Child Development News

Date Posted
Article Title
5/12/2004
Schools Struggle to Control Steroid Use

Scare tactics don't work, but peer-education programs offer hope

5/9/2004
Fish Still a Good Health Bet

But pregnant women and children should limit their intake

5/6/2004
Health Tip: Recording Your Child's Development

It's more than a way to create memories

5/3/2004
Spare the Rod, Spare the Child

White kids more likely to suffer ill effects of early spanking

4/27/2004
Boys More Likely to Have Reading Problems

Review of studies confirms suspicions of experts

4/15/2004
Girl Chimps Get Ahead by Aping Mom

Likelier than males to be good at tasks through observation

4/14/2004
Priming Your Toddler for the Potty

Make sure she's ready

4/5/2004
Toddler TV Time May Shorten Attention Spans

Early exposure linked to focus problems by age 7, study finds

4/5/2004
ADHD Drugs May Slow Growth

While beneficial, stimulant medications may affect height -- at least temporarily

4/2/2004
Teens and Dieting a Losing Proposition

Experts urge lifestyle changes, not fad weight-loss plans

3/24/2004
Gene Tied to Deadly Lung Problem in Newborns

Mutations found in babies with respiratory distress

3/24/2004
Report Gives Mixed Grades on Kids' Health

U.S. children much safer now, but obesity epidemic looms

3/22/2004
Parents' Smoking Raises Kids' Allergy Risk

Secondhand exposure may undermine anti-allergy benefits of pets

3/2/2004
Iron Deficiency Anemia

Some treatment tips

3/1/2004
Diaper Duty

Marks on your baby's skin mean the diaper is too tight

3/1/2004
Pregnancy Tests Speak Volumes About Teen Girls

Those who use them are less likely to use contraception

2/26/2004
For Teens, It's Often Not Just Rewards

Research may explain typical adolescent risk-taking

2/20/2004
What's Happening to My Body?

Tell your daughter what to expect during puberty

2/15/2004
The Fight Against Osteoporosis Should Start in Childhood

Adequate calcium intake can prevent problems later in life

2/13/2004
Infants Pay Attention As Well As Get It

Studies find observation skills develop remarkably young

2/11/2004
Dental Care: A Lesson Best Learned Early in Life

Children's teeth should be brushed as soon as they appear

2/11/2004
A Mother Learns About Kids and Tooth Decay the Hard Way

At age 4, her son needed $3,000 in dental work

2/10/2004
Lullaby of the Womb

Unborn children hear 'melody' of speech, study suggests

2/6/2004
Mercury Tied to Irreversible Brain Damage

Study finds prenatal exposure affects children through adolescence

2/3/2004
Breast-feeding Produces Trimmer Kids

The finding holds true for non-Hispanic white children

2/2/2004
Program Keeps Kids Away From TV

Key is finding other things for them to do, study finds

1/28/2004
Maternal Diet Affects Offspring's Life Span

Mouse study might have implications for humans

1/26/2004
In Vitro Mice Develop Mental Problems

Study ties problem to embryos being cultured longer

1/23/2004
Healthy Habits Big Part of Home Schooling

Survey finds many parents who teach at home skip sexual health, however

1/21/2004
You've (Still) Got Male

Boys with genital defects, raised as girls, revert back to original gender

1/14/2004
Hangovers Don't Deter Booze-Loving Teens

They suffer far less than adults, new rat study finds

1/9/2004
Docs Say They're Ill Prepared to Spot Mental Problems in Teens

Half don't ask their young patients about their well-being

1/7/2004
New Picture of Rare Childhood Disorder

Brain scan of boy with hyperplexia provides new insight

1/6/2004
Maternal Smoking Linked to Low Sperm Counts

Sons of women who smoked also have smaller testes

12/16/2003
'Healthy Steps' Puts Parents on Path to Better Child-Rearing

The program emphasizes greater access to health-care professionals

12/12/2003
Safe Toys Make for Happy Holidays

Inappropriate gifts can lead straight to the emergency room

12/12/2003
A Toy Story With a Twist

Consumer Product Safety Commission expert checks to make sure toys are kid-friendly

12/8/2003
Bullies Rule the School

And their victims suffer in silence, study finds

11/24/2003
Beauty's in the Eye of the Bookholder

Fairy tales may damage girls' self-esteem, study says

11/19/2003
Fragile X: The Story of Luke

Shutdown of one gene changes a little boy's trip through life

11/6/2003
Cut Lunchtime Calories: Eat a Better Breakfast

Fiber-rich foods may help kids control their weight

11/3/2003
Behavior Problems Feed Childhood Obesity

Study finds overweight kids twice as likely to misbehave

11/3/2003
Postpartum Depression Can Lead to Violent Kids

It increases risk of behavior problems in children by age of 11, study finds

10/27/2003
Baby Slings

Use them only for very young infants

9/30/2003
Novel MRI Finds Clues to Developmental Delays

Technology may offer new ways to diagnose childhood disorders, assess treatments

9/16/2003
Your Child's Self-Esteem

How you can promote a positive self-image

9/10/2003
Babies' Brains Hard-Wired for Words

They respond to language like an adult does, study suggests

9/4/2003
Toys For Tots

Choose toys that will stimulate their senses

9/3/2003
9/3/2003
How to Start the School Year Right

Tips to ensure your children's health, safety, happiness