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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

What Really Works to Help Baby Sleep May 24, 2016

Two long-recommended methods seem effective and bring no psychological harm, study finds

Giving Certain Foods Early May Cut Allergy Risk May 18, 2016

Study supports turnaround in thinking about peanuts, eggs and milk

Mouse Models Reveal How Zika Infects Fetuses May 11, 2016

Virus attacks placenta first, then fetus, study shows

Artificial Sweeteners During Pregnancy May Make for Heavier Infants May 09, 2016

Study found women who used them every day had babies who were twice as likely to be overweight by age 1 year

Swaddling May Increase Chances of SIDS May 09, 2016

Study found wrapping blanket tightly around sleeping baby raised risk by almost 60 percent

5 Tips for New Moms May 08, 2016

Talk to a doctor before giving babies any vitamins or medications, FDA says

Babies Not Natural Mimics May 06, 2016

Small study shows they aren't born with the ability to copy others, but they learn quickly

Could Infant Colds, Other Infections Raise Type 1 Diabetes Risk? May 03, 2016

Study suggests a link, but researchers still don't understand the potential mechanisms

Expectant Mom's Flu Shot Protects 2 May 03, 2016

Infants benefit when a woman gets her influenza immunization during pregnancy, study confirms

Mild Air Pollution of Concern in Pregnancy April 28, 2016

Study found risk for a leading cause of premature birth began below EPA standards

Day Care Babies Catch Stomach Bugs Earlier, But Get Fewer Later April 26, 2016

Protective effect seen from preschool to age 6, study says

Music Might Give Babies' Language Skills a Boost April 25, 2016

Small study suggests an effect, but just how long it may last is unclear

Babies Fed Rice-Based Cereals Have Higher Arsenic Levels, Study Finds April 25, 2016

To avoid potential harm, experts recommend consuming a variety of grains early in life

Temporarily Turning Blue Sometimes Normal for Babies, Doctors Say April 25, 2016

American Academy of Pediatrics refines guideline on what's called a 'brief resolved unexplained event'

Teen Moms May Ignore Advice for Helping Babies Sleep Safely April 21, 2016

Awareness of SIDS risk didn't spur young mothers to follow recommendations, study finds

Caring for Baby's Teeth Starts Before Birth April 05, 2016

Expert shares timeline for child's dental health

FDA Suggests Limit for Arsenic in Infant Rice Cereal April 01, 2016

The element occurs naturally in soil and water; rice plants absorb it more than other crops, agency says

Antibiotics Don't Boost Baby's Weight: Study March 22, 2016

Contrary to what happens in animals, infection-fighting drugs won't cause excess pounds, researchers say

Scientists Use Stem Cells to Correct Infant Cataracts March 09, 2016

Leaving these cells behind during removal of damaged tissue led to regeneration of new, clear lens

Special Infant Formulas Don't Shield Against Asthma, Allergies: Study March 09, 2016

Review of nearly 70 years of data found no protective effect; experts urge breast-feeding instead

Supervised Exposure Therapy for Peanut Allergy Lasts, Study Finds March 04, 2016

Even after a year-long break, kids maintained their tolerance

Vitamin D While Pregnant Won't Boost Most Infants' Bone Health, Study Says March 02, 2016

Only babies born in winter might benefit from mom's 'sunshine vitamin' supplements

Paid Family Leave Tied to Decline in Child Abuse February 26, 2016

California study found hospital admissions for abuse-linked head injuries dropped after policy enacted

More Hospitals Offer Donor Breast Milk to Help Preemie Babies February 22, 2016

Practice may boost breast-feeding, reduce dangerous gut infections, study says

Teething Makes Babies Cranky, But Not Sick: Review February 18, 2016

But if infant has a fever while first teeth break through gums, it most likely points to illness, doctors say

Prenatal Diet Rich in Vitamin D May Cut Allergy Risk in Kids: Study February 17, 2016

But supplements don't offer the same protection, researchers say

Study Ties Parents' Criticism to Persistent ADHD in Kids February 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 Woes February 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: CDC February 02, 2016

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

Worldwide Boost in Breast-Feeding Could Save 800,000 Lives: Study January 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: Study January 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: CDC January 25, 2016

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

Acetaminophen Tops List of Accidental Infant Poisonings January 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 Use January 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 Composition January 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 Skills December 23, 2015

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

Study Touts Benefits of Group Prenatal Care December 21, 2015

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