Child Development News

Date Posted
Article Title
12/5/2002
Infant Brain Makes Sense of Language

Speech processing at 3 months of age, French study suggests

11/28/2002
Playing With Fire Is a Deadly Game

Young children and preschoolers are common victims

11/12/2002
Infants Born Prematurely Take Longer to Process Information

But researchers suggest identifying problem early may help them later in life

11/8/2002
Babies See More Than We Bargained For

Infants are more in tune with visual communication than previously thought

11/4/2002
Leaner Boys, Heavier Girls Mature Early

Study is first to link weight in boys with puberty

10/30/2002
Long-Term Memories Form in Toddlerhood

Study finds babies can remember tasks in second year

10/22/2002
Helping Children Sweat the Small Stuff

Pediatricians can work with parents to overcome common behavioral problems

10/18/2002
Girls Are Made Of Sugar And Spice And Sad Thoughts

They tend to dwell on unhappy feelings, study says

10/18/2002
Baby Bottle Blight Targets Teeth

Avoid juice, milk at night

10/16/2002
Pregnant Drinkers Have Undersized Kids

The problem can last well into the teen years

10/15/2002
Classes Cut Emotional Toll of Divorce on Kids

Counseling leads to fewer mental health problems in children of divorce

10/9/2002
Study Faults Data on Asthma Inhalers and Growth

Researchers say it didn't take compliance into account

10/8/2002
Soy-Based Formulas May Be Linked to ADHD

Elevated levels of manganese the suspected culprit

9/27/2002
Mother's Milk Is Honey to Young Infants

Mother-child bond said to boost long-term psychological well-being

9/17/2002
New Chart Plots Outlook for Children With Cerebral Palsy

Motor development curves will help parents, doctors plan treatment

9/6/2002
The Apron String's Tied to Teen Sexuality

Close relationship with mom can delay sexual activity in teens

9/4/2002
Teen Girls and Exercise? Not!

Study finds sharp dropoff in activity between elementary school and late adolescence.

9/4/2002
Kids Follow in Parents' Risky Footsteps

Won't take care of themselves if their folks don't either

9/3/2002
Kids' TV Viewing Habits Tied to Smoking Habits Later

Risk rises sixfold when they watch 5 hours a day

8/29/2002
Babies Don't Talk Out of Both Sides of Their Mouths

Study finds babbling is more than gibberish

8/28/2002
Tackling Childhood Depression

Some 5 percent of teens suffer from this disease

8/21/2002
Bedwetting Linked to Delayed Brain Development

Study finds kids who have trouble on drawing test don't respond to medicine

8/15/2002
Laser Treatment for Birthmark No Better Than No Treatment

And it could actually increase risk of skin atrophy, British research contends

8/15/2002
Eating Disorders Rooted in Childhood

Even at age 11, girls more worried than boys about their weight

8/14/2002
Baby Feat

Infants try to grasp objects with their feet before their hands, researcher says

8/13/2002
Preemie Perils

Premature infants face host of learning, behavioral problems, study finds

8/8/2002
Toddlers Can Learn Foreign Tongues

Study finds they can distinguish language patterns

8/6/2002
Effects of Child Abuse Can Linger for Years

Many kids grow up to become troubled teens

8/2/2002
Genetic Link Found in Some Violent Men

Study finds gene variant coupled with childhood abuse can make the difference

7/30/2002
Click Here to Adopt a Foster Child

U.S. hopes putting faces on a Web site will find them homes

7/25/2002
Zinc Supplements Could Affect Infants

Bangladesh study shows they could impair mental development

7/17/2002
If Mom Returns to Work Early ...

... Child's readiness for school may be affected

7/2/2002
Latino Kids Are Sicker, but Receive Less Care

Experts: Pay more attention to largest minority group

7/1/2002
Lead Poisoning Strikes the Unborn

Buildup in mom's bone transferred to babies

6/28/2002
Moms Ignoring Breast-Feeding Advice

Compliance rates lowest among black and poor women

6/27/2002
For Crying Out Loud!

When do kids stop screaming so loud?

6/25/2002
Here's Looking at You, Kid

Babies recognize your glance almost from birth

6/21/2002
Study: Baby Walkers Delay Motor Skill Milestones

Infants likelier to crawl, walk and stand later

6/12/2002
HIV Drugs During Pregnancy Won't Harm Baby

No added risk of stillbirth, prematurity, or small size

6/8/2002
Exercise Should Be a Family Affair

It strengthens bonds as well as bodies

6/7/2002
Divorce Affects Kids Long Before and After the Split

Their declining schoolwork reflects the breakup

6/7/2002
Babies Prefer Sign Language Over Pantomime

Study suggests they'll take any language over 'non-language'

6/7/2002
Weight-Wary Girls Prone to Smoking

They believe tobacco will keep them thin, new research says

6/6/2002
New Hearing Test for Kids Gets Real

Includes variety of competing noises they might hear in daily life

6/5/2002
Kids' Cancer Study Assesses the Costs

Long-term survival rates justify high price of treatment, researcher says

6/5/2002
New Read on Rorschach Test Helps Kids

It appears to be more accurate in assessing mental disorders

6/3/2002
Too Much Tube Time Makes for Tubby Tots

Kids with a TV in their bedroom are even more likely to be overweight

6/1/2002
Using Soccer to Teach the Message of Safe Sex

Teens learn about HIV/AIDS prevention

5/30/2002
Smoking Moms-to-Be May Bear Terrible Teens

Cigarettes linked to antisocial behavior among adolescents

5/29/2002
Check Kids' Eyes Early

Problems can begin from birth