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Bed-Sharing Linked to SIDS July 14, 2014

Study also finds risk factors for sleep-related death vary with baby's age

Home Nurse Visits May Improve Survival of Moms, Babies July 07, 2014

Deaths were far more common when poor women did not receive follow-up care, study finds

Around the Globe, Mom's Health Key to Newborn's Size July 07, 2014

Study found well-nourished, educated women had similarly sized babies, regardless of where they lived

Dad's Ethnicity May Influence Baby's Birth Weight July 01, 2014

Infants born to foreign-born fathers weighed less at birth, Canadian study finds

Numbing Medications Can Harm Teething Babies, FDA Warns June 26, 2014

Products containing lidocaine or benzocaine have been linked to serious illness and even death, agency says

ER Visits Peak When Kids Barred From Child Care: Study June 23, 2014

Many working parents need doctor's note, can't wait for regular appointment

Too Many U.S. Babies Still Delivered Early Without Medical Need June 23, 2014

Study shows more than 3 percent of early deliveries are non-essential elective procedures

Study Sheds Light on How Immune System Works in Infants June 17, 2014

Finding could lead to vaccines that would better protect babies from diseases, researchers say

FDA Sets Safety Standards for Infant Formula June 09, 2014

Rules call for periodic testing for nutritional content, good manufacturing practices

Too-Clean Homes May Encourage Child Allergies, Asthma: Study June 06, 2014

Exposure to a little dust, dander in infancy might prime tots' immune systems, research finds

Dad's Brain Becomes More 'Maternal' When He's Primary Caregiver: Study May 27, 2014

Regions where emotions are processed get more active, researchers report

New Dialysis Machine Treats Tiniest of Newborns May 23, 2014

Device needed because adult dialysis machines overpower babies' blood vessels, experts say

Placenta Might Have Its Own Helpful Bacteria May 21, 2014

This 'community' may serve crucial role in preparing newborns for life outside the womb, researchers say

Delaying Measles-Related Vaccines May Raise Seizure Risk: Study May 19, 2014

Researchers say findings emphasize importance of following timing guidelines

Flame Retardants Common in Dust at Child Care Centers: Study May 15, 2014

In analysis of 40 California sites, all had chemicals indoors, with higher levels linked to foam furniture

Tips for New Moms on Mother's Day May 09, 2014

FDA experts offer advice on doctor visits, use of medications

Nicotine Poisoning of Infant Highlights 'E-Cig' Dangers, Docs Report May 07, 2014

10-month-old boy was sickened but survived toxic ingestion of liquid used for 'vaping'

Use of Low-Dose Steroid Creams During Pregnancy Won't Affect Baby: Study May 07, 2014

Researchers did find link between low birth weight and high doses of the medications

Mom-to-Be's TV Habits Might Affect Her Child's Weight: Study May 06, 2014

Watching during mealtime, infant feedings may set stage for childhood obesity

Disease Outbreaks May Not Change Minds of Vaccine Opponents May 05, 2014

Study of whooping cough epidemic in Washington state found no rise in immunization of babies

Many Parents Not Following Safe Sleep Practices for Babies May 05, 2014

About one-third don't place infants to sleep on their backs, although that's known to help prevent SIDS

Study Finds Steroids May Not Be Helpful After Infant Liver Surgery May 05, 2014

Evidence points to more complications with the drugs

Whooping Cough Vaccination During Pregnancy Seems Safe: Study May 05, 2014

Preliminary findings suggest Tdap vaccine for mothers-to-be may help protect newborns

Helmets Not Helpful for Babies With 'Flat Head' Syndrome: Study May 02, 2014

Dutch researchers found similar improvement in infants who received no treatment

Pregnancy Ultrasound a Big Bonding Moment for Dads-to-Be April 30, 2014

Fetal image helps men take in reality of pending birth, study suggests

By 9 Months, Baby's Visual Learning Kicks In: Study April 30, 2014

At this age, infants can view pictures, then recognize the objects in real life

Spanking May Be More Common Than Parents Admit April 30, 2014

Small study 'eavesdropped' on family interactions with preschoolers

'Breast Milk Banks' Gain in Popularity April 29, 2014

Experts say they're safer than online milk-sharing sources

Measles on Upswing Despite Vaccines' Effectiveness: CDC April 24, 2014

Vaccination has saved thousands of lives, report says, but outbreaks occurring as some people opt out

Guidelines Aim to Detect More Congenital Heart Defects in Womb April 24, 2014

Picking up problems before birth allows for earlier monitoring, planning, American Heart Association says

1 in 13 U.S. Schoolkids Takes Psych Meds: Report April 24, 2014

More than half of parents said the drugs are helpful

Too Much Codeine Still Prescribed to U.S. Kids: Study April 21, 2014

ERs give potentially dangerous drug to thousands of children each year

Most Medical Devices Approved for Kids Only Tested on Adults: Study April 17, 2014

Children need inclusion in clinical trials to ensure safety, effectiveness, researchers say

Low Birth Weight, Lack of Breast-Feeding Tied to Inflammation Risk in Adulthood April 17, 2014

Study of more than 10,000 people suggests these infants may someday have more health problems

Small Childbirth Change Might Help Prevent Iron Deficiency in Babies: Study April 17, 2014

With mothers holding newborns differently, cord clamping could be delayed, researchers say

Experimental Measles Drug Shows Promise in Animal Trials April 16, 2014

If one day approved to treat people with infection, it might reduce their symptoms, researchers say

Young People With Epilepsy Face Higher Injury Risk: Study April 14, 2014

British researchers found increased odds of fractures, burns, medication poisoning

Crankier Babies May Get More TV Time April 14, 2014

Study didn't look at type of programming or possible effect on kids

Young Dads at Risk of Depressive Symptoms, Study Finds April 14, 2014

But experts stress findings don't mean fatherhood at an early age dooms men to clinical depression

Time Spent With Grandkids Might Boost Women's Brain Power April 11, 2014

But don't overdo it: Study found that too much babysitting was tied to mental decline

Measles Cases Linked to U.S. Adoptions of Chinese Children: CDC April 10, 2014

The highly infectious illness is still endemic in China, so adopted kids should get their shots, experts say

Spotting Cause of Newborn Brain Injury Could Aid Prevention, Report Says April 03, 2014

Some cases of neonatal encephalopathy may be preventable

More Evidence That Probiotics Won't Ease Baby's Colic April 02, 2014

Parents gave Lactobacillus reuteri to colicky infants in study

Smoking Bans Linked to Drop in Premature Births, Kids' Asthma Attacks March 28, 2014

Smoke-free policies offer health benefits for people of all ages, study authors say

Intensive Early Childhood Education May Boost Adult Health March 27, 2014

Study found kids in special program had lower blood pressure and cholesterol levels, weighed less in their 30s

Toddlers Who Sleep Less May Eat More March 25, 2014

Short sleepers might be at greater risk for obesity, study suggests

Gut Bacteria in Preemies Could Lead to Life-Threatening Infections March 21, 2014

Study looked for alternate sources of sepsis, a bloodstream infection sometimes linked to hospital care

More Drug-Resistant Infections Seen in U.S. Children March 20, 2014

Although still uncommon, certain bacteria may need stronger treatment than oral meds, study says

Doctors' Groups Warn Against Underwater Births March 20, 2014

Approach might help with early labor but can pose danger to newborns, ob/gyns and pediatricians say

Health Tip: Childproof Your Home March 18, 2014

To keep little ones safe