Child Development News

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9/19/2005
Being Overweight Hurts Kids' Arteries

Extra pounds weaken vessel walls, even at ages as young as 9, study finds

9/19/2005
Long-Term Antibiotic Use May Raise Cold, Flu Risk

In acne patients, use doubled odds for upper respiratory tract infection

9/19/2005
Moms' View on Family Meal Influences Kids' Weight

Families that eat together may stay slim together, study finds

9/16/2005
Teen Smoking Retains Its Cool

Study finds junior high's 'in crowd' more likely to light up

9/15/2005
Violence Can Change Teens' Physiology

Cardiovascular stress 'numbing effect' seen in those most exposed

9/13/2005
Health Tip: Treating Iron Deficiency Anemia

Mix iron pill with juice to make it taste better

9/13/2005
It All Adds Up for Kindergarteners

Arithmetic seems to be innate for 5-year-olds, study suggests

9/12/2005
Even Minimal Counseling Can Change Kids' Eating Habits

Study showed children ate less fat, salt, after just five sessions

9/12/2005
Social, Academic Trouble Can Follow Childhood Cancer

But a focus on education may limit these aftereffects, experts say

9/9/2005
Morning Cereal Helps Girls Stay Slim

Study finds a high-fiber breakfast can benefit teens

9/7/2005
Helping Kids Reset Summer's Sleep Clock

For many, back-to-school means a whole new wake-up time

9/7/2005
9/6/2005
Many Male Teens Fatalistic About Unplanned Pregnancy

In study, majority said they don't intend to impregnate -- but it may happen anyway

9/6/2005
Two-Year-Olds Mimic Parents' Smoking, Drinking

In pretend-shopping, some kids even picked out cigarette brands, study found

9/2/2005
Implanted Nerve Stimulator Eases Epilepsy in Kids

The device is already FDA-approved for use in adults

9/1/2005
Dad's the Link for Childhood Asthma

Researchers find genetic trail leads to fathers

8/29/2005
Cancer Drugs May Fight Rapid-Aging Disease

New hope for children with this rare disorder

8/23/2005
New Test Appears Better at Detecting Infant Iron Deficiency

It's three times more effective than current test, study says

8/19/2005
Violent Video Games Spur Aggression in Kids

Review of studies finds strong short-term effects, especially in boys

8/18/2005
Study: Newborn Hearing Tests Effective

The screen is already mandatory in 32 states

8/18/2005
Parents Have a Place in Child Psychotherapy

Family-linked treatments can fight a wide range of troubles, review finds

8/17/2005
Obesity Runs in the Family

Home environment a strong predictor of childhood overweight, study finds

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