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  1. Talking Early to Babies Helps the Brain

    March 26, 2010 -- Words may have special meaning for babies long before they are able to speak. A new study suggests talking to babies as young as 3 months old influences their cognitive development and helps the brain learn to form categories. Researchers found infants who learned to associate word

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  2. Breastfeeding Rates Vary by Race, Region

    March 25, 2010 -- Breastfeeding rates in the U.S. not only vary by race and ethnicity, but geography also plays a role. Nationwide, 54.4% of African-American mothers, 74.3% white mothers, and 80.4% of Hispanic mothers attempted to breastfeed, according to a CDC telephone survey. But the numbers shif

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  3. 1 Million Baby Slings Recalled

     March 24, 2010 -- On the heels of a warning that baby slings can kill infants, Infantino LLC has recalled 1 million of the products in the U.S. and 15,000 in Canada. At least three children died in these slings in 2009: a 7-week-old in Philadelphia, a 6-day old infant in Salem, Ore., and a 3-month-

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  4. CDC: Babies Don't Get Enough Vitamin D

    March 22, 2010 -- As few as one in five formula-fed babies and one in 20 breastfed babies are getting as much vitamin D in their diets as the nation's leading pediatricians' group now calls for, the CDC says. In 2008, the American Academy of Pediatrics doubled its recommended daily intake of the vit

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  5. Would You Bring Your Kids to the Office Full Time?

    By Marisa Cohen When Denise Towne packed her hiking boots and moved from upstate New York to Vermont after graduating high school, she couldn't wait to lose herself in the beautiful scenery, the hiking trails, and all the opportunities to go snowboarding. But it quickly dawned on Denise, now 38, who

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  6. Infant Deaths Spur Baby Sling Warning

    March 12, 2010 - After a spate of infant suffocation deaths, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is warning parents to think twice before putting infants under 4 months of age into baby slings. The CPSC is conducting a full investigation of the once-again-trendy baby carriers. There's been

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  7. How to Avoid Food Allergies in Babies

    March 1, 2010 (New Orleans) -- If one child has food allergies, how can a pregnant woman help ensure her next child won't be affected too? By avoiding exposure to the food her child is allergic is to -- starting in the third trimester and continuing into the second year of life, say researchers from

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  8. Low Serotonin Levels May Be Key to SIDS

    Feb. 2, 2010 -- Lower levels of the hormone serotonin may help explain why some infants succumb to sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS), according to a new study. In the U.S., SIDS deaths have declined by more than 50% since 1990. Experts say that's partly due to practices believed to minimize the ri

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  9. Graco Strollers, Dorel Cribs Recalled

    Jan. 20, 2010 -- Graco has recalled 1.5 million strollers after five children lost fingertips in the canopy hinge. And Dorel Asia has recalled 635,000 cribs after one infant died and six got trapped in the drop side. The Graco strollers being recalled are the company's Passage, Alano, and Spree stro

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  10. Natural Treatment for RSV Infection?

    Dec. 21, 2009 -- A fatty substance found naturally in the lungs may provide a natural defense against respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) infection. New research suggests the substance, a lipid known as POPG, may prevent RSV infection as well as limit the spread of the virus once infection has occurre

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