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  1. Vitamin D May Cut Child Diabetes Risk

    March 12, 2008 -- Infants who get vitamin D supplements have a lower risk of getting type 1 diabetes, a small study suggests. The study was not a clinical trial. Researchers Christos S. Zipitis, MBChB, of NHS Foundation Trust, and Anthony K. Akobeng, MBChB, combined data from five studies that looke

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  2. 24,000 Cribs Recalled for Fall Risk

    Feb. 29, 2008 -- Do you have a crib at home? Check it to see if it's subject to a new crib recall, and to make sure it's set up for infant safety. The new crib recall, issued by Munire Furniture, includes about 24,000 of the following wooden cribs made between Nov. 1, 2005, and Nov. 1, 2007: Majesti

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  3. Baby Shampoo Awash in Chemicals?

    Feb. 4, 2008 -- New research suggests a link between the use of baby lotions, powders, and shampoos and higher levels of potentially harmful manmade chemicals known as phthalates in infants. Researchers reported that babies exposed to all three products had levels of three different phthalate metabo

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  4. Hot Liquid Ups BPA From Plastic Bottles

    Jan. 30, 2008 -- Pouring boiling liquid into reusable water bottles or baby bottles made of polycarbonate plastic causes a much faster release of the estrogen-mimicking chemical bisphenol A, new research shows. University of Cincinnati researchers reported that exposure to boiling water caused polyc

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  5. Breastfeeding May Lower Allergy Risk

    Jan. 7, 2008 -- Exclusive breastfeeding for at least four months may help prevent asthma, eczema, and food allergies in high-risk babies, but there is little evidence that delaying the introduction of specific foods makes a difference, the nation's leading group of pediatricians now says. In a newly

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  6. Persistence Key to Kids Eating Veggies

    Dec. 3, 2007 -- Show kids the veggies, and they will eat them. That's the message of a new study showing babies as young as 4 months old will eat green beans after a few tries. Researchers found the more green beans the babies saw, the more likely they were to eat them and eventually enjoy them, eve

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  7. Babies a Good Judge of Character

    Nov. 21, 2007 -- Babies too young to talk may be old enough to tell who's helpful and who's not -- and to act on that knowledge. So say researchers at Yale University's psychology department, including graduate student J. Kiley Hamlin. "Our results suggest that infants, just like adults, are able to

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  8. Caffeine Really Helps Premature Babies

    Nov. 7, 2007 -- Caffeine, the standard treatment for breathing problems in premature infants, really does work, an international study shows. With official publication of the findings in the Nov. 7 issue of The New England Journal of Medicine, obstetricians are breathing better, too. Caffeine has be

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  9. Too Many Babies Take Anti-Reflux Drugs

    Nov. 5, 2007 -- Too many babies who don't need anti-reflux drugs are being treated with them for normal spitting up and vomiting, new research suggests. When 44 infants with persistent regurgitation were evaluated for gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), only eight met the accepted diagnostic cri

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  10. Breastfeeding Doesn't Make Breasts Sag

    Oct. 29, 2007 -- Breastfeeding doesn't increase breast sagging, a new study shows. "Expectant mothers should be reassured that breastfeeding does not appear to have an adverse effect upon breast appearance," report University of Kentucky plastic surgeon Brian Rinker, MD, and colleagues. They intervi

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