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Drug Might Help Some Babies With Rare, Fatal Disease December 06, 2016

Spinal muscular atrophy is typically lethal within 2 years, but new treatment offers hope

Rare Infant Seizure Disorder Often Missed December 06, 2016

Parents, doctors may not recognize infantile spasms early enough to prevent brain damage, study finds

Are Catholic Women Less Likely to Breast-Feed? December 06, 2016

Study suggests that possibility, review authors say, but more research needed to confirm findings

A Dirty Little Secret: Hand-Washing Spotty Among Day Care Staffers December 01, 2016

Arkansas study finds just 22 percent follow recommended hygiene procedures

Tracking Blood Sugar in Pregnancy Might Lower Heart Defect Risk for Baby November 14, 2016

Study strengthens tie between gestational diabetes and these congenital anomalies

How to Introduce Your Baby to Food Containing Peanuts November 11, 2016

New guidelines coming soon from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Blood Test May Spot Babies at Risk for Fetal Alcohol Syndrome November 09, 2016

Study singled out infants who showed physical, mental signs of exposure

Big $ Spent Marketing Not-So-Healthy Baby, Toddler Foods: Study November 01, 2016

Of concern are liquid supplements, toddler milk and sweetened snacks, researcher says

Common Vaccine Safe for Mother, Fetus November 01, 2016

Finding should reassure women who get Tdap shot to help protect their infant against whooping cough

Docs: Infants Should Share Parents' Room to Help Prevent SIDS October 24, 2016

Sleeping nearby -- but not in same bed -- advised for first year, pediatricians' group says

Having Baby Too Soon After Weight-Loss Surgery May Raise Risks October 19, 2016

A suitable interval, plus proper nutrition, key to ensuring healthy mom and baby, study finds

Expecting Twins or Triplets? What You Should Know Before They Arrive October 18, 2016

They're double or triple the fun -- and the work -- but having a game plan helps, pediatricians say

Protein in Breast Milk May Reduce Hospital Infections in Preemies October 14, 2016

Lactoferrin is safe for newborns and might prevent pneumonia and meningitis, researchers say

How to Prepare Your Child for a New Brother or Sister October 13, 2016

Children's reactions to family changes depend on their age, pediatric experts advise

Why Parenting May Be More Stressful for Mom October 12, 2016

Mothers are often doing household chores, but dads get more play time with the kids, study finds

Day Care Doesn't Encourage Weight Gain in Kids October 10, 2016

After other factors were weighed, analysis found no link

Most Low-Income Dads Stay Involved With Their Kids: Study October 07, 2016

Working hours may limit parent-child time, but these men aren't 'deadbeat dads,' research finds

U.S. Life Expectancy Lags Behind Other Wealthy Nations October 06, 2016

Diabetes, drugs and guns contribute to disappointing statistics in new global report

Early Introduction of Eggs, Peanuts May Cut Kids' Allergy Risk: Study September 20, 2016

Allergy specialist suggests existing guidelines on introducing foods may be outdated

H1N1 'Swine Flu' Vaccine Unlikely to Raise Birth Defect Risk September 19, 2016

Swedish study finds that babies born to women who got the shot had no overall higher odds

'Baby-Led' Weaning Doesn't Raise Choking Risk: Study September 19, 2016

But only give softened 'finger foods' to infants and watch them while they eat, researcher says

What New Moms Need to Know About Pumping Breast Milk September 11, 2016

Use these safety tips to protect your baby from disease-causing germs

Teach Your Kids to Pick, Prepare and Pack Their School Lunch August 26, 2016

Getting them involved boosts the odds they will actually eat it, experts say

Music Therapy Helps Preemie Babies Thrive August 25, 2016

Mom's singing helps stabilize infant breathing

Zika May Persist for Months in Newborns, Study Shows August 24, 2016

Brazilian infant appeared outwardly fine at birth, but neurological troubles arose later

Gene Test Might Quickly ID Baby's Infection August 23, 2016

Goal is to distinguish between bacterial, viral illness, researchers say

Breast-Feeding Rates Climb, But Many Moms Quit Early: CDC August 23, 2016

American Academy of Pediatrics recommends babies get only breast milk for the first 6 months of life

Steroid Treatments May Boost Preemies' Risk of Eye Problems August 19, 2016

Babies with very low birth weights are often given steroids to improve lung function

Early to Bed, Early to Rise a Back-to-School Challenge August 19, 2016

Sleep expert offers parents some advice

Child Dies in Hot Car Almost Once a Week August 17, 2016

Safe Kids Worldwide says little ones' bodies heat up much faster than adults

2 Kids an Hour Hurt in Strollers, Infant Carriers August 17, 2016

About one-third of these were more serious injuries, study finds

Babies Often Put to Sleep in Unsafe Positions August 15, 2016

About 3,500 U.S. infants still succumb to sudden infant death syndrome each year: CDC

Steep Rise in U.S. Babies Born to Opioid-Addicted Mothers August 11, 2016

Cases of 'neonatal abstinence syndrome' quadrupled between 1999 and 2013, CDC says

What Mom-to-Be Eats Determines Bugs in Baby's Gut: Study August 09, 2016

Scientists say finding is key because these microbes play role in immune system development and more

Toddlers at High Risk of Chemical Eye Burns: Study August 04, 2016

Access to household cleaning products to blame, experts say

Breast-Fed Preemies Do Better on Skills Tests: Study August 03, 2016

Research points up the need to support new mothers' efforts to breast-feed

Babies' Sleep 'Twitching' May Aid Their Development August 02, 2016

Tiny movements help trigger muscle activity, researchers say

Headed to the Pool? Protect Yourself From the Poop July 09, 2016

Bacteria and viruses can make you sick if you don't take precautions, doctor advises

Those Baby 'Milestones' May Have Longer-Term Importance June 27, 2016

Early standing could signal better learning and memory skills in preschool years, research suggests

Boost Minimum Wage and Babies Benefit: Study June 16, 2016

Suggests a $1 increase linked to 4 percent drop in infant deaths, fewer low birth weight babies

Baby Your Baby With Sunscreen June 16, 2016

For starters, apply it at least 15 minutes before heading out, pediatrician advises

Breast-Feeding a Boon to Preemies' Hearts: Study June 14, 2016

Improvements seen in function and size 20 years later

Do Big Bottles Kickstart Infant Weight Issues? June 07, 2016

Smaller baby bottles might help prevent early obesity in formula-fed infants, study suggests

Childhood Vaccinations Rarely Spur Seizures, Study Finds June 06, 2016

Doctors might see 1 case every 5 to 10 years, researchers report

Overweight Kids Eat Only a Bit More Per Meal June 03, 2016

Study finds difference is surprisingly small -- just 11 calories on average

U.S. Teen Birth Rate Continues to Fall, Hits New Record Low June 02, 2016

CDC statistics for 2015 show another 8 percent drop

'Hard' Tap Water Linked to Eczema in Babies June 02, 2016

Skin condition seems more likely in areas with high mineral content in water, study finds

Baby's Early Walking May Mean Stronger Bones as Teen May 31, 2016

Researchers say parents can help improve odds by practicing with toddlers at home

New Test Helps Identify Rare Genetic Diseases in Newborns May 31, 2016

'Next-generation gene sequencing' could speed up the time to a diagnosis, study suggests

Doctors Spot New Vision Problems in Babies Struck by Zika May 25, 2016

Finding adds to growing understanding of damage virus causes in these infants, researchers say

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