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  1. Parents' Clothing Can Infect Newborns in ICU

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Aug. 25, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The clothing of parents and visitors may spread dangerous respiratory infections to infants in an neonatal intensive care unit (NICU), a Australian study suggests. Four percent of swabs taken from the personal clothing of

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  2. Breast-Feeding May Pass Common Chemical to Baby

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Aug. 21, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- New mothers may inadvertently pass industrial chemicals along to their babies through breast-feeding, which might lower the effectiveness of some childhood vaccinations, researchers report. The class of chemicals, called

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  3. Shorter Women, Higher Odds for Preterm Birth?

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Aug. 18, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A pregnant woman's height may affect her risk for preterm birth, a new study suggests. Researchers looked at data on nearly 3,500 Nordic women and their babies. They found that shorter mothers had shorter pregnancies, sma

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  4. Vaccine Combo Promising Against RSV Infection

    By Randy Dotinga HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Aug. 12, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Researchers report they are closer to finding a vaccine for respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), a common illness that few recognize by name but one that's a major cause of lower respiratory infection in babies and the el

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  5. New Moms Often Get Poor Advice on Baby Care: Study

    By Tara Haelle HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, July 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- New mothers get conflicting advice from medical professionals, family members and the media when it comes to key parenting topics, a recent study found. And that advice often goes against American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP)

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  6. Tips for Bottle-Feeding Your Baby on the Go

    Baby's first outing: It's a milestone that you don't hear much about because it's more of a feat for the parents to achieve than their infants. It doesn't matter if you take your baby to the park for an afternoon, to the beach for a week, or clear across the country. You'll need to be ready to feed

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  7. Breast-Feeding Tied to Healthier Arteries

    By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, July 8, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Young women who breast-feed may have healthier-looking arteries years later, compared with those who bottle-feed their babies, a new study finds. It has long been reported that breast-feeding is the healthiest option for ba

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  8. Breast-Feeding May Have Dental Benefits for Kids

    By Tara Haelle HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, June 15, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The more babies breast-feed, the less likely it is that they will develop any kind of misalignment in their teeth later on, a new study shows. But pacifiers can negate some of that potential benefit, even if the children are

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  9. Superior Visual Ability Seen in Kids With Autism

    By Tara Haelle HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, June 11, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Exceptional visual perception might be an early hallmark of autism, which could help predict a child will be diagnosed with the developmental disability, a new British study suggests. Infants who more quickly perceived a m

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  10. 'Fracking' Linked to Low Birth Weight Babies

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, June 3, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Living close to a high number of "fracked" natural gas wells may be linked to an increased risk of having a lower birth weight baby, according to a new study of Pennsylvania birth rates. High-volume hydraulic fracturing

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