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  1. 'Water Birth' Baby Dies of Legionnaires' Disease

    By Randy Dotinga HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Dec. 17, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A new report on a Texas infant who died from Legionnaires' disease after being born in a whirlpool tub highlights the potential dangers of having a "water birth." It's not clear if the baby was infected with the respira

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  2. CDC Endorses Circumcision for Health Reasons

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Dec. 2, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- U.S. health officials are poised to endorse circumcision as a means of preventing HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Tuesday released its first-ever draft

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  3. Babies Sleep With Soft Bedding Despite SIDS Risk

    By Tara Haelle HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Dec. 1, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Although soft bedding has been linked to an increased risk of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS), more than half of American parents continue to use such bedding for their sleeping babies, according to a new study. Use of so

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  4. Steer Clear of Cold Meds for Babies, FDA Advises

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Nov. 26, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Most babies and young children don't need medicines if they have a cold, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration says. Over-the-counter (OTC) cold and cough medicine should not be given to children younger than 2 because

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  5. Brain Abnormality Spotted in Many SIDS Babies

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Nov. 25, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A brain abnormality may be responsible for more than 40 percent of deaths from sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS), a new study suggests. The abnormality is in the hippocampus, a part of the brain that influences breath

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  6. Baby Strollers Recalled; Finger Amputation Risk

    Nov. 20, 2014 -- Nearly 5 million Graco- and Century-brand baby strollers are being recalled in the United States, Canada and Mexico due to a problem that can result in severe cuts or finger amputation, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission says. The folding hinge on the sides of the recalled

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  7. Baby Wipes Recalled Due to Possible Bacteria

    Oct. 28, 2014 -- Ten brands of baby wipes sold at Walgreens, Sam's Club and other stores nationwide are being voluntarily recalled due to possible bacteria contamination, the company announced Monday. According to Nutek Disposables, Inc., included in the recall are baby wipes sold under the brand na

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  8. Sleeping on Sofa Can Be Deadly for Babies: Study

    By Tara Haelle HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Oct. 13, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- One of the most dangerous places for a sleeping baby is a sofa, according to a new study. Of nearly 8,000 infant sleeping deaths in the United States, researchers found that about 12 percent were sofa-related. And nearly thr

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  9. Many Newborns Have Risky Ride Home From Hospital

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Oct. 10, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Many newborns are at risk on their first trip home from the hospital because their parents install or use car safety seats incorrectly, a new study warns. Researchers looked at 267 families with newborns and found that 93

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  10. Infants' Diet Doesn't Change Celiac Disease Risk

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Oct. 1, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A newborn's risk of developing celiac disease isn't reduced by breast-feeding. Nor will delaying the introduction of a protein found in wheat called gluten to an infant's diet help prevent celiac disease. Those are the

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