Child Development News

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11/23/2004
Overstressed Teens Have Troubled Relationships

Poverty, dysfunctional families can lead to insecurity

11/22/2004
Malnutrition Leads to Antisocial Behavior

Study finds malnourished toddlers were 41% more likely to be aggressive at 8

11/19/2004
National Study to Focus on Children's Health

Research will include 100,000 kids in 36 states

11/17/2004
Premature Birth Linked to Insulin Resistance

Study suggests metabolic processes may be programmed during pregnancy

11/16/2004
Low-Income Dads Key to Child's Development

Supportive dads help children achieve despite poverty, study finds

11/16/2004
Infections in Preemies Can Have Lasting Effects

Study finds higher risk of neurodevelopmental problems

11/15/2004
Social Support Systems Help Abused Children

A stable environment protects against depression, study says

11/15/2004
Triplets Strain Parental Bond

Stress affects development of infants, researchers say

11/11/2004
Prozac May Stunt Growing Bones

Young mice given drug had thinner, frailer skeletons

11/3/2004
A Small Triumph Over a Mental Illness

Mother's book chronicles her daughter's struggle with bipolar disorder

11/3/2004
11/1/2004
Breast-feeding Moms Less Likely to Restrict Food Later

Study may explain why breast-feeding appears to reduce childhood obesity

11/1/2004
Some Immigrant Mothers Need Child-Development Education

Could help with speech, hearing problems, experts say

10/25/2004
Health Tip: Group B Strep and Pregnant Women

A simple test can alert doctors

10/14/2004
Epilepsy Drug Linked to Developmental Delays in Offspring

Study finds kids showed low IQs when mothers took sodium valproate

10/14/2004
Health Tip: Does Your Newborn Have Kernicterus?

Symptoms include yellowing of the skin and eyes

10/13/2004
Breast Cancer Risk Tied to Early Growth Patterns

Even birth weight determines odds, study finds

10/6/2004
Drug May Improve Learning in Down Syndrome Children

Language skills also enhanced with use of Aricept, study finds

10/6/2004
Workplace Solvents Can Harm a Fetus

Subtle cognitive problems found in children of women exposed to the chemicals

9/23/2004
Health Tip: Breast-feeding is Best

It helps ward off disease in baby, helps mom lose weight

9/20/2004
Child Abuse Leads to Adult Heart Disease

It adversely affects the body and mind, study finds

9/17/2004
Involved Dads Help Daughters' Development

They can influence choice of activities that shape personality

9/17/2004
Parents Shouldn't Play Favorites

Preferential treatment of certain children has negative effect on all kids, study says

9/8/2004
Short Children Not Lacking Admirers

They're just as popular as taller peers, study finds

9/1/2004
Culture Plays a Role in Dyslexia

Study finds disorder affects Chinese speakers differently

8/27/2004
Nature Outings Reduce ADHD Symptoms

'Green' treatments could provide cheap, healthy therapy for children, study says

8/17/2004
Strong Family Equals Strong Education

Single mothers, poverty were big factors in school performance

8/17/2004
Moms Slack Off on Sun Protection With Toddlers

Study finds more sunburns reported in second summer than in first

8/13/2004
Cocaine Use During Pregnancy Spells Trouble for Boys

Exposure increases risk of behavioral problems in school

8/12/2004
Extra Care Helps Kids With Fetal Alchohol Syndrome

Early diagnosis, nurturing environment help overcome social problems

8/12/2004
Strong Storytelling Can Tally Up Math Skills

Kids who were good at the first at young age turned out to be good with numbers

8/9/2004
Preemies' Brains Stay Small in Grade School

Study finds differences up to age 8, especially in boys

8/5/2004
Delay Advised in Delivering Preemies

Study finds less likelihood of brain damage by waiting

8/5/2004
Health Tip: Check Baby's Feet

Problems can begin in the very young

7/29/2004
Kids Without Siblings Lack Social Skills: Study

Have more trouble getting along with no brothers or sisters

7/27/2004
Memory Can Be Child's Play

Given the right cues, youngsters have better recall, finds study

7/22/2004
Babies Do See World Differently Than Adults

Study finds they make distinctions they may not make once they learn language

7/21/2004
Smarter Kids Become Healthier Adults

Study finds link between IQ at age 7 and later problems

7/16/2004
Study Questions 'Crack Baby' Syndrome

Poor parenting, not cocaine exposure, may be more to blame

7/16/2004
Kid Bicyclists Slow to Move in Traffic

Virtual reality shows good instincts, delayed pedaling

7/16/2004
Living With Parents Helps Young Moms Stay in School

Baby's grandparents seem to offer encouragement, support

7/16/2004
Stressed Moms-to-Be May Bear Kids With Behavior Problems

The vulnerable period during pregnancy is 12 to 22 weeks, study finds

7/16/2004
Compound in Mom Key to Infant Development

DHA an essential fatty acid that plays role in cognition, attention span, study says

7/15/2004
Too Much Childhood TV Tied to Poor Adult Health

Tube addicts likelier to have severe problems in their 20s

7/14/2004
Phonics Hooks Kids Into Better Reading

Computer that 'learns' to read suggests phonics are key

7/13/2004
Music Hath Charms to Raise Kids' IQs

Piano, voice lessons may give 6-year-olds intellectual edge

7/7/2004
Laser Helps Twins Who Don't Share the Womb Equally

New surgical intervention cuts deadly complication in utero

7/6/2004
R-Rated Movies Tied to Teen Smoking

Kids who are allowed to watch such films more likely to start

7/6/2004
Violent TV Sneaks Past Parental Control

Most limit kids' viewing, but images make it through anyway

6/28/2004
Poor Nutrition Leading Cause of Child Death

More needs to be done to save millions of children worldwide, researchers say