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  1. Say What? Tots Watch Bilingual Talk

    May 24, 2007 -- Just by reading grown-ups' faces, babies may notice when bilingual adults shift from one language to another, a new study shows. The study, published in the journal Science, included 96 healthy, full-term babies aged 4 months, 6 months, and 8 months. Some of the babies were from fami

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  2. Preterm Birth May Raise Diabetes Risk

    May 16, 2007 -- Preterm babies born at very low birth weight may be more prone blood sugar problems as young adults. That news comes from researchers in Finland, including Petteri Hovi, MD, of Finland's National Public Health Institute. They studied 332 young adults who were 18-27 years old. The gro

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  3. Baby Car Seat/Carrier Recalled

    May 10, 2007 - Evenflo Embrace Infant Car Seat/Carriers have been recalled because of a faulty handle that suddenly releases and dumps babies to the ground. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission says there have been 679 reports of the handle on the car seat/carriers unexpectedly releasing. The

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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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