July 14, 2014: Bed-Sharing Linked to SIDS
Study also finds risk factors for sleep-related death vary with baby's age

July 07, 2014: Home Nurse Visits May Improve Survival of Moms, Babies
Deaths were far more common when poor women did not receive follow-up care, study finds

July 07, 2014: Around the Globe, Mom's Health Key to Newborn's Size
Study found well-nourished, educated women had similarly sized babies, regardless of where they lived

July 01, 2014: Dad's Ethnicity May Influence Baby's Birth Weight
Infants born to foreign-born fathers weighed less at birth, Canadian study finds

June 26, 2014: Numbing Medications Can Harm Teething Babies, FDA Warns
Products containing lidocaine or benzocaine have been linked to serious illness and even death, agency says

June 23, 2014: ER Visits Peak When Kids Barred From Child Care: Study
Many working parents need doctor's note, can't wait for regular appointment

June 23, 2014: Too Many U.S. Babies Still Delivered Early Without Medical Need
Study shows more than 3 percent of early deliveries are non-essential elective procedures

June 17, 2014: Study Sheds Light on How Immune System Works in Infants
Finding could lead to vaccines that would better protect babies from diseases, researchers say

June 09, 2014: FDA Sets Safety Standards for Infant Formula
Rules call for periodic testing for nutritional content, good manufacturing practices

June 06, 2014: Too-Clean Homes May Encourage Child Allergies, Asthma: Study
Exposure to a little dust, dander in infancy might prime tots' immune systems, research finds

May 27, 2014: Dad's Brain Becomes More 'Maternal' When He's Primary Caregiver: Study
Regions where emotions are processed get more active, researchers report

May 23, 2014: New Dialysis Machine Treats Tiniest of Newborns
Device needed because adult dialysis machines overpower babies' blood vessels, experts say

May 21, 2014: Placenta Might Have Its Own Helpful Bacteria
This 'community' may serve crucial role in preparing newborns for life outside the womb, researchers say

May 19, 2014: Delaying Measles-Related Vaccines May Raise Seizure Risk: Study
Researchers say findings emphasize importance of following timing guidelines

May 15, 2014: Flame Retardants Common in Dust at Child Care Centers: Study
In analysis of 40 California sites, all had chemicals indoors, with higher levels linked to foam furniture

May 09, 2014: Tips for New Moms on Mother's Day
FDA experts offer advice on doctor visits, use of medications

May 07, 2014: Nicotine Poisoning of Infant Highlights 'E-Cig' Dangers, Docs Report
10-month-old boy was sickened but survived toxic ingestion of liquid used for 'vaping'

May 07, 2014: Use of Low-Dose Steroid Creams During Pregnancy Won't Affect Baby: Study
Researchers did find link between low birth weight and high doses of the medications

May 06, 2014: Mom-to-Be's TV Habits Might Affect Her Child's Weight: Study
Watching during mealtime, infant feedings may set stage for childhood obesity

May 05, 2014: Disease Outbreaks May Not Change Minds of Vaccine Opponents
Study of whooping cough epidemic in Washington state found no rise in immunization of babies

May 05, 2014: Many Parents Not Following Safe Sleep Practices for Babies
About one-third don't place infants to sleep on their backs, although that's known to help prevent SIDS

May 05, 2014: Study Finds Steroids May Not Be Helpful After Infant Liver Surgery
Evidence points to more complications with the drugs

May 05, 2014: Whooping Cough Vaccination During Pregnancy Seems Safe: Study
Preliminary findings suggest Tdap vaccine for mothers-to-be may help protect newborns

May 02, 2014: Helmets Not Helpful for Babies With 'Flat Head' Syndrome: Study
Dutch researchers found similar improvement in infants who received no treatment

April 30, 2014: Pregnancy Ultrasound a Big Bonding Moment for Dads-to-Be
Fetal image helps men take in reality of pending birth, study suggests

April 30, 2014: By 9 Months, Baby's Visual Learning Kicks In: Study
At this age, infants can view pictures, then recognize the objects in real life

April 30, 2014: Spanking May Be More Common Than Parents Admit
Small study 'eavesdropped' on family interactions with preschoolers

April 29, 2014: 'Breast Milk Banks' Gain in Popularity
Experts say they're safer than online milk-sharing sources

April 24, 2014: Measles on Upswing Despite Vaccines' Effectiveness: CDC
Vaccination has saved thousands of lives, report says, but outbreaks occurring as some people opt out

April 24, 2014: Guidelines Aim to Detect More Congenital Heart Defects in Womb
Picking up problems before birth allows for earlier monitoring, planning, American Heart Association says

April 24, 2014: 1 in 13 U.S. Schoolkids Takes Psych Meds: Report
More than half of parents said the drugs are helpful

April 21, 2014: Too Much Codeine Still Prescribed to U.S. Kids: Study
ERs give potentially dangerous drug to thousands of children each year

April 17, 2014: Most Medical Devices Approved for Kids Only Tested on Adults: Study
Children need inclusion in clinical trials to ensure safety, effectiveness, researchers say

April 17, 2014: Low Birth Weight, Lack of Breast-Feeding Tied to Inflammation Risk in Adulthood
Study of more than 10,000 people suggests these infants may someday have more health problems

April 17, 2014: Small Childbirth Change Might Help Prevent Iron Deficiency in Babies: Study
With mothers holding newborns differently, cord clamping could be delayed, researchers say

April 16, 2014: Experimental Measles Drug Shows Promise in Animal Trials
If one day approved to treat people with infection, it might reduce their symptoms, researchers say

April 14, 2014: Young People With Epilepsy Face Higher Injury Risk: Study
British researchers found increased odds of fractures, burns, medication poisoning

April 14, 2014: Crankier Babies May Get More TV Time
Study didn't look at type of programming or possible effect on kids

April 14, 2014: Young Dads at Risk of Depressive Symptoms, Study Finds
But experts stress findings don't mean fatherhood at an early age dooms men to clinical depression

April 11, 2014: Time Spent With Grandkids Might Boost Women's Brain Power
But don't overdo it: Study found that too much babysitting was tied to mental decline

April 10, 2014: Measles Cases Linked to U.S. Adoptions of Chinese Children: CDC
The highly infectious illness is still endemic in China, so adopted kids should get their shots, experts say

April 03, 2014: Spotting Cause of Newborn Brain Injury Could Aid Prevention, Report Says
Some cases of neonatal encephalopathy may be preventable

April 02, 2014: More Evidence That Probiotics Won't Ease Baby's Colic
Parents gave Lactobacillus reuteri to colicky infants in study

March 28, 2014: Smoking Bans Linked to Drop in Premature Births, Kids' Asthma Attacks
Smoke-free policies offer health benefits for people of all ages, study authors say

March 27, 2014: Intensive Early Childhood Education May Boost Adult Health
Study found kids in special program had lower blood pressure and cholesterol levels, weighed less in their 30s

March 25, 2014: Toddlers Who Sleep Less May Eat More
Short sleepers might be at greater risk for obesity, study suggests

March 21, 2014: Gut Bacteria in Preemies Could Lead to Life-Threatening Infections
Study looked for alternate sources of sepsis, a bloodstream infection sometimes linked to hospital care

March 20, 2014: More Drug-Resistant Infections Seen in U.S. Children
Although still uncommon, certain bacteria may need stronger treatment than oral meds, study says

March 20, 2014: Doctors' Groups Warn Against Underwater Births
Approach might help with early labor but can pose danger to newborns, ob/gyns and pediatricians say

March 18, 2014: Health Tip: Childproof Your Home
To keep little ones safe