Child Development News

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1/22/2006
Building Self-Esteem One Lap at a Time

Program sets pre-teen girls on the path to confidence

1/19/2006
Study Compares Kids' Asthma Drugs

Inhaled corticosteroids provide more symptom control than a second class of drugs

1/18/2006
America's Young Adults Less Healthy Than Teens

Rates for smoking, obesity and other ills rise steeply after high school, study finds

1/18/2006
Protecting Your Toddler's Teeth

Good hygiene is key leading to first dentist visit

1/13/2006
Iron, Folate Supplements May Harm Kids in Regions Rife With Malaria

Programs distributing the nutrients to poor children may not be best, experts warn

1/3/2006
Cheerleading Injuries on the Increase

Youthful cheerleaders, mostly girls, getting hurt as sport turns serious

1/3/2006
Safe Neighborhoods Keep Kids Leaner

New research shows that families who live in unsafe areas have fatter kids

12/23/2005
Minority Children Last to Get New Asthma Technologies

Study of steroid inhalers finds black and Hispanic kids waited longest

12/19/2005
Health Tip: Separation Anxiety Doesn't Have to Go On and On

Here's how to make it less painful for your child

12/18/2005
Smart Holiday Shoppers Select Safe Toys

Simple precautions can help parents keep their children from harm

12/16/2005
Working Moms' Kids Eat Just as Well: Study

They eat more meals outside the home, but their diets are comparable to those of other youngsters

12/16/2005
Is There a 'Secondhand Smoke' Gene?

Smoke-linked illness more common in kids with a specific mutation, study found

12/9/2005
Parents Can Sway Teens' Attitudes on Drugs

Tolerance for illicit drugs by parents raises kids' risks, study finds

12/7/2005
Enlarged Brain Might Be Hallmark of Autism

Head circumference also begins to increase after age 1, study found

12/6/2005
Marketers Urged to Junk the Junk-Food Ads for Kids

Emphasis should be on healthful food and drink choices, report says

12/6/2005
Healthy Childhood Diets Protect Hearts

Boys eating low-fat diets from infancy had healthier arteries, study found

12/5/2005
Backpacks A Heavy Burden for Kids

Most are shouldering far too much weight for safety, researchers say

12/5/2005
Community Outreach Helps Hispanic Kids Get Insurance

A shared culture makes all the difference, study finds

12/5/2005
Baby Girls Often Misdiagnosed with Movement Disorder

In many cases, harmless infantile masturbation is the real cause, experts say

12/1/2005
Hispanic Kids Face Diabetes Dangers

They may be especially vulnerable to sugary foods, study finds

11/30/2005
Heavy Pot Smoking Might Raise Schizophrenia Risk

It's linked to abnormalities in the adolescent brain, researchers say

11/30/2005
Go-Carts May Speed Kids Toward Injury

They aren't toys, research on accidents shows

11/28/2005
Teens Turning to Cigars

In one state survey, more boys were smoking stogies than cigarettes

11/27/2005
Simple Test Gauges Childhood Asthma Control

The seven-question quiz helps parents and doctors improve treatment

11/25/2005
Zinc Supplements Safe, Effective for HIV-infected Kids

They reduce deadly diarrhea and pneumonia, new study finds

11/23/2005
Asthma Symptoms May Be Set By Age 6

Study finds wheezing patterns don't change much over next 10 years

11/23/2005
Genes May Predict Childhood Cancer Prognosis

Finding could help doctors treating neuroblastomas, researchers say

11/23/2005
Confusion Over Sick Kids and Daycare Reported

New study shows parents, doctors, childcare workers don't understand guidelines

11/23/2005
Can Docs Give Too Much Information?

Office visits covering too many topics might not help, pediatrics study finds

11/22/2005
Some Toddlers May Breathe Easier On Side, Tummy

Lying on back problematic for youngsters with sleep apnea, study found

11/22/2005
Kids May Outgrow Tree Nut Allergy

About 1 in 10 lose their allergy to cashews, pistachios or other tree nuts, study found

11/22/2005
Holiday Toy Report Lists Perilous Playthings

Experts point to products that shouldn't make this year's gift list

11/21/2005
Early Neglect Can Hinder Child's Relationships

Orphan study suggests trouble with bonding even years later

11/11/2005
School Bullying Stresses Perpetrators and Victims

Study finds harassment takes its toll on all involved

11/10/2005
Health Tip: It's Never OK to Shake A Baby

Make sure you have emotional support

11/9/2005
Gene May Spur ADHD Antisocial Behaviors

Mutation might also be tied to problems stemming from low birth weight, researchers say

11/8/2005
Child ATV Injuries On the Increase

U.S. study finds a three-year surge in all-terrain vehicle-related trauma

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