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If Mom Has Rheumatoid Arthritis, Baby May Develop It, Too December 11, 2017

Window Blinds: A Silent Killer in Your Home December 11, 2017

Lock Eyes With Your Baby, Synchronize Brain Waves? December 01, 2017

Newborns in Pain Might Not Show It November 30, 2017

Babies Start Connecting Words Early On November 21, 2017

Most U.S. Parents Can't Find Good Childcare: Survey November 20, 2017

How to Spot the Virus That Puts Some Babies in the Hospital November 19, 2017

Prolonged Breast-Feeding May Guard Against Teen Eczema November 13, 2017

Breast-Feeding Bond Lingers for Mom October 31, 2017

Even Partial Breast-Feeding for First Few Months Lowers SIDS Risk October 31, 2017

Tiny Opioid Victims: Addicted Moms-to-Be Transmit Hepatitis C October 26, 2017

Conjoined Twins Separated in Medically, Ethically Complex Surgery October 25, 2017

One child was dependent on her sister and had little chance of survival

Ob/Gyns Warn Against 'Vaginal Seeding' Trend for Newborns October 25, 2017

Transferring microbes from the mom to her infant born via C-section comes with infection risk

Breast Milk May Arrive Late for Obese New Moms October 24, 2017

Study finds delays beyond typical 3-day start to production in larger women

Higher Doses of Vitamin D May Boost Preemies' Bone Health October 18, 2017

Doubling amount given also improved their growth

Antibody Injections in Pregnancy Might Shield Fetus From Zika October 04, 2017

But experimental treatment only tested in monkeys so far, researchers say

'Sleep Positioners' a Danger to Baby: FDA October 04, 2017

Infants should always be put to sleep on their back on a firm, bare surface

When Adults Show Determination, Babies Copy September 21, 2017

'It's OK to let your kids see you sweat,' researcher says

Could Pests, Dust Lower Kids' Odds for Asthma? September 21, 2017

Inner-city study found early exposure to cockroaches and mice droppings seemed protective

Parents Getting Better at Using Car Seats Safely September 15, 2017

But older kids often miss out on booster seats

Vision Problems Common in Babies Infected With Zika September 14, 2017

Impairments range in severity, two studies found

'Microbiomes' May Hold Key to Kids' Ear Infections September 13, 2017

Germ communities in the middle ear differ greatly between affected and unaffected people, study shows

Breast-Feeding Linked to Lower Endometriosis Risk September 08, 2017

Hormonal changes may play a role, researchers say

Be Cautious Going Home After Hurricane Harvey September 07, 2017

Electrocution and carbon monoxide poisoning are risks in flooded homes, American Thoracic Society says

Researchers Find Genes Linked to Preterm Birth September 06, 2017

They also found that low selenium may play a role in early delivery, but these findings need to be replicated

Does General Anesthesia Affect Babies' Brains? September 01, 2017

Small study finds reduction in white matter among children operated on as infants

Some Newborns Don't Get Heart Defect, Hearing Loss Tests August 25, 2017

Such screens are critical to early intervention efforts, CDC officials say

Too Many Babies Still Placed on Stomach to Sleep: Study August 21, 2017

Pediatric experts recommend infants always sleep on their backs to avoid SIDS

Anti-Vaccine Family Members, Friends Spur Many Moms to Delay Baby's Shots August 18, 2017

Study found even if pregnant women later hear better info from docs, they may still wait on immunizations

Parents of Preemies End Up Just Fine: Study August 11, 2017

When kids are grown, quality of life is the same as for parents of babies born full-term

Therapy for Kids With Autism Pays Off for Moms, Dads August 11, 2017

Study found when parents become therapy partners, they become less depressed, learn to keep emotions in check

Low Blood Sugar in Newborns Tied to Brain Problems Later August 08, 2017

These babies 2 to 3 times more apt to struggle with planning, memory, attention at age 4, study finds

How Preschoolers Begin Learning the Rules of Reading, Spelling August 07, 2017

Exposing them to written words early on will give them a strong start, researcher says

Picky Eater? It Might Just Be Your Child's Personality August 04, 2017

Temperament determines which kids will resist new foods, study suggests

Can Breast Milk Feed a Love of Vegetables? August 04, 2017

Think of it as an early stealth strategy in the war against picky eating, researchers say

Breast-Feeding Lowers Mom's Breast Cancer Risk: Study August 01, 2017

It also reduces the child's future cancer risk, cancer institute reports

Recent Flu Shot Shouldn't Prevent Vaccination During Pregnancy August 01, 2017

Study rebuts concerns about multiple vaccination timing

Despite Warnings, Kids Are Still Dying in Hot Cars July 14, 2017

Even on a 60-degree day, a small child's body temperature can quickly rise

No Sign That Antidepressants in Pregnancy Harm Kids' Brains: Study July 12, 2017

Large Swedish study found no link between mom's use of the drugs and kid's intellectual disability

Soft Contact Lenses Safe for Kids and Teens, Review Finds July 05, 2017

Infection rates no higher than for adults, and actually lowest for younger kids

Widening 'Race Gap' in U.S. Infant Deaths July 03, 2017

After years of progress, there's been a recent rise in deaths for black babies, study finds

Probiotic Supplements Failed to Prevent Babies' Infections July 03, 2017

Benefits of breast-feeding might have overshadowed any potential protective effects, doctors suggest

A Baby's Skin No Match for the Sun June 23, 2017

Shade, clothes and hats offer little ones safe protection, pediatric dermatologist says

Breast-Feeding Tied to Lower Heart, Stroke Risk for Mom June 21, 2017

Study finds the longer a woman does it, the lower her risk drops

Could You Raise a 'No-Diaper' Baby? June 21, 2017

Physician couple found it's possible, but daycare workers and babysitters may not want to give it a go

Most Mothers Have Been Victims of 'Mommy-Shaming,' Poll Finds June 19, 2017

Criticism of parenting skills usually comes from family members, on topics from discipline to diet

Time for Some Summer Sun Safety Tips June 18, 2017

Pediatricians offer advice on preventing sunburns, other warm weather problems

Health Tip: Children and Thumbsucking June 16, 2017

It may affect dental health

Medical Costs Soar for U.S. Babies Born Addicted to Opioids June 15, 2017

Yearly price tag for their care now tops $300 million, researchers report

Many Preemies Don't Struggle in School June 12, 2017

Two-thirds of the tiniest infants were ready for kindergarten, study says

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