Child Development News

Date Posted
Article Title
3/18/2005
Few Extra Pounds Put Kids at Risk for Adult Obesity

Youngsters with 'high-normal' weight 5 times more likely to be obese adults

3/18/2005
Household Mold Doubles Child's Asthma Risk

More evidence moldy homes harm developing immune systems

3/17/2005
More Frequent Policing Cuts Booze Sales to Minors

Effects of one-time police visits to bars, stores wear off over time, study finds

3/17/2005
ADHD Treatment Improves Teens' Grades, Confidence

Survey of parents and affected teens suggests drugs, counseling help

3/16/2005
American Youngsters Yawning Through Class

Sleep deprivation common among fifth-graders, study finds

3/15/2005
Obesity Ups Child's Asthma Risk

Breathing problems during sleep may link the two conditions, experts say

3/14/2005
Study Links Alcoholism, Poor Childhood Coordination

Toddlers who were slow to walk more apt to become alcoholics, study found

3/11/2005
Milk Study Leaves a Sour Taste

Dairy industry challenges study questioning bone benefits

3/9/2005
Cholesterol Linked to Premature Aging Disorder

Kids with progeria age quickly and die young from heart disease

3/9/2005
Inner-City Asthma Risk Varies by Location

Type of home also influences child's risk, study found

3/9/2005
Witnessing Violence Can Harm Child's Body, Mind

Traumatized kids have higher rates of asthma, gastro and other problems, study finds

3/8/2005
Kids' ATV Injuries Rising

Hospitalizations increased nearly 80 percent between 1997-2000, study finds

3/8/2005
Assimilation Affects Immigrants' Sexual Behavior

English-speaking Hispanic teens more likely to have sex earlier, study finds

3/3/2005
C-section Preemies at Higher Childhood Asthma Risk

Genes, biology make these children more prone to severe airway trouble

3/3/2005
Spit Test Predicts Tots' Tooth Troubles

New saliva-based screen assesses long-term cavity risk

3/3/2005
School Anti-Smoking Programs Don't Work

By age 18, kids exposed to programs were as likely to smoke as those who weren't

2/24/2005
Autism Experts Collaborate to Improve Treatment

New network will set up 'centers of excellence'

2/24/2005
Gene Insight May Improve Child Asthma Care

Kids with worst cases display specific gene profile, researchers say

2/18/2005
Genes, Not Genitalia, Are Key to Gender

Experts say more research, understanding needed for those of ambiguous sex

2/18/2005
Lead Exposure May Help Drive Violent Youth Crime

Government must do more to reduce environmental toxin, expert says

2/16/2005
Baby Talk is for the Birds

Winged warblers give clues to infant language learning

2/16/2005
Asthma Pill Cuts Intermittent Flare-ups in Kids

Singulair reduced exacerbations caused by infections, need for corticosteroids

2/10/2005
Babies Learn Words Long Before Speaking

In study, 9-month-olds correctly matched up words with pictures

2/10/2005
Mouse Allergen Ups Asthma Risk in Inner-City Homes

High levels of allergen in 84 percent of kids' bedrooms, study finds

2/9/2005
Gene May Spur Childhood Brain Cancer

It's needed for brain development but doesn't switch off, study finds

2/8/2005
Depressed Moms Raise Risk for Kids' Behavioral Woes

Depression during toddler years linked to antisocial tendencies

2/7/2005
Focus on Boys' Height May Miss Illness in Girls

Doctors see twice as many short-statured boys as girls, study finds

2/5/2005
Alcohol Ads in Magazines, Stores Raise Teen Drinking

TV pitches showed no effect, although more study needed

2/3/2005
Use of Antidepressants While Pregnant Can Affect Baby

Spanish researchers find withdrawal symptoms

2/3/2005
Friday Means Free Dental Care for Needy Kids

ADA's 'Give Kids A Smile' day involves dentists nationwide

1/21/2005
Maternal Study Finds Small Divide Between Adults, Teens

Younger moms focus more on basic needs with babies, study finds

1/19/2005
Health Tip: Brush Your Baby's Teeth

Suggestions to help infants and older toddlers

1/6/2005
No Link Found Between Vaccines and Autism

Mayo Clinic study finds no evidence for connection to environmental causes, either

1/5/2005
For Smallest Preemies, Long-Term Outlook Can Be Bleak

Problems persist at school age for 41 percent, study finds

1/5/2005
Kids With Special Needs Have Bigger Medical Bills

Their health-care costs are triple that of other children, study finds

1/5/2005
Childhood Obesity Weighs Heavily on Kids

Quality of life is lower for obese and overweight children, study finds

1/4/2005
Shy Kids Process Facial Expressions Differently

Have more trouble reading hostile or neutral emotions, researchers note

1/4/2005
Early Intervention Helps At-Risk Kids Become Better Adults

Impulse control program, coupled with parental support, worked in grade school

1/4/2005
Passive Smoke Lowers Kids' Test Scores

Study finds more exposure means poorer grades

12/22/2004
Health Tip: Spinal Curve?

It could be scoliosis

12/20/2004
Early Learning Has Lasting Effects

Research with owls offers insights into how children learn language

12/16/2004
Ritalin Ups Brain Activity

Stimulant boosts attention circuitry in kids with ADHD and reading disorder

12/13/2004
Imaginary Companions Can Be Child's Fast Friends

Such characters are milestone in development, study says

12/6/2004
Should TV Ads on Sports Shows Carry a 'PG' Rating?

Study finds many commercials are laced with violence

12/3/2004
Ultrasound in Pregnancy Doesn't Harm Fetus

No effects found in decade-long Australian study

11/26/2004
Raising Grandkids Stresses Grandmothers

But most say benefits for family make it worth it

11/26/2004
Health Tip: Better Breast Milk

Some dietary guidelines

11/25/2004
It's Never Too Early to Teach Kids the Activity Habit

Parents should instill love of movement beginning in infancy, experts say

11/24/2004
Obese Kids Prone to Enlarged Hearts as Adults

Added weight puts strain on developing heart muscle, study finds

11/24/2004
Stress Raises Asthma Risk in Children

Attacks come two days, then six weeks after stressful event