Child Development News

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5/12/2016
Health Tip: Monitoring Your Child's Development

Make sure your youngster is on track

5/11/2016
Mouse Models Reveal How Zika Infects Fetuses

Virus attacks placenta first, then fetus, study shows

5/10/2016
Kids With Autism Do Well Learning New Words: Study

Like their peers without the disorder, they follow teacher's gaze as new object is named

5/10/2016
Restrictive Diets May Cause Thyroid Troubles in Young Kids

Cutting out foods with iodine led to deficiency that harmed metabolism in 2 children, case reports show

5/6/2016
Babies Not Natural Mimics

Small study shows they aren't born with the ability to copy others, but they learn quickly

5/6/2016
Zika Destroys Fetal Brain Cells, Lab Study Finds

Virus appears to activate an immune system response that turns off or stunts cell development

5/6/2016
Harsh Parenting May Harm a Child's Physical Health

Problems might last into early adulthood, study suggests

5/2/2016
Bullying Can Turn Victims Into Bullies

Greater risk for aggressive behavior when both cyberbullying and in-person taunting took place, study found

5/2/2016
Study Suggests Aerial Pesticide Spraying Tied to Higher Autism Rates

But researcher said finding doesn't prove cause-and-effect connection

4/29/2016
Kids of Older Moms May Have a Leg Up on Their Peers

They tend to be taller, better educated, and societal changes over time may be behind trend, study suggests

4/26/2016
Early Emotional Support May Help Kids Manage Feelings Later

Preschool children given high levels of caring showed specific brain changes

4/26/2016
Rates of Severe Obesity Among U.S. Kids Still Rising: Study

Treatment for these 4.5 million children is urgently needed, researcher says

4/25/2016
Music Might Give Babies' Language Skills a Boost

Small study suggests an effect, but just how long it may last is unclear

4/25/2016
Babies Fed Rice-Based Cereals Have Higher Arsenic Levels, Study Finds

To avoid potential harm, experts recommend consuming a variety of grains early in life

4/25/2016
Certain Cancers Seem Less Likely for Kids of Hispanic Moms Born Outside U.S.

Analyzing immigrant population can help identify tumor causes, researcher says

4/22/2016
New Guidelines Issued on Breast, Genital Plastic Surgery for Teen Girls

Leading ob/gyn group says growing interest in procedures prompted recommendations

4/20/2016
Cow's Milk Allergy in Childhood May Lead to Weaker Bones: Study

But one expert contends that difference in bone density wasn't enough, on average, to worry about fractures

4/19/2016
More Evidence Gay Parents Raise Well-Adjusted Kids

Latest study found no differences in general health, mental health or learning abilities

4/18/2016
Many U.S. Adults Think Kids' Health Is Worse Today

They also think children have higher stress levels, less family time, poorer coping skills and personal friendships, survey finds

4/18/2016
Toddlers' Sweet Tooth a Weight-Gain Danger, Study Confirms

Tots who favored sugary snacks over salty ones tended to be heavier by age 3, researchers found

4/11/2016
Why Do Some Kids Escape Terrible Genetic Disorders?

Insights into 13 rare cases suggest DNA is not always destiny when it comes to inherited diseases

4/8/2016
Mom's Obesity, Diabetes May Spur Fetus to Grow Too Fast

Finding suggests doctors might want to screen at-risk women sooner

4/7/2016
Short Gap Between Pregnancies Tied to Higher Autism Risk?

Data review can't prove cause-and-effect, but suggests that ideal spacing between children is 2 to 5 years

4/6/2016
Health Tip: Is Your Child Ready for Potty Training?

Motor and language skills are a must

4/6/2016
Pot Use During Pregnancy Tied to Low Birth Weight Babies

Study also finds raised risk of newborns needing intensive care, but it doesn't prove cause-and-effect

3/31/2016
U.S. Autism Rate Unchanged at 1 in 68 Kids: CDC

It's not yet clear if the rate will stabilize over the long-term, experts say

3/31/2016
Even Controlled, Epilepsy May Still Cause Problems for Kids

Study finds social and educational issues may be a concern as children get older

3/31/2016
Smoking During Pregnancy Seems to Alter Fetal DNA, Study Finds

Discovery could help explain link between expectant moms' tobacco use and kids' health problems

3/24/2016
Kids' Fruit Drinks, Juices Contain Day's Worth of Sugar

Study was conducted in Britain, but experts say similar results would be found in U.S.

3/18/2016
Could Growing Up Poor Raise Obesity Risks Later?

Kids raised in low-income neighborhoods were more likely to put on weight as adults, study found

3/18/2016
Psychological Disorders Affect 1 in 7 U.S. Kids Under 9: CDC

Parents' mental health, lack of medical care contribute to disabilities, researchers say

3/16/2016
Kids Who Aren't Ready for Kindergarten May Suffer Long-Term Consequences

Study finds such youngsters more likely to be held back, or even expelled by fourth grade

3/15/2016
Repeat C-Section May Have No Long-Term Health Risk for Baby

Scottish study finds no significant differences in learning disabilities, risk for various conditions

3/14/2016
School-Based 'Overweight Warnings' May Not Keep Girls Slim

NYC study found no effect for students at or near the cutoff for being overweight

3/11/2016
If Younger Sibling Arrives Before 1st Grade, Kids Less Likely to Be Obese: Study

But children who didn't have a younger sibling by first grade much more likely to be obese

3/11/2016
Mom's Smoking May Put Kids at Higher Risk of COPD in Adulthood

Risk was almost tripled when mothers smoked heavily, but study didn't prove cause and effect

3/9/2016
U.S. Pediatricians to Add Poverty to Well-Visit Checklist

One simple question might help families avert serious health risks, American Academy of Pediatrics says

3/9/2016
Special Infant Formulas Don't Shield Against Asthma, Allergies: Study

Review of nearly 70 years of data found no protective effect; experts urge breast-feeding instead

3/7/2016
Low Prenatal Vitamin D Linked to Later MS in Offspring

Study compared Finnish adults with and without multiple sclerosis, but more research is needed

3/3/2016
Lawn Mowers Can Cause Severe Injuries to Kids

Study found that more than half of accidents required amputation

3/1/2016
Parents, Take Heed: Your Kids Copy Your Heart Health Habits

Study found that when a caregiver was obese or had a heart risk factor, children often followed suit

2/29/2016
Fidgeting May Help Students With ADHD Learn

Study found symptoms increased when kids faced more challenging memory tasks

2/26/2016
For Transgender Kids, Support Is Key to Emotional Well-Being

Study did not find higher depression levels when parents backed children's choice

2/25/2016
Gene Abnormality May Be Key to Down Syndrome, Scientists Say

Results might eventually lead to new treatments, study authors suggest

2/25/2016
'Preemie' Babies May Face Long-Term Anesthesia Risks

Study tracked higher rate of complications up to age 22

2/25/2016
Study Details Dire Consequences of Fetal Alcohol Disorders

Behavioral, mental health issues require early attention, researcher says

2/24/2016
Exercise + Classwork May = Better Math Scores

Dutch study also found bringing exercise to the classroom boosted spelling grades

2/23/2016
Prenatal Use of HIV Drug May Slow Child's Development Slightly

Small language delays seen in babies after mothers took atazanavir to prevent transmission of virus

2/23/2016
Could Adults' Expectations Drive Up ADHD Diagnoses in Kids?

Rates of disorder have risen alongside increasing academic demands, researchers say

2/23/2016
CDC Cites 14 Potential New Cases of Zika Transmitted By Sex

Men who've recently traveled to endemic areas should abstain from sex or use a condom, agency says