Child Development News

Date Posted
Article Title
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

6/25/2004
Popular Program Fails to Prevent Child Abuse

Study calls for better training of professionals who visit homes

6/24/2004
Study Details Possible Cause of Autism

Brain cell differences may help to explain the disorder

6/23/2004
Teens Skilled at Manipulating Divorced Parents

They often play one parent off against the other, study finds

6/21/2004
New Clues to Learning Disabilities Found

Delayed brain development and puberty may slow children down

6/21/2004
Health Tip: Baby's First Solids

Start with rice cereal

6/18/2004
Early Intervention Helps Kids With Autism

Survey finds those treated sooner progress better

6/15/2004
Health Tip: Pacifier Practice

Control when and how often your baby sucks on a soother

6/10/2004
Dog Sheds Light on Language Development

Collie fetches words by employing technique toddlers use

6/7/2004
Constipation, Personality Traits Delay Toilet Training

Parenting styles aren't to blame, study finds

6/7/2004
PC-Savvy Toddlers Leap Ahead in Learning

They score better on IQ, school readiness tests

6/4/2004
Many Parents Are Blind to Their Kids' Weight Problems

And those overweight children are at risk of diabetes, new research says

6/1/2004
Getting Your Kids to Crack the Books

Homework advice for parents

5/14/2004
Breast-Feeding May Protect Against Heart Disease

Study finds lower cholesterol levels in teens who were breastfed as infants

5/13/2004
Don't Worry When Kids Can't Size Things Up

Attempts to use toys that are too small part of normal development, study says