Child Development News

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2/10/2016
Birth Defect Tied to Zika Virus Can Leave Children With Lifetime of Health Woes

But some with less severe brain defects may live a much more normal life, experts say

2/9/2016
Eye Defects Seen in Some Babies Born With Zika-Linked Microcephaly

Doctors should check these infants with abnormally small heads for vision problems, researchers say

2/8/2016
Measles Outbreak May Have Swayed Some Parents on Vaccines

Moms and dads who were well-informed on Disneyland cases were more confident about shots in survey

2/8/2016
Adult Survivors of Childhood Brain Tumors May Have Lingering Troubles: Study

Intelligence, memory and attention can be affected by treatments, researchers say

2/4/2016
Daily Bit of Chocolate in Pregnancy May Help Mom, Baby

No matter what the level of healthy flavanols, improvements seen in circulatory health

2/4/2016
ADHD Tied to Obesity Risk for Girls, Study Contends

Impulsiveness, eating disorders may help explain possible link, researcher says

2/4/2016
Could IVF Raise Children's Odds for Blood Cancer?

Study of in vitro fertilization shows slightly elevated risk, but experts aren't sounding alarms

2/3/2016
Should Tackling Be Banned From Youth Football?

Expert says doctors need to do more to safeguard kids from concussions

2/2/2016
Child Abuse at Daycare, Youth Groups Rarer Than Thought: Survey

Kids at higher risk at home than while in the care of such organizations, study finds

2/1/2016
Could C-Section Baby Benefit From Mom's Vaginal Fluids?

Small study suggests it's possible to partially restore good bacteria to cesarean infants

1/27/2016
Scientists Uncover Clues to Origins of Schizophrenia

Analysis found gene variant prompts too much 'pruning' in brain during teen years

1/26/2016
Prenatal Vitamin D Supplements May Not Lower Baby's Asthma Risk: Study

But since the nutrient can help ease other ills, supplementation may not be a bad idea, experts say

1/26/2016
Schools Must Do More to Combat Obesity Among Hispanic Kids: Report

Researchers call for policies promoting exercise, good nutrition

1/23/2016
Healthy-Eating Tots Still Like Junk Food

Obesity prevention efforts may need to do more than encourage kids to eat fruits and veggies, experts say

1/21/2016
Parental Debt May Affect Kids' Behavior

The key seems to be the reasons why they borrow, study suggests

1/20/2016
Breast Concerns May Sideline Many Teen Girls From Sports

Survey finds about half of British high school girls forgo activities

1/18/2016
Teens' IQ Drop Can't Be Blamed Solely on Pot: Study

Family issues, emotional turmoil likely at play as well, experts say

1/18/2016
More Evidence That Severe Poverty Harms Kids' Health

Children living way below poverty line more likely to be obese, exposed to lead

1/14/2016
Kindergartners With Traumatic Life Experiences Struggle More in School

Multiple adverse events linked to poorer concentration, more aggression, researchers find

1/14/2016
Stressed Teens May Face Higher Diabetes Risk as Adults: Study

They might be more likely to eat unhealthy foods, smoke, not exercise, researchers say

1/14/2016
Health Warning Labels Might Help Parents Skip the Soda Aisle

Survey suggests warnings of tooth decay, obesity, diabetes could reduce sugary drink sales

1/13/2016
Spike in Newborn Drug-Withdrawal Tied to Prenatal Painkiller Use

Rise in 'neonatal abstinence syndrome' may be due to prescription narcotic use in pregnancy, expert says

1/11/2016
Infant Delivery and Feeding Methods Can Affect Gut Composition

Study shows vaginal birth and breast-feeding create different intestinal bacteria from C-section and formula

1/8/2016
Parents Can Play Big Role in Thwarting Teen Fights: Study

Changing mindset that fighting is sometimes OK could help avert violence, researchers say

1/7/2016
Health Tip: Checking Your Child's Toys for Lead

Protect against lead poisoning

1/5/2016
Childhood Cancer Treatment May Raise Adult Heart Disease Risk

Study finds many survivors have no symptoms, but still have heart problems

1/4/2016
Kids Born Through IVF Show No Higher Risk for Developmental Delays: Study

Other infertility treatments also don't seem to interfere with child development

12/30/2015
ADHD Meds May Raise Risk for Psychotic Side Effects in Some Kids: Study

Two-thirds of children with parental history of mental illness report 'funny feelings' when on the stimulants

12/28/2015
Study: Extremely Premature Babies at Greater Risk for Autism

Researchers identified differences in the brains of these newborns

12/23/2015
Noisy Electronic Toys May Hamper Babies' Verbal Skills

Study found that toddlers talk less when their toys talk, sing, light up more

12/22/2015
Toddlers Adept at Using Touch-Screen Devices, Study Finds

Children as young as 2 years old can swipe, unlock and search for features and games, research shows

12/18/2015
How to Prepare Your Child for Surgery

To relieve anxiety, be honest, use simple language to explain what's going to happen, experts advise

12/18/2015
Toxic Chemicals May Weaken Infants' Response to TB Vaccine

PCBs, DDT found in babies' blood samples appear to dampen immunity, study says

12/17/2015
Parents Keep Too Tight a Leash on Teens' Health Care: Survey

Kids aren't learning to manage their own medical visits, expert says

12/16/2015
ADHD May Hamper Social Relationships Early in Life

Study finds cycle of rejection by peers, worsening symptoms that may heighten difficulties

12/11/2015
Others' Drug, Alcohol Use May Trigger Bad Behavior in Teens

Study participants twice as likely to steal, vandalize, hurt others after witnessing substance use

12/10/2015
One in Five U.S. Kids Over Age 5 Has Unhealthy Cholesterol: CDC

Rates are much higher in obese children versus normal-weight, agency notes

12/9/2015
Moms-to-Be Smoking Tied to Poorer Fitness in Sons

Higher body mass index in mother also linked to worse performance by young men on running test

12/8/2015
Kids With Asthma, Allergies May Face Higher Heart Risk Factors: Study

Risk doubles for high cholesterol and blood pressure, but danger to any one child is low, findings suggest

12/3/2015
Could an Obese Dad's Sperm Pass Traits to His Kids?

Study finds differences in gene activity based on weight, but doesn't prove offspring inherits them

12/1/2015
Planned Cesareans Tied to Slight Increase in Asthma Risk for Kids

But second report finds countries with low C-section rates had higher death rates for infants, mothers

11/23/2015
Arsenic Exposure in Womb Linked to Respiratory Risks in Babies

High levels in well water may trigger infections in the very young, study suggests

11/20/2015
Child Care Centers Offering Too Little Outdoor Time

Some kids don't even get the hour-a-day minimum, researchers report

11/19/2015
When Do Kids Learn 'Fairness'? Culture May Matter, Study Finds

Experiment sheds light on how children in different countries react to being given more than their peers

11/18/2015
Health Tip: Help Your Toddler Develop Needed Skills

Suggested activities include playing with blocks, stringing large beads

11/16/2015
Pediatricians' Group Urges Cuts in Antibiotic Use in Livestock

Widespread practice is boosting bacterial resistance to drugs, putting kids in danger, AAP says

11/14/2015
How to Keep Your Baby's Slumber Safe

Babies should be placed on their back and in their own bed to sleep, pediatrician advises

11/13/2015
CDC: Child Autism Rate Now 1 in 45 After Survey Method Changes

The number differs based on new questions parents were asked about their children

11/11/2015
Chemical Exposure During Pregnancy Linked to Excess Weight in Kids

More research needs to be done to show cause-and-effect, expert says

11/11/2015
Losing a Parent in Childhood May Raise Suicide Risk Decades Later

Rate of suicide for people who'd suffered such an early loss was double that of those who hadn't, study found