Child Development News

Date Posted
Article Title
1/4/2005
Shy Kids Process Facial Expressions Differently

Have more trouble reading hostile or neutral emotions, researchers note

1/4/2005
Early Intervention Helps At-Risk Kids Become Better Adults

Impulse control program, coupled with parental support, worked in grade school

1/4/2005
Passive Smoke Lowers Kids' Test Scores

Study finds more exposure means poorer grades

12/22/2004
Health Tip: Spinal Curve?

It could be scoliosis

12/20/2004
Early Learning Has Lasting Effects

Research with owls offers insights into how children learn language

12/16/2004
Ritalin Ups Brain Activity

Stimulant boosts attention circuitry in kids with ADHD and reading disorder

12/13/2004
Imaginary Companions Can Be Child's Fast Friends

Such characters are milestone in development, study says

12/6/2004
Should TV Ads on Sports Shows Carry a 'PG' Rating?

Study finds many commercials are laced with violence

12/3/2004
Ultrasound in Pregnancy Doesn't Harm Fetus

No effects found in decade-long Australian study

11/26/2004
Raising Grandkids Stresses Grandmothers

But most say benefits for family make it worth it

11/26/2004
Health Tip: Better Breast Milk

Some dietary guidelines

11/25/2004
It's Never Too Early to Teach Kids the Activity Habit

Parents should instill love of movement beginning in infancy, experts say

11/24/2004
Obese Kids Prone to Enlarged Hearts as Adults

Added weight puts strain on developing heart muscle, study finds

11/24/2004
Stress Raises Asthma Risk in Children

Attacks come two days, then six weeks after stressful event

11/23/2004
Overstressed Teens Have Troubled Relationships

Poverty, dysfunctional families can lead to insecurity

11/22/2004
Malnutrition Leads to Antisocial Behavior

Study finds malnourished toddlers were 41% more likely to be aggressive at 8

11/19/2004
National Study to Focus on Children's Health

Research will include 100,000 kids in 36 states

11/17/2004
Premature Birth Linked to Insulin Resistance

Study suggests metabolic processes may be programmed during pregnancy

11/16/2004
Low-Income Dads Key to Child's Development

Supportive dads help children achieve despite poverty, study finds

11/16/2004
Infections in Preemies Can Have Lasting Effects

Study finds higher risk of neurodevelopmental problems

11/15/2004
Social Support Systems Help Abused Children

A stable environment protects against depression, study says

11/15/2004
Triplets Strain Parental Bond

Stress affects development of infants, researchers say

11/11/2004
Prozac May Stunt Growing Bones

Young mice given drug had thinner, frailer skeletons

11/3/2004
A Small Triumph Over a Mental Illness

Mother's book chronicles her daughter's struggle with bipolar disorder

11/3/2004
11/1/2004
Breast-feeding Moms Less Likely to Restrict Food Later

Study may explain why breast-feeding appears to reduce childhood obesity

11/1/2004
Some Immigrant Mothers Need Child-Development Education

Could help with speech, hearing problems, experts say

10/25/2004
Health Tip: Group B Strep and Pregnant Women

A simple test can alert doctors

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