Child Development News

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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

5/17/2006
Newborn Hearing Tests Keep Kids' Language Skills on Track

Screening spots problems early, so they can be overcome, study finds

5/17/2006
Caffeine Therapy Reduces Lung Problems in Preemies

But long-term neurological effects still unknown, experts caution

5/17/2006
Baby's Rash May Predict Skin Ailment

Outbreaks on arms and joints could point to atopic dermatitis later on, study finds

5/15/2006
Adult Heart Pumps Help Kids Waiting for Transplant

Study finds 85 percent survival rate with these implanted devices

5/14/2006
Bullying Keeps Overweight Kids From Exercise

It's an overlooked barrier to helping children get healthier, study finds

5/12/2006
New Test May Help Prevent Blindness in Developing World

It accurately spots fly-borne trachoma, which blinds millions

5/12/2006
Many U.S. Pediatricians Fail to Screen for Autism

Study found that just 8 percent regularly did so

5/4/2006
Parents Hold the Key to Child's Healthy Weight

High self-esteem and healthy eating habits keep obesity away, experts say

5/3/2006
Treated Jaundice Not Likely to Leave Lasting Effects

Study finds even high levels of bilirubin don't cause neurological problems with proper care

5/3/2006
School Soda Ban Called Good First Step

But more needs to be done to combat childhood obesity epidemic, experts say

5/3/2006
Teens Often Recant 'Virginity Pledges'

Are these vows effective? New study suggests it's hard to tell

5/2/2006
Mom's Mental Health Woes Can Pass to Kids

Research shows higher rates of ADHD, other troubles, in children of ill or abused mothers

5/2/2006
Don't Think Kids Can Get at Household Guns? Think Again

Study shows parents are often wrong when they think children are safe

5/2/2006
Underage Drinking Nets Alcohol Industry Billions

Over a third of U.S. sales go to underage and/or abusive drinkers, study finds

5/2/2006
ADHD Drugs Can Stunt Growth

Impact is relatively slight, and offset by value of the medicines, study finds

5/1/2006
Type 2 Diabetes Rising Among U.S. Adolescents

Curbing obesity can help avert a public health crisis, experts say

5/1/2006
Lead Exposure Tied to ADHD Symptoms

Significant effect seen in children with particular gene types, study reports

5/1/2006
More Can Be Done to Help Aggressive Kids

Many pediatricians aren't referring them to organizations that can help, study finds

4/28/2006
Spit Test Spots Child's Stress

Levels of a key enzyme are higher in saliva of anxious kids, researchers say

4/27/2006
Health Tip: Reduce Your Child's Risk of SIDS

Avoid placing your baby in certain situations

4/24/2006
Skull Study Proves Bike Helmets Work

Dropped or hit hard, helmeted skulls didn't crack under pressure, researchers say

4/23/2006
Diet Changes Could Curb Bedwetting

Avoiding bladder-irritating foods like caffeine can help

4/23/2006
Helping Kids Make Healthy Lifestyle Choices

What parents and schools can do to 'tip the scale' in the right direction

4/21/2006
High Rate of Sleep Apnea in Down Syndrome Kids

But parents might not spot the problem without proper testing, experts add

4/12/2006
Soccer Scores a Goal for Bone Health

Similar 'high-impact' sports help girls' skeletons grow strong, experts say

4/11/2006
4/10/2006
Infant Snoring Tied to Parental Snoring

Condition can lead to learning disabilities, heart disease, metabolic disorders, study says

4/10/2006
Parents Can Help in Children's Drug Trials

They are accurate reporters of how kids are faring, study finds

4/7/2006
Gene Therapy Trial for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy Begins

It's the first study of its kind in the U.S.

4/7/2006
New School Standards May Boost Odds of ADHD Diagnosis

Increased emphasis on performance means kids under more scrutiny, study suggests

4/7/2006
Number of Kids on Type 2 Diabetes Drugs Doubles

Experts blame two-fold jump in 4 years on rise in child obesity

4/5/2006
Migraines Untreated in Teens

Most use over-the-counter remedies to battle pain, study finds

4/4/2006
Fit Teens May Be Safer Teens

Physical activity helps ward off bad behaviors, study shows

4/3/2006
Mass Media May Prompt Kids to Try Sex: Study

TV, movies, CDs and magazines are surrogate sources of sex ed, researchers say

4/3/2006
TV and Video-Game Violence Harms Kids

It boosts aggression while keeping children isolated, studies find

4/3/2006
Too Few Car Seats For America's Obese Kids

Study uncovers dangerous shortfall as children's weight rises

4/2/2006
Score a Point for Kids' Sports Safety

Spring is perfect time to brush up on injury prevention

3/31/2006
Alcohol-Branded Merchandise Boosts Teen Drinking

Study raises concern about the impact these products might have

3/29/2006
Intelligence Linked to Childhood Brain Growth Patterns

A specific thickening, then thinning of the brain's cortex reflected high IQ

3/28/2006
Health Tip: Car Seat Safety

Make sure it fits properly

3/28/2006
Sleep-Deprived Teens Pose Safety Hazard

Half have driven while drowsy, survey finds

3/24/2006
Many Kids Don't Adhere to Sleep Apnea Therapy

Too many are foregoing nighttime air mask, or not using it enough, study finds

3/23/2006
Teens' Use of Herbals May Raise Drug Abuse Risk

Study finds strong association, although exact link remains unclear

3/22/2006
Pollutants Threaten Poor, Minority Kids

Their families are more likely to live near lead, pesticides, study finds

3/21/2006
Mom's Depression Can Put Kids at Same Risk

Those treated successfully lower their child's chance of developing a psychiatric disorder