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California Infants Hit Hard by Whooping Cough Epidemic: Report December 04, 2014

Health care providers urged to recommend vaccine to pregnant women, to protect their babies

New Parents Favor In-Depth Genetic Testing, Survey Finds December 04, 2014

But further research is needed to explore impact, study authors say

Infants Remember a Good Time, Study Finds December 01, 2014

Positive reinforcement seems to improve memory, researchers say

Babies Still Sleeping With Soft Bedding Despite SIDS Risk: CDC December 01, 2014

Over half have items in crib that may up odds of sudden infant death syndrome

Steer Clear of Cold Meds for Babies, FDA Advises November 26, 2014

Drugs carry serious risks, and most infants, toddlers recover with rest and extra care

No Link Between Acetaminophen in Pregnancy, Asthma in Kids: Study November 26, 2014

Once childhood respiratory illnesses were factored out, the pain relievers had little impact, researchers say

Infants With Eczema May Be More Prone to Peanut Allergy: Study November 25, 2014

If damaged skin exposed to peanut proteins in household dust, chances of allergy higher, researcher says

Eczema Cases Rising Among U.S. Children: Report November 24, 2014

For most, proper skin care and topical treatments help, experts say

Number of Pregnant Women on Narcotic Painkillers, Heroin Doubles, Study Finds November 18, 2014

U.S. national data shows steady rise, and abuse may pose dangers to mother and baby, experts say

Head Trauma in Abused Babies, Toddlers Can Have Lifelong Impact November 17, 2014

Shortened lifespan, disability often come in wake of these injuries, study finds

Rheumatoid Arthritis in Moms-to-Be Linked to Premature Births November 13, 2014

Low birth weight also more likely, researchers found

Whooping Cough Vaccine Seems Safe in Pregnancy, Study Finds November 11, 2014

Shot helps protect newborns against potentially deadly bacteria, experts say

PTSD in Women Linked to Premature Birth November 06, 2014

Women with the condition were about one-third more likely to deliver early, study found

Mom's Words Matter Most to Newborns November 03, 2014

Study also finds that parents respond more to sounds of babies who match their gender

Kids: An Rx for Menopause's Hot Flashes? October 31, 2014

'Bonding' hormone may play a role in study's findings, researchers say

Plastics' Chemical May Affect Baby Boys' Genital Development October 29, 2014

Link between phthalates and possible defect needs more study, researcher says

Placebo Treatment May Quiet Kids' Cough October 27, 2014

Parents report a spoonful of agave nectar or flavored water reduced symptoms

Virus Present at Birth Causes More Than 10 Percent of Hearing-Loss Cases in Kids October 27, 2014

But most babies don't show symptoms, study says

More Kids Harmed by Drinking in Pregnancy Than Expected, Study Reports October 27, 2014

Fetal alcohol spectrum disorders may affect about 5 percent of U.S. children

Gene Scan Helps Diagnose Mystery Disorders in Children October 23, 2014

Using DNA from parents and child, test hones in on disease-causing mutations

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

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