Child Development News

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10/19/2015
Very Young Babies Sense Touch Differently

Study says until 4 months of age, infants can't really place origin of tickle

10/19/2015
No Amount of Alcohol Safe During Pregnancy, Doctors Say

American Academy of Pediatrics issues new warning to women of childbearing age

10/9/2015
Frequent School Changes Linked to Poorer Performance

For low-income kids, moving every year may hurt math skills, behavior, study suggests

10/9/2015
Weight, Growth Early in Life May Affect Adult Brain

Poor nutrition during childhood tied to poorer sight, hearing, and even thinking later on, study finds

10/8/2015
Scientists Get Closer to Genetics of Homosexuality in Men

Researchers able to make accurate predictions 70 percent of time in study of twins

10/6/2015
Hospitals Doing Better Job of Promoting Breast-feeding: CDC

Still, nearly 4 million babies are born each year in U.S., but only 14 percent in 'baby-friendly' hospitals

10/5/2015
State Anti-Bullying Laws May Lead to Fewer Bullied Kids

But laws alone won't prevent the behavior among children and teens, experts say

10/2/2015
For Teens, Late Bedtime May Lead to Weight Gain

But study doesn't prove night owls are doomed to extra pounds

10/1/2015
Secondhand Smoke Linked to Behavior Issues in Kids

Risk is greatest among children exposed both in the womb and at a young age, study suggests

9/28/2015
Preschoolers Can Learn Heart-Healthy Lifestyles

Kids benefit from being taught good food and exercise habits, study reports

9/28/2015
Childhood Trauma May Boost Heart Disease Risk for a Lifetime

Learning how to manage stress effectively might help, experts say

9/28/2015
Children in Foster Homes Need Better Health Care

American Academy of Pediatrics says kids may be traumatized and require more consistent treatment

9/25/2015
Exposure to BPA in Pregnancy Tied to Low Birth Weight in Girls: Study

But research doesn't prove the chemical caused the lighter weight

9/24/2015
Gene Tied to Adult Depression After Childhood Abuse

But the same DNA variant is linked to more happiness in people without such abuse histories, researchers say

9/24/2015
10 Percent of U.S. Women Drink During Pregnancy: Study

And 3 percent binge drink while expecting

9/24/2015
Short Legs May Explain Why Toddlers Teeter

Study suggests the smaller limbs give children less time to push up away from the ground

9/22/2015
Girls Who Are Impulsive, Poor Planners May Be Prone to Weight Gain

They're also more likely to binge eat, study suggests

9/21/2015
Though Rare, Some Disabilities Seen Long After Newborn Heart Surgery

Study authors suggest a lack of oxygen before the procedure may play a role

9/18/2015
'Preemie' Birth Linked to Less Wealth, Education in Adulthood

British study found many people who were born preterm had poor math skills

9/14/2015
ADHD May Mask Autism in Young Kids

This might lead to delay in getting the right diagnosis and treatment, experts say

9/14/2015
Home Pesticide Use Tied to Child Cancer Risk

Indoor insecticides may increase chances of leukemia or lymphoma a bit, research review reports

9/11/2015
Short Lunch Periods Leave Kids Eating Less, Study Finds

Schools should take steps to expedite long lines to give students more time to eat, researchers say

9/10/2015
9/4/2015
Autism Behaviors May Differ in Boys and Girls

Study also found gender differences in brains of children with the disorder

9/3/2015
One-Third of U.S. Kids With ADHD Diagnosed Before Age 6: Report

But researchers add that few valid tests exist to support diagnosis in children that young

9/3/2015
Light From Smartphones, Tablets May Lower Sleep Hormone in Kids

Finding suggests use of electronic devices before bedtime could delay slumber

9/1/2015
Day Care Won't Cause Aggressive Behavior in Child, Study Finds

Results from children in Norway could reassure working parents

8/27/2015
Health Tip: Balance Homework With Down Time

Do what works for your child

8/27/2015
Oldest Sister at Greater Risk of Obesity, Study Contends

Researcher suggests firstborns may have decreased blood supply, nutrients in womb

8/26/2015
Mixed Findings on Pot's Effect on the Developing Brain

One of two new studies suggests marijuana use in teen years might be more harmful for males

8/25/2015
Many Parents Put 'Food Pressure' on Their Kids, Study Finds

Overweight moms, dads often limit food intake, while those of normal weight push children to eat more

8/24/2015
Brief Drop in Blood Sugar at Birth Tied to Poorer School Performance

But researchers say it's too soon to recommend routine screening

8/24/2015
CT Scan Use in Kids Fell Over Past Decade

More children are undergoing MRI scans and ultrasounds, which don't carry radiation risks

8/18/2015
Vocabulary at 2 May Help Predict Kindergarten Success

Researchers recommend reaching out to children in disadvantaged homes

8/17/2015
How Parents Can Ease Transition to First Grade

Remain positive with your child, get involved in school life, expert says

8/14/2015
Clubs, Adult Support Can Help Kids Stay Slim

Being active and having positive role models is key, new study finds

8/14/2015
More American Children Diagnosed With ADHD

U.S. Food and Drug Administration offers tips on coping with attention disorder

8/11/2015
Antidepressants During Pregnancy Have Benefits, Risks: Study

Birth complications may be reduced, but some health issues for babies might increase

8/6/2015
What Works Best to Curb a Preschooler's Bad Behaviors?

New look at the evidence supports 'time-outs,' withholding privileges or toys in some cases

8/6/2015
Most U.S. Schools Start Too Early for Kids to Get Enough Sleep: Study

Less than 18 percent of high schools, middle schools start at 8:30 a.m. or later

8/5/2015
Brain Scans Show Why Reading to Kids Is Good for Them

Those who heard stories regularly showed more activity in areas linked to word meanings, imagination

8/3/2015
Severe 'Picky Eating' May Point to Mental Health Issues in Kids

1 in 5 young children has limited palate, study finds

7/27/2015
Early Birth Linked to Introversion, Neuroticism in Adult Life

Study found people who were very premature at birth were more likely to be socially withdrawn

7/22/2015
Hormone Linked to Social Difficulties With Autism, Early Study Finds

Levels of vasopressin associated with 'theory of mind' tasks in children with ASD

7/22/2015
Health Tip: Strengthen Your Child's Hands

Here's what your little one can try

7/22/2015
Low Birth Weight Tied to Higher Type 2 Diabetes Risk Decades Later

Risk was even greater if the person also had an unhealthy adult lifestyle, study found

7/17/2015
Many Obese Teens Don't Think They're Fat, Study Shows

Weight problem has to be recognized before it can be addressed, researchers say

7/15/2015
Mental Health Problems in Childhood Linked to Adult Woes

Study found those who suffered depression, anxiety while young were more likely to struggle later in life

7/14/2015
Health Tip: When Your Newborn Wants to Eat

Learn signs that it's time for a feeding

7/9/2015
Study Questions Safety of Chemicals Used in Plastic Consumer Products

Researchers say they see link to risk of high blood pressure and diabetes in children