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Extreme 'Preemie' Infants at No Higher Risk If Included in Clinical Trials June 16, 2015

Study found similar rates of adverse events

Doctors Worry About Return of Vaccine-Preventable Ills in Kids June 12, 2015

When immunization rates go down, 'herd' immunity also declines, experts note

Babies Who 'Resettle' on Their Own Get Better Sleep June 10, 2015

And that could be a blessing to sleep-starved parents of infants, research suggests

Widespread Vaccination Fights Serious Stomach Infection in Kids: CDC June 09, 2015

Rates of hospitalization with gastroenteritis have tumbled since rotavirus shot launched in 2006

New Moms Gain No Benefit From Eating Placenta, Studies Show June 04, 2015

Researchers say there's also no data at all on possible risks from the practice

Babies Prefer Sound of Other Babies Over Adults May 29, 2015

Researcher says infants may be 'finding their voice'

Delaying Umbilical Cord Clamping Might Boost Child Development May 26, 2015

Fine-motor and social skills slightly improved in boys, but no difference in IQ, researchers say

Fewer U.S. Hospitals Send New Moms Home With Formula May 26, 2015

But CDC survey finds one-third continue the practice, which can undermine breast-feeding efforts

Living at Higher Elevations Linked to SIDS Risk May 25, 2015

Study found odds were doubled, though still very rare even at greater altitudes

More Babies Born to Mothers Addicted to Pain Meds May 22, 2015

Also rising are costs to treat infants' withdrawal symptoms, study says

Local Anesthesia May Be Best for Infants During Surgery May 14, 2015

Study found not putting young patients to sleep tied to fewer breathing problems afterwards

Infectious-Disease Expert Debunks Common Vaccine Myths May 13, 2015

Decades of studies show they are very safe, and highly effective in saving kids from illness and death

New Moms' Codeine Use Down Since Health Warnings May 12, 2015

In rare cases, a woman metabolizes the drug faster, getting too much into breast-milk

Does Mom's Cellphone Startle the Fetus? May 06, 2015

Researchers say yes, but potential consequences are unclear

Preteen Whooping Cough Vaccine Loses Strength Over Time, CDC Finds May 04, 2015

Results help explain recent surge in cases

Sharing Breast Milk May Pose Risks Women Haven't Considered April 30, 2015

Survey shows few ask about health of donor, discuss option with doctor

Whole Blood Best for Youngest Heart Surgery Patients: Study April 30, 2015

Exposure to fewer donors may reduce lifelong risks

3D 'Printout' Device Keeps Very Ill Babies Breathing April 29, 2015

Flexible implant adapts with child's growth, researchers say

Pediatricians Issue New Guidelines for Hospital Release of Newborns April 27, 2015

Doctors should consider baby's health, as well as family readiness and support

Very Young Kids Often Use Tablets, Smartphones, Study Finds April 27, 2015

By age 2, many spend an hour or more a day on mobile devices, but parents have concerns

Baby Swings, Car Seats Not Safe for Sleeping April 24, 2015

To avoid suffocation, put infants down in a crib, expert says

Babies May Be More Sensitive to Pain Than Adults April 21, 2015

Study of newborns upends some longstanding beliefs

Antibiotics May Be Overused in Many Neonatal ICUs, Study Finds April 20, 2015

Big variation seen in prescribing rates, despite little difference in infection rates

Ear Infections Common, But Often Missed, in Infants April 10, 2015

Doctor says irritability, fever and pulling at ears are possible signs

Women Born Early at Greater Risk of Delivering Preemies, Study Suggests April 10, 2015

But most of these women still have their babies at-term, researcher notes

Placenta Test Measures Babies' Exposure to Arsenic April 07, 2015

This type of screening seems as reliable as urine and toenail samples, study says

Surprises Help Babies Learn, Research Finds April 03, 2015

Unpredictable situations seem to make infants more interested in exploring

Simpler Antibiotic Regimen Helps Sick Babies in Developing Nations April 02, 2015

Study findings suggest hospitalization isn't needed

Benefits of Iron Supplements Unclear for Pregnant Women, Young Children March 31, 2015

Task force concludes there's too little information to recommend screening for deficiencies

Scientists Find More Evidence of Breast Milk's Goodness March 31, 2015

It's packed with even a wider level and variety of proteins than that of monkeys, study finds

Gestational Diabetes Drug Might Raise Babies' Complication Risk March 30, 2015

Study links glyburide to more infant intensive care and respiratory distress

Expert Offers Tips to Help Babies With Stuffy Noses March 27, 2015

Humidity and moisture can help prevent and treat congestion

E-Cigarettes May Pose a Risk in Pregnancy and to Children March 27, 2015

Nicotine can harm developing brains, experts say

Ebola May Hit Young Children Hardest, Study Finds March 25, 2015

Babies, toddlers get sick faster and die sooner than older children and adults, study finds

Fetal Faces Seem to React to Mom's Smoking March 25, 2015

In study, 4-D scans show more mouth movement, facial touching in presence of nicotine

Dad's Depression Affects Toddler's Behavior, Too March 18, 2015

Study found a father's moods might increase risk of his youngster's anxiety, sadness

Breast-Fed Babies May Be Smarter, Richer Adults, Study Suggests March 18, 2015

But many factors determine IQ, not just mother's milk, experts note

Common Antiseptic Can Prevent Infant Deaths, Study Says March 06, 2015

Findings useful for home births in developing countries

Painkiller-Addicted Babies a Growing U.S. Concern, Especially in Fla. March 06, 2015

Newborns suffering from neonatal abstinence syndrome go through a difficult withdrawal

14 Percent of Toddlers May Be Drinking Coffee March 04, 2015

Boston survey also found that 2.5 percent of 1-year-olds get a java jolt

Doctors Often Yield to Parents' Requests to Delay Kids' Vaccines March 02, 2015

But most believe it puts children at risk, study finds

When Babies Spit Up, Don't Panic February 27, 2015

Expert offers tips on lowering chances of episodes, knowing when to worry

1 in 5 Preemies With Lung Disease Exposed to Secondhand Smoke February 27, 2015

22 percent were from what parents said were nonsmoking homes, study finds

Arsenic in Well Water Can Raise Level in Baby Formula: Study February 23, 2015

Researchers found overall amounts low, but recommend testing privately supplied tap water

Plastics Chemical Tied to Changes in Boys' Reproductive Development February 19, 2015

Study links exposure in womb to condition that may increase later infertility risk

Heart Drug Clears Up 'Strawberry' Birthmarks February 18, 2015

Study suggests propranolol as a new option to treat infantile hemangioma

Preschoolers May Not Need Naps, Review Reports February 18, 2015

Enforcing naps after children naturally outgrow them leads to less sleep overall

Sleep Group Updates Shuteye Guidelines February 17, 2015

Biggest changes for babies and seniors

Study Links Antibiotics to Digestive Complication in Infants February 16, 2015

Risk, though small, appears highest when medications given in first 6 weeks, researchers report

Dentists Offer Tips to Keep Young Children Cavity-Free February 15, 2015

Snacking 24/7 can lead to serious decay

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