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Could Infant Colds, Other Infections Raise Type 1 Diabetes Risk?May 03, 2016

Study suggests a link, but researchers still don't understand the potential mechanisms

Expectant Mom's Flu Shot Protects 2May 03, 2016

Infants benefit when a woman gets her influenza immunization during pregnancy, study confirms

Mild Air Pollution of Concern in PregnancyApril 28, 2016

Study found risk for a leading cause of premature birth began below EPA standards

Day Care Babies Catch Stomach Bugs Earlier, But Get Fewer LaterApril 26, 2016

Protective effect seen from preschool to age 6, study says

Music Might Give Babies' Language Skills a BoostApril 25, 2016

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

Babies Fed Rice-Based Cereals Have Higher Arsenic Levels, Study FindsApril 25, 2016

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

Temporarily Turning Blue Sometimes Normal for Babies, Doctors SayApril 25, 2016

American Academy of Pediatrics refines guideline on what's called a 'brief resolved unexplained event'

Teen Moms May Ignore Advice for Helping Babies Sleep SafelyApril 21, 2016

Awareness of SIDS risk didn't spur young mothers to follow recommendations, study finds

Caring for Baby's Teeth Starts Before BirthApril 05, 2016

Expert shares timeline for child's dental health

FDA Suggests Limit for Arsenic in Infant Rice CerealApril 01, 2016

The element occurs naturally in soil and water; rice plants absorb it more than other crops, agency says

Antibiotics Don't Boost Baby's Weight: StudyMarch 22, 2016

Contrary to what happens in animals, infection-fighting drugs won't cause excess pounds, researchers say

Scientists Use Stem Cells to Correct Infant CataractsMarch 09, 2016

Leaving these cells behind during removal of damaged tissue led to regeneration of new, clear lens

Special Infant Formulas Don't Shield Against Asthma, Allergies: StudyMarch 09, 2016

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

Supervised Exposure Therapy for Peanut Allergy Lasts, Study FindsMarch 04, 2016

Even after a year-long break, kids maintained their tolerance

Vitamin D While Pregnant Won't Boost Most Infants' Bone Health, Study SaysMarch 02, 2016

Only babies born in winter might benefit from mom's 'sunshine vitamin' supplements

Paid Family Leave Tied to Decline in Child AbuseFebruary 26, 2016

California study found hospital admissions for abuse-linked head injuries dropped after policy enacted

More Hospitals Offer Donor Breast Milk to Help Preemie BabiesFebruary 22, 2016

Practice may boost breast-feeding, reduce dangerous gut infections, study says

Teething Makes Babies Cranky, But Not Sick: ReviewFebruary 18, 2016

But if infant has a fever while first teeth break through gums, it most likely points to illness, doctors say

Prenatal Diet Rich in Vitamin D May Cut Allergy Risk in Kids: StudyFebruary 17, 2016

But supplements don't offer the same protection, researchers say

Study Ties Parents' Criticism to Persistent ADHD in KidsFebruary 12, 2016

If harsh comments focus on the child, rather than the behaviors, symptoms may linger, researcher says

Birth Defect Tied to Zika Virus Can Leave Children With Lifetime of Health WoesFebruary 10, 2016

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

Less Than Half of U.S. Babies Receive Flu Vaccine: CDCFebruary 02, 2016

Many parents don't realize how deadly flu can be, expert says

Worldwide Boost in Breast-Feeding Could Save 800,000 Lives: StudyJanuary 29, 2016

Global economy would also benefit from more mothers nursing their babies, study contends

Prenatal Vitamin D Supplements May Not Lower Baby's Asthma Risk: StudyJanuary 26, 2016

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

Rate of Severe Stomach Birth Defect Increased Over Two Decades: CDCJanuary 25, 2016

Gastroschisis, a hole in the abdominal wall, more common in babies born to teen mothers

Acetaminophen Tops List of Accidental Infant PoisoningsJanuary 13, 2016

Other common dangers included cough/cold meds, ibuprofen and diaper rash creams, data shows

Spike in Newborn Drug-Withdrawal Tied to Prenatal Painkiller UseJanuary 13, 2016

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

Infant Delivery and Feeding Methods Can Affect Gut CompositionJanuary 11, 2016

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

Noisy Electronic Toys May Hamper Babies' Verbal SkillsDecember 23, 2015

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

Study Touts Benefits of Group Prenatal CareDecember 21, 2015

Spending time with other pregnant women, sharing experiences may help young mothers-to-be

A Newborn's Heart Attack Shows Heart Can Regrow, RecoverDecember 11, 2015

This case and animal research demonstrate regeneration of cells is possible, researchers say

Infant Weight Gain Linked to Possible Type 1 Diabetes RiskDecember 07, 2015

But study author says it's too soon to recommend changes in feeding practices

Higher Cigarette Taxes Tied to Fewer Infant DeathsDecember 01, 2015

U.S. study suggests pregnant women may be less likely to smoke if tobacco prices are higher

Melatonin Might Help Sleepless Kids With Eczema, Study FindsNovember 24, 2015

But treating skin condition is still best approach, expert says

Ban Crib Bumpers Because of Rising Deaths, Researchers SayNovember 24, 2015

Many of these fatalities were preventable, study reveals

Most First-Time Moms Plan to Follow Vaccine ScheduleNovember 20, 2015

11 percent intend to spread out the recommended inoculations, survey finds

Child Care Centers Offering Too Little Outdoor TimeNovember 20, 2015

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

Potential Treatment for a Serious Respiratory Infection in KidsNovember 19, 2015

Preliminary study of new drug for RSV yields promising results, experts say

Controversial Fertility Treatment Resulted in Live BirthsNovember 18, 2015

Italian scientists used 'chromosomally abnormal' embryos to produce 6 healthy babies

More Gluten Before Age 2 Linked to Celiac Disease in At-Risk KidsNovember 17, 2015

But it's not clear if limiting the protein in baby's diet would help, experts say

Breast-Feeding Linked to Reduced Risk of Preemie Eye ProblemNovember 16, 2015

Exclusive use of human milk lowers odds of potentially blinding condition by 75 percent, study suggests

How to Keep Your Baby's Slumber SafeNovember 14, 2015

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

Military Deployment Tied to Greater Odds of Child Abuse, NeglectNovember 12, 2015

Periods during and just after deployment are highest risk, study finds

Newborn Probiotic Use Tied to Lower Risk of Type 1 DiabetesNovember 11, 2015

But association was only found in those with the highest genetic risk of the disease

Bystander CPR Helps Some Kids Survive Cardiac ArrestNovember 10, 2015

Unfortunately, infants don't appear to be benefitting, study finds

3-D Computer Modeling Might Improve Children's Heart TransplantsNovember 09, 2015

Technology could help doctors choose a better organ size match, study suggests

Breast-Feeding May Not Help Prevent Allergies in Kids, Study ClaimsNovember 05, 2015

But at least one pediatrician is skeptical of the finding, and urges mothers to breast-feed

Many Parents Unaware of Emergency Plans at Kids' Pre-schoolsOctober 30, 2015

Less than half knew crisis plans are online, poll finds

Singing Better Than Talking for Soothing Cranky Babies, Study FindsOctober 30, 2015

It seems to keep infants happy longer, researchers say

Breast Milk Makeup May Influence Child's Later Weight, Study SaysOctober 28, 2015

Naturally occurring complex carbohydrates could play a role in obesity

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