lines-Leukemia Debate Lingers

Study shows slight increase in risk, but magnetic fields may not be to blame

6/3/2005
Efforts in Infancy May Prevent Childhood Asthma

Measures cut disease risk by 56 percent, study found

6/2/2005
Airplane Noise Hurts Kids' Reading and Memory

Those exposed to constant airplane noise showed delayed reading abilities

6/2/2005
CDC: Being Overweight or Obese Not Healthy

Agency holds news conference to counter its own recent report