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Fertility Treatments Aren't Significantly Linked to Birth Defects October 22, 2014

Expectant parents can be reassured by findings, researchers say

Tall, Heavy 1-Year-Olds May Be at Risk for Obesity Later, Study Finds October 21, 2014

But experts say genes aren't destiny

Medication Errors Occur Every 8 Minutes in U.S. Children October 20, 2014

Study finds that liquid drugs are the most commonly misused at home

Circumcision Past Newborn Stage Poses Risk for Boys, Study Finds October 20, 2014

Delaying procedure also linked with higher costs, experts say

Sleeping on Sofa Can Be Deadly for Babies, Study Finds October 13, 2014

Researchers uncover higher risk for SIDS, suffocation

Hearing Their Own Babble Helps Babies Learn to Speak: Study October 10, 2014

Researchers found infants with hearing loss quickly caught up to peers after cochlear implants

Study Shows Benefits of Building Baby's Language Skills Early October 02, 2014

Helping infants learn to focus on sounds appears to speed up speech-related brain development

Infant's Early Diet Doesn't Change Celiac Disease Risk, Study Finds October 01, 2014

Breast-feeding, waiting to introduce foods with gluten didn't prevent autoimmune disorder

Healthy Lifestyle Before Pregnancy May Cut Gestational Diabetes Risk October 01, 2014

Factors that appear to lower odds include healthy weight, exercise and no smoking

Preemies May Have Stronger Immune Systems Than Suspected September 26, 2014

Study finds infant's cells can mount inflammatory response to bacteria

Breast Milk a Risk for Spreading Common Virus to Preemies, Study Finds September 23, 2014

CMV dangerous for low birth weight infants, but mom can be tested before delivery to see if she carries virus

Researchers Don't See Long-Term Benefits From Drug for Preemies September 16, 2014

Magnesium sulfate still useful in short term for helping to reduce risk of cerebral palsy, study says

Mom's Response to Baby's Cry a Matter of Memory September 10, 2014

Those with good childhood experiences will respond better to their own infants, researchers say

Breast Milk May Protect Against Deadly Newborn Disease September 09, 2014

Contains a protein, not found in formula, that helps prevent gastrointestinal damage, researchers say

Spotting, Treating Autism Symptoms in Infancy May Prevent Delays September 09, 2014

But, study doesn't show that parent-based therapy can change course of autism

Study Finds Drop in Kids' Hospital-Related Infections September 08, 2014

Researcher attributes improvement to 'culture change' in intensive care practices

Putting Baby to Sleep on Animal Fur May Lower Asthma Risk: Study September 08, 2014

Researchers suggest contact with natural microbes may offer protection

More Evidence Breast-Feeding Lowers Child's Risk of Infections, Allergies September 02, 2014

Human milk contains important immunological protection for children, study authors say

Encouraging Your Baby's Babbling May Speed Language Development August 29, 2014

Researchers found that when parents responded, infants began to form more complex sounds

Hormone Might Help Preemies' Brains August 26, 2014

But one expert says more evidence on EPO is needed

Pediatricians Offer New Dental Recommendations August 25, 2014

American Academy of Pediatrics urges fluoride use on first teeth to prevent decay

Racial Disparities in Breast-Feeding May Start With Hospitals, Study Suggests August 21, 2014

Maternity care practices differ in neighborhoods with more black residents than average, CDC research finds

New Drug May Fight Serious Respiratory Virus in Infants August 21, 2014

RSV leading cause of hospitalization among infants, researchers note

All Pregnant Women Need Flu Shot: Ob/Gyn Group August 19, 2014

American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists says vaccination helps mother and baby

'Bubble Boy' Disease May Be More Common Than Thought August 19, 2014

Screening infants for SCID saves lives, researchers report

For Kids, Risks of Parental Smoking Persist Long-Term, Study Finds August 19, 2014

Increased odds for asthma seen into teen years

Doctors ID New Ways to Get More Kids Vaccinated August 18, 2014

Messages that focus on benefits to the child have the most impact, study finds

In Neonatal ICU, Hand Washing Plus Gloves May Curb Infections August 11, 2014

But researchers say it's too soon to make recommendation

Hot Cars Can Quickly Prove Deadly for Kids August 05, 2014

Expert offers tips on protecting small passengers from heat-related tragedies

Preschoolers Can Suffer From Depression, Too August 04, 2014

Study finds that these kids may be plagued by the condition throughout childhood

Bed-Sharing Linked to SIDS July 14, 2014

Study also finds risk factors for sleep-related death vary with baby's age

Home Nurse Visits May Improve Survival of Moms, Babies July 07, 2014

Deaths were far more common when poor women did not receive follow-up care, study finds

Around the Globe, Mom's Health Key to Newborn's Size July 07, 2014

Study found well-nourished, educated women had similarly sized babies, regardless of where they lived

Dad's Ethnicity May Influence Baby's Birth Weight July 01, 2014

Infants born to foreign-born fathers weighed less at birth, Canadian study finds

Numbing Medications Can Harm Teething Babies, FDA Warns June 26, 2014

Products containing lidocaine or benzocaine have been linked to serious illness and even death, agency says

ER Visits Peak When Kids Barred From Child Care: Study June 23, 2014

Many working parents need doctor's note, can't wait for regular appointment

Too Many U.S. Babies Still Delivered Early Without Medical Need June 23, 2014

Study shows more than 3 percent of early deliveries are non-essential elective procedures

Study Sheds Light on How Immune System Works in Infants June 17, 2014

Finding could lead to vaccines that would better protect babies from diseases, researchers say

FDA Sets Safety Standards for Infant Formula June 09, 2014

Rules call for periodic testing for nutritional content, good manufacturing practices

Too-Clean Homes May Encourage Child Allergies, Asthma: Study June 06, 2014

Exposure to a little dust, dander in infancy might prime tots' immune systems, research finds

Dad's Brain Becomes More 'Maternal' When He's Primary Caregiver: Study May 27, 2014

Regions where emotions are processed get more active, researchers report

New Dialysis Machine Treats Tiniest of Newborns May 23, 2014

Device needed because adult dialysis machines overpower babies' blood vessels, experts say

Placenta Might Have Its Own Helpful Bacteria May 21, 2014

This 'community' may serve crucial role in preparing newborns for life outside the womb, researchers say

Delaying Measles-Related Vaccines May Raise Seizure Risk: Study May 19, 2014

Researchers say findings emphasize importance of following timing guidelines

Flame Retardants Common in Dust at Child Care Centers: Study May 15, 2014

In analysis of 40 California sites, all had chemicals indoors, with higher levels linked to foam furniture

Tips for New Moms on Mother's Day May 09, 2014

FDA experts offer advice on doctor visits, use of medications

Nicotine Poisoning of Infant Highlights 'E-Cig' Dangers, Docs Report May 07, 2014

10-month-old boy was sickened but survived toxic ingestion of liquid used for 'vaping'

Use of Low-Dose Steroid Creams During Pregnancy Won't Affect Baby: Study May 07, 2014

Researchers did find link between low birth weight and high doses of the medications

Mom-to-Be's TV Habits Might Affect Her Child's Weight: Study May 06, 2014

Watching during mealtime, infant feedings may set stage for childhood obesity

Disease Outbreaks May Not Change Minds of Vaccine Opponents May 05, 2014

Study of whooping cough epidemic in Washington state found no rise in immunization of babies

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