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  1. Breastfeeding and Later Obesity

    April 24, 2007 -- Breastfed babies are just as likely to grow up to be overweight adults as babies who are bottle fed, new research shows. Results from a study involving more than 35,000 female nurses seem to contradict earlier research, which prompted government health officials to recommend breast

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  2. Breastfed Kids Become Social Climbers

    Feb. 14, 2007 -- Breastfed babies are likely to become better educated and more upwardly mobile adults than their bottle-fed peers, according to a new British study. The study began in 1937 and tracked 1,414 British children into late adulthood. It found those breastfed as infants were 41% more like

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  3. Car Seat Safety: Watch Infants

    Dec. 7, 2006 -- Parents should keep an eye on infants in car seats to make sure the babies are breathing properly, researchers say after reports of some problems. Nine healthy babies had "apparently life-threatening" breathing problems while sleeping in car seats, the researchers say. All of the bab

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  4. 6 Salmonella Risk Factors for Babies

    Dec. 4, 2006 -- Salmonella infection strikes babies more than any other age group, and many of these cases may be preventable. Researchers from the CDC, FDA, and seven state health departments report that news in Pediatrics. The scientists included Timothy Jones, MD, of Tennessee's health department

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  5. Babies May Be Soothed by Massage

    Nov. 10, 2006 -- Massage may help infants relax, sleep better, and cry less, shows a study in The Cochrane Library. The researchers included Angela Underdown, MSc, associate professor at the Institute of Education at England's University of Warwick. They reviewed 23 studies on infant massage, mainly

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  6. Why Bed Sharing May Up SIDS Risk

    Nov. 8, 2006 -- Babies who die of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) while sharing beds may have a risky sleep profile, a new study shows. SIDS is the sudden and unexplained death of an infant under 1 year of age. Its exact cause isn't known. The new study, published in Pediatrics, comes a year aft

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  7. Clue to Sudden Infant Death Syndrome

    Oct. 31, 2006 - Researchers have identified a brain defect they think is a major contributor to sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS). The findings provide the strongest evidence yet of a specific neurological cause for SIDS, a little-understood condition that kills roughly 2,500 infants each year in

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  8. Bigger Head, Smarter Baby?

    Oct. 13, 2006 -- A child's intelligence may partly be reflected by how much his or her head grows by age 1. That news comes from researchers in England including Catherine Gale, PhD, of the University of Southampton. "The brain volume a child achieves by the age of 1 year helps determine later intel

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  9. Breastfed Babies Aren't Smarter

    Oct. 3, 2006 -- Do breastfed babies become brainier kids? Some studies say yes, but new research shows no direct link between breastfeeding and intelligence later in life. In the largest study ever to address the issue, researchers found a positive impact for breastfeeding on intelligence only when

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  10. Breastfed Babies Less Overweight

    Sept. 26, 2006 -- Breastfed babies are less likely to grow into overweight children than those fed formula, even if their mothers are obese or have diabetes, research confirms. Exclusively breastfed babies had roughly a 34% reduced risk of being overweight during childhood, compared to children excl

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