Child Development News

Date Posted
Article Title
6/30/2005
Public Program Helps Cut Kids' TV Time

The hope is that preschoolers will exercise more, lowering obesity rates

6/26/2005
Preteen Dieting Can Signal Trouble Ahead

Early signs of eating disorders emerging in younger girls, experts say

6/23/2005
Postnatal Depression Can Hit New Dads, Too

Study finds father's 'baby blues' negatively affect child

6/22/2005
Antibiotics No Good for Pinkeye

Study finds this childhood malady usually clears up on its own

6/17/2005
TV Food Ads Misleading Kids

In study, youngsters typically identified less-healthy snacks as 'nutritious'

6/16/2005
Ear Infection Vaccine Effort Underway

Human trials expected within a year, organizers say

6/15/2005
Undiagnosed Childhood Spinal Arthritis Brings Adult Pain

Spotting ankylosing spondylitis early may prevent later disability

6/14/2005
Soaps, Music Videos Linked to Teens' Body Image

'Glamorous' lifestyles offer kids a warped reality, experts say

6/14/2005
Preemie Birth Boosts Risk for Later Vision Trouble

Study finds higher rate of problems at 10 years of age

6/13/2005
Viagra Treats Children's Lethal Hypertension

The impotence drug relaxes lung arteries, extending survival

6/13/2005
Panel: Get American Kids Moving

One hour a day of physical activity is reasonable, healthy, experts say

6/8/2005
Day-Care Centers a Potent Source of Allergens

Pet, cockroach, dust mite triggers abound, researchers say

6/7/2005
Leptin Surge in Infancy May Spur Later Obesity

Mouse study may explain link between undernourished moms, obese kids

6/6/2005
Making Safety Part of Summer Camp Fun

Experts issue new guidelines to parents, staff

6/6/2005
Sleepy Teens May Not Make the Grade

Early school start times leave adolescents groggy, performing poorly on tests, study says

6/5/2005
For Kids, Following the Rules Feels Good

By age 7, most understand the emotional value of behaving well, study finds

6/3/2005
Microbe 'Biofilms' Cause Ear Infection

The finding could lead to more effective treatments, experts say

6/3/2005
Power Lines-Leukemia Debate Lingers

Study shows slight increase in risk, but magnetic fields may not be to blame

6/3/2005
Efforts in Infancy May Prevent Childhood Asthma

Measures cut disease risk by 56 percent, study found

6/2/2005
Airplane Noise Hurts Kids' Reading and Memory

Those exposed to constant airplane noise showed delayed reading abilities

6/2/2005
CDC: Being Overweight or Obese Not Healthy

Agency holds news conference to counter its own recent report

6/2/2005
Rock-a-Bye, Babies

Study shows how even infants develop a love of music

6/1/2005
Skipping Breakfast Common Among U.S. Girls

The problem is most pronounced among black teens, study finds

6/1/2005
Kids Can Be Taught to Eat Right

Nutrition education program yields heart-healthy results

5/31/2005
New Clues to the Roots of Dyslexia

Sensory, rather than visual deficits, may be to blame

5/29/2005
Preschoolers Are Hip to Adult Errors

Most 3- and 4-year-olds react skeptically to dubious information, study finds

5/27/2005
Virtual Vehicles Teach Teens Highway Safety

Scientists are testing simulators that mimic the driving environment

5/26/2005
Adenoid, Tonsil Removal Improves Childhood Asthma

Study finds dramatic reductions in need for medication after surgery

5/26/2005
Words Sharpen Visual Memory, Study Finds

Children recalled objects better when given language cues

5/25/2005
International Adoptees At Lower Risk of Behavior Problems

Study shows they fare better than domestically adopted kids

5/21/2005
U.S. Surgeon General Offers Toddler Health Tips

Monitoring, teaching and praising kids can keep them safe and feeling loved

5/20/2005
Some Eating Disorder Web Sites Discourage Recovery: Study

Glorification of this often-fatal disorder is flourishing, researchers find

5/20/2005
Popular Teens Aren't Always Angels

More likely to engage in deviant behaviors like drug use, vandalism, study says

5/17/2005
Child Abuse Death Risk High in Military Families

Homicide rates doubled near army bases, study found

5/16/2005
Study: Acne Treatment Won't Trigger Depression

Accutane may even improve mood for some teens, study finds

5/15/2005
Pediatricians Add Value to Parenting Classes

Study found good results in helping moms, dads with disruptive toddlers

5/15/2005
Most Kids Treated at Non-Children's Hospitals

Pediatric resources may be lower at generalist centers, researchers warn

5/15/2005
Study: More Kids Than Ever Without Health Insurance

Coverage under employer-based plans continues to decline, study finds

5/14/2005
Shattered Eyeglasses Putting Kids at Risk

Falls and sports-related injuries major causes, study finds

5/14/2005
Junk Food Outlets Crowd Inner-City Schools

Sweet, fatty foods are within easy reach of Harlem youngsters, study finds

5/13/2005
Green Laser Pointers Point to Danger

Sustained targeting of eye could cause real damage, study finds

5/13/2005
Taking Action Against Childhood Asthma

Parents can arm kids to fight the condition and win

5/13/2005
Behavior Therapy Cuts Need for ADHD Drug

Same results, at a much lower dose, when children get counseling, study finds

5/13/2005
Kids Not Wired for Slo-Mo

Youngsters' brains better at gauging fast-moving objects, research shows

5/13/2005
Research Getting Closer to Autism Gene

The gene affects only boys, perhaps explaining their raised risk

5/12/2005
Helping Kids Stay Fit

Youngsters benefit from nutrition, exercise lessons

5/11/2005
Sodas Keep Child Obesity Soaring

Some hard facts on soft drinks in latest review

5/11/2005
Type 2 Diabetes Increasing in Children Worldwide

Rising obesity rates may be to blame, researchers say

5/10/2005
Early HIV Treatment Extending Kids' Lives

The key is to give triple-drug therapy soon after birth, study finds

5/9/2005
Small Elementary Class Size Boosts High School Grad Rates

Teacher attention in the early years reaps rewards, study finds