Child Development News

Date Posted
Article Title
5/9/2005
Small Elementary Class Size Boosts High School Grad Rates

Teacher attention in the early years reaps rewards, study finds

5/6/2005
Subtle Learning Problems in Kids of Cocaine-Using Moms

Despite problems, these children do better than previously thought, study contends

5/4/2005
Health Tip: Looking for Knock-knees

Signs that you should be concerned

5/3/2005
Simple Questions Spot Kids at Secondhand Smoke Risk

Mom's smoking is most important, study finds

4/21/2005
Injuries Don't Deter Young Athletes

While nearly half do get hurt, most injuries are mild, study finds

4/21/2005
Teens Don't Get Health Counseling They Need

Study finds little discussion of topics such as HIV, skin cancer

4/21/2005
Tonsillectomy Helps Kids' Sleep Apnea

Benefits continued long after surgery, study finds

4/19/2005
Most U.S. Kids Now Vaccinated Against Chickenpox

Ten years after inoculation's launch, 85 percent are immunized

4/18/2005
Obesity: Bad For Men, Women and Kids

Being overweight is hard on everyone's hearts, new studies find

4/12/2005
'Lazy Eye' Therapy Can Help Older Children

Placing patch on healthy eye improved vision in kids over age 7

4/11/2005
Injuries Rising as More Kids Take Up Golf

Head trauma from cart accidents most common, study finds

4/7/2005
HIV-Infected Parent's Final Illness Toughest on Teens

Death may ease emotional burden, study suggests

4/6/2005
Health Tip: Your Baby's Teething

How to help young choppers feel better

4/5/2005
Kids Follow Parents in Using Alternative Therapies

Boys less likely to use these treatments than girls, study finds

4/4/2005
U.S. Parents Exposing Children to Cigarette Smoke

Forty percent allow smoking around kids in the family home

4/4/2005
Pregnancy Complication Linked to Hypertension in Kids

Maternal high blood pressure disorder, preeclampsia, may pass on risk

4/4/2005
Too Much Tube Time Can Turn Kids Into Bullies

Study finds a connection in children as young as 4

3/30/2005
America's Kids Doing Well, Except With Obesity: Report

Annual findings show well-being the best in 3 decades

3/25/2005
Great Moms Pass Parenting Skills to Daughters

Study finds no such relationship for dads, however

3/25/2005
Quality Time Most Important for Babies

New study good news for working moms with infants

3/25/2005
Bullying a Big Problem in Schools

Study finds nearly half of sixth-graders face daily intimidation

3/21/2005
Health Tip: Symptoms of Autism

Lack of communication, repetitive actions lead the list

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