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  1. 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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  2. 2 Deaths Spur Simplicity Bassinet Alert

    Aug. 29, 2008 -- The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is urging parents and caregivers to stop using certain 3-in-1 and 4-in-1 convertible "close-sleeper/bedside sleeper" bassinets, made by Simplicity Inc. of Reading, Pa., after two babies became entrapped in the bassinet's metal bars and d

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  3. Better Cholesterol From Breastfeeding

    Aug. 8, 2008 -- Breastfed babies may have lower cholesterol levels in adulthood, according to research published in The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition . The analysis -- based on data from 17 studies with about 17,000 participants, some breastfed and some formula-fed -- provides support that

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  4. Death Rates Are Up for Preterm Babies

    July 29, 2008 -- Despite little change in overall infant death rates in recent years, a CDC report shows that deaths directly related to preterm births have increased, especially for non-Hispanic black women. Researchers considered a baby's death preterm-related if the cause occurred in more than 75

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  5. Baby Milk Recommendations Changed

    July 11, 2008 -- There's been a major change in baby nutrition advice, but it's gone nearly unnoticed. This week, the American Academy of Pediatrics changed its recommendation that weaned babies be fed whole milk until they're 2 years old. Inst ead, after weaning, kids at risk of being overweight --

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  6. Baby's Smile a Natural High for Mom

    July 7, 2008 -- Seeing her baby smile may provide a natural high for mom. A new study shows seeing her baby's smile lights up the reward center in a mother's brain. Researchers say understanding that reaction may help explain that special mother-child bond and determine why it sometimes goes wrong.

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  7. Sudden Infant Death Syndrome: New Clue

    July 3, 2008 -- A new clue to the cause of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) comes from baby mice that suddenly die when their brain serotonin levels go haywire. Serotonin is a signaling chemical that has far-reaching effects in the brain and other organs. But while too much or too little serotoni

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  8. How Safe Are Bassinets for Babies?

    June 25, 2008 -- What is the best way to keep a baby sleeping safe and sound while in a bassinet? New research shows that more and more families are using bassinets, although not much is known about how safe they are. A study led by Jodi Pike, MD, and Rachel Moon, MD, of the Children's National Medi

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  9. Alzheimer’s Drug May Help Preemies

    June 24, 2008 -- A drug used to treat older patients with Alzheimer's disease may help protect the youngest premature infants from harm. A new study suggests that Namenda, a drug originally developed to treat Alzheimer's disease, may help break the cycle of brain damage many premature infants face.

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  10. Infant Pain May Be Underestimated

    June 23, 2008 -- Current tools used to tell if young babies are in pain may underestimate how much they are hurting, according to a study published in the June issue of PLoS Medicine. Properly gauging infant pain can be difficult. Health care providers rely on a clinical assessment of factors such a

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