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A Baby's Skin No Match for the Sun June 23, 2017

Shade, clothes and hats offer little ones safe protection, pediatric dermatologist says

Breast-Feeding Tied to Lower Heart, Stroke Risk for Mom June 21, 2017

Study finds the longer a woman does it, the lower her risk drops

Could You Raise a 'No-Diaper' Baby? June 21, 2017

Physician couple found it's possible, but daycare workers and babysitters may not want to give it a go

Most Mothers Have Been Victims of 'Mommy-Shaming,' Poll Finds June 19, 2017

Criticism of parenting skills usually comes from family members, on topics from discipline to diet

Time for Some Summer Sun Safety Tips June 18, 2017

Pediatricians offer advice on preventing sunburns, other warm weather problems

Health Tip: Children and Thumbsucking June 16, 2017

It may affect dental health

Medical Costs Soar for U.S. Babies Born Addicted to Opioids June 15, 2017

Yearly price tag for their care now tops $300 million, researchers report

Many Preemies Don't Struggle in School June 12, 2017

Two-thirds of the tiniest infants were ready for kindergarten, study says

Newborns Sickened With Legionnaire's Disease Via Home Water Birth: CDC June 08, 2017

Arizona investigators say better precautions needed to avoid the potentially deadly infection

Antidepressants During Pregnancy Safe for Baby: Study June 07, 2017

It finds newborns aren't more likely to be irritable, hard to feed or sleepless

Sudden Unexpected Infant Deaths May Be Underestimated: Study June 05, 2017

Lack of standardized death investigations might leave some babies out of official counts

Can Sharing Your Bedroom With Baby Come With Risks? June 05, 2017

Despite latest guidelines, odds of poorer sleep and SIDS are higher, study finds

Air Mattresses Linked to More Than 100 Infant Deaths June 02, 2017

They can mold to a baby's face, leading to suffocation, researchers say

Does Dad Time With Infants Boost Babies' IQ? May 30, 2017

Positive interactions during first few months could enhance thinking skills at age 2, study suggests

Hospital 'Baby Boxes' May Help Prevent SIDS in Newborns May 26, 2017

The innovative take-home gift helped curb the dangerous practice of bed-sharing, study found

Do Daughters Bring Out a Dad's 'Softer Side'? May 25, 2017

Study found men raising toddlers were more responsive, emotional with girls than boys

Is Your Child's Day Care Center Ready for Pandemic Flu? May 16, 2017

Most are not, a U.S. survey finds, despite the lessons of the 2009 'swine flu' outbreak

Fewer SIDS Deaths in U.S., But Gaps Among Racial Groups Remain May 15, 2017

Sudden infant deaths are twice as common for blacks as whites, study finds

Another Reason to Breast-Feed: It's Good for Baby's Belly May 08, 2017

30 percent of beneficial bacteria in infants' intestinal tract comes from breast milk, study finds

Reading to Babies Translates Into More Literate Preschoolers May 04, 2017

Study found moms who read to their infants had children with better vocabulary, reading skills

A Toddler's Screen Time Tied to Speech Delay May 04, 2017

Findings support American Academy of Pediatrics guidelines on technology use by very young children

U.S. Toddlers Eat More French Fries Than Vegetables May 01, 2017

Federal stats show some don't eat any veggies at all, and some infants don't get any breast milk

Happy Mom Means Less Colicky Baby April 28, 2017

Mothers' support system also seems to have protective effect, study suggests

Zika Can Harm Babies' Vision, Too April 18, 2017

Study of 43 South American infants found damage to retinas and optic nerves

Epilepsy: Another Potential Zika Threat to Babies April 17, 2017

CDC team says up to half of infants exposed to the virus develop seizures

Breast-Feeding Success Hinges on Support for Mom, Baby April 11, 2017

Limiting visitors early on and relying on the help of a lactation expert can get mothers off to a good start

'Video Feedback' Program Might Help Treat Autism in Babies April 11, 2017

Therapists help parents learn and better react to their infants' communication style

How to Protect Your Child From Accidental Poisoning April 09, 2017

Kids under 6 account for 1 million calls to U.S. poison control centers a year

Vaccinating Pregnant Moms Protects Babies From Whooping Cough April 03, 2017

Benefit is dramatic for newborns who are too young to be vaccinated, researchers say

Health Risks Grow as Young People Born With HIV Age March 31, 2017

About 10,000 Americans were infected at birth, and many are now young adults with medical issues, study finds

Breast-Feeding May Not Lead to Smarter Preschoolers March 27, 2017

But study suggests that children who were nursed may be less hyperactive at age 3

Young Cancer Survivors Can Face Higher Risk of Pregnancy Complications March 23, 2017

Findings emphasize the importance of counseling these women, before and during pregnancy

U.S. Sees Big Drop in Number of Babies Born With HIV March 20, 2017

Case numbers fell steeply between 2002 and 2013, but even more could be done, experts say

For 'Preemies,' Human Touch May Be a Brain Booster March 16, 2017

Diminished response seen in premature infants who spend weeks in the hospital, study finds

Nearby Day Cares Don't Pose Health Risks to Kids: Study March 15, 2017

Strict immunization requirements kept local whooping cough rates low, researchers say

More Babies in Strollers, Cribs Winding Up in ER: Study March 13, 2017

Concussions driving upswing, with only 1 percent of cases blamed on product failure

The Motherlode of 'Mother Love' Chemicals February 13, 2017

Moms secrete more dopamine when watching their own babies, study finds

Preemies Bombarded With Noise in First Weeks of Life February 09, 2017

But private rooms may not be the solution, study suggests

Dressing Baby for a Safe Winter Drive February 05, 2017

Avoid bulky clothing, American Academy of Pediatrics says

Curbing Excess Weight Gain in Pregnancy May Not Lower Risk for Complications January 27, 2017

Study found no benefit, suggesting that obesity's effects on a pregnancy may begin before conception

Risk of Death Due to Birth Defects Higher If Baby Covered by Medicaid January 26, 2017

Researchers call for better efforts to reduce such tragedies, regardless of family's insurance status

Pediatricians Say No to Wearable Smartphone Baby Monitors January 24, 2017

Sensors in infant clothing that track 'vitals' can cause unnecessary alarm, report says

Most Cow's Milk Baby Formulas Don't Up Risk of Type 1 Diabetes January 19, 2017

But one type of formula may be linked to greater chances if given in week 1, study suggests

For a Colicky Baby, You Might Give Acupuncture a Try January 17, 2017

Treatment with 1 to 5 needles might stop the excessive crying, Swedish researchers say

How to Spot a Common, Potentially Dangerous, Childhood Illness January 12, 2017

Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) is similar to a cold but can lead to complications that include pneumonia

New Guidelines Urge Early Intro to Peanut in High-Risk Infants January 05, 2017

Change in allergy recommendations based on results of groundbreaking trial

Health Care Spending for U.S. Kids Jumped 56 Percent in Less Than 20 Years December 27, 2016

Preventive services in childhood create healthier adults, researcher says

Home Visits Can Help New Parents December 26, 2016

Study finds programs reduce ER trips and doctor appointments

More Than Half of Brazilian Women Avoid Pregnancy Due to Zika Fear December 23, 2016

In excess of 1,800 cases of birth defects linked to the mosquito-borne virus have hit the country so far

Short Course of Antibiotics Not Best for Kids' Ear Infections December 21, 2016

10 days of the medication was twice as effective, study finds

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