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  1. Fan in Baby's Room May Lower SIDS Risk

    Oct. 6, 2008 -- Young infants who sleep in bedrooms with fans have a lower risk of sudden infant death syndrome than babies who sleep in less well-ventilated rooms, new research shows. Investigators concluded that sleeping with a fan lowers SIDS risk by more than 70%. Sleeping in a room with an open

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  2. Bisphenol A Tied to Health Problems

    Sept. 16, 2008 -- For the first time, the controversial plastic chemical bisphenol A has been linked to serious health problems -- heart disease and diabetes -- in people. Bisphenol A, also called BPA, is used in polycarbonate plastic -- hard plastic used in products including some baby bottles and

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  3. Bisphenol A: Some Concerns Remain

    Sept. 3, 2008 -- Government scientists today expressed some concern about the plastic chemical bisphenol A -- but about fewer health topics than they noted last spring. Bisphenol A, also called BPA, is found in polycarbonate plastic, including some water bottles and baby bottles, and in epoxy resins

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  4. Kids Poisoned by Adult Prescriptions

    Sept. 2, 2008 -- Most prescriptions carry the warning: "Keep away from children." But did you know that a child could die from swallowing just one dose of a popular painkiller? In recent years, thousands of very young children have swallowed prescription opioid painkillers meant for someone else in

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  5. New Breastfeeding Push at Hospitals

    June 12, 2008 -- Hospitals and birth centers could go further in promoting breastfeeding, the CDC reports. In a new CDC survey, most hospitals and birth centers -- 88% -- say they teach most new moms breastfeeding techniques. But the survey -- completed by more than 2,600 hospitals and birth centers

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  6. Does Breastfeeding Boost IQ?

    May 5, 2008 -- Breastfeeding may make your kid more intelligent, according to the latest study on the subject. Exclusive, long-term breastfeeding improves a child's verbal intelligence and other intelligence measures, says researcher Michael S. Kramer, MD, professor of pediatrics, epidemiology and b

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  7. Group: Few Reasons to Use Soy Formula

    May 5, 2008 -- What's best to feed baby? According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, mother's breast milk still rules. However, the group finds that when the majority of infants in North America are 2 months old, they are getting at least some formula. The AAP has released its revised report on

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  8. FDA Eyes Bisphenol A Concerns

    April 28, 2008 -- The FDA is looking into concerns about the safety of bisphenol A, which is found in polycarbonate plastic (including some baby bottles, water bottles, and other food and drink packaging) and epoxy resins (which line some metal products including canned foods). The FDA has formed an

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  9. Child Neglect Risk High in First Year

    April 3, 2008 -- Nearly 1 million children in the U.S. were victims of abuse or neglect from October 2005 to September 2006, a figure government researchers Thursday called distressing. A federal report also shows that more than 90,000 infants (less than 1 year old) were victims of non-fatal abuse o

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  10. 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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