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  1. Breastfeeding-Cavities Link Disputed

    Oct. 1, 2007 -- Breastfeeding isn’t likely to cause dental cavities or raise the risk of early childhood tooth decay, according to a new study. Researchers say some reports have linked prolonged breastfeeding with a higher risk of childhood cavities, although there is little evidence to support this

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  2. Jury Still Out on BPA/Plastics Risk

    Aug. 24, 2007 -- The jury is still out on whether there's a health risk from bisphenol A (BPA), a chemical that leaches from plastic baby bottles, food/beverage cans, and many other products. Industry uses more than 6 billion pounds of BPA every year to make the resins that line food cans and the po

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  3. Baby Talk Crosses Language Barriers

    Aug. 22, 2007 -- Baby talk may be the universal language. A new study suggests that people of different cultures recognize baby talk, even if they speak a different language. The results showed indigenous Shuar speakers who had also been taught Spanish in a remote Ecuadoran village were able to dist

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  4. Codeine Warning for Breastfeeding Moms

    Aug. 18, 2007 -- The FDA today warned breastfeeding mothers who take codeine for after-birth pain to carefully watch their babies for signs of life-threatening drug side effects. At risk are infants breastfed by women who are "ultra-rapid metabolizers" of codeine. Such women have a genetic makeup th

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  5. 'Smart Baby' DVDs No Help, May Harm

    Aug. 7, 2007 -- "Smart baby" videos don't help kids before age 2 years -- and may actually slow word learning, a University of Washington study suggests. Frederick J. Zimmerman, PhD, of the child health institute at the University of Washington School of Public Health, and colleagues held long telep

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  6. Breastfeeding Statistics Up, Says CDC

    Aug. 2, 2007 -- Breastfeeding is becoming more common among U.S. moms, but the CDC sees room for improvement. The CDC today reported that in 2004, nearly 74% of U.S. moms began breastfeeding their newborns, about 42% breastfed their 6-month-olds, and 21% breastfed their 1-year-olds. Those figures ar

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  7. Newborn Hearing Test May Predict SIDS

    July 27, 2007 -- A preliminary study suggests that it might be possible to screen newborns for SIDS risk with a hearing test. SIDS (sudden infant death syndrome) is the sudden death of an infant less than 1 year of age that cannot be explained after a thorough investigation. It's the leading cause o

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  8. Most U.S. Newborns Get Screening Tests

    July 11, 2007 - The March of Dimes reports that nearly 90% of U.S. newborns now get recommended screening for serious disorders -- up from 38% only two years ago. In 2004, the American College of Medical Genetics recommended that every newborn baby be screened for 29 genetic or functional disorders

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  9. Smokers' Babies Take on Cotinine

    June 19, 2007 -- The chemical traces of cigarette smoke may show up in babies of parents who smoke, according to a new study. The study shows that cotinine, a chemical released when the body breaks down nicotine, is more abundant in urine samples from smokers' babies than from nonsmokers' children.

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  10. Father's Touch Soothes Newborns

    June 7, 2007 -- After cesarean section (C-section), newborns may cry less and sleep sooner if they rest on dad's chest instead of in a cot, a Swedish study shows. "This valuable information can be used to encourage fathers to provide skin-to-skin care for their babies," write the researchers. They a

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