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Study Ties Parents' Criticism to Persistent ADHD in KidsFebruary 12, 2016

If harsh comments focus on the child, rather than the behaviors, symptoms may linger, researcher says

Birth Defect Tied to Zika Virus Can Leave Children With Lifetime of Health WoesFebruary 10, 2016

But some with less severe brain defects may live a much more normal life, experts say

Less Than Half of U.S. Babies Receive Flu Vaccine: CDCFebruary 02, 2016

Many parents don't realize how deadly flu can be, expert says

Worldwide Boost in Breast-Feeding Could Save 800,000 Lives: StudyJanuary 29, 2016

Global economy would also benefit from more mothers nursing their babies, study contends

Prenatal Vitamin D Supplements May Not Lower Baby's Asthma Risk: StudyJanuary 26, 2016

But since the nutrient can help ease other ills, supplementation may not be a bad idea, experts say

Rate of Severe Stomach Birth Defect Increased Over Two Decades: CDCJanuary 25, 2016

Gastroschisis, a hole in the abdominal wall, more common in babies born to teen mothers

Acetaminophen Tops List of Accidental Infant PoisoningsJanuary 13, 2016

Other common dangers included cough/cold meds, ibuprofen and diaper rash creams, data shows

Spike in Newborn Drug-Withdrawal Tied to Prenatal Painkiller UseJanuary 13, 2016

Rise in 'neonatal abstinence syndrome' may be due to prescription narcotic use in pregnancy, expert says

Infant Delivery and Feeding Methods Can Affect Gut CompositionJanuary 11, 2016

Study shows vaginal birth and breast-feeding create different intestinal bacteria from C-section and formula

Noisy Electronic Toys May Hamper Babies' Verbal SkillsDecember 23, 2015

Study found that toddlers talk less when their toys talk, sing, light up more

Study Touts Benefits of Group Prenatal CareDecember 21, 2015

Spending time with other pregnant women, sharing experiences may help young mothers-to-be

A Newborn's Heart Attack Shows Heart Can Regrow, RecoverDecember 11, 2015

This case and animal research demonstrate regeneration of cells is possible, researchers say

Infant Weight Gain Linked to Possible Type 1 Diabetes RiskDecember 07, 2015

But study author says it's too soon to recommend changes in feeding practices

Higher Cigarette Taxes Tied to Fewer Infant DeathsDecember 01, 2015

U.S. study suggests pregnant women may be less likely to smoke if tobacco prices are higher

Melatonin Might Help Sleepless Kids With Eczema, Study FindsNovember 24, 2015

But treating skin condition is still best approach, expert says

Ban Crib Bumpers Because of Rising Deaths, Researchers SayNovember 24, 2015

Many of these fatalities were preventable, study reveals

Most First-Time Moms Plan to Follow Vaccine ScheduleNovember 20, 2015

11 percent intend to spread out the recommended inoculations, survey finds

Child Care Centers Offering Too Little Outdoor TimeNovember 20, 2015

Some kids don't even get the hour-a-day minimum, researchers report

Potential Treatment for a Serious Respiratory Infection in KidsNovember 19, 2015

Preliminary study of new drug for RSV yields promising results, experts say

Controversial Fertility Treatment Resulted in Live BirthsNovember 18, 2015

Italian scientists used 'chromosomally abnormal' embryos to produce 6 healthy babies

More Gluten Before Age 2 Linked to Celiac Disease in At-Risk KidsNovember 17, 2015

But it's not clear if limiting the protein in baby's diet would help, experts say

Breast-Feeding Linked to Reduced Risk of Preemie Eye ProblemNovember 16, 2015

Exclusive use of human milk lowers odds of potentially blinding condition by 75 percent, study suggests

How to Keep Your Baby's Slumber SafeNovember 14, 2015

Babies should be placed on their back and in their own bed to sleep, pediatrician advises

Military Deployment Tied to Greater Odds of Child Abuse, NeglectNovember 12, 2015

Periods during and just after deployment are highest risk, study finds

Newborn Probiotic Use Tied to Lower Risk of Type 1 DiabetesNovember 11, 2015

But association was only found in those with the highest genetic risk of the disease

Bystander CPR Helps Some Kids Survive Cardiac ArrestNovember 10, 2015

Unfortunately, infants don't appear to be benefitting, study finds

3-D Computer Modeling Might Improve Children's Heart TransplantsNovember 09, 2015

Technology could help doctors choose a better organ size match, study suggests

Breast-Feeding May Not Help Prevent Allergies in Kids, Study ClaimsNovember 05, 2015

But at least one pediatrician is skeptical of the finding, and urges mothers to breast-feed

Many Parents Unaware of Emergency Plans at Kids' Pre-schoolsOctober 30, 2015

Less than half knew crisis plans are online, poll finds

Singing Better Than Talking for Soothing Cranky Babies, Study FindsOctober 30, 2015

It seems to keep infants happy longer, researchers say

Breast Milk Makeup May Influence Child's Later Weight, Study SaysOctober 28, 2015

Naturally occurring complex carbohydrates could play a role in obesity

Shaken Baby Syndrome Program Didn't Reduce Injuries: StudyOctober 26, 2015

Over 3 years, more than 90 percent of North Carolina parents of newborns participated

Very Young Babies Sense Touch DifferentlyOctober 19, 2015

Study says until 4 months of age, infants can't really place origin of tickle

Newborns Vulnerable to Common Staph Infections: StudyOctober 19, 2015

As great a threat as antibiotic-resistant infections, doctors contend

Many New Moms Still Lack Breast-Feeding Support at WorkOctober 14, 2015

Study finds less than half of workplaces have private space or enough break time to express milk

Weight, Growth Early in Life May Affect Adult BrainOctober 09, 2015

Poor nutrition during childhood tied to poorer sight, hearing, and even thinking later on, study finds

Infants Born to Drug-Abusing Mothers Often Readmitted to HospitalOctober 06, 2015

These babies are often born addicted and have higher risk of breathing, feeding problems, experts say

Hospitals Doing Better Job of Promoting Breast-feeding: CDCOctober 06, 2015

Still, nearly 4 million babies are born each year in U.S., but only 14 percent in 'baby-friendly' hospitals

Gut Bacteria Tied to Asthma Risk in KidsSeptember 30, 2015

Study suggests that antibiotics in infancy might also play a role

Exposure to BPA in Pregnancy Tied to Low Birth Weight in Girls: StudySeptember 25, 2015

But research doesn't prove the chemical caused the lighter weight

Though Rare, Some Disabilities Seen Long After Newborn Heart SurgerySeptember 21, 2015

Study authors suggest a lack of oxygen before the procedure may play a role

More Cavities Seen in Kids of Chronically Stressed MothersSeptember 18, 2015

These moms are less likely to breast-feed, make dental appointments, study finds

Filtered Sunlight May Be Effective Jaundice TherapySeptember 16, 2015

Low-tech treatment might help newborns in developing countries, researchers say

Breast-Feeding Tied to Better Emotion Perception in Some InfantsSeptember 14, 2015

Those at risk for autism showed more social development in small study, but experts said more research is needed

Survival Rates Improve for Extreme 'Preemie' BabiesSeptember 08, 2015

Study also finds fewer complications in infants who survive, but more efforts are needed, experts say

Siblings Now Main Source of Infants' Whooping Cough: CDCSeptember 08, 2015

A change from past years, when Mom posed the biggest risk of infection

Day Care Won't Cause Aggressive Behavior in Child, Study FindsSeptember 01, 2015

Results from children in Norway could reassure working parents

Medical Groups Endorse Early Exposure to Peanut Products for High-Risk InfantsAugust 26, 2015

Interim guidance issued in response to study that found exposure lowered chances of allergy by 80 percent

Parents' Clothing Can Infect Newborns in Intensive CareAugust 25, 2015

Researchers tested for respiratory syncytial virus

New Moms Can Avoid Back Injury When Caring for Their BabiesAugust 25, 2015

Proper lifting techniques are essential for both parents